Yes! Beard Mode by Lani Lynn Vale was everything I had my fingers crossed for!
Except for Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saints MC series I am in deep love with her Dixie Wardens. So Beard Mode, the first story in Vale’s Alabama Chapter of the Dixie Wardens, Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, fits right into what I’ve been looking for.
I was so grateful for the fact that Beard Mode carried a unique story that’s unlike any I’ve read by Vale before, it definitely does remind me of the quality of Vale’s earlier stories. It’s story contained a hero that wasn’t really looking for a mate, he was just trying to make it day by day. Even better nothing was rushed or felt out of place within Beard Mode‘s pages which I am so grateful for I can hardly put into words. I also thought that it was strange that no one ever called Aaron “Fatbaby” unlike in the ending of Put Out.
Imogen’s character was such a breath of fresh air that I loved every scene and interaction that involved her. She was the absolute perfect fit for Aaron that I’m equally glad that Vale didn’t drag out the ex-girlfriend storyline out longer than it needed. I truly believe that Imogen’s character carried on Beard Mode more than any other aspect of its story.
Beard Mode simply contained everything that made Vale an easy favorite author of mine. I am so excited for the future of this series and oddly enough I want to give Vale’s paranormal series another go just off the faith of Beard Mode. Wish me luck!