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Law & Beard

(The Dixie Warden Rejects MC #8)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  3,276 ratings  ·  336 reviews
Winnie thinks she has the perfect life.

Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let’s not forget that she’s a nationally ranked marathon runner.

Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded.

Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch.

In this new life of hers, her h
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published March 8th 2018
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Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
5 “I love it when you call me Big Papa” stars!!

Seriously, if I wasn’t already a silver fox stalker, I would be after meeting Steel Cross. I fell in love with both him and Winnie from the start and the love is still felt even though I’m at the end of their story. These two gave me all the feels and I adored their slow but intense development.

Winnie’s life had hit the shitter. Her husband left her for her best friend and had ruined her reputation. And she’s solely responsible for her two kids. Tha
Gi's Spot Reviews
4.75 ‘Silver Fox Prez’ Stars

Holy mother of SILVER FOXES!

After All the silver fox awesomeness that was Silas, I thought Lani Lynn Vale wouldn’t be able to give us a silver fox up to his level, well, guess I was dead wrong! Steel Cross -most kickass name EVER, btw - was the top Silver Fox to top all the MC Presidents!
Minnie was just as amazing and strong and the kids... WOW!

Now my mind was lost for an altogether different reason.
I knew that Steel was older. Hell, it was hard to miss the silverin
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is all kinds of delicious. I need to go find me an older alpha cause lord Steel is yummy.
I loved big papa and Winnie's story! Seamlessly written to perfection with a little of everything this story just ticked all my boxes. Everything just fit so perfectly and they slid into each others life's seamlessly. Such well grounded and fantastically developed characters. The balance was spot on. The plot was set up well and executed to fictional perfection. I loved hearing from old faces and t
Kathy West
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- Excellent - Highly Recommended
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - A good, solid read
3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - An okay read
2 ⭐️⭐️ - Meh
1 ⭐️ - Not my cup of tea
Mar 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gross-age-diff
She is 32yrs old and he is 54yrs old

The H's SON is OLDER than the h!!

The reason why I don't like big age gaps is because it ruins the 'happily ever after' - all I picture is the heroine outliving the hero

In this case by the time the h is 50yrs old the H would be 72yrs old!

Also, a pet peeve of mine is heroines getting pregnant at 16 (not by the hero!) and then moan about how hard it is...well no one forced you to have sex! so you have to live with the consequences and stop moaning about it!

Simply Love Book Reviews
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: simply-love-didi

Here I go again, another book by Lani Lynn Vale that I absolutely LOVED!  I feel like I should let one of our other reviewers have a chance to

I’ve been waiting for sexy, sweet, silver fox, Big Papa for what seems like ever!  The wait was entirely worth it!!!  Big Papa has always been around, he’s like the favorite uncle, looking out for and taking care of everyone in his life.  He is a badass, a law enforcement officer, the president, of a motorcycle club, totally alpha, tender and caring, all w

This is the first time I have read this author’s Dixie Warden Rejects MC books and I have been missing out. I have read a couple of her other books from different series and genre and I should have known that I wouldn’t be disappointed.

I love a story with a strong alpha silver fox. Steel, I am going to refer to him as that because I have a hard time calling him Big Papa, as does the heroine Winnie. He is a character with a larger than life presence and he is genuinely a great guy. His is not onl
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book form beginning to end I was hooked on this book. I was so glad we got Big Papa's book he deserved his happy ending and I love that he got it and who he got it with. If I was being picky I would say I wish we had gotten more time to see what happened to the heroines ex, you know it's always nice to see their downfall and he deserved it more than anyone but I really I just loved this one. It was one of those books that you don't know what to read once your done because you it so ...more
This has all the earmarks of a story I should love. Motorcycle men are a literary secret crush, but I wasn't feeling it between the two although I loved Big Papa.

Yum, a grey fox and a beard.
Maybe later.
Stories in Review
Great addition. Loved it. Safety: There is talk of rape, not descriptive. 4 month separation. Exes were a pain, but didn't cause problems in their relationship. Great read. ...more
Omg ! Omg ! Omg! Loved loved this one !This is definitely one of my favorite reads so far in this MC series.Storm had me totally in love with him from the very first pages.This story had an amazing cast of characters from the main characters themselves to Winnie's children's.

I love stories like this a lot as they just make you warm and fuzzy inside.I have to say that my heart broke for Winnie from first meeting her and the struggles she was enduring on top of trying to recover from a spinal stro
I must confess that the biggest draw of this book was the author. When I singed up to review this for my blog, I didn’t read the blurb, I didn’t see the cover…I knew nothing about the book. I just knew that Lani Lynn Vale wrote it and therefore, I was 99.9999999% certain that I was going to enjoy it.

So, when I actually saw the cover, and then read the blurb, I was nervous. I started having doubts. I’m not a huge fan of books with great age differences. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t care a
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m surprised I liked it and giving it 4 stars

Why am I surprised?
20+ age difference
55(?) year old Hero
The usual down on her luck LLV heroine (at least she doesn’t have a super tortured past this time)
Heroine made the first move
And I am side-eyeing the fact that at the end of the book, heroine has 3 kids from 3 different men (sure, last one is from the Hero

But the book works for me, it was funny and romantic in the right places. Why can’t LLV consistently write like this? Coz I hated the other b
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Lani Lynn Vale’s writing, characters and fictional worlds are definitely a comfort for me. I easily get lost in her stories, and I can envision the places and people so readily. But of all of Vale’s many series, the Dixie Warden Rejects series has become one of my favorites of hers. I’ve been anxiously awaiting Big Papa’s story since she introduced this character, and his story was totally worth the wait. She brought the feels, the fire and the funny in Law & Beard, and it’s not only
Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
Lawd...Lani had me at "He was wearing a tight pair of Wrangler jeans that fit him like a glove.


Hellooo new neighbor with your Wrangler jeans and your belt that held a big black gun on your hip and next to that big black gun was a gold shield!!!! kill me now lol

Law And Beard is now my fav book by Lani Lynn Vale. lol I just fell in love with this Dixie Warden, ohhh yeahhh along with wearing those Wrangler jeans, big gun and gold shield, he is also President of the Dixie Wardens motorcycle c
My first time reading this author. I throughly enjoyed reading her however I did read it out of order but I don’t think she’ll mind. I really enjoyed the main characters. I love story about I love a silver fox!
Winnie thought she had a happy life with her husband and kids but when she got sick he left her and the kids. He has been a bit of a deadbeat, but Winnie is not a one to wallow in self pity and does the best she can. When her daughter begins to cause trouble and Big Papa has to intervene it pushes him closer to Winnie.

Big Papa has loved and lost and Winnie is quite a bit younger then him. He knows he wants Winnie but he is not willing to go there. However fate has a different plan and when the
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was ok, but take my three stars with a grain of salt. I think the reason I didn’t like it that much is because I don’t think this authors writing style is for me. Every book I read by her, just doesn’t sit right with me, it seems so bizarre.
Solid book up until the end where the author pulls a classic martyr heroine move, and the h has to sacrifice her happiness for everyone else. Sorry, but that’s overused and doesn’t make their inevitable reunion any better. Other than the ending the first 85% was solid. Was it the best by LLV? No, but better than some of the other stuff she’s been putting out lately.
Neringa Neringiukas
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read some books in this series, and they are good, but I missed on few before Law & Beard. But when I saw cover and then read the blurb, I knew I had to oneclick it and read it ASAP, without catching up. I'm not dissapointed. I really enjoyed this one. I got easily into the story from the beginning. It just flowed for me. I liked both Steel and Winnie. Theirs romance was beautiful and sexy. I felt theirs connection.
And being into this world again, I'm itchy to do catch up now.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I never thought someone could top or even equal Silas Mackenzie and his alpha Silver Fox demeanor, but Steel ‘Big Papa’ Cross gives Silas a run for his money…first, because Steel has such a badass biker name and second, because of the way he treats people, especially those he cares about and/or simply feels the need to help because that’s the type of man he is. Steel may think that he’s too old and too jaded for his beautiful neighbor, Winnie Holyfield, but he’s just the kind of guy she needs to ...more
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I freaking loved this book. I can't express how much i love this series <3 So when i received this ARC i was like, oh Yes... Big Papa is here!!! <3

Sean "Big Papa" Steel is the president of the Dixie Wardens Rejects and the chief of police and his life is freaking complicated enough with an ex wife and ex girlfriend and the club and the police force he doesn't have time for anything else in his life. But when he meets Winnie and her kids and eve
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, family and the best of heartaches…

As usual I dived right into the latest read by this author with no thought to time, day of week or the grown up stuff I was supposed to be doing! “Big Papa” was getting his story and I wasn’t waiting any longer….

“I didn’t want to feel like this about her.”

Nurturer, protector. These are words that fit both Steel and Winnie. Winnie’s kids were her everything and she was doing all she could to keep their broken family together - physically, emotionally, a
Misti  Long
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one. I had been wanting this story so long. I should have known I wouldn't be disappointed with this author.

First of all you take Steel Cross add to that Big Papa and you immediately are taken in. Then add to that Winnie and her badass self you know EVERYONE needs this effing book!!!!

Talk about a swoon worthy older man!!! But the part that me balling like a baby was at the end. Yep that's how I'm leaving it run along now and get th
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down, maybe my favorite I’ve read from LLV! And I’ve read them all.
4.5 stars! Loved it.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, alpha-male, mc
Steele and Winnie were a great team. Sure there was an age gap but that didn’t seem to make a difference and they both had exes that sucked big time.
Steel was a guy who took his job seriously and compassionately, when Winnie’s kid kept getting into trouble he took care of it and became apart of Winnie’s life when an attraction is felt, taking care of her children too. They tried to fight their feelings at first to no avail and things got steamy fast.
But life always has a bumpy ride and Steele a
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As always Mrs. Vale has written another on for the gold! In almost every book I’ve read my emotions go all over the place. Sometimes I want to throat punch, scream, cry, laugh,smile, and swoon. I mean how could you not with these men?

“ I’ve had my patience tested. I’m negative.”

Big Papa aka Steel. The chief of police, the president of Dixie Warden Rejects, Hot as sin older man with a heart of gold. This man has had an amazing life. He has his son, friends and family and that’s all he needs. Or s
Kim Gauger
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Another fantastic book by Lani Lynn Vale. Only my second time reading her books and both times I have been amazed by the story. She has this way to get you hooked on the characters, and fall in love with them. This one is no different and I loved it. Always a bit of suspense, love , heat and everything in between. Loved it
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Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for al ...more

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