Series: Kilgore Fire Series
Release Date: August 6, 2016
That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.
Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.
The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.
She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.
Everything happens for a reason.
A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.
It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.
House arrest never looked so good.
Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.
Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.
By Melody’s Love 4 Books
Rating: 5 stars
Oxygen Deprived is definitely one of my favorites of Lani Lynn Vale’s books. I love that the couple is not perfect…they definitely have their flaws…and that’s what makes them great together. He’s a player, she’s a bit crazy, but in the end they round each other out in the best ways.
Drew is a SWAT medic, divorced dad with a crazy ex, an angry teen daughter and isn’t looking for anything serious with anyone. Aspen is a blogger on house arrest with an ankle monitor for beating up the truck of her cheating cop boyfriend…except, wait for it, she did it in front of the police station. You can’t help but laugh at the author’s ingeniousness. You might ask how these two ever got together. Well, for one, she’s stuck at home and ends up needing help doing things the monitor stops her from doing. Just an aside here, her brother, Downy is one of my very favorite characters from another series…I was not a fan of him in this book, but he did come around so i’ll think about forgiving him. Anyway, they become friends, then more, and next thing you know they can’t live without each other.
One thing, I have to mention: OMG, her blog. I don’t even know what to say. I laughed so hard at the products she had to test. And Drew helping her…I just knew they were going to need an intervention. Can you imagine being in that situation and needing EMS or any of the departments he works with? I think he would have had to move to a different state! LOL 🙂
Oxygen Deprived is another great book by this author. It has all the awesome elements I’ve come to expect from reading her books. Congratulations Lani Lynn Vale. 5 stars!
I slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.
A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.
“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.
“Go away,” I ordered him.
I could hear him sigh through the door.
“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.
I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.
He left, but not without one last parting comment.
“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”
I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.
If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.
On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.
Not that I used it for two hours or anything.
I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.