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Crossroads

Crossroads (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

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?

Chantal Fernando has become one of my favourite authors recently.  I will read anything she writes.  I have a particular fondness for the Wind Dragons MC series.  Take all the cool elements of Sons of Anarchy and mix in guys who love their women.  While they may be badasses, they are faithful and good men.

Ranger is new the MC. He switched after his former club went down in flames.  Ranger is struggling to find his place.  He doesn’t have the ties like his buddy Talon (another great book).  He is asked by resident badass Faye to investigate a missing persons case.  It turns out that Ranger knows the woman in question and he agrees.

Ranger meets the cop he has to work with, Johanna.  From the start there are enough sparks to burn down the house.  While they are investigating Elizabeth’s disappearance, the lines between law enforcement and criminal are blurred.  This leads to some delicious and seriously sexy scenes.  Ranger is like sex on a stick.  He’s super smart, hot and alpha male.  He plays havoc with Jo’s hormones and she can’t resist the temptation he offers.

What works so well is the emotional consequences of their relationship.  They have to deal with Elizabeth and her girlish crush on Ranger and also with the reality of a cop and biker dating.  Chantal Fernando has that magic touch.  She writes characters that you really care about.  You are giddy with excitement when they connect, are heartbroken when they experience problems and relieved when they get their happily ever after.

This is the final book in the series (I think) and if you haven’t read this series, you really need to!  Even if you aren’t into motorcycle clubs, the men and ladies of the Wind Dragons are more than just bikes and bad behaviour.  They have depth and love breathed into them by the author.  This book was the perfect ending to the best series!

Last Ride

Last Ride (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

The Wind Dragons MC couple who started it all is back! We met the stars of Chantal Fernando’s bestselling series in Dragon’s Lair, and now Sin and Faye are ready for more—and with these two, that means more passion, more action, and more of the best kind of trouble.

Sin, president of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, doesn’t mind that things have quieted down since he got married—with Faye at his side, he’ll never be bored. Plus, they’ve got their little girl Clover to keep them on their toes. But when new MC brother Talon needs help rooting out a traitor in his old club, Faye’s the first to volunteer. She’s more determined than ever to get involved and put her law degree to good use, but Sin soon finds himself riding to the rescue. Because he’ll kill anybody who touches a hair on Faye’s head—if she doesn’t get to them first. One way or another, tonight’s going to be someone’s last ride….

God, I LOVE this series!  The Wind Dragons have dominated my Kindle lately.  I have recently discovered this series and blew through every book.  Thankfully, Chantal Fernando has been releasing the books pretty quickly, which is much appreciated as the wait between books can be so long sometimes!

This book is not very long – more of a novella in length.  It goes back to the couple that started it all – Faye and Sin.  Their story was fantastic and I highly recommend reading it!

Faye is a bad ass bitch!  She has a wicked sense of humour and loves her family deeply.  Not only is she the wife to the President of a biker club, she is a lawyer and a mom of two little ones.  Faye has seen the dangerous side of the biker lifestyle first hand over the years and has sought to make herself physically stronger to protect what she loves.

The past couple of books in the series feature a mysterious plot of a traitor in the midst of a rival MC.  All the loose ends get tied up in this book.  It’s dangerous, humourous and engaging.  I literally read this book in a couple of hours because I couldn’t put it down!

I have a sad feeling that this is the last book in the series.  Almost all the Wind Dragons are settled down and each guy got a special moment with Faye at the end of the book.  My heart breaks at facing the end of these awesome guys, but I am also excited to see what she comes up with next!

Wolf’s Mate

Wolf’s Mate (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes the latest in her steamy Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series featuring biker bad boys and the strong women who love them.

Vinnie was once the youngest prospect at the infamous Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club but finally, he’s going to be initiated as a full-fledged member! But when Vinnie (now known as Wolf) puts on that WDMC leather for the first time, little does he know what he’s in for. The Wind Dragons have made enemies, and being a member means being on the front lines…

Chantal Fernando’s latest romance delivers everything MC fans could ask for—incredibly sexy men and the women strong enough to keep them, passionate love scenes, thrilling adventure, and even a laugh or two along the way! See why Publishers Weekly praises, “Fernando’s vivid characters burst on the page, demanding to be noticed.”

I am really and truly in love with this series!  I have read all the books and it even inspired me to rewatch Sons of Anarchy.  The Wind Dragons are the good guys of the MC world they inhabit. They treat their women well, distain drugs and keep order.  They are all sexy as hell and while they are nice to kids and puppies, there is that underlying sense of danger they exude.

Vinnie has been around since the first book.  He is now a fully patched in member of the club and has to fulfill a promise to Talon of the Wild Men MC club.  He is called upon to babysit Talon’s cousin who is wanted by the Mob for her father’s shady accounting practices.

What impressed me very much about this book was that it features an interracial couple.  In the world we live in, this really shouldn’t be something new or unique, but it deserves to be highlighted.  Shayla is Vietnamese and I applaud Chantal Fernando for including her culture in the story.

There are things that you can count on when you read a Chantal Fernando story:  hot and steamy, slightly naughty sex, strong characters, time spent with the characters from previous books and lots of drama.  This story definitely comes through.  Shayla is sassy and feisty, yet she has been dealt a bad hand lately.  Being claimed by Vinnie and the Wind Dragons is one of the best things that has happened to her.  While many elements of the Wind Dragons books are consistent (the clubhouse antics, the couples, the issues), I really enjoyed how Shayla’s arrival shook things up.

I am not going to give anything away, because there are lots of surprises in the story.  This is another hit for Chantal Fernando!

Wild Ride

Wild Ride (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. He’s the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but he’s also related to one of their members—who hates him. He could handle that, but he’s also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon can’t find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother who’s bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can’t take his eyes—or his hands—off her…

Tia’s always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but she’s also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isn’t worth risking her son’s happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?

I am IN LOVE with this series!  It has inspired me to re-watch Sons of Anarchy when I am not reading!

I basically begged the author to get approved for a copy of this book!  I LOVED it!  I was slightly disappointed that it was a novella because I wanted MORE!

This series follows the Wind Dragon MC and the ladies that tame the wild men.  This book features secondary characters who have been highlighted in previous books.  Tia is friends with the Wind Dragons, but she can’t help but lust over Talon, who happens to be President of the Wild Men MC – a rival.

Tia is a single mom and struggles with wanting Talon and staying single for her son.  This was so relatable, especially since Talon doesn’t exactly have a normal life.  What is different about this book from the others in the series is that Talon’s MC is dangerous.  Tia challenges Talon at one point about going to his club house and he won’t let her because it isn’t safe with his brothers.

Talon is hung up on Tia, but like her he has reservations.  He worries about being involved with a single mom.  He has his hands full with the club and when the dead body of a member shows up in the clubhouse it’s a wake up call to him.

I really liked seeing the difference between the MC’s.  It seems like something bad is going to happen with the Wild Men.  I am totally wishing here – but I am hoping that the Wild Men will shut down and Talon will become a member of the Wind Dragons.  Talon is also protecting his cousin Shayla and the next book will feature Vinnie from the Wind Dragons!  Can’t wait!

If you haven’t heard of this series, but you like a bad boy on a bike – you NEED to pick up this series!

Rake’s Redemption

Rake’s Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.

Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled…and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.

I was a huge Sons of Anarchy fan until the sixth season – things just got too real for me.  But I do love a good biker story and this one seemed interesting.

It was so interesting and great that I have now read almost all of the books in the series and have a series hard on for this author.  I actually even broke down and got a Kindle Unlimited account so that I could read her backlist at my leisure.

This series has larger than life characters that make you pay attention to them!  You can’t help but be sucked into their world and the nuances and rules that go along with being a biker’s old lady.

Rake is the dirtiest of the brothers.  In the other books, his whoring is very well documented.  He has never met a threesome he didn’t like and his lap is never empty.  He is the quintessential player, one that will never get serious about a women.  Until he runs into his ex girlfriend, Bailey.

There is no love like the first one.  You remember the long hours talking and kissing.  The world seems like it’s your oyster and anything is possible.  Adam (as he was known then) and Bailey were high school sweethearts, but that moniker doesn’t seem enough.  Passionate and fierce about each other, they were the couple that was for real.  Until a terrible break up and a long separation.

Rake is not happy to see Bailey again.  The feeling is mutual.  Bailey has grown up since they last met.  She is a teacher and has a young daughter to take care of.  A man whore like Rake doesn’t really fit into the life she has built, but that doesn’t really matter to Rake.

He flaunts his women in Bailey’s face, yet can’t stand the sight of her at his club, with his sister or god forbid, with a man.  Green is not an attractive colour for Rake.  He needs to get Bailey out of his system, but once she is threatened by a rival gang, he’s done playing games.  She is his.

If the alpha male is a big turn on for you, then this book and series are perfect!  Rake and his brothers are bad boys, but once they find their woman, they purr like kitty cats.  The sex scenes are off the charts and the author takes her time to create spine tingling chemistry.  I actually found myself wishing I could be a part of this world because it was so unique and attractively packaged – even with the illegal and brutal element.

I can’t wait to read about the other brothers of the Wind Dragon MC and the lovely women who will put them in their place!