Series | The Valentine Boys #4
Release Date | April 21, 2020
Genres | Cowboy Romance
Format | ARC
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
Darby has always been ‘that’ guy. The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one. See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil. Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you. Enter Waylynn Jennings. Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time. She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted. She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in. Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be? There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her. Darby Valentine protects what’s his. No matter what the cost.
I couldn’t have imagined a better way to wrap up the Valentine Boys series. With youngest of the boys, Darby was not what I expected. LLV already had the cards stacked up against him, but my heart broke for him as he tried, and tried, to get his brothers to see him in a newer light. Not that bad boy that he once was. Get Bucked is the final book in this series and it’s a bittersweet farewell.
You can’t help but respect Darby, he turned a potentially worse situation into a good one. He completely turned his life around for the better, but it has taken quite some time for his brothers to really see that. I love nothing more than when someone takes a stand for themself. I’ll give hell yeah to that.
Waylynn was a very unique character and I loved the heck out of her. I was kind of hoping to see more of their time around each other in the past since they seem to have a little bit of history. But I loved their easy-going friendship and insane chemistry that turned into so much more.
I liked that Waylynn got to see the true side of Darby AND that she was on his side 100%. She had no problem standing up for him to his brothers.
Truly a great story from beginning to end, more on the slow burn side, but I devoured every single page. I’m sad to say farewell to this series, but I enjoyed getting to know this family a bit more.
major thank you to wildfire marketing solutions for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.