Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

February 7, 2016 Book Review 0 ★★★½

Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernandothree-half-stars
Dirty Ride (Wind Dragons MC, #3.5) by Chantal Fernando
Series: Wind Dragons MC #3.5
Also in this series: Rake's Redemption
Published by Pocket Star on February 8th 2016
Genres: Biker / MC, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 80
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From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!
Even by Wind Dragon Motorcycle Club standards, Irish was always a bit of a dark horse. Not one to confide his secrets, such as where he got that mysterious scar across his neck, he’s quick with his fists and even quicker to jump to the defense of his MC. But is he nimble enough to handle the woman he never saw coming? Or will she leave him with a matching scar across his heart?
Featuring scorching hot chemistry and plenty of sass, Dirty Ride is sure to rev your engine and get you immediately hooked!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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By LilyDirty Ride turned out to be less dirty than I imagined it would be. The focus predominantly is on the heroine, Tina rather than the biker she met or his club, the Wind Dragons. There are moments when the Wind Dragons and their Old Ladies make an appearance within the story, providing a glimpse of club life. If you’re after a quick read with an MC / Biker element, this should fulfill the fix you are after.

Despondent and desperate to escape an abusive relationship, Valentina (Tina) attempts to put as many miles between her and Darren as possible. Dwelling on her situation, Tina questions how the love she had once felt for Darren had transformed to the indifference they now shared. Questioning with the benefit of hindsight, she is haunted by what was genuine during their time together. It’s not the first time Tina has attempted to leave Darren. Determined to make another attempt, she decides risking her life to leave him was better than the life she is currently living.

Arriving in a new town, Tina meets Arden, a good looking biker with an Irish accent while enjoying a quiet drink at the local bar. He sets off her alarms, with his confident mannerisms, fine looks and pick up lines. She has a tendency to attract trouble and Arden qualifies as the most troublesome man in the room. The chemistry bouncing between them is her signal to put some space between them. Unbeknownst to Tina, Arden’s gives her a smile showing he has the opposite in mind.

While I enjoyed the story, at times it became a corny ride rather than a dirty one when they got between the sheets. When Arden started with the ‘f#ck you’re beautiful’ talk, the cynic in me pleaded for him to not to go down this path. I understood he was taken with her but surely a couple of 30-year-olds wouldn’t be gushing over each other’s anatomy, heralding a narration of what he was seeing. Fortunately, he didn’t lapse into it frequently, leaving the majority of their sexy moments steamy.

It was the suspense that eventually drew me into the story. There was always the constant threat looming of Darren bringing her happiness to an end. When Tina drops an unexpected revelation, the suspense intensified as I waited for the proverbial to hit the fan. It did but not how I thought it would. I’m keen to read more of this series and readers will be pleased to know this doesn’t end on a cliffy and the drama is wound up quite well. Ironically a little too well…I wanted more and will be sure to pick up the next book in this series.

Lily’s Rating: 3.5 Stars

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