Bad Apple by Lani Lynn Vale Release Blitz
Title: Bad Apple
Series: The Uncertain Saints MC
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
The road to hell is paved with good intentions… Apple “Core” Drew needs The Uncertain Saints MC like he needs air. He is barely making it through the day, and each one that goes by takes him closer and closer to hell. Literally, not figuratively. He’s a half breath away from killing himself—maybe not by taking his own life, but he’s not against making someone else do it for him. Then he meets her. One of his club member’s sister, and his whole outlook on life changes. And not for the better. Just as surely as he ruined his life, he ruins her life, too. One lapse in judgement on his part, and his one night of happiness turns into the worst nine months of his life. Which he would’ve thought was damn near impossible with the things he’s done and seen. She never saw it coming… It was the beard. The beard made her do it. That is a good excuse for having sex with a man she barely knows, isn’t it? Yeah, who was she kidding? It wasn’t the beard. It was the way he looked so dejected and solemn. The sad look in his eyes pulls her in, and the way his rough hands touch her makes her stay. All she wants to do is take that look out of his eyes, but the consequences to her actions only make things worse, not better. One day is all she gets, and he’s not willing to give her more. Until she dies, that is. Then it’s too late.
RATING: 3 STARS
Though I liked the originality of the plotline and the writing was good the story felt rushed, especially in the beginning and it left me some-what confused. The prologue was a bit odd too, it added to my confusion.
Apple is carrying around guilt for something he did years previous and he’s prospecting for the Uncertain MC to try to help with his depression. Kitt is the sister of one of the MC members and has a serious health problem that causes her to have frequent seizures. Her brother treats her like a china doll that could break any moment and Kitt just wants to live her life. When her and Apple meet the attraction is there and Kitt pretty much demands he sleep with her which results in them having sex almost immediately after they meet. Apple pulls away and when Kitt finds out she’s pregnant Apple thinks he can’t be with her but her seizures intensify during her pregnancy and though Apple isn’t with her with her – he takes up stalking her to keep her safe.
The plotline was definitely original but I didn’t feel a connection to the characters and that’s what kept me from enjoying this story. The “relationship” between Apple and Kitt felt rushed and their relationship felt very forced. I don’t think I’ll be reading the next book in this series as this is the second book in a row by Lani Vale, and the second book in this series, that I’ve given 3 stars and didn’t find all that great.