Darby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?
There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her.
Darby Valentine protects what’s his.
No matter what the cost.
Get Bucked follows the youngest Valentine, Darby and WayLynn Jennings, the daughter of a fellow bull fighter and the one girl who never fell at Darby’s feet.
Darby made some bad choices in his younger years but is trying to make amends now. He has recently graduated college and is starting his own career, a fact that his brothers have a very hard time accepting. WayLynn graduated with Darby but isn’t really sure what her future holds, except moving to her father’s new land. The same land that backs up to the Valentine Ranch.
When the bar owner calls WayLynn to come get the very drunk Darby after he was unexpectedly forced from the family ranch, neither Darby or WayLynn are prepared for the feelings that can develop when living that closely with someone, especially if there was maybe some underlying attraction before hand. 😉
I was really excited for Darby’s book and LLV did not disappoint. Great end to the series!
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens.
She hails from the Great State of Texas.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.