Title: Fear The Beard
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release: March 30, 2017
Model: Jacob Wilson – https://www.facebook.com/JacobWilsonInk
Tally is a twenty-year-old single mother struggling to finish nursing school. Has she made mistakes in life? Sure, but her daughter isn’t one of them. She works hard, she studies even harder, and she’s only a few weeks away from graduating.
She’s living her life the best she knows how when she witnesses a near miss motorcycle accident between a car and a biker. A biker that happens to be the most talked about teacher at her college.
The moment she meets those startling blue, narrowly-escaped-death eyes, she realizes quickly that life as she knows it has changed. No longer will she be content to let life pass her by, even if it puts everything she’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.
Tommy is a highly skilled doctor. A teacher. A veteran. A fully-patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC. He’s lonely, but also set in his ways. What will it take for this man to accept that he needs to make some changes in his life? Apparently, it’ll take a guy in a truck, who’s preoccupied with his phone rather than focused on the road, nearly plowing into him on his bike at seventy miles per hour. Oh, and a twenty-something year old nursing student witnessing the entire thing from only a few feet away.
It only takes a second, a single heartbeat in time, as he looks into her worry-filled eyes to realize that he’d give anything for a single night with her. He may lose his job in the process, but after that one incredible night turns into an amazing weekend, he knows it’s worth the risk for the promise of her forever.
Let me start by saying that I adore the paradoxical nature of this series’ title and the alpha heroes who grace the pages of its stories. These hardworking men seem to be pillars in the community – those willing to do the things that need to be done in order to solve problems and prevent mishaps – and while that says a lot about the type of guys they are, their background and past paints a slightly altered version of these fine and upstanding bikers!
Which is exactly why Lani Lynn Vale’s books and heroes are so enticing – they’re not afraid to get down and dirty when need be, but they also serve the community and protect those they love with their lives.
Take the alpha of Fear the Beard for example – Dr. Tommy aka Dr. Bones is a highly skilled doctor and a well-respected teacher of medicine, but he’s also a patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC; he views all of his roles as important and essential in defining who he is and he wouldn’t alter the steps his life has taken, but this current step in his life has just gotten a whole heck of a lot more complicated because it’s put a twenty year old single mom and nursing student in his path, causing him to take risks that not only threaten his career but his heart as well because a student/teacher relationship is forbidden – too bad staying away from her has become impossible.
I absolutely loved Tally; she is quite the walking contradiction, which illustrates her honesty as well as the varying situations she finds herself in, in terms of both her personal and professional life. Her life isn’t easy, and while she does rely on her family to help her with her daughter, Tally works hard to support them and take care of all of her daughter’s needs and she does a damn good job of it despite her less than ideal circumstances.
The relationship that Tommy and Tally build may not be conducive to the dictates of her school, but it’s one that is pretty essential to both of them, even when there’s forced separation so that Tally can graduate.
Fear the Beard continues to showcase Lani Lynn Vale’s ability to create storylines that include the perfect blend of steam, suspense, and drama and based on her description of Dr. Tommy, I completely understand his nickname and his orgasm inducing superpowers;)
4 Poison Apples