Title: Kinda Don't Care
Series: The Simple Man #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 5, 2018
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Cover Model: Joey Berry
She’s in a white dress that dances around her ankles, and her hair tumbles in a long sheet of curls down her back. A veil covers her beautiful eyes, and she smiles directly at him. Janie is everything Rafe’s ever imagined she would be on her wedding day.
Breathtaking. Gorgeous. Perfect.
The moment he sees her walking down the aisle towards him, he knows that she’s the one.
Then she passes him, making her way to the man she’s to marry.
A man that wasn’t him.
A man that he knows with one hundred percent certainty isn’t good enough for her.
It seems that her father isn’t the only one who’s having a hard time giving her away. Rafe only wishes he knew why.
Everything about Janie sparks protective instincts he doesn’t feel for anyone, not even his own fiancé.
What he feels for the bride, however, isn’t merely a simple attraction. He knows that something is there just beneath the surface…if only he could reach it.
It has to be something huge, too, otherwise he wouldn’t be drinking whiskey straight from the flask in a church pew and wondering how many years he would do in prison if he shot the groom in front of about a hundred witnesses—half of those being cops.
He was good…but not that good.
A near-death experience cost Rafe almost six months of his memory, but right now he can’t help but feel like a huge mistake is being made on both of their parts. One that’s going to cost him everything.
Then she says I do.
Excuse while I applaud LLV for another fan-freakin'-tabulous book! Oh mylanta she hit this out the park. From the very first line I was sucked into the story (with that opening line, how could you not be?)
I loved everything about this book: the infrequent meetings between Janie and Rafe over the first few years of their acquaintance; the changes Rafe noticed in Janie with each meeting, and when he realized his feelings for her had changed into something more. This is the ultimate in a slow build romance because of the injuries Rafe suffers and how it's affected not just him, but Janie as well.
Now, seeing as this is a LLV book, you know it's going to have to smexy hotness, and dangit Rafe is all kinds of smexy hotness (especially if you visualize the cover model as Rafe!), but there's also LLV's trademark humor mixed in as well. And yes readers, there is angst! Goodness knows you'll experience a full range of emotions with this story. And is it worth it? You damn right it is! Some readers out there might be put off by the difference in age between Rafe and Janie, but honestly that didn't even faze me because it was so easy to caught up