Review: Sinner’s Revenge by Kim Jones

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Sinner’s Revenge
(Sinner’s Creed MC #2)
By: Kim Jones
Publisher: Berkley
Published: July 19, 2016
Genre: Romance
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Shady has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. But after losing the man who was both his brother and his best friend, he has a new purpose—to avenge the death of the greatest nomad in Sinner’s Creed history.

His plan is flawless. His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem.

She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.

 

 

My thoughts…

Shady is on a revenge rampage. One of the other motorcycle clubs killed his fellow brother and best friend. He’s decided to seek revenge and slowly kill the club off one by one. However, while on his mission to kill, he comes across Diem. He’s seen her a lot at the bar he frequents and when they finally meet, the sparks start flying. But, it’s not the usual sparks of love that fly, rather it’s more like annoyance and hate. These two definitely have a love/hate relationship going on and pretty soon Shady’s life is flipped upside down and he has no idea if he will make it out alive… literally.

I have not read the first book in the series. I actually didn’t even think it was something that needed to be done considering it deals with a different set of characters. However, I can see why you wouldn’t want to just jump in on this one. While Diem and Shady aren’t necessarily highlighted in it, there’s a lot that happens in the previous book that are sort of the catalyst for this one. Not to mention that not only are the previous characters brought up a lot (thus ruining the first book), but they are even mentioned in the epilogue for those who had fallen in love with them. So, while this can be read as a stand-alone, I definitely wish I’d read the first book before jumping into this one.

Now, let’s get back to the story itself. This is the first book by Kim Jones that I’ve read and I wasn’t overly sure what to expect going in. I mean, I’ve read MC romances before and they are hit or miss for me. It takes a lot to find that perfect balance. You don’t want a whipped club member who’s all badass but then turns into a pussycat when he finds “the one.” I don’t know about you but I hate it when the guy does a complete 180 when he meets his “soul mate.” Then there’s the ones that are so horrible and brutal, and yet never change for the better. They just never redeem themselves. They belittle the heroine, sometimes physically or emotionally assault them, and then just kiss and make it better. Nope! I call bull on that. Any sane woman would turn tail and run from a dude like that. It’s really hard for me to like MC romances because of this. Thankfully, the author was able to find that perfect balance for me. Shady is a killer. He has no qualms about putting a bullet between someones eyes or even torturing them a bit before putting them down. He’s also not about to let some little spitfire come in and boss him around. However, he never raises a hand to her. They yell at each other, threaten each other, and then cuddle up on the couch and watch the western channel. They drove each other crazy but it all kind of seemed like subconscious foreplay for them. Best part was, Shady continued to kill. Okay, maybe that sounds wrong of me to say that but he was still HIM. He’d take off, do his business, and then come home and choke down whatever inedible thing Diem made for food. He was a likable character that had a very dark side. Like I said, she balanced his character out perfectly for me.

I’m not going to lie though, Diem seemed a bit off her rocker. She was always making deals and such in order to get a rise out of Shady or to get something from him. She had no idea who he was. I mean, she thought he was Zeke the IT guy but she knew he had a dead look lurking behind his eyes. And yet she still pushed his buttons. I was both exasperated by her and thought she was great at the same time. Which is why I think I was able to relate to Shady a bit because that woman always had you on your toes. After finishing the book, I suppose given her upbringing, she sort of reverted back to her childhood and needed time to just goof around and not be so serious all the time. But still, she was one interesting bird.

Given the fact that I had not read the previous book, I may have missed a few things. I don’t feel like I did but who knows. Maybe something went over my head. Either way, I still really enjoyed this story. I got this dark, gritty, MC romance that was kind of all over the place but at the same time perfect for the characters. Even though I know how things unfold in the previous book, I think I will still go back and read it.

Sinner’s Revenge was a really enjoyable read. It was a combination of the dark grittiness of a mafia run MC, a member who’s on a warpath to death, and the dark angel who comes out of nowhere and kind of saves him. I wish I could say more but there are things that happen in here that I didn’t see coming and they made for a really nice surprise.

 

Favorite part…

Shady and Rookie are at the clubhouse where Rookie got him a little “present.”

“She lowers herself between my legs, slowly unbuckling my belt as she stared at me with her big, sultry eyes. That look is fake too. She’s probably wondering what time her next appointment is. Or if she turned the coffeepot off.
I glance over at Rookie, who lays motionless with his hat over his face. How did he do it? Was Carrie worth resisting temptation?
‘Quit looking at me, Shady. It’s fucking weird. You getting your dick sucked. Look at her.'”

 

 

4 Thoughts on “Review: Sinner’s Revenge by Kim Jones

  1. I can’t think of a MC romance that I have read recently. I kind of like the idea of a revenge rampage.

    • It was an interesting plot twist and not one that I’ve read a lot of before. Especially given the fact that his “savior” was just as dark and twisted as he was. You wouldn’t think they’d save each other but somehow they did. It was a really good book for anyone interested in MC/mafia romances.

  2. Great review! I don’t do MC romance they seem super intense. I’ll stick to my fairy-tell retelling ha ha! I am such a wuss!

    • Yeah, if you don’t like intense then this isn’t for you. Given that there is ultimately a HEA, the meat of the story itself is by no means a fairy tale. 😉

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