Hail Mary (Hail Raisers Series #6)

Hail Mary (Hail Raisers Series #6)

by Lani Lynn Vale

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Hail Mary (Hail Raisers Series #6) by Lani Lynn Vale

Mary Persephone Hail
Mary--well-wished-for child.
Persephone--destruction.
Hail--well that speaks for itself.

Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn't a wished-for child.

Persephone, though? Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail? Yeah, that's just the final f-you.

The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante's hell becomes complete.

Or so he thinks.

What can make life worse after losing one's wife and kids, you ask? Here's what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival. Finding out that the baby's mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain.

Dante's a bad person. He's done some not so nice things, and now he's being punished for his misdeeds. Karma is finally catching up to him.

This child that he's been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters' too short lives.

He doesn't want this child.

But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not.

With the help of a friend--yes, a woman friend--Dante finds his way back to life. But what he finds when he gets back isn't the same life that he left behind. Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he's suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won't let him quit.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158829819
Publisher: Dixie Wardens, Inc.
Publication date: 02/09/2018
Series: Hail Raisers Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,691
File size: 266 KB

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Hail Mary 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Dante story. I really like the plot and characters. I am glad he found peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another must read by Lani Lynn Vale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can’t get enough! So good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Dante, Cobie and mary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again one beautiful story of courage. Loved the interaction of characters from this series and her past series. Just brings every story she has done together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this one! Answered all the questions, made me cry and then made laugh!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit. Hail ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The icing on top of an excellent series!! Hopefully, there will be a follow-up on all of the Hail Brothers and their families
shobeteener More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary is book 6 in the Hail Raisers Series. It can be a stand alone but I highly recommend that you read the books in order as you'll get a better appreciation as a whole for the series. Dante is barely existing after that devastating loss of his family. Everyone is worried about him. In drops Mary, a daughter he didn't know existed until her mother, who is dying of brain cancer shows up on his doorstep. Much to his reluctance Mary is bringing him back into the land of living. She is such a sweet little girl. That had me at times saying 'aaahhh' as I read along in the story. Also showing up in his life is Colbie, Mary's mother's best friend. Life hasn't been kind to Colbie either. When she's faced with some difficult news of her own Dante doesn't let her face them alone. Dante and Colbie's attraction to each other is something that Dante fights against due to the tragedy of his past. There is another party doing his best to keep them from having a HEA. This book is very well written. I was absolutely gutted by Dane's loss of his family. His up and down emotions of moving on with his life were so realistic and pulled me that much more into the story. The characters are well developed and have great dialogue. I love the twist of intrigue and suspense, too. My favorite type of story to read. I love that we got to know Rafe a little more. Just enough that it has me craving for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Can't wait for more.
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary By: Lani Lynn Vale ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K Another captivating and enthralling Hail brother gets under your skin in Hail Mary, a heartbreaking and beautifully seductive tale in the Hail saga… Dante Hail knows what hell looks like…he’s lived it for the past two years. You think you understand the depths of hell? You ain’t seen nothing… After losing his wife and two beautiful girls in a senseless car accident, Dante has traveled hell’s highway with nothing but the sharp, jagged edges of his shattered heart to keep him company. The pain and devastation rule his world, take over his soul, and force him to withdraw from everything and everyone he ever knew. Drowning in his own pool of misery, Dante gets the shock of his life…and finds his salvation in the form of a beautiful blonde haired angel that has his eyes. The day that Mary Persephone Hail shows up on his doorstep is both the beginning and the end of Dante Hail. With a deathbed promise, destructive secrets, and hidden dangers surfacing with the dawn of every new day, Dante steps out and up into what could be his final destruction…or his salvation. Hot dayum! Lani Lynn Vale has done it again! Hail Mary is the sixth installment of the amazing Hail Raisers series. Following the heartbreaking story of Dante Hail, Ms. Vale takes us on a soul searing journey through the devastating loss of his family…and the beautiful souls that pull his phoenix out of the ashes. An emotional journey from start to finish, Hail Mary will make you laugh, cry, scream, sweat, cringe, and smile. Ms. Vale has a tremendous talent for storytelling, and brings the characters and story to life with her words. A devastating and unique plot and storyline is only the beginning. Throw in the incredible characters, heartwarming relationships, broken pasts, and unwavering love of family, and you have a true winner. Every new installment I read, I don’t think Ms. Vale can top what she’s already given us…but she does it. Every. Time. Kristie K
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TheChesireCat More than 1 year ago
I really did love this story, and I'm glad we got to see more of Dante and what happened to him through his eyes and not just as a secondary storyline. However, the massive time jumps every few pages in the very beginning made it hard to really get into the story right away. I didn't really get sucked in until there was a good amount of interaction between Dante and Cobie. I know all that backstory was important, but the rapid time jumps just left me a little dizzy and I think that could have been avoided if they'd each been a little bit longer. It was like rapid fire glimpses of what happened at that particular timeframe.
MAustinreviewer More than 1 year ago
Hail Mary was a great 5 star read. This is the most emotional read from the series for me. We get to read Dante’s story. He has such a heartbreaking loss that he is having troubles moving forward from until a one night stand with Marianne that gives him a baby on his doorstep. Mary is a new light in his life. Marianne asks Dante to watch over Cobie and keep her safe. Cobie gets some news that once again turns her world upside down. She isn’t sure if she can go through the fight again, she is so tired. When Dante shows up at Cobie’s house he seems familiar to her, she later realizes where she has seen him before. There is something about him that draws her right in. Dante is great with Cobie, he is determined to help her and keep his promise to Marianne. We find that Marianne’s husband has some shady things going on. Can Dante keep Cobie and Mary safe? There is so much more to this great read. I really loved Dante and seeing this side of him really drew me in. He was such a broken man and his loss is so heartbreaking, reading this helped me understand the man from the other books in the series. Cobie has also been through heck and back and still finds herself in a battle for her life. I was tired of fighting. Tired of losing. I wanted some peace. Cobie is a strong, brave and beautiful character and I loved her. If you are looking for a great series than I highly suggest you 1-click and get started with Hail Raisers you will love it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Lani Lynn Vale’s Hail brothers have the ability to bring readers to their knees, overwhelmed by all that these alpha males have endured and hopeful that each one of them will find the woman he can’t live without…the woman who will open him up to all that life offers and give him everything he needs to move forward instead of dwelling on the past. Out of all of the Hail men, Dante Hail is the one who has been completely lost to the darkness ever since he lost his wife and girls due to a set of heartbreaking incidences. Through his brothers’ stories, readers have witnessed Dante’s downward spiral; he’s a ghost of the man he used to be and for years, he has shut out his family…shut out the world, resolving to simply exist with the festering wound of loss, afraid to start living again because any attempt to go forward seems like a betrayal to Lily, Jade, and Toni. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I started Dante’s story. I knew that it would be emotional…I knew that it would be a harrowing task for Dante to pull himself away from his grief, anger, and heartbreak, and I was prepared for him to resist any attempts on his family’s part to help him move on. But what I wasn’t prepared for was how broken the heroine of his story would be…shattered in a different way that Dante but still carrying the same shadows behind her eyes and the overwhelming feelings of devastation and loss that are difficult to rally against. Dante and Cobie’s story actually plays out for a few years - it begins with their individual struggles and then once they connect, it illustrates just how much they start to depend on one another and even though both of them find it difficult to start living again after everything that they’ve endured on their own, their connection is not something they can deny and while Dante pushes Cobie away a handful of times because he feels like he’s betraying his deceased wife, he grows to accept what is happening…the feelings that he’s developing for someone who is not Lily, and even though that realization damages him in significant ways, it also sets him free and helps him to reflect on his good memories with his family instead of dwelling on everything that he lost. It wouldn’t be a Lani Lynn Vale story without elements of suspense and drama, so as Dante and Cobie work through their personal issues and pull themselves out of the hellish existence they’ve been living, they also must deal with a mutual enemy - one that has caused more damage than either of them could have ever imagined and as this person wreaks havoc behind the scenes, when the story’s climax is reached, it’s way more life altering than they or readers would have thought possible. The character who stole my heart was Dante’s daughter Mary. She absolutely saves him from himself…from the pain…from the grief because she is a ray of blinding sunshine in his darkness. She may be a child with down syndrome, but she’s more so a little girl who loves life and who radiates adoration for her father and for all those in her life who understand just how special she is. Lani Lynn Vale continues to write intriguing story lines with complex characters who readers watch transform, in both positive and negative ways, as their stories are told. And all I can say is be prepared to endure a wide range of emotions as Dante and Cobie’s story plays out on the pages of Hail Mary. 4.5 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC at no cost to author..Prepare yourself for tears so keep the box of tissues handy. Since the first Hail Raisers book, I have been anxiously awaiting Dante's book, and we finally got it and Lani did wonderful. She got us to feel so much emotion, your heart breaks. We know that Dante lost his wife and kids and he has been a broken man. One night he sleeps with Marianne and gets her pregnant, a while later she drops of baby not because she is a bad mother but because she is dying (oh god) and this baby saves Dante. Marianne also asks that he take care of her best friend Colby..God the tears, I can't tell you more, but you need to read. Edit Delete
AngelaG_2012 More than 1 year ago
This is going to be short and sweet because I don’t want to give away spoilers … but holy hell was this book freaking amazing! I knew …. KNEW …. that Dante’s story was going to be heartbreaking and heart wrenching. I WAS RIGHT! What Dante suffered and the strength that he his character had to pull himself out was amazing to read. His love for his daughter was a beautiful thing that had me smiling and crying at the same time. By the time I was done I had cried so much during this story that my eyes were swelling, but it was worth it! And Cobie!! OMG was she amazing! She is everything that I think of when it comes to strong female characters. Yes, she has her own damaged parts, but she is a fighter! Her strength is bone deep. She is passionate and determined, but also caring a loving. She is the perfect woman to contrast with Dante. There is danger in this story (it is a LLV book!), but this story to me was about overcoming grief and finding oneself. And both Cobie and Dante did that in spades. The danger just added flavor to the story :). All in all, FREAKING AMAZING! LLV knocked this story out of the park! She brought emotion in spade and gave a roller coaster ride of feelings and forgiveness. eARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for Dante's HEA since I found out about his tragedy!  We've caught glimpses of Dante in several previous books, and when I read of the death of his family, it burned.  Reading about what he was going through in the other Hail books really hurt. This book was everything I could have hoped for Dante, and so much more.  Cobie is a perfect match for him.  After experiencing her own brand of tragedy, she has an understanding of his pain that I don't think anyone else could have. I love how protective Dante is of Mary.  I can see from the bits and pieces we were given, that she has wonderful personality, and hope to see more of her in future books. This book not only has a HEA that we were waiting (im)patiently for, it also has all of the excitement, drama, and bad guys that we have come to expect from a Lani Lynn Vale story.  Add in the visits from much love characters from past books, and hints of things to come, and it doesn't really get much better than this!