Too Bad So Sad (Simple Man, #5) by Lani Lynn Vale


Title: Too Bad So Sad

Series: Simple Man, #5

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 8, 2018


Tyler Cree has never been good at the whole look and don’t touch thing. 

From the moment he was old enough to walk on his own two feet, he’s been looking for trouble. 

Trouble comes in many forms…quite a few of those forms being the female persuasion. 

Tyler knows what girls want—a bad boy. And he has the bad boy image down pat. 


Hot cop—double check. 

A bike between his legs and a devil may care attitude—oh, yeah. 

All the girls want him, yet none of them will have him—at least not all of him, anyway. A certain appendage they can have all they want. His heart, however, is not up for grabs. The useless organ inside his chest was broken and battered, mutilated by the one woman he thought would keep it safe. 

Spoiler alert: she ripped it to shreds and set fire to the pieces. 

To protect himself, Tyler keeps everyone at arm’s length, and never lets anyone get too close. 

Then Reagan Rose Alvarez barrels into his life, and trespasses on not only his property, but straight into his abused heart. One glance is all it takes, and he’s suddenly thinking about things he hasn’t thought for quite some time—thoughts that a man like him should never have about a woman like her. 

One moment of weakness is all it takes, and suddenly he has no other choice but to go on the offensive. 

Keeping her is the only other option now. 

Turns out, his heart isn’t as broken as he thought it was. 

The only problem is, now the little she-devil holds it in the palm of her hands, and she has no clue just how much power she holds. 






Too Bad So Sad (Simple Man, #5)Too Bad So Sad (Simple Man, #5) by Lani Lynn Vale
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

"You do know how to use big girl words, don't you? Alrighty then. The sexy man was also a dick."

I can't express how much I have enjoyed the Simple Man series. I was on the verge of sadness that I had reached the end of it until the author made my day by giving me a glimpse of what she has in store for her readers next. I really, really, really love how my favorite characters continue to pop up somewhere else. It's awesome how the author's many series intermingle and you get to see them again later. I can't tell you who I'm excited about because you haven't met him yet, but I'm so damn buzzed the anticipation might do me in before I can get my hands on it.

I'm sure I'm not the only reader who decides that the book she's reading is her favorite in the series until the next one is on her Kindle, and then that one takes its place, right? Well, in this case, I have a new #BGF (Book Girl Friend). I have a girl crush on Reagan. Being inside her head was a blast. She's smart, quirky, and antisocial. But when she trespasses on Tyler's property and he displays his alpha asshole side, the timid kitten becomes a wildcat. It was a beautiful thing to read...sigh.

Tyler is a #HotCop who has no shortage of willing women wanting his attention, but he's not looking for love. Nope, he's been burned bad and stays far away from the flames. But this time, the fire came to him. His little trespasser kept showing up and ignoring her wasn't possible. He couldn't resist provoking her just to see her claws come out. And when they did, she turned the tables on him. Now she wasn't just trespassing on his property, she was trespassing on his heart.

Oh no, it's not just bickering, lust and witty banter. Never does the author deprive her readers of some thrilling action and suspense to go with the sexy, both guaranteed to raise our temperature a degree or twenty. I just finished reading this masterpiece and I'm smiling so hard. I can't wait to get my hands on her new series that's coming soon. The line forms here...




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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