I received this book for free from Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando
Also in this series: Dragon's Lair, Arrow's Hell, Tracker's End, Rake's Redemption
Series: Wind Dragons #7
Published by Gallery Books on April 8, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Clubs, Police Officers
Source: Gallery Books
From the New York Times bestselling author who “knows how to draw you in and keep you hooked” (Angela Graham, New York Times bestselling author) comes a compelling tale of family loyalty and budding romance starring the badass Clover Black as she is forced to choose between following her heart or keeping her family safe.
Growing up as the Princess of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, Clover Black knows she’s had a thoroughly unique upbringing. As the daughter of the former President of the club, she’s expected to live a certain kind of life but she does the unthinkable…she goes to the police academy and becomes a cop. Without her family knowing.
After being assigned a new partner, the handsome Felix Banks, a friendship blossoms, but as Felix teaches her how to be a better cop, she finds herself falling for him, all while, struggling to keep her two lives separate. Tensions rise when the truth comes out and it becomes clear that Clover is being used for her motorcycle club ties.
As things heat up within the MC and at Clover’s job, she faces a difficult choice—her love for Felix and the law, or her family and the Wind Dragons. A steamy and unputdownable romance, Fallen Princess is perfect “for fans of Kristin Ashley, Julie Ann Walker, and Joanna Wylde, and those who are heartbroken that television’s Sons of Anarchy has ended” (Booklist)
It feels like forever since I have actually picked up a Chantal Fernando novel and boy once I picked up Fallen Princess I realized how much I love the quick and fast pacing she does and how endearing of writing she does in implementing her characters and making me fall in love with them. I haven’t read all the books in this series, but I have done a couple of them and I really loved seeing the Wind Dragons again and what close family ties they have.
In Fallen Princess Clover Black, is the niece of the President of the Wind Dragons MC and is beloved by everyone in the club. Her father is full on biker and her mother is devoted to the MC but is a FBI informant as well. She realized early on in her life, when a police woman saved her brother, that women can be strong and capable and still have hearts of gold. She knew that she wanted to be a cop, but she knew that there would be hell to pay if her family ever found out. Even though the Wind Dragons are pretty legitimate, there is still conflict between them and the local authorities. But her dream is to make a difference in the world and she has trained and honed her body all of her life, to fulfill her dream. The police force however isn’t super open to her. She is one of the few women on the force and her current partner only uses her for donut runs but then she is partnered with a new partner, one with four years of experience and on his way to becoming detective soon. Felix Banks has always wanted to be a cop, his father died being a cop and doing the right thing and he wants to be one. But his father was killed by a member of a MC, and doesn’t exactly have fond feelings for MC. But soon sparks fly between Clover and Felix, but Clover is keeping a secret from Felix, one that could destroy the love they have for each other? Will Felix be able to accept Clover and her MC connections or will they love crumble when the truth is revealed?
This was such a powerfully portrayed romance and I had a blast with the whole MC and Cop mix up that we have going on here. We see how torn Clover is with choosing between her career and her family and trying to see where Felix fits into everything. I loved the prologue that really makes you see what has motivated Clover into wanting to be a police officer and I love seeing how she fulfills her dream even if its just saving a kitten so far, she never gives up that she will be able to make a difference. But other factors come into play and Clover will soon realize that she might have to give up her dream and find something different to make a difference because the police force she so admires are the ones who are keeping something from her. Then we have our lovely hero, Felix. I really loved him so much, he is so full of honor and loyalty and very true to himself. He is so open with Clover and accepts her as she is and loves her unconditionally. Even when the truth is revealed, I really appreciated how he handles the situation.
Now seriously, one of my favorite parts was the Wind Dragons reaction to learning the truth about Clover. Its HILARIOUS in many ways. Both to learning that their beloved biker princess is a cop and also dating a cop very seriously. Hell is about to hit the fan hehe but family is everything to this MC and even when they are very baffled on why she would want to be a cop, they support her even if that means accepting Felix into their circle which probably is very difficult for many of them. But we see such close family bonds between them all and I you just fall in love with how close knit this clan is and the ways they go about supporting one another. We see how Clover and Felix find their way in their relationship, in finding what Clover and Felix need in their careers and finding the balance to have what they want and stay together. Then we get secrets in the end revealed about the truth behind Felix’s fathers death and I really loved seeing this turn of events and really added the cherry on top to this marvelous story!