RELEASE REVIEW AND EXCERPT: The Hail You Say by Lani Lynn Vale


Title: The Hail You Say

Series: Hail Raisers #5

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release:  January 11, 2018

Get out!

He yelled those words at the love of his life twelve years ago, and to this day, Reed Hail regrets them. He’s always been the type of person to speak before he thinks, and apologies have never come easy.

It’s been over a decade since she was his, and he stubbornly thinks that he can keep on living without her.

He couldn’t be more wrong.

The last thing he needs is her vagina anywhere near his exam table. But nobody ever asks him what he wants.

Maybe he should’ve gone into the auto-recovery business after all.

I hate you.

Krisney Shaw would take those words back in a heartbeat if she could. In fact, she would take back everything.

Never meeting him would be the perfect place to start. The memory of Reed Hail haunts her—morning, noon, and night.  Then, to add insult to injury, she has to see him being happy while she’s breaking a little more inside every single day.

Reed Hail is her worst nightmare because she’s constantly reminded of exactly what she’s missing—the other half of her soul.

Just when she thinks things can’t get worse, she’s sees his sexy, bearded face over the top of her paper gown, and she’s lost all over again.

Don’t ever let me go.

Both Reed and Krisney are determined to avoid each other.  They do a great job of it, too…not.

One ill-timed gynecological exam changes everything. One single second in time shows Reed what he’s missing—literally and figuratively—and suddenly he’s back at square one.

The only problem with being back at square one? He won’t be able to leave her a second time.

Especially since the first time around he didn’t have a child with her to consider.

I can’t begin to understand how either Reed or Kinsey felt 12 years ago when a series of tragic events not only destroyed their families but also forced Reed to make a decision that would categorically redefine both his and Kinsey’s lives, leaving a gaping hole in their hearts and their souls for over a decade.

While I can’t wrap my mind around what both Reed and Kinsey had to deal with due to their forced separation, I do question why neither of them forced a discussion between them for closure or to at least start the healing process, if it was even possible. Since their break-up, Reed and Kinsey have simply been existing in a state of limbo despite moving forward in their career choices and serving their country. They can’t move on from their feelings or the memories that dominant their minds of when things were good between them, and while they act like the other one doesn’t exist, their bodies, their hearts, and their souls are pleading for them to reconnect and work through the issues that separated them because it’s clear that Reed and Kinsey are meant to be together regardless of the hell they’ve been through and the trauma they’ve experienced since they’ve been apart.

Kinsey is exactly the kind of heroine I love to read about…she’s a fighter, which is good because it seems like she’s been fighting her whole life – with her parents, her brother, and then Reed and his family. But despite the heartbreak and trauma she’s suffered and the isolation that has seemed to follow her since her parents saw her as someone to manipulate and degrade rather than love, she has endured…she has taken each blow to her heart she’s received and she’s learned from it, which is why when Reed finally gets his head out of his ass, he has to work to prove himself capable of letting go of the past and being present in the life they’re attempting to create after all the years apart and all the pain that’s surrounded them.

I get that Reed was in a terrible position all those years ago, but with the amount of time that has passed, I don’t understand why he continues to make Kinsey suffer for her brother’s sins. She is not to blame for the break-up, for the heartache, or for what happens to Reed’s family, but she’s been paying for it since he told her he never wanted to see her again. And while it’s not that I think Reed needs to completely redeem himself because the reasons for his cold shoulder were valid in the sense that what went down scarred his soul and decimated his heart, his split-second decision to let go of the best thing that ever happened to him and keep thinking that he couldn’t have Kinsey after what went down is so far past my realm of thinking, which made me want to shake him out of his misguided thoughts and see that Kinsey is it for him.

The way that Lani Lynn Vale constructs Reed and Kinsey’s story proves how resilient both of them have had to and continue to be and how much they truly love each other despite the time apart and conflicted feelings. I do have to admit that there were parts of the story that didn’t feel fully developed, leaving me with questions left unanswered and I didn’t really think that there needed to be another obstacle put in their way besides the hurt and heartbreak of their past, especially what that conflict consisted of and how it played out.

Despite the few issues I had with some of the plot line, I enjoyed The Hail You Say and can’t wait for Dante’s story!

4 Poison Apples

Routine. Just routine.

Yeah, right.

I knew this was going to be bad. I knew that I was about to do one of the stupidest things in the world.

Yet, that didn’t stop me from entering the infirmary.

Every year we were required to see the doctor for an annual health evaluation. Mine was due two months ago, and I’d purposefully gotten out of it.

I’d tried to get out of this one, too. However, my superior looked at me, grinned that evil grin of hers, and told me in no uncertain terms if I didn’t do it, I’d be relegated to desk duty for the foreseeable future.

She knew I hated desk duty.

Talking to people wasn’t my forte.

And now I was here.

Going into the one place that I knew I shouldn’t be going.

The clinic in town was normally off limits.

The clinic near the base had an older than dirt male doctor that I was fairly sure was a pervert who kept working because he didn’t get to see pussy that young anymore.

However, knowing that the old doc was off on the weekends, and Reed volunteered there for all the ladies that didn’t want to risk it with the pervert doc, led me to where I was today.

Where I knew he was.

Shit. Damn. Fuck.

I’d gone to Germany to get away from him. He’d been assigned to the same base within a month of my arrival.

It might’ve been a coincidence, but I knew it probably wasn’t.

He did it on purpose. Just to watch me squirm.

I swung open the glass door, waved at the secretary who I knew but whose name I couldn’t remember, and signed in.

“He’s running about thirty minutes behind,” the secretary said as she took my information. “I’ll tell the ladies that you’re here, though. You can go on back. The nurse will put you in a room.”

Of course he was, because the motherfucker liked to talk.



I walked back, met the nurse, and she guided me into a room.

“Here’s the paper gown. You can go ahead and change here behind the screen.” The nurse smiled. “The part goes in the front.”

I refrained from flipping her off.

I knew which fucking part went in the front. I wasn’t a dumbass.

“Thanks,” I muttered.

I waited until she was completely out of the room before I changed, making sure the screen was completely covering every square inch of my body before I stripped my shirt off.

My pants went next, then my bra, and my underwear.

After slipping on the stupid gown—part in front—I folded the clothes precisely in on themselves, making sure that my underwear and bra were neatly tucked into my shirt before rolling my pants around the shirt.

I did not want him to see my underthings.

No sir-ree.

He was already going to see my breasts and vagina today. I didn’t want him to see that I wore the sexy underthings for some stupid reason.

Growling to myself, I picked up my phone and blasted off a text to my best friend.

She was probably asleep, but she’d answer when she woke up.

Somebody needed to be witness to this train wreck.

Might as well be Hennessy.

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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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