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.
Just like with any other Lani Lynn Vale book I have read lately I absolutely devoured I’m Only Here For The Beard. I love the men she writes, I love the females, I love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter because they almost always have me giggling or snorting because so many would be something that I would think or say.
I think though I loved this one a bit more because Sean shows us a vulnerability that we don’t always see with some of our favorite alpha men. When you read I’m Only Here For The Beard you will see what I mean and I won’t spoil it for you but I think Sean may very well have a permanent place in my heart. Naomi she from the start was dealt a bad hand, I totally understood her need to move and I also was impressed by how she didn’t let her situation bring her down like so many people it would have. She proves that she is not only stronger than she thinks but that there is nothing to be ashamed off.
The relationship between Sean and Naomi was one that you couldn’t help but hope worked. They both deserved the happiness they could find in each other. Now it must be said, more than once I wanted to slap Sean silly and the same with Naomi but it was because I wanted their happiness and not their stubbornness that both seem to share at times.
I’m Only Here For The Beard reminds us that sometimes life throws things our way that we have no control over, it is how you deal with those circumstances is what matters. Love is a beautiful thing and when you have two characters who deserve to find happiness like Sean and Naomi did you can’t help but cheer them on and hope that they will get their HEA in the end. I’m Only Here For The Beard is another must read by Lani Lynn Vale and one I highly recommend!