Title: Beard Up
Series: The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #6
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
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.
So we’ve all been pretty anxiously waiting to get our hands on Ghost’s story and now that Ive finished it I can say it way definitely worth the wait. I had absolutely no idea where Lani was going to take us on this latest journey with the Dixie Warden Rejects and there was no way I could have predicted any of it.
When I found out Ghost’s identity to say I was shocked would be a major understatement. I couldn’t get my head around it and it threw me through for a complete loop! Although I was a little mad at him for being a “ghost” I still fell head over heels in love with him, when we learn his reasons for his actions I knew he did what was best and thought of everyone but himself and that was one of the major reasons I loved him. The others were the fact that he was so dedicated to his family and constantly looked out for them and also his bluntness. He had me laughing so hard a few times when he was so blunt!
The characters in this book all have a special place in my heart but Ghost’s wife was a great heroine. She wasn’t like I expected her to be and there was no unnecessary drama just for the sake of it.
His daughter though instantly stole my heart. She was such a sweet child and the way she bonded with Ghost even before everything went down was so bittersweet.
I have loved each and every one of Lani Lynn Vale’s books but Ghost’s story has come in head and shoulders above them all. This book blew all her other work out of the water in my opinion and it will definitely be a tough act to top. The mystery surrounding not only Ghost but his entire family kept me enthralled in this story, I couldn’t get enough and I have ignored everyone and everything all day so that I could finish it.
This story had so many things happening. There was mystery, suffering, murder, lies, laughter, secrets and a heaping pile of heartbreak thrown into the mix. I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars as it definitely deserves it, Lani has poured her heart and soul into this book and it shows in the writing.
This book left my emotions in a complete tailspin, I never knew what to expect next and that is one major bonus in a Lani Lynn Vale book for me. She kept me guessing as to what was going to happen in the end and I never could have even imagined some of the things that this family were involved in. An amazing addition to the Dixie Warden Reject series!
Before you read this book I highly recommend you read the previous five in the series plus the Dixie Warden series so as you can keep up with the storyline. This will help you understand things so much better than if you don’t as there are major parts of the story that you will miss out on.
All I have to say now is Bravo Lani, Bravo for exceeding our expectations!
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.