I’m no longer iffy with any Lani Lynn Vale story I read from now on. I’m learning to simply take them as they are, no expectations.
Son of a Beard by Lani Lynn Vale was an entertaining story but didn’t hit 100 on everything, especially on the consistency of the character’s actions, namely Truth’s.
The first portion, not half, of Son of a Beard had me engaged because of all that was going on with Truth and Verity, I couldn’t put the story down. From the cheating exes to the trip to Vegas to the aftermath of their stay in Vegas I was glued to my Kindle. While my excitement that was connected to Verity’s character never waned, or at least I can’t think of a moment when it did, Truth’s character gave me motion sickness with the ups and downs he went through. I didn’t know if we were on team #HATECOUSINANDEXGIRLFRIEND or if Truth was such a good guy that he was there for his family and anybody who needed his help regardless of what they’ve done to him no matter what.
The conflicts of Truth’s parents and Verity’s mom was introduced then given enough page space that I thought something more was going to come out of it, but that didn’t happen. I would’ve seriously loved to have had these elements included within the story for more than the paragraph or two that they were given. I really think that the beef between Truth and his parents would’ve given more to his character development and while I felt that Verity was a solid enough character it would’ve also been great if
I promise it almost feels like Vale is dangling Ghost’s story in our faces to keep us committed to this series, and I’ll admit that regardless of how I feel about the other stories I’ve read in this series he’s the one character I know will become a second Silas to me. With each story in this series we’re given just a little bit more to his story and background to keep us coming back for more, and while I hate what I feel is manipulation I can’t seem to stop reading this series until Ghost’s story comes out. So, in sticking it out until Ghost’s story is released I hope the remaining two stories are on par with Son of Beard or at least surpasses it.