Series: I Like Big Dragons #1
Published by Self-Published on August 17, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Also by this author: Put Out, Beard Mode, Fear the Beard, Son of a Beard, I'm Only Here For the Beard, Double Tap, Center Mass
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 had the awesome privilege of beta reading this for the author way before I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale was released and while the rough draft was still classic Lani Lynn Vale (book catalog) 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 a-dork-able 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 (series list) 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 by Lani Lynn Vale 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.