Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Beard Made Me Do It - Lani Lynn Vale - Release Blitz & Review

Title: The Beard Made Me Do It
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Cover Mode: Jacob Wilson
Photographer: Furious Fotog

He’s only a friend. 

Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back. 

Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul. 

Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most. 

He’s only a friend. 

The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him. 

She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake. Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes. It’s a crock of crap, though.

Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed. 

Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.

The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.

4.5 Stars 

As soon as I read the excerpt revealed with the cover for The Beard Made Me Do It, I was eagerly awaiting to opportunity to read this title.  The Beard Made Me Do It, is the fifth title in the Dixie Wardens Rejects MC series and features Jessie and Ellen. 

This is a story of family, finding yourself and following your heart.  The Beard Made Me Do It, is a second chance love story, with a great blend of drama, humor and heat. 

Jessie and Ellen are an endearing pair of characters.  Jessie is a single father, dedicated, loyal and hard working.  I absolutely adored the relationship and bond shared between Jessie and his teenage son Linc. The banter this father and son share is often quite humorous, but also shows just how much they mean to each other.

Jessie and Ellen share a history.  Their chemistry is intense, and the love scenes are very hot and steamy.   Their banter is fun and flirty, and I enjoyed the way in which they communicate with each other. 

The story line runs parallel in some parts to the previous title in the Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, I'm Only Here For The Beard.  The twists and turns in the story line, kept me completely enthralled. 

Although this is not my favorite of the Dixie Wardens Rejects MC, it's a great addition to the series, which I recommend to anyone who has enjoyed the previous titles or enjoys an MC romance.  I will be eagerly anticipating the next book 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.