Just Kidding

SWAT Generation 2.0, Book 1
Series: SWAT Generation 2.0, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. 

Well, they - i.e., Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists - were wrong. 

Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas, can’t help calling him Mr. January. 

Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob? 

It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away. 

It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain. 

The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity. 

And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.

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

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The Summary is wrong

So I am a big LLV fan so I don't like writing reviews that are not very nice. Let me start by saying, the summary does not match the story. I feel like I missed something somewhere. In the prologue, she is out with people from work and she does in fact get her heart broken by the man she think shes in love with. Then we go right into chapter 1 where she is in her dad's office crying about losing her job and being held at gunpoint. I even went back to see if I missed something in the prologue because these events didnt even take place in the book. Regardless, supposedly she is in a convenience store and she has a gun to her head and Mr. January is supposedly there telling her to listen to the gunman. well that's not possible because he is in fact in Kilgore on the other side of the door listening to Rowan tell her dad about the incident and he wasnt even there. I really do wish that incident would have been written into the story because I would have been more than excited to read that.

I am not familiar with either of the narrators. The male narrator wasnt too bad, so I gave him the stars. I didn't care for the female narrator at all so I didn't give her any stars. her voice was just unpleasant and whiny. The story was decent enough but the summary needs to be revised because I was expecting a different story. There wasnt a single incident in the book where Rowan is told how to act and she rebelled and went against someone's wishes or commands.

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Loving this series!

This series tells the stories of the kids of KPD SWAT and it is great catching up with the parents and seeing the, now grown, kids find their HEA. This is the story of Luke’s 2nd daughter, Rowan, and Dax, son of Max from another series. Rowan has just graduated from law school and passed the bar. She is ready to ‘adult’, which includes a relationship. Unfortunately, the guy that she’s had her eye on treats her like a sister...THEN, wait for it, starts dating her arch nemesis! When Ro is not hired permanently at the law firm at which she interned, she cuts her losses and heads back to Kilgore. She meets Dax when she goes to visit her father, now Chief of Police. The attraction is palpable but is Ro ready? Dax has some baggage from his teens that may come between them.
There are lots of fun moments, some ex drama and finally an HEA.

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SO, SO SORRY

I have listened to every book available on Audible written by LLV and have loved them all. She is one of my all time favorite authors. However, this one was ruined by the narrators. I had to actually concentrate hard, as if I was listening to an incomprehensible educational manual, for this book to keep my attention. I also had to quit and listen to something else (twice) in order to talk myself into going back to finish. Narrators can certainly destroy a story if they aren't good narrators. In my opinion, audio books should be performed, not just narrated. These two did not perform, and sorely disappointed. I will be asking for my money/credit back which will be a first for me with this author. So sorry Ms. Vale even though the storyline was good, these two narrators just didn't work for me.

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5 ‘You’re Everything’ Stars

On the narration - The audio was great and exactly narrated in the mood I expected of LLV's awesome characters, but omg, Noah Levine was the PERFECT Dax, It was spot on on how imagined Dax 'sounding'. LOVED IT!!!

On the story - Sweet Baby Jesus… Talk about starting the year with a BANG! Just Kidding is EVERYTHING, and Dax and Rowen are absolute PERFECTION together!

Well, I thought the OG KPD SWAT couldn’t be beat, but it seems this new generation are going to give them a run for their money, and I’m soooooo here for it!

Ms. Vale once again rocked my world with these two. The gripping way Just Kidding started, the slow build up that left me glued to my e-reader, and the sexual tension until Dax and Rowen finally gave in was just absolute romantic suspense perfection.


Rowen (first of the OG KPD SWAT’s, Luke and Reese’s daughter) and Dax (Freebird’s third couple, Max and Peyton) are everything I want in my romantic main characters and more. Their background, the instances in which they ‘meet’, their insta-connection, and their overall awesomeness and love for one another stole my breath in every way.

Lani Lynn Vale usual winning formula has once again worked its magic, I was hooked from the first to the last page. The relatable characters, the everyday setting – added with a bit of danger, it is a romantic suspense, after all, lol – the banter, the back and forth between siblings, the touching relationships with their parents… OMG, I soaked up every one of those interactions! Dax and Rowen’s deep love and care for one another shone through in every page, the centerpiece of it all, but we had so many hilarious moments, so many touching scenes and let’s not forget, such scorchingly hot and passion filled sexy times, it’s impossible not to let yourself submerge into this brilliantly created ‘new’ LLV world. And after seeing all the rest of the ‘calendar’ crew, boy oh boy, am I really for the next one! Bring it on, I need it NOW!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Good book - listened to whole thing!

I rarely finish a book, but did finish this one. I liked this story - it was drawn out but good to listen too while at work - didn't get me distracted -was an easy listen. Love the female narrator -she does great job. The mail narrator does great job, but Im sorry to say that his voice is better for mystery story, not romance... I can't imagine a handsome man with his voice. Maybe its just me.

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Great start to new series!!

Another win by Lani Lynn Vale!! I can already tell I am going to absolutely love this series!! It's great to see glimpses of all of my favorites again. Dax and Rowen were great together and helped each other mend from past problems. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Robyn Verne and Noah Michael Levine, who did a pretty good job as well.

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Female is fine, but the male made it difficult to listen He did not suit character or story AT ALL

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Amazing

listening to this book and reading it makes it more enjoyable for me. I loved it, characters are great as always, narrators did amazing also.

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Not as good as I wanted it to be...

It wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. I didn’t dig the female narrator. And, I hate when things are left open. Did they get convicted, what happened to the kid, what happened to Theo? There are so many unanswered questions in this story.

And I was so looking forward to this new series. But it didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Fabulous

As always you knocked it out this group is amazing so ready for the next one

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  • Nicole Floyd
  • 03-17-20

Narration needs help

I love all of Lani’s books! Be it an audio or kindle version, however the narrators for this audio version just aren’t doing it for me. Please change them for the next book!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-20

desperately needs to be re-done

I'm a Lani Lynn Vale fan & loved this book , hated the narrations bad

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  • Mozzy
  • 02-13-20

Can never get enough

absolutely loved this story and honestly I can never get enough of these wonderful stories and the great narrators