Center Mass (Code -11 KPD SWAT, #1) ~ Lani Lynn Vale
Luke Roberts came to the small lazy town of Kilgore, Texas with one thing on his mind: Forgetting. He wanted to forget why he left. Forget those emerald green eyes that haunted his dreams. And forget how it felt to have his heart ripped out of his chest by a woman who didn’t like the fact that he had a child. It was something he’d been doing a damn fine job of doing, too. Until Reese smashed through every one of his defenses, and made him feel again.
Reese Doherty was just trying to do the best for her little girl. So she moved to the little boomtown nearly an hour from where she grew up to be the school nurse for Kilgore’s littlest people. That’s where she met him. The SWAT officer and the man that would change her life forever. The sexy man who liked to drive fast, and live life like it should be lived. He drove her crazy, and became something she could barely live without.
But Luke was a hero. A man used to risking his life to make the world a safer place. Something Reese had to decide whether she could handle or not. Preferably before her and her daughter became too attached.
Just when she’s ready to give him her whole heart, her world takes a huge hit, and everything she thought she knew wasn’t as it seemed.
Luke wasn’t a quitter, though. Damn far from it, and he’d prove to her that he’d be there when the dust settled. Whether she wanted him to be or not.
Well it should come as no surprise I Loved Luke & Reese's story
And Code -11 KPD SWAT is already headed to be another kick-ass spin off series
Center Mass definitely had a more serious, suspenseful undertone..
So much so I had to bust out the tissues with this one..
Reese was just to cute with her Super Hero Scrubs and her daughter was her world.
"I wasn't a fan of animated movies. I also wasn't a fan of theaters.
But I'd do just about anything for my daughter, even sit in a theater with kids who wouldn't shut the fuck up." ~Reese
Reese was a bit jaded when it came to relationships due to her ex but of course Luke managed to weasel himself in.
"A man's shirt on a woman's naked body is like raising a flag on a conquered fortress." ~Luke
Luke was just the perfect father ~ I love to see (and read about) hot daddies that would lay the world at their kiddies feet. We got his back story which I was looking forward to since his first appearance.
As usual when reading anything by Lani Lynn Vale (which I have read EVERYTHING) you get the Protective Alpha,
Family Banter, Loyal Friends, a great plot (this one a lot more intense) and Humor!
"You know, if you were a vegetable, you'd be a cabbitch!" ~Old man
We also got to meet new characters and got to see what the old ones have been up to..
Another great read and I'm left again anxiously anticipating the next!