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Too Bad So Sad

(Simple Man #5)

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Tyler Cree has never been good at the whole look and don’t touch thing.

From the moment he was old enough to walk on his own two feet, he’s been looking for trouble.

Trouble comes in many forms…quite a few of those forms being the female persuasion.

Tyler knows what girls want—a bad boy. And he has the bad boy image down pat.

Ex-military—check.

Hot cop—double check.

A bike
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Published August 8th 2018
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Ever had an ex that just won't quit?


I do sometimes You're damn right!

Reagan was on the fast track to the Olympics. That is until her boyfriend didn't want her to leave and shattered her dreams. Literally. It was a good thing that it didn't get her completely down. This young lady sure knew how to get back on her own two feet. See, she had a plan B. Her love of all things 'plant' had her focusing on a career in botany. But this seemingly placid plan didn't change the independent and impulsive pe
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Gi's Spot Reviews
4.5 ‘Sexiest Banter’ Stars


O…M..G… Lani Lynn Vale sure turned up the heat to a WHOLE new level in the perfect ‘enemies to lovers’ that is this Too Bad So Sad!


Tyler Cree – again I say, isn’t this name just the best?! How badass is it on its own?! – and Reagan Alvarez, Bennet’s not-so-little-girl-anymore daughter, had an sparkling, to say the least, first meeting. Both ‘complicated’ people, they couldn’t be more different from one another, but one thing it can never be denied, their attraction!

I s
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Jemima
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book from the Simple Man series. Heck, this is my first Lani Lynn Vale book!
I must say that I absolutely enjoyed reading this book.

Too Bad So Sad is a ball of fun! It's so entertaining too read. I found myself laughing my ass off at Reagan's shy but crazy tendencies. Her ability to be herself... she kinda reminds me of Luna Lovegood from The Harry Potter series. Why you ask? She is absolutely unapologetic about who she is and I love that about her.

This book was crazy fun just li
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Roxana
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: didi-reviews


Tyler Cree’s been living life the way he wants and minding his own business when his world is turned topsy-turvy by a mouthy, determined trespasser in the form of Reagan Alvarez. I laughed so many times while reading TOO BAD SO SAD, Tyler and Reagan were constantly bickering, mostly instigated by Reagan, who happens to be my new girl crush! She is sassy, feisty, yet shy and anti-social, she’s totally unique. Tyler is a sexy, Alpha male determined not to fall in love with anyone…but he couldn
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)



"You do know how to use big girl words, don't you? Alrighty then. The sexy man was also a dick."

I can't express how much I have enjoyed the Simple Man series. I was on the verge of sadness that I had reached the end of it until the author made my day by giving me a glimpse of what she has in store for her readers next. I really, really, really love how my favorite characters continue to pop up somewhere else. It's awesome how the author's many series intermingle and you get to see them agai
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Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
I was going to skip this book, but I read the synopsis and I was curious. It was a good surprise and I really liked the heroes.
I recommend to those who liked the first books published by the author.
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
Man does Lani Lynn Vale know how to write an alpha that has will have to melt in the palm of his hand on second and in the next wanting to smack the back of his head. I adored Tyler Cree so much!

This book gave me so many feels. That slow burn that kept me turning that pages as I waited for these two to finally admit they would make one epic couple.

It had been a while that I had loved one of the heroines as much of the alphas, but this book had the perfect pair. Tyler Cree and Reagan Alvarez
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Hands down this is one of my favorite LLV books to date.
Tyler and Reagan will come barreling into you....the reader....and they will frustrate you, make you laugh till you cry and make you scream at them and their antics. In the end you will love them like I did.
This book was classic Lani Lynn Vale. It's why I will continue to read all her books as long as she writes.

Reviewed by: Heather S.
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
Too Bad So Sad is my favorite Lani Lynn Vale book yet! I don't know if it's because I've been hearing about Tyler Cree and Reagan Alvarez for theist couple of books so I started the book feeling familiar with them or the fact that it had more steamy times, more emotions, and less extreme drama (though, of course the drama was still there - it would be an LLV story without it!), but I devoured this book with joy and with far less skepticism than I've had when reading her previous books. I just lo ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 SMOOCHES

Each month, I love sitting down with Lani Lynn Vale’s next book. It’s like a regular visit with a group of old friends. She has created this huge, interconnected fictional world that I just can’t seem to get enough of. The Simple Man Series is Vale’s first second-generation series, and its roots are in her debut series, Freebirds, as these books center around the children of the lead couples from that series or, as Vale and her long-time readers refer to these characters, the Free Kids
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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It is never that simple…

I love this author’s characters who always, always tug at the heartstrings. Tyler has been burned badly and conducts all affairs of the heart accordingly since then. In other words, there aren’t any. Physical connections, sure, but he is not interested in anything more…

“Trouble comes in many forms…quite a few of those forms being of the female persuasion.”

It does take a special person to make you rethink your stand (on anything) and Reagan is going to test all of his re
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Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Too BAD... Got bored. I'll get back to this a little later I think.

It's DNF for now. I guess I just got bored of the heroine's child-like behavior.
Jen
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lani Lynn Vale once again has captured my attention and drawn me into a world full of her Alpha men and sassy strong women. I loved Raegan and Tyler's story. He's a hot cop, shes a sassy but nerdy college student. It's safe to say I will basically read ANYTHING this author writes
Kathleen R.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

 






Yup. I still love reading books written by this author. They simply get better and better and I wish I had all the time in the world to simply sit back, relax and read every. Single. Day. But alas, I have to work and that seriously puts a cramp in my reading time. But with all that complaining, I have to say that Lani Lynn Vale thoroughly entertained me with this book.

Tyler is nothing like I could have imagined him – I mean, I ‘saw’ him in the previous books, got to like him, but for rea
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Rebecca
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
At face value, Tyler Cree and Reagan Rose Alvarez couldn’t be more different, and it’s not just because there’s a ten year age difference between them; it’s more due to their polar opposite personalities and Reagan’s inability to follow the letter of the law, since Tyler is a cop, because of her wild and free spirit that has her willingly taking risks regardless of the severity of the repercussions.

It’s clear, though, that despite their differences, Tyler and Reagan are drawn to one another in
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Cee Cee Houston
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Too Bad, So Sad by Lani Lyn Vale, it had everything I want to read in a story like this. The constant amusing banter between Tyler Cree and Reagan Alvarez had me laughing out loud at times. Reagan’s determination to complete her thesis at the expense of the law gave me the giggles and left a happy smile on my face. She was one determined little lady.
After being burned once, Tyler’s had enough of pretty women and steers away from relationships, not wanting to let anyone get too close. But
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Astraycat
This story was not my cup of tea. Didn't like H and h much.

Didn't like how H always cliamed this was the last time after the first two times he slept with h. Neither like that he believed his ex's words over his best friend's. Esp when he didn't date his ex for a long time.

As for h, didn't feel for her while she did undergo some difficult situations. Mabye because I was tired of her trespassing.

I'll still read next story through.
Heather Soligo
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down this is one of my favorite LLV books to date.
Tyler and Reagan will come barreling into you....the reader....and they will frustrate you, make you laugh till you cry and make you scream at them and their antics. In the end you will love them like I did.
This book was classic Lani Lynn Vale. It's why I will continue to read all her books as long as she writes.
Brandy Roberts
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Too Bad so Sad it was one of my favorites by one of my all time favorite authors . Even though this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone but I do recommend that you read them in order and while you are at it get Kill shot it's book six in the Code 11-KPD SWAT Series it focuses in the heroines father finding love . I fore real lurv the Alvarez family and I hope to see more of them in the future . One of the many things I love most about LLV writing is the hilarious ba ...more
☆MichelleNicole☆
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. So amazing. Every time I get done with one of Lani Lynn books I'm always anticipating for the next...
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, suspense, kidnapping, secrets, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Kinda Don’t Care (Simple Man #1)
Maybe Don't Wanna (Simple Man #2)
Get You Some (Simple Man #3)
Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man #4)

This is Reagan and Tyler’s story. Tyler is the police chief and is still trying to clean up the town. When he meets Reagan, things get a little crazy. He knows he is needs to stay away but he just ca
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
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Freaking Awesome. I think Tyler Cree is my favourite in this series.

Tyler Cree was a cop or should we say the chief of a town that was filled with corrupt cops. Now he is slowly building his police force up and he is happy with his life. He doesn't need anyone changing things up or him.
Well until he met Reagan. If he ever met a stubborn women it was her, and he was not going to let her rule his life or change it... Yeah Right dude... Reagan came into hi
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Dana Busenbark
We get to meet and learn about Tyler Cree in this book. Who is Reagan? I think I find myself fascinated with Reagan just in the first chapter alone, knowing what Reagan is talking about with regards to hydrilla verticillata. Having gone through the algae blooms in RL when living in Dallas, I understand. What is Reagan doing the first time she meets Tyler? The next time she runs into him is even more funny. I was tickled to find us based in Hostel. Who are Tara, Rome, Henley, and Alana? Where is ...more
Lora
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars

Oh, Tyler Cree blew me away! I enjoy the stories by this author almost always, but Tyler just really had me in the palm of his hand the whole story -- especially after the last book with Coke & Cora. And then little Miss Reagan was trouble, but the best kind. The kind that keeps the Alphas in these books crazy and wound up.

I enjoyed this story’s plot as well as the pacing. It didn’t happen too fast, and it wasn’t drug out forever. I think the characters differences were so p
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Kylee
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the fifth book in the Simple Man series and the one that totally stole my heart. Reagan and Tyler have both had people in their pasts that changed them and not for the better, but as this little spit fire comes full force into his life, she might just be able to get past all the walls he has put up. Too Bad So Sad is a story that packs a punch, holds you captive and gives you all that and more. Two strong willed people that have a tendency to butt heads at every turn, that have a connect ...more
Darcy
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, e-book, romance
I liked how Tyler and Reagan met and Reagan's big FU to Tyler as she walked away. Reagan could have come off as a harpy shrew, instead to me it Reagan was more this is who I am, if you don't like me I don't care. Tyler really wasn't sure what to do with that kind of a woman, but he was intrigued. I liked how these two of them kept winding up in the same spots and how Tyler realized that the Reagan he met was the real woman.

I loved seeing Tyler fight his feelings for Reagan and how Reagan wormed
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Lica Vargas - Amores e Livros
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorite
I loved this two.
Reagan and Tyler make an amazing couple and they made Too Bad So Sad a terrific reading.

I was a little sad because this was the last one in The Simple Man series, but Reagan and Tyler won me more than I expect and they left me with a silly smile with the cute epilogue.

Also, there is a a great introduction of Rome and a glimpse of Rhys - that got me very curious. Can't wait for their books.


Release Blitz & Complete Review (EN/PT): http://www.amoreselivros.com.br/2018/...
Neringa Neringiukas
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know why, but I didn't expected to enjoy this story as much as I did. It's tense, sexy and funny. It makes me wanna to check other books in this series, being this is my first one.
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Other books in the series

Simple Man (5 books)
  • Kinda Don’t Care (Simple Man, #1)
  • Maybe Don't Wanna (Simple Man, #2)
  • Get You Some (Simple Man, #3)
  • Ain't Doin' It (Simple Man, #4)
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