I had the awesome privilege of beta reading this for the author way before I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie was released and while the rough draft was still classic Lani Lynn Vale there were some flaws that I’d hoped would’ve been ironed out. My hope in picking this read up for myself was that the finished copy would be smoother and more polished, sadly I found that it wasn’t.
The romance between Keifer and Blythe was very adorkable and steamy (again classic Vale), but again the longevity execution of their love was left with quite a few holes. Just like with the entirety of I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, the romance had high points but then took you through valleys that left you rolling your eyes in boredom. A lot of things were thrown at this couple and for the fact that they were fairly attached to each other so quickly says a lot that they were able to come out on the other side of all the conflicts together.
The somewhat complicated world that was built, while fascinating, sort of felt like the necessary bits were given early and then the intricate pieces were added very cavalier-like as I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie started to come to a close. I wanted to know more about the Dragon Wrath’s MC, Father Joseph, this Amish community Brooklyn came from, and how it’s common knowledge about dragons and their riders. Every single one of these were explained a little and then glossed over their intricate details.
I won’t say that I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie was a solid start to the I Like Dragons series because I was left with more questions than answers, and I don’t think that my questions would be answered in the coming books. I will say that its story was an entertaining Vale read and fans of hers will definitely get a kick out of I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie‘s story.