XOXperts Review : Crossroads by Chantal Fernando
Author: Chantal Fernando
Series: Wind Dragons MC, #6
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: XOXO After Dark
Ranger is at a crossroads: he has a chance to leave the motorcycle club and do something else with his life—but he keeps getting dragged back. When the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club asks for his help, Ranger agrees, not only because it is hard to say no to them, but also because he has a vested interest.
A woman is missing.
And Ranger knows her.
The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous.
But the two of them soon realize that they’re in way over their heads, and now they have to trust each other in order to save her. With the WDMC and the police force at their back, it should be no problem, right?
CROSSROADS was a bittersweet read, and I was super excited to finally get Ranger’s story. He’s always been an interesting character in my eyes. He’s been a mysterious character that I could never get a read on. Now, he’s recently jumped from one MC to another. A new member of the Wind Dragons MC has him feeling lonely and lost despite wanting to make the switch. He’s at a crossroads and finds himself questioning his life path.
A missing persons case becomes a kickstarter for his drive and motivation. Along with Jo, a cop, Ranger works towards finding a missing woman from his past. They are an unlikely pair, and fighting their attraction is an obvious reaction. After all, how could a criminal and law enforcement officer possibly work? The chemistry is inevitable and electrifying. Ranger knows that Jo is the woman for him, and he knows he has to make it work.
They didn’t let anything deter them from their search, though. I loved watching them work together at making their relationship possible and at the task at hand. They really complemented each other well despite their differences. Things started to get messy and there was drama concerning another woman. That is where I started to have issues with the story. I won’t spoil anything by going into details, but I will say that I wish things were dealt with in a different and more timely manner.
The first half of the book was really strong and steady, but the second half was a little lacking. It didn’t quite pack the punch I’m used to with this series. Ranger and Jo’s story had a much different vibe than the other books. There was less of a focus on the MC happenings, and more of the main characters core relationship being featured. It had a nice mix of suspense and mystery thrown into the mix.
It was lovely to see past couples, and how the new couple interacted and fit in with them.
If you’re new to the series, this can be read as standalone, but there will be details about previous characters. Fans of this series will surely be happy with this one! I think it was a fantastic, feel-good way to end the series.
Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.