*Release Blitz/Review* Maybe Don’t Wanna (Simple Man #2) by Lani Lynn Vale


Title: Maybe Don’t Wanna
Series: The Simple Man Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 4, 2018
Peter Parker Penn.
Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.
In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.
Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.
To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.
For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.
Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.
Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.
One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.
Yet she won’t listen.
She’s convinced that she can save him.
Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.

“I was bad. Bad news. Bad attitude. Bad for her. Bad at relationships. Bad, bad, bad.”

First things first – yes there is an age difference. A pretty significant difference. However with the way LLV writes all of her characters you don’t really even think about the difference unless it’s brought up in the book. Do not let this dictate whether you try the book. It is an amazing story of two equally broken people trying to find their happiness. And the perfect level of steam to go along with it!

Peter Parker Penn has more than enough reason to be angry at the world. Everything he has been through has made him the man he is. He has grew up in the gang life and then went to the military to avoid jail. Losing everything he knows and loves and being powerless to stop it. Out of the military and searching for his “thing”, he’s working for the Hail brothers doing repo jobs. He’s existing at this point, not living.

Kayla has not had the fairy tale childhood either. After her dad died, she was “adopted” by her dad’s friends, James and Cheyenne. Their daughter, Janie, is Kayla’s best friend and “sister”. Kayla has watched her best friend find love and the happily ever after that every little girl dreams of.

Combine a stubborn alpha man with a smart stubborn woman. Add in a serial killer systematically terrorizing the south, and a whole lot LLV heat; you have an amazing story that I would recommend to anyone.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, 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.


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