Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #1
Published by Self-Published on February 23, 2017
Genres: Military Romance
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Also by this author: Put Out, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, Fear the Beard, Son of a Beard, I'm Only Here For the Beard, Double Tap, Center Mass
Also in this series: Fear the Beard, Son of a Beard, I'm Only Here For the Beard
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.
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. Beard Mode, the first story in the Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, fits right into what I’ve been looking for.
I was grateful for the fact that Beard Mode carried a unique story. It definitely does remind me of the quality of Vale’s earlier stories. Its story contained a hero that wasn’t really looking for a significant other; he was just trying to make it day by day. Even better, nothing was rushed or felt out of place. I also thought that it was strange that Aaron wasn’t called “Fatbaby,” unlike in the ending of Put Out (review).
Imogen’s character was such a breath of fresh air that I loved every scene and interaction that involved her. She was an absolute perfect fit for Aaron, and I’m glad the ex-girlfriend storyline out longer than it needed. I truly believe that Imogen’s character carried on this story 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 by Lani Lynn Vale. Wish me luck!