Friday, November 9, 2018

Relese Blitz: Hope About No by Lani Lynn Vale

Wade had everything he could ever want in life...then he lost it.

Now, his life—his forever girl—is living in a house he built for her while he’s struggling to move on and find meaning where there isn’t any to be found.

Landry Hill was his girl. his everything. His high school sweetheart. His first kiss. His first and only love. His old lady and wife

Then one day he does something monumentally stupid. And she walks away knowing she’ll never come back.

Fast forward five years, and he’s still just as in love with her now as he was when she left. The only problem is that she’s moved on with her life, found a new man, and seemingly forgotten him. Then there’s Wade—stuck in the same awful place where she abandoned him. The only thing he has left is his job as a police office and the Bear Bottom MC.

Just when they both think things can’t get any worse, life kicks them both in the teeth, and Landry finds out really quick that the only person she can depend on is the one that let her walk away.

With understanding comes a deal. One that Landry has no hope of ever breaking free from, and one Wade will do everything in his power to make a reality.

But one thing is still certain. The force that split them apart is still out there. And there’s no hope of escaping fate.

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Wade Johnson has the Bear Bottom Guardians MC and his job as a cop. What he doesn't have? His wife, not ex-wife, Landry Marine. It's been two years since he messed up and Landry divorced him. Two years of regret and living his life alone. Meanwhile, Landry seems to have moved on and has a new man in her life.

Landry's life isn't exactly what Wade seems to think it is, but she's not about to set him straight. She had a brutal childhood and while she thought she had found someone who loved her for herself she found out that he too would put someone else before her wishes. She spent her whole life yearning for the time when she could live the life she wanted, making her own choices for that life. Then the love of her life, Wade, made her feel insignificant again.

I'd been two years since our divorce had been finalized, and each month-hell, each day-had been an exercise in control. 
I missed my best friend. 

When Wade is shot and hurt, Landry doesn't hesitate to reach his side. He may be her ex, but he's still her love.

I was not living my life for anyone else anymore. 
At least, that'd been what I thought up until I'd heard that Wade was shot. 

Wade would do anything to get Landry back and although he's heard some things he believed were wrong, he still has no idea how to get back the life they once had. Seeing Landry at his side when he wakes up in the hospital, makes him realize a few things.

A person who's moved on doesn't get that upset over her ex-husband being hurt. 
It just didn't happen. 

Wade isn't about to look this gift horse in the mouth.

Landry finds herself getting sucked in more and more into a relationship with Wade once again. He's hurt and she wants to help him. He wants her back and makes no secret about it.

What I wanted was for her to be back in my bed. What I wanted was for my life to be what it was before she'd left. 
What I got wasn't that. 
But I was working on it.

Both Wade and Landry are in for a little (maybe big!) surprise. Is Wade about to get what he most wants? Is Landry ready to forgive him?

Wade's actions in the past cut Landry to her knees. She spent a lifetime of neglect and being used and he brought her right back to that place. But how much responsibility does Landry bear for their divorce?

"I think you wait for me to treat you like your parents treat you," he rumbled quietly. "And honey, I'm not your parents." 

When two people love each other as much as Wade and Landry do, that leaves them both wide open to expose themselves to hurt. Can they learn from their mistakes and find their way back to each other?

"I was always going to fight for you. I was always going to make sure that you had what you wanted. What you needed. And baby, what you need is me."


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“No, Wade,” I snarled. “It’s not just that easy.”
He frowned. “What are you talking about? I realize that it’s tough, and it’s going to hurt, but baby, this is your sister! Your sister is your family. Your blood. You can’t just leave her in need.”
That was when I felt everything inside of me still.
“The first time I donated bone marrow to my sister, I was a toddler. Barely the age of two and a half,” I said, almost in a whisper. “The second time, I was four. The third? Seven. Do you see a pattern, Sergeant?
Wade frowned and tilted his head to the side, confusion spreading over his face.
“My parents had me to be their donor baby,” I whispered. “They never wanted me. I was never allowed to be a child. I was a useful object to them.”
Wade looked startled. “What do you mean by not being able to be a child?”
I laughed maniacally.
“I’m saying that I was bred to be their baby’s saving grace,” I hissed. “And I’m not doing it anymore. My sister is an asshole. My father’s a conniving bastard, and my mother is the biggest bitch known to man. Don’t you think that there’s a reason that I’ve never spoken of them?”
He looked at me like I was crazy. “Honey, you told me that you had a falling out. But this is your sister.”
I looked over at where my sister was sitting out on the front porch, silently crying her big, fat crocodile tears.
She’d always been good at them.
There was a time when I was younger that all she had to do was get that look on her face, and I’d be scared shitless.
Because if Lina wasn’t happy, nobody was happy, least of all me.
There was always going to be hell to pay if a single tear fell down Lina’s perfect cheek.
Lina also looked like a little China doll. She had perfect blonde curls, soft, milky white skin, blue eyes the color of a crayon, and she was tiny.
I, on the other hand, was none of those things but short.
I had brown hair to her blonde, brown eyes to her blue, freckled skin to her perfect complexion, and when I tried hard, I was also skinny.
Except, lately, I had been drinking beer and having the time of my life—living it like I’d always wanted to live it.
“I won’t do it,” I refused again, sounding petulant now.
I knew he didn’t understand.
Deep down, Wade was a really good man.
He’d experienced a lot in his life. He was a cop and had seen some very bad things.
But, what he did not have, was a bad family.
His family was awesome. His mom was the best mother in the whole world, and his dad was the kind of father I’d only ever dreamed of having when I was younger.
God, even his brother was the best.
He had no clue what it was like to hate your family like I did.
Hell, the only reason he hadn’t heard of them sooner was because my sister hadn’t gotten sick enough to need me.
Had she, Wade would’ve learned the truth about who my family was a hell of a lot quicker.
“I’m going to tell her that you’re thinking about it, and we can discuss it more later, okay?” Wade offered. “I don’t want you to make any hasty decisions because you’re overreacting.”

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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