New Release + Review: Maybe Don’t Wanna by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Maybe Don’t Wanna
Series: The Simple Man Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 4, 2018

Peter Parker Penn.

Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.

In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.

Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.

To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.

For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.

Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.

Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.

One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.

Yet she won’t listen.

She’s convinced that she can save him.

Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.
FIVE 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!

I am loving the Simple Man series! Getting to see the kids from Freebirds all grown up and falling in love with the same level of hilarity, suspense, and sweetness that Lani is the master of is indescribably awesome. Kayla and Parker’s story is another double dose of epic. Both characters we know and love (and maaaaybe question a bit) from previous books there was definitely more fangirl squealing from me when I read the blurb. There story has me feeling all kinds of things. I ugly cried (thanks for that Lani) I literally lol’ed, I melted at the sweet heat, and I was on the edge of my seat with the suspense surrounding them.

Kayla grew up to be a woman her father would have been proud of. I loved seeing memories of Dougie throughout her book and seeing how despite how young she was when she lost her father there is so much of him in her. The tight bond she has with Janie took me back to the days of Ember and Cheyenne. They were sisters as much as they were best friends and had me rolling in laughter more than once.

The attraction between Kayla and Parker is immediate, but Parker’s tragic past has him keeping peoples a distance. Parker’s past is absolutely heartbreaking. Finally seeing the full scope of all he has been through broke my heart. Truly a good man despite what he thinks the irresistible pull between Kayla and him soon leads to a romance full of heart and delicious heat. I loved every page!


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, 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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