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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I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, suspense, secrets, and heartbreak.
Before reading this story please read the below books first
Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire #1)
Flash Point (Kilgore Fire #2)
Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire #3)
Controlled Burn (Kilgore Fire #4)
This is Imogen and Aaron ‘don’t ever call me Fatbaby’ Sims’s story. After an accident that almost killed him caused by his wife he wonders why he survived. He can’t return to his old job that he loved in the fire department. He ends up just going through the motions of living. After moving he becomes part of the Dixie Wardens in Alabama. He needs the brotherhood. They will force him to live and bring him back from the edge. But after running from the pity he used to see on everyone he made sure his feelings were locked down. Imogen is about to change all that. He is an angry man but she can see underneath all the scars and anger to the real man. She knows she makes him feel. But can she bring down all his walls before he pushes her away for good? One kiss just might be the end of angry Aaron.
I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.
I highly recommend this 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.