The Book Review Express Review Corner brings you
“Law And Beard” from Lani Lynn Vale’s Dixie Warden Rejects MC Series. (review below)
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.
LOVE THIS BOOK..
Omg it has everything.. Humor, Romance, Suspense, Aghast, Alpha Bikers, Strong Females, you see what I mean – it has it all. Plus, the author has written a wonderful storyline that will leave you smiling, cringing, sighing and wanting to Jump for Joy (Heck I even did a fist pump a time or two). And the characters… just wow.. You have a struggling single mom who is trying to control a rebellious teenage girl and a young son with a wild imagination and a thirst for fun facts (thank goodness for Google), you have a MC Prez who also happens to be the Chief of Police who is also single, older and oh so yummy (his compassion for people is amazing). Oh and I can’t leave out all the other peeps in the book. Their parts are written spot on; even the bad guys and the ex’s are well defined and add to the storyline perfectly (well at least for me they did).
I can’t recommend this book enough. I really can’t get into the plot or I’d end up spoiling it but I will say watching Winnie and Steel’s paths cross and their interactions with each other and their families is so heartwarming and was fabulous to read. Watching them deal with their personal everyday life situations, especially with past troubles strike, made this a phenomenal read, at least in my humble opinion. 2 Thumbs up for a very good 5 star read.
Lani Lynn Vale
I am a married mother of three. Her kids are all under 8, 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.