Title: Beard Mode
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #1
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2017
Cover Model: David Byers
Photographer: Michael Stokes
Aaron don’t ever call me Fatbaby’ Sims is lucky to be alive. Or at least that is what everyone keeps telling him. He doesn’t feel lucky, though.
He’s scarred, has more than a little bit of a bad attitude, and there isn’t a single day that goes by that he doesn’t wish his wife would’ve just finished off the job.
After being denied his old position at the fire department, he leaves, and doesn’t look back. He heads straight to Alabama and into the semi-welcoming arms of The Dixie Wardens MC. There he becomes a part of a brotherhood that forces him to get back in the land of the living.
Imogen is a smart girl. A girl who doesn’t always make the best decisions.
Her heart is in the right place when she walks into that prison, but it doesn’t take long for her to realize that her heart shouldn’t have had any say so in the matter. Especially when one wrong move lands her in the arms of a scarred man that looks frightening enough to scare any sane woman away.
Immediately enthralled by the angry man, she tries to get closer to him. But the harder she tries to get to know him, the further he pushes her away.
The only thing Aaron wanted to do after his now ex-wife was sent to jail was escape. Escape the awful memories. The pity-filled eyes. The curious glances.
He does a damn fine job at ensuring he draws as little as attention as possible, but then that annoying woman with her startling blue eyes starts hammering away at his resolve. Makes him feel when he doesn’t want to feel.
Imogen comes into his life and carves out a place for herself, obliterating his defenses one heated kiss at a time.
It doesn’t take long, and he realizes he’s in deep. Too deep to ever want to come out.
Imogen will know what it’s like to be loved by a reject.
MY REVIEW OF BEARD MODE:
Lani Lynn Vale- woman, what are you doing to me?? I swear you are turning me into some kind of fiend!! Every since I discovered this woman's books, I have been hooked on her words. I mean, this was my first one of her MC books- yeah, I do things a little backwards I know, but holy smokes, can she write an MC novel!! Aaron is HOT!! Well, every one of the brothers are- but Aaron- yeah.
Let's just say that the fact that these brothers are men in uniform as well, only heightens their hotness quotient, by about a thousand percent. And given that Aaron is dual trained as a fireman and police officer- well, stick a fork in me. New panties needed!!
Imogen- okay, this chick- she needs a damn medal. First off, she was in the freaking Marines! I mean, hello Hannah- not a lot of women can say that for themselves, I know I can't. So that girl demands respect right off the bat for that. Secondly- she has stepped in as a surrogate mom to her nephew (total brat in the beginning), while his mother is also off fighting the good fight during her own tour. The woman should just about be sainted!! No wonder Aaron fell for her so hard!!
Now, regardless of how hard these two fall for each other, and I promise you, it's hard- it doesn't come without it's fair share of trials and tribulations. And there are some doozies. Heartbreaking ones, that are going to rip your heart out, and the tears stream- especially, if like me, you have someone you love in uniform. But, Aaron and Imogen, with the help of the Dixie Wardens overcome it all, and come out beautifully, if not a little beat up, on the other side. It's damn beautiful if you ask me. And a great freaking book. One you don't wanna pass up.
“Lani Lynn Vale has a way of taking your soul and twisting it and tearing it up, but then somehow, some way making sure that the book still makes you have a goofy freaking happy smile, and all in love with her by the end of it.” - MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews
“It was sooo good and I am sooo excited that this was my first Lani Lynn Vale book...gasp....can you believe I have not read one of her books yet??” - iScream Books
“Don’t think about it, just go one click this book and you’ll enjoy it like, I did. One thing about this author is she keeps getting better every time. You will never be disappointed about it, I promise.” - Fabulous Ladies Book Blog
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.