Title: I’m Only Here For The Beard
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2017
Photographer: Furious Fotog https://www.facebook.com/FuriousFotog/
Model: Hankins fitness https://www.facebook.com/HankinsFitness/
Sean is a man with needs—needs that a lot of women were ready and willing to fulfill. Yet, the only woman that he wants to fulfill them dumped him for another man. A man who’s a member of his MC and is someone he has to see every single day and twice on Sundays.
He’s bitter and angry. He’s definitely not in the right frame of mind when it comes to dealing with women. Which is unfortunate for his new partner, Naomi, a fresh-out-of-school and totally green paramedic.
Naomi’s got enough problems on her plate. A brother who’s self-destructive and doesn’t care who he takes down with him. A man who she’s in love with but who doesn’t love her. A job that she hates because it is a constant reminder of what she can’t have.
Desperate to distance herself from her problems, she runs, taking the first job in her field that she finds willing to take on someone with so little experience.
The last thing she needs is a perpetually pissed off partner, especially when he sets her blood on fire.
But life doesn’t ask how much you can handle when it dishes out challenges. It just keeps piling them on until you’ve bested them or you’ve buckled under them.
Sean really doesn’t want to like his new partner, Naomi. He just wants to be left alone to live his life however he damn well pleases and without complications.
Naomi doesn’t care what he wants, she can’t be anything but herself. It isn’t long before she’s breaking down his walls and making him feel again. She’s trying to pull him closer and he’s pushing her away.
It’s not long before Sean sees the error of his ways.
It’s too bad, though, that by the time he realizes she’s the one, Naomi’s already gone.
You know the adage “Nice guys finish last”? Well, in Lani Lynn Vale’s newest release, I’m Only Here for the Beard, she proves how true that statement is by providing back stories for both her hero and heroine that illustrate them being the consolation prize in every one of their past relationships.
For Sean, he couldn’t get a woman to stay; she always found someone else who she wanted to be with more, leaving Sean with nothing but memories and heartbreak; for Naomi, she’s never had a man who hasn’t cheated or found another woman to warm his bed
What it comes down to for both Sean and Naomi is that they fall in love too easily, putting their heart and soul into a relationship, without really thinking about the complications of handing someone their heart almost as soon as the relationship starts.
But as much as Sean and Naomi wearing their hearts on their sleeves causes them heartbreak, it also allows them to fight harder for what they want, and while they both are a bit more cautious when it comes to their developing feelings for one another, it’s clear that they’ll both be finishing first when it comes to each other as long as their stubbornness and shortsightedness doesn’t break what’s mending by being together.
Sean and Naomi’s story follows the components of storytelling that readers have come to expect from Lani Lynn Vale. A bit of drama, some steam, and a good dose of suspense help to advance the plot quickly and allow readers to hypothesize exactly how everything will play out and when it comes to the relationship of the hero and heroine, readers know that they’ll be forced to battle their own insecurities as well as some difficulties from outside sources, but as long as they hold on tight, their ride to happily ever after will come…it just might be one hell of a bumpy and emotional journey to get there.
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