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I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Dragon Series #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Keifer Vassago, The Prince of Dragons, has enough on his plate without adding a brunette with a bad attitude to the mix
Fate has a way of screwing all his plans, though, whether he wants them screwed or not.
One second he’s fetching his brother from yet another situation that could possibly compromise the Vassago name, and the next that brunette is grabbing his assets.
Blythe isn’t after anyone’s assets, though. She’s a good girl. All she wants is to graduate from nursing school, get a job, and move out of her hell hole apartment. What she does not have time to deal with is a sexy bearded man that accuses her of grabbing his junk.
She tries to forget about the encounter, but fate’s a cruel bitch.
One second she’s a normal college student barely living paycheck to paycheck, and the next she’s setting her panties on fire with powers from an ancient immortal dragon.
To add insult to injury, she’s hearing voices, and none of them are figments of her imagination. Blythe’s life is turned upside down, and Keifer forces her to adapt even though she doesn’t want to. She likes her life just the way it is.
Not to mention she wants nothing to do with that arrogant asshole. She doesn’t care that he rides a dragon. She also could care less about his stupid beard, and his sexy eyes.
Yeah, who was she kidding? She wasn’t convincing anybody.
I am a huge Lani Lynn Vale fan! She could write the back of toothpaste and I would read it. So when this new series was first announced I was excited and then once I finally got the chance to read this first book I was blown away. If you have ever read any of her books then you know how awesome she is and this one doesn’t disappoint.
This begins with Blythe ranting as she heads home from work. She brushes past the hot guy dragging his brother from her neighbor’s apartment. That simple brush sets everything else in motion. Keifer is a Dragon Rider and the Prince of the Dragons who really didn’t think he needed any more responsibility let alone a mate. Fate tends to not care what we want or plan though. When they are brought together more than just sparks fly. Declan, Keifer’s dragon, is so funny and brings something special to the book. So does Angus who you think will end up bringing words of wisdom or just being Blythe’s friend since he is left alone. I wasn’t expecting what he actually does bring to the story. The three displaced baby dragons are an added bonus.
All in all this was a really great début and I can’t wait for the next two books. Although there is only the three books planned for this series I would love to maybe see a spin-off with some of the other riders stories especially the guys in the MC as well as Keifer’s sister. I think she really deserves her own story.
What Others Are Saying
“Oh my heavens to Betsey, I was given an opportunity to have a sneak peek at this bad boy from Lani Lynn Vale. First, I love that Lani’s style of writing that balances family, feels, and loyalty with lots of life follows through into this series.” – Author Chelsea Camaron
“’I Like Dragons and I Cannot Lie’ is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best PNR I have EVER read!!!” – Gi’s Spot Reviews
“Holy freaking crap!!! This book is absolutely nothing like I expected and everything I could ever want in a paranormal. This is Lani Lynn Vale’s first foray into paranormal and let me tell you she knocked it out of the park.” ~Devious Book Blog
At first, I thought it was just an aftereffect of my dreams, but when I finally peeled my eyes open, I could smell smoke.
When I opened my lids and looked down, it was to literally find my panties on fire.
I screamed and rolled; rolling so far in the bed that I hit the floor and kept going. By the time the fire was finally out, my panties were burned to ash. However, my skin was perfectly fine. In fact, the hairs that I’d planned on having waxed later in the week were gone.
It’d given me a fire waxing minus the wax.
“What the fuck?” I yelled, staring down at my now hair-free mound.
My eyes widened and I looked around. Was someone in the room with me?
I started reaching for the lamp but couldn’t find it. There was a pile of things beside the bed that I’d knocked over in my haste to get up. I could only assume that the lamp was one of those things.
“Light, light, light,” I chanted, shifting through the things on the floor.
My candles that I had interspersed around the room all lit at once, and I screamed.
“What the hell is going on?” I shrieked.
Macy started hammering on the wall, or her boyfriend. Whatever. Fuck her.
I narrowed my eyes at the wall.
That stupid heifer! I’m allowed to scream if I want to. She fucks day and night, and she’s going to bang on my wall to get meto quiet down?
Master Farrow has always had excellent stamina with the ladies.
I froze, turning around and scanning the room.
“Who’s there?” I asked nervously.
A deep, rumbly laugh filled my head and my eyes widened.
“Holy mother of God, get out of my head!” I yelled.
The voice in my head continued to chuckle. Oh, this is almost as good as when Prince Keifer came into his powers. He didn’t shriek like you do, though.