Blog Tour ☆ Charlie Foxtrot (Code 11 KPD SWAT #5) by Lani Lynn Vale +Excerpt & Review

Title: Charlie Foxtrot
Series: Code 11 KPD SWAT #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 3, 2015

Foster made a promise in his hospital bed when his leg was taken from him that he’d get back to one hundred percent. Leg or no leg, he’d get back on the SWAT team if it killed him.
And he does get back. But he has a problem.
He can’t let go of the past.
The anger burns deep, making his emotions volatile at the best of times.
Then he meets Blake with her haughty attitude and inability to distinguish the difference between a pocket knife and a sword.
Little by little, she makes him whole again, one bad joke at a time.
She doesn’t see the revenge in his eyes, though. Doesn’t see the rage burning deep.
Rage so pure and all encompassing, that he knows it’ll explode.
It’s just a matter of time.
What Foster doesn’t realize, though, is that the love that Blake has for him is enough to fight his demons, one kiss at a time.
Foster never stood a chance.

“I cannot believe you’re making me do this, Uncle Darren. This is Missy’s job. Seriously, I’m going to give every single one of your SWAT team food poisoning, and then where would you be?” that voice said.

The voice that gave me an instant hard on.

The voice that’d been teasing me for weeks over the airwaves.

The voice that I wanted screaming my name with me pounding her to oblivion.

“Missy gave you very detailed instructions. All you have to do is right here,” Chief Rhodes said to Blake.

I’m glad that I never did anything with her…or to her, that would’ve brought his wrath down on my back.

It was a good thing to know. Considering it’d been in all my intentions to seduce her…and possibly keep her.

“Alright, I’ve got the biggest pot I could find, boiling with water. Now what?” she asked, running her finger over a piece of paper at her side.

I glanced at Chief Rhodes and nearly laughed when I saw him flipping through what looked like a Guns & Ammo Magazine.

He wasn’t even paying the least bit of attention to her.

Leaning against the door jam, I continued to watch as she brought out a large paper bag that had ‘Fisherman’s Cove’ on the side.

Peeking into the bag, she squeaked and stepped back, letting the bag drop to the floor.

“Oh, my God! They’re all over the floor, Uncle Darren!” Blake squealed.

The Chief didn’t even look up from his magazine.

“Pick them up,” he said distractedly.

The lobsters, all fifteen of them, started crawling around the kitchen floor.

“Uncle Darren, you big bastard,” Blake hissed.

The Chief smiled. “Did you read this article yet?”

“Which one? The one on the fifty caliber AR-15?” Blake gasped, stepping to the side of a crawling crustacean.

“That one. Do you see how far the shot knocks him back?” the Chief laughed.

“About as far as I’m going to knock you if you don’t fucking help me,” she growled, dancing on the tips of her toes and shaking her head.

I scanned her body, taking in everything in a glance.

Her hair was up in messy bun on top of her head, stray hairs falling out every which way.

She was wearing blue jean shorts that just barely covered her ass, and a white tank top that said, ‘I make dirt look sexy.’

Her legs were long and toned.

They were deeply tanned, but you could tell that they were tan from being outside, and not a tanning bed.

She had a suntan line at her ankles from what looked like socks and shoes.

Her toes were painted a lime green, and she was wearing a pinky toe ring.

The whole outfit was outrageous, but it fit Blake’s personality perfectly.

“Need help?” I rumbled from the doorway.

The Chief didn’t look up, but Blake did.

And she looked stunned.

“What are you doing here so early? Dinner’s not ready yet,” she snapped.

I held my hands up.

“I’m here because I’m supposed to drop these off,” I said, waving a stack of folders in her direction.

My eyes roamed the front of her, zeroing in on the way her pink and white bra straps showed from under her tank.

She narrowed her eyes, and effectively dismissed me by turning her back on me.

I guessed, though, that it was because she was hiding the way her nipples pebbled in reaction to my gaze.

Well, I’ll take that as she was happy to see me.

The Chief finally stood and walked over to me, stepping over a lobster as he went. “You have one escaping into the kitchen,” he said on his way out.

I followed him, smiling at the curse she tossed at his back.

“You’re mean,” I laughed.

The Chief looked over at me and winked. “She needs to be challenged sometimes. And she’s stubborn as hell. If I hadn’t given her something to do, she’d just be worrying.”

We are first introduced to Foster in Bang Switch, the story of Miller and Mercy. We meet him as Millers younger wild brother. Foster is outgoing, full of spunk and loves being with all the ladies.

*SPOILER ALERT* Do not continue if you have yet to read Bang Switch!!

But then Foster gets caught up in the craziness that involves Mercy and someone from her past. He gets crushed by a car which then causes him to lose a leg. Foster recovers and heals from his injuries but never recovers his outgoing, full of life personality. He becomes distant and even at times hostile towards others. He also gets a nickname out of all this mess “Crush”, you know for being crushed by a car ha ha funny!!

Blake just wants to move on from her past. A past that involves a cheating ex-husband, who by the way is having a baby with his mistress/new wife. The baby that Blake always wanted to have. Not only is he a cheater but a jerk who now happens to live right down the road from her with his happy new family. If that’s not bad enough he also works in the same field as Blake. The ex/cheater is a KPD officer. Which so happens that Black is now a dispatcher for the KPD office. One positive thing out of this whole mess is the hot sexy voice she gets to hear over the scanner well sending out calls. She can hardly wait to find out which officer it is and put a face to the hot sexy voice. But first she needs to deal with a quick ticket giving officer. How dare he ticket her poor old grandfather for no good reason. She hears this officer even has a nickname, “The Crush”. Just wait till she crushes him.

Foster and Blake’s story was very unique. I loved getting to see Foster overcome his accident. To see him learn to live his life with the great change he had to adapt to. Together Foster and Blake overcome some great obstacles. Blake suffers a tragic lost in this story but with the help and love of Foster she is able to persevere. And let me not forget to add that there is definitely lots of craziness in this wonderful story. But if you’re like me I always love craziness in a great story, it always makes it that much more interesting. Lani Lynn I HEART YOU!! This is yet another great read to add to your TBR list!

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.