Review: Dragon’s Lair by by Chantal Fernando

Dragon’s Lair
(Wind Dragons MC #1)
by Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: May 19, 2014
Genre: Romance
Rating:

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.

And I’m screwed.

 

 

My thoughts…

When I first stumbled across this book while hunting for a new read in my library’s overdrive stash, I was intrigued by the synopsis. I mean, a girl who throws caution to the wind after a bad break-up and hooks up with her boyfriend’s brother. A guy who just so happens to be the VP of a motorcycle club. However, within the prologue you learn real quick that these two are much more than just that. You see, Faye and Dex knew each other as kids. They were next door neighbors. Faye always had a crush on Dex but given he was 5 years older, he always treated her like an adorable little sister. He looked out for her, protected her, and was always there for her… in a platonic way. When Dex up and left home and joined the MC, they lost base with each other and Faye started dating his younger brother, whom she was also close with. Fast forward a handful of years and you have Faye walking in on her boyfriend having sex with someone else, Faye going out for drinks where she bumps into Dex, and her and Dex hooking up. Except down the road Faye finds out she pregnant and when Dex finds out her world is turned upside down from a law student to being an old lady at the MC.

Dragon’s Lair is an entertaining read. I LOVED the characters within the story. Yes, these are bad guys. Yes, they kill people. Yes, they run drugs (I think). However, I loved their personalities. No one is sure what to make about this prissy, prude law pregnant chick their VP brings in. She’s mouthy, doesn’t hold back, and doesn’t really act like most women do around the club members. Once they realize that she’s not out to trap Dex or cause any trouble, they welcome her with open arms and plenty of jokes. You could really feel the brotherhood and camaraderie with the guys, and the women, too. Since Faye spoke her mind and didn’t hold back, the guys were always shaking their heads at her and mumbling, “You’re so weird,” and I don’t know why but it had me cheesing like a loon every time. For being something that had some darker elements to it, the humor really balanced it out.

Now, I won’t say that Dragon’s Lair is original because it’s just like every other MC romance out there. Heck, it felt a lot like Sons of Anarchy. The author even brings up the show in the books, which didn’t help matters. There’s even a guy names Irish, who has an accent and has a scar on his face and across his neck. I don’t know if you’ve seen SoA but that’s a dead ringer for Chibs, a Scotsman with facial scars and an accent. I also didn’t really care for the fact that EVERY single guy in the club was drop dead gorgeous. I mean, I get that the author plans to pair all these men off but every guy doesn’t need to be Adonis personified. Faye was salivating at the mouth every four seconds and it was a little off-putting.

While the majority of the book was of Faye just spending her pregnancy while living in the club house, getting to learn what the MC was all about, I still found it entertaining. I think if the characters weren’t so lively and amusing I would have been bored with her just sitting around doing practically nothing. The author did do a good job with skipping forward in time a lot so as to not get bogged down with all the mundane stuff that Faye does during the day. While this story isn’t action packed, and is told in only Faye’s point of view, it was still an amusing read. I’m glad I stumbled across this book. It’s the perfect fix if you’re in the mood for something like SoA.

 

Favorite part…

“I walk out into the kitchen the next morning, rubbing my eyes. I stop in my tracks as I see a man standing over the stove. Naked. He has an extremely white ass and is frying something in the pan.”

 

 

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4 Thoughts on “Review: Dragon’s Lair by by Chantal Fernando

  1. I want this even with all of them being hotties lol!

  2. I had a phase where I loved SOA so I totally get the allure of this. My schtick with this trope is the portrayal of women, I’ve read a few series where they treat women like shit just like the show and that’s when I quit.

  3. I think I read one of the later ones in the series and liked it but it was very mainstream and didn’t have any MC grit to it. This one sounds pretty good so I’m thinking I need to go back and snag it now 😀

  4. I’ll have to add this to my reading list! #getsocial17

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