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(Dragon Runners #5)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  55 reviews
In the beginning, there was one determined man and one strong woman. In their struggles, they created a dynasty.

Brick had one mission since he was a boy: become a Dragon Runner. The motorcycle club meant everything to him. Blood and bone from his brothers paid the Dragon’s dues time and time again. And watching it split apart was more than he could handle.

Then he met Bets
ebook, 97 pages
Published July 6th 2019 by Hot Tree Publishing
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Lu Bielefeld
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Liked it!
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3.5 stars

BRICK is the last book of the Dragon Runners series, however it's a prequel to the series. Because I am a tad anal about the way I like to read series, I read it first and am glad I did. BRICK is the story of Brick and Betsey, they are integral to the entire series, basically the patriarch and matriarch of the Dragon Runners MC/family they have created, by reading their story first I have not been lost when reading MUTE and currently reading STUD.

BRICK gives us the background to why th
Cassie Ashford
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We finally get some insight into Brick and Betsey’s story. We know how they met, became a couple and overcame danger.

This book is a novella so we get to see them when they first started out. I was hoping to get to see more of them once they were a little older and together a little longer.

Brick has made it known to the younger generation men that he made mistakes with Betsey but she stuck through with him. I would have liked to see how they made it through knowing the little we do on what he di
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it


Since I’ve read first book in the Dragon Runners series „Mute” where Brick and Betsey appeared for the first time I knew that I need to know that story too. And with this book we got even more because we also got the origins of the club itself. Because I don’t want to spoil anything to you let’s just say that the club didn’t look like right now even in a smallest part.
In my opinion M.L. Nystrom did really great think with introducing us to Brick’s and Betsey’s relationship from its really early
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brick is the Prequel to the Dragon Runner series and also book 5 by ML Nystrom. I have not read any of the series or any other books by ML Nystrom but that will be changing. I love reading MC books and this one is kind of my own romance. I am the preachers daughter married the biker. The only difference which is a huge difference is my biker is not a 1%er and my daddy wasn't a drunk. This is actually one of the more mellow MC books it is filled with language, but very little violence and no sex. ...more
Sally Mieske
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Brick’s story. It may be a short story, but it is packed full of events that lead us to where the Dragon Runner’s MC is today.

It all starts back in middle school. Brick’s father is President of the Dragon Runner’s. His best friends are sons of other club members. He met Betsy, the new girl, in middle school and instantly had a crush on her. But, he didn’t want to act on his feelings until he felt he could keep her safe. Those who have sworn to have their backs, might be their downfall.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Bricks story is my first introduction to the Dragon Runners MC and to this author. It is a good read and had a lot of world building that had me following the story easily even though it is the fifth book in the series. The only part I was not sure of was all the names for characters mentioned at the end of the story.

The characters in the flash backs are fully developed and bring a variety of backgrounds, emotions and actions to this world. At first I was thrown by the timing of the prologue, b
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved that we finally get Brick and Betsy’s story, it was a long time coming. It’s actually set before all of the subsequent Dragon Runners stories even though it’s the fifth of the series. Brick’s story establishes where the MC you see today started.

Brick already being part of the MC because his father is the President in middle school already has a road-name even before he is a Prospect. When a new girl starts school he knows she will be his woman some day. Betsy is a shy and sheltered gi
Kathy Rouchelle
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story this was. Beginning with memories, the storyline brings you through the life of the Dragon Runners MC through the memory of the former President. He was the son of the founding President and as a child knew he was going to be a Dragon Runner when he grew up. In middle school he met her. The one that he knew he would one day marry. Betsey. She was something else. To everyone else she was the curvy, plain preacher's daughter who wore second hand clothes. To Brick, she was go ...more
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This MC book brought such a smile to my face. I haven’t read the other books that go with this MC series, but I completely understand what was going on. This book goes from the present and back to the past so I could fully understand the story. It was an amazing story that the author wrote like an artist weaving her pottery. It had suspense, devotion, happiness, secrets and all around amazing writing by NL Mystrom. She weaved all the drama and events that can happen with an MC club with love and ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brick was shorter than I would wish for, but it was no less explosive to be honest. In fact, it seemed like I barely had time to catch my breath because of it's short(ish) length. See, the fantastic ML Nystrom decided to take us all the way back to the beginning when Brick was young man who was still in school when he met his person Betsey. Way back when his dream/goal was still only to join the Dragon Runners MC. Little did he ever imagine that he would be the one to actually rebuild it all bac ...more
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5*

This is Brick's story about how he became the President of the Dragon Runners and how he found and fell in love with his Old Lady. Brick is an admirable President taking the club legit but they came very close to imploding when his father was President.

Betsey knows what she wants but can't get it until she is free from her abusive childhood home with her Reverend father. She is sassy and stands up for herself when she can.

This was not a full length novel much to my disappointment. Th
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed For Angel Babe's Blog!!!

I absolutely love the Dragon Runners MC series and Brick's book did not disappoint!!
This is Brick and Betsey's story so it goes from the present all the way back to the beginning of the DRMC!! What I love the most is the fact that Brick and Betsey have one of those loves that are meant to last a lifetime, their destinies have always been intertwined they were meant for eachother!! Even though this was a quick read novella it was still full of drama, suspense, se
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

This is the fifth book in the Dragon Runners MC, and this takes us all the way back to where Brick and Betsey started out. Brick was raised in the club and knew that his life would follow the same path as his fathers. He has known from the first time that he saw Betsey that she was going to be the woman he married one day, he just has to make sure that he can give her the life she deserves first. When things in the club start to take a turn that Brick doesn't like, wi
Susan Trewick
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the fifth book in the series but can be read as a standalone, we are taken back to the beginning of Brick and Bessie’s relationship and it leads the reader through their ups and downs. It’s a fast paced, jam packed story which gives you the insight of how Brick becomes the president of the dragon runners mc and also the history of how the club ended up the way it is now.

We get to see how some of our beloved characters got together and met some new ones, I devoured this book in one sitti
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 2.5 / 5
How explicit are the sex scenes 3 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

I just love the Dragon Runners MC series written by author ML Nystrom. I have loved each story, but Brick maybe one of my favorites! In this story, we are shown how the MC originally was with Brick’s father as the president. The club was into criminal enterprises which led to several of the members becoming corrupt. Brick proves himself a leader within the Dragon Runners and capable of turning them around to
United Indie Book Blog
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I've volunteered to review this book for United Indie Book Blog. I love reading ML Nystrom stories. This is the fifth book in the Dragon runners series.this is Brick and Betsy's story. I love how we are able to go back to the beginning when Brick first met Betsy. This is a fast paced novella that I wasn't able to put it down. I had to know what was going to happen. This will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you would've read this one first. You will definitely want to go back and read ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad the author decided to write Brick’s story. And what a story it is. It was amazingly good to go back and see how the present day Dragon Runner MC became the decidate, close knit family that they are today. Brick and Bestey’s story is one for the ages. The way the met in school to all they both had to overcome during their young lives to the strong fearless family originated couple they became. This is an outstanding face paced novella that will having you gritting your teeth yet melt ...more
Jean Barry
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At what point does an author become a much anticipated visit from a dear friend with an awesome story to tell?

Beginning with Mute, and continuing to Nystrom's latest Tale of the Dragon (Riders), each story has deepened the connection between the Dragon Riders, their significant others, and above all, the deep and lasting ties of family. Nystrom has the unique ability to tell each story in the distinctive voice of each of her characters, from the shy Kat, to the fiery in-your-face Eva, gentle Psa
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Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Dragon Runners book, but it will not be my last. I was instantly captivated by Brick and wanted to know his story. He and Betsey overcame the harshness of life and the club life to build a family that they loved. It was a edge of your seat read that kept me turning the pages and now has me reading the rest of the series.
Emily Fantis
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another successful run!!

As always the DRMC takes me on another successful run through the Tail. Finally having some of the origins was a great read! And how can we not love Brick and Betsy. Although Walrus has a huge place in my heart now. Certainly hope there are more to come from this awesome series.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So THIS is how it all started!

If you've read the other Dragon Runner's I suggest you read this. This is how Brick and Betsie came to be. It's a quick read. Shorter than I usually like,hence the 4 star rating. BUT, it IS worth a read.
Red Hot Romance Blog
Jul 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star-reads
I received an ARC in return for an honest review. First, the prologue confused me. Why did we need to start showing Brick in his sixties/seventies driving to a hidden shack just to go back 50 years before when he first met Betsey? I feel like the first 20% of the book could have been summed up in a paragraph and could have began with the diner interactions. The story had a lot of MC drama but the story of Brick and Betsey was weak. I don’t think this book should characterized as romance because ...more
Jason Daugherty
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good!

I am crying trying to write this. I have loved Brick and Betsey from the first book. Betsey so loving and giving and Brick the same in his own way. This is their journey. The epilogue is all you could hope for and that is what made me cry. Even in the other books you know they are together this was just perfect... ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved seeing how Brick and Betsey got together and made the club how it is today, theirs isn't an easy story it has its ups and downs but the love these two uave and the feeling of family from the club made me love this story even more
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! Loved it!

I absolutely loved this story. It made me fall in love with brick even more!!! I cant wait to read more from this series!!
Pelusa Rivera
Ahhhhh was not happy with it
World Of Books 65
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to admit that I had not read any of the other books in this series but for some strange reason I don't feel at a disadvantage - did it make me want to read the whole series? definitely!

This is the story of Brick the leader of the Dragon Runners and his Wife Betsey. It is about their live together the struggles the pain but overall the happiness that life as the President and Ole Lady of a MC brings.

Brick raised by a widow father and Betsey raised by the head minister of the First Methodis
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a short but jam packed view of how Brick and Betsey got together, how he became the President of the Dragon Runners and how the club became what it is today. I really enjoyed this, getting to see the king and queen of the MC put their kingdom together. It feels like this is the ending of the series, and if it is then it was a lovely way to wrap up. I'm certainly going to be looking out for ML Nystrom's next book, whatever it is and I give Brick 5 stars.
Romaine Heart
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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