Friday, May 23, 2014

Review & Giveaway: "Renegade Reject" by Emily Minton & Dawn Martens

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Title: Renegade Reject (Renegade Sons MC, #2)

Author: Emily Minton and Dawn Martens

Release Date: May 13th, 2014

Renegade Reject

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Synopsis

Daisy “Little Flower” Anderson has lived her entire life on the sidelines of the Renegade Sons MC. Her father is a member, and her mother a club whore turned old lady. Not wanting to follow their footsteps, she chose a different path; one that keeps her close to the biker family she loves, but out of the club. Struggling to keep it together, she never thought she would have anything of her own, until she met Preach. He is everything she swore she didn't want in life. One night of passion leads to unexpected consequences, and she knows, now more than ever, it’s time to move forward. Garrett “Preach” Austin lived his life caught in his father’s iron fist. He never thought he would want anything more than freedom from his past, until he met his “Little Flower”. She shows him there is more to life than pain. Preach has a secret; one that forces him to choose between Daisy and his brothers. Even though he loves Daisy, the Renegade Sons are the only true family he has. He knows he can’t have her, yet he can’t let her go. When Daisy moves on, Preach realizes what he’s lost. Can he prove that he’s the man for her, or is he too late?

Review:

 

 Daisy has been in love with Preach since moment she saw him. She was to be his, his Old Lady. She's lived a life full of misery her mom being an Old Lady that acts like a club whore and her father staying in the bottom of the bottle. Preach is the only one who has made her feel special, beautiful, and important.
 
Preach never knew Maker had a daughter, he wonders why Lula keeps her away, but one look and he knows. She's beautiful, and though she doesn't know it yet, in a couple months when she's 18 she'll be his. When one screw up ruins his world he ends up spending years in the bottle wondering if she'll ever forgive him.
 
Two sayings come to mind after reading this book: "Misery loves company" and "It's a hard knock life". This book is full of both.
 
Daisy takes every bump in the road and still keeps her head up and her sweetness in tact. Her Grams, Gramps, and Uncle Holt are always there for her, but sometimes a girl needs more. For Daisy, Preach is her more. He's also what changes her. The change isn't for the worse necessarily, but it does harden her.
 
Preach has been through hell at the hands of his preacher father. He was never good enough. So many beatings his mother, sister, and himself took. His mind is wreck when he remembers. He just wants to drive those demons away. Daisy is the innocence that could save him. She's the only thing that makes him feel like there's still good in him.
 
There relationship is full of whoa's, both the good and the bad kind. Preach tries to do right and repeatedly does wrong. He loves Daisy fiercely and Daisy just wants her Preach the one she fell in love with. The two are made for each other, but suffer so much heart ache that I really began to wonder if the stars were ever gone to align.
 
The writing for the book is fabulous. The story keeps you engaged as soon as you open the book. There's just enough back story so you know what's going on at first, but it's not all given at once. I loved how this book included parts of Holt, Mary, and Wayne's story as well as Maker, Brenda, and Lula's.  After reading Renegade Lady I expected a HEA, but you don't always know. The ending to this is the perfect set up for the next book.
 
This is a sizzling 5 star book in a scorching 5 stars series.
 
 

 

 

 

Excerpt/Teaser:

Preach

“You’re too late,” Mary says from the porch. 
I look up just in time to see Lula walking outside the door.  She walks to her mother’s side with a satisfied smile crosses her face.  “Sorry, she’s not here.”
“Bullshit!  Let me the fuck in!” I yell at her, frustration snapping my control.
“She just left.  You pulled in right after she pulled out,” she says.
“Where the hell did she go?”
Her smile spreads as she answers, “She’s taking care of her daddy.”
“Fine, I’ll go to the hospital.”
Before I can even turn around, Lula starts to laugh.  “You got a long ride.”
Her words stop me in my tracks.  A conversation I had with Kidd comes to my mind, where he mentioned Maker is heading to some specialty rehabilitation center in Atlanta.  Shit!  No way she would have left without telling me, would she?
I rush past Mary and Lula and run straight to Daisy’s room.  As soon as I open the door, my world crashes around me.  It’s empty, nothing but out-dated furniture left behind.  She’s gone; really gone.   I can’t believe she just left me, not even giving me a chance to talk to her.  Anger starts to course its way through my body, leaving me shaking with rage. 
“How could she just fuckin’ leave me?” I shout as I send my fist flying at the sheetrock. 

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About the Authors

Emily Minton

Emily Minton

USA Today best selling author,Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. Raised in Missouri, her family returned to Kentucky when she was a teen. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue! Emily has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two lovable but irritating teenagers, Jess and Bailey. She is also the proud mom of a feisty terrier mix, Rae Rae. Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read every single one. Nope, no hoarding problem here! Her favorite author is Kristen Ashley, and she swears Kristen’s book Sweet Dreams changed her life. Emily has co-authored two books with Dawn Martens, Whiskey Lullaby and Renegade Lady. She has also written one solo book, Windows. Many more are floating around in her head, and she hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.

Dawn Martens

Dawn MartensDawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author, who is widely known for her best-selling “Resisting Love” series that she co-authored with Author Chantel Fernando. Being a wife to Colin, and a mother to two (soon to be THREE!) beautiful little girls (Sarah (6), Grace (3), Ava on the way!) hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer! She has also co-authored “Whiskey Lullaby” (book one in the Love Songs series) with her friend and fellow writer, Author Emily Minton; on top of serving as a mentor and support system for many Authors in the Indie community over the past few years. 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Dawn, as the highly anticipated book two in the Love Songs series titled “Broken”. She will also be releasing a brand new gritty MC series, “Renegade Sons MC,” with Emily Minton, that will for sure take their avid readers on yet another mind blowing journey. Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has to ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.
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