I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: I Like Big Dragons #1
Published by Self-published on August 17, 2016
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Keifer Vassago, The Prince of Dragons, has enough on his plate without adding a brunette with a bad attitude to the mix. Fate has a way of screwing all his plans, though, whether he wants them screwed or not. One second he’s fetching his brother from yet another situation that could possibly compromise the Vassago name, and the next that brunette is grabbing his assets.
Blythe isn’t after anyone’s assets, though. She’s a good girl. All she wants is to graduate from nursing school, get a job, and move out of her hell hole apartment. What she does not have time to deal with is a sexy bearded man that accuses her of grabbing his junk. She tries to forget about the encounter, but fate’s a cruel bitch.
One second she’s a normal college student barely living paycheck to paycheck, and the next she’s setting her panties on fire with powers from an ancient immortal dragon.
To add insult to injury, she’s hearing voices, and none of them are figments of her imagination.
Blythe’s life is turned upside down, and Keifer forces her to adapt even though she doesn’t want to. She likes her life just the way it is. Not to mention she wants nothing to do with that arrogant asshole. She doesn’t care that he rides a dragon. She also could care less about his stupid beard, and his sexy eyes.
Yeah, who was she kidding? She wasn’t convincing anybody.
With the title of I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie how could I resist? Unfortunately, although it had some cute and interesting characters and what could have been a great plot, I ended up feeling less than impressed. From the title I thought this was about dragon shifters and that was not the case. The good news is it’s about Dragon Riders, which is kind of cool. I just wish that the whole dragon riding thing had been explained more.
Blythe was a funny girl, with some inner musings that gave me a chuckle or two, but sometimes it felt as if the humor was being forced. Even though I forgive paranormal books a lot when it comes to insta-love and the whole mate thing, the circumstances of her pairing up with Keifer were all kinds of crazy. Her reactions to things were just too unbelievable for a full human because she seemed to take things way too well.
Keifer was an okay H, but he had a bit of an identity problem. I never could pin down what he was supposed to be, so he ended up a confusing mishmash of possibilities–a super rich CEO, a paranormal dragon rider Prince with huge responsibilities, and a biker all rolled into one big confusing ball.
The jumbled and gaping holes in the timeline impacted flow of the story rendering the clarity of what was happening to the point it was hard to follow. There is a good story here, it just needed to be fleshed out more. To me, it read like an outline of a plot with the details yet to be filled in explaining on how situations eventuated. When I finished, I wasn’t quite sure how to rate it. There were parts of the book I enjoyed making me want to like the book more than I actually did. Unfortunately, I was more disappointed than anything.
Spice’s Rating: 2 1/2 “What Could Have Been” Stars
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