Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
Vinnie was once the youngest prospect at the infamous Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club but finally, he’s going to be initiated as a full-fledged member! But when Vinnie (now known as Wolf) puts on that WDMC leather for the first time, little does he know what he’s in for. The Wind Dragons have made enemies, and being a member means being on the front lines…
First, I loved this book, so what I’m about to say may sound a bit weird. What is up with that blurb? That’s not even remotely a good blurb. Not only isn’t it accurate, but it tells you NOTHING about this book at all. Vinnie isn’t newly initiated into the club in this book, nor does anyone call him Wolf. Wolf is his road name but I think they mention it once, maybe twice throughout the book. This is NOT the blurb on the back of the book, however this is the blurb on Goodreads, Amazon and B&N. Here is the better, on the back of the book blurb:
“Vinnie – or Wolf, as he’s known now that he’s no longer a prospect but a full-fledged member of the Wind Dragon’s MC – has always been a man of his word. So when Talon, the leader of a rival MC, cals in a favor, Vinnie must respond, even if his fellow Wind Dragons aren’t too keen on it. Little does Wolf know that the “favor” is babysitting Talon’s cousin Shayla, who’s known to be a spoiled princess whose daddy embezzled his way into the slammer.
But when he meets the damsel in distress, she’s far from spoiled – in fact, Shayla’s pretty amazing. But her security is crap, and Talon’s guys don’t know what they’re doing. It’s up to Wolf to take matters into his own hands, and not even his brother in the WDMC can help with this one, Shayla’s all his – if he can keep her alive”
See? Much better, although still not great because again, not newly initiated, but I’ll take it. Ok, now where were we? That’s right, how much I loved this book. I actually love this entire series. There’s just something about MC books that I can’t get enough of. The men are alpha, yet they treat their women with such care. I. Love. It.
Vinnie has very concrete rules about his life. His brothers come first because they are the only family he’s ever had. When he meets Shayla he’s thrown because he was expecting a spoiled princess and she’s much more laid back and caring than what he was told. She’s been sequestered away in hiding due to her father cooking the books of some of the roughest men in the area and now they are looking for her because they think she has what they need to keep their dirty hands hidden. So of course she’s a bit grumpy being couped up for days on end with shit security. Vinnie quickly learns that his growing attachment to Shayla isn’t something he wants to fight, but embrace. Regardless of what her cousin Talon may think.
Shayla had no idea her father was up to his eyeballs in dirty accounting, and is devastated when he went to prison. Now, all she has left is her cousin Talon. She knows she needs his help keeping out of the line of fire and so she does whatever he asks of her, even after he sends in someone from a rival MC to watch over her. Vinnie is unlike any man she’s ever met and the sparks instantly fly between them. Add in all his protective brothers and their women and Shay may have just found the family she didn’t know she was ever missing.
The Wind Dragons are a fearsome group for sure. They protect what is theirs from the moment they decide to bring someone into the fold. They may live be a different set of rules than most people, but those rules are what make them so special.
The only thing I can say somewhat negatively about Wolf’s Mate was the lack of action. In the past books something generally happened towards the climax of the book and I didn’t feel like this one had that aspect. It seemed like it was leading up to it but it fizzled out without much fanfare.
Overall, another wonderful romance from Fernando! I can’t wait for more!
I give Wolf’s Mate by Chantal Fernando 4.50 stars!