Series: SWAT Generation 2.0, #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club, 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, 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
Ford Spurlock has known Ashe Trammel since they were babies.
He’s also done his level best to stay away from her because every time he gets to within five feet of her, they’re fighting like cats and dogs.
Ashe is the apple of her father’s eye. The motorcycle club princess that was never to be harmed in any way—or touched for that matter. And he’s always resented the fact that she could get away with things that he couldn’t. Things that she then blames on him and he always gets punished for.
Fast forward to adulthood, and Ashe is still off limits. Still driving him insane. Still…beautiful.
She never misses an opportunity to give him hell, either.
That has to be why he agrees to do a photoshoot for KPD SWAT that’ll benefit her charity even when he’d rather shoot himself in the foot with his duty weapon.
Ashe never thought he’d agree.
Honestly, she thought she’d ask him, he’d say no, and that’d be the end of it.
She never realized that she’d leave his photo up in her cubicle, and it’d be the last thing that she saw every night as she locked her office door.
When they were kids, Ford used to be that boy that threw dirt at her and pulled her hair.
Now, he’s the same Ford Spurlock, only a whole lot sexier. And a lot harder to say no to.
When he challenges her to one date, she has no other recourse but to agree.
What she didn’t agree to was falling in love with Mr. March. Or wanting to give him everything she had to give.
Maybe Swearing Will Help continues SWAT generation 2.0 series and I gobbled this one up as quickly as the other ones! In this edition, we get Ford Spurlock (parents Trance and Viddy from Kevlar to my Vest) and Ashe Trammel (parents Torren and Tru from Charge to my Line). Ford and Ashe have known each other since they were babies. They have bickered since they learned to talk.
I think Maybe Swearing is kind of a frienemies to lovers book. Ashe and Ford certainly banter a ton and have pranked and dared each other a lot over the years. However, Ford was protective of her (kind of like “Only I can make fun of my family”). Now that they are older and thrown back together, their banter quickly becomes HOT. I enjoyed both of these two together. They were fun!
Maybe Swearing Will Help has a really interesting sub-plot that these two are trying to figure out. There is the serial killer Ashe is researching for her Masters degree and then there are the strange cat thefts in Kilgore. Both added a lot of mystery and suspense to the plot, which I always appreciate! You are trying to figure out if the cat theft and serial killer are connected or if the serial killer will be caught. The suspense is really the subplot throughout the story.
Fans of all the Lani Lynn Vale series will continue to enjoy her books, but new readers can start here and not miss a beat!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: enemies to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »of course! « Hide Spoiler