Title: Too Bad So Sad
Series: The Simple Man
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Tyler Cree has never been good at the whole look and don’t touch thing.
From the moment he was old enough to walk on his own two feet, he’s been looking for trouble.
Trouble comes in many forms…quite a few of those forms being the female persuasion.
Tyler knows what girls want—a bad boy. And he has the bad boy image down pat.
Hot cop—double check.
A bike between his legs and a devil may care attitude—oh, yeah.
All the girls want him, yet none of them will have him—at least not all of him, anyway. A certain appendage they can have all they want. His heart, however, is not up for grabs. The useless organ inside his chest was broken and battered, mutilated by the one woman he thought would keep it safe.
Spoiler alert: she ripped it to shreds and set fire to the pieces.
To protect himself, Tyler keeps everyone at arm’s length, and never lets anyone get too close.
Then Reagan Rose Alvarez barrels into his life, and trespasses on not only his property, but straight into his abused heart. One glance is all it takes, and he’s suddenly thinking about things he hasn’t thought for quite some time—thoughts that a man like him should never have about a woman like her.
One moment of weakness is all it takes, and suddenly he has no other choice but to go on the offensive.
Keeping her is the only other option now.
Turns out, his heart isn’t as broken as he thought it was.
The only problem is, now the little she-devil holds it in the palm of her hands, and she has no clue just how much power she holds.
At first, I didn't like this book as much as the other books but then I really got into it because it struck me a little different. The other books I've been reading from LLV have all been formulaic and that's not a bad thing, but it's getting predictable. I liked that Reagan isn't a pushover, she isn't a whiner, she isn't a heroine who needs to be saved. She more often than not tries to save Tyler and in the process saves herself. She's got an ex-boyfriend who borders on being a stalker, rapist and being an outright douche. Tyler has an ex who is manipulative and cheated on him. I really liked how this introduced the character for Bear Bottom MC and how that's going to play out. This turned out to be a good one and I got to see Bennett Alvarez from KPD Series (Side Note that if you haven't read those that you need to.) I loved seeing him again and hearing about James and Kilgore. We need to go back to those books!!