Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blog Hop: The JOY of ROMANCE: With The XOXperts

Welcome to my stop on the XOXPerts JOY OF SUMMER Blog Hop. The XOXperts are all about romance and I like my romance with a bit of edge. Dark, dangerous, mysterious. Bad boys with a heart of gold. Those are the men of fiction that capture my heart and take my breath away. So, today I'm celebrating Summer's end with the boys of the Wind Dragon's MC by Chantal Fernando. I'll give you a brief overview of my thoughts on the series thus far.

Chantal Fernando has created a wonderful world of mischief and mayhem among some of the hottest, sexiest, dirty-mouthed bikers and the women they just can't resist.
What I love about this series- aside from the hot alphas and kickass women- is that each story can be read as a standalone or in any order without spoiling major events in a previous book.
Storylines do overlap but important details are left for you to discover as you meet each member of the MC up close and personal.
And while each book stands on its own, her series are all interwined. Venues, partnerships and family connections, have characters from other series making fun and entertaining appearances, adding depth, dimension, and a realness to everyday tasks and situations.

One thing that runs true throughout- the Wind Dragon's MC is a brotherhood and they'll do anything to protect the club and those they love...


Now, on to the reviews... ~Shell

(Book One)
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.

Having read Arrow's Hell first, I got a glimpse of the fun-loving, vibrant Faye. She brought comic relief and "old lady" wisdom, and I loved her right away. So I immediately jumped into Dragon's Lair to see what really made her tick.

Wow. What a tale.

The Faye in DL is not quite the strong, fearless badass I met in AH. She was smart, sassy, and confident but she had to endure a lot of heartache, pain, and shame to become the woman everyone fears and admires. The woman-child that made the Wind Dragon's MC VP want to be a better man, a better leader, and then some.

This is the story of the one that almost got away. A second chance romance with a twist. For Dex aka Sin, it's a story of redemption. And unimaginable possibilities.

Dragon's Lair brings on the feels with the undeniable chemistry between Dex and Faye. This is definitely a lighter read for an MC book, the humor flows freely. Like I said, Faye is a sassy one, and she builds a great camaraderie with the boys of the club, while stirring up trouble and throwing their world off its axis. But DL has its drama and the underlying violent nature of the MC world threatens to destroy both our happy couple and the Wind Dragon's MC.

Grab your helmet and hold on tight. It's going to be a bumpy, sexy ride.



(Wind Dragon's MC #2)


Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be. I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits. No one tells me anything. Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me. And worst of all: The members of the MC are off-limits. When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again. When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me. And that my brother doesn’t kill him.

This might be my favorite Chantal Fernando book yet. I am so enjoying the Wind Dragon's MC, and I always love how each of Chantal's series ties into the next. But I have to say, as much as I love her MMA boys, there is just something about these badboy bikers. And Arrow is no exception.

Rough around the edges, gruff, and way beyond blunt, Arrow minces no words and makes no excuses. He is who he is, accept him or get out of the way.

I didn't know if this man would grow on me, but he did, in a big way. But I loved Anna from the beginning. Another smart, sassy, yet vulnerable female. Able to stand on her own two feet and demand what she deserves. She's the kind of heroine we need to see more of, but you can be guaranteed you'll find her in a Fernando romance. No pushovers here.

I can't really say more without spoiling but Arrow's Hell shocked and surprised me. And absolutely thrilled me.


(Wind Dragon's MC #3)


Tracker is everything I’ve ever wanted. I see him. I’ve watched time change him. I’ve been patient, but he still hasn’t noticed me. Not the way I want him to. The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand. When you want something, you have to take it. You have to fight for it. And Tracker is more than worth fighting for.

Awwww, Tracker. He's my favorite of the Wind Dragon's this far. I loved him in the two previous books and was so excited get his book in my hands. He's the ultimate badboy. The one that can't be tamed. Despite his unavailability. Despite his dirty mouth and inappropriate flirting, his disrespect of "club women", his ongoing disaster of a relationship with the bitch of the club, Aly. His inability to see what's right in front of him. Despite all this...Tracker is the one, like sweet Lana, I would fall for.

And Lana... she is a gem. She's adorable, kind, sweet. Loyal to a fault.  Anna's best friend and confidant. She has a HUGE crush on Tracker. She also has a huge secret.

Their world's couldn't be more apart and yet...

Chantal does amp up the drama in this installment. The WD's are no strangers to betrayal and revenge but none of them sees what's coming. It threatens to ruin them all.

And the club will never be the same.

I'll be honest, this isn't my favorite of the series. Arrow's Hell is still tops. But what Tracker and Lana have, it's sweet. It's classic wrong side of the tracks. And it's hot. Hello!!!!! It IS Tracker we're talking about here!

If you've already fallen for Tracker, you're sure to love him even more. If you haven't, you'll get the insider's view to this misunderstood charmer. I'm sure he'll have you wrapped around his finger in no time. Lana was endearing and somewhat surprising. Not so easily swayed and extremely determined, she makes her own way. As Anna's BFF and Tracker's love interest, she brings a different and welcome flavor to the club. After all, she's TRACKER'S END. 

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.
Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

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  1. Awesome post I am looking forward to reading these :)

    1. Fantastic! I hope you love them too. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck on the giveaway.