Just Kidding (SWAT Generation 2.0 #1) by Lani Lynn Vale
Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Well, they—I.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.
Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.
Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?
It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.
It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain.
The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity.
And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was so afraid that the new Swat guys were not going to be able to compete with the hotness that was the OG KPD Swat. I was so afraid, that my very favorite author wasn’t going to be able to maintain the level of perfectness that was deserved by the ones to inherit the mantle of Luke Roberts, and his guys. I mean, that is a really high level of amazingness that she is trying to follow up on. Is it possible? I’m happy to report that she did it! The first book of the SWAT Generation 2.0 series is just as amazing as the Originals!
Rowen has had a lot of happiness, as well as a lot of not so happy, in her life. Her birth father was no prize, and caused a lot of heartache (as we learned in Center Mass, Reese and Luke’s book) But afterward, she had the perfect example of everything she should expect from a man, and how she should expect to be treated by that man. But that still doesn’t keep away the crazies!
Dax takes one look at Rowen, even at her worst, and knows that she is worth everything. She is what he needs in life, what he wants, he just has to convince her of that. And then he has to convince everyone else of that. including the crazies!
Dax and Rowen together are a hoot! I couldn’t help but laugh at their interactions. The were everything I could have wanted for the beginning of this series, and so much more! I’m so excited about this series, and I’ve enjoyed the other “kids” books that have come before it. And I just know that there are some really amazing books that are going to come from these new swat guys! This series promises to be explosive, and Just Kidding is a fantastic introduction to a whole new generation of Hot, Loving Swat guys!