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No Rep

(Madd CrossFit #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,847 ratings  ·  222 reviews
Taos was tired.

Tired of everything that came with living. Not to the point where he was suicidal or anything, but tired enough that he just didn’t give a crap anymore.

He’d seen all the ugliness this world had to offer due to his job as a police officer for way too many damn years of his less than stellar life. After finding a way to sustain his spending habits that didn’t
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published July 27th 2021 by Lani Lynn Vale (first published July 26th 2021)
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Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic

No Rep was written in such a refreshing way that I was honestly surprised by the tone this story took. As a long time LLV fan, I. Was. Shook!

While there were plenty of familiar things, such as the light and fun vibe typically found in an LLV novel, it was a touch more serious. And it had to be. Fran survived a serial killer and Taos hunted them. Makes sense. On top of that, there was no rush for the intimacy that was growing between the main characters. It wasn't a slow build, but it did gro
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Say what? 6$ for plus tax for what I’m pretty sure is something similar that she wrote before? Let’s see.. a virginal pathetic heroine with a loose dick hero.?
Feel free to correct me or not. I’ll wait! 😁

God.. I don’t miss reading at all! 😏
Carmen Rae
What's better than a new book from Lani Lynn Vale? A new series, obviously. Although to be honest I still have so many of her original series that I need to read, but a new, new series is just icing.

So as mentioned above I still have a large library of books that need reading, so all of these characters are new to me. I don't know if they are new in general, or part of her other series and I don't really care cause I loved them. And all of these books can be read as standalones anyway.

Darlene I read WAY to many books
I wasn't feeling the couple.. they had great moments but that spark didn't sizzle for me.

I was confused why they both didn't up right and tell one another hey I saved your life/you saved me years ago? It wasn't a big deal honestly.  And I love Taos he was such a good ex cop/gym guy and boyfriend.. at one point I thought he was a jerk (that 7% of the story about h weight) but he wasnt.. so he grew on me! Fran idk I thought she was way to coming on and clingy.. I wish she toned it down that thris
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jul 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Can we take a moment to appreciate this cover, y’all? 🔥 This new series is off to a really good start. I don’t remember reading any series tied together by CrossFit so this was a refreshing tie in.

Taos and Fran had an instant, almost instinctual, connection. Their past brought them together and their present was simply meant to be. As always, LLV has a formula that just works. We get the suspense with a dose of humor and a generous helping of steam.

The secondary characters definitely piqued my
Jul 29, 2021 rated it did not like it
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Gi's Spot Reviews
Aug 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, auto-read-author
4.25 ‘Fran’ stars

What a kick@SS start for this series! Fran and Taos hook us up from the very first Cross Fit filled moment. Engaging, steamy and addictive! <3 <3 <3 <3

ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review

Although narrators did good job, they could not save the book.

Let me sum it up for ya :
H married before - divorced when met h.
h not a virgin *SHOOK*
h’s drool 🤤 could flood a nation - she was THAT desperate for H.
OW drama (small size) - ex wife.
Zero chemistry. Z-E-R-O.
Bla bla bla MCs doing mundane things bla bla bla
Had sex (not-that-hot-sex)
They fell in love - WHY ? H-HOW ??? 😳
Serial killer sub plot drama.

Well what did I expect. It’s clearly that LLV’s writing style did not ch
Fran (with the book addiction)
This was an easy,quick read. I just felt I wanted more substance to it. LLV skims the surface but never really goes quite deep enough for me. I’d like for a more padded out story and characters. I am looking forward to the next couple of books in the series though.
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Fran realizes her new CrossFit coach doesn't recognize her, but she remembers him alright. His eyes were the calm when she'd wake up with nightmares after the night he saved her. Now that she's in his class, she intends on getting his attention again, but she didn't want to have to go through what she did before to have to get that attention.

Taos may not have wanted to teach this CrossFit class, but once he sees the gorgeous Fran, he's thanking God his fri
Jenn Amy
Jul 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
No Rep is book #1 in Lani Lynn Vale’s new Madd CrossFit Series. The book features Taos Brady and Fran Pope. Taos is a CrossFit gym owner, mystery author and ex-cop. Fran is a tough, resilient, strong quirky woman recovering from a horrific attack. Fran has become a bit of a recluse since her attack, preferring the safety of her home to going out in the world. Her sister trying to help her regain her life convinces her to get out and try a CrossFit class. What she doesn’t expect to find is this i ...more
Jul 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
No Rep is the first book in Lani Lynn Vale’s new Madd CrossFit series and I am so here for it. I am not a fan of CrossFit but I am a fan of this new series and the Madd Crossfit crew.

Taos is big, buff, burly and underneath that tough exterior beats a heart of gold. Ex police officer, best selling author and reluctant CrossFit coach - the whole sweaty, knit short and grey sweatpants wearing package. Fran is the woman who has caught his eye and lit a spark in him. She’s working her way through a
Jul 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a NEW series start! Can not wait for more, check out my FULL REVIEW & MORE as always on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Michele A.
Jul 30, 2021 rated it it was ok
This book was another kitchen sink of writing by LLV. We have Taos who now co-owns the CrossFit gym and is teaching the class that Fran is now taking. He sees her and feels an instant spark. Fran, for her part, has been trying to overcome an attack that has left her quite shaken for a long time. It turns out that Taos played a part in helping her that night but she is afraid to let him know. There is now a serial killer who is targeting women with curly hair (which happens to be the kind of hair ...more
Liz [reads books]
Jul 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
I'm really confused by the relationship development of this couple. The actual story was okay, I skimmed through a lot of it. There was really no chemistry at all between the two main characters. ...more
Kodie Mackay
I was busting in excitement for this new series because just like with her Souls series, Lani is steering this one down a slightly darker more raw and gritty road that I am loving. Now with that said... this book still holds the classic Lani wit and humour with all the crazy I love dearly. It just has a little more edge that usual.

Taos is the man who made his life hunting down serial killers. It was also what made his quit his job doing so to become a gym owner.

Fran is a victim and the only su
Taos has always been a silent partner to his best friends gym Madd CrossFit. When he is asked to coach a class, he is not a happy camper but when he sees Fran he is intrigued. Fran is the reason for this particular class and she has a horrific past that has kept her living in a shell for the past couple of years but with her sisters help Fran is hoping this helps her gain more of her old self back.

Taos knows that Fran is something special and wants more time with her but as a former Detective he
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another start to a fabulous series!! I know nothing about CrossFit but this book makes me want to join, lol. Taos is an ex detective, military man and current silent partner in a CrossFit gym with his best friend Madden. Let’s not forget a best selling horror author because of the things he has seen in the military and being a detective. He is forced to teach a bootcamp class when he sees HER. Fran has hidden away from the world for two years now following a horrible, crushing workout experience ...more
Kathryn Linke
Jul 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
No Rep is the first title in the Madd CrossFit series featuring a saviour and a survivor.
Taos is a former detective, turned mystery writer, who is also part owner in a CrossFit gym, who sometimes gets roped into running classes. His tough and gruff exterior hides a big hearted, protective, sexy, and sweet hero.
Fran is a survivor and despite a grueling attack is resilient, strong, and determined.
The attraction and chemistry between this pair is undeniable, but there’s more to their connection
The Smutbrarians
Jul 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Storyline 4.5
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Gahhh! This book was awesome. I love how the characters at first resisted at all costs and then built on top of the friend foundation. It made their bond stronger for sure. I fell for them instantly and this story was so different and unique. Lani as usually does a great job with the opening hook of the story and doesn’t let you go until the end. I just wished there was more. I felt like the end was a
Jul 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Taos and Fran have both been through some incredibly difficult times and are both working to try and moved past them. When they both meet in Taos's crossfit class they have instant chemistry and unbeknownst to them shared trauma. I very much enjoyed this slow burn romance and how we get to see them build a relationship by spending time together and getting to know each other. Both Fran and Taos work hard to try and hide their trauma, but together you see them be okay with being open and vulnerab ...more
Book B!tch
Aug 05, 2021 added it
Shelves: dnf
I can't give a fair rating because I only got a few pages in, but, for me, there were a few things an editor should have caught. Hero is talking about how he met the partner, says they were both in foster care, well did they meet at a home? at school? and says they married and divorced, moved into each others homes, then graduated college...wait...what?!? I was SOOOOOOOOO confused. Little shit like that pisses me off, and I just said forget it. Maybe I will try again another time.

Conclusion is
Jul 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Woohoo! I am just excited for LLV's new series and it's definitely a great introduction to it. I was pulled right into the story. Fran and Taos' story is filled with laughs, suspense, secrets, and mystery. They had me laughing out loud but also sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen next.

This storyline was captivating from the very first page. Though it was a slow burn, the chemistry and undeniable attraction between them made the story exciting. The suspense and myst
Aug 15, 2021 rated it liked it
I struggled to find all the workouts interesting, there was a lot of working out.

It’s a book about working out. The author does CrossFit, I don’t. I don’t even know what a burpee is, it might be what my gym teacher used to call a squat thrust- I dunno- sounds awful. Lot of swearing, huffing and puffing and falling to the ground and laying there after working out. Glue drying, paint drying, watching anything drying is comparable to how I felt while reading much of this book. Until Pearl Pope app
This series was a great start to a brand-new series, the character were awesome and oh so loveable.

Tao a man of many talents, he was a writer, ex-cop, gym owner. We loved the guy, and we thought he was super sweet, especially with Fran, As she was a wounder dove. We thought that they were perfect for one another, it was almost like they had an instant connection, and maybe they had connection had started many years ago with a chance encounter.

I thought Fran was a hoot, and we loved her personali
Jul 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I just love this one!
It was different then the other books by Lani and it just made it that much better.
Taos has got to be one of the best names ever. He was amazing. I just loved him and Fran they were perfect together.
Both have pasts that intertwine with each others.
This one was fun, exciting and sexy all at the same time. I just can't wait for the other books in this series.
Ashante Williams
Jul 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
RECEIVED THIS FREE ARC FOR AN HONEST REVIEW! Welcome to the Darker side of LLV's mind! It's a great place to live! 😂😂😂💜💜💜… YES BITCH!!! This book was a pleasant surprise on all fronts. First, I want expecting a book today, then I was expecting another from the Souls Chapel series, but then I get "No Rep" and find out it's not only everything I love from LLV and get books, but it's also a mix of my fascination with serial killers and working out. I would say she hit the bullseye for me. I couldn' ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Lani Lynn Vale is back with a brand new book in a brand spanking new series and whoa. What a journey this was. I was all in from the very start, plus that blurb and that cover.. holy hotness y'all. All the steam, all the heart, all the heat... basically it's typical LLV book with a slight twist or two this go round.

Tao and Fran had me hooked early on. Gahhhhh these two. They gave me all the feels the whole time and seriously, I was racing through the pages of their journey and devouring
Aug 31, 2021 rated it did not like it
Yeah this one was ridiculous. All over the place and I just couldn’t connect with wtf was going on. DNF
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