He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.
First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.
Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
She tells herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get ugly.
And, of course, that’s when the curse words start flying.
The more nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.
Thank God that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.
And how does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.
Thank you, Tourette’s.
As with any Lani Lynn Vale book, this was filled with heart. I can’t even describe what it is about her books that instantly you are hooked. These books are my crack…my pringles if you will. You know, “Once you pop, you can’t stop.” I don’t think there is a topic or situation that is off limits to Mrs. Vales writing and that is what makes each story so unique.
This time around we get Hastings and Sammy’s story. From how they met to the very end, Mrs. Vale had me on the edge of my seat. My heart could use some hugs though…what a crazy ride!! Just when you think your heart can only take so much, BAM!
What I truly love about Mrs. Vale’s writing is she isn’t afraid to write the nitty gritty. Our heroine has Tourette’s syndrome and Sammy doesn’t even blink an eye over it. He loves her to her core regardless. We need more of this in our lives right now.
Brilliance. Brilliance, I tell you!! Say It Ain’t So is so hilarious that I couldn’t help but laugh throughout the story. The banter amongst Sammy and his family and friends, and the things that come out of Hastings mouth makes it that much better.
Such a realistic story and so much love in this book. I absolutely adore the love that Sammy and Hastings share. Their love is pure and almost instantaneous upon meeting. The pair goes through so much that all they have to fall back on is love and family. A feel good type story that you won’t want to put down. Another off the charts for Lani. As usual, once you open it, you won’t close it until the end.
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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.