Thursday, 14 December 2017


What the Hail (Hail Raisers #4)

by Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romance Suspense
Release: December 14, 2017
Model: RJ Ritchie
Photographer: Furiousfotog

He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.
Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.

He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.

She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying. 

Nothing ever goes right for Lark.

Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate.

That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out. They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one.

That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger.

It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly. We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it.

Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad.

The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car.

She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again.

Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over.

Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.

4.5 / 5 stars

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it's well written, witty, snarky, honest and has an interesting plot that is pacey. Whilst the books are 'stand-alone' it does help if you've read the previous ones, as there is a lot of interlinking in the books. 

I do have two smallish issues. One is the slight vagueness of the timeline - there are occasions when I'm guessing how many days/weeks have passed. Sometimes we find this out a few paragraphs later but not always. There are lots of pieces of information dropped in to set up future books. Normally I like this if it is for the next book/couple but I found it slightly overwhelming at times. Neither of these ruined the book or detracted from the story.

There are some really funny moments in this book and the banter between different characters made me smile. I really liked both Lark and Baylor, Lark has a difficult history and some baggage but both were fairly straight forward and 'normal' characters and their connection was easy to buy into. Everything about them was natural and believable, for me this was a real strength of the book.

Whilst the basic plot isn't anything new, the writing, the characters and something undefinable but special does make this feel both different and fresh. It wasn't an OMG mind-blowing read but it certainly held my attention from start to finish, was really easy to read and I would recommend it to others.

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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