Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday

I have found a new author to add to my favourites list... Chantal Fernando!! You need to try the Wind Dragons MC series people! It is NOT a dark read, it's an entertaining and amusing romance! You will love Faye and Dex!
Title: Dragon's Lair
Author: Chantal Fernando
Series: Wind Dragons MC #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 21st 2015
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The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

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.

It's nice to dive into a MC book that is not heavy with dark elements and angst. Dragon’s Lair was a fantastic story, featuring Faye, who finds herself in the middle of Wind Dragon’s MC because of one night with her childhood friend Dex. It was an exciting and thrilling read that I read in a day!

I loved Faye! She didn’t know what happened to Dex after he left his childhood home, and when they crossed paths again she was quite surprised to see that she was still attracted to him. When she realised the danger she may find herself in, she did what any normal girl would do … fled, to protect herself because she was scared of her future. When she was with Dex, I loved how she stood up to him when she needed to and didn’t allow her new circumstances change the person she was. She was fiery, inquisitive and not willing to back down from an argument.

Dex is not the same person that Faye new as a child. She has always had feelings for him – as I could see in the prologue – and since an early age he has wanted to protect her. Now, he is an intimating, broody man who still has a soft spot for her. He was a bit shady at times, and I could see that he was hiding things, but I figured it was part of being part of the Club … but it was way more than that and I loved each bombshell that was dropped!

Dex and Faye have great chemistry even if they try to deny it at times. They are both passionate people and I enjoyed seeing them grow and adapt to their new lives, and learning to deal with the situation they have found themselves in. There are a lot of hurdles for them to deal with and I liked how they approached them in a grown up way instead of throwing a tantrum and pulling away from one another.

I really enjoyed how this story unfolded and being the first book of Chantal’s that I have read, I am now a fan! The world that she has built is a little difficult and complex, and she introduced loyal and interesting characters that I am excited to see more of. My only complaint about this book is that I felt the ending was a bit rushed, as the loose threads were tied up towards the end. I would’ve preferred more detail on a lot of the aspects there. But regardless, I loved the book and I’m excited to read Arrow’s book next!  


Complimentary copy provided by Simon & Schuster Australia in exchange for an honest review.



“Get inside, Faye,” he says, turning around without looking back. My eyes dart from his car back to him. Rake isn’t even here yet with my car. Do I really have a choice? “Fuck,” I mutter under my breath, gritting my teeth. Then I follow the dragon into his lair.

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Chantal FernandoNew 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.

Represented by Kimberly Brower from the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency.




29 comments:

  1. A rushed ending and still got 5 stars? Must be really really good! And it's a cherry popper, no wonder you're coming back for seconds.

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  2. Great review, Naomi. This sound good and I'm glad it's not a dark read... which means, it's definitely going on my 'want to read' pile. Nice tease too. I like the way she compleied to his order.

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  3. Well, I'm not big on MC books, but it does sound interesting. Especially since it isn't all dark and angsty. Not that I don't like those elements or anything.

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  4. Great Review Naomi! I love MC romance, and sometimes it's nice to read one without the usual angst and darkness. I'm glad you've found a new author to love! It's always wonderful to discover a new to you author that writes stories you know that you'll enjoy!


    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  5. I'm not big on MC novels too, but I'm willing to give this one a try, it looks good and your review is enticing ^^

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  6. Ooh, an MC story without all the darker elements of an MC story? I'm intrigued. ;) I like the sound of Dragon's Lair. And I love it when a couple fights their obvious chemistry. I've not read anything from Fernando but I'll check her out if she's a new fav of yours. :)

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  7. I don't know what it is about broody male characters that also have a soft spot for the heroine. It just makes things more... interesting, I guess? I'm definitely adding this one to my shelf! Thanks for the review girl. :)

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  8. Angela ReadingCaveJune 17, 2015 at 3:03 AM

    This one looks really good- I am going to have to add it to my pile. Great teaser!

    My Teaser

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  9. Faye and Dex make an exciting couple, I can tell by that quote. I will absolutely read some MC-set novels this summer, so I'm making a note of this. I love a female character who stands up to the man - heck, yeah! :)

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  10. "Now, he is an intimating, broody man who still has a soft spot for her." I'm all about this!

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  11. Pfft! Where are the real dragons?!?! LIES!

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  12. I hear ya about the angst. I don't like the dread that I feel when I know something bad is going to happen, so a no-angst-romance is definitely a good thing. :)

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  13. Yup, I loved the whole book, and didn't want to leave!

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  14. I think you'd really like this type of bikie read!

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  15. You should try it Christy, it is focused more on the relationships of the couple and the friendship/family feel of the crew.

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  16. Oh, she is definitely a fav now! I am going to read Arrow's book very soon!

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  17. I hope you do REd, it really is a good read. I am excited to get more!

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  18. Hehe! Yes, these two really didn't want to get together, but were so perfect for one another! You would really like this one Brandee!

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  19. Thanks Keionda! This was a great read, and I loved Dex under that tough exterior!

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  20. Yes! And I hope you get to read it... you won't be disappointed!

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  21. This would be a great introduction to the MC world, not being as brutal as some of them are!

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  22. They were great together in the end!

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  23. Hehe! I loved it when she got past those walls!

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  24. Bwahahahaha!! Yes, you would be disappointed!

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  25. There are a few minor things, but nothing over the top, just enough to have you on the edge of your seat. Nothing like the MC book we both read ... Warlord.

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  26. My mind went right to dragon shifters :) But this does sound good. Going to add it to my wish list :)

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  27. Haha! Nope no shifters, just hot sexy bikers!

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