Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Wind Dragons, #5.5
Contemporary (MC) Romance
Released: November 7, 2016
Reviewed by Sheena
Sin, president of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, doesn’t mind that things have quieted down since he got married—with Faye at his side, he’ll never be bored. Plus, they’ve got their little girl Clover to keep them on their toes. But when new MC brother Talon needs help rooting out a traitor in his old club, Faye’s the first to volunteer. She’s more determined than ever to get involved and put her law degree to good use, but Sin soon finds himself riding to the rescue. Because he’ll kill anybody who touches a hair on Faye’s head—if she doesn’t get to them first. One way or another, tonight’s going to be someone’s last ride….
Favorite Quote: “At least I’m funny- this guy is just a douche.”
Oh so bitter sweet! Dragon’s Lair is one of my all time fav MC romance books. I still read it a few times a year, cover to cover. That’s how much I loved Dex and Faye!
Last Ride is their swan song and Chantal Fernando gives readers the perfect ending to their dramatic love affair. Since Dragon’s Lair, Dex and Faye have become the parents of two children, Clover and baby Asher and the MC life is taking a toll on club Pres. Dex. Little does he know that life is about to get that much more complicated when trouble once again rains down on the Wind Dragons.
Faye is in danger (shocker!), this time kidnapped (gasp!) and it’s up to Dex to snuff out the bad seed, traitor in the MC clubs and rescue his old lady. With his loyal brothers – along with an unlikely ally at his back, its a race against the clock to set things right and make it out alive. We get Dex and Faye’s point of view, alternating at times, given a real life timeline of her abduction juxtaposed with what is going down at the club house during her abduction.
It would probably be smart, but the pride in me won’t let me keep my big mouth shut. I’m a fighter.
“Are you sure you want to kill me?” I ask, keeping my tone even. “It would be a shame to obliterate such beauty. Looks like mine don’t come along every day.”
“I’m totally okay with that,” he replies, standing up and approaching me with a bottle of water. “Have a sip. Need to keep you alive until our plan plays out.”
He brings the bottle to my lips and I open my mouth. He pours a mouthful in, then takes it away. I want more, but I don’t ask. I know he won’t give it to me, and he’ll enjoy that fact. I can manage for now. It hasn’t been long, and I’m not dying of thirst, although by tomorrow I probably will be. My captor exits the warehouse, and I’m left alone with my thoughts. My wrists are now raw from trying to get out of the binds, and they’re stinging something fierce. Well, shit.
This isn’t how I planned my night to go. How am I meant to sleep like this? Dex, where are you? Sin
Yeah, no one is happy right now. Faye means so much to everyone, and I know they’re all feeling this. But to be honest, all I can think about is myself and what she is to me. I breathe this woman, and without her, my oxygen is going to get cut off. I can already feel my chest getting tighter and tighter as time passes without knowing where she is. This emotional pain is worse than any physical pain I could experience. It’s bringing me to my fuckin’ knees.
Last Ride is full of passion and suspense. Besides the action surrounding Faye’s ordeal. I absolutely love the bonds between the brothers their old ladies. The author truly delivered a sexy action packed story that felt whole and complete. The Wind Dragons have been through the highest of highs and the most devastating lows. They’ve gained members and lost loved ones all while sticking together and taking each other’s back against all odds. There was a thread of sadness weaved through the story as I knew as each chapter passed that I was saying goodbye to one of my favorite biker families. It slowed down at times when I would have preferred it keep pace, but all things considered, I do not begrudge the extra time spent with the Wind Dragons (and newly reformed Wild Men). There are times where I wanted Fernando to really go there and have some ugly things goo down, the violence is rather tame given the club politics and tough talk, but regardless, Last Ride was truly the end of an era, but with promise of a solidly HEA future. And. There. Is. An. Epilogue. Score!