Title: Maybe Don't Wanna
Series: The Simple Man Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 4, 2018
Peter Parker Penn.
Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.
In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.
Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.
To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.
For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.
Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.
Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.
One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.
Yet she won’t listen.
She’s convinced that she can save him.
Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.
Another fantastic book for this series! Parker is self-deprecating to a fault, but not without reason. He's done things in his life that he is not proud of, and has suffered his share of tragedy. Because of this, he hasn't learned to fully forgive himself in a way that's healthy. He's not learned to see the forest for the trees and believes he's just bad. Until Kayla enters the picture. For the most part, I liked Kayla and her outlandishness at times; there were a couple of instances where I wasn't her biggest fan, but I know you can't like everything about every character you read. If there's one thing LLV knows how to do, it's create a tortured hero that you know deserves the world and you can't wait to see what happens when he finally realizes and accepts that fact, and once it happens for Parker, it's a beautiful thing!