A computer genius, convicted prisoner, and member of an MC finds himself growing attracted to the woman taking care of his home and pets in this gritty and sexy read where opposites definitely attract. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Doin’ A Dime by Lani Lynn Vale, along with getting my impressions of this captivating read, then be sure to add this fourth installment in the Souls Chapel Revenants MC series to your bookshelf!
Live-in property & pet caretaker needed. Six-year minimum. Background check required. Generous compensation. Marriage of convenience required.
The moment that Wyett Villin read the ad on her local community’s page, she knew that it would be perfect. It didn’t matter how big the house was, what kinds of animals she had to take care of, or what the compensation was. She didn’t give a flip as long as it got her out of her childhood home and away from the person that she despised the most.
Only, she had no clue that by accepting the position, she would be agreeing to watch over the mini-mansion and two large dogs of Hunt McJimpsey, computer hacker extraordinaire, sexy nerd, and convicted felon of Souls Chapel, Texas.
She’d meant to make her life easier, not complicate it more.
Hunt McJimpsey was careful. He knew exactly what he was doing and practically planned every single step that he took to make sure that he always had his tracks covered.
But one single mistake costs him five years of his life, and if he’s going to go down for the crime, he might as well make it spectacular.
Three years into his prison sentence, he’s a changed man, and definitely not for the better.
He’s harder, angrier, and even more brilliant and conniving than before he went in.
He thinks that by keeping up with his dogs’ babysitter, his property caretaker, and reluctant wife, that he’s only doing his due diligence as a responsible person. Only, what starts out as curiosity for his property turns into genuine like for the woman that is caring for what means the most to him.
When an opportunity to get out of the hellhole known as prison arises and the only thing he has to do is join a motorcycle club and sign some of his free time away to help those less fortunate, he jumps at the chance.
Not only because he’s ready to get the hell out of prison, but because he’s ready to meet the woman that he’s been falling for, one visit a week, for the last three years.
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
With one book after another Ms. Vale has created a special place in my heart courtesy of her delightful couples, steamy storytelling, and sizzling action both in and out of the bedroom. Each new release has me waiting in breathless anticipation while being left with a smile on my face once the last page is turned. Today's new release once again kept me glued to the pages as two apparent opposites find a decadently delightful connection in the MC world that has these two going from friends to something much more in a charming slow-burn romance.
Readers have seen glimpses of Hunt McJimpsey in previous books, but it's here that he takes center stage...and boy, what a big impression he makes on me! As a computer hacker Hunt's always been content being in the background. He's always the man with a plan, but when a hacking job goes awry he ends up with a prison sentence of five years. While he's away he makes a deal with a young woman to care for his property and pets in exchange for a marriage of convenience. Things don't go quite as planned though as her monthly prison visits bring them closer together in a heartwarming connection that changed both of them irrevocably. From the outside Hunt looks to be a real bad ass, someone you don't want to mess with. But behind the MC facade is a delightful hero. Hunt's sexy with a strong code of honor as he's quick to help the little guy defeat the bad guys. He looks as though he fears nothing but he has some quirks that humanize him and make him all the more endearing. His family is truly unpleasant and I hope to see them eventually get their comeuppance as their actions during his childhood has left him unable to be touched, made him doubt the existence of love. He's drawn to Wyett from the very start and I thoroughly enjoyed their slow-burning relationship as it helped readers see a different side to them both. Readers got heartfelt talks and deep insights that strengthened their connection and made them both stronger. With each turn of the page I fell even more in love with Hunter and have added him to my list of book boyfriends.
Wyett Villin is a formidable heroine with an evil aunt who's trying to rob her of her inheritance which makes an ad placed by a computer hacker for a house and pet sitter the answer to all her prayers. She'll have a safe place to live while getting the protection of her smart and sexy husband in name only. In exchange she shows herself to be a loyal, caring, and kind hearted wife in name only whose monthly visits have them starting out as friends before their connection turns even more sizzling. Wyett's a delightful heroine from start to finish, a heroine who puts Hunt first and shows him that he's indeed worthy of being loved. They make each other better and are perfect additions to the Souls Chapel Revenants as they continue on their plan to clean up the town and the nefarious things occurring behind the scenes.
This is another winner from Ms. Vale courtesy of an immensely appealing main couple and their adorable journey to HEA. There's sweetness, steaminess, with just a bit of mystery and angst throughout the story. There's also richly rewarding humor that often put a smile on my face, a smile that I'm still wearing as I think of this book now. Along with an unforgettable main couple, with their sweet and sizzling romance, were glimpses of the other members of the MC. Some we've seen before and some are just starting to have their stories told, but either way I was drawn to them and was captivated by the unconventional and familial vibe between them all. By the turn of the final page Ms. Vale has once again shown herself to be the Master of MC Storytelling and I recommend this book (and series) to all those wanting a story that warms the heart, makes you blush, all while keeping you on the edge of your seat!
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 a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.