Title: Center Mass
Series: Code-11 KPD SWAT #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 1, 2015
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 and Reese are both single parents who each have a beautiful little girl. Katy, Luke's daughter, has an allergic reaction to bees that Reese, the school nurse, must react to save Katy's life. This one day changes their lives forever. Luke is hesitant to be in a relationship after his last girlfriend wanted nothing to do with his little girl and Reese moved away from her baby daddy to be able to support her daughter and give her the best she could. While these two drove each other crazy they had an insane connection that kept drawing them in. Just when you think everything is going good their worlds get thrown into chaos. Luke is a police officer and head of the SWAT team. When things start going crazy can Reese stand to live the life of an officer's girlfriend? Is Luke willing to let Reese sneak out of his life?
I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading more in the series. While the side characters were well developed to have their own stories it was not too much that it took away from the story of Luke and Reese. Their daughters were both so incredibly adorable. The chemistry and relationship between Luke and Reese was so sweet and let me tell you Lani Lynn Vale knows how to write some steamy sex scenes. Holy smokes she leaves you going wow. By the end you will want your own personal protector Luke or maybe even one of his SWAT men! First book I have read by Lani Lynn Vale and I look forward to continuing this story and checking out the Heroes of Dixie Wardens MC series since I met them in this book.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, 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.