Clown Motel by Lani Lynn Vale


Posted November 21, 2023 in review Tags: ,

Clown Motel by Lani Lynn ValeClown Motel by Lani Lynn Vale
Pages: 282
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Series: Welcome to the Circus #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Dallas, TX
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Fun House, Freak Show, Show Off, Sold to the Circus, Killing Booth, The Fool
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Chalk Dirty to Me, Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster, Make Me Your Villain , Rattle Some Cages , Get Tragic , Strange and Unusual, Suck This, Never Trust the Living, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Cute But Psycho, Annoyed At First Sight, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself, Fun House, Freak Show, Show Off, Big Nick Energy, Sold to the Circus, Killing Booth, The Fool, No Cap, I Can't Even, Thirst Trap
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It’s not every day you meet a man at the bar, stare at him for hours, and then right when you decide to make a move, he gets up to leave. Worse, when you follow him outside, you see him completely change his appearance by shucking a wig and a button down shirt, dropping them into the nearest trash can.

When Crimson looks around to see who noticed the complete one-eighty that’s just taken place, not a single person notices or cares. When she looks back, he’s gone.

Dejected, she leaves, thinking maybe she’d hallucinated and made the whole night up.

Only, just as she passes a dark alley, she’s taken. Literally and figuratively.

That’s the night that Winston Cyrus Osborn, III walks into her life.

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Crimson is the worst type of woman.

She’s curious.

And curiosity kills the cat in his line of work.

With nothing else left to lose, he’s set to rid this world of the filth that infests it. And in doing that, he’s made a lot of enemies that would like nothing better than to ruin him and every single person he cares about.

At every turn, she’s there, insinuating herself into his life. And despite his attempts to keep her at arm’s length, she blows past every single barrier he erects.

He should really stay away.

He should also make sure that she stays out of his business.

Yet, he keeps letting her in. And she keeps reminding him why he wants her to stay.

clown motelClown Motel is book 4 in the Welcome to the Circus series and I continue to find this series fascinating. This story takes a darker turn as the family begins to unravel their late father’s atrocities. Crimson meets Winston with a rather explosive meet cute, then finds out he has been hired to help her family figure out what their father was doing.

Winston is cold and controlled. He is certainly the hit em’ (in a dark alley) and quit em’ type. Crimson is trying to find herself. She has been a part of the circus her whole life, but she knows things need to change. There is certainly sexual chemistry between Crimson and Winston, but he was cold and stalkerish in the beginning. But, they are forced to work together on the history of her father, and that chemistry grows. Winston took some time to warm up to because he was kind of detached. Clown Motel is darker than previous books in the series so check the trigger warnings if necessary. I thought the suspense was great and really made this a fast read!

 

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Until Willow Aurora Rose Reynolds, Trapped in Ice by Cynthia Eden, …then you will probably like Clown Motel!

Clown Motel

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