Book & Author Details:
If You Say So (KPD Motorcycle Patrol #6) by Lani Lynn Vale
Publication date: 29th October 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
OK, so for me, the story felt a little disjointed in parts. I was a little confused by the identity of the supporting cast and the story popped about a bit. Added to that, I was waiting for the story to unfurl as per the blurb. It didn’t – and that was perplexing, until the pieces finally fell into place.
That said, the core of the story is a good one. I really enjoyed this pairing – their reluctance to embrace their feelings initially, and their palpable relief when the reality was revealed. At its heart, this is a really emotional reunion tale, and a heartwarming read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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.