Benson Bayou Beauregard is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC, and the grandson of the Sergeant at Arms for the Dixie Wardens MC. He’s a mountain of a man and the warden of a prison, and there’s only one thing that can scare him—being told that he’s the father of a three-year-old little girl.

A three-year-old little girl that has no clue who he is. Hell, he only finds out about the little cherub when a woman from child protective services comes by and rocks his world before leaving the girl in his shocked arms.

Every single thing he thinks he knows goes up in a cloud of smoke.

To make matters worse, the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them.

But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge.

He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it.

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My Review

Heading into One Chance, Fancy, I didn’t know what to think about Bayou or if what I learned about him would make me more apt to like him or find him as problematic as I found Brielle during Hoax and Pru’s story. Bayou has always been described as a man who tells it like it is but can also be standoffish; it’s also been made clear that Bayou is different from other guys…that the people around him see him as a bit peculiar, and he sees himself as anything but normal.

SO, with all of that in mind, I was both eager and hesitant to enter Bayou’s head, but now that I’m finished, I can wholeheartedly say that Bayou is an amazing man – one who is intelligent, honest, and commanding AND exactly the man he was meant to be! In fact, I would go so far to say that he’s close behind my favorite Lani Lynn Vale book boyfriend of all time, Silas Mackenzie.

I loved, loved, loved how Lani Lynn Vale crafted Bayou’s character and the things he said about himself and everything Phoebe has done for him since their initial interaction when she was 15 years old. Bayou has always been self-sufficient and even though he may think he’s not wired correctly, he sure as shit knows what it takes to succeed and it’s that determination that has driven him in all facets of his life….but one, but that’s only because he needed to make sure that what he felt for Phoebe and how she saw him still held true even after a decade.

Reading Pru and then Phoebe’s story was just wanted I needed. I adore them and the bond they share. I love that they’re a bit quirky because it’s what makes them genuine. They’re passionate about the people they love and the activities they enjoy and that idea is clearly illustrated throughout their books. Phoebe is such an amazingly patient and caring person which makes her a great nurse, even if she works in a prison. She brings so much to Bayou’s life just by being who she is and the fact that she was/is so protective of him, even after he learned to be more self-assured and confident, he wouldn’t have gotten to that point without Phoebe’s presence in his life even when she wasn’t their in person.

One Chance, Fancy is another fantastic read in the Bear Bottom Guardians MC series. I truly cannot get enough of Lani Lynn Vale’s writing and characters; she always finds a way to change my perspective on the characters she wants me to understand better, forcing me to see their positive attributes amidst the less than stellar ones, and she also works to craft characters who are flawed but know what they need to do to improve themselves and be the people they want to be for themselves and then for those they love.

4.5 Poison Apples

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.

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