Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tracker's End by Chantal Fernando

Tracker's End by Chantal Fernando

Sweet, shy, and studious, Lana was the perfect student in high school—and the perfect target for a horny jock. After being seduced and humiliated, she swears she’ll never trust a man again. But when a friend draws her into the circle of the Wind Dragons MC, Lana’s steel-walled defenses are put to the test. The bikers are so sexy, so masculine and assured, they’re hard to resist—especially the gorgeous one called Tracker…
From the moment he meets Lana, Tracker feels the chemistry between them—and it’s highly explosive. A part of him wants to protect this angel on earth from the hell-on-wheels bikers’ world. But another part of him wants to take her in his arms, put her on his bike, and ride off into the sunset together. Lana wants the same thing—even though she knows it will set off a firestorm of trouble. She also knows that when a woman want something, she has to fight for it. And Tracker is definitely worth fighting for…

*Note: Can be read as a standalone.


     Before getting into the specifics, let me just say, this is a series where you really have to read the previous book to get the full experience because Lana and Tracker’s story starts in Arrow’s Hell and then finishes off in Tracker’s End. In the last book, Lana is introduced and the door is opened to the possibility of Tracker and Lana as a couple. This book picks up right where we left off and dives straight into all the feels.

     I liked Lana before and that didn’t really change throughout this book. Out of all the women in this series, I feel like Lana is the most down to earth. Her insecurities were relatable and her character was very realistic. The changes in her confidence came gradually throughout the book and were at the right pace. Another thing that made her different was that she was still adjusting to the MC instead of already having family there or knowing the MC her whole life. I personally really liked that transition of Lana finally accepting the MC lifestyle and people. Regarding Tracker, he has always been the light character in this series. He’s not moody or dark and mysterious. His character has always been very fun to read, and I’m glad that his personality wasn’t changed. Obviously, since this is a MC romance, there is more of a cocky and alpha side of Tracker that comes with the territory. While I don’t feel like his character really evolved throughout the series, he was still enjoyable to read about.

     The plot line was okay. I didn’t fall in love with it and didn’t really think it was too special or unique, but it didn’t make me cringe either. Chantal Fernando just has a writing style that just sucks you in and even if you’re bored, you keep reading. A lot of the events that happened weren’t new concepts and you knew how it was going to end. While you didn’t know the specifics, it was easy to predict. I also felt like parts of the storyline were overhyped and blown out of proportion. For example, I didn’t like how Tracker finding out Lana’s secret played out. There wasn’t enough inner dialogue given for it to make sense. Additionally towards the end of the book, the story just seemed like it was dying out. 

     Lana and Tracker as a couple were kind of touch and go. There were moments when they were the best thing ever and moments when I didn’t even know how they could be together. Physically, their chemistry was off the charts, but emotionally, I felt it was lacking at times. There were a lot of moments where the two of them seemed more like friends than a couple. I didn’t really like the whole part where two of them broke up just because of how the characters acted. There are a lot missing that needed to be there and it was very rushed, making the entire relationship seem a little half assed.

     Overall, I didn’t really gush over this book or wish that it would never end, but I didn’t not like it either. It’s kind of in the middle for me, and I think it all depends on the reader’s personal preferences. If you have gotten this far into the series, I would recommend buying this book for Lana and Tracker and of course the sneak peek of the next couple.

Wind Dragons MC Series:
(Wind Dragons MC Series, #1)
Re-Released: April 21, 2015

When Faye discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she does something incredibly stupid: she sleeps with his brother, Dexter Black. He’s the boy next door who grew up to be one sexy biker dude, pure alpha male to the core. A tattooed muscle-bound fantasy in the flesh, Dex is now vice president of the notorious Wind Dragons MC. And now Faye’s really screwed. . . . She’s a law student with a future. He’s a criminal with a past. She’s a good girl from a strict family. He’s a bad boy who breaks all the rules. But once Faye straddles the back of Dex’s bike—and experiences the thrill of the open road, the rush of pure adrenaline, and the roar of unbridled lust—there’s no turning back. This good girl and her hot-blooded biker are in for the ride of their lives. . .

*Note: this version is a revised and expanded edition of the indie version. It can be read as a stand alone.

(Wind Dragons MC Series, #2)
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Anna is a beautiful Ph.D. student whose older brother is a notorious badass in the Wind Dragons MC. Of course she loves Rake, who’s looked out for her since their troubled childhood. But he’s still protecting her—to the extreme. She can’t make a move without a Wind Dragons motorcycle escort. Potential boyfriends flee, for fear of her ass-kicking sibling. And Rake’s made it clear that his biker brothers are trouble of the worst kind, and strictly off-limits. But one of these tattooed bad boys has already pierced her heart: Arrow, the bearded, darkly brooding rider with the body of a Greek God and eyes that betray a wounded soul. He’s sent to whisk her off campus on his thundering steel stallion. And when Anna wraps her arms around his rock-hard torso, it’s too late for caution: she’ll ride as far as the road takes them—unless Rake stops Arrow in his flight. . . .

*Note: this can be read as a stand alone

Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.