What happens when two people get so caught up in their pasts that love totally sneaks up on them when they least expect it . . . .
Tobias has already lost two sisters . . . one of which he blames himself for. He has also watched his brother lose his entire family. There is no way he has room in his heart to love another woman that can break him they way their losses did. That is, until Audrey shows up and Tobias finds himself wanting everything from a woman who also comes with a lot of baggage.
Audrey was assaulted six years ago and simply wants to forget and move on with her life. Unfortunately, she can’t. She’s scared and feeling useless and alone. She knows it’s time to reclaim all she lost, but she just can’t seem to take those first steps . . . that is, until Tobias always seems to be standing right beside her offering support even when she didn’t realize she needed or wanted it.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a steamy and slow burn of a romance as both Tobias and Audrey learn to cope with their pasts and give in to their passions and the possibility of a future. Tobias is a sweet and sexy alpha of a man who knows how to protect what is his. Audrey is smart, sassy and snarky and a perfect match for Tobias in every way. I love how both characters needed to come to terms with their own baggage while also taking on their partner’s past as well.
For readers who also like action and suspense, this book also has that in spades. All is not sunshine and roses for this couple and tough times need to be faced. It’s hard to escape your past even if you are ready to, when others just can’t let it go.
While this is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. This was the first book I read in this series. Other characters were discussed, but it did not detract from the plot at all having only read this book.
5 stars . . . I love a romance where the characters have to work for their relationship . . . even if it wasn’t what they thought they wanted or needed.
Title: For The Love of Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects #7
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2017
Photographer: Furious Fotog
Model: Golden Czermak
Tobias knows that women are a lot of trouble, and one in particular is more trouble than most. Yet even with the knowledge that she’s a pain in the ass, he doesn’t stop himself from doing the one thing he knows that he shouldn’t do—fall in love with her.
It’s supposed to be simple. Get in, get the girl, and get out.
What Tobias isn’t supposed to do is fall for the woman he’s supposed to rescue. But he can’t help being intrigued–and amused–by the defiance rolling off Audrey every time he so much as speaks to her. This fascination only intensifies with every single word from her delectable mouth.
It’s been six years since her assault, yet it feels like it happened just yesterday. Audrey’s sick and tired of feeling so useless. She’s had enough of being scared, she’s doesn’t want to be all alone for the rest of her life. All of that boils down to a woman who’s had enough of not doing anything to reclaim her life.
She’s at a loss as to how to move on, and every attempt she makes results in failure. Just when she’s ready to quit, a sexy biker is there to push her out of her comfort zone.
Under Tobias’ patient guidance, Audrey slowly makes her way back to herself. She lands a job that she adores, and she thinks she’s finally found her place in this world. Most surprisingly, though, she finds herself falling in love with a man that honestly scares her to death.
Just when she vows to take that final step that’ll put her past in her past forever, the life she wants to live is yanked away. Leaving her with nothing to pick up the pieces.
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.