Whiskey Neat by Author Lani Lynn Vale was the first book that I have read by this author. I was excited to dive into this book because one of my favorite genres are MC/biker books. The writing was good and the storyline was good but for me I just felt like I had a hard time to fully invest in Griffin and Lenore’s relationship!
Griffin’s backstory was so heartbreaking and I could truly feel how devastated he was by his personal loss. I enjoyed his storyline but there was just something that kept me from falling completely in love with him. His actions at times conflicted me but yet I could understand why he did some of the things that he did. It really warmed my heart when he would think about his son, the way he felt was so beautiful and genuine and it really made me see the man underneath his tough facade. When he meets Lenore, he stars to realize that she just may be the one to pull him back to life. His head and heart seem to be on two different playing fields and it was interesting to see him wrestle with all of his feelings that were surfacing where this girl was concerned.
Lenore, hmmmm, ok where to begin with her. I genuinely liked her but I just couldn’t connect with her. I had a really hard time finding myself invested in her and Griffin’s “relationship”. I felt it all happened way too fast for my liking and I think that’s why I just wasn’t able to fall completely in love their story. I truly loved that she was a woman who knew what she wanted and went for it. She never gave up on her man and it was so sweet to watch her go to great lengths to make him realize what he had and what he deserved.
Griffin and Lenore together ultimately did seem “right” for each other but again I need a more slow-build up of a relationship and add in the sexual tensions to go along with it! I want to be able to feel the pull, I want to experience their sexual frustrations, I want to feel the fireworks when they finally come together! I realize that I am a picky reader but I like what I like.
Now, just because I wasn’t in love with this story, doesn’t mean I won’t be reading any more books by this author. If you are a fan of Author Lani Lynn Vale’s writing then I think you will certainly enjoy this book and I would recommend it to any MC book lover who loves a broody alpha male, a strong-willed female and a good storyline.
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