BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Here we go again. We are now six books into this series and it just keeps getting better and better. Once again, I feel it is my absolute duty to go ahead and let you know that Kill Shot is a book that can be read as a stand-alone. This book is going to feature Bennett and Lennox. And truth be told, Bennett is not someone who has been featured a lot in previous books. So, while the rest of the gorgeous gang and their woman do make appearances in Kill Shot, the true focus is on Bennett, Lennox, and the people that surround their lives. While I may say that it is okay to read this book as a stand alone (and I think you will enjoy it if you do), I don’t necessarily recommend it. And this is only because I am such a lover of this series and I have read each book in the order in which they were written and I can only assume that Lani Lynn Vale wrote them the way she did for a specific reason and her expectation was that the readers were going to enjoy them in the proper order. But, to each his own and all that. This BXTCH is for sure not going to tell you how to live your life.
Kill Shot will be told through both Bennett’s and Lennox’s POV.
I usually start with the lady when I head into my reviews, but this time I’m gonna start with Bennett. Bennett is part of the Kilgore SWAT team and is the single father of an 8 year old daughter (Reagan). His daughter was conceived when he was just 17 years old and she was very much unwanted by her mother, Corrinne. In fact, if Corrinne had it her way, Reagan would’ve never even seen the light of day. Bennett however, was prepared to do whatever it took to make sure that his daughter was brought into this world and was surrounded with love, unfortunately he had enlisted in the military prior to her birth, so he came to rely heavily on his family during his time away. So now, he is a member of the SWAT team, he has a very witty albeit somewhat of a she-devil (not my words, I promise) 8 year old, a wonderful family, so life is good.
Lennox is a physicians assistant and is doing well. Her two BFF’s are keeping her life full of laughter, her mom and dad are both surgeons and very well respected in the medical world. The only prickly think hindering her well-being is a pesky person from her past. In fact, she has had to move, change her phone number, really just upend her life whenever this person makes the decision to come lucking back around. The problems started in college when the two of them were roommates and Lennox tried to warn a guy from dating her pyscho roomie. Ever since then, this nutbag has made Lennox’s life hell. But other than that, Lennox doesn’t have too many complaints.
Bennett comes barreling into Lennox’s life via the hospital. After some bitch literally attacked him, he finds himself on the receiving end of some sutures. They don’t immediately hit it off and things get strained further after Lennox’s crotch was hit by a french fry covered in ketchup by Bennett’s daughter (see, she-devil). It settles down after Lennox invites Bennett to her house to have his sutures removed (after a second incident). After that encounter. . .all bets are off.
Like I said earlier in the post, we don’t get a lot by way of the previous books in Kill Shot, we get more from Michael than anyone, but most likely because his book is next. I did enjoy the supporting cast in Kill Shot though. Bennett has a wonderful family and a enviable relationship with his sister Peyton. His daughter Reagan isn’t a prime presence in the book, but she certainly plays a pivotal role. Lennox has a wonderful circle surrounding her as well. She has her two BFF’s, Paxton and Melissa. Her parents and the whole SWAT crew, which she does a really good job in inserting herself into. So all in all, a very rounded out cast.
Once again, Lani Lynn Vale has done a great job in creating a very explosive sexual relationship between two characters. The sexual chemistry between Bennett and Lennox is dynamic. Part of it is because of the time between partners for each of them, but I think the other part is because their parts were made for each other. The positions, the dirty talk, the passion, the love. . .it’s all there and it’s all fucking hot.
Kill Shot is going to throw a lot at you. It has a lot of drama and suspense happening, while still trying to maintain the developing relationship between Bennett and Lennox. But no worries BXTCHES, Lani Lynn Vale does a superb job in putting it all together, cover to cover, to keep you captivated until the very end.
I loved Bennett and Lennox, they aren’t my favorite couple of the series, really though, my love for all of them is great, but Kill Shot was my favorite story to date. This series keeps the creativity going and each story offers another glimpse inside a family that I for one am growing to love more and more.