Series: Kilgore Fire #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, 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
Taima, a.k.a. Tai, is the last person people come to for help. He’s the fuck up… the bad boy… the guy that only looks out for himself.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
He’s fought hard to become the man he is today. He’s a hero in the public’s eye. A firefighter that the young all the way to the old turn to for help at the lowest point in their lives.
What people don’t know, though, is that he’s no hero. He’s the reason his sister is dead, and he’ll spend the rest of his life trying to right that wrong.
Then one split second decision has him coming face to face with Mia Darling. The woman changes his life, making him reevaluate everything he thought he had figured out, and showing him the tenderness he never knew he needed.
Just like always, though, his luck runs out.
When the smoke settles, Mia’s gone, and Tai realizes there’s no way he can live the rest of his life without her. He’ll show her just how hard a bad boy will fight to get his woman back, and he’s not opposed to fighting dirty.
Lani Lynn Vale
I typically LOVE Vale’s books. Shock Advised is book 1 in her new Kilgore Fire series. So, it takes place in the same setting as her KPD Swat books and therefore you see a LOT of the previous characters. Normally, I love books that give us glimpses into previous characters. However, because Vale has so many books and characters it felt like a non stop parade of previous characters. The focus wasn’t on Tai and Mia. Of course you are seeing snippets of the relationship between the 2 but I never felt it was the focus and that really detracted from the book for me. I felt like Tai and Mia’s characters weren’t really developed and I never fully connected with them. I think Shock Advised had a lot of potential but it veered off course for me.
- POV: Dual
- Tears: No
- Trope: Death, Friends to Lovers
- Triggers: childhood cancer
- Cliffhanger: No
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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.