His Wranglers fit him like a glove. A really tight, leaving nothing to the imagination, glove. Codie wants nothing more than to shove that Wrangler-covered butt straight into the mud.
Ace Valentine has a smart mouth, a devil-may-care attitude, and those wicked eyes aimed directly at her.
She doesn’t know what to do with that kind of attention. Especially not from the sweet-talking man that has no problem charming every woman that enters his orbit—everyone but her, at least.
Ace isn’t sure why Codie Spears had her panties in a twist when it comes to him, but every snub and insult she hurls his way brings him closer and closer to falling for her.
He’s not sure what it is about the town’s bad girl that draws his attention, but every encounter they have leaves him wanting her until there’s nothing else left to do but have her.
The only thing is, she’s been convinced by everyone around her that she’s not good enough. Tell a person that she’s a piece of trash enough times, and eventually she’ll start to believe it. It’s going to take a lot of smooth-talking and gentling on his part to get her to see that she’s worth it.
And once he has her where he wants her? Well, she’ll make a mighty fine rancher’s wife.
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. She hails from the Great State of Texas. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
I want to start by saying when I read any LLV story and it takes place in Kilgore, I know I’m going to get time with one of my all time favorite police chiefs. I love Luke Roberts. And while Luke has his own book and story, I love when he pops up in books. I just love him so much.
Now with that being said, I think this book was more than I could have asked for. I knew a long time ago that I needed to know more about the Valentine boys. I knew there was a story there. We get some of that with Nico and Georgia, but not enough. I craved know more about these boys. They were almost more than I could handle. I’m so, so excited by what’s to come from this amazing group of characters.
Ace Valentine has not had it easy. He’s back on the land and in his childhood home, with his brothers, biological and not. He wants to make something of this land, and somehow he knows he will. Then there’s Codie. Codie’s never had it easy. She’s always been seen as a bad girl. The truth is, she really wasn’t. But once the label is there, it’s there. She’s home to help her grandfather. She’s left a life in Dallas, wondering why.
I love the chemistry between these two. They may not have had the best first interaction, but they definitely made up for it in the end. I loved how much these two loved each other. I loved how feisty Codie was. And I loved that Ace had her back no matter what. This was a story I truly fell in love with. I can’t wait for more!
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