WILD RIDE (Wind Dragons MC # 4.5) by Chantal Fernando
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 11, 2016
Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. He’s the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but he’s also related to one of their members—who hates him. He could handle that, but he’s also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon can’t find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother who’s bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can’t take his eyes—or his hands—off her…
Tia’s always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but she’s also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isn’t worth risking her son’s happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?
REVIEW: WILD RIDE is a novella length story in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGONS MC series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragons motorcycle club. This is rival MC president Talon, and Tia’s story line. WILD RIDE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although I recommend reading the series in order for cohesion and backstory. Tia is Bailey’s (Rake’s Redemption) best friend, and Talon has played a secondary role throughout the series.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Talon and Tia) WILD RIDE is a story of forbidden romance between the Wild Men MC’s president Talon, and Tia-a dental assistant under the protection of the Wind Dragon MC. Tia has pined after Talon since their first meeting but Talon is not willing to risk the tepid truce between the Wind Dragon MC and the Wild Men he leads. When attraction and need pull our leading couple together, Talon knows he is going to face the wrath of Rake, a man almost as close as the brother’s in the Wild Men MC. But trouble is brewing for Talon when one of his men is killed, and the murderer may be someone on the inside. Hoping to uncover a possible mole, Talon calls in a marker from the Wind Dragons MC. Wind Dragon prospect Vinnie and Shayla’s story is next -Wolf’s Mate August 2016. Shayla is under the protection of Wild Men’s president Talon.
WILD RIDE is a fast paced, friends to lovers, quick building romance that looks inside the lives of the rival MC. Talon is a man determined to protect the woman that he loves and keeping her safe means keeping private his relationship with Tia. Because of the novella length of the story, I felt the character building was lacking, and I wanted more of Tia and Talon.
We are introduced to several members of the Wild Men MC; Rake and Bailey (Rake’s Redemption) play secondary and supporting roles, as well as a few cameo appearances by a number of the Wind Dragons MC.
The world building continues to focus on the dangerous and competitive world of the motorcycle clubs: the members, the illegal activities, violence and death, and the women they love. The premise is entertaining but lacks the intimate details and building relationship between our leading couple; the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is a quick build to a happily ever after for now-I am hoping for more of Tia and Talon in the upcoming stories.
WILD RIDE sets up the next book Wolf’s Mate wherein Talon calls in a marker in his quest to uncover a mole within his MC.
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Reviewed by Sandy