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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Title: The Beard Made Me Do It
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Cover Mode: Jacob Wilson
Photographer: Furious Fotog


He’s only a friend. 

Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back. 

Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul. 

Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most. 

He’s only a friend. 

The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him. 

She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake. Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes. It’s a crock of crap, though.

Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed. 

Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.

The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.


REVIEW

I have the pleasure of being one of the first people to read Lani's books as an editor on her team but that does not mean I have to like everything she writes....

However, I loved this book! Lol! Ellen and Jessie's story is one of my favorite to date, with the backstory coming back to the present and injecting an already amazing story with a life that made this a five star read without question. 


Jessie is a single dad essentially, since his son's mother is a junkie who already cost him the one true love of his life, and his focus since losing her has been trying to be a good father who supports his son and himself without fail. The single father aspect of the storyline also made it very appealing to the female reader- who doesn't love a great dad? ;) 

Ellen was all set to go to college and do big things with her life, with parents who had every reason to feel the "low-life" boyfriend with a blue collar job and a kid was not good enough for their daughter. She loses the love of her life without even knowing why and her life takes a turn away from what she had planned. She never forgets him though, and when he appears back in her life years later, all of those feelings are back with a vengeance... 

5 Star Must Read! 

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“The want, the need, the passion, the drama and ohhhh THE HAWT ALPHA MC MALE, and look he is on the cover of this book!!! lol Goodness this book gave me the feels and I would love for this book to go on and on...lol” - iScream Books

“The Dixie Warden Rejects MC or as I call it the Bearded MC series just keeps getting better and better and leaves us yearning for more in the end.” - Smashly Bookalicous Reviewing Chicks

“If you like second chance romances packed with emotion, drama, and action you will definitely want to read this one.” - Cat’s Guilty Pleasures













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.
















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