Monday, February 8, 2016

Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando


(Wind Dragons MC, #3.5)
by Chantal Fernando

From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

Even by Wind Dragon Motorcycle Club standards, Irish was always a bit of a dark horse. Not one to confide his secrets, such as where he got that mysterious scar across his neck, he’s quick with his fists and even quicker to jump to the defense of his MC. But is he nimble enough to handle the woman he never saw coming? Or will she leave him with a matching scar across his heart?

Featuring scorching hot chemistry and plenty of sass, Dirty Ride is sure to rev your engine and get you immediately hooked!

I always know I am in for a treat when I read about the Wind Dragons, and this novella lived up to that standard! There were some things that I disliked about this novella, but I really enjoyed it as a whole. 

One of my main problems with this book was the pacing of the romance. I understand that because this was a novella, the romance was going to feel a little rushed. I went into the novella knowing that, but it was still a little hard for me to get over. It made it hard for me to really believe the romantic development. It was just so sudden! I think I would have enjoyed the romance more if the couple in this novella met and interacted in a previous book, and this novella was them finally becoming romantically involved. 

That being said, I think Chantal did a great job at creating chemistry between the two characters. Irish and Valentina had off the charts chemistry that made me want to fan myself off!

The plot of this novella was a little cliche, but it still kept me on my toes! The novella was action packed, and that aspect alone kept me glued to the pages. 

Irish was as dream worthy as I expected. His "alpha maleness" was a little overwhelming and ridiculous at times, but I enjoy a good alpha male from time to time so it didn't bug me too much. Valentina was great too. I thought her spunk and attitude added some great humor to the novella.

Overall, I enjoyed this novella, even though were some things I disliked. I think this is a great edition to the Wind Dragons series!

4 / 5 Fangs

*This novella was given to me in exchange for a honest review. *

Sweet novella!

Chantal Fernando MC's world is one of my favorites. 
This time, the story centers between "Irish" and Valentina. 

Ardan "Irish" is part of the Wind Dragons MC. He has never fallen for a woman until he meets Valentina. He loves the club and he will do anything to protect it but Valentina brings in him feelings he can't ignore. 

Valentina is escaping her abusing ex. She is not sure if it is smart to fall for a biker who screams danger but for some reason she also feels safe with him. She is in search of new beginnings, a new job and even though she wasn't looking for love, Ardan is making it easy to believe in happiness.

I know the novella was too short but I still enjoyed every second of it. The insta-love type of relationship in a novella is hard to avoid however, I found out in this instance, it didn't bother me at all.

Valentina was a good addition to the women of the MC and I hope to see more of her in books to come.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

(Wind Dragons MC Series, #1)
Re-Released: April 21, 2015

When Faye discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she does something incredibly stupid: she sleeps with his brother, Dexter Black. He’s the boy next door who grew up to be one sexy biker dude, pure alpha male to the core. A tattooed muscle-bound fantasy in the flesh, Dex is now vice president of the notorious Wind Dragons MC. And now Faye’s really screwed. . . . She’s a law student with a future. He’s a criminal with a past. She’s a good girl from a strict family. He’s a bad boy who breaks all the rules. But once Faye straddles the back of Dex’s bike—and experiences the thrill of the open road, the rush of pure adrenaline, and the roar of unbridled lust—there’s no turning back. This good girl and her hot-blooded biker are in for the ride of their lives. . .

*Note: this version is a revised and expanded edition of the indie version. It can be read as a stand alone.

(Wind Dragons MC Series, #2)
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Anna is a beautiful Ph.D. student whose older brother is a notorious badass in the Wind Dragons MC. Of course she loves Rake, who’s looked out for her since their troubled childhood. But he’s still protecting her—to the extreme. She can’t make a move without a Wind Dragons motorcycle escort. Potential boyfriends flee, for fear of her ass-kicking sibling. And Rake’s made it clear that his biker brothers are trouble of the worst kind, and strictly off-limits. But one of these tattooed bad boys has already pierced her heart: Arrow, the bearded, darkly brooding rider with the body of a Greek God and eyes that betray a wounded soul. He’s sent to whisk her off campus on his thundering steel stallion. And when Anna wraps her arms around his rock-hard torso, it’s too late for caution: she’ll ride as far as the road takes them—unless Rake stops Arrow in his flight. . . .

*Note: this can be read as a stand alone

(Wind Dragons MC Series, #3)
Release Date: August 11, 2015

Sweet, shy, and studious, Lana was the perfect student in high school—and the perfect target for a horny jock. After being seduced and humiliated, she swears she’ll never trust a man again. But when a friend draws her into the circle of the Wind Dragons MC, Lana’s steel-walled defenses are put to the test. The bikers are so sexy, so masculine and assured, they’re hard to resist—especially the gorgeous one called Tracker…
From the moment he meets Lana, Tracker feels the chemistry between them—and it’s highly explosive. A part of him wants to protect this angel on earth from the hell-on-wheels bikers’ world. But another part of him wants to take her in his arms, put her on his bike, and ride off into the sunset together. Lana wants the same thing—even though she knows it will set off a firestorm of trouble. She also knows that when a woman want something, she has to fight for it. And Tracker is definitely worth fighting for…

*Note: Can be read as a standalone.

Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.


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