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 only finds out about the little cherub when a woman from child protective services comes by and rocks his world before leaving the girl in his shocked arms. Every single thing he thinks he knows goes up in a cloud of smoke. To make matters worse, the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them. But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge. He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it.
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 that was Bayou.
I was impressed by how well Ms. Vale wrote about Bayou’s Asperger’s and didn’t make it a weakness for him, but something he overcomes to be the man he is. Too many people could have done it wrong but she did it right. His character is not only endearing, sweet, gruff, but also he shows that someone with Asperger’s can do anything when they put their mind to it. Phoebe, I loved how she never once treated Bayou differently, she noticed what made him different and continued to roll with the punches as if it didn’t matter, and for her it didn’t. Watching these two come together was a beautiful thing.
One Chance, Fancy has now become my favorite book in this series. I love being able to just allow the real world to melt away and be completely invested in a book and this was something I was easily able to do with One Chance, Fancy. If you haven’t read this series or the others by Lani Lynn Vale I beg you to do so, I think you will love them as much as I have.
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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