Title: Go To Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: October 27, 2017
Cover Model: Andrew James
Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes.
He spends five years catering to his ex-wife’s every want and need—all to make it possible to continue to see his child.
He isn’t supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does.
He isn’t supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife’s crazy antics, but he has.
He isn’t supposed to be happy, but he is.
And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his new-found peace for things to change.
Hannah saw him and knew he was the one.
All it took was one look into that haunted man’s eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again.
She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family.
She’s wrong, and Travis’ ex-wife is out to prove it.
Travis doesn’t deserve Hannah. All he’s done is hurt her.
She’s done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there’s nothing left to push.
Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins.
But Travis isn’t willing to let her have her way any longer.
He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it.
iScream Book Blog –
“It’s so damn #HOT you’ll enjoy every page and come back for more.”
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog –
“I don’t think there are enough words in the English language to express how insanely incredible Go To Hail is.”
Smashly Bookalicious Reviewing Chicks –
“For all those girls who have dealt with a crazy ex and their antics, this book is for you.”
“The power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events.”
That’s what it means to be in control: to be able to make decisions for yourself and to help guide those people who mean the most to you.
For quite some time now, Travis hasn’t had much control over his life. His sadistic bitch of an ex-wife, Allegra, has been the one calling the shots for him, his kids, and the woman he loves for quite some time now, which has upended all of their lives, forcing Travis to be his ex’s puppet, walking the line she has made for him, in order to spend time with his daughter.
And, while I get why Travis didn’t want to do anything that would rile Allegra up, some of his actions confused and frustrated the ever loving hell out of me. I get it…I do…he was in a no win situation and his ex comes from money so she definitely seems to have more power on her side, but how Travis allowed her to dictate almost every aspect of his life knowing deep down that her toxic nature would never change regardless of how much he bent to her will is beyond my comprehension. Travis’ love for his daughter runs deep, but so does his love for Hannah, her daughter, Reggie, and his baby boy, which means that something has to give…I just fear it’s going to be either his sanity or his fragile relationship with Hannah.
I can’t begin to comprehend how Hannah has remained so strong and resilient with the clusterfuck that has been brought into her life due to other people’s issues and actions. It’s easy for readers to see how much Hannah’s suffering because Lani Lynn Vale provides us with Hannah’s perspective, so we get her inner torment and heartbreak, but most people around her can’t begin to truly understand the devastating position she’s in and what it costs her each day to be around Travis but not truly in his life the way they both so desperately want and even need to be.
I can honestly say that Allegra is probably in my top ten of most hated antagonists…Vale characterized her character perfectly and provided readers with an outlet for our anger and frustration, so it wouldn’t be directed at the man who was just trying to protect and love the people who mean the most to him despite his daughter’s attitude and the never ending drama with his ex.
Travis and Hannah’s story will definitely rile up readers, partly due to the outside forces constantly adding stress and a constant state of disconnect to an already tenuous relationship and partly because of how much damage occurs due to one witch of an ex. And while I did have my issues with Travis, especially at the beginning of the book, he proves the kind of man he truly is time and time again, even when he knows his actions could potentially force his whole world to implode.
Go to Hail is the perfect name for Travis and Hannah’s story because that’s exactly what both of them need to say to the toxic people in their lives but that’s easier said than done when they’re dealing with a woman hellbent on making their lives a living hell, even when she’s the one who continues to mess up.
4.5 Poison Apples