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Say It Ain't So

SWAT Generation 2.0, Book Nine
Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Joe Arden
Series: SWAT Generation 2.0, Book 9
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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Publisher's Summary

He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse - he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick...but he doesn’t.

He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.

First, he has to sign about 8000 calendars - all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their "Hot SWAT" calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.

Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.

Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.

He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.

Stop it, stop it, stop it!

She tells herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get ugly.

And, of course, that’s when the curse words start flying.

The more nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.

Thank God that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.

And how does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.

Thank you, Tourette’s.

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

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  • Jen
  • 05-10-2020

Sweet story

I liked how the story evolved and towards the end there was a bit of a plot twist. It was good but not excellent. The book was also sad at one part but stick with it. Overall an enjoyable read.

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This audio has to be another one of my favourites. It will have you laughing out loud at different scenes then sad at another, then lastly joy at the beautiful HEA that this story has. Both these narrators couldnt have done a better job if they tried. This is why I so love audios when narrators like these two do such a good job that you could listen to more. Lani Lynn Vale if anything as a author gets so much better the more books she write. I just love it when her characters are humorous.

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Tears your heart apart and puts it right back together again

Another hit by Lani Lynn Vale, warning this one is a bit of a tear jerker, but you can place your trust in the writer as she tears your heart apart and puts it right back together again

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  • SueG
  • 15-09-2020

Great story

I love this author and her stories. This is a nice love story. It is bittersweet. You will need tissue.

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  • Cassandra
  • 12-09-2020

From Pew, pew, pew! to Boom, boom, boom! I 🤣😭😍

This book had me laughing throughout the first half. The way Lani built Hastings character was captivating. Hastings tourettes was portrayed with her saying catch phrases mostly from 90's commercials and it had me belly laughing. Samuel Adams, Sammy, I love how he accepted Hastings for who she is from her outburst to her creativity with her books and helping her with research. The chemistry between Sammy and Hasty Cakes was magical. Just as you would expect in any Lani Lynn Vale book. I loved seeing Miller and Mercy again 😍 But... unlike her character building, her story weaving this time was not what I expected. It was more! More laughter, more tears, more heartfelt moments, it was just more. Joe Arden and CJ Bloom were the perfect pair to bring these characters to life! Thank you for laughter, I'll bill you for the tissues I had to use, and thank you for making me fall in love with yet another couple.

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  • 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵
  • 10-09-2020

All kinds of feels!!!

This story makes you laugh and cry. It goes from silly to serious in a heartbeat. The heroine is hilarious. She has Tourette's syndrome and that gets her in hot water now and then, specially with people who don't understand it, or know what it is. The story also puts you through an emotional wringer that leaves you thinking "WTF did just happened!?" The situation doesn't drag, but the emotions are all there for you to deal with. It also shows you all the good that can come from the bad like knowing that you are not alone when you thought you had been left with nobody by your side. I wished there would have been less tragedy, it was short, but striking. Then again, is the loses and hurts that make you appreciate more every good little thing in life or that moment in time that you would not have even noticed or considered otherwise. I loved Joe Arden and CJ Bloom's narration. Recommended audiobook!

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  • Michelle Hensley
  • 10-09-2020

A beautiful story

Lani Lynn Vale will leave your emotions all over the place with Sammy & Hastings. I absolutely love their characters & their story! She leaves you wanting more..

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  • KLW
  • 06-10-2020

Heroine with a twist

First, I love Lani Lynn Vale's writing, so fun and witty. Her chapter titles make me laugh so hard. I loved this story not only because it was fun and funny and sexy, but because the heroine was not perfect. She lives with tourette syndrome. She can mostly maintain it, but like any ailment, it comes out. I really love having real characters with real life issues. Its not always something you get in fiction. The narration by CJ Bloom and Joe Arden was very well done. CJ's comedic timing is perfection.

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  • Sharon
  • 02-10-2020

Love love love Hastings and Sam. Favorite couple by far!

I have read most of the swat 2.0 stories and i love this story. Hastings makes me laugh and i cry for her too. And Sam is just great! Cj bloom is my favorite female narrator, and i just love her. Joe Arden is always great! LLV always makes me care about the characters, but doesnt make them perfect. I love that. One of my biggest pet peeves is when characters are under developed. LLV never has this problem. I also love how there are suspenseful parts within the story, not only a big one at the end. It feels more realistic. And i also love how the characters from the other books are brought in. It is just a great series and LLV is a great author. I would have given more than the 15 total of stars, but cant always get what you want.

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  • Sarah G
  • 01-10-2020

Spoiler

Spoiler alert!**** Over all I enjoyed the story. It’s getting a lower amount of stars because I really didn’t like the choice of killing off those two characters towards the end.

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  • Kimberly S.
  • 27-09-2020

loved

I loved it. i just wish that the story had longer there was so much that could of been added to story beware this book will make you cry.

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  • yvonne
  • 20-09-2020

TOO SAD ! But still GOOD...

I can't believe some of the events in this story.. really was not happy to see a whole family get destroyed.. I know there needs to be some drama now and again but I really think this was extreme. I still enjoyed most of the story. Just disappointed overall. I loved Aurora... and Hasting's parents. :(

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  • Kelly J Eldred
  • 19-09-2020

Good begining

Ending seemed completely rushed as if to try and hurry up and meet a deadline. Not what I expected from Lani Lynn Vale.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 15-10-2020

Wow didn't see that coming.

This books was good. I enjoyed the storyline. It took you on a journey. Finding loving in a robbery? I loved Hastings blurting out random sayings when faces with different situations. PEW PEW PEW PEW. But it is also heartbreaking when losing your..... We have a mean and greedy cop with no good intenions who is out to get her family. Joe Arden and CJ Bloom were amazing on this narration. Then again Joe could read a phone book and I'd still listen. Definately a must listen..

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  • Ann-margaret Batty
  • 04-10-2020

Book boyfriend inspiration

I’ve never heard of this author before but I’m so glad I listened to this book. It has everything, laughter, tears and makes you do a fist pump when Hastings uses her foot (you’ll know when you get there) Hastings may have Tourette’s but this is a book about a woman who thought she wasn’t worthy of love finding a man who can she her for what she is. A funny driven writer with an appreciation of the hot, motorcycle riding cops who live all around her. I’ve listened to it twice and the sad bits made me cry both times. That shows you just how good this story is

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 02-10-2020

So much packed in so little time

I admit, I didn’t read about the book beforehand, so based on the title, cover and genre, I was expecting some action packed cop romance, or even a romantic suspense. But if there’s some of those here, there’s also much much more. There’s a lot of humour. The main female character, due to her disorder and her choice of career–writing smutty MC romance, how about that–is quicky and fun, and you laugh WITH her, not ABOUT her. She’s surrounded by other funny characters, like her friend and her sister. You’ll also find passion and love. Though it was instalove/instalust, I enjoyed Sammy and Hastings’s relationship. I found a lot of acceptance on his side, and a real desire to open up on her side. Once the pregnancy is revealed, you know that they’ll do anything to make it work. The action comes right at the beginning, and you don’t find much more in the rest of the book. There’s still some cop action further in with the introduction of Patman. You enter the life of the SWAT team for some time, their interactions with each other and the support they offer to their own. It was a sweet aspect. And then there’s the drama. I won’t give any spoilers, but wow, it broke my heart. I just feel it deserved more pages because it’s HUUUUUGE and it felt a bit rushed, but it’s definitely on the heavy side. Keep a box of tissue nearby. The narraction was excellent. I especially loved the way the female narrator interprets Hastings’s condition. All in all, so much packed in so little time, you won’t get bored!