Review: Lord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale (The Southern Gentleman #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

“You know,” I said softly as I walked up to them. “You're going to have him forever rolling over at your feet if you continue to do that for him.” 
She looked up with a satisfied, happy smile on her face. “I'm not scared of him anymore.” 
I reached down and forward to swipe a tendril of hair out of her eyes.“That's good, baby,” I said softly. “Because you and he are going to spend a lot of time with each other now that you're my girl.” 
Her eyes widened. “I'm your girl?”

Two novels in and The Southern Gentleman has already become my favorite Lani Lynn Vale series. This has a completely different feel from Vale's earlier collections, and I've got nothing but absolute adoration for the characters and stories. The series starter, Hissy Fit, impressed the heck out of me, so book two was facing loftier than usual expectations on my end. Naturally, I need not have worried because Vale gave justice to the enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy that was all Flint Dagus Stone and Camryn Elvis Presley in the tale that is Lord Have Mercy.

Thirty-four-year-old police officer and school resource officer Flint Stone and twenty-nine-year-old lead high school science teacher Camryn Presley have a couple of things in common: they don't like each other AND they're secretly lusting after one another. One can't help but push the other's buttons, making them react, and then they trade places and the cycle continues, but there's no denying that they're drawn to one another like a tick to a dog. You get what I mean. When these two do get together, will they be all shook up or yabba dabba doing it all night long?

There were a couple of chapters where I wasn't a huge fan of Flint's, especially since he seemed to go out of his way to give Camryn a hard time, but the guy won me over just like he did Camryn. This was a fairly lighthearted read, save for the times when someone seemed to have it out for either Flint or Camryn or both of them (not telling!), and while I was right about my hunch as to who the villain was, it definitely didn't take away from my overall reading experience. As always, the heart, heat, and humor in Lord Have Mercy has it getting five-plus stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Southern Gentleman series:


Hissy Fit (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Lord Have Mercy (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 21 April 2019

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