Series: SWAT Generation 2.0 #9
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club, Any Day Now, 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, Join the Club, Any Day Now, 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
He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.
First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.
Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.
I love how Vale brings readers unique characters and helps spread understanding and acceptance of various conditions. In Say It Ain’t So, the heroine has Tourette’s syndrome. I have taught students with Tourettes before and felt that Vale’s portrayal was accurate.
Hastings and Sam have a meet cute during a robbery while Sam is delirious from a fever. Their relationship is hot quick and then the misunderstandings begin. Their lack of clear communication was frustrating to say the least. However, once they get past that, the story takes a totally different turn that shocked the hell out of me!
I won’t give any spoilers, but the story gets intense. I was furiously flipping pages near the end because I was sure there would be some twist and that it wouldn’t be real. Its that intense!
Say It Ain’t So brings light to a misunderstood syndrome as well as bringing high suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: accidental pregnancy, miscommunication
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler