Sunny Shelly’s Review: Fries Before Guys, by Lani Lynn Vale

Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
Those people are called cops.




Well, one cop in particular.


A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.


The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.




When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.




Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.








Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.




She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.




Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.




Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.




When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.





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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars

I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. Maybe that’s because I haven’t read the others in this series and I felt a little lost about the other characters. Derek rubbed me the wrong way from the start because he was such a jerk to Avery.

And that poor girl! So much tragedy in her life! Derek really has his work cut out for him in trying to break through her walls. Once he gets past their age difference and the fact that she’s a 19yr old still in high school (for circumstances beyond her control, so I applaud Avery for sticking it out!). He gets there, and he ends up being very understanding and sweet despite the gruff exterior. But I just didn’t fall head over heels for this couple.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. 
You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.
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