IF YOU SAY SO
KPD Motorcycle Patrol Book 6
By Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: October 29
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
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If You Say So has quite the intriguing premise and the way Vale lays out the plot line based on how the main characters handle their two year separation, deal with the aftermath of the hero’s deployment, and move on from the feelings of loss, sorrow and emptiness that seem to influence every aspect of their lives. And as much as they appeared to be made for each other, the other half of one another’s soul, the factors that keep them apart almost seem to be insurmountable, so much so that the lack of memories and the lack of truly remembering who they were together threatens to unravel what little sanity and hope they’re both hanging on to by a thread.
Frankie and Luca’s book is very much character-driven but not in the way most would think and while I won’t elaborate because the way Vale plotted the story speaks for itself, what’s revealed and how things play out could very much happen given the incorrect information that led to the circumstances the hero and heroine find themselves in.
I will say, though, that even though I had no issues with the pacing of the plot, I did feel the added drama detracted from the focus of Frankie and Luca finding their way back to each other. These two had already battled so much that I didn’t understand why they had to face more.
Overall, though, I really enjoyed If You Say So. I’m a huge fan of Lani Lynn Vale’s writing and she creates such amazing characters that I just can’t help but want every single of them to get their own story!
3.5/4 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.