Wild Ride (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club) by Chantal Fernando
Published by Pocket Star on July 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, MC, Romance
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Internationally bestselling author Chantal Fernando brings fans another sexy motorcycle novella in the Wind Dragons MC series, as rival club president Talon has to decide what's more dangerous: facing down the WDMC, or losing his heart to a woman under their protection.
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?
I’ve been a big fan of the Wild Dragon MC Series since the beginning and I’ve always wanted to know more about Talon so I was super excited when I found out that Chantal was releasing a novella to tell his story.
Talon is the President of Wild Men, which is a rival MC to the Wild Dragon MC. These two clubs have a pretty nasty history but once Talon became President and started to make changes, they’ve started leaving each other alone and being a bit more civil towards each other. However, this does not mean that they are friendly and the Wild Dragons still harbor some harsh feelings towards him. He’s trying to clean up his club and keep them from stirring up more trouble. He is a bit of a playboy and has no desire to settle down with someone. Especially not while he is trying to smooth out his club. They are his number one priority. That is until Tia blows her way into his life.
Tia is a single mother who is full of life. She’s a firecracker who has become a fiercely strong independent woman. She has no problem letting lose and enjoying men but she never really let’s them get too close. Then she meets Talon. She’s instantly attracted to him and quickly discovers that she just might be looking for more than a good time. Will Talon’s playboy status and her desire to protect her son keep her from the one man that she might actually see herself with?
I like the chase that we get between Talon and Tia. They are both extremely attracted to each other yet they tend to dance around each other. When one makes a move, the other backs away. They have their reasons and for me, I enjoyed the push and pull. I liked that it wasn’t just an automatic instant relationship and that there was a bit of a slow burn.
Talon is a smart President who has a major desire to clean up the mess of a club that his stepfather left him. We get to see his vulnerability compassion, showing us many sides to him. Tia seems to be the perfect match for him. She’ doesn’t take crap and she keeps him on his toes. He realizes that he needs a strong woman by his side.
I did feel like we didn’t get enough of Talon and his full story. I understand that this is a novella but I wanted to see a little bit more of his background with the club and his driving force to make changes. We do know some of the history from the other books but I just felt like I needed more.
Overall, I enjoyed this steamy novella and it really does set us up for the next book. I can’t wait to get my hands on Wolf’s Mate.