Review | Lord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale

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Review | Lord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn ValeLord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date | April 23, 2019
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
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Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names. Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.


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Lani Lynn Vale is the one author where I’ve started a few of her books out of order in a series like Lord Have Mercy. I had no idea this was book 2 in the Southern Gentleman series, but thankfully it’s a standalone, so you don’t have to read the previous book.

Flint and Camryn are an absolute riot! I seriously could not get enough of these two, not only their banter, but their inner turmoil about one another. I can’t say that I quite understood the loathing they had for each other in the beginning, when it was clearly attraction. But it just made their story much more memorable

Camryn’s thoughts on Crossfit were exactly mine. My brother owns a Crossfit gym and EVERRRYYYYYYYYY time I visit him, all his members love asking me when I’m going to join in. Answer: not anytime soon. I’m a huge supporter of it and absolutely love the community, but my goodness, it’s in a league of it’s own. ANYWAYS, back to the review, gym time between Cam and Flint were some of my favorite moments. It’s so damn comical!

Little by little, walls are coming down and Cam is finally seeing Flint differently. Flint definitely made a poor decision by shacking it up with a woman that’s bit on the clingy and crazy side just to push his feelings for Cam aside. Obviously it didn’t work and he got a whole lot more than he bargained for. She brings on the drama and I was not having any of it!

I loved every scene with these two especially how patient he was with helping Camryn work through her fear of dogs. Plus, I liked that she was willing to work through it, that was amazingly strong of her.

Lord Have Mercy is a romantic comedy , friends-to-lovers that I truly enjoyed! The laughs just kept on coming and then I was getting all doe-eyed watching these two fall in love so effortlessly. They had to jump over a lot of hurdles while trying to be together, but it was definitely worth in the end.

Bravo, LLV for such a funny, sweet and endearing read! I’ll be going back to book 1 of this series.

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.

About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.