Author: Emily Minton and Dawn Martens
Publisher: indie authors
Tour Company: Rock Star PR
Source: ARC provided in exchange for an honest review
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?
Flirty Review: FOUR LIP BITES
Daisy hasn't had the best of lives. She grew up as a child of the MC. Her father, Maker, a Renegade Son, married her mother Lula, a daughter of another Son. For all intents and purposes Daisy should have been treated as an MC princess, but with a resentful and abusive mother and a drunk for a father, her life wasn't anything but a fairytale. Preach grew up under his father's very overbearing and restrictive wing. His parents, very religious, controlled his life until Preach (Garrett) snapped and beat up his dad for hitting his sister Tabby. In jail, a teenaged Preach meets Kidd, the soon-to-be president of the Renegade Sons.
While Preach is damaged from a life spent with his abusive and controlling father, he seems to heal once he joins the Sons. There he meets a young Daisy. He sees something in her and likewise her in him. They strike up a bond that you know will grow into much more.
But of course things pull them apart and Daisy goes with her father after he had been in an accident to help him recover. She's gone for three years and in that time she had tried to get over her love of Preach but neither of them can do that. When she's back, fireworks explode as they both fight their attraction (More so her, than him. He's in love with her and wants her back) but learn how to love again and maybe grow as people and a couple.
Now growing as a couple, I didn't really feel was a strong enough aspect. In Renegade Reject, I felt that Preach was almost a carbon copy of Kid from book one. Their personalities were identical. It was really hard to remember which book I was reading. The authors did a great job with the women. Jenna or Ice from the last book was such a strong lead and Daisy in turn in this book was almost to that caliber. I have to say I enjoyed their stories more than the MC guys. They had more depth, more rounded development, and more likability.
The men, Kid and Preach, do have their good points, but since they seemed to be the same it was hard to really feel the same for them as I felt for the lady leads. The books also deals with some very strong themes: rape, abuse, alcoholism, murder, drugs, etc. What I felt was so strange is that with all these themes, the characters didn't blink an eye when they killed people. Death was treated like it was an everyday thing. I don't know, it was weird. I guess I wanted to see more repercussions.
I know that this was an ARC, but I found some continuity problems that I hoped get addressed. Like Preach says that back in high school....well it was said he was homeschooled.
All in all, this book was good. I do want to ready about Timber and Tabby's story in book three. That should be very interesting.