Kinda Don't Care (Simple Man Series #1)

Kinda Don't Care (Simple Man Series #1)

by Lani Lynn Vale

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Kinda Don't Care (Simple Man Series #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

She's in a white dress that dances around her ankles, and her hair tumbles in a long sheet of curls down her back. A veil covers her beautiful eyes, and she smiles directly at him. Janie is everything Rafe's ever imagined she would be on her wedding day.

Breathtaking. Gorgeous. Perfect.

The moment he sees her walking down the aisle towards him, he knows that she's the one.

Then she passes him, making her way to the man she's to marry.

A man that wasn't him.

A man that he knows with one hundred percent certainty isn't good enough for her.

It seems that her father isn't the only one who's having a hard time giving her away. Rafe only wishes he knew why.

Everything about Janie sparks protective instincts he doesn't feel for anyone, not even his own fiancé.

What he feels for the bride, however, isn't merely a simple attraction. He knows that something is there just beneath the surface...if only he could reach it.

It has to be something huge, too, otherwise he wouldn't be drinking whiskey straight from the flask in a church pew and wondering how many years he would do in prison if he shot the groom in front of about a hundred witnesses--half of those being cops.

He was good...but not that good.

A near-death experience cost Rafe almost six months of his memory, but right now he can't help but feel like a huge mistake is being made on both of their parts. One that's going to cost him everything.

Then she says I do.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159086143
Publisher: Dixie Wardens, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Series: Simple Man Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,890
File size: 263 KB

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Kinda Don't Care 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and characters were silly and poorly developed. I have read several stories by this author and there kinda the same overall story with tough guy and hot girl have the hots for each other and suddenly find love and happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this first book in the Simple Man series is everything you wanted in a Lani Lynn Vale book and more. Taking one of her more mysterious and intriguing characters, Rafe is anything but a "simple" man. The complexities to him and his story are great. Plus Janie gets a man worthy of her that one that can make her father and "uncles" look tame. If you like Lani Lynn Vale books, then you'll love this one. If you've never read one of her books, this is a great one to start with as it will really pull you into her other books. Loved it. Would give it a 6-star rating if I could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great read didn't want to put the book down! !
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great story.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Very good story but the writer needs to not use the word literally quite so often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved Rafe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She did it again! I love Lani! Her books are awesome! Can’t wait for the next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved learning about the mysterious Rafe.
TBR_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
I'm not one for the older man/younger woman genre but Lani Lynn Vale has never steered me wrong and she didn't this time either!! Plus it's always awesome to start an LLV series from the very beginning and I'm OCD enough to jump in on that when it's available! I do love when it's a story of unrequited love, like this was - kinda. Janie has loved Rafe for years. Even though he's significantly older than her, he's always been the one she's wanted. And he's apparently wanted her too, even though he's "too old" for her. Another FANTASTIC Lani Lynn Vale series that I can't wait for more of!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
We've been waiting for it, looking forward to it. This is the beginning of the stories of the Free Kids. We finally get to see where their lives lead them! But no pressure! Rafe is an outcast. He lives in the shadows, moving in and out of peoples lives, without a trace. He trusts no one, even those he should be holding closest. But Janie, even from a young age, left an impression. That impression changed over time, as she grew up. Janie was introduced to us in the first Free book, Boomtown. She was a force to be reckoned with, even at that age. She certainly made an impression on me! As we watched her grow up throughout the Free books, we saw her strong personality develop. She would have had to become a strong woman to be able to hold her own with the Free guys! This book took characters we were already familiar with, and loved, and put them together. Then you sit back, and wait for the explosion! Because you know there will be one! Rafe is quite a bit older than Janie, and tries to keep his distance because of that. But Janie is strong willed enough that she will bide her time, and do what she has to do to get what she wants. As much as I loved seeing the kids all grown up, I also loved seeing the much loved characters from previous books at a different stage of their life. I loved seeing James get all "he-man", Daddy go crazy trying to protect Janie! I can just imagine how the rest of the guys will be! I loved this book for so many reasons. The familiar characters, the crazy bad guys, the strong alpha males, the strong willed females, and the plot twists that come out of left field all combine to create a book that will definitely earn its place on my re-read list!
AngelaG_2012 More than 1 year ago
When it comes to starting a new series, Lani Lynn Vale does not play around! OMG!!! That is all that I can say about this book. I have loved Janie since she was first introduced and Rafe has always been one of my favorite mystery men through her books. But boy do the Free guys give him such crap. For anyone that has not read Lani Lynn Vale, Janie is the daughter of James from Freebirds series and Rafe is the brother of Raven from the Uncertain Saints series. You do not have to read the other books in order to know what is going on (Lani does a great job with backstories!), but I would definitely recommend reading them. Rafe has always intrigued me. He appears to be a complete loner and only cares about this sister. But there is such intensity to him and no one really knows what makes him tick of what is going on with him. I knew that there was some back story that would be heartbreaking (and it was!) for him, but I wasn’t expecting the history that came out. KINDA DON’T CARE starts with a little bit of how these two characters have been thrown in each other’s way and then moves onto the events of HAIL MARY where Rafe helps Dante and Cobie. And his subsequent memory loss. I am not going to get too much into the book because that would be giving away spoilers and this book needs to be read to be experienced the way that it should. For those who are worried about cheating … trust in the Lani! I loved this story. I knew that there were going to be secrets that came up during the telling of it. I already liked the characters, but they firmly entrenched themselves with me. Janie is just flipping hilarious and when Rafe lets go, he is pretty entertaining himself.  My thoughts on the book: FREAKING AMAZING! LLV has kicked off her new Simple Man’s series with a home freaking run in my opinion. She took me through a rollercoaster ride that kept me enthralled and entertained from the beginning to the end. eARC through Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
Rafe has been watching Janie from afar since she was a teenager. Even then something drew him to her. Once she was old enough he stopped looking but she started looking back. When I read that it comes across as quite pervy but it's not. Another great book from Lani Lynn Vale which I read in one session - a long one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome author, awesome book I couldn’t stop reading. Got sucked into from the moment I started reading, even at work lol. Just something about alpha men that just do it for me.... Been wait for the children of the free men to come out and was not disappointed at all. This book is everything and well worth the wait. You will not be disappointed and omg who would have thought older men could be such a turn on. Been waiting for Rafe story for a while and waiting to see who would tame the beast.