Review + Giveaway: Dragons Need Love, Too (I Like Big Dragons #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted October 24, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway, New Release / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Dragons Need Love, Too (I Like Big Dragons #2) by Lani Lynn ValeTitle: Dragons Need Love, Too
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: I Like Big Dragons #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy
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Dragon Prince Nikolai Vassago’s day starts out fairly normal: get up, kick some ass, fondle his beard, take some names.

One minute he’s participating in a run-of-the-mill mission, and the next with his fated mate. minute,  he’s rescuing Brooklyn, the woman that is fated to be his, from the clutches of a criminal mastermind.

Nikolai is quite pleased with his fated mate. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Brooklyn.

Living in a religious commune for the majority of her life meant Brooklyn wasn’t exposed to all of the outside world’s craziness.  The moment she turned eighteen, she was off and running towards whatever new experiences the outside world could give her.

In her quest to experience it all, she tends to jump into situations without considering weighing the potential consequences until it’s too late. Brooklyn just wants to be free to make her own decisions and live her life as she pleases. But in her quest to save herself from the limitations of her old commune life, she lands herself in a dangerous situation, and Nikolai swoops in to her rescue, throwing her on the back of his dragon and flying off into the night.

He’s a man-with-a-okay kind of guy, and she’s a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants (not on the back of a dragon!) kind of girl..

Nikolai, however, has fate on his side, and whether she is ready to accept her fate or not, it won’t be denied.  Brooklyn’s stubborn though, and Nikolai will need to use all of his powers to show her that she’s exactly where she needs to be.


Title: Dragons Need Love, Too

Series: I Like Big Dragons #2

Cover Design: Cover Me Darling

Genre: Erotic Fantasy Romance

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: October 19, 2016



I don’t know why I never expected Nikolai to be able to fight.

He had the muscles.

He worked out.

He was aware.

But he never struck me as fierce.

I wasn’t thinking that anymore, though, as I watched him beat the ever loving shit out of his opponent.

He never used a single one of his powers to accomplish it, either.

He did it all with sheer strength, force of will, and knowledge.

He was divine.

All we were supposed to be doing was buying some supplies for the house.

It’d been over two months since I’d woken from my coma, six weeks since he’d told me I was his mate and even longer since the housekeeper had stocked the kitchens.

I’d never been so happy to leave the confines of a house.

I would’ve been happy with going in a plain old car; but, today, Nikolai had taken me on a motorcycle, of all things.

I’d always wanted to ride on one but had never had the courage to ask for a ride.

Today, though, I’d practically begged Nikolai for us to take it.

He’d argued that a truck would hold more groceries, but I’d been adamant.

I didn’t even know why, either.

Just the thought of being in the open air, outside the confines of the sanctuary, turned me into a giggling mass of excitement.

And I was sure that nothing would ruin this day…but I’d been wrong.

Since I was now watching my man get ganged up on by five men.

My uncle’s cronies could ruin my day, as evidenced by the stupid goon trying to slash Nikolai’s face off with a fuckin’ saber sword.

I’d at first tried to help Nikolai, but his insistence that I back up and stay the hell out of it had been loud and clear, even when he hadn’t actually said any of those words out loud.

But he’d been awesome at screaming them inside my head like I was a disobeying three-year-old, rather than a twenty-six-year-old grown ass adult who knew how to wipe her own butt.

I watched with the brick wall of a convenience store at my back.

Nikolai’s bike was on its side where he’d dumped it.

My arm was scratched, and a strange throbbing sensation was going on with my ribs.

Funny enough, I hadn’t remembered ever hitting my ribs. Nikolai had been extremely careful about laying his bike down as we slid.

He’d also made me wear protective clothing, such as a brand new pair of motorcycle boots. A leather jacket with padding in the elbows and back, as well as a pair of pants that were supposedly flame proof.

I was glad he’d forced me to wear them now; but a scant hour before, as I’d been getting dressed, I’d been reluctant.

“Duck!” Nikolai screamed.

Then, I was seeing nothing but black. Everything around me was black.

“Nikolai!” I whispered frantically. “I can’t see!”

Strong arms, the arms that I was coming to care for in the short few days that we’d officially started to ‘date,’ wrapped around me.

“Shh,” he breathed, so low that I couldn’t be sure that he said anything at all.

Grab the bike, he whispered through my brain.

I moved my arms forward and grabbed on to the bike, feeling him shift as he got on. Then he pulled me on behind him and a loud roar sounded as he turned over the engine.

“Hold on,” he rushed.

I held on.


My Review

Don’t let me mislead you here; I loved this book. That being said, it’s no where near my top LLV stories. We were left with a bunch of questions at the end of the first book in this new fantasy series, so I was really looking forward to Nik & Brooklyn’s story. While I liked their story, I feel like we never really got to know them, both as individuals and as a couple. Which was really odd seeing as a good chunk of the book they were alone with each other. I found that the things that I loved in the first book were absent here, especially the build up to their first mating encounter. That was super hot in Blythe & Keifer’s story and I really missed it here.

That being said, what I got to know about these two I did love. I just wanted more. But that’s the thing with one of your favorite authors. Whether it be 100 or 500 pages, you will always want more. But I’m such an addict to LLV’s writing, I will take whatever I can get as soon as I can get it! I absolutely loved how headstrong and self-sufficient Brooklyn was. She’d been under thumb her entire life and wasn’t about to take it anymore, especially from her mate. I loved her tenacity and how she fought for those she loved, even to her own detriment. More-so, I loved how she found her own place in this new world so easily.

As I look through reviews posted for this story, I find it funny how many Keifer haters there are compared to Nikolai. After reading this book I am still firmly on Team Keifer. I believe Farrow’s book is up next, so I look forward to seeing if that streak can be beat. There are endless possibilities of where she can take this series next, and as always, I’ll be the first in line to snatch them up!



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I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie

(I Like Big Dragons #1)

Amazon US | My Review


Keifer Vassago, the Prince of Dragons, has enough on his plate without adding a brunette with a bad attitude to the mix. Fate has other plans for him though, whether he wants what it has in store for him or not.

One minute he’s fetching his brother from yet another compromising situation that could potentially harm the Vassago name, and the next minute the brunette with the bad attitude has him breathing fire.

Blythe is a good girl who just wants to graduate from nursing school, get a job and move out of her hellhole of an apartment. She tries to focus on her plans for the future, but fate has something else in store for her.

One minute she’s a normal college student, barely making it paycheck to paycheck, and the next minute a sexy, fire breathing, bearded prince is setting her panties on fire with his ancient powers.

Now she’s hearing voices that are not figments of her imagination. Blythe liked her crazy life just the way it was, but it’s been turned upside down. Adding insult to injury, Keifer’s less-then-understanding approach to get her to adapt to his world pushes her too hard, too fast.

She wants nothing to do with the arrogant, pompous, dragon-riding ass with the sexy beard and smoldering eyes.

Oh, who was she kidding? She wasn’t even convincing herself…

Oh, My Dragon

(I Like Big Dragons #3)

Coming in 2017!


About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world… that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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