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Lord Have Mercy (The Southern Gentleman #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

Lord Have Mercy Book Cover Lord Have Mercy
The Southern Gentleman
Lani Lynn Vale
Contemporary Romance
23 April 2019

Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway. 

Flint Stone is a professional in every way. 

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up. 

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley. 

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names. 
Period. The end. 

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons? 

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later. 

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good. 

Tracey’s Review

Lord Have Mercy is the second book in Lani Lynn Vale’s Southern Gentleman series, but each book can be read as a standalone and at no point will you have that feeling of not knowing the characters, so don’t be shy from downloading this book. 

I loved this light and funny romance. Lani Lynn Vale certainly knows how to write characters that can reach inside and steal a bit of your heart. I adored our main characters Camryn and Flint. 

Both characters have harboured a secret crush on one another but when they give into their feelings it was a joy to see their relationship develop. Their flirting and banter was contagious, hilarious and so cute to see. Their connections felt real and you could feel how genuine their feelings for one another were. 

I loved Camryn’s feistiness but also her element of vulnerability that she shows when putting her heart on the line. She doesn’t shy away from what is right and isn’t afraid to stand her ground.

Flint was just pure sexy! His protective side and the roughness that we read was absolutely some of his best features. He’s a character that you just can’t help falling in love with. He is a good guy with a huge heart.

While their relationship was enjoyable, the plot gave us a few unexpected twists and kept me guessing throughout the book. 

Lord Have Mercy was a great read that had me laughing out loud and falling in love with the characters from the beginning of the book. It’s the perfect addition to this already amazing series. Lani Lynn Vale has yet to write a story that I haven’t enjoyed or loved. I’m excited to see what happens in this series. 


Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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