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Friday, August 26, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie Series: The Dragon Series #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: 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.
“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 Cameron
“'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

I woke up to my lower half on fire.
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.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

Sonja's Review

Paranormal is one of my favorite genres and I especially love the ones with dragons! Granted, they are usually dragon shifters and while I'll never turn that down, I enjoyed reading about Ms. Vale's dragon riders. Okay, you got me, I more than enjoyed it - I loved I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie! And plus with a wicked cool name like that how could I not love it?! 

I loved Blythe - she's full of spunk. She doesn't let Keifer or any other dragon riders or even the dragons intimidate her, she calls them on their crap, especially Keifer, and she doesn't just let him get away with anything. Blythe has a strong mind, she's fearless, strong, and brave and definitely worth of being a dragon princess. Blythe is kind, compassionate, and wise - she is seriously great and I wouldn't want her to change for anything. 

Well, that dragon rider made me want to shake him a time or two, but he mostly made me want to hug him the rest of the time. Keifer is raw and dirty and primal and HOT! He's protective and possessive sweet and caring. I couldn't have stopped myself from loving Keifer if I tried, he's my kind of hero and I have no doubts he'll make you love him too! 

It was so great to read I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie! There were parts of it that reminded me of some of the other books I've read and I really got a kick out of that, but for the most part, Ms. Vale came up with ideas that I haven't come across in this particular genre. It was exciting and fascinating, Ms. Vale truly made it her own and I can't wait to read the rest of this series and any other paranormal books she writes! 

I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie is the first book in the I Like Big Dragons series, it's told from Keifer and Blythe's POV, and although I had a freak out and worried about it for a hot moment, they do get their happily-ever-after!
~ 4.5 Stars

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