Title: Burn in Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #3
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: November 15, 2017
“There is no shortage of danger and suspense in the lives of these badasses and I'm enjoying the hail out of getting to know them better.” - iScream Book Blog
“Yep I am totally hooked on this series.” - You Can’t Resista Dirty Book Blog
“Once again Lani Lynn Vale delivers a book that pulls you in from the very first page and doesn’t let you go!” - Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
One look at the sixteen-year-old, prim and proper town goody-two-shoes, Hennessy Hanes, and Tate Casey knows he’s in trouble. He knows he should stay away from the preacher’s daughter, but there’s something about her he’s drawn to, and he can’t resist the pull.The more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that something isn’t right. He may not be able put his finger on what it is, but he’s determined to find out what’s going on with the girl with the haunted eyes. Tate didn’t anticipate that someone else would be just as determined to keep Hennessy’s nightmare a secret, and he never realizes just how far that person is willing go to keep those skeletons in the closet until it’s too late. With the very real threat of jail time hanging over his head, Tate leaves without a backwards glance at the town or the girl. The problem is that out-of-sight doesn’t necessarily mean out of mind, and it’s Tate who’s now haunted by his decision and memories of Hennessy. *** Hennessy Hanes knows better than anyone that not everything is always as it appears to be. After years of being on the receiving end of her squeaky-clean preacher father’s abuse, she seizes an opportunity to leave it all behind and runs. Her only regret is that in walking away she loses any chance with the one person who tried to save her. *** Fast forward ten years, and they’re both back where they started. Tate was never a good boy, and it turns out that the man he’s now grown into isn’t all that much better. Anger is a living, breathing part of him, and there’s a court order forcing him to seek help from the one person he’s never forgotten. Hennessy never thought she’d see Tate Casey again, and certainly not on her couch. But now it’s her turn to save him, and there are rules she must follow as his psychologist, not to mention a court order instructing her to help him manage his anger. If she doesn’t follow those rules, he’ll end up back in jail. Tate Casey has never been a man who followed the rules, and Hennessy is no longer the straight-laced, timid preacher’s daughter she once was. His hands may be tied, so it looks like for the first time in Hennessy’s life, she’ll be the one breaking the rules for the chance to finally get what she’s always wanted. Him.
Early release from prison required anger control management. That was bad enough. Did they have to assign the one woman he'd wanted since she was too young for him? Tate would attend. He'd follow the rules--outwardly. At least the scenery would be good. He had his job back, repossessing cars and some construction on the side. The money was good. Danger didn't scare him.
Hennessy made a daily vow to be professional. He needed help, although she couldn't fault him for why he'd been in jail. She'd do her job. She would. So what if she upped her wardrobe on his appointment day. She didn't expect them to become closer or for him to learn the nightmare her life had been. She didn't think she'd ignore the rules. Guess she hadn't realized just how much they'd wanted each other.
This was another great read. Tate may be the town bad boy, but she knew differently. His mother's reputation sullied him. His incarceration saved someone's life. The rumors were far from true. The man who deserved a rep was thought to be beyond reproach. Right. She knew better. Despite the reputation, she couldn't resist him. He got what he wanted and he wanted her. Now what?
These two have so much against them. Watching them overcome the small town, the baggage they both carry, and the courage and growth makes for a good read. They are steamy together. Her language compared to his is a hoot. The ending and the person to step in will bring another smile. Good reading and a recommendation for this and the whole series.
Reviewed for Words Turn Me On.