Title: I'm Only Here For The Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Sean is a man with needs—needs that a lot of women were ready and willing to fulfill. Yet, the only woman that he wants to fulfill them dumped him for another man. A man who’s a member of his MC and is someone he has to see every single day and twice on Sundays.
He’s bitter and angry. He’s definitely not in the right frame of mind when it comes to dealing with women. Which is unfortunate for his new partner, Naomi, a fresh-out-of-school and totally green paramedic.
Naomi’s got enough problems on her plate. A brother who’s self-destructive and doesn’t care who he takes down with him. A man who she’s in love with but who doesn’t love her. A job that she hates because it is a constant reminder of what she can’t have.
Desperate to distance herself from her problems, she runs, taking the first job in her field that she finds willing to take on someone with so little experience.
The last thing she needs is a perpetually pissed off partner, especially when he sets her blood on fire.
But life doesn’t ask how much you can handle when it dishes out challenges. It just keeps piling them on until you’ve bested them or you’ve buckled under them.
Sean really doesn’t want to like his new partner, Naomi. He just wants to be left alone to live his life however he damn well pleases and without complications.
Naomi doesn’t care what he wants, she can’t be anything but herself. It isn’t long before she’s breaking down his walls and making him feel again. She’s trying to pull him closer and he’s pushing her away.
It’s not long before Sean sees the error of his ways.
It’s too bad, though, that by the time he realizes she’s the one, Naomi’s already gone.
I'm Only Here for the Beard, is the fourth title in the Dixie Warden's Rejects series, and although it can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the previous titles in this series.
Sean and Naomi are a pair that have baggage, they have felt heartbreak on numerous occasions, and both have demons that revolve around their not being good enough, and always coming in second best. Sean is your perfect blend of bad-ass, possessive, alpha biker and loving, caring, compassionate, tender boyfriend. Naomi is his perfect match, strong, independent, feisty and isn't afraid to say what she thinks or stand up for herself. This is a story of friendship and family, and as I've come to expect from Ms Vale, the love scenes are incredibly hot, sexy and steamy.
I'm Only Here for the Beard is an MC romance, with elements of suspense, intrigue and most of all humor. The bond of brotherhood, loyalty and camaraderie of the Dixie Wardens Rejects is strong throughout the story line, which I loved. The twists and turns within the plot kept me completely enthralled, and I polished off this book in one sitting, not necessarily a good thing when I started reading at nine o'clock at night.
I loved that there was a cameo of characters from previous books within the story line. Ms Vale, has a way of interconnecting her books so that each time you read one, you feel like you are catching up with old friends.
I've always admired the covers for Ms Vale's books, but I've got to say that the covers in this series stand out as some of my favorites and are seriously hot, and mesh so well with the story lines.
Overall another fabulous addition to this series, that is by far my favorite of Lani Lynn Vale's work yet, and I will be eagerly anticipating the next title 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.