Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review Tour ~ Beard Up by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Beard Up
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #6
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2017
 Cover Mode: Chase Ketron Photographer: FuriousFotog

5 Star Amazon Review - “Perfection! The definition of true love and sacrifice! ALL THE STARS!!!!”
5 Star Amazon Review - “My best book of 2017”
5 Star Amazon Review - “** Sweet Jesus-- Couldn't put it down ** Absolutely LOVED IT!!!”

Ghost [gohst] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace. That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision. He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing. Her. She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become. He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him. The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future. They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

When words are not enough…

Finally, Ghost’s story!! I couldn’t wait to dive into his story and find out what was behind that stoic façade… And that beard…

High drama, wild emotion – this author delivers the goods each and every time. This time was no exception as heartache, devastation and grief were balanced by the sheer joy of life and family in this stormy, stormy ride. Ghost is a shell of who he was, re-created through living and surviving a hell on earth. He lived in fear and those fears were being realized… Unless he could stop it…

“And then, there was nothing but us. Nothing but the way she felt. Smelled. Sounded.”

Ghost’s story has been percolating and saying I dove into this read was an understatement. Who was he, really? What happened to him? While the mystery was soon revealed that in no way took away from the methodical, gut-wrenching sharing of how he came to this time and place, and how those circumstances impacted everyone around him. It was harsh and hard-reading in some spots as the details quickly showed the villains’ no-holds barred depravity. There is anger and forgiveness and edge-of-your-seat suspense as all the characters were pulled into Ghost’s personal hell…

Given this read’s storyline, I wasn’t surprised that the light-heartedness was kept to a minimum but I was very happy to see it peek out now and then. And I needed it as I read this into the wee hours…

“Marriage: when dating goes too far.”

Be prepared for an emotional ride that will keep you happily riveted until the last page… 

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.



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