Title: Oxygen Deprived
Series: Kilgore Fire Series
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release: August 4, 2016
Cover Model: Gary Taylor https://www.facebook.com/GaryTaylorFanClubEurekaKs/
Photographer: Furious Fotog https://www.facebook.com/FuriousFotog/
That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.
Karma hits like a bitch.
Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.
The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.
She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.
Everything happens for a reason.
A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.
It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.
House arrest never looked so good.
Hide your crazy.
Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.
Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.
I know I’m in for a hilarious, chaotic, crazy, and suspenseful read every time I pick up a book by Lani Lynn Vale, and these qualities hold true for Drew and Aspen’s story, Oxygen Deprived.
Aspen finds herself in quite the precarious position when readers meet her at the start of the story. I have to confess, though, I don’t blame her one bit for her actions and the fact that she received the punishment that she did definitely doesn’t fit the crime, and there’s plenty of people who agree with that assessment. Regardless of how others feel, though, she still has to do the time, and she finds quite entertaining ways to fill her days and once she meets her new neighbor, Drew, her days of house arrest become more than tolerable, and she finds herself taking a risk with her heart, even after she told herself she’d never put herself in that position again.
Drew’s had enough with crazy women after the number his ex-wife did on him, but for some reason, the kind of crazy his neighbor brings into his life is one that he can handle and one he actually wants to have around him as much as he can.
There are a lot of outside circumstances that Drew and Aspen have to contend with in order to be together, but it’s almost like a twist of fate brought them together because what they feel for one another and what they’re willing to do for one another is far greater than anything they’ve ever felt before, and because both Drew and Aspen are fighters through and through, they have what it takes to weather the storms that are brought into their relationship, ensuring they’ll always have enough air to breathe as long as they remain together.
I can’t get enough of Lani Lynn Vale’s kickass characters and storylines. There’s never a dull moment in Vale’s books because there always something or someone to deal with, but what I also thoroughly enjoy about her stories is that she balances the heavy issues with comedic scenes and her characters have the best one liners!
A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
4 Poison Apples
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