Peter Parker Penn.
Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.
In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.
Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.
To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.
For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.
Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.
Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.
One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.
Yet she won’t listen.
She’s convinced that she can save him.
Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.
Peter Parker Penn sure does punish himself for his past. His mother, his sister, his great-nephew and a childhood friend. He can never seem to shake that guilt from all those years ago. Parker doesn’t believe that he deserves any sort of happiness.
Talking her way into his life, Kayla isn’t having any of that. She knows what she wants (those big arms and tight ass), she knows what Parker needs (love and compassion) and she’s going to make sure that he gets it. Even though she is much younger than him, she makes him feel youthful and he wants more of that positivity in his life.
The way that these two worm themselves into each other’s lives is in my opinion, one of the best parts of this story. Who knew that a paper-thin apartment wall would be the beginning of something beautiful? Everything that Kayla does is heard by Parker and he absolutely loves her weirdo ways.
I love the fact that Lani incorporates previous characters into each book. In this instance … Janie and Rafe. Where there is Janie, there is Kayla and vice versa. They remind me so much of my high school years with my best friend. Maybe Don’t Wanna is a quick and intriguing read. Suspense and romance fill these pages. Make sure to pick up your own copy today!
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In the Series:
Kinda Don’t Care (The Simple Man, Book One) - Available Now
Get You Some (The Simple Man, Book Three) - Releasing June 7, 2018
Ain’t Doin It (The Simple Man Series, Book Four) - Releasing July 6, 2018
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, 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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