Title: Law & Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #8
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Photographer: Furious Fotog Cover Model: Joe Adams
Winnie thinks she has the perfect life. Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let’s not forget that she’s a nationally ranked marathon runner. Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded. Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch. In this new life of hers, her husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he’s no longer in love with her. He’s in love with her best friend. So he leaves, and doesn’t look back. Her sixteen-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she’s barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat. Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she’s having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks—such as putting on her own pants. She’s at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life. But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants. *** The moment Steel Cross sees Winnie’s daughter steal some shoes for her younger brother, he knows he’s in trouble. He’s a sucker for misunderstood teens. After all, he was once one himself. He knows he can’t just walk away, and the moment he sees that troubled teen’s mother, he doesn’t just know it, he feels it. Down to the very bottom of his soul. With his share of hard knocks, he knows that he shouldn’t step in and make his move on a fellow police officer’s ex. There’s a code, after all, yet he just can’t seem to help himself. He’s done being the good guy. Sometimes he just wants to be bad. And Winnie makes him realize that being bad is still kind of good. As long as you’re with the right person.
He loves it when you call him Big Papa, but only Winnie gets to call him Steel. I always wonder when one of LLV’s books is going to make me think…hmmm, is this going to be too much like a previous book? I can 100% say that will NEVER happen and Law & Beard proves it beyond compare. I personally prefer my men younger...but Steel Cross has made me a silver fox fiend. He is full on alpha male and not what Winnie needs in her life right now. He is a cop, her cheating ex-husband is a cop, he is the Chief of Police, and her ex’s boss…this doesn’t spell trouble right? The ex ends up being the least of their worries, and watching their lives unfold with so many twists and turns kept me flipping pages with excited anticipation. Can two jaded souls find their happily ever after? Is their bond strong enough to face what the future holds? This story will definitely make you believe in second chances. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. *5 stars*