By Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: August 11

Amelia loves her good friend, Avery. So much so that she agrees to do the stupidest thing ever.

A stranger photo shoot.

You know the type. The photographer takes photos of two individuals. Two individuals that, until that day, have never met in their life.

The moment she shows up at the photo shoot, she knows that she made a terrible decision.

Why? Because the total stranger about to be in an intimate photo shoot with her is the hottest thing that’s ever walked the streets of Kilgore, Texas. If not the entire US of A.


Adam wasn’t sure why the hell he agreed to something so stupid.

Call it temporary lapse of sanity.

When the photographer who shot his photo for the Kilgore Police Department’s benefit calendar asked him for a favor, he couldn’t say no. Not without looking like a jerk seeing as it was benefiting the Fallen Officer Foundation that he played a rather large part in.

Whatever it was that made him agree, he quickly realizes that it’s not worth it. Not when he walks into the studio and sees the massive bed with blood-red sheets dominating the middle of the room.

So uncomfortable he is at the sight, he’s about to head straight out the door and not look back when she walks in.
Amelia steals his breath away with just one glance, and all of a sudden, getting this stranger into his arms with his mouth on hers sounds like the best idea ever.

My Review

I love that Lani Lynn Vale crafted a ‘meet cute’ centered around the buzz of the stranger photo shoots that have been all over social media…those meetings have always intrigued me and I always wondered what happened after the shoot was over…did they hit it off and ride off into the sunset? Did they go their separate ways?

So, fortunately, Vale let me see Amelia and Adam’s stranger shoot play out and it had all the emotions one would expect from such an unknown experience – the nerves, the anxiety, and even the fear involved in being a part of something that is not in their control, and so everything felt like it could actually happen, despite them, potentially, knowing a bit about each other.

Amelia and Adam’s personalities and even the dynamics of their families and how they interact with one another seem quite contrary, but Amelia’s sass and stubbornness is not something that Adam wants to change and I loved how they helped bring out who each other truly is and even though there was some drama and some over-the-top antics, when everything was said and done, what it came down to with these two was finding their way to each other and then living their lives with and for one another.

4 Poison Apples

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & 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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