I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Flash Point by Lani Lynn Vale
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Masen Crisfield fell in love with Booth Jones when she was sixteen years old. Booth was the love of her life. The rock she needed to get her through the day. Then she rips his heart out while he’s deployed, leaving him wondering just what he’d done to warrant something so severe as a breakup that neither of them wanted.
Stubbornness is their middle name, and ten long years pass before either one of them try to breach the gap.
Circumstances force Booth to come home, and within an hour of him being back in his hometown, there she is. Right back in the forefront of his mind where he knows she shouldn’t be.
The day he starts his first civilian job at Kilgore Fire Department, his worst fear of seeing Masen is realized. And not only does he see her, but he sees her with another man. A fellow firefighter that he has to trust with his life.
It soon becomes apparent that they are both still just as much in love with each other now as they were the moment they met. But there’s a problem. Booth’s married, and Masen’s in a committed relationship.
They fight the pull with everything they have, but they’re both about to learn the true meaning of flash point as the two of their lives crash together. Their love consuming everything in its path.
Masen and Booth have been in love with one another for years. When her sister dies and Booth is away at war Masen writes him a “Dear John” letter leaving Booth confused and more than a little heartbroken. Now after years of no contact and trying to get over each other they are back int he same hometown. The only problem is they still love one another and have never stopped. However Masen has a boyfriend that she just started seeing and Booth, well Booth has a wife.
That plot line alone is enough to make you go “What!” I really felt for Booth in this although there were a few times I wanted to slap him. He lashes out at Masen because of the pain he still carries. Masen also left me feeling for her because she did what she did all those years ago out of pain and grief. She knew she made a mistake but never knew how to correct it and if these two thought they would get on with their lives then they were wrong. I mean you can’t put someone in your past when you both have your relatives keep tabs on the other and when a voice reaches out to Booth from beyond the grave the decision to come home wasn’t so hard. As they work through their mountain of baggage Masen is being stalked and Booth might not make it to her in time.
As always Lani Lynn Vale has given us a set of characters that draws us in and leaves us breathless! Booth and Masen were both wonderfully written and I know that months from now we will be screaming for an update. The story behind Booth’s wife just goes to show the kind of man that he is and made me fall that much more in love with him. While Masen had a strength about her that few women have even when she feels like she had nothing left to give.
What Others are Saying
What Others Are Saying: “OMG, people!!!! This book was fantastic!!! Really EVERYTHING I could only dream off, Lani Lynn Vale delivered!” – Gis Spot Reviews
“A beautiful story that truly tugs at your heartstrings!!!” – Reader review
“As usual, some tears, lots of laughter, and some serious needing to fan myself. Lani continues to outdo herself!” – MJs Book Blog and Reviews
In The Series
Taima, a.k.a. Tai, is the last person people come to for help. He’s the fuck up the bad boy the guy that only looks out for himself.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
He’s fought hard to become the man he is today. He’s a hero in the public’s eye. A firefighter that the young all the way to the old turn to for help at the lowest point in their lives.
What people don’t know, though, is that he’s no hero. He’s the reason his sister is dead, and he’ll spend the rest of his life trying to right that wrong.
Then one split second decision has him coming face to face with Mia Darling. The woman changes his life, making him reevaluate everything he thought he had figured out, and showing him the tenderness he never knew he needed.
Just like always, though, his luck runs out.
When the smoke settles, Mia’s gone, and Tai realizes there’s no way he can live the rest of his life without her. He’ll show her just how hard a bad boy will fight to get his woman back, and he’s not opposed to fighting dirty.