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#ARCReview Joke’s On You by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Joke’s On You

Series: SWAT Generation 2.0 #6, Standalone

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 9 June 2020


Booth Pena definitely didn’t make the smartest of decisions when he was a teenager.

At eighteen, he knocked a girl up and signed up for the military all in the same day—signing his life away in more ways than one. Fast forward six weeks and he’s in boot camp learning that he’s going to be a father while also learning that not only is he going to be deployed, but it’s going to stay that way for a year.

There weren’t a lot of things that the baby’s mother and he saw eye to eye on after that. He honestly wasn’t sure why he even slept with her in the first place.

Okay, that last part is a lie. He knows exactly why he slept with her. Because the real woman he’s in love with, her twin sister, Dillan, won’t give him the time of day.

Five years later, and he still wants her.

Now he’s home for good, being the best father and police officer that he can be, and still he’s not good enough.


Dillan Davidsdottir hated Booth Pena. Immensely.

She hated him because he slept with her sister, then left. Granted, she knew that he hadn’t meant to leave like he did, unknowingly and unconsciously leaving his son behind, but that didn’t change the fact that he had.

Five years later, and she still dislikes him just as much now as she did when he chose the wrong sister to take to his bed.

Maybe if he’d chosen her, her heart wouldn’t be broken, and his wouldn’t be untouchable.

But when a SWAT officer sees his life flash before his eyes, and decides that enough is enough, what’s a girl to do?

Give in, that’s what.

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Rating: 4 out of 5.
ARC Source: Author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions

It’s been a while since I got a LLV e-book; I mostly get her audiobooks through Audible lately. I haven’t really read all the books in the series, so I’m not familiar with all the characters featured. It wasn’t hard for me to keep up with the story though!

Booth and Dillan’s story is a complicated one. They both have identical twins; Delaney is Dillan’s sister and Bourne is Booth’s brother. While reading the synopsis you’ll learn that Booth and Delaney slept together, and she ended up pregnant. However, Booth always had a crush on Dillan. I know you’ll tell me this is a really messed up situation. I saw many reviewers dragging the book based only in what the synopsis reveals. Let me tell you that the author spins the plot in such way, you won’t see it coming, so don’t be quick to judge.

The story is really interesting. We get to see Booth and Dillan’s relationship flourish and him trying to be the best dad possible. There are strange things happening to Dillan, giving the story a good amount of mystery and suspense. I liked the little glimpses to the other characters’ lives, and I would like to get to read their books as well!!


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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.

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