Get Bucked (The Valentine Boys #4) by Lani Lynn Vale
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I read Georgia and Nico’s book, I didn’t think Darby was ever going to get past the anger of his past. Things were looking up toward the end, but he was still so full of anger, it was palpable. I hurt for everything those boys (and Georgia!) went through. It was an unthinkable tragedy, and definitely left it’s mark on all of the Valentines.
Waylynn is my hero! I want to be her when I grow up! She had an unconventional childhood, but is definitely one of the coolest characters I’ve read about! She takes what life hands her and makes the most of it, living her best life everyday! And Darby! He compliments her personality perfectly! The two of them are just the couple to take the world by storm, and come out stronger on the other side!
Waylynn and Darby were so much fun! I never knew what they were going to do next, but I knew I’d get a huge laugh out of it! Their take-no-crap attitude made me smile (and kept me guessing!) right through to the very end of the book. The only thing that got me about this book, is how I temporarily saw a side of some of my favorite characters (The Valentine boys!) that I really didn’t like all that much, they totally redeemed themselves in the end. This book really proves that family may not always like each other, but they always have each other’s backs! This was another amazing Valentine Boys story, and it just makes me want to go back and re-read them all!