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.
Beard Mode, is the first title in the Dixie Warden's Rejects.
I am a huge fan of Lani's work and eagerly anticipated reading Aaron's story. I absolutely love that although this is a new series, it is still interconnected with her previous books.
Aaron hasn't had an easy time of it. Anyone who has read the Kilgore Fire Series, will be aware of Aaron's back story. Aaron moved back to Alabama to start afresh in the town he grew up in and has begun to work as a prison guard. He's a loner, and keeps to himself, he even maintains a distance from the other members of the Dixie Wardens Rejects to an extent. He's definitely guarded against the female population, once bitten twice shy from his past.
Imogen is a caretaker, she's sassy, independent and determined to look after her family. She works incredibly hard, and isn't really on the look out for a relationship. I love that she is a bit of a tomboy and how strong and self assured she is.
I loved the banter, the quirky one liners and the hot, steamy and sexy love scenes that are throughout this story. The chemistry between Imogen and Aaron is intense and they although they are unique characters, that are quite opposites in personality, they are both incredibly endearing.
Beard Mode is the perfect blend of action, intrigue, suspense and romance, that kept me completely enthralled with the plot and riveted to the pages of my kindle. I read Beard Mode in one sitting, I just couldn't put it down and I eagerly anticipate the release of the next title in the Dixie Warden's Rejects.
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.