Title: Beard Mode
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #1
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2017
Cover Model: David Byers
Photographer: Michael Stokes
Aaron don’t ever call me 'Fatbaby’ Sims is lucky to be alive. Or at least that is what everyone keeps telling him. He doesn’t feel lucky, though.
He’s scarred, has more than a little bit of a bad attitude, and there isn’t a single day that goes by that he doesn’t wish his wife would’ve just finished off the job.
After being denied his old position at the fire department, he leaves, and doesn’t look back. He heads straight to Alabama and into the semi-welcoming arms of The Dixie Wardens MC. There he becomes a part of a brotherhood that forces him to get back in the land of the living.
Imogen is a smart girl. A girl who doesn’t always make the best decisions.
Her heart is in the right place when she walks into that prison, but it doesn’t take long for her to realize that her heart shouldn’t have had any say so in the matter. Especially when one wrong move lands her in the arms of a scarred man that looks frightening enough to scare any sane woman away.
Immediately enthralled by the angry man, she tries to get closer to him. But the harder she tries to get to know him, the further he pushes her away.
The only thing Aaron wanted to do after his now ex-wife was sent to jail was escape. Escape the awful memories. The pity-filled eyes. The curious glances.
He does a damn fine job at ensuring he draws as little as attention as possible, but then that annoying woman with her startling blue eyes starts hammering away at his resolve. Makes him feel when he doesn’t want to feel.
Imogen comes into his life and carves out a place for herself, obliterating his defenses one heated kiss at a time.
It doesn’t take long, and he realizes he’s in deep. Too deep to ever want to come out.
Imogen will know what it’s like to be loved by a reject.
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Beard Mode is book one in the Dixie Warden Rejects MC Series. Even though we met Aaron “Fatbaby” in a previous series, it isn’t necessary to read that series before starting this book.
Aaron is starting life over in a new town after barely surviving his ex-wife who almost killed him. He is heavily scarred and thinks very little of himself. He feels like he belongs with the rejects because it’s a club for “the ones nobody else wanted in their clubs.”
Imogen is one strong woman that I admired. She is a former marine who comes from a military family and is helping raise her nephew while her sister is still serving. She says what she thinks and doesn’t let much get her down. When she finds out that Aaron, her high-school crush, is living next door, she is shocked to see him again. But, also hurt because he doesn’t remember her at first.
Aaron and Imogen live in a bad neighborhood where drugs are sold on every corner. When their lives are endangered and Aaron loses a member of the club, he wants to keep her safe, not realizing she can handle herself so well. But, that only draws him to her even more.
Imogen is cute, quirky, and so feisty! I was dying laughing so many times at her. Especially, when she gets drunk because she is hilarious and has no filter. Aaron starts thinking of Imogen as more than a friend, but my heart broke for him because he feels he doesn’t deserve her at first.
I loved seeing them become friends first and her learning the life of the club. The other club members are intriguing as well, and I can see myself liking this MC. After seeing so much of Aaron’s past and what all this poor man has gone through, I think Imogen suits him perfectly. She doesn’t put up with being walked on and is the perfect match for him. This book has suspense, action, and some hot bikers that I want to know more of after reading this 4 star book.
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.