After reading the blurb for Dragon's Lair, I was really excited to give this one a go! This is my first book by this author, but I've heard really good things about her work, and the synopsis really had me intrigued. I've read a few MC books, but not many and have liked them all so far, and by the time I got around to my ARC, the book had already been released and had great reviews, so I had really high hopes that I would enjoy this book.
When we first meet Faye, she's checking into a grungy hotel room, with little more than the clothes on her back. Staring at an uncertain future, she's trying to run from her troubles. Without much luck. What has her running away? Halfway through getting her law degree, dealing with a judgmental family, but with her future looking bright, she finds her longtime boyfriend cheating on her and everything goes downhill for her from there. Or so it seems.
But the life she's trying so hard to avoid quickly catches up to her, in the form of Dexter, or Dex, Black. her ex-boyfriend's brother. The man she had one wild night with after walking in on said ex-boyfriend cheating on her. Dex sweeps in and ushers her back to his club, determined to make things better for her. But life surrounded by bikers is quite the adjustment for Faye, and rightfully so. Dex is the vice president of a lock motorcycle club, the Wind Dragons. He's the "ultimate bad boy," tough, dangerous, but also loyal and fiercely protective.
Despite Faye trying to run away from her problems in the beginning, Faye was still a pretty strong character. She definitely didn't put up with her boyfriend's betrayal. She knows what she wants, what she deserves, and sticks to her guns. Although there are times when her actions and comments scream immaturity. But she does come into her own in her new world, and takes advantage of the freedom to be herself.
I did have a few issues with the book early on. The writing, at times, especially in the beginning, was rather choppy. Also, there was quite a bit of telling, rather than showing, which really makes it hard for me to get into a story. And, honestly, their first sex scene was rather disappointing. The blurb was what caught my attention initially, but the big revenge, the big mistake she makes WAS this scene, and it left me wanting much more. Then she's left wondering if she's just imagined a connection, and my thought was yes, you definitely did imagine it-- what connection?! I have to admit, after that point, I wasn't sure if I would end up enjoying this book after all, but I'm glad I stuck with it.
There turned out to be plenty of drama, and a bit of action. Dragon's Lair was a quick, entertaining read, that I finished in one day. I definitely wouldn't mind reading about some of the other MC members, and I'm looking forward to finding out if Chantal will expand on their stories. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
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Chantal Fernando is 26, a mother of three beautiful little boys and lives in Western Australia.
Chase is her debut novel, followed by Kade, Ryder, James and Maybe This Time.
She is currently working on a few other projects.
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