Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review: Dragon's Lair ( Wind Dragons MC #1 ) by Chantal Fernando

Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando

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 MC. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. 

He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.




4 Hilarious MC lite stars

I think people should treat this as some sort of comedy read instead of a biker read. Don't expect raw, gritty, violence and alpha asshole. What we have here is a funny, humorous, a sassy pregnant heroine and a sweet hero. Plot wise is 3 stars, no big drama or intense climax, but the funny lines really do make up for it. 

The story started with Faye, a law student, faced with an unplanned pregnancy after an one night stand with Dex, her long-time-no-see friend who is the VP of Wind Dragon MC. Dex aka Sin also happened to be her cheating ex-boyfriend's brother, but I don't felt the weird tension of breaking the bro code because they were not exactly chummy.

By the moment Faye knew that her life is going upside down due to the baby, I admire her tenacity. She wants to keep the baby, even though she never expect Dex to be responsible. But of course, after Dex found out about it, he was all in and insist of taking care of her in a 'friendly' way. I like him instantly then. He can't be much of an asshole if he wants to do the right thing.

Faye first impression of the MC and the clubhouse was not good. She kind of freaked out and I was thinking not another civilian chick who can't accept the MC life again. But she surprised me by how easily she settled into their life and taking everything in stride. She even strike up great friendships with the brothers and the women. I know is not realistic for her to be so accepting, but it felt nice to read how happy she is settling down instead of being paranoid and giving shit to Dex.

"VP is impressive by the way."
"Glad you approve."

Dex aka Sin might just be the nicest biker hero I've read about. After his initially rage and watching him Hulk smash stuff when he was pissed, he was actually a really sweet guy. But with his VP status, I actually don't felt the leader vibe in him. Maybe this is because the whole book is from Faye's POV and we never got to see Dex other side when he is working with his brothers. We only got to see him being sweet and protective to Faye.

"I haven't fucked in a while, so don't remind me."
"I think your a while and my a while are a little different."

The romance was neither insta or long drawn. Initially they were together due to the baby and not sure how to proceed to a real relationship, but they just naturally ease into it when Faye started to accept Dex for who he is. They had a lot of funny banter and seriously hilarious. I thought the sex scenes could have been better, though. It was a bit too tame for my taste and for a hot biker.

"Did you just poke me?"
"Yes, what's it to you?"
"How would you like it if I poke you?"
"You already did, you asshole! That's how I got pregnant!"

"I don't care who offers you hospitality with their women, you say no. There is no what happens on the road stays on the road with us."
"Have you been watching Sons of Anarchy again?"

There were some violence with the MC going on in the background, but Faye is not really in the midst of it. So we don't get to experience the intensity of the climax from Dex's POV when the shit went down. Nevertheless, Faye kept us engage with her side of the story and this ended up a HEA with the arrival of their princess. Overall, a short and fun MC read for me. I enjoyed the humor very much and looking forward to the next one.

Rating 4/5