Saturday, February 10, 2018

Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Hail Mary by Lani Lynn Vale


Hail Mary 
(Hail Raisers #6)
by Lani Lynn Vale

Mary Persephone Hail
Mary—well-wished-for child.


Hail—well that speaks for itself.

Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn’t a wished-for child. Persephone, though? Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail? Yeah, that’s just the final f-you.

The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante’s hell becomes complete. 
Or so he thinks.

What can make life worse after losing one’s wife and kids, you ask? Here’s what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival. Finding out that the baby’s mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain.
Dante’s a bad person. He’s done some not so nice things, and now he’s being punished for his misdeeds. Karma is finally catching up to him.

This child that he’s been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters’ too short lives.

He doesn’t want this child.

But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not.

With the help of a friend—yes, a woman friend—Dante finds his way back to life. But what he finds when he gets back isn’t the same life that he left behind. Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he's suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won’t let him quit.

4 stars

Let me start by saying this was my first read by Lani Lynn Vale and probably not my last and what a book to be my first by the author. It had romance, suspense and an a broken-mad-at-the-world bad boy who lost his entire world when his wife & two little girls were ripped from his life in a car accident. Well that was until two “special” ladies came into his life. Mary, his daughter a product of a drunken one night affair and Cobie a person he promised to watch over to his baby’s mother on her deathbed, never guessing she would worm her way into his heart. 

Mary and Cobie was Dante’s saving grace. When Mary came into Dante’s life he learned to live again & when Cobie came into his life he learned to love again. Mary helped stop his downward spiral gave him purpose for life, Cobie just picked up were Mary couldn’t reach. Mary fixed his heart but Cobie fixed his soul, with little bumps and curves in the road.

Lani Lynn made you feel the pain that Dante was going through with allowing Cobie in, sometimes you just wanted to wring his neck but at the end he redeemed himself. 

Hail Mary was an excellent afternoon-evening read.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Mel

Happy Reading!

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