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SWAT Generation 2.0 #12

Depends On Who's Asking

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It was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…nope. No. Nuh-uh. That’s a lie.
The moment that Caro wakes up, she knows that she’s not alone.
One thump-thump from the living room and she quickly moves into action.
One 9-1-1 call later, and she’s ready to defend herself.
Only, she gets more than she bargains for when she steps out into her living room and comes face to face with a living, breathing nightmare.
And isn’t it just fitting that the man that saves her by coming down the chimney with a large black gun in his hand is named Saint Nicholas?
It seemed like the start of a bad joke.
Saint Nicholas comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve night, but he isn’t there to bear gifts. He’s there to take out the trash.
When he lands on his silent feet, he has no other choice but to put himself in harm’s way.
One look at Caro’s terrified face, and he can’t stop himself.
He steps in just as the bullets start flying, saving the damsel in distress and taking a bullet to the shoulder for his trouble.
But one thing he can say is, heroes always win the girl.
And Caro is the best Christmas miracle of all.

213 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 8, 2020

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Lani Lynn Vale

146 books6,674 followers
Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world...that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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Profile Image for Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic.
2,492 reviews1,207 followers
December 7, 2020
Five stars completely based on feels

I've read and loved every book from this series (including this one) and I can't believe it's done. Being here, at the end, is giving me such a bittersweet feeling. I have now finally really met Saint and Carolina in their very own story and while I couldn't put this book down, I didn't want to finish it either.

Unsurprisingly, I loved both Saint and Carolina. From their awkward and suspenseful meet-cute to their forced quarantine to all the things that made up their connection, they were easy to fall for.

Things did get a bit messy for these two and some of the moving parts didn't really flow properly, but none of that took away from the beauty of what was developing between these characters.

I loved that Saint was an introvert because it made him so relatable. He learned (the hard way) that some people were only in your life to get what you could give. Finding Carolina, a woman who only wanted him for him and not what he could do or for who he knew, was a blessing and he didn't take that for granted.

I also adored Carolina and the organic way her feelings grew. She was patient and understanding and loyal and exactly the type of woman Saint needed in his life. The author did an amazing job of bring these people to life for me.

So it's the end. And while I'm happy for the journey and sad that it's concluded, I'm excited for what's to come. Mayor Lynn's story is next and I cannot wait to get my eager little hands on it.

Profile Image for XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy.
1,473 reviews442 followers
December 9, 2020
I loved unwrapping the mystery behind Saint. He always kept things close to the vest as he cameoed in other couple’s books but now it makes total sense. He definitely had his reasons. Caro was a great heroine and together they definitely had the chemistry that I always look forward to with LLV books.

The plot included themes that are very relevant to our current times. Yes, it still has that signature OTT drama we’ve come to expect. However, it still used the elements well. I love that she’s not afraid of taking risks. The flow wasn’t as smooth as it typically is but it was still an entertaining story.

Complementary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.
97 reviews6 followers
December 8, 2020
Ugh, I think I'm gonna have to cancel all my pre-orders for this author. Seems like spitting out a book once a month means creativity and logic go out the window.

H and h meet, then it's flash forward to a year later and they conveniently have to quarantine together in a hotel room with a bed and no furniture due to being exposed to ebola (SMH). Cue the lusty sex with no pre-nooky discussions of STDs or birth control (again, SMH). False alarm, no ebola exposure, go in peace and H and h are gonna try and be a couple. * * Spoiler alert * * He's secretly the President's son (even though he's attended White House functions and some locals know who he is), so without delay his mother was shot and killed and father's gravely wounded so he had to leave for his mother's funeral and he dumped the h with no explanation "for her own good." Riiiiiight, you're the President's only child and no one knows you're on a SWAT team in Kilgore Texas, or has connected the dots. Ugh.

Oh yeah, and cue the hostage situation, weak plot twist, couple gets back together, and the ever-present "accidental" pregnancy.
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Profile Image for Carmen Rae.
1,436 reviews170 followers
December 10, 2020
I'm at the, I can't believe it's finished stage with a whole heap of oh yeah that was the perfect way to sum up 2020. Because it really did have everything that defines this year in it, in a way that only Lani Lynn Vale could do.

Add in the Christmas theme with a hero named Saint and it really was a great way to wrap up one of the highlights of the year. Every month this series has been something to look forward to. Each and every hero has just gotten better and better.

And Carolina was a pretty amazing heroine herself. She had the whole quirky thing down, while still being really likeable and relatable. Her whole family was as involved and quirky as she was. And I loved them as much as the previous secondary characters.

But now it's done and I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to go next. I still need to read so many of the back list and yet the next series sounds just as awesome as this one has been.
Profile Image for The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha).
1,835 reviews304 followers
December 8, 2020

Depends on Who's Asking is the final book in the SWAT generation 2.0 series and I am sad to see it end; however, this book is a fantastic swan song!

Saint Nicholson has a secret he has kept from everyone: he is the son of a former US President. He dislikes his family and the life he led. He kept everyone in the dark about his past for that reason. I loved that he has sort of a nerdy side. It is impossible not to love Saint. He is caring, compassionate, and has adopted a litter of cats that are HUGE (seriously, 30 lb Maine Coons). He is quiet and contemplative-and it is super hot!

Carolina is outspoken and opinionated. I appreciated that she really took care to understand Saint and not just react. These two have the type of trust that is enviable! She had a very different upbringing-a loud and loving family with 2 knuckleheaded brothers. She and Saint are ying and yang in almost every way.

The plot of Depends on Who's Asking is varied and feels more like the normal life of a couple-there isn't just one event in the story, there are many! Now, saying it feels more like a normal life doesn't mean I think that its normal to be quarantined for Ebola or have a secret service agent assigned to you. But, the fact that the story has multiple important events mixed with multiple mundane events feels familiar. This book is probably my favorite of the series!


  POV: dual 1st
  Tears: no
  Trope: opposites attract, secret identity
  Triggers: none
  Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series

Law Man by Kristen Ashley, Where I Belong by J. Daniels, Cuff Me by Lauren Layne...then you will probably like Depends on Who's Asking!


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1,471 reviews87 followers
December 23, 2020
I enjoyed Depends On Who's Asking very much. Caro and Saint were fun together.
Only thing I would replaced with something else was the son of president bit (since the same could be done with son of billionaire, for example). It felt too far-fetched for me, especially with that drama twist toward the end.
Profile Image for Kodie Mackay.
976 reviews55 followers
November 28, 2020
Lani just gets it. She just never fails to give me everything I need in a book and then some.

I have been anticipating Caro and Saints book wondering from the blurb and the sneak peak how on earth it was going to go. Man I just did not expect what happened, to happen. I was shook and excited when their journey started to unfold and things were revealed.

Saint from a very young age has been a loner. Surrounded by many and yet had no one for him in his corner. He missed out on the basic needs of any child. Love, affection, friendships and trust. He didn't have it and it made him wary as he grew so when he aged up he escaped the life that was suffocating him and made one for himself where he could literally reinvent who he was and do exactly what he wanted to.

Carolina's life was absolutely nothing like Saints. She grew up with love surrounded by family and friends that encouraged her independence and rooted for her happiness and drove her up the wall with their protectiveness. Despite the frustrations of overprotective family members and never really being alone Caro had everything she could ever want or need right with her family and friends. She was lucky.

Despite the unbelievable reason they are thrown together in the beginning and the big differences in their upbringing Caro and Saint just clicked. The chemistry between them is palpable from the beginning and giving the tensions are high with both the situation they found themselves in and the fact they wanted to suck face with eachother it was only a matter of time before they gave in to inevitable. Boy that build up was fun!!!. Both of them trying their damn hardest to hide their attraction had me cracked up laughing and fanning myself off from the steam of it all. I loved their interactions hard because they just seemed to work even under the most outrageous of circumstances. The connection between them is the absolute sweetest and build out of solitary confinement literally so it made sense for them to be so connected and to feel as hard as they did as quick as they did. They just worked on every level. She offered him more than he's ever had... love, a family and acceptance for being him. He gave her calm and sweet and the kind of love that makes your heart race and swoon all at once. They just made me happy.

Their journey is freaky CRAZY. Like so unexpected and completely outrageous but it works and it's fun and different and so refreshing. There isn't any huge drama between Caro and Saint. They have their moments but nothing is super blown out or over exaggerated which I loved because the story has enough surprises. They just worked together and whilst they had ALOT to work through I never feared for them that they wouldn't make it because the kind of connection they had just had me believing they are strong enough to get through it all. I love all the crazy in this book. It made for a interesting read and I found my self excited to turn the page and see what else was coming. I adore all the characters and their funny antics. You can never beat seeing old faces and reminiscing on past stories and gettting to see them now all grown with grown babies getting their very own HEA. It makes my heart happy seeing it all come full circle. Also the new faces!!! I do love getting to meet new faces and wondering where and how they'll fit into Lani's mammoth world of fictional greatness. You better believe I'll be waiting on them popping up.

Lani just never disappoints. As the last book in the series she really did a phenomenal job in wrapping up the second generation and giving them the best kind of HEA. It's crazy to me that it's the end of another series. Depends On Who's Asking brought everything and then some. It's suspenseful, climactic, unpredictable and totally outrageous. It's sweet and hilarious and hella swoony. And it's a little heartbreaking and surprising. There truly is never a dull moment. I always go through a emotional breakdown with every Lani book because she likes to throw a little of everything in her books and I'm not complaining. I love the characters and was so invested in their journey. It's seamlessly written and emotionally driven in a way that makes you feel every single thing. I just loved it.


Now I need Lynn. Like I need him years ago...

But I am desperate now. Knowing what I know and reading that little excerpt at the end of Caro and Saints book only teased me and now I need their book. I need to know. I NEED IT. FML. Why is it over a month away.

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1,082 reviews1,160 followers
December 11, 2020
5 ‘The Quiet Ones’ Stars

Awwww, what a PERFECT ending! Talk about the perfect wrap up for the SWAT Generation 2.0! It is indeed always the quiet ones *wink, wink*… All the holiday spirit, in Caro and Saint’s deliciously naughty and NICE love story! Finish with a BANG indeed!!! ;)

Yep, every single word had me completely and utterly engaged in these two’s romance, and dare I say, adventure?! Lani Lynn Vale brought once again her masterful formula of romantic suspense, with the most diverse, and down to earth, addictive inducing situations and characters, and offered us in Depending On Who’s Asking the most satisfying of escapes, here to Kilgore, Texas!

Caroline, daughter of Michael – Saint – and Nikki, one of my most beloved LLV couples, and Saint Nicholson were just so damn relatable (even with his insane background, lol) and so incredibly lovable, that I was joyful that Ms. Vale ‘pushed’ them together from the very first pages of the book. Before the current days, I’d say that the whole scenario was beyond insane, but nope, truly a fitting and very possible setting, with just the perfect hint of LLV comically particular scenes.

The suspense, the hilarious moments, the banter, the romance, the passion and the insane magnetism of Saint and Caro’s kept me completely absorbed from beginning to end, and even with the glass completely overflowing with KPD SWAT goodness, not only of these two but also all the previous couples, and OG SWAT, I was left already having withdrawals of these guys, but I bet we’ll see plenty of this SWAT hotness in Ms. Vale’s next series, and I’m here for every single bit of it!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“Just another day in paradise.”

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548 reviews211 followers
December 9, 2020
One of the best from the series. Liked both characters and the fact that while Caro gave him a chance she also flat out told him that if he took too long she would stop waiting and move on. Her family was great and none of their action left a bad taste in your mouth like Sierra's did.....
Profile Image for Em.
322 reviews3 followers
December 8, 2020
Sad that this book seemed promising when I first got a tidbit of it in a Christmas themed anthology and than disappointed when I got the full sample.

I can’t with a grown woman calling her father daddy. I also don’t find it realistic that the guy isn’t recognized given his full name even though his father was the president a few years back. And he is a grownup too, but somehow still let his parents dictate his every move. That’s not sexy at all.

I also didn’t like the writing. Why were we given the first bit about him being the president’s son? Couldn’t that have been a secret that wasn’t revealed to the reader until the woman knew? That would have kept it much more interesting. Still probably not enough though.

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Profile Image for Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog.
3,661 reviews113 followers
December 19, 2020
5 Stars!

The SWAT Generation 2.0 series by Lani Lynn Vale is back with a brand new standalone and y'all, this MIGHT just be my favorite one from this series to date.

Lani sure does knows how to make you swoon so very hard over those alpha males and her heroines? All the heart eyes. And these two? Caro and Saint were everything in the very best ways and gave me all the feels, right from the very start of their journey.

Gosh I sure do love Lani's words and I'm so glad I took that leap and chance to read her words a couple years ago (thanks Renee 😊)!
Best. Decision. Ever.

I highly recommend this book.

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Profile Image for Neringa Neringiukas.
1,233 reviews73 followers
April 26, 2021
I'm not sure about this story, so I struggled how much to rate it. It focuses on things, that I don't like much in a book.
One, when H decides for h. Just give her straight what's going on, your fears and let her decide.
Two, Saint staying away to protect Carolina. With his half assed try, he may as well just be with her, because stalking her gives away his feelings anyway.
Three, how many times, Saint thought about 'maybe we should take a break'. Especially after the incident with Carolina. That seems didn't teached him anything. Sh¡t happens, but life goes on and you should take all joy you can from it.
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1,423 reviews
December 17, 2020
Carolina is Nickki Pena’s daughter. Nickki is Nico’s younger sister from Double Tap; married to Michael aka Saint from Coup De Grâce (Code 11-KPD SWAT, #7).

Saint Nicholson has kept his identity as the son of a United States President...from everyone, in an effort to live a life of dormant normalcy. At eighteen he joined the Marines to escape his father and mother’s microscopic lifestyle.

As always, LLV’s female characters typically promote quirky idiosyncrasies. Carolina is odd, yet endearing. Saint is contemplative, thoughtful and generous.

Told in dual points of view, the author graced us with altering perspectives from previous characters interspersing from previous books and upcoming books. This was a poignant journey down memory lane, especially leaning about the holy terrors.

Are you sure that you want to marry that?” Connor asked, sounding amused. “She’s weird.” I looked at where Carolina was now blowing on the window to make a massive spot so she could write in the condensation. “What’s she writing?” I asked. “I don’t have my glasses on.” I’d left them inside when we’d opened presents and had forgotten to put them back on. “It says ‘did he say yes?’” Michael said. “I’ve changed my mind. You can have her. But you have to fix her.” Clayton and Connor started to laugh. I, on the other hand, felt elation pour through me at having his permission.

There were a lot of things that I felt like I didn’t do right in life. If I could start over, I would definitely have pursued Carolina a long time ago. A year ago, to be exact. “I knew the moment that y’all saw each other that night that she was pulled over by that m-f who wasn’t a cop that she had feelings for you. My baby girl has a good head on her shoulders. I just hope that you know that there are no takebacks,” Michael said.

My eyes met his. “I wouldn’t ever give her back, even if you wanted her,” I told him bluntly. Michael’s smile was fierce. “If I wanted her, I think that I could get her to choose me.” “I’ll bet if I open that door right now, she’ll come to me first,” I countered. “Ohhh,” Connor said as he walked to the door. “Let’s see.” He opened the door, and whatever Carolina had been writing was smudged as her canvas was taken away. She blinked at Connor. “Close it back. I wasn’t done.” Connor did as he was told and watched with amusement as she finished writing whatever was on the door. “What’s that one say?” I wondered. “It said, ‘if you’re asking him if you can marry me, I say yes.’” Connor snorted. He opened the door again, but this time it was Nikki who told him to close it back. She leaned forward, refreshed her fog on the door, then started writing. “What’s it say?” My voice was laced with amusement. “It says ‘I want grandbabies.’” Clayton was laughing so hard now that he was doubled over with his arm around his stomach. “Are you sure, sure?” Michael asked. “Because my daughter gets her weirdness from her mother”?


Two Years Later

Once again, they were posing for a calendar. This time, it wasn’t only the men of SWAT. It was the men of SWAT and their babies.

Nickki has one child. Dax was wrangling his toddler in one hand, and his infant in the other. Booth had his son, Asa, at his feet who was trying to appear bada*s. His other child in his arm was screaming at Bourne’s child who was in the closer arm to him. It was like they were in a screaming contest. Then again, it was utter and total chaos, which was about normal at this point. Everyone now had children. And every one of those children were bad.

Every one except for mine. Mine was perfect. Michael, who’d just rolled up in his cruiser, pressed the horn button, causing every single kid to stop screaming and look. They were too used to someone doing that to ever jump when they heard that particular sound.
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1,991 reviews45 followers
December 9, 2020
Having read this series from the start I've been waiting for Saint's story to take center stage and in a journey full of heart and soul I found myself thoroughly entertained. Though certain elements of the story felt familiar I still enjoyed watching Saint and Caro grow closer together. Knowing this was the last book in this series was a sad realization that left me sentimental as I turned the final page of this fun and festive story, but I'm ready for more from this reliably entertaining author.

Saint captivated me from the start as his childhood was one full of emotional pain that made him the man he is today while making me want to hug him constantly. As a little boy he was left to his own devices, surrounded by people but with none of them caring about him. As he grew up he became more leery of love, support, and appearances to become a man who's a loner living a life that's completely opposite to how he grew up. He's still leery of others though, especially when it comes to matters of the heart as he's never sure if the attention he receives is because of the man or the persona he left behind. It's a battle he wages within himself that added a bit of angst to his burgeoning romance with Caro and it made my heart ache to see the vulnerability and self-doubts his past has left him with as he's a truly delicious hero. He's sweet, sexy, with a strong protective side that comes out as he and Caro grow closer.

Caro's childhood was very different from what Saint experienced as she was surrounding my friends and family who truly cared about her, loved her unconditionally while supporting her to be whatever she wanted to be. Her upbringing made her into a smart, sassy, and strong-willed heroine who's a delightful match to Saint in a combustible connection that permeates the story from the moment they met until they finally act on their feelings. Caro's a great heroine, she's just who Saint needs to prove to him that he's more than enough as he is, and I appreciated her unconditional support of him when the action and suspense of his past came calling.

This was a fast-paced story with numerous twists and turns, the hallmark of Ms. Vale's writing, and it kept me on the edge of my seat pushing this couple together in a connection that just felt right. Some of the situations felt a bit over the top but I still bought into them as I was rooting for this couple wholeheartedly. Caro and Saint clicked from the very start in a meeting that was cute, from there their interactions were teeming with sexual tension that had me waiting breathlessly for them to just jump each other. Not only did they sizzle in the bedroom but their heartfelt talks warmed my heart as well in a romance that was nicely balanced with the action. Along with this wonderful main couple there were reappearances of past couples which brought home a feeling of family and made for an even richer ending. There were also a few new faces that I hope to see more of in the future as Ms. Vale continues to craft entertaining and romantic stories I recommend to everyone!
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1,294 reviews76 followers
May 3, 2022
3,5 stars

French & English reviews

Une romance mignonne (j'ai adoré le côté mignon mais bizarre de Caro) mais un peu trop irréaliste / inutile sur certains aspects (le truc avec Brielle et Ebola n'avaient pas vraiment d'intérêt tout comme la prise d'otage à la fin et la tentative d'assassinat sur les parents de Saint se résoud en arrière-plan ce qui m'a laissé un peu frustré ...) et peut-être trop rapide (j'aurais souhaité que l'intrigue comme la romance soient beaucoup plus développés, qu'on voit Caro exercer son métier ...)

Oh et le résumé est très mauvais xD Ça concerne quasiment la fin du livre !

Bref, un tome qui conclue une série très inégale selon les tomes (certains m'ont beaucoup fait rire, d'autres j'en ai aucun souvenir ...) et pas ma favorite de cette auteure !


A cute romance (I loved the cute but quirky Caro) but a little too unrealistic / pointless in some aspects (the thing with Brielle and Ebola was not really interesting just like the hostage taking at the ending and the assassination attempt on Saint's parents is resolved in the background which left me a bit frustrated...) and maybe too quick (wish both plot and romance were much more developed, that we see Caro exercising her profession ...)

Oh and the summary is very bad xD It's almost the end of the book !

In short, a book that concludes a very uneven series (some books made me laugh a lot, others I have no memory of) and not my favorite by this author !
Profile Image for Brandy Roberts.
2,043 reviews47 followers
December 10, 2020
OMG WOW what a perfect way to end a series loved everything about this book it just got me emotionally invested like all Lani Lynn Vale stories . What I love most about the authors is that she always brings back beloved characters from past books and just makes you want more . The characters were perfect for one another they just complimented each other brilliantly . Saint was such a beautiful surprise he's very unique and his past just about broke me . Carolina was the exact opposite of the hero but they were just well written to the moment I believed them as a couple . I can't wait to see were the author takes us in the future I'm looking forward to what's to come hope this isn't the last we see of these amazing characters . If you are new to the author you need to get onto her books as soon as possible .
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4,878 reviews523 followers
February 28, 2022
When Saint Nicolson first meets Caro he know she is something he has never seen before and is intrigued by the sassy women. Over the next year Saint and Caro find themselves getting closer until an incident happens that makes ignoring their feelings for one another an impossibility. Saint and Caro begin to mean everything to one another but there is a danger lurking that is intent on tearing them apart? Can Mr. December get his happily ever after or will he end the year on a sour note?

So many surprising twists in this book. Having read the whole series I think Saint is in my top favorites in the SWAT Generation 2.0 series. Saint is a bit of a mystery and when he and Caro get thrown together the chemistry is terrific. Caro is blunt, to the point and I was completely engaged with her character. I am anxious to see if her brothers get stories. Fantastic ending to holiday calendar series, this book exceeded expetations.
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4,961 reviews156 followers
December 8, 2020

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Saint Nicholson (yes that's his real name) and Carolina have been circling around each other since their meeting. But they've never allowed themselves to make a move. Then they have to quarantine together thanks to one of her "friends" being a heinous wench, and suddenly that attraction will obviously have to be consummated. But what will happen after quarantine is over? Will they go their separate ways or will Saint be willing to see where their feelings could lead them?

There is a lot about his life that he hasn't told anyone in Kilgore. And he has good reasons for why he hasn't told anyone. It's those reasons that make him leery of bringing Carolina into his world. But can he walk away from her, even if it's for her own protection?

I'm sad this series has come to its conclusion, but if it must end, I'm glad it's with such a good story. Saint, the quiet, uncertain guy who has firsthand experience that not everyone can be trusted, and Carolina, his opposite, sassy with a huge, loving heart. I loved them, and I loved their story. Though I'm going to miss the SWAT crew, I'm glad that the world isn't totally disappearing, because the mayor's story with Six is coming, I cannot wait!

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Profile Image for Franci Neill.
1,912 reviews77 followers
December 11, 2020
5 The Perfect Christmas Gift Stars!!

I’m so sad this series is ending, but it’s a great way to go out AND I have all confidence that we’re going to be seeing all these couples in future series which is one of the many reasons that I love LLV’s books!!

Saint and Caro met officially about a year ago; although they’ve known of each other for a little longer than that. Saint is “new” the SWAT kids group so he doesn’t have a real history with them and there’s a really good reason for that too! But Caro grew up with all these guys so it’s not surprising that she’d end up with a SWAT team member…how they get there though is the surprising, interesting and sexy!

I loved the backstories for how this couple came together thanks to be potentially being exposed to something forces them into quarantine. We really get to know so much more about Saint, with the exception of a HUGE detail that he’s not revealed to Caro or too many people for that matter. I love how their relationship grew quickly because they have so much time on their hands. And before they can help it the chemistry that’s been bubbling at the surface takes over and they’re together!!

When they’re allowed to leave quarantine, things are happening that are related to Saint’s past and he makes a decision that hurts the woman he loves, but she doesn’t understand and I hated this for her. I completely agreed with her reaction and actions that she took because Caro is determined to get her man!!

I loved how the entire story moved. It kept me on my toes and when I thought I knew what was going to happen, yeah not so much! I was shocked with the outcomes and the audacity of some people! I felt so much for Saint and how he wanted to love this woman who cared for who he is on the outside and not what he may be able to “give” her. Caro is so good for Saint. Her and her family and the SWAT team and their wives really brought him into their fold with everything that happened and we see how the love these people have for each other truly heals Saint and gives him what he’s always desired.

With this entire series LLV has given me characters that I would truly love to meet and live in their world because it seems like so much fun. I can’t wait to get glimpses of them in future books!!
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377 reviews610 followers
December 8, 2020
I'm a bit sad that this series is coming to an end. I've read and adored every book in it. I do love that Saint was last since he is named Saint Nicholas. Talk about wanting to kill your parents for their name choice! That being said this book could not have been better.

From the moment they met in an unusual way to the way they were forced to quarantine together. I laughed for a good five minutes over the reason they were in quarantine and if Lani Lynn Vale planned this prior to this year she was physic.

There were some times when Saint needed a good swift kick in the butt. Yet they came together so beautifully. I love the secret that Saint carries though because it wasn't what I expected it to be. I wasn't crazy about his parents though. After the life he lived growing up finding Carolina and her wanting him for him and not anything reason was a miracle and blessing for him.

Carolina could not have been more perfect for Saint. She, like her mother when it came to her father, had a patience and understanding that few possess. It made her such a wonderful character.

As I said I am a bit sad it has ended but am eager to see what Lani Lynn Vale has in store for us next year.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This review was originally posted on Wickedly Romance
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1,681 reviews4 followers
December 10, 2020
4.5 stars

Good ending to the SWAT 2.0 Generation series.

Caro & Saint’s book was rich with laughs, steam, who-dun-it? action & addicting banter, courtesy of your favorite SWAT characters & their families.

Caro… I really liked this girl. She was spicy, a go-getter & fun. I actually wished we would’ve gotten more of her doing her job because I think it absolutely kicks a** that she’s the youngest judge in Texas (and a female one at that)!

Saint… I felt for this guy. He reminded me so much of Michael with his actions (damn that pushing away sh*t) & his personality but I actually found him more alluring than Caro’s dad, himself. His parents… talk about killjoys. So happy that Caro & the SWAT families can help him fill that void now.

So thankful that we got the ‘white elephant’ gift exchange scene in this book. The jokes, the teasing… it gives off big OG SWAT vibes & those are the very best vibes a LLV reader can get! And that adorably swoon-worthy calendar shoot at the end… How do we nab one of those for 2021? ;)

Very hard to say goodbye to the SWAT 2.0 crew but at the same time, I’m excited to fall in love with the next new series! *one-clicks Repeat Offender (Book #1 in The Souls Chapel Revenants MC series*

Side Note: Thank gods Brielle was only in it for like 5 seconds. I want to throttle her every time she gets screen time.
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1,144 reviews18 followers
November 27, 2020
So sad this is the final book in this series! I have really loved how much thought Lani has put into this series and the consistency of giving us a great quality read each month throughout this crazy year! This book focuses on Carolina and Saint and how they get their HEA together. Saint is the son of a previous president and has hated his past and involvement in that his whole life. When he got old enough, he finally got out from under his parents and never looked back and keeps a low profile where nobody knows his past. Carolina is a driven spitfire and when she first meets Saint she is instantly attracted, although nothing happens between them until they are both exposed and need to quarantine and end up in the same room. Once they are out of quarantine, something happens in Saint’s life that has him pushing Carolina away and although she knows there’s more to what’s happening, she’s still hurt. But once everything is out in the open it becomes a true suspenseful mystery with Saint on the hunt to find out the truth with Carolina by his side helping him. I have to say – I did NOT see it all unfolding the way it did, but wow was I on the edge of my seat enjoying every last word! I was literally guessing up until the last minute and even then, I didn’t expect it! Things like that is what makes a book for me, and really all of Lani’s books are like that for me. Per usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to see what series we get into next year!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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1,508 reviews58 followers
December 7, 2020
I have been loving the journey Lani Lynn Vale has taken us on throughout this series. Depends On Who’s Asking is Book 12 of the KPD SWAT Generation 2.0 series and is a Christmas romance with a twist.

Saint Nicholson is a multi faceted and complicated man. He’s a former military man turned SWAT team member and he’s also the son of an ex president. Complicated much?

Caro or Carolina is a judge. She’s also a smidge crazy - in a good way and has been secretly stalking Saint for over a year - no worries though, because Saint has also been keeping his eye on her.

Forced into close confinement after being exposed to an infectious disease, Saint and Caro are bound to get close and personal with each other during their quarantine period. Shared accommodations and one king size bed are all it takes for these two to give into the growing attraction between them.

Watching Saint and Caro fall hard and fast for each other while overcoming all the obstacles standing in their way made this an unputdownable romance read. TBR the final book in this incredible series and Enjoy!
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961 reviews
March 11, 2021
This was one of the my fav's of the series especially Caro & Saint. First off Caro is so much fun and had me lol a lot. She's strong, witty, intelligent and caring. Love her family as I did when I read Michael "Saint" & Nikki's story but now we have her brothers in the mix and those two are beyond funny. Yes they were OTT but it fit in well in the story. Overall she is perfect for Saint and he has a lot of similarities to Caro's father Michael. As far as Saint is concerned what's not to love about him. He has always intrigued me in the other books - always quiet, in the shadows - there was a story there and thankfully we got it finally. When I heard that he 5 Main Coon cats the solidified for me...lol and of course he also has Shadow...poor baby!!! I'm sorry that this is the end of this series - I loved it!!!!
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3,988 reviews46 followers
December 8, 2020
I am really, very sad to see the series end but what a way to go!! Saint and Carolina have been dancing around each other for months while everyone else around them is pairing up. Then they are thrown together under wild and frankly bizarre circumstances and sparks fly. But Saint has been keeping a big secret from Caro and everyone else about his upbringing. He learned from an early age that everyone has an agenda, secrets and only looking out for themselves so that shaped his lonely childhood. Caro doesn’t push Saint for answers but she’s only giving him so long without explaining. When the bomb explodes on his secrets will Caro be beside him and help him through the aftermath?
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1,344 reviews22 followers
January 17, 2021
What a great ending to the Calendar series LLV created. I so far haven’t read number 11 but I don’t think you need to know it for this story.

It is typically boy meets girl both attracted to each other and once it’s out,they are both all in. In this case Saint is the last of the gen two crew to get his girl. The events of the synopsis don’t occur to almost the end I kept reading wondering what was happening. I thought it was their meet cute but it wasn’t.

These two characters are made for each other just a lovely no angst story, 🙃
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794 reviews10 followers
December 8, 2020
It's the end of the KPD Swat Gen 2 calendar series with December, none other than Saint Nicholson, who has been the biggest mystery of all the swat team members. This book was great because given the things going on in the world today. Saint and Caroline get exposed to Ebola and end up quarantined together in a hotel room in the days leading up to Christmas. Loved this series, it has been so much fun with some great characters.
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856 reviews12 followers
December 4, 2020
Depends On Who's Asking follows Saint and Caro on their hilarious journey to find love.

When a completely bizzare situation throws them together, feelings happen fast. Despite being very real feelings, when they go back to the real world they are left to figure out if those real feelings where real in the moment or real for ever.

I really liked how Caro sort of let Saint do his thing - she let him figure it out on his own and come around in his own time, but loved him all the same through it.

I've really enjoyed this series and am sad to see it end - it's always fun to get to know the characters and feel "invested" in their lives.
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