I’m kind of a lady, but definitely more of a weirdo. 

Hearing the woman at the table behind him say that to her friend should’ve turned Logan Gibbs off.

It doesn’t. In all honesty, it only makes him listen harder.

He’s had enough weird in his life to last a lifetime. The last thing his complicated life needs is a woman in it who has no clue what color you get when you mix yellow and blue together.

Yet, her obvious blonde moments aren’t enough to deter him. Nor is her lack of finger-painting skills.

I’m a cop, not a miracle worker. 

Hearing the man in the group behind her say that should’ve had Katy Roberts running away as fast as her feet would carry her. Katy’s father’s a cop, and it’s hard enough to live her life with Daddy trying to dictate her every move. She needs another cop in her life like she needs yet another thing to go wrong.

To add onto that, she can’t find a job, has no love life to speak of, and has to be the oldest known virgin in Kilgore, Texas.

Yet, when she sees his painting—a painting that resembles a piece of the male anatomy more than the lighthouse they were supposed to be painting—she knows that she has to give him a chance.

The very last thing the two of them expect is for her father and his boss to force them to marry after an eensy-weensy accident. An accident that, surprisingly, both of them want.

My Review

The past always seems to have a way of interfering in the lives of Vale’s characters, whether it’s a series of bad choices or mistakes, guilt over things that seem to be holding on regardless of how long it’s been or the fact that they’re not to blame, or old flames/off-kilter people of the opposite sex who don’t understand that they’re not wanted anymore. All of these things have a way of impeding any forward progress for the hero and heroine’s relationship, and while having a supportive family around is supposed to be seen as a positive, it also can become a burden when those people think they know best or demand that they follow the path laid out for them, not the one they would have chosen for themselves. 

In Vale’s new series, KPD Motorcycle Patrol, readers are brought back to Kilgore, Texas, and introduced to the next generation of characters whose stories have already been told. The heroine, Katy Roberts, is the daughter of Luke Roberts from Center Mass and her leading guy is Logan Gibbs, a police officer himself and one who works for Katy’s dad. From the start of the story, it’s clear that these two really have no business taking up with each other, but the body and heart want what they want, and for some reason, one that neither Katy nor Logan fully understand, they’re drawn to one another and are willing to fight the odds and those who don’t approve of their relationship to be together.

But here’s the thing…both Katy and Logan have a whole heaping mound of baggage in the form of crazy exes and somewhat overbearing families, which means that their lives are challenging enough on their own, but blending their two lives together and all that comes with them, hiding their crazy, whether it be of their own doing or the actions of others, is damn near impossible, meaning they’re going to be tested time and time again and how these two react in those situations and how they come out of them will speak to who Katy and Logan truly are and just how much there is to them than most people know or care to understand. 

By now, it should be beyond clear just how much I love Lani Lynn Vale’s books, and from the beginning, my pull to her stories had a lot to do with the flawed and quirky characters she creates as well as the sense of family that is built in to every series and every book written. Vale’s series center around headstrong, dependable, and gorgeous alpha males who all protect and serve in some capacity and feel the need to control everything in their lives, even their women to a certain degree. And the women Vale matches her heroes up with seem, at times, like hot messes who would be more of a headache than anything else, but it’s their eccentricities and unique personalities that draw their guys in and make them willing to do just about anything to stand by their side. 

Katy and Logan’s story is a great start to this new series, and I can’t wait for more!

4 Poison Apples

About the Author

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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