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Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner REVIEW

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Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner REVIEW

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.

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Review

★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

“I’m not the hero in this story; I’m the motherfucking villian.”
 
Wow, this was a dark but brilliant book which follows the Savage Saints MC and the brutal lives and events that surround them.
 
Kick was not a romance to make you happy, it was violent and raw and dark but I was drawn into this sickening world by the brilliant writing of Carmen Jenner.
 
I have to admit I gave up on the Sugartown books, but am very pleased that I gave this author another chance because otherwise I would have missed out on what looks to be a fabulous series. This book is interlinked with the aforementioned series, but it is not necessary to have read them and is a completely new spin off.
 
Kick was born into the MC life, his mother was a club slut and his father a fully fledged member of the Angels MC. His life has been tough and he’s seen terrible things, but deep down he has a heart because when he witnesses a brutal rape within his club, he decides that he will do what is right to protect her.
 
The book flits between past and present, it’s almost like two stories, with two different women at his mercy. Unfortunately for one of them, life is about to get worse because when Kick betrays his club there is no going back.
 
In the present time, Kick has joined the Savage Saints and now is his time for redemption and hope for a future. When he is tasked to go in and get ‘The Dentist’ he is once again faced with a feisty woman who is in the midst of a gang rape and he feels like he needs to save her. He and his brothers end up in the middle of a sex ring scandal, and instead of getting rid of the woman in question, Kick wants to keep her.
 
“I love the broken ones because for a brief second, in the heat of the moment, I can forget how fucked up I truly am inside.”
 
For me, it was a thrilling read, albeit difficult, and I loved to see Kick become vulnerable for Indie. The character development was spot on, my only complaint was that I would have liked to have seen more present, than the past. 
 
However, his past was essential to his journey and his reasonings for falling in love with broken women. Indie was broken but he helped her to become strong again, and then she herself became stronger for both of them.
 
Look forward to reading about the other MC brothers.
 
This is a standalone, told in dual POV

About the Author

 

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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