Oh, My Dragon (The I Like Big Dragons Series Book 3) – Review

Oh, My Dragon by Lani Lynn Vale

Oh, My Dragon

By Lani Lynn Vale

Series:  I Like Big Dragons Series Book 3

Release Date: April 6, 2017

The reclusive Ian barely participates in life, only doing so when his powers demand that he use them or pay the consequences. It seems that there’s not a single person on this planet who doesn’t want something from him, but the pain and suffering of others is nearly unbearable at times, leaving him no choice but to act.

That is until Wink unwittingly walks into his life, completely unaware that she’s stepped straight into the dragon’s den.
Wink is just trying to get home after a long day of work. Her plans for the evening do not include stumbling upon a man with blood on his hands hovering over a dead woman in her hallway.

There are three things that someone in Wink’s position should’ve done in that instance.
1. Slowly back away from the hot, bearded killer and run the other way.
2. Call the cops.
3. Not come back until the scene was safe.

Instead, she stops, takes a picture—drawing the man’s attention to her—and then takes off at the speed of a fat, blind and possibly intoxicated penguin.

Ian tries to let her go, but the moment that she runs, every single one of his predatory instincts surge to the surface and the hunt is on. Ian always catches his prey, this time is no different. What is different is that, for the first time in his life, he is consumed with the need to keep his catch.

Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit 3 / 5
Romance 3 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Oh, My Dragon is the third book in the ‘I like Big Dragons’ series by Lani Lynn Vale and it tells the story of Ian and Wink. I believe to fully understand and appreciate this story, you should read the series in order.

Oh, My Dragon begins with Wink heading home after her long day of work. As she walks into her apartment building, she finds Ian leaning over a dead body near her apartment’s front door.  Wink freaks out and runs, but Ian quickly catches up to her.  He puts his hand around her neck to quiet her, since the real killer was still in the building.  Wink and Ian soon discover their matching tattoos after their touch and Ian begins to explain that they are fated mates.  

Their love story has many twists and turns and is more emotional and less violent than the first two books.  I was really looking forward to reading Ian’s story, as the first two books really built up the fear of Ian. Both Keifer and Nikolai warned their mates to not get too closed to Ian.  I couldn’t wait to learn more about the dangerous alpha male dragon rider, named Ian.  I was a little disappointed as I built him up from what I read, but Ian was so complex and different than I expected.  He made me feel emotional and I think that Wink helped Ian in many ways!

I’m looking forward to the next in the series!

She sniffled, and I looked up sharply.

And to my horror, I saw the first tear slip down one cheek.

Another tear soon followed.

“You’re crying?” I asked in outrage.

I didn’t handle tears well.

There was something about them that had the power to undo me.

“You can ignore me,” she said. “It’s just hormones.”

“Hormones?” I asked.

“You know…hormones. It’s that time of the month. It just happens,” she said flippantly.

“So there’s no reason for the tears…you’re just doing it,” I observed.

She nodded.

“It happens. A lot. Sometimes I cry because I need to, like after I’ve seen a sad video on YouTube. Or sometimes I hear a song that I really like, and the beauty of it moves me to tears,” she explained.

“So you’re crying now, not because anything’s amiss, but because you’re a girl,” I said. “Do I have that correct?”

She shrugged, causing me to sigh.

“That means nothing to me. If you’re going to speak girl, you’re going to have to give me a cheat guide or something. I never had a single female in my life, besides my sister, and that was a very long time ago,” I told her.

She glared at me, the tears gone.

“You’re not very nice,” she observed.

I knew that.

I couldn’t help it, either.

“I was raised in an orphanage,” I said. “I have absolutely no tact. If you want hearts and flowers, you’re going to have trouble getting that from me.”

“Who says that I want that from you?” she challenged. “I’ve only known you for a very short period of time. Not even long enough to form a valid opinion of you or your character.”

I sighed.

“Did you look in a mirror yet?” I asked her.

She stiffened and squirmed.

“No,” she lied.

My brows rose.

“You didn’t?” I asked. “Not even a little bit?”

She was cute when she lied.

Her nose had a small upturn to it, meaning I knew exactly when she started to lie because a little crease would appear on the bridge of her nose as she concentrated on what to say.

“Fine,” she snarled. “What’d you do to me?”

I laughed.

“I have no fucking clue,” I said honestly. “Magic, I guess.”

She pursed her lips in disgust.

“Seriously?” she asked. “That’s all you’ve got? Magic?”

I shrugged.

“I don’t know what else to call it,” I told her.

“Prove it,” she challenged.

 

I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie (Book 1)

Kiss with Blurb

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.

Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Romance 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

I like Big Dragons and I cannot Lie is the first book in the Dragon Series by Lani Lynn Vale. This is Ms. Vale’s first paranormal novel and I thought it was incredible!  I have adored all of her work and thought this novel had the perfect blend of drama, excitement, and blazing hot sex scenes!  I especially loved that the main characters were not shifters, but rather dragon riders.

Keifer Vassago is the Prince of the Dragons and accidentally touches Blythe while retrieving his brother, Farrow, from his girlfriend’s apartment.  Keifer and Blythe’s touch sparks a change that affects them both in a scorching hot and funny way.   I really enjoyed the interactions the riders have with their dragons as well as the explanation of their powers.

Ms. Vale’s writing, plot, and characters are all top-notch!  This is definite a one-click buy for all those paranormal and Lani Lynn Vale fans!

Dragons Need Love, Too (Book 2)


Nikolai Vassago has a plan.
His day starts out fairly normal. Get up, kick some ass, fondle his beard, take some names.
One second he’s participating in a normal every day mission, and the next he’s saving the one woman that fate has promised him for the rest of his life from the grips of a criminal mastermind.
Nikolai can’t say he’s altogether displeased with what he’s given, though. Not with that gorgeous brunette that would soon be warming his bed.
The same can’t be said for Brooklyn.
Living in a commune most of her life meant she wasn’t exposed to all of life’s craziness. The moment she turned eighteen, she was off and running, experiencing all of what life had to give.
That means she sometimes jumps in feet first, not thinking about consequences until the deed is already done.
Nikolai rescues her from a fate worse than hell, throwing her on the back of his dragon and flying off into the night.
He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of man. Brooklyn, however, is not.
Having been caged for the first eighteen years of her life, she wants nothing more than to be free to do what she pleases, consequences be damned.
Nikolai, however, has different ideas, and he’s not above using his masculine will to prove to her that she’s exactly where she needs to be.

 

 
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Romance 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

Dragons Need Love, too is the second book in the I Love Big Dragons series by Lani Lynn Vale.  This story focuses on Nikolai and Brooklyn, both characters introduced in the first novel, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie.  I had mixed feelings about Nikolai when I began book 2, but I can tell you now… I absolutely love him!  He is so caring and protective of Brooklyn, I was completely sold!

This story began where the last book left us, with Nikolai rescuing Brooklyn from her crazy Uncle.  Shortly after, we discover that Brooklyn is Nikolai’s mate and the mating process begins.  The story line is wonderful and full of drama, suspense, humor, passion, and angst.  I really loved Perdita, Nikolai’s dragon, who made me laugh many times.  I especially loved Ian and cannot wait for the next book!

I highly recommend this series!

Lani Lynn Vale

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.

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
3 / 5
How explicit
3 / 5
Story
3 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5