Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Kick by Carmen Jenner
Kick by Carmen Jenner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some of the most difficult reviews to write are for books that are well-written and contain all the right elements but don’t quite pack the punch I was anticipating. Sadly, despite its gritty bikers, dark themes, tons of action, revenge, and hot sex, Kick ended up being one of these kinds of reads for me – a good read but not a great one.
Now before you go getting your panties in a bunch, I’m not saying that Kick wasn’t any good because it was. Ms. Jenner has a lovely writing style that made reading the book enjoyable. I had no problem keeping up with the storyline and Kick’s character development as she moved from present events to past events – Ms. Jenner excelled at insuring that her readers would know when in time we were during Kick’s life as we learned how his past had shaped him. As the details regarding Lauren unfolded, I felt badly for Kick. I understood his pain, his need for revenge, his heartache – but I never connected with him and actually felt his pain. For me, it was my inability to connect with Kick that I believe prevented it from being a great read.
Through Kick’s story, Ms. Jenner takes the reader on an action-packed blood bath as he tries to help Indie extract revenge while he tries to find redemption. I was fascinated with how the storyline regarding Indie’s abduction played out and loved her final act of revenge – so very fitting. As much as I enjoyed Indie’s character and seeing how she grew and survived after the abduction, I was no more successful in connecting with her than I was with Kick’s character. It wasn’t until the Epilogue that I finally felt a connection with Kick and Indie and it just was just too late at that point, hence my 3-star rating. Kick is a solidly written book that is going to have a lot of rabid fans – the good kind – and I am disappointed that I won’t be joining their ranks. This is definitely one of those books that I recommend you check out for yourself, especially if you enjoy dark and gritty MC books, because you may just your next series to stalk.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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