Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man Series #4)

Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man Series #4)

by Lani Lynn Vale

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Coke Solomon has lived a full life.

He's a retired army drill sergeant, so he is more than used to getting his way.

And if he can't have it his way? Well, let's just say that's never happened before...

At least not until Cora Maldonado walks into his life, demanding he fall in line, or she'll find a way to make his life hell.

He finds out fast that Cora marches to the beat of her own drum, and a lot of times that drum takes her farther away rather than closer to where he feels she needs to be.

He can't stand it.

He wants her, and he has to have her.

It doesn't matter that she's twenty years younger than him, and has a father that would rather see him dead than have his baby girl anywhere near him. Nor does it matter that his ex-wife is highly offended that she's been replaced with a much younger woman.

Despite the odds stacking against them, he'll fight for what he wants.

His ex-wife, her father, and their age difference be damned.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159119759
Publisher: Dixie Wardens, Inc.
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Series: Simple Man Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,062
File size: 268 KB

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Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cora and Coke was another awesome book! Love seeing where the "kids" are now, how they've grown up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. As always I wish the story was longer and can't wait read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. I knew this one would be great .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a okay book but there something missed too its and i hated too say that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love Lani Lynn Valencia books and this one does not disappoint. A lot of action and twists and turns. Great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..i enjoyed this book like I tend to enjoy most of her books. If you have never read Lani Lynn Vale then you need to get with it, you laugh, you cry and you are entertained thru out books. The characters that Lani writes about you can't help but get invested and want to know what happens in their lives and I personally love to read about how they are doing down the road. This one is no different in that aspect. We have Cora and Coke, I can't say we meet because if you are keeping then you know about them, if you haven't read Lani, I need to know Why? anyhoo I liked both of them, Cora was sweet and dealing with we tend to, so I enjoy to see how Lani will show it. Then we have Coke who you end up loving he is a great dad my only issue is why oh why is his ex still causing havoc? Your relationship is done get over it lady..Anyhow, grab a copy and Enjoy!
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
I’m not sure if it’s the English teacher in me or if it’s the fact that each book in Lani Lynn Vale’s Simple Man series has a complex storyline that takes readers on one hell of a ride, but what’s clear is that there is nothing simple about any of the stories in this series; in fact, the title’s ironic meaning is beyond exemplified in each story because readers don’t know what they’re getting themselves into when they start one of these books, and let me tell you, Lani Lynn Vale may have just created one of the craziest female antagonists I’ve read in a long time in her newest release, Ain’t Doin’ It because Coke’s ex-wife is beyond cray cray and by the time Coke and Cora’s story ends, there’s not a doubt in my mind that Coke was so much better off when he got rid of that demented and despicable woman. In Get You Some, readers were introduced to Coke, and we couldn’t help but instantly have a man crush on him due to the way he gave June a chance with no questions asked and also due to the strong bond he has with his daughter. So the fact that Lani Lynn Vale was going to allow her readers to get to know this growly former Drill Sergeant on a deeper level as well as witness him get a chance to find happiness and love with a woman who deserved him was just what we wanted, and I have to say that Vale picked the perfect woman to make Coke believe in love again and take a chance even after he tried his hardest to not give into his feelings. Out of all of Lani Lynn Vale’s heroine that I’ve been introduced to, Cora Maldonado is probably the one I relate to the most. I see so much of myself in her character; she’s not a people person; she’s beyond introverted, and her sense of self is not the best because she’s constantly unsure of herself and her abilities. Cora gets stuck in her head a lot, and she feels like not many people understand her need to not go outside of her comfort zone because her awkwardness and discomfort exponentially grow when her surroundings are unfamiliar. But Cora is also an extremely strong person. She’s passionate, creative, and one heck of a cartoonist, so while she struggles in certain aspects of her life, her other amazing characteristics make her absolutely worth of love and every positive thing that comes with it. A lot of out of control situations occur in Ain’t Doin’ It, but with the men and women who Coke and Cora have at their backs, it’s clear that they’ll make it through whatever they encounter because any other outcome is unacceptable. While some readers may take issue with the age gap between Coke and Cora, it’s clear that Cora doesn’t mesh well with men of her own age; she’s an old soul, which makes Coke perfect for her because he easily reads her moods and knows what she needs and his knowledge about life and the hard lessons he’s learned help them to traverse through the difficulties they encounter along the way to their happily ever now/after. 4.5 Poison Apples
AngelaG_2012 More than 1 year ago
Lani Lynn Vale has created my newest book boyfriend in Coke Solomon! OMG! I so totally fell in love with Coke. I thought I knew what he had to deal with when it came to his loony bin of an ex … but I was SO WRONG! That woman brings another level of crazy, which definitely spiced up the story. But his character is so likable! He is very funny, passionate and caring and seems to take things in stride. But boy when that fuse is lit does he blow! Then dominant and dangerous comes into play. And Cora …. I did not know this kid at all, but again there wasn’t as much written about her as there was Janie. But, what she brings to the story was absolutely awesome. She is so contained and self-reliant, but at the same time very vulnerable and easily hurt. That is part of her condition, which I didn’t really think about what happened in her past affecting her in the future. I really end up empathizing with Cora more than I have the other women in the series so far. The storyline is at times humorous and serious, and then playful and passionate. The way that Coke and Cora play off each other is freaking awesome to read! They are so in tune with each other and take each other as they come. Coke has no problem with Cora and her issues. All he cares about is her and having him in his life. And his brothers! Lani Lynn Vale so definitely has to write stories about them! All in all, great book! It has everything that I love, but most especially characters that pulled me into the story and wouldn’t let go. I went along for the ride and freaking loved it! I laughed, shed a tear of two, but mainly enjoyed the whole ride. Book provided through Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Red_Hatter More than 1 year ago
Can I just say I am LOVING the Simple Man series!? Characters new and old all together in every book making even more incredible stories that feed my addiction to Lani Lynn Vale’s writing. This time with Cora and Coke, I fell even more in love with this book than I have the others. Cora has had a special place in my heart since she was first introduced and she’s grown into a woman I can relate to on so many levels. Smart, beautiful inside and out, but struggling with her own issues that I felt on a personal level. I want to take a second to thank Lani for how perfectly she wrote about something that so many people struggle with. You don’t know what it means to someone who has struggled to be able to relate to a character like Cora. None of this means that Cora isn’t the sassy, witty, and fantastic woman we all love and look forward to with Lani’s books because she definitely is. More than once I was rolling laughing while reading her and Coke’s story. Coke is a new favorite for me. I immediately liked him when he was introduced, but when he’s with Cora? *swoon* He’s magnificent! This man has sexy down to an art form. A loving father, a good man, and every bit the alpha his love for Cora is a thing of beauty! Their story is loaded with sweet and swoony romance, hilarious antics, and beautifully emotional moments and I loved every page!
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
I loved this quirky and sexy romance between Cora and her neighbour Coke. Cora falls for Coke straight away, but Coke fights his attraction because of the age difference. This is told from dual points of view which I always enjoy better. This has Coke’s crazy Ex-wife causes more than a little bit of trouble for the pair This is pure entertainment from start to finish, I read this in one go it was so crazy. This is part of the simple man series, but can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait for the next in series, and I can always go back and read the earlier books in the series to keep me entertained while I wait. For fans of the Series this is a must read.  
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
Book 4 in the Simple Man Series is about Coke, a former drill instructor, and Cora, the daughter of Game and Ember from Highway Don't Care. It begins with Cora's move to a new town, Hostel, TX, where we know that girls from the previous books in the series already live. Coke has had a rough life. He was brought up poor, but with good parents, a loving home. As a teenager, he got his girlfriend pregnant, married her, then found out she was straight up crazy. For years, she made his life miserable. When his daughter went off to college, he finally divorced her. Unfortunately, she didn't accept that, and still tried her best to make his life miserable. Cora, on the other hand, had a happy childhood, for the most part, even if it was a bit unconventional. Even though she had issues that she had to deal with, she had a very supportive, loving family. Now, even though she has moved away from home, she has her dream job, and a home she loves. She has managed to figure out how to deal with her issues, for the most part, and is happy. When Cora and Coke meet, there is an immediate attraction. I like the fact that even though things did move pretty quick, they established a friendship first. I love how accepting Coke is of Cora's differences, and how supportive Cora is of the crazy that is Coke's life. I love the glimpses we get of characters from previous books, and the hints that we get of things to come. The laughs, the action, adventure, family and love that is so prevalent in previous books is still in this one, and when you add in the crazy that follows Coke around, it makes for a story that sticks with you, even after you are done!
KDRBCK More than 1 year ago
Ain´t Doin´ It by Lani Lynn Vale is the fourth book in her Simple Man Series. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone and in every order. The previous books are Kinda Don´t Care, Maybe Don´t Wanna and Get You Some. Ain´t Doin´It is Coke and Cora´s story. Coke Solomon is a retired Army Drill Sergeant. He´s in his thirties, divorced with a nearly grown up daughter and the owner of a salvage yard. He gets his way every time, ´til Cora walks into his life. Cora Maldonado is a 24 year old woman. She´s new in Hostel, Texas. She works as graphic artist, is a bit social akward - ok - a lot social akward, and she knows exactly what she wants. And what she wants is to live her lifeb to the fullest and that includes Coke. I started reading and was immediatedly sucked into the story. I confess, Cora is my absolute favorite character in all of Lani Lynn Vale´s books. She´s my sister in spirit and I adore her character. I give 5 stars and can´t wait to read the next story, Too Bad, So Sad.