Thursday, June 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando

Title: Dragon's Lair
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: May 19th 2014

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 MC. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. 

He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.

4.5 Star Review by Jennifer Hagen

This was a fantastic book that hit all the right notes with me – it was quick, laced with humor, had a few moments of angst and also sadness, but ends happily. The female character is hilarious and her man doesn’t know what is going to come out of her mouth next.  She is feisty and nobody is going to push her around, not even the big biker dudes at the clubhouse.  They even stage a pseudo-intervention to let her know that she is invading their privacy…all because she cleaned their rooms!  Okay, she may have picked the locks in order to do so, but they should be happy she likes to clean!  How did Faye end up at the clubhouse?  It’s all because something wild happened one night.

Faye is 20 years old and has 2 years of college remaining.  She and Eric have been together for years and have visions of their future lined with marriage and opening a law firm together.  All that changes the day that Faye finds Eric in bed with another woman.  This sets in motion events that will forever change their lives and will have Faye living at the clubhouse.

What does a girl do when she finds her boyfriend cheating on her? Well, after she’s cried herself sick for two days, she forces herself to get out of bed...Then she gets dressed up, paying special attention to her appearance, and goes out.  This is exactly what I did.

Faye is looking good that night.  She catches the eye of Dex, a VP in a motorcycle club and also the older brother to Eric.  Her one night stand catches up with her 5 months later when Dex appears at her door of the hotel she is staying at since her seeking-approval-with-society parents kicked her out.  Faye has been cut off from her parents and will need to find a place to live, a job to pay the bills and still try to continue her education.  Dex’s offer of living with him at the clubhouse is a better alternative.  Not that she had any choice in the matter – Dex had decided for her that she was going to stay with him. 

Dex is sex on a stick.  He has had his fair share of women and the women at the clubhouse definitely want some more time with him.  Faye doesn’t know if there’s a label to her and Dex.  Should she be jealous women are coming on to Dex right in front of her eyes?  Dex makes it pretty clear where she stands in his life and clears up any misunderstandings Faye may have about their situation.

“I don’t want anything from you Faye... Now I’m going to go f*ck someone, while you stay here and think about what a bitch you are.”

Dex is a standoffish when it comes to his true feelings for Faye.  There’s a little more than just lust happening between them and the sooner they both give in to it, the better off everybody will be.  Dex is undergoing a little “remodeling” at his home so until it’s ready for him to move back in, he and Faye live at the clubhouse.  You cannot have a motorcycle club book without having a rival motorcycle club beating down your door and this book is no exception.  The suspense during this event was stomach clenching, but in the end brings out the sweetest words Dex could ever say when they seek comfort in each other’s arms in the dark of night when the mask can come off.

“I love you too,” he whispers to me. “I wanted to say it to you face to face.”

I loved the humor that we were able to see inside the walls of the clubhouse.  MC books tend to have violence, but the reader was kept in the dark as to what happened on those runs, and the story didn’t lose any points because of that.  I enjoyed the interaction and banter between the members.  I gave this book 4.5 stars since it included everything I look for in a book and was just what I needed at the right time in my reading list.  There are very few books that pack everything into it and still have me smiling at the end.  I honestly can’t say a bad thing about this book except I want more Dex and Faye.  There will be more books in this series based on secondary characters and I’m hopeful that we will still be seeing Dex and Faye at the clubhouse. 


Chantal Fernando is 26, a mother of three beautiful little boys and lives in Western Australia. Chase is her debut novel, followed by Kade, Ryder, James and Maybe This Time. She is currently working on a few other projects.

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