Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

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JUST KIDDING
SWAT Generation 2.0, Book 1
By Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: January 7

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Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Well, they—I.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.
Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.
Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?
It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.
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It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain.
The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity.
And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.

My review:

This was an enjoyable book. Rowan has just passed the Bar and her law internship is ending, so after a horrific incident she moves back home to her small town in Texas. Her father is police chief (or sherriff?) and her brother is a member of the SWAT team. So is Dax, who is tasked with driving her home from her visit to her dad at the police station. Dax and Rowan strike up a friendship, and then more.  It seems to happen quickly, but they are still completely believable as a couple and honestly quite adorable.

This is what is bugging me, though. That blurb above. The holdup doesn’t happen in the book. It occurs between chapters one and two, but we only know about it because Rowan only mentions it when she’s telling Dax and her father about all the things that went wrong. Dax isn’t there and doesn’t tell her anything. Basically the last paragraph of the blurb above doesn’t happen at all. Something does happen, but not that. Also I cannot figure out for anything how the title relates to the book.

Otherwise, this is a fun, entertaining read. I am curious to read other books in this series as well, all the characters seem enjoyable.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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