Say It Ain’t So
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: September 8, 2020
About the Book
He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.
First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.
Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
She tells herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get ugly.
And, of course, that’s when the curse words start flying.
The more nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.
Thank God that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.
And how does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.
Thank you, Tourette’s.
10 days. It has taken me 10 days to finally sit down and review this book. Oh, I've tried to write it before, but my head and my heart just was not ready until now...hopefully I can finish in one go :-) Sammy and Hastings. Sigh... Hastings has Tourette’s and it pops up at the most inopportune moments and let me say that LLV made me so happy with this addition as I have a dear friend with Tourette's. Sammy is the perfect combination of his parents, funny like his Dad and sweet like his Mom. I'm not going to give too much of the story away as you REALLY need to read all the words, your gonna laugh so much and cry sad and happy tears. But I am going to say that by being friends on social media and following LLV, I understand where this story came from. I've shed tears before when reading one of her books, the emotions that she puts into her stories come from her heart. But this one...came from her deep in her soul, taking her back to memories of a devastating loss felt by her and her family. I knew as soon as I read certain lines in this book exactly where it was rooted and I'm amazed and in awe that she was able to pull it off with such absolute perfection...even though I sobbed and my heart ached for days. This was such a beautiful story and I am honored to have had the opportunity to read it. I know she's looking down and is so proud of you still and her memory is kept alive and well within the pages of your books. 5 stars and billions of hearts. ~Tasha~
About Lani Lynn Vale
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & 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.