Big, bad, tattooed, and with a good heart … come meet Liner!
The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 8
by Lani Lynn Vale
Good vs Bad.
Light vs Dark.
Right vs Wrong.
There are always two sides to every coin.
Josiah ‘Liner’ Paldecki knew the moment he laid eyes on her that there was something different about her. Something special. Something so unique that it practically poleaxed him the moment that their eyes met.
Except, the next time he saw her, it was like she was a different woman altogether. There was a blankness to her eyes that concerned him. An air of menace about her that honestly scared him to death. He’s more than man enough to admit it.
At first, Liner thinks it’s because she’s bi-polar, or possibly psychopathic.
Then he realizes the truth.
That there isn’t a single person that exhibits such different personalities, but two.
Two identical twin sisters, both completely different, yet exactly the same.
One with a soul, and one without.
One that has his heart, and one that only wants to destroy it.
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While I won’t say that this is the most believable book (psychologists would have a field day!), but it is definitely very enjoyable. I will admit to stopping another book in the middle when this one dropped on my ereader and I was glued to it until the very end, so that has to mean something 🙂
I really liked Lani – how she managed to be strong in little ways but is willing to do what she has to to protect those she loves. This is one of those places that stretched realism because I can’t believe that people are really that awful or that no one else stepped in to help before Liner. I know that most people have tunnel vision about those around them but surely someone would have noticed how badly she’d been treated.
Luckily for Lani, Liner paid attention and realized something was up. Even though he can’t do much right away just the fact he notices is enough and sets into motion things that will lead Lani to a life.
Of course there has to be an attraction between the two of them and that’s the second part that I struggled with a little. Lani’s life has been so screwed up that any kind of normal relationship isn’t going to happen without a boatload of therapy. Vale writes it in a way that works as long as you don’t think about it too much – Lani’s quiet strength and Liner’s protectiveness easily has you forgetting about it.
There is a decent amount of suspense mixed in and, even though it is wrapped up pretty quickly, the ending had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see where things would go next. (There is one part at the end that went by pretty quick but hurt my heart a little … I’m still not sure how I feel about that.)
I really like Vale’s writing style – it’s quick and catchy – and her characters have been consistently interesting. Since I’ve only read one other in the series, I’m not sure if some of my troubles come from a lack of familiarity with the group. Maybe more exposure to some of the characters would settle some of my concerns with the realism of their situations. I’m definitely willing to get my hands on the others to find out!
Lani Lynn Vale is a 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.