Herd That by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Valentine Boys #1
His Wranglers fit him like a glove. A really tight, leaving nothing to the imagination, glove. Codie wants nothing more than to shove that Wrangler-covered butt straight into the mud.
Ace Valentine has a smart mouth, a devil-may-care attitude, and those wicked eyes aimed directly at her.
She doesn’t know what to do with that kind of attention. Especially not from the sweet-talking man that has no problem charming every woman that enters his orbit—everyone but her, at least.
Ace isn’t sure why Codie Spears had her panties in a twist when it comes to him, but every snub and insult she hurls his way brings him closer and closer to falling for her.
He’s not sure what it is about the town’s bad girl that draws his attention, but every encounter they have leaves him wanting her until there’s nothing else left to do but have her.
The only thing is, she’s been convinced by everyone around her that she’s not good enough. Tell a person that she’s a piece of trash enough times, and eventually she’ll start to believe it. It’s going to take a lot of smooth-talking and gentling on his part to get her to see that she’s worth it. And once he has her where he wants her? Well, she’ll make a mighty fine rancher’s wife.
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Ace Valentine is one of Georgia (from Double Tap ) sister. If you read that book them you know that the Valentine siblings went through something tragic when they were children. I’m talking the kind of thing that will have a town talking about it for years. That is one of the reasons I couldn’t wait for this new series. These boys need a happily ever after like their sister. Ace was certainly the man of the family, a role he took on early in life, and continued to take on even though all of his siblings are grown. He was the take charge kind of guy that loved the family farm and worked hard.
Codie Spears has her own set of issues, being the town bad girl and has spent years being told just how horrible she is. I LOVED her as a character. I felt so bad for her because of the way was treated and how much it affected how she saw herself. she made some mistakes in her youth and that branded her even though she wasn’t a horrible person.
Together these two were the perfect couple. They both needed one another to help the other overcome so much. It was the much needed closure for the Ace. He and his brothers were minor characters in their sister’s book that seemed to have grabbed a hold of readers. We wanted to know more about them, and thankfully Lani Lynn Vale gave us just that.
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Christina Gould says
You had me at “The Valentine Boys #1”, lol. Thanks for posting!
Tamra Phelps says
This sounds like a really good modern style love story. We sure have come a long way since I read Hallmark romances as a teen, lol.
It is refreshing to see the heroine as the ‘bad’ girl. Your review definitely intrigues me to give this book a chance.
Peggy Nunn says
I sounds like a good book to read this weekend.
Audrey Stewart says
I am a big fan of Lani Lynn Vale. I really enjoyed The Heroes of The Dixie Wardens MC, Series.
LeAnn Harbert says
This sounds like a good book to read one cold weekend.
It’s going to take a lot of smooth-talking and gentling on his part to get her to see that she’s worth it.
This is a sweet quote.
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like a fantastic read. Thank you for your review.
Now this is my kind of read and I love the cover too. Super Hot!
Being from the south, this seems like a good read!
Kelly Kimmell says
Nice review, excerpt sounds interesting. Seems like a good story.
Sarah Oswald says
This looks and sounds like an awesome book I would love to read it!
Judy Gregory says
Sounds very interesting. The ‘bad’ girl isn’t that bad.
Sandra Dufoe says
Sounds like an amazing read love a good cowboy story.
Debra Branigan says
Cover is great and storyline sounds like a fun read.
I’ve never read this kind of romance, but it sounds interesting 🙂
Holly Thomas says
This sounds like a nice guilty pleasure read!
Sounds like a good read. I like this kind of romance too.
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a great book.
beth shepherd says
This looks like a great read!
Mary Kirkland says
I haven’t read this author but I love the cover and the book sounds good.
Cali W. says
This sounds like a very romantic valentines read. 🙂
Sarah L says
That looks like a book I’d enjoy. Thanks for the review.
Shannon Holmes says
This sounds like a really good book to read, thanks for sharing your review,
rochelle haynes says
Sounds like a nice book love to read this
Sarah Oswald says
This looks and sounds like a WILD ride of a story thanks for sharing it sounds AWESOME!
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like a great read.
I love the cover and think this sounds like a great read.
While this does sound like a good read, and I might be interested in taking a closer look at it, this bit from the synopsis jumped out at me: “…but every snub and insult she hurls his way brings him closer and closer to falling for her.” I see this sort of theme somewhat often in romance novels. I understand the idea of gently helping to break down a wounded person’s gritty defenses, but a phrase like this just kinda rubs me the wrong way.
This sounds scintillating!! Nothing compares to the love-hate tension, and then you’re hooked!
Karley Moore says
This looks like a fun read!
This sounds like a great book to read for valentines
Maria A. Malaveci says
This sounds like a book that I would absolutely love!
Judy Thomas says
Great excerpt! I can’t wait to read this book, it sounds like my kind of read.
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like an amazing read. I love the cover!
Sounds like a good read!Thanks for sharing!
Lani is a great writer and her new release should be a great read!
Amber Terry says
Who doesn’t love a hot cowboy?! I need to get my greedy paws on this one…
Celeste Herrin says
I LOVE the cover! It sounds like a book I could really enjoy too.
Laurie Nykaza says
This book sounds like a great book to read that i would really enjoy . I like the cover too!
Peggy Nunn says
Why is she such a bad girl? I want to know that story too.
Very cool play on words, neat spikes my curiousity
Hannah Chase says
This sounds like a really fun read!
It sounds like a complex relationship. I’m very intrigued!
This might be a good start for me with western romances – a bad girl and a rancher.
Antoinette M says
Sounds very good. Thanks for the review.
Bea LaRocca says
I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review
Eva Millien says
The Valentine Boys sounds like my kind of cowboys! Thanks for sharing your review and have a wonderful day!