Series: SWAT Generation 2.0 #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking
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, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender
There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.
For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.
Bourne Pena isn’t most men.
Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.
Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.
That one night changes her life and gives her a daughter that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.
And falling for her child’s father's twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.
She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.
Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.
Join the Club rounds out the love quadrilateral with the story of Bourne and Delanie! Another adorable story. Bourne and Delanie had a tougher road than their twins, Dillan and Booth. Both Bourne and Delanie say some things that cause strife and must be overcome. Asa is delightful as per usual! The ending was a bit too unbelievable in my opinion, but entire TV shows were made from this type of event, so what do I know?
Bourne and Delanie both still resist the love they feel for each other out of some misguided loyalty to others. Bourne even admits in Join the Club his entire life has been deferred to Booth. Delanie and Dillan have a healthier relationship, but Dillan has done a lot to help Delanie, especially financially. Also, their dad is back in Join the Club and he brings the bat crap crazy extra hard. Seriously, what is wrong with that man?!
Asa continues to be an adorable addition and, in Join the Club especially, he helps show the adults they are being stupid as only a child could! Bourne makes a decision in anger at the end that I struggled with. He was 100% correct in his anger! However, his response seemed ill advised. I’m glad he finally did something that HE wanted, but it felt like it was for the wrong reasons.
Join the Club is classic LLV and readers will love that! We already know Bourne and Delanie, so the story really jumps right in to their push/pull dynamics. I thought this was angstier than the other books in this series (not a bad thing necessarily) because Bourne and Delanie had communication issues for sure!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: a few
- Trope: single mom, miscommunication
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone (but you really should at least read Joke’s on You first)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with cute epilogue « Hide Spoiler