Ain’t Doin’ It (Simple Man, #4) by Lani Lynn Vale
Title: Ain't Doin' It
Series: Simple Man, #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Cover Model: Ian Daviau
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Coke Solomon has lived a full life.
He’s a retired army drill sergeant, so he is more than used to getting his way.
And if he can’t have it his way? Well, let’s just say that’s never happened before…
At least not until Cora Maldonado walks into his life, demanding he fall in line, or she’ll find a way to make his life hell.
He finds out fast that Cora marches to the beat of her own drum, and a lot of times that drum takes her farther away rather than closer to where he feels she needs to be.
He can’t stand it.
He wants her, and he has to have her.
It doesn’t matter that she’s twenty years younger than him, and has a father that would rather see him dead than have his baby girl anywhere near him. Nor does it matter that his ex-wife is highly offended that she’s been replaced with a much younger woman.
Despite the odds stacking against them, he’ll fight for what he wants.
His ex-wife, her father, and their age difference be damned.
Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man, #4) by Lani Lynn Vale
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I made a mental note. When he was aroused, his voice sounded like he'd gargled with gravel."
I met Coke in the previous book and I've been bouncing with excitement ever since. He's my kinda guy, all broody and bossy and growly, but gentle with his daughter. That gave me a glimpse of how he would be when he finally met the right woman. You know, opposite of his daughter's mother, his psycho ex. Yeah, I met her too. No wonder he's so damn grumpy...
I adored Cora from the get-go. She's very unique and funny, exactly what Coke needs to wake him up after hitting the snooze alarm following his divorce. He's been burned so bad that a woman is the last thing he's looking for. But when she finds him, he can't bring himself to stop wanting her. He knows that she's too sweet, too young, too innocent. He needs to stay away from her, but how's he supposed to resist her when she lives next door and shows up at his house wearing her unicorn onsie?
Cora is a loner, she is socially awkward and uncomfortable being around people. In her own words, "I was a social dumbass." But I love her, and approve of her way of getting her point across when she's had enough. Especially when it involves her besties, whom I also adore. It's a good thing they ignore her when she refuses their invitations and barge into her space with good intentions. I also love both her and Coke's families and hope that they end up in another crossover series, if not in the Simple Man series. They are too delicious to not spend more time with.
Lani Lynn Vale's gift of writing suspenseful stories involving broken characters is my crack, and she's my dealer. I can't get enough, and I'm not seeking intervention, just another fix. The line forms here...