A young woman always watching from afar, and a race car driver trying to outrace his demons, find a connection that will lead them to HEA. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Killing Booth by Lani Lynn Vale, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this sixth installment in the Welcome to the Circus series to your bookshelf!
Every single thing you want is going to require you to be uncomfortable.Those words had been shared with her by the one man she didn’t think she could take a chance on. She just didn’t know that he was right, or that he was going to be the one making her uncomfortable.
Nash Wilder Christopherson was the world’s golden boy.
For fifteen years, she watched Nash race from the safety of her phone. Every single race, PR event, ESPN interview—she was there for it. He was the one thing that kept her sane while having to live the life her father forced her to.
That was all he’d ever be to her, though. A face on the other side of the screen.
Until he showed up at her apartment complex, carried her sister down hundreds and hundreds of stairs during a fire, and changed her opinion of him.
Nash Christopherson was Mean. With a capital M. And he couldn’t stand her.
He thought he had everything under control. Then he met her.
Nash knew from the moment he saw Zip waiting in her apartment, looking panicked, that she was going to damage him. She was going to pull him in, chew him up, and spit him out.
What he didn’t know was just how much damage he could take.
Nearly a year passed as he tried and failed to stay away.
A full year of her smiles, her playful jabs, her teasing, her eyes on him.
Then he got news that changed his life, and she finally took matters into her own hands, forcing herself into his life and pretty much giving him everything he ever wanted.
Everything was great, until it wasn’t. Life smacked him hard, and when the dust settled, she was
gone. The only sign that she was ever there was the cracked and bleeding heart, half beating inside his chest, that yearned to hold her one more time.
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Throughout last year Ms. Vale's Welcome to the Circus series was a highlight for me! Fueled by a dark and sinister premise, each book divulges more about this painful past and a father who kept devils behind the bright lights and laughter of the circus world. Each book pulls readers in even more deeply into this world, and these larger than life characters, as we get closer to the end of the road.
Zip is the youngest child, and was sheltered from the truth about her father's actions, until she was the last one standing and it suddenly all came down on her. While being a part of the circus is something she loves, there's something...someone...she loves more! Zip has been drawn to NASCAR driver Nash Christopherson since the first time she saw him, and soaks up every bit of info she can find about him. Their initial meeting saw him putting up every wall he possessed, with her pushing him from that moment on, in a combustible pairing that had me rooting her on every step of the way.
Zip is immensely likable with a quirky personality and a strong set of beliefs that she stands firm in. Nash is a stoic and broody man early on, a man with a past that is heartbreaking, so the walls surrounding him are understandable. Zip is just what he needs though, someone to support him completely, and the slow lowering of his emotional walls was richly rewarding to see. With each turn of the page we get closer to the end of this series and I'm left breathless with anticipation for how Ms. Vale will wrap it all up.
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Lani Lynn Vale is an American author of humorous romantic suspense novels. Born in the Great State of Texas, she has lived the majority of her adult life in East Texas where most of her novels are based. She’s married to her high school sweetheart whom her readers refer to as “LLV’s Bearded Half.” She published her first novel, Boomtown. in the summer of 2013 after the birth of her third child. She’s gone on to publish over 100 novels, with most of them going on to become USA Today Bestsellers.