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Dragons Need Love, Too (I Like Big Dragons #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,219 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
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
Published October 19th 2016
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4.5 'Badass Dragon-Riders' Stars

Lani Lynn Vale really is blowing me away with this series! This entire fantastical world she created captivates me deeply, in every detail portrayed. She really makes me want to be a part of it. No, that’s not true, she actually makes me feel like part of it, and I love every single second of it!

I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, introduced us to this universe, but Dragons Need Love, Too showed us even more of this complex world and its hierarchy, and how perfec
I enjoyed this couple way more than the previous one, Nikolai had one cool dragoon too. She was so funny!

They have good chemistry and thankfully there was no pushing away. And surprisingly he didn't have any jerk moments that I can re-call.

I don't think I will read 3rd book in the series if it's about their other brother, because (view spoiler)
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.
I liked this book was a LOT better than the first one.
I didn't like Keifer on this one.
I loved the heroine and hero.
I can not wait to read Ian's book.
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first one since I knew going into it what to expect or actually what not to expect. Writing was good and it made me smile quite a few times. The world building was actually more detailed in this one. The dragons powers and the magic were explored more.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018

I loved the first book in this series but this one was a big mess. No tension, development or resolutions, we're told and not shown. I don't know what happened.

This picks up straight after the first book with Nikolai rescuing Brooklyn from her Uncle who has been torturing her. She spends weeks in a coma and wakes up not remembering anything that was done to her. When she's told what happened there was no reaction at all. When she's told she's mated she's a little annoyed until her friend basical
Libby Harrison

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Brooklyn): 26yrs old
Hero (Niko): 28yrs old
Plot: 4/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none

HEA: Goddammit! How many times do I have to say an epilogue cannot just immediately follow what happened at the end of the previous chapter – an epilogue HAS to be set at least several months (ideally years) after the end of the previous chapter!!!!!!

Triggers: none

Average score: 4/5

Best Line: “If a woman pulls out a knife during an argumen
3.5 Stars.
Brooklyn is a great character and I especially liked reading from her POV. I did wonder why an Amish fundamentalist group/family would name their daughter Brooklyn. I guess I would expect something more bible-y? Maybe it’s explained in the first book...? No matter, I really enjoyed the ride.
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I’m not big on PNR, it’s just not my thing. It pains me to admit this, but I went into the first book of this series, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, hesitantly. I’m such a huge fan of Lani Lynn Vale’s that I just didn’t even want to entertain the possibility that I could be disappointed by one of her books. Well, a lesson was learned over here, folks, because not only did I love that book, but I’d include that book (and this one) on my list of top favorite books by Lani Lynn Vale. So, need ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing

*4.5 stars*
“Hard headed, stubborn as hell, bad asses.”
Oh my YES! This series is all about going big – dragons, emotions, danger and love. There is no middle ground when life and relationships are at stake and wishy washy is for the other guy… And there are none of those here as alpha takes on a capital letter and the younger Vassago brother has a new woman in his life… I was waiting anxiously for Nikolai and Brooklyn’s story and, sigh, it was… everything…
“With the looks, the body and the voice,
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Book two in Vale's sexy action packed PNR series-I like Big Dragons-picks up where book one left off. This series revolves around the Vassage family. While the romance is self-contained, the storyline is on going and I don't recommend these are standalones. I liked this one even more than the first story. The development is tighter and the dialogue flows better. The couple is better developed and even though the mating bond is prevalent; they aren't absorbed by it to the extent of ignoring life ...more
Nina DuBois
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, shifters
I'm not going to lie. I was disappointed when I figured out that this book was about Nikolai and Brooklyn and not a continuation of Keifer and Blythe's story. But I read on because I curious about Brooklyn and I instantly liked Nikolai.

The story was pretty good in the fact that its about Nikolai and Brooklyn and their connection to each other. But it was in way as consuming as Keifer and Blythe's connection. They just kinda were together and their whole relationship was weird, but I think Nikola
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars
I loved this book and this entire series, so it seems that I have found a new author I am in love with. Everything I have read so far from Lani Lynn Vale I have quickly fallen in love with and been sucked into the story and the world she created. In this series (and like the previous series I read from this author I'm going to review the three books in a lump sum because right after each book I couldn't wait to review it because I had to read it right now). We get a nice new twist on
Loving this series!!

This is Nikolai and Brooklyn’s story. We met both these characters in the first book in the series. Nikolai is Keifers brother and Brooklyn is Blythes best friend who was shot by her uncle. Nikolai rescued Brooklyn at the end of the last book from her uncle who had kidnapped and had been torturing her.

The beginning of this book we find that Brooklyn is still in a coma and hasn’t woke up. However, that didn’t stop the mating process from happening between her and Nikolai.

The r
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent series.
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Dragons Need Love Too is a continuation of the I like big dragons series that I gobbled up! This book focuses on dragon rider Nikolai and his newly found mate, Brooklyn. At the end of book 1, we discovered that Brooklyn was being held hostage and tortured by her uncle and his batshit crazy followers. The dragon riders save her, but she is in BAD shape. However, Nikolai knows right away that Brooklyn is his mate. These two have a bit of a tough road ahead. Her uncle's followers and still out the
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
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Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lani Lynn Vale’s contemporary dragon world continues to come to life as more details about its people, their powers, and their dragons come to light. In book two, readers get Nikolai and Brooklyn’s story, but Keifer and Blythe are very much a part of the storyline as well. Keifer is now the King of the dragons, and he and his pregnant queen are doing all they can to keep their people safe in their war against the Purists, but as the danger gets more intense and their enemies start using their ow ...more
I loved this one more than the last and I honestly think it had more to do with Nikolai's dragon. She was a riot! I have enjoyed every single book that Lani Lynn Vale has ever written and I know that I will continue to do so. She has really taken some chances with her writing and I must say that it hasn't been a bad thing. This series is so wonderful and I know that she only has three books planned for it but well here is my shameless begging.....PLEASE PLEASE can the sister get a book and Ian r ...more
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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When I saw that one of my favorite authors was starting a new series, and not only a new series but doing a paranormal series I was both excited and anxious at the same time. So when I read the first book I thought okay this is a different twist that this book whore is going to love. When I started Dragons Need Love Too I was excited and looking forward to getting more and in the end I really enjoyed it. I sugges
LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***

Whew!!! Once again I love Lani's take on paranormal compared to what is normally taken. This is the story of Nikolai and Brooklyn who we first met in book 1. Brooklyn was raised sheltered so after finally getting free she was thrust into a deadly game by her sinister uncle that led to her being rescued by Nikolai. It just so happens to turn out that Nikolai feels an overwhelming protectiveness towards Brooklyn and knows that she must be h
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I have been waiting for this book since I read the first one, so I was excited to finally get my hands on it. Though it was written well and had a good premise, this was just an okay read for me. I just didn't like this one as much as I did the first one. There were a lot of problems going on constantly, and I didn't care for how the others treated the heroine for the most part. The sex scenes were hot. There were a lot of good parts, but somethings didn't settle well with me when I was reading ...more
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 star read for me, looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
2/28/18 - listened to the audiobook and I really enjoyed the narrators.
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it, but now I can't wait for the next book to come out!
I knew I shouldn't have started this series until it was finished. Oh well, guess I'll be re-reading the first 2 books again next year.
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DAMN! Just when I think it can’t get any better...BAM! She just blows it out the water again! I swear I never thought I would love these books as much as I have and now I’m on to the third book and there are no more after it and I’m slightly devastated about this fact!!
This is more fantasy than paranormal to me. We are set in what I think is the future. Dragons are the norm, folks see them and they’re cool with it. We have a group of people that are dragon riders and the evil group the purists t
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, dragons, suspense, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie (I Like Big Dragons #1)

This is Brooklyn and Nikolai’s story. Brooklyn is broken and Nikolai is determined to bring her back and help her heal. He found her broken and over a few weeks he fell for her. The problem is she was in a coma and didn’t know what was going on. When she finally wak
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is a continuation of sorts from the book, "I like Big Dragons I cannot Lie". This book is the story of Nikolai and Brooklyn, their story starts where the first book ends and is a little more dramatic. Brooklynn is used as bait to get the dragons and their riders and after she is knocked unconscious in a failed effort to get the dragons. Her uncle tortures her and inserts a tracking device inside of her stomach, knowing that, she is friends with Blythe and that they will try to rescue her.

May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dragons need love too is book two in the I like big dragons series. I liked this book but I didn’t like it as much as I did the first book. I read this book in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I liked Nikolai but I wanted him to open up more. For the first half/quarter of the story, he was a little closed off. He knew Brooklyn was his fated mate yet he held off. He tried not to admit it even when Brooklyn figured it out.
I did see some chemistry between Nikolai and Brooklyn but I would
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is the second book in the I Like Big Dragons Series. They are stand alones, but I highly recommend you read them in order.

This is yet another Lani book that I couldn’t put down. I absolutely loved it!

I love these Dragon riders and their mates.

Brooklyn is Blythe’s best friend. She was Amish, but didn’t want that life, so she left. We learned some about her in the previous book. And who her uncle is… A Purist.

He had her brainwashed against the Dragon riders. But what he did to her at the beg
Oh, dragons... They are my weakness. And in this book (well, in this series) there are so many cool dragons I can't even believe it.
I loved Brooklyn and Nikolai as a couple, they had cracking chemistry and powers. Although some things were left unexplained, I'm not sure whether intentionally or not... Keifer was getting on my nerves in this book, though. A lot.
Again, I was absorbed into this story right from the beginning. This time I knew what I was getting into (how their world works and all t
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