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Hail No

(Hail Raisers #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,081 ratings  ·  289 reviews
Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison. The four years he's incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things he's asked to do, when he’s asked to do them. And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.

Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, h
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published September 27th 2017
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Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say Lani Lynn Vale is my all time favorite author.. I love that this new series also has charters from the other series she's wrote like The Dixie Wardens, The Code 11-KPD Swat, & The Uncertain Saints. I can't wait to see where she takes us with the rest of the series.
But for this book let's just say that I absolutely love that Kennedy never gave a second thought to getting involved with Evander even though he just got out of prison and that before the book ended he was cleared & it w
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, suspense
I´ve been on a "Lani Lynn Vale marathon" over Christmas break.
I will say this is not the best I´ve read, but these series are likeable.
Not too long, sweet and with a bit of suspence in them and straight to the point.
A good way to spend the time.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evander and Kennedy's book.
Freaking awesome book and characters!
One of my most favorite male characters by this author!
Gi's Spot Reviews
4.25 'The Best of Bets' Stars

WOOHOO!!! A brand new LLV series for brighten my month and to gush over!!!

Hail No was more Hail Yeah!, because Evander and Kennedy’s story was the perfect start for this brand new and oh so promising series – if you don’t know what I mean, just check out those covers and Blurbs!!!

Evander has been very recently released from prison where he was wrongly convicted to, and now is back to the town where people seems to either hate him or want to have a roll in his bed. So
It’s hard to get to the romance when this is just so SAD, nauseatingly sad. The heroine lost one sister and her mother to cancer in her teens, her father is paralyzed, her off page brother has issues, and in current story she loses her twin she only recently connected with to cancer.

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Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Hail No = Hell Yes!

I was thrilled to jump into this new Hail Raisers series from the beginning. And what a beginning it was. My introduction to Evander was sad. He was incarcerated for four years and when he finally got out of prison, there was no welcome home party. The only one thrilled to see him was his dog.

Kennedy is surprisingly in the same situation as far as family goes. She's learned the hard way that unconditional love is not guaranteed just because you share the same blood as you
Pam Nelson
Oct 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hard for me to write, I have enjoyed all Lani Lynn books.
Evander is my only saving grace with this book and the narrators who are amazing. Evander’s character never changes and he was who he was from the beginning to the end.

But I just didn’t connect with Kennedy, at first, I liked her but as the book went on and the stuff with her sister and then her brother in law I am just more confused… She seemed to be weak then strong then weak again I just don’t get it.

I just wasn’t feeling the rest of t
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: didi-reviews

An amazing start to an exciting romantic suspense series by Lani Lynn Vale!  I was captivated with HAIL NO from the get go and could not put it down!

Evander is fresh out of spending four years in jail and trying to reestablish his life in Hostel, TX, he's finding the town is not willing to forgive or forget, but he is not willing to leave the town he loves. Kennedy is a sweet woman who has been let down and used by her family, she's never let it tarnish her caring nature, she is
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
............... what on god's green earth?

I'm confused. The timeline of this book felt like it was literally 2 weeks. Barely. I'm being generous.

How the frick did... I'm... I don't understand.

I don't even know how to rate this?

Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, like i knew I would and I can't wait for the other books in this series. I loved the hero and the heroine ad the side characters who will get their own books soon. Another thing that this author shine at is her connecting her series. This author has quickly become a fast favorite of mine, and once of my favorites. I am so glad I found her and that she is able to write so many great books and so fast. I can't wait for book 2! ...more
Mizz Latte
Nov 04, 2017 rated it liked it
It was never really explained why her family hated her
Her twin sister's and twin sister's husband reaction towards her seemed way too over-dramatic and abnormal
Carmen Rae
So my new years plan to clean up the 1000+ books on my kindle that I have yet to read is off to a great start. Well kind of. If you don't count the fact that I've read 6 books and added the four next books in each of their series to my kindle :/ ok so maybe it's not worked out quite how I planned but I have read some great books.

Lani Lynne Vale has been on my radar for years but I always put it off. Initially because she has a load of MC books and I tend to avoid those for being a little hit or
Reflections of a Book Geek
5 Stars

This is the first book in the brand new Hail Raisers series from Lani Lynn Vale, I honestly don't know how Lani continues to surprise me with her writing but that's what she does. I was so excited to get started with this book and it didn't disappoint one bit!

Evander Lennox was wrongly convicted of a heinous crime and locked up for the last 4 years, after getting released from prison he tried to get some semblance of normalcy back again. Evander was a bit cold and standoffish in the begin
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s

Hail No introduces us to Evander, a just released convict, and Kennedy, a chicken farmer. Both of them have shitty families (and that is the NICEST thing I can say about them!). Kennedy is so sweet and is just desperate for someone to love her. Her family has only really used her and she is alone. Evander's family all but abandoned him once he was incarcerated. These two have a few run ins before Evander starts to consider that Kennedy might be more than just his quirky neighbor.

Kennedy ma
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hail No is definitely written in ways that I’ve come to expect from Lani Lynn Vale, but there are also a few aspects of the text that seemed very unValelike, which is not a bad thing at all; in fact, it actually brought a freshness to Evander and Kennedy’s story because it didn’t feel formulaic or manufactured in the same scope as Vale’s other series and since I’ve pretty much read every one of them, I liked how the build-up of the hero and heroine’s intimate relationship as well as their honest ...more
Love N. Books
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ellie's $0.02:

My favorite thing about this book was hands down... the CHARACTERS. These were simple characters and I don't mean "simple" in a downgraded, insulting sense. I mean... they are simple. They are real. They were easy to understand. They were easy to get into the story. And you can feel their chemistry flying off the pages of the book.

Evander is the character of few words. His personality says it all with his demeanor, his facial expressions, his actions, and his lack of conversation.
Evander Lennox is out of prison for a crime he did not commit. No one in his small town cares he was innocent they all see him as a thug, but he is used to it. As soon as he gets back he heads to his home and to get his dog. He doesn't need distractions, just work, his dog and his home.

Kennedy Swallow moved to be closer to her father and twin sister. Kennedy was split from her family left in her mothers and older sisters care and had not heard from the rest of the family since she was young. Lo
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Although I'm going to continue listening to these series, because I've come too far to stop. Again, this author needs a good editor. I think I read at least two things that were said early on that were said again later, like the conversations never happened before. And then there's a sister who Evander says at the end, "hates" him now and you never know why. Because he didn't do what he was accused of or because the other brother wasn't who he seemed to be? I just don't understand why it's even ...more
I did not hate the book. I did not love it either. She was a bit too naive and stupid for me to tolerate for an entire book. And Evander was strange.

What I HATED was why LLV felt the need to constantly kill animals in the book? I was upset about her killing a few dogs in prior books. But this book was a slaughterhouse. I found it nauseating and absolutely not a good topic for a romance book. It was a trial to read and I will NEVER re read this book.

I have no clue why her books have taken a turn
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HAIL RAISERS series #1
Lani Lynn Vale
Evander & Kennedy

This was my third re-read of HAIL NO. The heroine, Kennedy, will forever be one of my top female favorites, (most of LLV’s ladies are.) I’ve read few reviews regarding her character before I had to stop, frustrated. I think her quirkiness, devotion to the her family that she so desperately wanted a relationship with, was NOT “doormat material”, but found it absolutely endearing. Her inner thought process, written so well, that to me, s
AlligatorSmith loves to read
I have to be honest and say that I really like Lani Lynn Vale's writing, but I have missed out on
starting more than a few series of hers. Will have to backtrack and pick them up at some point. When I saw she was starting a new series, I grabbed it right at the beginning, so I didn't miss out on another series of hers.

Evander and Kennedy are great together - they're like life lines for each other, and boy, do they need life lines. I was kind of overwhelmed by all the bad luck and bad relationship
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Hail Raisers is the newest series by my all time favourite author Lani Lynn Vale. The title of this book might be Hail No, but this book is definitely a Hail YES. Absolutely a five star if not a ten star read. This is Evander and Kennedy's story, two people who are outcasts by their family for no good reason. Kennedy is the crazy chicken lady, yes I said chicken not cat who sees the absolute good in Evander and doesn't judge him like everyone else seems to. Evander is the man with a heart th ...more
Mar 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was one of the worst stories I have ever read
Completely unbelievable
Among other things
A slap in the face to all cancer survivors!
Name me one woman who has small children who discovers she has ovarian cancer would agree to chemo but not to have the surgery to lose the ovaries ... name one!
This same woman was more worried about missing her upcoming cruise than anything else
She gets an appointment for chemo within 3 days of diagnosis.... yuh- sure-
Then, a day later she falls off a
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

Evander Lennox was in prison for four years for a crime he didn't commit. Now he is out and it seems that life just went on without him. His property is being treated as a dump and his brother and sister couldn't care less where he was. So now all he wants to do is his job, get his dog and just live his life. And maybe plan some revenge on the people that put him in jail.

Kennedy Swallow's parents were divorced when she was young. So they split the childr
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Hail No is the first book in the Hail Raisers series and I really liked it a lot. It has that Lani Lynn Vale touch but with the added suspense that was more prevalent in this one. It was a bit rougher around the edges and I loved it. While I always love her MC romances I am loving that we are getting different series but that still feel like you are coming back home when old friends are mentioned. It must be said
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beards, brawn and pure emotion….

Did you yell a shout of joy when you heard Lani Lynn Vale had a new series coming out? Oh yes, mine was probably heard in Iceland! I’m totally addicted to this author’s writing. It is funny, it is emotional. It is sexy hot. And it manages to bring out all the best (and worst) in families and friendships. Evander and Kennedy’s story fed that obsession in every way…

“Basically, if you can pull off a beard, you can pull off my underwear.”

Evander is a giant of a ma
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

I cannot believe I just found Lani Lynn Hale. Hail No is the second book I've read by this author and I have to admit, I'm completely blown away by this author and her storytelling!

Hail No is an addicting story of one man who has just been released from prison for a crime that he didn't commit and one woman who is fairly new to town trying to live the life that she never new existed.

Living in a small town where the police force is dirty makes it hard to prove your innocence, that's wh
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, Amazing new series from Lani Lynn Vale!! I'm glad I was able to start this one from the very beginning because OMG Evander!! <3 He's big, burly, sweet and protective and just so alpha and I love him!!

Evander has just gotten out of prison and he's going back to his house, getting his dog and living his life again. Of course the people in town are leery and scared of him even though he hasn't done anything to them.

Kennedy has moved to this little town to be closer to her sister and fath
Kodie Mackay
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads

And she does it again!. A new series, new characters and a whole lota entertainment.
It's a new world that I'm not quite fully understanding with characters i don't quite know yet and its refreshing! Kinda like finding her all over again. I really enjoy the story! I loved the pace of the plot, the suspense and the buildup. Im extra intrigued at where she's going to take this series because she's already brought in some very firmiliar faces. The characters are always a pleasure and so easy to
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Evander Lennox has finally been release from prison in which he was incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit. He's arrived back in his home town, to an unfriendly welcome, the town folks and his family would rather he go some where else. But he won't, he's sticking around.
Kennedy Lane is a young woman who's never really fit in. Some may think she's a little quirky, and yes she is a little strange but she's sweet and gentle and works her tail off to make ends meet. Her family don't really except
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