Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted March 3, 2016 by Marie in Book Reviews, Tours and Reveals / 4 Comments

Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Whiskey Neat by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Uncertain Saint's MC #1
Genres: MC Romance

Griffin Storm wasn’t prone to violence, but when someone takes what Griffin holds dear, the

world as he knows it is gone.

Retaliation, revenge and rage fuels him. His MC, The Uncertain Saint’s, do their best to offer

support, but Griffin is beyond redemption. He’ll do what he has to do. Kill who he has to kill.

He doesn’t care if that means he dies. If it gets him what he wants, then it’s worth it.

He fakes it all until the night he walks into a sex shop for batteries and lays eyes on a woman

that will change his life.

Lenore makes him think past tomorrow. Makes him want to see just what the future might


But his life’s a dangerous one built around pain and deception, and not for the faint of heart.

He won’t give up the past, not until he’s done what he promised to do.

And if that means she’s not there when the dust settles, he’ll risk it.

Lenore, though, won’t give up on him. She’ll fix him, whether he wants her to or not.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

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My Review

Griffin has suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to go through and it has affected everything about him. The only good thing is the fact that since he is a Texas Ranger and a member of the Uncertain MC he has the means and connections to bring those responsible to justice. It is what drives him each and every day. Lenore is the owner of a sex shop and has her own demons that follow her around. I really love their first meeting in Lenore’s shop and then later when she sees him near her shop (read that excerpt below!)

Griffin wants Lenore from that very first moment and there is nothing that could stop him from having her once he sees her again. Of course there are things that are working towards keeping them apart and there are moments when I really wanted to slap both Griffin and Lenore. I fell in love with the other members of the Uncertain Saint’s and can’t wait for their books as they come out. As always Lani Lynn Vale did an excellent job of creating not only main characters that you easily fall in love with but also secondary characters that make you want to know their stories as well.



“Come on, Doogan,” I urged, giving his collar a tug.

Doogan didn’t budge, which was why I had a front row seat as a man sailed over the railing of Mr. Marshall’s porch, and landed about ten feet away from where I was standing.

“Oh, my God,” I breathed.

I didn’t move, though, because the man was suddenly surrounded.

Men in leather were everywhere…but the one man that held my attention was stomping down the porch steps and heading straight to the man on the ground.

Griffin, the man who’d bought batteries from me just two days ago, was well and truly pissed.

When his eyes swung to me, I didn’t know what to do.

Should I run?

Stay where I was?

Question after question barreled through my mind, leaving me shaking in fear…and something else I wasn’t ready to admit to just yet.

“Go home,” he ordered.

I blinked, looking to my left and right to be sure he was talking to me.

Since I didn’t see anyone else around me, I decided he was talking to me, but I just couldn’t get my legs to cooperate out of fear.

Not to mention that I would have to walk through the lot of them to get to my house.

When I didn’t move fast enough, he issued the order again, only this time it was biting.

“Go. Home,” he snapped.

I turned on my heel and started walking, coming to a sudden stop when Doogan still refused to move.

“Mother of God,” I whispered. “Come on Doog,” I whispered frantically. “Let’s go.”

He did move, just not in the correct direction.

No, he walked straight up to Griffin and licked his hand, a hand that was stuck out, not in invitation to approach, but instead to stop the dog from getting too close to him.

“Can’t you control your fuckin’ dog?” He grated out angrily.

Tears were stinging my eyes, because, by that point, I had the attention of not just Griffin, but the whole freakin’ lot of them.

My heart was beating frantically in my chest as they watched me, and I just knew that if I didn’t get the hell out of there I’d get the hell beaten out of me…or worse.

“Where do you live?” Griffin asked, taking a hold of Doogan’s leash.

It slipped from my hands, and I watched in helpless horror as it did.

And what did Doogan do?

He freakin’ followed him!

“Umm,” I whispered. “Three duplexes down from here.”

“Be back,” Griffin said as he took my hand in his free one and started to walk me back to my house.

The men returned their stares on the man they were circling, and I glanced over my shoulder just in time to see one of the big ones kick the poor guy on the ground next to his feet.

He didn’t say a word, and neither did I.

I was too scared.

What if he beat the shit out of me?

Raped me?

What if…

“I’m not going to hurt you,” Griffin growled, interrupting my inner diatribe.

“I know,” I lied.

He snorted. “Stop shaking. I said I wouldn’t harm you. I’m a cop.”

Yeah, but good cops didn’t beat the shit out of people in the dark of night.




Also in the Series

Kack and Coke Cover

Title: Jack & Coke

Series: Uncertain Saint’s MC #2

Release Date: May 6, 2016



Mig’s wife is a bitch.

How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants?

That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.

He’s doing a pretty bang­up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.

Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.


Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.

Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.

Annie’s not a cheater, though.

When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.


Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.

He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.

She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half ­hearted attempts at being just friends.

The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.

But just when Mig finally has it all in the palm of his hand, his life is ripped to shreds by a new player in the game, and it takes all of Annie’s love and devotion, as well as help from the men of The Uncertain Saint’s MC, to put Mig back together again.



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About Lani Lynn Vale

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, 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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4 responses to “Whiskey Neat (Uncertain Saint’s MC #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

  1. Heather

    Great review! This one sounds like it has some really unique and interesting characters. I like when authors put the extra effort into creating interesting secondary characters as well.

    • It really does have some unique and interesting characters. All of Lani Lynn Vale’s book are this way. she is a truly wonderful author.

  2. Katy

    What a fun series! The titles are particularly creative. I like the idea of a good boy with a bad boy edge. Who doesn’t? This seems to have the mystery of will they or won’t they get together, too. I love when the relationships are so volatile that it’s a love vs hate power play.

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