Review: Crossroads by Chantal Fernando

Crossroads
(Wind Dragons MC #6)
by Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: March 14, 2017
Genre: Romance
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Ranger is at a crossroads: he has a chance to leave the motorcycle club and do something else with his life—but he keeps getting dragged back. When the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club asks for his help, Ranger agrees, not only because it is hard to say no to them, but also because he has a vested interest.

A woman is missing.

And Ranger knows her.

The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous.

But the two of them soon realize that they’re in way over their heads, and now they have to trust each other in order to save her. With the WDMC and the police force at their back, it should be no problem, right?

 

 

Crossroads was unlike the previous books in the series. Whereas the previous books all dealt with women who meet/fall in love with a member from Wild Dragons and have to learn to navigate the MC’s world, Crossroads felt really detached from it all. When Faye asks for Ranger’s help locating a missing woman, his first response is no. However, when he sees who the missing person is, a girl he used to know many years ago, he decides to team up with the local feds to help find her. So, the majority of the book is set off site away from the MC. In fact, there’s really very little time spend with the original gang in this book.

Ranger’s character wasn’t someone I knew too much about in the previous books. He was introduced a little bit, but he never really spent time in the spotlight. Which, based off of his character and the vibe he gives off, Ranger is a bit of a loner. He doesn’t seem to really make any bonds or ties to people. He’s part of the MC but it doesn’t seem like that’s his life. So, he was a very interesting character when it came to what you think of when it comes to a MC romance.

When Jo’s cousin goes missing, she does everything she can in order to find her. Including, team up with a biker. While hanging out with Ranger goes against everything she’s known, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Pretty soon they develop this bond that can’t be broken. That is, until Jo realizes that her cousin and Ranger go way back. That’s when things get a little rocky. Watching Jo struggle between her feelings for Ranger, her career, and her family was probably one of the biggest story arcs of this book. She’s a very strong character but we struggled with a lot of things in this story.

Obviously a good portion of the book is of Jo and Ranger looking for Elizabeth. Then the rest is of them trying to figure out their relationship. Obviously her precinct is not okay with her being with a member of the Wind Dragons, and the MC is a little weary of having a cop around. Let’s just say that a lot goes down in this book. With that being said, I just didn’t feel as drawn to Ranger and Jo as I have to the previous characters. I’m not quite sure why, but they just never fully grasped my attention. Ranger was a great guy and was pretty awesome in the guy department, so I don’t know why I never fell in love with this book.

Crossroads definitely lived up to it’s name. Not only does it feel like this series is at a crossroads, but the character come to a crossroad in their life as well. While Ranger is part of a MC, this never really felt like a MC romance. Probably because I lot of it was off-site as Ranger and Jo search for Elizabeth. It was still an enjoyable read, it just felt really different from the previous books in the series.

 

 

Previous reviews from the Wind Dragons series
Dragon’s Lair
Arrow’s Hell
Tracker’s End
Wolf’s Mate

 

 

 

 

4 Thoughts on “Review: Crossroads by Chantal Fernando

  1. Hmm. I’m sorry you never really connected to Ranger or Jo, Kristin. That makes it hard to enjoy a story. And it seems very odd that a member of an MC would be more of a loner…I’m a fan of the camaraderie between the members in MC stories. I like the brotherhood element. I suppose the title is very apropos though. It’ll be interesting to see where Fernando goes next with this series.

  2. I’m sorry you weren’t able to connect with these characters the way you were the ones in previous books. That can make for a very disjointed read. I hope the next one (if there is one,) is more up your alley. This book actually sounds really good and right up mine.

    Great review.

  3. Sorry to hear you didn’t love this one. It happens, we aren’t always going to love the books we read.

  4. I have had a fun time with this series and looking forward to picking it up but it definitely sounds very different from the previous books.

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