February 11, 2020


Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.

Those people are called cops.

Well, one cop in particular.

A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.

The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.

When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.

Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.


Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.

She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.

Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.

Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.

When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.

Challenge. Accepted.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Fries Before Guys is the second book in the SWAT Generation 2.0 by the talented and hilarious Lani Lynn Vale. I’m loving this series. So. Hard. These SWAT guys are making me swoon! We met Derek and Avery in Just Kidding and I just knew their story was going to be great! Derek is the chief of police’s son and Avery is the daughter of two cops. She’s struggling in school, in life and she’s crushing hard on the older, sexier cop. Derek has a thing for Avery, but she’s only nineteen and every cop in Kilgore will kill him if he touches her. Avery has the worst luck and after the second accident, Derek can’t stop wanting to protect her. He tried to stay away, but he can’t. He has to make her his. Avery can’t escape the bad things. Her life isn’t like other teenagers and she’s just trying to survive. Can she trust that Derek is for real? Will Derek be able to protect her before something horrible happens. I loved this book! I finished it in a few hours and I didn’t want it to end. This was a very emotional story and I felt so sad for Avery and what she’s been through. She’s tough as nails though and can take care of herself. Derek just wants to be with her but also let her have her independence. I seriously love this man! The sweet things he says to her. The bonding with his sister’s baby. Pretty much everything he did! Overall, I laughed, cried, had to fan myself and laughed some more. It has the perfect mix of sexiness, suspense, humor, friendship, family and love. Lots of fun and little angst, just the way I like it!


“Avery Flynn, what I’m trying to tell you is that I’m not going to stay away from  you any longer. You’re mine.”

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