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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 husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he’s no longer in love with her. He’s in love with her best friend. So he leaves, and doesn’t look back.
Her sixteen-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she’s barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat.
Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she’s having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks—such as putting on her own pants.
She’s at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life.
But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants.
The moment Steel Cross sees Winnie’s daughter steal some shoes for her younger brother, he knows he’s in trouble.
He’s a sucker for misunderstood teens. After all, he was once one himself.
He knows he can’t just walk away, and the moment he sees that troubled teen’s mother, he doesn’t just know it, he feels it. Down to the very bottom of his soul.
With his share of hard knocks, he knows that he shouldn’t step in and make his move on a fellow police officer’s ex. There’s a code, after all, yet he just can’t seem to help himself.
He’s done being the good guy. Sometimes he just wants to be bad.
And Winnie makes him realize that being bad is still kind of good. As long as you’re with the right person.
FIVE 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!
I feel like I’m always anxiously awaiting the next book from Lani Lynn Vale, but this book, I was jumping up and down, pacing, nail biting, needing it right this very second waiting. It’s Big Poppa, can you blame me?! Obviously I had some high expectations. Those high expectations were blown out of the water with Law and Beard! I loved every tiny little detail of this book. Every sentence, every word. All of it is perfection. No one writes such real, relatable characters or delivers a story quite like Lani.
Big Poppa is everything I’ve come to love about him through reading all the other books in this series, but times a thousand. Solid, caring, and still hot as hell there’s no way anyone couldn’t love him. The way he is not just with Winnie, but with her kids had me full of constant warm and fuzzies. Who can resist a bada*$ alpha that’s also an amazing father? I sure can’t. The relationship built between him and Winnie was so sweet, yet still real, something Lani writes to perfection.
Winnie is yet another character that I absolutely adored. Everything about her was down to earth and something I think anyone could relate to. From her struggles to the everyday stuff we all deal with she was real and I couldn’t help but cheer for her to get her man. Their story was so incredible I couldn’t put it down. I started it and literally carried around my kindle all morning reading it. I devoured every amazing page and just want to start reading it all over again now that I’ve finished.o