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.
“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
Beard Mode is book one in The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC series which is a spin off of the Dixie Wardens MC series.
Do you need to read the other series to get into this one?
Do I highly recommend it?
If your not familiar with Lani Lynn Vale then buckle up and enjoy the ride, I can assure you once you've read one you will want to devour everything she's written.
This is Aaron's story. It starts as the life he knew, the life he wanted was changed and he now has to find a new normal.
After he's told he won't work as a firefighter again he packs up and heads to Alabama. To the Dixie Wardens and a job he's not thrilled with working at a prison.
He's crawled inside himself in a way, he's not social, is a different person. The men of the Dixie Wardens try to change that, they help him to regain a little of himself, to find who he is after his accident.
Imogen is his nosy neighbor. She tries to get close to Aaron but everytime she tries he pushes her away. She's a good woman, raising her sisters son while she's deployed. She tries to do what's best for everyone and that includes her scarred, cranky neighbor. She doesn't really have time for him, to admire how hot he is so she attempts to overlook the fact that she can't keep her eyes of him. Fate though has other plans it seems as their constantly thrown together due to circumstances beyond their control.
For Imogen it's simply adjusting to the fact that she wants Aaron, for Aaron it's learning to trust again. Falling for, giving any control to another woman is something he can never see happening, not after what his wife did to him, but Imogen want's to change that, to show him he can trust her and that loving someone doesn't have to cause him pain.
Holy freaking wow.
Let's be honest, I love this author so I knew I'd enjoy the new series but as a spin off I wasn's sure what exactly we'd get. I'm happy to say that after the first book in I'm completely addicted and will be waiting to inhale each and every additional book in this series.
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.