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July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.

July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: Her or the SWAT team.

Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her. July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.

A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.

July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.

Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

©2016 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale

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Gangster?

Did this corny bitch just say "Damn it feels good to be a gangster?" Please!

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Dean and July

Goodness this is story I had been waiting for and I was not disappointed. Dean "PD" and July have the rockiest of roads, they were once an item but July thinks his job is dangerous. This takes them on a journey of self discovery, tragedy, letting go of insecurities, and a passion that will last them a life time. I loved this story.

This audiobook is FANTATIC. Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder absolutely brought this thrilling and emotional story to life.

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Yo.... that just happened. 🔥💜😭

(PD & July): TRIGGERS: trafficking, brutal assault. So finally we get to learn about PD and his "tastes". PD totally is a ladies man but damn he had three women thirsting after him. The book starts though with PD in a relationship with July who's the sister of Wolf from "Rusty Nail". Because of how Wolf was hurt at work as an officer, July is extremely nervous about PD being hurt or worse. He starts their relationship as a firefighter but then behind her back joins SWAT. There's a time jump and they are no longer together. Clearly there's a lot of anger where she's concerned but there's also extreme love and HEAT between them as well. He just can't help interjecting into her life. That does work in her favor. Their feelings can no longer be denied and it steams up the pages. But nothing in LLV world stays perfect forever… oh the MUTHA F***ING PLOT TWISTS… she will make you laugh, piss you off and make you cry. OMG… you will cry. This book takes a turn down a really dark alley so you gotta buck up and get ready. 

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Controlled Burn

This Book gutted me the same as it did when I read it. As always, relationships have it's up and down, they made it through but just when that happened, another tragedy drop on Dean's lap, his life is forever changed for what July went through but having a love like they have is a once in a lifetime type of love and no one I mean no one or anything can come between those two. Lani made it happen with this book, the male narrator was spot on for Dean's characters, as for the female narrator, her voice was a little meh🤷🏿‍♀️not in a bad way but it just doesn't sound like I would thought July's voice would sound but she did okay though, well done.

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OMG! This story was so good!

This is another one of LLV's best books. The story was really good and was so heartbreaking at one point. The sex scenes was sooo hot 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I cant decide if I loved Drew or Dean better. They both are swoon worthy. I've not read the other books in the series yet only Drew and Dean's. but the Kilgore Fire series is definitely my favorite of all LLV books. Narrators were great. Jason Clark! (sigh) Need I say more! 🔥💙😍😘

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The Woman!!!

I couldn’t stand her voice, especially when she’s trying to be the male. Otherwise it was great!

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  • Just Coffee And Books
  • 12-09-20

Loved Dean and July’s story

Another great story from the Kilgore Series. Very serious twist towards the end though, had me questioning if there would be a HEA. Thankfully there was ♥️ On to book 5.

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  • 05-29-20

so good

This is another book that you can listen to time and time again. Its emotional to say the least, and for those two wonderful characters who love each other it coming to term with what they didnt do ghe first time round. But PD and July are made for each other till something happens that neither had thought would happen.
This story is told by two narrators who do Justce well and truely to the story.