Kick by Carmen Jenner
Series: Savage Saints MC #1
Published by Self-published on January 25, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
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When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.
A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.
A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.
When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.
I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.
My name is Daniel Johnson. I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.
And I’ll betray her too.
This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.
Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.
This is one of those books where the subject matter is dark and saying you liked it feels wrong. I couldn’t put it down even when it was uncomfortable to read. By the time I had reached the end of the book, I felt there was a good chance that I may need to head back to Sugartown for a bit of respite!
Dragged back and forth from past to present in Daniel aka Kick’s dark and tortured life, the warning Ms. Jenner clearly spells out in her note at the beginning of this book should not be taken lightly. It didn’t put me off, it was a challenge. The reality was I spent at least half of my time reading thinking I’m not as into dark as I thought I was. Then there were the moments where you have a hint of humanity skimming the surface and I remember why I am drawn to dark stories. When you find goodness in a dark book, it shimmers like a diamond. You’re not expecting to find any unicorns but there’s always hope you’ll catch a shimmer of a rainbow.
So what made me stick with Kick and Indie’s story? It wasn’t the flashbacks to Kick’s previous screwed up relationship. Nor was it the current dilemma he chose to enter into. It was the fact he stood up for what he thought was right with no thought as to what it would cost him to do it.
When you have nothing you care about, nothing to lose, you’re indestructible
Kick and Tank were sent to pick up a sleazy dentist who picked the wrong woman to mess with. The scene Kick walks in on means that dentist is not going to be taking in oxygen ever again. Instead of returning with the sleaze he was sent to pick up, he returns with a messed up damsel in distress. She’s not happy, doesn’t want to live and is definitely not grateful to her rescuer.
He’s in trouble for not following orders and putting his brothers at risk by ‘saving’ the girl who didn’t want to be saved. In her mind, she was taken from one hell hole and placed in another. When Indie reveals that there are another two perpetrators still at large along with footage that could incriminate the Savage Sinners MC, the brothers set about to remove the threat to their freedom.
Can’t say that there were many parties, club gatherings or other sweet moments. This was raw and gritty from woe to go and definitely not for the faint of heart. Now am I ready for the next book? Of course, I’m hoping that Tank gets a break and a little goodness in his life 🙂
Rating: 4 Stars
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