Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Gun Barrel, TX
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, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners
Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.
Flint Stone is a professional in every way.
He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.
He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.
The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
Period. The end.
So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?
He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.
Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.
Lord Have Mercy takes the reader back to Gun Barrel Texas and Gun Barrel high school! I love stories about teachers and I love LLV, so grabbing this book was a no brainer. I also ADORED Hissy Fit (book 1).
Flint Stone (Yep, that is his real name) is a school resource officer and he cannot figure out what the heck is wrong with Camryn Elvis Presley (Yep, also her real name). She seems terrified of him and he has no idea why. Not that it matters-he has a girlfriend and Camryn is seeing another teacher at the school so nothing would happen…right. Enter Crossfit! Like Camryn, I would NOT be thrilled about joining crossfit. However, this leads to some absolutely adorable interactions between her and Flint! Also, I loved that he helped her with her past trauma (attacked by a dog). Camryn is quirky just like her BFF Raleigh and I enjoyed that. Flint is alpha which is always great. There is other woman drama because Flint’s ex, who is also a teacher at the school, is bat crap crazy.
I have to mention that Camryn is not JUST a teacher. She is a high school Science teacher who is licensed to teach Biology and Chemistry. As a teacher myself, I think that showing more women empowering women to do science is incredible. I’m so glad that LLV not only wrote a book about teachers, but wrote about women teaching science. Lord Have Mercy was a delightful read that provided a few laughs and a nice escape for a weekend read!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: teacher, cop, small town
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler