Title: Beard Mode
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #1
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2017
Cover Model: David Byers
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.
My Review –
4.5 Your Scars Only Add To Your Beauty Stars!!
*I volunteered to review a Copy of this book from Enticing Journey Book Promotions*
Thank you so very much Enticing Journey Book Promotions! I am extremely honored and grateful!! 🙂
Having read Ms.Vale’s work before I couldn’t wait to dive into this one!! I really enjoyed the first installment to this new series!! It was funny, sexy, suspenseful, heartbreaking, action packed, and intense! Imogen and Aaron’s story grabbed me from the start and I had to know more! I read it in one sitting. I loved that it was told in dual POVs. The back story for the hero really pulled on my heart strings. I really liked the fact that both of the main characters were strong in their own ways. The hilarious quotes at the beginning of each chapter had me laughing so hard! I love that Ms.Vale puts them there, it’s so unique and adds humor when you least expect it!
Every time I crack up one of Ms.Vale’s books or this case power up my Kindle I know I’m in for a treat!! She always creates such an amazing family dynamic within her stories and especially in this novel. I adore all the characters she creates from the mysterious types to the bad boys. No matter what she always has me wanting a book made for the secondary characters *cough cough* I need Ghost’s book like I need an ice cream sandwich – BADLY! I am so looking forward to Fear The Beard!! Ms.Vale has made me an addict now and I need my beard fix. 😉
Beard Mode is about Imogen and Aaron. Imogen is one woman who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and do what she thinks is right. When one of her decision leads her into the arms of Aaron she can’t turn away. Aaron Sims deals with memories of his painful and crazy past everyday as he looks in the mirror. When Blonde Pixie Imogen pops into his world he tries everything to stay away but as the old saying goes some things are easier said than done. Will Imogen be able to break down his walls? Can Aaron let her in?
Here are Two of my favorite quotes from the story! –
“I won’t show you. I’ll make you feel.”
“One second I was living, and the next I was alive.” ❤
If you haven’t already One-Clicked, What are you waiting for?! Buy it Today!! If you haven’t checked out Ms.Vale’s work before I’ll wait here while you pick this bad boy up! I hope you fall in love with the characters and enjoy it as much as I did!! I know I’ve found a new series to look forward to reading! Also, can I just say how much I loved the book loving aspect these two characters had? Absolutely swoon-worthy! Talk Books To Me. 😉 4.5 Stars all around!! 🙂
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“New guy.” Someone muttered behind me.
I turned only my head to find Stone, the president, staring at me with hard eyes.
“Yeah?” I asked him, dropping my bag on the floor and heading in his direction instead of out the door like I’d originally intended.
“You’re here because you have a special set of skills that we need.” The leader of the band of misfits, Stone, drawled.
“That sounds like a bad line out of a movie.” I muttered, wondering where he was going with this.
He tossed me a glare and then yelled.
“Truth!” Stone yelled. “Ghost! Get the fuck in here!”
Ghost and Truth walked in the door at the same time, both of them turning to the side to walk inside, and stared at Stone
“Ghost, hold Truth down so New Guy can give him the fuckin’ shot.” Stone grumbled.
Ghost tackled Truth and wrestled him to the desk, then sat on him while Stone leaned back and watched.
“No, motherfucker!” Truth yelled. “I don’t want it!”
“It’s the fuckin’ flu shot, you dumb shit. Not a fuckin’ tracking device. Take a fuckin’ chill pill.” Stone grumbled, staring at the scuffle that was going down in front of him.
I picked up the syringe from the table, similar to the one I’d given everybody else’s flu shot with, and stabbed it in the meat of Truth’s arm.
Truth bellowed in rage, and I flipped the guard up on the syringe before tossing it into the trash can.
“Done?” I asked Stone. “I have to get to work.”
“Yeah, thanks.” He nodded. “Have fun at the nut house.”
I grunted something unintelligible, causing him to laugh.
“Don’t sound so excited.” He laughed.
I flipped him off and walked out the door just as Ghost was letting Truth up
“Why you gotta be such a big motherfucker?” Truth growled. “If you’d been anyone else, I’d have gotten away.”
“Why do you think I called Ghost instead of anyone else?” I heard Stone reply.
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.