Son of a Beard by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s a new story in the DWRM series and I pounced on it like a kitten on milk! Like cheese on broccoli! Like Archie on Veronica (or Betty). No, no – this isn’t a ménage, but it is serious book crack and I’m completely, happily, deliriously addicted!
Verity and Truth find themselves with two things in common and they both start with ex-. With family making things a lot more complicated than they should be, they’re still determined to survive their forced attendance at a wedding (that there isn’t enough alcohol to get through). Despite that, they not only survive but manage to laugh through it with ‘in your force’ attitude and hilarious moments that lead to … a possible future together? The drama is real and so is the out of control warmth and emotion that they bring to this “read in one sitting” romance.
“I wasn’t normally so slutty, but hell, if you saw this man, you’d have jumped at the chance to do him, too!”
This series does not shy away from harsh realities and the brutality and unfairness of life. This outing is no exception but Verity and Truth balance unbearable sadness with their down-to-earth approach to impossible situations. Every blow is met with a matching punch as Truth is deliciously protective and fierce while Verity counters with kick-ass attitude and a ferociousness of her own. Together they, along with Truth’s beard, ride the storms while the sexy-o-meter blows sky high.
And a big part of that meter is judged by the beard. Verity talks to the beard. Like it’s real! Strokes and fondles it reverently and with a gentleness that shows how much she cares for it. And that’s just the beard! Whew… For a woman who (quite honestly) is not that drawn to them, the way Verity treats Truth’s beard has me rethinking my entire stance on beards in general. Reading does change a person, doesn’t it? I just hope this author doesn’t start waxing poetic about the man bun though. Not sure what I’ll be able to do with that…
“I don’t understand your specific brand of crazy, but I do commend your devotion to it.”
Funny, emotional and always, always, full up on drama with all the feels, this series is aging with perfection. I never thought a bike seat – a bike seat – would make me misty but this author managed it!
Five “beards really do rock” stars!
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