FRIES BEFORE GUYS, the newest addition to a recent favourite series – SWAT GENERATION 2.0 – from one of my favourite author Lani Lynn Vale, is available now – read my review; and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
Those people are called cops.Well, one cop in particular.A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.
When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.
Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.***
Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.
She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.
Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.
Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.
When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.
This newest addition to the SWAT Generation 2.0 series was an emotional, heartbreaking read and yet it was one that I couldn’t stop myself from completing once I picked it up!
Avery Flynn has all the bad luck in the world – I swear, I do not even know how this strong girl ended up facing each day like a challenge when all life has ever done is try and knock her off her feet. First her mother is killed in a car accident; then her father is killed in the line of duty. She is doing her best to stay afloat, attending the last year of her high school; all the while trying to make money with her photography side business and at the same time is the recipient of her fellow student’s cruelty and bullying. If that wasn’t enough, not only is she finding out secrets about her parent’s marriage, her home is being repossessed and someone is trying to kill her.
Avery just can’t seem to catch a break – even with the guy she seems to have a crush. I swear if I were in her position, i would never have even gathered the courage to ask my crush out like she did; even if she knows she will be shot down.
Derek, a cop in the police department that Avery’s father gave his life for; is trying very hard NOT to notice that Avery is all woman – she is forbidden and definitely off limits. Not only is she way too young for him; she is also a fellow officer’s kid and she deserves to be protected and perved upon *winks*
However, in spite of his every effort, it’s hard, really hard to ignore the fact that Avery is way beyond mature for her age, especially when he just can’t seem to control his protective instincts when it comes to her and her safety!
Yes, this is an age gap romance – but like every LLV book – the hero is swoon – worthy; the heroine is his perfect match; with a stubborn and independent attitude that you can’t help but respect and adore for and the age difference is handled quite smoothly and with respect!