Release Blitz + Review: Kinda Don't Care, Lani Lynn Vale


Today we have the release blitz for KINDA DON'T CARE by Lani Lynn Vale. Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: KINDA DON’T CARE
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Day: April 5th
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Model: Joey Berry


About KINDA DON'T CARE

She’s in a white dress that dances around her ankles, and her hair tumbles in a long sheet of curls down her back. A veil covers her beautiful eyes, and she smiles directly at him. Janie is everything Rafe’s ever imagined she would be on her wedding day.

Breathtaking. Gorgeous. Perfect.

The moment he sees her walking down the aisle towards him, he knows that she’s the one.

Then she passes him, making her way to the man she’s to marry.

A man that wasn’t him.

A man that he knows with one hundred percent certainty isn’t good enough for her.

It seems that her father isn’t the only one who’s having a hard time giving her away. Rafe only wishes he knew why.

Everything about Janie sparks protective instincts he doesn’t feel for anyone, not even his own fiancé.

What he feels for the bride, however, isn’t merely a simple attraction. He knows that something is there just beneath the surface…if only he could reach it.

It has to be something huge, too, otherwise he wouldn’t be drinking whiskey straight from the flask in a church pew and wondering how many years he would do in prison if he shot the groom in front of about a hundred witnesses—half of those being cops.

He was good…but not that good.

A near-death experience cost Rafe almost six months of his memory, but right now he can’t help but feel like a huge mistake is being made on both of their parts. One that’s going to cost him everything.

Then she says I do.



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Review
Rate: 3/5 stars

Simple Man is a spin off of the Freebirds series. You can read it as a standalone but it does in fact feel like you're missing something. There's a background between the two main characters that you obviously have missed if you haven't read the other series and Rafe's background with some side characters seems important too. This was my first book ever by Lani Lynn Vale and even though I read the book without there being anything major missing, it did make me feel like I wasn't privy to a lot of things, mainly Rafe's past and history with some side characters. Oh, one thing that I still don't get is what exactly was their job and the corporation they ran, that's something you would only know about if you read the previous series but then again, it's not THAT important to know. Also the suspense plot line is something that is linked to the previous series as well but you don't really need to read the previous books to be able to follow along.

It was only for a few long seconds, but having her body pressed against mine had made my world shift on its axis. I felt everything in the thirty seconds that she was pressed to me. Her heart pounding in her chest. Her breasts pillowed on top of my arm. Her ass pressed against my dick—my very hard dick that stayed hard whenever she was in the vicinity. Her hair brushed my neck and face, and her hand automatically went to my arm to help keep herself from falling. She gasped and turned, then smiled. And I realized that I was fucking gone. Absolutely and completely gone. She owned me.


Rafe is a 41 year old military man who works with Janie's dad and who she has had a crush for a couple of years. She had been waiting on the sidelines until the right moment to make her move. At the age of 22, she is no longer jail bait and it's time to make her move.Working with her dad, being in on the business and having some skills helps destroying the bridge between them. Janie know that's it's finally time to show Rafe that if he wants her, she's his.

Rafe has had a rough past, mostly do to his shitty and crook father that left him with a lot of enemies. Working in the military and having a lot of side jobs ain't easy either. A military injury cost him one of his balls and almost cost him his life too because the doctor just so happen to be a victim of his father's schemes. Because of his dad, Rafe isn't easily trusted and gets a lot of shit by basically everyone. He doesn't fit in. And the one person he wants with all his heart and body is 19 years younger and the daughter of one of his coworkers/friends and he'd kill him if he knew he has wanted to fuck her since she was just a teenager.

“Oh, come on!” He guffawed. “It’s hilarious, and you know it. Admit it! You fell for a girl whose dad is going to kick your ass when you finally get in there.” “I’m not getting in there,” I lied. I was totally getting in there. As soon as this job was done, anyway.“Oh, come on!” He guffawed. “It’s hilarious, and you know it. Admit it! You fell for a girl whose dad is going to kick your ass when you finally get in there.” “I’m not getting in there,” I lied. I was totally getting in there. As soon as this job was done, anyway.


Once Janie makes her move, Rafe has no will power to keep away from her. But then the one thing that seemed to be the problem for these two - their age difference - becomes the thing they least need to worry about when something goes very wrong on one of Rafe's jobs and he ends up in the hospital with no recollection of the past six months. And another girl shows up claiming they are engaged. Their problems just got much bigger than James disapproval, which vanishes pretty quickly once he sees how much Janie loves Rafe and is heartbroken over his memory loss and the engagement. Her pain over it makes her a bit careless and crazy, and I seriously cannot believe she almost did what she did. How stupid. Oh well, it did seem to have worked though, since he did remember right after the event lol.


“I don’t think you understand,” she teased. “Understand what?” I questioned. “The part of how I’ve never been anybody but yours. From the time I was twelve and I first met you, you had my heart. The only time you didn’t have it was when you forgot about me. But even then, you had it. You just didn’t know it.”


In terms of the suspense plot, well that ending was surprising and actually quite awesome ahah. I enjoyed that immensely.


One thing I really hated was how everyone treated Rafe, they were all major jerks. You can't chose your parents, and he wasn't his Dad but everyone seemed to be okay with blaming him and treating him badly because of his Dad's character. 

I did enjoy this book. It was fun, steamy and even a little angsty. I loved the lines at the beginning of the chapters, they were quite hilarious.

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About Lani Lynn Vale



Lani Lynn Vale is a 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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