Wednesday, March 2, 2016

4 stars-- Sinner's Creed (Sinner's Creed MC #1) by Kim Jones

If I could stop crying it would make writing this review so much easier. Sinner's Creed is an interesting read. It's not your typical romance. It's not your typical happily ever after. For some people they're going to love that. For others...they're going to hate that. Going in I knew what was coming with the storyline (I totally twisted the publicist's arm lol) and even going into this one knowing everything I knew it was still a read that dang near gutted me and had me bawling by the end. It's gritty, raw, sweet, sexy, heartbreaking, inspiring... it's a read that will grip your heart tightly and will leave you both devastated and smiling over the love two broken and lonely people were able to create.

It's told from the hero's POV. He's not really a good guy. He's done horrible things in his life and continues to do them in the name of his club but the one good thing he's done has been always being there at just the right time for a stranger over the years who's path keeps crossing his. Someone who is light to his darkness and needs him as much as he needs her.

I actually really liked both Dirk and Saylor. They're so very different but fit each other perfectly. The connection between them was powerful and strong right from the start and they jump in feet first. But somehow it worked. The feeling of Fate or divine intervention surround them quite often--again something that's either going to work for you or not. It's a hard path they're sent down as they deal with his club commitments, rivals and some things that are out of their control. It's one that showed their strength and love and brought out both the good and sometimes bad in them as they dealt with it. And it is ugly. There's no sugar coating this one. This is a read that will hit close to home for some and it's not a romance or life that's all prettied up. But the love that happens because of it is knock you flat stunning.

My only complaint was that writing that felt somewhat stilted now and again because of its lack of contractions. (It is Monday vs It's Monday) Nothing technically wrong with it but it just felt awkward sometimes. A minor complaint overall, though.

Overall, Sinner's Creed is a different sort of romance. Jones took a big risk with this one but I think it paid off. The romance and love between these two is overwhelming and beautiful even if it's heartbreaking. Hang in there though. There's a happy ending...of sorts. It just might not be what you expect.

Quote to come. My Kindle died and is charging. lol

Dirk lives in the shadows—performing hits, maintaining order, and upholding the no-holds-barred legacy of the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. A nomad with a restless spirit and a cold heart, the open road is his world. One of the few constants in his life: his desire for the one woman who has consumed his thoughts for years.

Saylor Samson grew up far from the harshness of Dirk’s world. But ever since she was seventeen she’s been drawn to this dark and mysterious man who always seemed to show up just when she needed him.

After years of fated encounters, he’s back. This time he’s taking her. This time she’s ready for the ride. But just when the darkness in Dirk’s life begins to fade, Saylor reveals a secret that puts them both to the ultimate test. Now, Dirk has to make a decision: submit to his destiny with the MC, or choose his own.

Challenges: Pick Your Genre (contemporary) | New to You (author) | Goodreads

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