Title: Get You Some
Series: The Simple Man Series #3
Author: Lani Lynn Vale:
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release: June 7, 2018
Cover Model: Chase Ketron
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
You want some?
She snarls those words at him with barely concealed hostility the moment he arrives at her window to ask for her license and registration.
After a few choice words, he lets her go with not one ticket, but three.
Next time she should check the attitude at the door and realize that he’s a cop, and just doing his job.
Come get some.
Fast forward a week, and he’s still unable to think about anything else but her and her bad attitude—oh, and those sexy lips, angry eyes, and her promise to make his life hell.
Knowing he should stay away, he takes a step back and tries not to think about anything that has to do with those long legs, and that mouth that could be used for much better things than spewing venom.
Then she makes a mistake.
At an interview, she rattles off a random number to use as a reference for a job that she desperately needs, and that number just happens to be Johnny’s.
She’ll regret being so rude, and one day she’ll think twice when she decides to throw attitude toward a man like him.
Vowing to make her life hell, he decides to have a little fun.
Never get enough.
What he doesn’t expect is to fall for her.
The more Johnny learns about June, the deeper he digs his hole. Soon, he doesn’t know which way is up, and he’s just fine with that.
Over time, he learns that not everyone bothers to dig past her prickly demeanor and get to the woman that lives deeper.
When one too many citizens of Hostel, Texas tries to back her against the wall, he’s had enough.
After all, you don’t mess with what’s his.
‘That’s because a man named Johnny, and a woman named June, will always find a way to be happy. Just ask the original Johnny and June.’
If someone would have made that remark to June Carter Common throughout the maelstrom that has been her life for the past 26 years, she would have never believed it, not because she didn’t want to find love and happiness, but because the people in her life, with the exception of her grandfather, have treated her abhorrently, making assumptions about her character based on the actions of her repulsive parents and judging her for a few misguided situations when she was a teenager.
I would even go as far as to say that her acceptance of the aforementioned truth continued to miss its mark due to her initial interactions with Johnny, who after he pulled her over and gifted her with three tickets became known as ‘Officer Douche.’ But little by little, both June and Johnny realize how much happiness and calmness they bring to one another’s life, so despite June’s aversion to touch, the town’s reprehensible treatment of June, and one nasty and deceitful ex, this Johnny and June duo work to ‘get them some’ in the most loving and heartwarming ways.
Both Johnny and June are extremely likable characters, and even though they’re both messed up in their own ways, they’re still incredibly strong people who weather their respective storms the best they know how, leaning on others when necessary but more than anything relying on themselves and enduring what must be endured while still growing as human beings.
The name of the city in which both Johnny and June live speaks to the hostility that has surrounded June her entire life. Hostel, Texas, may be a small town, but its residents know how to make someone feel like trash, even though there’s no part of June that would be described as such. I really don’t think I would have been able to handle all of the mistreatment June dealt with; I understand why she stayed because her grandfather means everything to her, but man, the townspeople are a bunch of vindictive assholes! She didn’t deserve their cruelty but there was also nothing she could do to stop it, which makes how Johnny handles June incredibly important and the fact that he sticks up for her and isn’t afraid to ‘tell it like it is’ when it comes to others’ snide comments proves that he is the perfect guy for June, even if it takes them a bit to figure that out and work through their respective issues.
I really enjoyed Johnny and June’s story; I loved watching these two imperfect people find perfection with one another, and while there is a bit of drama in the story line, outside of their individual issues, there’s never a doubt that they belong to one another and go above and beyond to prove that to each other and to the city of Hostel.
4.5 Poison Apples