Dirty Ride

Dirty Ride

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by Chantal Fernando
     
 
From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

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&

Overview

From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

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?

Featuring scorching hot chemistry and plenty of sass, Dirty Ride is sure to rev your engine and get you immediately hooked!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501139642
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Publication date:
02/08/2016
Series:
Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
5,361
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Chantal Fernando is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series and the Maybe series, along with several other novels. She lives in Western Australia, where she is working on her next book. Find her online at AuthorChantalFernando.com, and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Dirty Ride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
"I'm not going to let anything happen to me, not now that I have you." "There's a thin line between love and hate, but now we are well into hate, way past the line." "In the midst of all the drama, it's important to remember what I'm fighting for, and this is it. To be with this man with no one in our way. To cut ties with the past, and to be free." What a thrilling, thrilling ride!!! Dirty Ride is the book number 3.5 in the Wind Dragons MC series and is my first read by this author, and I gotta tell you, she has made a fan out of me. Dirty Ride is a quick and easy read. But, don't let the length of this novella fool you. This novella packs a punch. From the very first page you are sucked into Tina's story. She is on the run, trying to escape an abusive past. The last thing she had on her mind was falling love and meeting someone else....From the moment that Irish set his eyes on Tina, it was over for him. He was a man possessed. He knew what he want and wasn't afraid to go after it. As Irish and Tina grow closer, their connection can not be denied and the two of them steam up the pages together. But, as you know, it all can't be perfect for long. Soon enough, Tina's past is ready to catch up with her. The stakes are high and you'll just have to read the story for yourself to see how it will all play out. I loved everything about Dirty Ride. It had the perfect mix of romance, danger, action and steam. As I previously stated, this is actually my first read by this author, but I gotta tell you, she does such a good job with this story, that I didn't feel lost at all. You can comfortably read this book as a stand-alone. For me personally, after reading this little novella, I am super excited to check out the rest of this series to find out what I've been missing out on.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved the books
Anonymous 7 months ago
It was on the short side but still a good read
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AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really good story. It made for an enjoyable read. It was fun and sexy, a light, fast paced story. I found Irish entertaining, he was an interesting character. I thought Irish and Tina were great, I never totally felt their connection, but I definitely liked them together. There were some exciting, hot times mixed in which added a nice bit of heat. On occasion I thought a few parts were a bit cheesy but they had me laughing. There was some light drama but nothing major. Here’s the deal: I enjoyed the story. Nothing that blew me away but I liked it. It made me smile and I thought it was a good addition to the series. It made for a nice afternoon read. However a lot of times I felt I was being told, not shown. I found it very surface and was disappointed that I didn’t learn anything major about Irish. I've read the other books in the series so I was really excited to get to know more about him. He's super sweet and I like him, but that was about it. I did like Tina and the strength she gained. I always like to see a character grow. This story made for a fun couple of hours. If you like the Wind Dragons MC series, give it a go! It will definitely leave a smile on your face. :-) Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
I am totally in love with Irish (swoon)! I love a good alpha male and Irish has it all, A biker, drop dead sexy, protective of the ones he loves and 100% pure alpha. Ladies, it doesn't get much better than this! Valentina is on the run from her abusive ex-husband who also just happens to be a dirty cop. Since the police can't help her she has decided to take off and try to run from him. With a histroy of bad luck with men she isn't interested in the advances of the sexy biker she meets one night at a local bar. She is focused on restarting her life. Irish is part of the Wind Dragons MC and is every woman's fantasy. When he meets Valentina in the local club bar he is instantly attracted to the bombshell that is trying to hide under a hoodie. Even though his advances are dismissed Irish isn't about to give up that easily on the beautiful woman. As these two grow closer, Valentina can't help but feel that maybe things are starting to look up for her, that is until her ex-husband shows back up. Now it is up to Irish to save the woman he loves and no one is going to get in his way! I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
Not quite what I was expecting from an MC romance Dirty Ride’s plot line had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, I don’t feel it delivered on that potential. Heroine runs away from abusive ex. She falls in insta lust with a bad boy biker. She has to navigate the trappings of life in a new town with a new guy while keeping her a look out for the ex. So many possibilities there especially with an MC involved. I liked Valentina, “Tina” and Ardan or “Irish” as his MC brothers know him. I just felt that their characters weren’t adequately developed. There were extraneous scenes that seemed to serve no purpose in furthering the plot and at times the novella read like a dry diary entry. I picked this one up because I really enjoy a good MC romance. There wasn’t much interaction with the motorcycle club until the very end of the book. The angle on the villain could have been played up so much more than it was. I have to say though that it was the saving grace of the novella. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
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Eileen_R More than 1 year ago
For those familiar with the Wind Dragons MC series, Irish (or Ardan by his real name) is not a stranger to us. He's an intriguing dark alpha stallion, loyal to his brothers and those he loves. Keeps his private life just that. So i was excited to get a chance to be able to get to read his novella. Valentina has escaped her abusive cop Husband, disappearing in the middle of the night, and finally settling in this little town where she feels she can be safe. As soon and Irish sets his eye's on Valentina, well the games up for both of them. Poor Valentina doesn't stand a chance against Ardan's charm, wit and determination to get what he wants, which in this case is her !! Although the fact that he's hot, sexy and scrummylicious makes him easy to fall for and before long Valentina realises that not only has this man shattered all the walls she had surrounded herself with, he has shown her in a very short time, that love can be so different to what she was used to. This may have been a novella, but it packs the punch of a full novel. I loved Tina and her willingness even though difficult to trust and even to think of loving again, she took the brave steps towards Irish, allowing herself to trust him I was weak at the knee's with Ardan's determination, and the way he romanced Valentina, knowing when to push her and knowing when to step back and let her decide but at the same time letting her know, he was there to stay !! Hot steamy love, passionate sex, and even when they face obstacles they never falter !! Tis surely a love that every girl dreams off !! And trust me .. once you read this, Ardan will for sure major in some of those dreams !!! Deffo one not to miss out on especially when ya love a hot biker !!!!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Tina finally left Darren after ten years, determined it was for good. Darren had been Tina’s first boyfriend then first love and she thought she would marry. But eventually Darren got into drug use then lied, cheated, and was physically and verbally abusive. Now Tina is far away and out having a beer for her thirtieth birthday and meets Arden. Another bad boy: a biker with the Wind Dragons MC. A good read, maybe a little short but doesn’t really take away from story. I really liked the plot and story. Had a bit of a problem with the “I Love You’” so soon but got past it. Characters were great especially Tina and Arden and all the ups and downs the went through. I recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star I was pulled right into this short story. The story has pain, secrets, suspense, and heartbreak. There is not a lot of buildup for the characters as it is a novella. Things are skimmed over more than described. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC #1) Arrow's Hell (Wind Dragons MC, #2) Tracker's End (Wind Dragons MC #3) This is Valentina (Tina) and Ardan (Irish)’s story. Valentina does not trust men after her ex. She moved all the way across the country to get away from him. Ardan wants Valentina right from the start but he sees that she is leery. Can he earn her trust? Can he protect her from whatever she is afraid of? Can she count on him? What happens when her past comes back for her? Can she tell Ardan and still keep him? Will he understand why she kept secrets? What happens when the past slams into the future? Will she be strong enough to overcome the past? Will the past win? Or will she finally be free? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is part of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, there are 3 previous books in the series. This is a novella and can be read as a stand-alone. Tina has recently moved to town trying to escape her abusive ex. She meets Irish and he falls hard. I really liked the story and the chemistry between Tina and Irish is amazing. I think this story had the potential to a lot longer, this would be my only complaint. Overall the story is a good one and I plan to check out the other stories in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy the story, I just wish we had gotten more. Love Irish and Valentina together :) Looking forward to reading about Rack and Bailey!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was well written like all of the books in this series. She can make a story great
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
DIRTY RIDE is installment 3.5 and latest novella in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult WIND DRAGONS MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Wind Dragons MC. This is biker Ardan (Irish) and Valentina (Tina) story line. DIRTY RIDE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from first person point of view (Tina) with an epilogue from Ardan, DIRTY RIDE finds our heroine on the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend who is determined to take back what he believes belongs to him. Enter Ardan, a member of the Wind Dragon MC, and the man who would protect Tina with his life. The relationship between Ardan and Tina is a quick build from friendship to a declaration of love within a matter of days. Tina readily accepts Ardan and the MC into her life, knowing that at some point in the future, she may need their help when her ex comes looking to take her home. The sex scenes are mostly implied. DIRTY RIDE focuses on the relationship between Ardan and Tina, and therefore the MC lifestyle and Club are secondary to the story line. Because the story is told from Tina’s POV, there is very little outside information brought into the story except to which our heroine is witness. The writing is simple; there is very little world building and the character development is limited to current story line-we know very little out our leading hero. The premise is a quick read; the romance is case of insta-love; the happily ever after holds a few secrets that may come back in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Was this meant as a novella? SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it just wished it had been longer. I really liked Irish and Tina. The reason for 4 stars was the ending. As any reader knows sometimes the ending is just wrong.lol It really was a great book . Can't wait for Rakes book. Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story from this author, but it was just too short. I would've like to read more about Irish's story along with Valentina. Looking forward to Rake's Redemption next!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Valentina leaves everyone and everything she loves behind in search of a place that will provide her with the safety and new start she so desperately needs, and has high hopes that her abusive ex doesn't follow. He has taken her spirit, robbed her of her happiness, and left with a her battered and bruised heart in need of healing. She has no interest in finding his replacement anytime soon, and to say that her trust in men is lacking, is an understatement, the very idea of letting another man into her heart is unsettling. But after a chance encounter with a smooth talking handsome stranger at the bar, she starts feels her resistance to falter, and her heart immediately starts to protest, but somehow he has a way of sneaking right past all of it... Irish has never met a woman that he wanted to spend more than one night with, let alone fall in love with, but after meeting a alluring red haired beauty at the bar he starts to feel his resistance to the idea of it shift. She intrigues him like no other woman has, and he wants to know everything there is to know about her, but he is met with some resistance, so he decides he is going to have to find a way to sneak in under her radar. He senses that she wasn't treated right in the past, and he wants to prove to her that he is different, that she can trust him with her heart, and that he will stop at nothing to help her find happiness again...she just has to let him in! This was my introduction to the Wind Dragons MC series, and author Chantal Fernando, and I have to say that it left a VERY good first impression, so much so, that I immediately picked up the other books in the series, and plan to have a Wind Dragons reading marathon very soon!! Irish swooped in and stole my heart and attention right from the start, and had me flying right through the pages in search of a his well deserved happy ending!! I have to say that this is definitely one of the best books that I have had the pleasure of previewing this year, and I cannot wait to get better acquainted with the other men of the Wind Dragons MC series!! Highly recommend this one, Irish is destined to steal your heart and leave you satisfied and smiling like a fool long after the last page is turned!! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old be an every day occurrence for some women
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needed to be a little longer. Felt rushed. Still loved the book.