Title: Hissy Fit
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Southern Gentlemen Series #1
Genre: Adult contemporary sports romance
Release Date: March 19th, 2019
Source: E-galley from Inkslinger PR which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
And then there was Ezra. That popular guy you all remember from school. He wasn’t a mean guy, but he was definitely oblivious to anything that wasn’t directly in his line of sight until the beginning of our story when Raleigh tripped in Target and caused him to trip and drop what he was carrying, in this case, a monster size box of condoms. Only they fell and hit her right in the face. Raleigh had been in love with him since she first saw him when they were younger. But he’d really never noticed her before, even when she’d been right under his nose as a teenager, and now worked with him for five years at the high school.
But this wasn’t just a romantic comedy, although I laughed out loud all the way through, there were a lot of deep emotional aspects to the story as well. One of Raleigh’s first experiences as a teacher, wow, it was scary. And then the student that she was there for, one that really needed just one person to be there, whether they knew it or not. There were also some great points, like when she was warned about public displays of affection at school when Ezra kissed her in the hallway, yet he didn’t get warned! The bad guys in this were really bad people. Although with one of them being a high school student, the way Raleigh and even others handled it made great sense to me, with my experience as an educator myself.
I loved everything about this book. Except one teensy, tiny thing. A joke, that I still don’t get. One that was told at the beginning, and the brought up again in a speech by one of the students. Maybe you can help me? The joke was: What is a soldier’s least favorite month? The answer the story gave was ‘Allich. I don’t know what that is!! The answer I would have thought or can find anywhere is that the month is March. Help me!
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.