Title: For The Love of Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects #7
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2017
Photographer: Furious Fotog
Model: Golden Czermak
Tobias knows that women are a lot of trouble, and one in particular is more trouble than most. Yet even with the knowledge that she’s a pain in the ass, he doesn’t stop himself from doing the one thing he knows that he shouldn’t do—fall in love with her.
It’s supposed to be simple. Get in, get the girl, and get out.
What Tobias isn’t supposed to do is fall for the woman he’s supposed to rescue. But he can’t help being intrigued–and amused–by the defiance rolling off Audrey every time he so much as speaks to her. This fascination only intensifies with every single word from her delectable mouth.
It’s been six years since her assault, yet it feels like it happened just yesterday. Audrey’s sick and tired of feeling so useless. She’s had enough of being scared, she’s doesn’t want to be all alone for the rest of her life. All of that boils down to a woman who’s had enough of not doing anything to reclaim her life.
She’s at a loss as to how to move on, and every attempt she makes results in failure. Just when she’s ready to quit, a sexy biker is there to push her out of her comfort zone.
Under Tobias’ patient guidance, Audrey slowly makes her way back to herself. She lands a job that she adores, and she thinks she’s finally found her place in this world. Most surprisingly, though, she finds herself falling in love with a man that honestly scares her to death.
Just when she vows to take that final step that’ll put her past in her past forever, the life she wants to live is yanked away. Leaving her with nothing to pick up the pieces.
Tobias' job was to pick up Audrey and move her to her brother's away from her parents. He didn't expect this victim of rape to have such a sharp mouth. He sure didn't expect to like it and her so much. She was skittish. Yet that other side, maybe the side from before, was smart, sassy, and hot as sin. He wanted to bring it out. Of course, he couldn't touch her or her brother would kill him.
Audrey was tired of hiding. Tired of only half living. Maybe, just maybe this man, Hiway Patrol officer, MC member with her brother, and someone who didn't treat her like she'd break. She wasn't afraid with him around.
This is a story of successes. Of living life. Of finding a way to put the past behind and find a future neither expected. Each of them gives of themselves to the community, a nurse, and a cop. The man who blames himself for tragedies of the past the woman who thinks she too weak to live her life. Watching them find ways to bring the other happiness with teasing and eventually sexually is fun, sometimes emotional, and often funny. Just when it seems there may be a future the past raises that ugly dangerous head. Will they live to enjoy that freedom they have fought so hard to win?
Make sure you note the fashionista side of Audrey at the end of the story. Don't miss this one even if you haven't read the rest of the series. It stands alone, although you may want more. A strong recommend from me.
Reviewed for Words Turn Me On