I'm Only Here For The Beard by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #4
Published by Self Published on May 31, 2017
Pages: 497 pages
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.
I know I should be slightly uncomfortable with I’m Only Here For the Beard becasue of certain things within it, but I just can’t get over how smooth this story was, and let’s not forget entertaining.
Sean and Naomi balanced each other and had such great chemistry that other than Aaron (Fatbaby) and Imogen they’re an easy favorite.
It is starting to get irksome when Lani Lynn Vale introduces certain story threads and doesn’t follow through, I would’ve really like to know why Sean’s ex-wife was popping back up now after all this time had passed. I really wish that I could overlook this missing part in her stories but I can’t dub her books well-rounded if it’s not.
I was also bothered by how everything was honky dory with Jessie James and Tommy Tom’s sister situation, like he essentially stole a brother’s girl and this same girl could’ve caused issues with the brothers because she was confused about who she wanted. In any other MC story this would’ve been frowned upon and certain parties would’ve been punished or reprimanded.
Certain things in this series time and time again show me that the Texas chapter and Alabama chapter are so different in how they run things, and that how The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC will always be my preferred series when it comes to the true MC series by Vale.
I’m Only Here For The Beard was entertaining for what it was, and I thoroughly enjoyed the romance between Naomi and Sean.