RELEASE BLITZ: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Dirty Mother by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Dirty Mother

Series: Uncertain Saint’s MC #5

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: November 3, 2016

Photographer:  Furious

Cover Model:  Robert Simmons

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31315117-dirty-mother

The thing about hitting rock bottom…

Ridley doesn’t think he has anything left to lose, not after the life he’s lived.  Then he meets her, Freya Capone, the nurse who saves his life when the last thing he wants is to be saved.

One look at her, and he’s transfixed.

He doesn’t know what drives him to run by her house that night.  Intuition. Sixth sense.  Whatever it is, his gut screams at him to go, so he goes.

And thank God he does.

There isn’t any farther you can fall…

Freya hits bottom after her brother’s death.  Her rock.  Her best friend.  Her everything.  Gone.

She always knew it was a possibility that he might get hurt while on shift, but she never entertains the thought of him dying.  Not until it’s too late.

She literally has nothing else to lose.  Until she meets him.  Ridley Walker. A biker with The Uncertain Saints MC and a local sheriff’s deputy.

The man responsible for taking away her best friend.

But at least you have a solid foundation to build upon…

The last thing Freya wants is to fall in love with the man responsible for her brother’s death. She doesn’t want to care that he is nearly killed. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.



review

Ridley Walker lost the love of his life five years ago, and ever since that day, he’s been drifting through life, plotting revenge against the gang who destroyed everything he loved and taking care of his sister, refusing to allow anyone else into his heart who would have the power to destroy him if he got in too deep. But when fate and loss puts Freya Capone in his path, Ridley finds himself no longer wanting to be alone, and despite his mixed signals and his need to pull back from his feelings for Freya, Ridley realizes that if he still has the power to claim a woman who makes him feel even more than his deceased wife then he can give her himself and not fear the outcome but embrace it fully.

Ridley and Freya’s story is a bit different from the other couples’ stories in Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saint’s MC series because while there’s still danger and suspense, the plot focuses more on healing Ridley and Freya and allowing them to find a way to move on despite the heartache and painful memories that surround them. Freya is nothing like Ridley’s wife, Aerie, which is exactly why they fit together so well and give one another a new outlook on life and everything that it can be even while they continue to grieve for those they lost.

Ridley proves himself to Freya even though he has a few missteps along the way, and the fact that Freya is so accepting of Ridley’s mistakes and embraces the world in which he lives regardless of the danger it poses illustrates Freya’s strength and her determination to live life to the fullest.

Ridley is definitely an alpha male, but it’s not as in your face as Vale’s other heroes, which makes sense given Freya’s demeanor, how they meet, and the way they get to know one another as the story progresses. I love that readers get to see Apple and Kitt’s relationship from Ridley’s eyes in Dirty Mother. Kitt is a huge part of Ridley’s life and his bond and need to protect her keeps him going even when he doesn’t want to, which is clearly illustrated throughout the story.

Because Lani Lynn Vale has multiple series whose characters live close to one another, readers get to catch up with their favorite characters and then witness just how connected they all are when it comes to helping other people.

Wolf’s up next in the Uncertain Saint’s MC series, and I can’t wait to see what Vale has in store for him. I’m sure whatever happens will rock him to his core and expose what makes him who he is as a man and as a protector.

4 Poison Apples

I listened, wondering where everyone was, when I came to the final hallway that led to the gym.
I came to an abrupt halt when I saw three women crowded around a door, all of them looking in on what was going on on the other side.

“Uhhh,” I said. “What are y’all doing?”
None of them turned, but Lenore, Griffin’s wife, waved me over.

“Come here and see,” she said, holding out her hand for me.
I came, taking her hand, and peered over her shoulder.
My mouth dropped open as I got my first good look at the men in the gym.
No, the fact that nearly all of them were shirtless wasn’t the reason for the flabbergasted look on my face.
Nor was the fact that they all had so much weight on their bars or in their hands
No, it was the fact that nearly all of them were dancing.
To Sexy Back.
Griffin squatted to the beat of the music while Mig did some sort of shimmy with his hips as he did pushups on the ground.
The only one not dancing, out of the whole bunch, was Core, who was busy taping the entire thing from the corner of the room, unbeknownst to everyone else.
Had they known, they probably would’ve been kicking his ass.
But they didn’t know.
They just continued on with what they were doing, oblivious to their audience.
Then Pony came on, and I groaned right along with the rest of the ladies.
It was like Magic Mike, but better.
Much, much better.
Ridley took center stage then, jumping up on the blocks that the men used to do vertical jumps up onto, where he then proceeded to do some raunchy move with his hips that had me all hot and bothered in a matter of seconds.
A big, bad, tattooed biker that had the power to undo me.
“Oh, boy,” Tasha said. “Would you look at that?”
I tore my eyes away from my man to follow where she was pointing, and I started to laugh.
Casten was dipping down low, twisting and bouncing as he curled huge weights that were at least the size of half my body.
That went on like that for four long minutes, and by the time they were finished and laughing, I was fanning myself.
“I think we’re going to be a little late,” I mentioned to the ladies. “I’m needing some…attention.”

Annie, Mig’s woman, tossed me a look over her shoulder that clearly said I wasn’t the only one.
Taking that as my cue, I pushed through the doors.
“I need some time!” I announced to the group as a whole.
All eyes turned to me, but it was my man who was still bouncing on the balls of his feet, all hot and sweaty, his hair and beard slightly damp with his sweat, that had my full attention.
I started to fan myself almost reflexively, and he read me and my needs almost immediately.
He hopped down, walking towards me with a purposeful spring in his step.

He didn’t even bother to speak to me, only bent down slightly once he’d reached me, captured me just under the ass, and carried me out of the room.
 

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 I’m a married mother of three.
My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful.
I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us.
I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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