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.
As always, Lani Lynn Vale, is an automatic read for me, and again she did not disappoint with Beard Mode. This book starts a new spin off from one of her other series. It is not necessary that you read the others because it gives plenty of background, but it certainly is better and gives for a better reading experience if you do.
I loved Imogen. I loved that she wasn’t a classic girly girl (not that any of lani’s are… they all have amazing quirks and I want to be best friends with them lol). But my favorite thing about Imogen was that she has a Badass past. I loved that she was part of the marines, and served her country… she is my girl crush at the moment lol.
Aaron oh Aaron, you have had such a rough past, and I am so glad that you were able to find your happy ending. With everything that he went through, he had a soft spot in my heart and I could not wait to read his book.
As most of lani’s characters, Aaron and Imogen had the perfect amount of suspense, chemistry and perfect witty one liners. I give this book 5 stars and cannot wait until the end of next month for another book from her!
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