Beard Up 


Ghost [gohst] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace.

That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision. He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn’t much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits…except one thing. Her.
She is the reason he’s done what he’s done, and his life has become what it has become.

He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him.

The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn’t see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren’t nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future.

They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It’s a good thing for that, too, because he’ll need that element of surprise to protect her. Hopefully when the dust settles, he’ll be able to resurrect more than just himself.

My Review:

5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heartbreaking. Heart wrenching. Dark. Wonderful. Captivating. Ghost is defiantly a 5 star read.

Ghost [ghost] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace

This definition describes Ghost perfectly.

He supposed to be dead. He was so badly injured he had a closed casket. But he wanders among others, staying in the shadows.

Because he’s alive.

We all know from the last five books that Ghost is someone from a past book. We have been getting bits and pieces of him over time and now we finally find out who he is.

Ghost was dead. Clinically dead but he somehow survived with luck and amazing medical treatment. But because of his injuries, he does not look like himself anymore. He looks like a different person all together. This helps him stay hidden.

Ghost keeps to himself and he does this for many reasons.

To keep his past hidden.

To keep his family safe.

Even though his family thinks he is dead, he’s always been there. He’s been to every school play, every event, everything. But he always stays in the shadows, like a Ghost.

But when something happens and his family could be in danger, Ghost comes out of the shadows.

Mrs. Ghost (you didn’t really think I would tell you his wife’s name, did you?) has never moved on. Ghost was her one true love and she hasn’t been with anyone since. They meet when she was sixteen and never looked back.

But her whole life changes when a new neighbor tries to get close to her. She had no idea that agreeing to a dinner with this neighbor would set off a chain of events that would change her life all over again.

When Mrs. Ghost find out that Ghost is still alive….HOLY COW!!!!

That is probably one of the most powerful moments in the entire book. Probably one of the most powerful moments in the entire series.

What would you do to keep your family safe?

What would you do to right the wrongs from the pasts, even if they are not your wrongs?

What happens when you can’t fight the pull anymore?

What happens when you can’t stay away any longer?

You’ll have to read to find out……and when you do…..OHHHH MAN!!!!

When you find out who Ghost is, you are going to say “HOLY CRAP!”

When you find out why he stayed hidden for so long, you are going to be shocked! Like totally, completely shocked.

This book was absolutely amazing. Sebastian has always been my favorite but now I’m pretty sure Ghost has taken that number one spot.

I was crying by chapter two. Actually, I probably cried like every two to three chapters.

I loved how characters from the past made their way into this book. I love how all of Lani’s books tie together and you never know who is going to make an appearance.

Lani never lets me down with her books. She always out does herself and keeps me wanting more. Luckily, she always has more just around the corner to give us.

This story truly touched my heart. It is about true love and doing that needs to be done to protect your family. One underlying theme in all of Lani’s books is family. She shows that family is the most important thing in life. Whether it be blood family or a family that has bonded over the years, you stick together and help each other through the good times and the bad.


Now I can’t wait for Tobias and Audrey’s book….Excited for their story!

Buy Now:

Buy Beard Up Now

Other Dixie Warden Rejects Books:

Buy Beard Mode (Link to my blog)

Buy Fear the Beard (Link to my blog)

Buy Son of a Beard

Buy I’m Only Here for the Beard (Link to my blog)

Buy The Beard Made Me Do It

Pre-order For the Love of Beard

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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.

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