RELEASE BLITZ: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Oxygen Deprived by Lani Lynn Vale

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Title: Oxygen Deprived

Series: Kilgore Fire Series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release: August 4, 2016

Cover Model: Gary Taylor

Photographer: Furious Fotog


No take-backs.

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 slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.
A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.
“Who is it?” I yelled.
“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.
I shrugged.  
“Go away,” I ordered him.
I could hear him sigh through the door.
“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.
I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.
“Go away!”
He left, but not without one last parting comment.
“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”
I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.
If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.

On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.



Not that I used it for two hours or anything.


Oh, who am I kidding?



I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.



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

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful.
I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us.
I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.


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