Thursday, September 9, 2021

Jerk It (Madd Crossfit Series, Book Two) by Lani Lynn Vale: Release Blitz + Double Review

Title: Jerk It
Series: Madd Crossfit Series, Book Two
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: September 7, 2021
Review Source: Uplifting Author Services

Mavis always assumed that she would be in a hospital with the good drugs when her time came. Not in the middle of the road, with no one around but the damn town mechanic that hated her.

But there she was, having a rock star’s baby, with no one to rely on but the one that let it be known around every turn that she was a horrible person.

From the time that she met Murphy and became best friends with him at the age of eight, she knew he was destined for greatness.

But then her grandmother fired Murphy’s mom, forcing them to live on the streets, and making Murphy to realize that maybe they weren’t best friends after all.

Murphy loved Mavis.

At least, he had when he was younger, before she betrayed him.

From that moment forward, Murphy goes out of his way to stay the hell away from her, and always makes sure to never get too close. Even though everything inside of him screams to make contact.

When he moves back to town after being gone for five years, he tries his best to stay away.

But there she is at his CrossFit gym. Then having a baby on the side of the road. Oh, and breaking him a little more with each step she takes away.

Eventually, they find their way back to each other. The only problem is, by the time that Mavis makes her way back into his heart, it breaks. And not in a rhetorical way. In the ‘he only has days to live’ kind of way.

Where do I even start? They say that no matter how much time has passed if you were meant to be, you will find each other. If your souls are inseparable, love will find a way. That was Mavis and Murphy. Friends at a very young age, who were separated by an evil woman.

When they finally found each other once again, they have to progress from the past. It’s as if they needed a fresh start. However, an illness may separate them once again, and let me tell you …. my heart broke. Shattered into a million pieces. Then I was happy again, only to be right back at heartache once again.

Jerk It is in my opinion, one of the top 5 books that Lani has written. Not only did she take me on an emotional roller coaster, but I sobbed real tears. Big, fat, ugly tears. She keeps on our toes though, doesn’t she? Another book that she hit out of the park.

After this book, I think I have a love-hate relationship with Mrs. Vale. I don’t think we’ve had such a sad Lani Lynn Vale book to date. Get your tissues ready, because just when you think everything is hunkey dory, BAM…don’t get me wrong, this was an AMAZING book and I think it was my favorite of them all.

This is Mavis and Murphy’s book, in which you get a back story to their love to hate each other in the previous book No Rep. I was hooked from the beginning. Poor Mavis, but when I read about Murphy’s childhood, it broke my heart. I instantly fell in love with these two and how much they complement each other. My heart still hurts though…this story completely gutted me, but again it is by far my favorite of all the Vale books. This one really hit me hard.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over ninety 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.

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