Title: Jack & Coke
Series: Uncertain Saint’s MC #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Mig’s wife is a bitch.
How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants?
That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.
He’s doing a pretty bang-up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.
Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.
Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.
Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.
Annie’s not a cheater, though.
When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.
Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.
He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.
She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half-hearted attempts at being just friends.
The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.
But just when Mig finally has it all in the palm of his hand, his life is ripped to shreds by a new player in the game, and it takes all of Annie’s love and devotion, as well as help from the men of The Uncertain Saint’s MC, to put Mig back together again.
My Review :
Thank you so much Enticing Journey Book Promotions for sending me a copy of Jack & Coke!! I am so honored and grateful!! It’s because of you guys that I’ve found a new author that I adore! 🙂
5 Irresistible and Humorous Stars!!
This was my second time reading Ms.Vale’s work and she impressed me even more with this book if that’s even possible because I adore her work!! I was so happy to dive into another one of her books and this one did not dissappoint!! Ever since I saw the cover (He is so beautiful and dreamy! I totally pictured him as Mig while reading) I knew I had to read this book! It was dark yet with many humorous and sexy moments throughout that made things lighter in a sense. The beginning of each chapter starts off with a text and or a quote from one of the characters in the story and even if things were less than stellar to the point of being tense I felt like each of those little saythings brought something special and unique to the story that made things easier to get through.
Ms.Vale is seriously the creator of Alpha Males!! I know I’ve only read two of her books but she sure can write a male lead that is bound to bump his way up on my book boyfriend list! I was rather scared to start this story at first and I’m not exactly sure why since it’s terrifying or anything like that but it was as if I knew my emotions were going on a roller-coaster ride it was best that I be prepared. When a story can make you laugh, blush, and grin madly you know you’ve found the right book for you and this one was most definitely the right one for me! I need to go read the first book pronto because I don’t want to leave the world of these characters just yet! I’m looking forward to reading more of Ms.Vale’s work in the future and all I can say is that I’m counting down the days till Casten’s story is released! 🙂
Annie Garcia was a character who always loved a challenge and she wasn’t one to be messed with. Moving to the small town of Uncertain she never expected to crush on anyone especially someone as intimidating as Mig. At the first of the story i couldn’t grasp whether i liked her or not but as the story progressed she won me over with her humor and how she was a fighter. She could be shy and kind but she could be fierce and strong with the flip of a switch. Annie is a heroine who is flat out hilarious but most importantly she’s one who deserves love and a great guy after the jerks she has dated over the years. Her relationship with her sister was so sweet and when they got together they were such a riot! The way she treated and cared for Mig wasn’t something she took lightly which by her being genuine just made it all the more easier to adore her.
Mig Konn was a character who was ruthless and he never backed down from anyone or anything. He was arrogant but not in a annoying way but more of a “Gosh why does he have to be so cute?” sort of way. Being a member of The Uncertain Saints MC had created a tough mask he wore so well and his past shaped him into who was today. With him things weren’t instant and even though he always tried to do right by others he deserved his own happiness as well even though he didn’t realize that fact at times. During some points in the book I swear I could have jumped into the story to shake some sense into him. Mig had huge heart even though he had been burned by so many women in his life and family as well. I was surprised by how I much I truly loved him as a male lead but it was a great kind of surprise so much that he is officially a book boyfriend of mine.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an MC read that differs from the norm with a uniqueness to it that will have you hooked from the first chapter!! It’s completely shocking, so hilarious, sexy as I’ll get out and lastly so very heartwarming!! Ms.Vale raises the bar for MC books with this one and I can’t wait to read the rest of hers! If this sounds like your type of MC read One-click it today and get lost in the world of uncertainty! You won’t regret it!!! 5 Stars all around!! 🙂
“Jack and Coke is a must read for fans of romantic suspense with a whole lot of competent humor mixed in, and a romance that’s so real and raw that you can’t help but relate to the characters and their struggles.” ~Literary Treasure Chest
“WOW! A totally engrossing, beautiful, hot love story! I have read every book by Ms. Vale and with each book she gets better and better, she has a gift for drawing you in and holding you captive.” ~Guilty Pleasures
“Go get the door for the policemen I can see outside,” I called. “And tell them you have a DEA Agent in your house so they don’t try to shoot me when they enter.”
“I already did,” I heard Annie say as she got closer.
I saw her only a few seconds before she disappeared around the edge of the hallway into the entry way beyond it.
Then the door was unchained, unlocked, and swung open.
Three cops were the next to enter, and I nodded at the one I knew.
“Hey there, Officer Kirkpatrick,” I called to my good friend.
We had drinks every week, sometimes multiple times a week.
I had to do some creative thinking to get away from my wife, and Officer Kirkpatrick, a.k.a. Bullseye, was one of them.
Well, I didn’t do him…but I hung out with him.
And Bullseye had a hell of a wife that didn’t care if I was over there as much as I was.
“What’s shakin’?” Bullseye asked.
“These two men here decided to break into Annie’s house. I’m just here making sure that they don’t get off with anything valuable,” I answered.
The other officer, Antonio Juarez, I didn’t know very well.
He was new, and hung out with the young’uns instead of us old folks.
Well, I was thirty-four, which wasn’t ‘old’ per se, but it sure as fuck wasn’t young, either.
“What’s that in his hand?” Juarez asked.
I looked down at Howard Ryan’s hand, and narrowed my eyes.
“That’s Annie’s purse,” I answered.
Annie’s ‘purse’ was more of a beach bag, and I didn’t know how the hell she found anything in it.
But I wouldn’t know what to do with her if she didn’t have it with her.
She’d been able to supply me with an ice pack, and a water on two different occasions, so I wasn’t one to complain when it was beneficial to me.
“Well, boys, let’s go for a ride downtown,” Bullseye said, walking behind Howard Ryan and handcuffing him.
Ryan shot me an evil look as he left, promising retribution, and I smiled at him.
Bring it, little boy. You can’t handle this, my look said.
Forty-five minutes later, the cops were leaving with both men in the back of two separate cars, and I was left standing on Annie’s front porch with her next to me.
“Thank you,” she said, looking up at me with all sorts of promises in her eyes.
I touched my fingertips to her cheek and smiled down at her.
Long, wavy brown hair that went down to her mid back. Beautiful, full lips.
Light brown skin that was nearly the color of mine.
She wasn’t Italian like me, though.
She was Puerto Rican, and she wouldn’t let anyone call her otherwise.
I’d give anything to be with her but my life, and name, belonged to my wife.
God, if there was any way I could rewind a year, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
I would’ve never invited my now wife, Jennifer, to the club party.
Jennifer was the exact opposite of Annie.
Rude, opinionated, and selfish.
Now she was six months pregnant with my child, and I hated every fucking second of my life.
“You’re welcome,” I said roughly. “I’m gonna have a few men over here in the next few days to install an alarm and make sure nobody can ever do that to you again.”
“Mig, what the ever loving fuck are you doing over there?” My wife screeched.
I winced and slowly dropped my hand, looking over at Jennifer like one would a pile of fish heads and vomit.
Then I turned around when I saw she was dressed in little to nothing.
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.