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One Chance, Fancy

(Bear Bottom Guardians MC #5)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  2,685 ratings  ·  259 reviews
Benson Bayou Beauregard is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC, and the grandson of the Sergeant at Arms for the Dixie Wardens MC. He’s a mountain of a man and the warden of a prison, and there’s only one thing that can scare him—being told that he’s the father of a three-year-old little girl.

A three-year-old little girl that has no clue who he is. Hell, he onl
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published January 15th 2019 (first published December 27th 2018)
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved reading about a non neurotypical hero and the heroine that just gets him. There was something interesting about the Bear Bottom MC President right from the start of the series and it was great to get to know him better in his own book.

Though the story doesn’t touch much on the dynamics of the MC and his role as Pres, it showed us his heart and a little of his mind. Bayou’s definitely unique and interesting. Phoebe, or Fancy as Bayou called her, was an awesome heroine. She was open and w
So cute!

I really liked this one. Amazing chemistry between the two MCs and the plot was fun to read.
What can I say, I love a story with an MC who has a kid.

This author is usually really good at MCs. True, she wrote so many and not all of them were amazing, but the great writing style was there, no matter how much I liked (or didn't like) the book as a whole.

So yes, this one is definitely worth reading. It's a standalone, so no real need to read the whole series to understand, but it's fun to hav
Gi's Spot Reviews
4 / 3.75 'You're Not Broken. You're Perfect.' Stars

Oh my Lord, Lani Lynn Vale sure knows how to surprise us that's for sure! One Chance, Fancy was not what I was expecting, but still she made me fall in love with Bayou and Phoebe, just the same!

I have to say that for the very first time in a very long while I'm struggling and debating between these two close ratings, that's how much this book threw me off, lol.

Phoebe didn’t want me.
There was no doubt in my mind about that.
Nobody wanted the fuck
Kathy West
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Phoebe and Bayou’s story.

There was not a lot of action in this book but the story was so deep that I’m cool with it. ;)

Bayou has Asperger’s and he is open about it. He knows it is part of his life and he doesn’t really try to hide it.

Phoebe is one of the only people who ever accepted Bayou as he was with no questions.

This story has flashbacks and those flashbacks help build the back story.

I just fell in love with Bayou. His heart, his compassion (even when he didn’t realize
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bayou & Phoebes book,meeting Bayou when 15 at club party and standing up for him and talking to him the same happens again a year later but his dad,who is nasty makes bayou feel bad and he leaves for the army.
After years in the army and Phoebe becoming a nurse,his cousin is married to her sister they can't avoid each other,bayou is the warden at the prison which Phoebe gets a job as a nurse there,things start to finally get hot between them.
Until Shiloh ( Phoebes aunt & social worker) turns up w
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bayou and Phoebe's book.
My issue with this book is how did he manage to knock up his swanky baby mama if he can't stand the touch of another (has Aspergers),and why was he not gloved up!!
If not for this ,this would have been a five star read for sure.
Lu Bielefeld
3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads

The story was ok, but the author made a big deal about Brie and nothing came of it. Her behavior was bizarre and obsessive and out of nowhere she calmed down and accepted everything. And Brie's weird relationship with the hero's father, I found it too strange and wanted explanation.
A virgin heroine and an experienced hero, as always in the author's stories. Their relationship was sweet.
As always many loose ends.
Villain causing trouble and also withou
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Who falls in love with a person in just a few hours, and stays in love with him for years? I did."

I fell hard for Bayou after getting to know him better in Once Chance, Fancy. Even he will admit that he's socially awkward and hard to get close to. But, that was not the case for her. While others might talk about him like he wasn't even there, she saw him. Too bad she was only 14 years old and couldn't do anything about it.

I really enjoyed how the author showed me the first meeting betwe
Fancy/Phoebe - Benson/Bayou

Let's start off by saying that this is one of my favorite authors and so we have come to anticipate each and every release she puts out.We are really loving her current Bear Bottom Series and its characters and I have to say this couple made it to the top of my favorite paired characters.

We really enjoyed this stories plot as it was something new and different and usual from what we are used to reading so this was a nice refreshing change at seeing someone who lives wi
Benson Bayou Beauregard is the President of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC. Bayou knows he is different, he has learned in his life to get past what he sees as a disability and become a confident man. He doesn't generally like a lot of people but there is one woman who he cant forget, Phoebe. Bayou met Phoebe when she was fifteen and she treated him like he was normal, he has not forgotten her and when she pops up back in his life, he watches her from afar. That is until she applies for a job at t ...more
Cheryl Whitty
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This is such a great Series and todays review is about Hoax’s cousin Bayou and Pru’s sister Phoebe. This is starts in such a cute way. Phoebe age 15 meets Benson while hiding in the shadows. Phoebe hates the big club function and she is not used to meet anyone else there. Every time there is a club function Phoebe looks for Benson. When he joins the Army Phoebe keeps track of his life, never forgetting the Boy she felt she knew in the shadows.
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bayou is the best…

Well, all the Bear Bottom Guardians are best in their own ways, I know, but Bayou is my new (current) favourite! He’s had to overcome a lot and has achieved so much. Phoebe was an early champion of his so when they cross paths again years later it seemed that fate thought so too. Bayou was reluctant, to say the least, but Phoebe had heart and persistence on her side as she patiently waited for her chance to push for more…

This author’s stories are all about family and adversity,
Jenn Amy
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One Chance Fancy was a phenomenal read in the Bear Bottom Guardian MC Series. I loved Phoebe and Bayou. Lani Lynn Vale’s writing and characters are so unique and one of a kind. They are real characters with their quirks and flaws but this makes them real and relatable to me. I LOVE that she wrote a hero on the spectrum. Phoebe initially met Bayou at 15 and she never forgot him. She has loved him from afar all these years. Fast forward 10 years to present day and he is back in her life again. Bay ...more
Glad to read about characters from Freebirds series. H and h's encounter made me feel like there would be a lot of push each other away; fortunately, they got together pretty soon.

The only thing annoyed me was H's adopted sister….Not sure why creat such unnecessary role.

I'd like to read Piper' s story.
Happily Mary After
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kodie Mackay
This makes my heart happy

I was dying for Beyou's story after the sneak peaks of him in My Bad. We had small teasers with a little insight into his personality and what was going on with him which only fed my curiosity more.
This definitely surpassed any expectations.
Benson aka Beyou melted me. His story touches a special place in my heart because I have family members with Aspergers who really struggled before and after diagnosis. The mistake ignorant people make is thinking that because they a
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First I have to say that which each book I read in this series I fall deeper and deeper in love with these guys. They are rough and tough and no holds bar but they have a heart underneath all that. Lani has crafted this world where I feel at home. I feel like they are my family and every time something happens to them I get anxious wondering what is going to happen next. So One Chance, Fancy had me swooning for Bayou and wanting him to finally get his HEA after everything he has suffered through ...more

This was by far the best book in the Bear Bottom Guardians MC series! I was completely transfixed with the story, and couldn't put it down!

Bayou was my favorite part of this book, hands down. The ways he had overcome his diagnosis and i
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Gah!! Lani Lynn Vale and her books have become an addiction that I can not sate. I loved Bayou from My Bad and could not wait for his story. I hoped that his heroine was Phoebe because of her obvious draw towards him but I could not have been happier to see their connection in this book. This story was sexy, emotional and just so real. I loved every word!

I absolutely love the Bear Bottom MC series. Each story is gritty, emotional yet so swoony. Bayou and Phoebe were just so darn delicious. He wa
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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One Chance, Fancy had a very well-written characters I fell in love with almost immediately.
Only black spot on my enjoyment of it was the scene (view spoiler) at the end.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
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I have wanted Benson aka Bayou’s book since we were first introduced to him. We get his and Phoebe’s aka Fancy, book in One Chance, Fancy. I couldn’t put it down. From the beginning up until the very end I loved their relationship. I laughed, I swooned, my heart melted and I still want to shove Brielle off a cliff (if you have read this series then you know who she is), but most of all I fell in love with all tha
Shan ~A~
I loved every minute. I laughed so hard at times and wanted to bitch slap a particular person at others. It was funny and sexy and heartwarming.

I loved how she dealt with the mental disorder (not sure if that's the right descriptor) that Bayou has and how he was able to find ways to cope. And I love the fact that he felt "normal" due to Phoebe.

And can I just say that the proposal was everything, and so was that epilogue.
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

I am just loving this series. Each book is better than the last. The author brings us some unique heroes and the women who fall for them.

Bayou has his own issues and demons to live with. He has come to peace with himself but still doesn't want to put himself out there for the girl who has always had his heart. Fancy and Bayou go way back. When Fancy/Pheobe takes a chance on him, the sparks fly. They have some things to sort out and then a child comes into the mix and things get even mo
Terri Handschumacher
Bayou and Phoebe are my favorite couple of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC. Their story was one that I just couldn't get enough of. I loved how they meet, and how it didn't matter that they didn't see each other for years, that Bayou still thought about her. Phoebe was the same way when it came to Bayou. The way that they were together showed that they had the perfect chemistry. And no just because they were written by the author to be together doesn't mean they the chemistry will be there. At leas ...more
Petra Gleason
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I fell hard for Benson Bayou Beauregard Bayou. He was not at all the man I expected based on previous encounters with him. I knew he had a milder form of Asperger syndrome based on Hoax's book. I would have never guessed that based on how he was portrayed in the beginning of the series, seeing as he is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC. But I have a lot of respect for him after this book. He was super smart and overcame a lot of insecurities to become th ...more
Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession
I loved this book! More than loved it. Seriously Benson is my favorite so far and I've read almost every single LLV book published. :)

We've seen bits and pieces of Bayou in other stories but this is his book. Well his and Phoebe's book I suppose. Bayou and Phoebe meet when they are younger. Bayou, known then as Benson, is the weird kid, on the spectrum but you know that he sees everything that happens around him. Always.

Phoebe has been in love with Bayou since they met as teenagers. Every guy
Brandy Roberts
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another amazing story by Lani Lynn Vale love everything she has written the story always draws me in . One chance , fancy is book five in the Bear Bottom Guardians and can be read as a standalone but I'd recommend that you start from the very fist book and work your way through them along with other stories by the author .I liked how the book gradually builds the emotions the characters go through really draws you into what's going on with the characters and future couples they may be mentioned ...more
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