Thursday, 8 March 2018

Law & Beard - Lani Lynn Vale - Release Blitz & Review

Title: Law and Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #8
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance 
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Photographer: Furious Fotog
Cover Model: Joe Adams

Winnie thinks she has the perfect life.

Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let’s not forget that she’s a nationally ranked marathon runner.

Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded.

Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch.

In this new life of hers, her husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he’s no longer in love with her. He’s in love with her best friend. So he leaves, and doesn’t look back.

Her sixteen-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she’s barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat.

Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she’s having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks—such as putting on her own pants.

She’s at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life.

But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants.


The moment Steel Cross sees Winnie’s daughter steal some shoes for her younger brother, he knows he’s in trouble.

He’s a sucker for misunderstood teens. After all, he was once one himself.

He knows he can’t just walk away, and the moment he sees that troubled teen’s mother, he doesn’t just know it, he feels it. Down to the very bottom of his soul.

With his share of hard knocks, he knows that he shouldn’t step in and make his move on a fellow police officer’s ex. There’s a code, after all, yet he just can’t seem to help himself.

He’s done being the good guy. Sometimes he just wants to be bad.

And Winnie makes him realize that being bad is still kind of good. As long as you’re with the right person.

I'd never, not once, had the pleasure of giving a blow job.
Yet, I wanted to give one…to Steel.
Jesus Christ, did I want to give him one.
The man turned me on in ways that I had no clue I could be turned on by, yet here I was, wondering what it would feel like to give the man a blow job.
My curiosity got the better of me as I googled more tips-which they'd said they'd done as a comparison-and then I got lost in the World Wide Web.
My first stop had been Cosmopolitan!
My second had been some random Joe-Blow (literally, that was the name of the website) blog that gave the men's top ten best blow job tips-according to men.
1. Maintain eye contact.
2. Tie your hair back, it shows your dedication.
3. Allow him to put his hand in your hair and control the movements.
That, I could do! In fact, the idea of Steel putting his hands in my hair and controlling all of the movement was downright arousing.
4. Use your hand as well as your mouth. Twist it side to side lightly as you pump and suck him.
Okay, pump, suck, and twist. Check!
5. Don't use your teeth. Ever.
I shivered at the thought. That would suck, accidentally biting Steel's dick. He'd probably never let me near him again and kick me straight the hell out of his bed. Though, I had to get in his bed first…
6. Drop down so he's standing and you're kneeling. There's nothing more arousing than watching a woman get on her knees.
That thought made me shiver. Would Steel like me on my knees?
I sure the hell hoped so. I'd love to get on my knees for him.
Then again, I was doing good with my rehab…he still might have to help me back up.
I winced. Maybe I should just get on the bed between his splayed thighs…yes, that was how I'd do it.
7. Suck his balls.
Suck his balls? How the hell did I put those in my mouth? There wasn't enough room!
8. Go slow. It's not a race.
9. Swallow.
Well, that was self-explanatory. But I didn't know if I could swallow. I'd try, but what if I gagged?
10. We like it when you gag.
Did they? What if I accidentally threw up? That would completely ruin the mood.
"What are you doing?"
I squeaked and jumped as Steel came out of the bathroom.

4.5 Stars

Law and Beard landed on my kindle in the evening and let’s just say it was quite a late night/early morning when I finally finished and went to sleep. I’ve adored Steel Cross aka Big Papa in the previous titles of The Dixie Wardens Rejects and couldn’t wait to read his story. Winnie and Steel’s story is a heart-warming read.

As I’ve come to expect with any title that Lani Lynn Vale pens the characters are well developed, endearing, complex and realistic.

Big Papa is the president of the Dixie Wardens Rejects and Chief of Police. This silver fox has a heart of gold. He’s protective, loyal, caring and compassionate and very persistent when he wants something. He’s incredibly charismatic, and despite being a bad-ass alpha he is very kind and understanding.

Winnie is a single mother, she’s incredibly strong, hardworking and resilient. Desperately trying to hold the frayed edges of her life together, whilst battling financially and physically to give her children the best life possible.

Both characters are mature, Big Papa in years, Winnie in life experience. Both a bit battered by life, and their past experiences when it comes to love and relationships.

Conleigh is Winnie’s daughter and she’s a handful. With the best of intensions she makes some bad decisions that lands her in strife and right in Big Papa’s path. He see’s through her teenage bluster and attitude, and is desperate to aid this struggling family.

This well paced story is packed full of heat, heart and humour. Action, intrigue, drama, and twists and turns will keep you completely enthralled to this tale. The banter is fun, flirtatious and honest, to the point at times, I found myself laughing out loud.

The chemistry this pair share is intense and their connection is both believable and passionate.
Once again I was struck by Lani Lynn Vale’s ability to take a dramatic story line and add a touch of levity with humour that leaves you laughing out loud.

I will be eagerly awaiting Lani's next title, and hope that at some point in the future we may see more of Conleigh.

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.