Chute Yeah (The Valentine Boys #3) by Lani Lynn Vale
Candy Ray Sunshine—Yes, that is my real name, thank you very much, Mom and Dad—knew two things.
One, she was going to work her butt off and open her very own coffee shop, even if she had to die doing it.
Two, Banks Valentine was the world’s worst ex-boyfriend in the history of ex-boyfriends. Even if they were only boyfriend and girlfriend for one evening. She wouldn’t sneeze on him even if he was on fire.
Banks Valentine also knew two things.
One, he was an immature jerk when he was in high school, and Candy Ray Sunshine probably could open a coffee shop if she put her mind to it. But he still thinks that she should shoot a little higher, anything that gets her the heck out of Kilgore, Texas.
Two, he likes riding bulls. It’s a dangerous job, and when he gets on the back of one of those thousand-pound death machines, he can finally feel his head clear enough that he can think.
Candy and Banks would never get along. Not after what he said, and definitely not after what she did.
Then again, neither one of them expected that night to end the way it did, either—the night that both of them refused to talk about the next morning.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh! Those Valentine boys, they get me every time! And Banks and Candy’s story is definitely not an exception! It was spicy, it was funny, it was everything I adore about these boys and their family! What started out as a not so friendly rivalry, became one of the sweetest love stories I’ve ever read!
Despite her loving parents, and happy childhood, Candy had more than her fair share of heartache and tragedy. Plenty of it at the hands of Banks Valentine. Trying to find herself as a teenager invited ridicule from her peers, and left her in a bad place, emotional and mentally. But even though Banks wasn’t the nicest to her, and she had plenty of anger and harsh feelings leftover into adulthood, there were other feelings mixed in with the anger. Feelings that she kept hidden.
Banks’ life has been full of chaos, horror, and pain. He is a survivor, and it’s all made him a better man. He regrets many of the things he did as a young man, and just hopes that he gets a second chance, to make things right. he just has to figure out how to earn her forgiveness, and prove that he deserves her heart.
This book hits a nerve with me. I have to admit, I cried for Candy. The things she went through were harsh, and there are too many who live through it, and never get over it. That she was able to move past it, and find her happiness in that forgiveness, was amazing. This was a beautiful story, and definitely turned my sad tears, into tears of happiness!