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Hail Mary

(Hail Raisers #6)

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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 be
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Published February 9th 2018
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RCK I’m the opposite, I’m glad he wont be with the mother of the child but I agree Lani Lynn Vale is an auto-read for me too :)

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I’m the opposite, I’m glad he wont be with the mother of the child but I agree Lani Lynn Vale is an auto-read for me too :)

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Gi's Spot Reviews
4 ‘Saving Hail’ Stars

Hail Mary, indeed!!!!


The most broken of Hail’s, Dante, finally gets his salvation, in the shape of an adorable little girl, and a woman, Cobie, that felt just as broken as himself. A beautiful story of friendship, support and understanding in the hardest times, and above all, HOPE. That’s the biggest lesson, as long as Hope can arise, a light can bloom even in the darkest and lowest of our lives.

She’d been my saving grace. My hail Mary.

Dante has been living in hell, constan
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: didi-reviews

Dante! My heart has been broken for Dante for quite a long time and I just didn’t know if there was ever going to be a way for him to smile or live again after his world was violently ripped away from him by an accident caused by his very own sister. Dante has so much capacity to love but he shut it all off due to the death of his wife and first two daughters. For years he’s lived a solitary life, his pain dulled by alcohol and rarely any interaction with anyone else, including his brothers. On
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Sam~OTT Alpha Male Addict~
Dec 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm going to mark this as "NOPE NOT READING". Dante's pain has been a shadow over all the Hail books, and now, as if his hell wasn't bad enough, his story gives him a beautiful (yet quite unwanted) Down Syndrome baby daughter and her abused Freebird mommy who is not only running from an abusive ex but is also dying from brain cancer. If this doesn't prove that Dante is LLV's favorite punching bag, I don't know what does.

I'm sure it will have a happy ending, but my heart (and my head) isn't real
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BleuBelle
I waited so long for Dante's story it felt like eternity. And now that I've read it, I feel that there's something missing. It felt flat. A little boring even.

I loved Mary and how everyone fell in love with her. I love Dante and Colbie together. I loved their happy ending, which they both deserve.

The story felt a bit rushed. There were huge events that we weren't privy to. Like their marriage. Or the birth of their children. Colbie's time at a safe house, her discovery at being pregnant. Dante's
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Kodie Mackay
Be still my beating heart! I mourned the loss of this book the second I finished the last page.

Mary sweet Mary, that sweet baby girl brought so much light to a dark grief stricken story I can't even. I loved her before this story now I just want to snuggle her up, she got my ovaries going into overdrive.

I think everyone just assumed that Dante's story was going to rip us readers a new one. It was pretty obvious from how his path was set out in the previous stories that his was going to hurt. I
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Tracy- OMGReads
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hail Mary grabs your attention from the first page and refuses to let you go. Its an emotional journey, Dante and Colbie don't have it easy, at all.

Dante is still recovering from past pain, and Colbie is a fighter who has lost her spark. The two come together when they need each other the most. They help guide each other and keep one another afloat.

Their story wasn't easy, to experience or to read. Ms. Vale kept my attention, even when I wanted to take a break, I couldn't I was so enthralled w
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"The world would be a lesser place without you in it."

I've made no secret that I'm drawn to stories with broken bad boys. As long as the author has my trust, that I feel safe with her, that she'll eventually give me an HEA or at least a HFN I'm willing to place my heart in her hands for the duration. For me personally, having gone through some really bad stuff, it's inspiring to read about others who have come through the darkness, finding light through love. It gives me hope and makes me happ
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Brandy Roberts
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know I say it every time but Lani Lynn Vale has done it once again just WOW Hail Mary has got to be one of my favorites and that it some pretty tough competition I do admit being a bit hesitant with this one but I'm so happy I read it was hooked from the first page . Hail Mary can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend that you read Hail Raisers in order and possibly first start with Right to my wrong book eight in The Heroes of The Dixie Wardens . We also get more of the men in Freebi ...more
Nikki
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this final installment to the Hail series. I'd been very curious about Dante from the first time he appeared and I was especially wondering how LLV was going to give him his hea with what he'd been through. I'm pleased to say that she pulled it off with flying colors. I really loved Cobie and her story is one that really touched me and had me crying. Tbh, I was more happy she got her hea lol but Dante definitely deserved his as well. There were quite a few things LLV did a little ...more
Kathleen R.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing




This book almost broke me. Ever since i started Lani Lynn Vale's books, especially when it comes to her MC genre, there's always been Dante's story in the background - about the man who's sister killed his family because of one decision. To have watched him throughout those stories was heartbreaking. He was haunted. Broken. Damaged. And seemed so guilty of just being allowed to live. I had so much troubles watching him interact with his family that i wanted to be the one to bring him back
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Natshane
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
** 3.5 Hail Mary Stars **

Dante is a character with so many layers and it's no doubt that I feel a strong pull towards him among all Hail brothers because I've always loved tortured heroes with broken souls. After the tragedy that struck his family, Dante succumbed to the pain and became a social recluse, refusing any signs of happiness because he didn't feel deserving.

Until a one night stand turned into something more.

And he was left with a daughter that depended on him and a promise that Dan
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phoebess
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was so looking forward to read Dante's story I couldn't rein in my excitement when I picked it up.
It was a beautiful story about loss, about trying your hardest to move on with your life and fighting every obstacle in your way with everything you got.
Lani Lynn Vale teased us about Dante the whole series and then she delivered! I read it one sitting, forgot about the whole world around me and simply enjoyed it from beginning till the end.

P.S. Don't tell anyone but I almost peed my pants when LL
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French Press Bookworm Blog
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Dante’s story broke my heart the amount of pain he faced no one should. I loved that he got his HEA. I loved that she was sweet and loving and strong. She stayed strong for herself but also for him.

A personal favorite was Mary I’m biased because I have my own living little cutie with an extra chromosome. I loved that Lani made it a point to show that our kiddos are different but the same. What makes them different shouldn’t be a reason to treat the differently. I loved that! So thank
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Sheila'S Book Corner
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Where to start.... this book has been highly anticapted throught this series.... in my personal opinion this book was great. I couldnt wait to see how Dante would overcome his past and be able to find beauty in life again. His journey through this book and throughtout the series tragic and beautiful and i was so pleased to have read this story. An amazing ending to this series
Island Girl Romance Reads
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series!❤
So glad that Dante got his HEA.
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Rebecca
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 he
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Donna Parrott
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dante is a shell of a broken man. He has lost his daughters and the love of his life by the hands of his family in my to loss that person also. Dante has done some not so nice things in his past and this was his karma. The fact that it's finally catching up to him. He has been living in the seven dimensions of hell. What Dante didn't anticipate was his hell to be finally complete, Mary, the daughter he didn't know about till her mother drops her off at his doorstep. This baby has to depend on hi ...more
Viktória Tóth
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before I start I need to state that I had my doubts and reservations regarding this story. I mean if I base it upon the Dante, who was the dark, depressing, looming shadow all thorough the series then you can see where I coming from. Still there was no way that I’m not going to read it. First because I love Lani Lynn Vale style and her books became kinda a permanent monthly feature in my life. Secondly, it’s not the first time that she peppers the books in a series with clues and snippets about ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

Oh my word


I think this was my favorite story. From the first book I have wanted Dante's story. And man it is a freaking sad heartbreaking crying story.
After losing his family in an accident that was his own sister's fault, Dante sort of just took off and cut himself off from the world. But then he got drunk one night and slept with someone and now she has just dropped off a baby on his door step. Marianne's life wasn't easy, and things are not what it se
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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An emotional roller coaster to savour…

Dante and Cobie… And Mary…

A love triangle like no other, in a roller coaster ride of a story only this author could tell. There is a fine line between gut-wrenching drama and over the top soap opera and Lani Lynn Vale knows just how to straddle it and make it her own…

Dante is tortured by all that he has lost and is not looking for any new claims on his heart. He is stoic. He is aloof. He can be kind of jerky. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel or still griev
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Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
***This and other reviews can be found at www.imasweetandsassybookwhore.com ***

Before I even started Hail Mary I knew it was going to be a book that had the potential to absolutely destroy me and it did. I cried more than once for Dante, Mary and Cobie, I cried for them separately, I cried for all Dante has lost, I cried for Mary for not knowing her mother, and I cried for all that Cobie goes through, and then I just cried for all of them at once. This is a beautiful emotional heart breaking and
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Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

I have such mixed feelings about this series and Hail Mary is a perfect example of why. I truly enjoyed reading it, I couldn't put it down once I started (as has been the case with the previous 5 books in the series), but reading it also made me feel like I'm a glutton for punishment. There is always something so unjust, or sinister, or unfair going on in the main characters' lives or history that makes it borderline painful to read. But
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Angela
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ey
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 B.E.Love
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't read the book description so I was really surprised who the heroine was and I wasn't sure how I would feel about that but I liked this book a lot. Gina I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book when I found out who the heroine actually was and how she was connected to this book but the author made it work. I will say reading books with a deceased spouse is always iffy for me. I need the hero and heroine to be number one for the other. I don't care if they loved the previous spouse ...more
Love N. Books
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ellie's $0.02:

Oh Dante. Broken, broken, broken Dante. His name even breaks me. Dante was truly just a broken man that needed the right things to heal.

His story made me ache. His pain and grief is felt through every word of the book. But he finds his salvation in a beautiful friendship that becomes oh-so-much more and of course... his Hail Mary.

Lani Lynn Vale brought things to a new level in her descriptions of the characters, their internal conflicts, the angst, and the emotion behind this plot.
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Darcy
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
I feel like I've been waiting for this book since the first one. Dante has always been the ghost in the background. It's understandable why, but that just made me want him to find his way back to the land of the living and if he did it by the way of love with a good woman all the better!

I loved that the first step back for Dante was with Mary. I loved the way that Dante is described around Mary, that he would do anything for her, how cute she is, how everyone loves her and oh, she has Down's Syn
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Melissa Morr
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying this was my first read by Lani Lynn Vale and probably not my last and what a book to be my first by the author. It had romance, suspense and an a broken-mad-at-the-world bad boy who lost his entire world when his wife & two little girls were ripped from his life in a car accident. Well that was until two “special” ladies came into his life. Mary, his daughter a product of a drunken one night affair and Cobie a person he promised to watch over to his baby’s mother on he ...more
Heather Senechiame
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for Dante, and LLV saved the best for last!

I knew Dante and lily back in a different book. Happily married w 2 kids... so when I saw the blurb for this book wayyy back I almost made the decision I wasn’t going to read this. But like any LLV follower, you know she writes amazing books and even better story lines so I jumped into this series and not one thing was a disappointment, till this one. I was not disappointed I was emotional! My god... Dante’s pain is written so well an
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Daniela
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I can't pinpoint it but there was something off about this one. Yes I gave it 4 stars but I gave 5 to all the others. It felt disjointed - there wasn't the usual flow in it. I'm not going to list them because it would spoil for others but Dante gets hit after hit - how much is one person supposed to endure! Cobie also and these two broken souls come together and help each other heal. Mary was a sweet addition and it is sad that there is still a stigma surrounding Downs Syndrome, also the kitten ...more
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