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Right To My Wrong by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #8
Genres: MC Romance
Sterling and Ruthie have more things in common than they realize, even though from the
outside it doesn’t seem like they do.
Sterling is a decorated war hero.
Ruthie is an excon.
Their two worlds should’ve never collided, but fate has a way of turning life in the direction least
expected. Now Ruthie has to try to come to terms with the fact that she’s in love with a biker
who’s also a decorated Navy SEAL. One who leaves for months at a time with little to no
advance warning, taking her heart with him each time he goes.
Sterling has a lot of things to overcome in order to have Ruthie, the biggest being her mind.
She doesn’t think she’s good enough.
He thinks she’s perfect.
Now it’s up to him to show her just how right he can be.
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Oh good Lord! Where to begin because let me tell you that Sterling is HOT, HOT, HOT! We were introduced to Sterling originally a few books ago but he was a minor sort of character that you didn’t think a lot about. In Counter to My Intelligence he is just returning home from his tour as he is a Navy SEAL. I mean come on! Navy SEAL and rides motorcycle…I have no ovaries left! This book like every other Lani Lynn Vale book has my favorite little quotes before each chapter. These are so funny that I laugh out loud. Sometimes they are the secret thoughts of a character, sometimes a text sent between two characters, and sometimes they are a quote. Regardless I always look forward to them.
Sterling “Kraken” (love how he reveals his road name) and his foster brothers, Cormac and Garrison, always come and purchase the same thing, at the same time into the store Ruthie works at. After getting out of prison for killing her abusive ex-husband, Ruthie (with the help of Silas) is grateful for the job she has at the convenience store as well as her other job at Halligans and Handcuffs. She doesn’t always feel as though she worth something and carries a deep sadness within her. She knows that at her age “going somewhere in life” really isn’t possible and she is just grateful for every small thing she has and knows that Sterling is just too good for her to have.
Sterling however has other thoughts! He feels as though Ruthie is too good for him. He knows that she thinks it’s the other way around and when he finally gets the courage to ask her out his SEAL team gets called up. Days turn into weeks and Ruthie glued to the television watching for the smallest piece of news, hoping yet fearing the worst.
While many of the books in this series has tragedy and hardship the tragedy in this particular one took me by surprise. Like I didn’t see it coming at all and it so emotional for me. I also didn’t see the Garrison’s love connection coming or the big revelation about their foster-father and I really hope that in some book down the line we learn more about Garrison. One of favorite parts is that we get to catch up with Sawyer and Silas (they have their baby in this book) as well as getting to hear from Loki, Trance and a few others.
I looked up from peeling the label off my beer and stared at him.
He was so beautiful, but everything I would never go for again.
Those three things combined made for a man who always felt he knew the right way.
“What do you mean, what’s my story?” I muttered, looking back towards my label.
“Where’d you grow up?” He was a persistent bastard.
“Typical shit upbringing. My dad left my mom. My mom felt the benefits of having me were outweighed by the negatives of having me, so she gave me up for adoption. I never found anyone to take me in, so I spent twelve years in the foster system. When I turned eighteen, I was kicked out on the street, and I did the only thing I could, found a man that could support me.
But he also liked to hit me. After a year of that, I killed him,” I said softly.
If knowing that fact was going to scare him off, I wanted to get it over with before I made a friend out of him. I wasn’t a fan of false niceties. I was a rip the band aid off kind of girl.
“Sawyer said you just got out,” the man continued.
I sighed and finally looked at him.
He was handsome.
So handsome that it was making me tongue tied. I wasn’t hot like most of the other women in the room. I was decent looking, but I wasn’t in his league. Which was why I was looking at the label of my beer the majority of the time instead of at his face.
He’d been sitting beside me ever since I’d sat down, and I couldn’t figure out why.
In fact, he was downright gorgeous. Everything that made him wrong.
And the beard just made it even worse.
I couldn’t resist a beard.
Never could…and never would.
Tall with muscular arms. Wide shoulders. Deep green eyes and a messy mop of dirty blonde hair tumbling over his eyes, he was every woman’s dream. His beard was one of those that was grown out of necessity instead of style, the kind where you were out in the desert and not near a razor kind of beard.
Which was conducive with the party we were having in honor of him coming home from his deployment in Afghanistan.
“Do you want me to leave you alone, because I’m sensing that from you,” the man said.
I sighed and looked at him, caught by those beautiful green eyes.
“Sterling, I’m one fucked up mess,” I finally said.
He grinned. “Well that makes two of us. I’m a fucked up mess molded into a ball of denial. Trust me. My fucked up mess could easily compete with your fucked up mess.”
If only that were true.
Other Books in the Series
Lights To My Siren (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #1)Halligan To My Axe (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #2)
Kevlar To My Vest (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #3)
Keys To My Cuff (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #4)
Life To My Flight (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #5)
Charge To My Line (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #6)
Counter To My Intelligence (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #7)