Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Release Blitz + Review + Excerpt: Counter to my Intelligence (Heroes of The Dixie Wardens #7) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Counter To My Intelligence
Series: The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #7
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Adult, Motorcycle Club Romance
Publish Date: January 6, 2016
Review Source: eARC
Sometimes the heart wants what it can’t have.

That’s the motto Silas Mackenzie, the president of The Dixie Wardens MC, has lived by since he was a young man.

Now he’s well on the way to middle age, has three grown children, and he’s lusting after a woman he should definitely stay away from.

Especially not one that his ex-girlfriend had given birth to, and happened to be only twenty seven years old.

Sawyer isn’t a young girl at heart, though.

She’s seen the inside of a jail cell for eight long years, and every one of them she spent paying for a crime she didn’t commit.

Silas Mackenzie knows as soon as he sees her that the girl has sacrificed enough.

And maybe…just maybe…so has Silas.

It’s time for Silas Mackenzie to get what he deserves, and put a little bit of happy back into Sawyer’s world, one rough, bearded kiss at a time.
OH MY SILAS!!! If I could give this book more stars, I would. I have been waiting SO long for Silas’ story. Boy, was it worth the wait!! I say this with every book that comes out in The Dixie Wardens series, but this was my absolute FAVORITE! I read it in one day. I couldn’t put it down. 

We all know Silas Mackenzie as the badass president of The Dixie Wardens MC but this book shows us a different side of Silas. He’s still badass but we actually get inside of his brain and find his flaws and his very big heart. Silas being in his fifties didn’t think he’d really ever settle down again until Sawyer shows up. 

Sawyer is just getting out of prison and feels ashamed to have to come back to her hometown. Everyone is talking about her and giving her looks. My heart broke for her. Silas takes her under his wing without it being obvious at first. This kind of behavior is a staple in every one of Lani’s books. I love the whole alpha drive these men have. 

Silas and Sawyer have a strong pull towards each other from the start. The only problem is that she’s a lot younger than he is and with her tragic past, Sawyer doesn’t think she deserves Silas. Can Silas make her see that she deserves to be happy?

Wow was this book amazing. I loved every second of this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Lani Lynn Vale has a way with words that makes me read from start to finish in one sitting. I cannot go on with my day knowing the book is just sitting there unfinished. 

I honestly never would have imagined Silas’ story to be so darn good. I loved the fact that we finally get to see who Silas really is. Sawyer totally pulled my heartstrings. I loved her to death!! Her family was fabulous as well. As always, the men of The Dixie Wardens were in it too. I love how Lani incorporates everyone into her books. I loved all the wives making their appearances as well. There honestly isn’t one bad thing that I can say about the book. Now I am impatiently waiting for Right To My Wrong to come out!! Is it February yet??

“I like your vest.”

“It’s called a cut,” he muttered laughingly.

“What’s a cut?” I asked.

The hail and rain got worse, hitting the roof and the side of the garage like tiny little battering rams.

“A leather vest,” he quipped.

I giggled against his chest, turning my face so it could rest against his neck.

He growled when I kissed his exposed throat, but otherwise didn’t move.

“Joking aside, it’s my club. The cut is me. The top rocker, which is the white banner at the top, is our club name,” he said.

I felt along his back as he spoke, feeling what he was saying as he explained what each one was.

“The bottom rocker is our club’s location. We’re in Benton. We have other chapters all over the south,” he explained. “On the front is my name, club title, and the city again.”

I knew he was explaining this to me to get my mind off the fact that the roof was shaking around us, literally.

“I can’t believe Dallas hasn’t at least come to check on me,” I muttered darkly.

He tangled my hands in my hair, and I looked up at him…or where I thought he was.

“Your brother is a shit head. And I don’t think he even realizes that he is. Because if he did, he wouldn’t be telling your parents anything about how you were. My guess is that he really is worried, but he doesn’t know how to handle that worry. So, he closes himself off, telling himself that by telling your mother how he thinks you’re doing, he’s helping. Which, in reality, he’s not,” Silas said. “Maybe it’s time you had a talk with him, let him know you don’t appreciate being treated as a child.”

I agreed, and I’d already planned on doing that.

“I was going to do that today, but then he had that huge freakin’ party,” I told him darkly. “And I had to park in the street.”

He lowered his mouth down to mine.

“Well, then it’s a good thing he’s preoccupied, because right about now I could really fuck you on top of his car and he’d never even know,” he said tightly, lifting my body off the bench and laying me down on the car’s hood.

I laughed. “You know,” I said as he stripped my shorts from me. “This is my brother’s pride and joy.”

“Well your brother’s pride and joy is about to become our fuck stand,” he growled, then he was on me.

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.


Lights To My Siren (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #1)
Halligan To My Axe (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #2)
Kevlar To My Vest (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #3)
Keys To My Cuff (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #4)
Life To My Flight (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #5)
Charge To My Line (The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #6)

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