Cute but Psycho by Lani Lynn Vale


Posted January 17, 2023 in review Tags: , ,

Cute but Psycho by Lani Lynn ValeCute But Psycho by Lani Lynn Vale
Pages: 241
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Series: Gator Bait MC #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Accident, FL
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Annoyed At First Sight, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself
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, Annoyed At First Sight, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted, I'll Just Date Myself, Fun House, Freak Show, Show Off, Clown Motel, Big Nick Energy, Sold to the Circus, Killing Booth, The Fool, No Cap, I Can't Even
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Etienne LaFayette hits the ground running the moment he breathes free air after being paroled from a maximum-security prison in Texas.
He claws his life back from his brother-in-law who’d taken over his business during the years he’d spent as an inmate at Huntsville Penitentiary. Though it is hard, he puts his life back together in Accident, Florida.
There, he hires new employees, joins a motorcycle club, and becomes wildly successful overnight.
Seems like the perfect life, right?
Wrong.
Because one of his first clients is a beautiful, curly-haired woman that reels him in from the moment he first lays eyes on her. Only, before he can work his charm, she forms an opinion of him based solely on the person that he chose to work at his side, day in and day out. That opinion? Utter disgust.
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Matilda Deveraux has been dealt blow after blow her entire life.
First with the death of her mom. Then living with a stepfamily that despises her.
Her entire life she’s been known as different. The “weird girl that creeps everyone out.”
It’s not her fault that she’s different, yet everyone, including Etienne’s assistant, treats her like she’s a menace to society.Like she would be better off in a loony bin than gracing the streets of Accident, Florida.
After years of abuse from everyone around her, the last thing she needs is to be around a man that would have that horrible woman around him twenty-four seven.
As a result, she forms an opinion—something that people do to her all the time—and treats him accordingly.Only, it turns out that Etienne isn’t who she thought he was.
He’s much, much worse. But only in the best of ways.

Cute but Psycho is my first 5 star read of 2023! I just LOVED Matlida. She is quirky and strange, but very loyal and kind. I also loved the portrayal of the “mean girl” in this one. Other people think she is so nice and would never do anything out right rude, but she was a bully behind their backs. I think this type of person is so common as adults.

Both Etienne and Matilda have the worst families. They have grown up with some serious toxicity. Both families treat “differences” as abhorrent; it is really offensive. However, sadly, it happens. Sometimes families aren’t willing to accept their family member is neurodivergent. Fighting for his nephew is why Etienne landed in jail. So, all the drama and tension in the story comes from the family and the bully. Etienne and Matilda have a slow build to their relationship, but once they decide to give in to their feelings, things move FAST.

I am really loving the Gator Bait MC books and Cute but Psycho is already one of my favorite reads!

 

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Until Willow by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley, Trusting the Badge by Dorothy Shaw…then you will probably like Cute But Psycho!

Cute But Psycho

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