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“You gotta let go now, Princess. I gotta hand you over.”
Her panicked gaze meets mine. “He’ll shoot you.”
“No, he won’t.”
“Yes, he will.”
I smile down at her. “What are we just gonna stand here forever, you in my arms, your dad holding a gun to my head? If he shoots me, he shoots me. Ain’t nothing I can do about that, Princess. At least I’ll know I did one thing right.”
She takes a deep, shaky breath. “I’d be dead if it weren’t for you.”
I nod, because it’s true. If Slayer hadn’t come at a deal, Prez would’ve eventually killed her, and he’d have tortured her some more first. “Promise me somethin’?”
“Get on your feet and then get the hell outta here. Prez will come looking for you again. He’s not a guy who likes to lose. Take as much money as you can, and get the fuck away from this life, otherwise you’re gonna wind up filling a body bag way too young.”
Lauren is wrenched away from me then. She screams as the Italian carts her off toward the clubhouse, flailing and slapping at him despite her injuries.
“Daniel!” she screams, reaching out toward me as he struggles to get her inside. Without thinking I take a step forward, but I’m attacked from behind. My knees go out from under me and I’m shoved face-first into the ground. Some heavy motherfucker sits down on my back. I buck, trying to unseat him, but I’m whacked in the back of the head until I stop.
“Well, isn’t that fuckin’ touching? The Angel scum, in love with my daughter? Didn’t I warn you away from her once before?” Slayer asks, circling me like a predator circles prey. The biker using me for a chair shoves his gun against the back of my skull.
“Yeah, I did,” Slayer continues, and he motions for the guy on top of me to force me to stand. I’m dragged up by the hair and presented to Slayer. “At the rally, where she fuckin’ went missin’!” His red, blotchy face almost touches mine. He’s so close I can see the blood vessels snaking out from the corners of his eyes. He’s fucking high. His daughter’s been locked up, raped, beaten, treated like a fuckin’ animal over some shit that she shouldn’t even have to know about, and the arsehole’s gettin’ high as a fuckin’ kite instead of findin’ her? He makes me sick. He’s everything I hate about the life. And he’s more than likely exactly where I’ll end up, because this is what we are—this is what livin’ in the club gets you: bitterness, enemies, and a shit-tonne of bad blood.
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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~ 5 Dark and Twisted Stars ~
I chose to read KICK because I was looking for something different and out of my comfort zone. Well mark my words this book was so far outside my comfort zone, I am surprised I finished it. I knew going in that this was going to be a tough read, the Author even gives the reader a warning before going in. Let me tell you…..Take heed of that warning. This book is not for the faint of heart or that of someone who experiences triggers from scenes that involve violence, drugs, and rape.
KICK is definitely not your hearts and flowers love story. This book is truly a book of survival and hopefully seeing some light in all the darkness in the world. Carmen Jenner does a fantastic job creating this story and giving us the raw, dark and gritty truth to a MC Club. I thought the writing of this story was fantastic….I haven’t been sucked into such a twisted story like this since CJ Roberts Dark Duet. I don’t plan on discussing the plot of this story at all because this is a book that you have to read for yourself.
KICK is a spin-off of the author’s Welcome to Sugartown series. She created a story of one of the characters that is introduced in Book 3 of the Sugartown series. You DON’T have to read the Sugartown books before reading this one. The stories don’t intersect too much and when they do Ms. Jenner does a great job filling in the holes. I was never confused or felt I was missing anything throughout this story.
This is one of those books that you don’t want to like the Hero of the story because you’re afraid of what that says about you. Well I truly had a love / hate relationship with Kick (Daniel). I thought he was a sick f*ck but I also felt that somewhere deep down he had a softer side, one that was capable of caring for another person. I have to give the author props, in the fact that she had me loving Kick (Daniel) by the end of the book. There was something about his character as the story unfolded that sucked me in. Maybe it was his protective side that we saw when it came to both Lauren and Indie. I will say that if you are a fan of MC type books, then you definitely should read this one and meet Kick!!!!
I thought the way that the author wrote and presented this book was fabulous. She wrote it in both past and present time. Also in Dual POV (at least for the present time chapters). I loved learning about Kick’s past and what he went through. My heart broke when the whole story was revealed about his past.
This book will grab you right from the prologue and hold you tight until the very last page. I couldn’t read this fast enough. I will say this was a really tough read for me and there were times that my skin and stomach crawled and I had to stop and take a breath. Ms. Jenner was able to make you feel what her characters were feeling and to me that deserves 5 Stars!!!!
I know many might think I am crazy for enjoying this book and characters so much, but that truly lends a hand to the writing style and the author. When she can create a story that turns a reader that normally doesn’t read books like this, into a fan of the book….that deserves some huge credit!!! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the dark and twisted type stories. If you like an MC type story, this might be one you want to read but just know that it is raw, gritty, dark and disturbing and might set off some triggers for some people.
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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent. She’s also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.
While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn’t have an Elijah Cade, though.
If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.