Thursday 16 January 2020

Mini Reviews: Tracker's End & Dirty Ride by Chantal Fernando

The Wind Dragon's MC books are the type of MC books that are heavily focused on the romantic relationships and the brotherhood within the MC. They're not super violent (there is some) and any major shady business the club is involved in happens 'off screen' and isn't a key component of the story which I like... Some MC "romances" really dive down a rabbit hole of depravity but the Wind Dragon's does not.
A warning though: The books are super sexualised and the guys can be whorish assholes who treat the women they are not involved with like sex toys without feelings.

Both Tracker's End is a full-length novel told from an alternating pov between the two main characters. Dirty Ride is a novella. Both have HEAs.

Below are my mini-reviews for them both!
(My thoughts on Book 1 and book 2 in the series can be found here.)

Tracker is everything I’ve ever wanted.
I see him. I’ve watched time change him.
I’ve been patient, but he still hasn’t noticed me. Not the way I want him to. The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand.
When you want something, you have to take it. You have to fight for it.
And Tracker is more than worth fighting for…

I've loved Tracker from book one. He seemed like one of the good ones... Then in book two, he annoyed me with a girlfriend (even if she was a horrible skank) who he wouldn't/couldn't get rid of when he was obviously falling for Lana.

Then, we get to this book - his and Lana's book - and I loved Tracker wholeheartedly once more... Until he does something epically stupid near the end of the book which inspired complete rage.
A stupid stupid misunderstanding and a betrayal of trust was so out of character and thrown into the mix by the author for no other reason that I could see than creating drama for drama's sake and it almost ruined the book for me.
This book would have easily been a five star read if not for that epic mark of stupidity and if I'd have reviewed the book before I calmed my shit down it would have demoted it to a 2/2.5 star. But I took a breath and here I am, still spitting mad, but able to be more balanced.
I really did enjoy it.
Lana was fun and sweet and Tracker was perfect for the quiet chick with a wild side.
Their chemistry was explosive and the heat level of the book was off the charts!
I loved how they balanced each other. I loved their banter and how Lana fit with the MC even though she is 100% not a typical MC chick.
It really was such an easy, sexy, and fun read until we got to the stupid.
The author somewhat managed to pull it back from the stupid but I'm still salty about it.

Regardless, of the stupid, it was probably the strongest of the series so far and I'm definitely in for continuing.
I want to see more of Talon - the other MC's President. He seems yummy and hopefully, his book won't be almost ruined by stupid.

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?

I like Irish.
He's the quiet one in the background with a funny sense of humour and a backstory that is obviously dark, dangerous, and interesting. Or, that's the way he seemed in the earlier books of the series but it's a damn shame that in this novella we get to know exactly nothing about his past, how he got his scars or anything about him that we didn't already know!
Did the character development all get spent on Valentina then?
Nope! We get to know as much about her as is absolutely necessary for the plot and no more, no less.

The novella was fast paced and everything happened so fast between Irish and Tina that it may as well be classed as instalove.

It wasn't a bad novella. It was quick to read, it was enjoyable and it was hot but it was completely unsatisfying really. There was so much here that, if properly explored, would have made a fantastic novel.
Valentina was running from an abusive ex who happened to be a dirty cop! Irish has a heart of gold but is a bad boy biker! Think of all the possibilities... All wasted.
As I said, it wasn't bad and it passed the time quite nicely but it could have been so much more than it was.


  1. Epic misunderstandings are my #1 bookish pet peeve so I would probably get full-on ragey with Tracker and the whole book. LOL I like the sound of Irish. I have a thing for the quiet ones. :)

    1. Exactly! Just talk to people! Shout your feelings if required! But don't fester in a pit of misunderstandings and ruin everything! Gah!

  2. Oh heck, drama for the sake of drama is never fun and I can see why that mad you mad.

    1. Exactly! Just let people be happy, you know?

  3. This is the first time I've heard of this series. I don't think these books are for me, since they seem a little harsh.. But I'm glad you enjoyed them. ;)

    1. MC romances are definitely not for a lot of people! But they're a very guilty pleasure for me.

  4. Tracker's End got a DNF from me at 84%. If I'm being honest I don't even remember what ticked me off so much that I couldn't get through the last 16%. I'm glad you enjoyed it though! Not all books are for everyone and that's totally OK :)


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