Renegade Lady by Dawn Martens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
At age 16, Jenna is rescued from a branch of an MC whose members were torturing and abusing her. She is taken in by the main branch of that same MC, but by people who love and care for her. She meets Kidd and falls in love with him, but he justifiably will not even consider her as anything but a "little sister" until she is an adult. When Jenna becomes an adult in order to remain in the club, her choices are to be a club whore or become someone's old lady. She isn't about to be anyone's old lady based on her past experiences, so she decides to go the whore route. The attraction between Jenna and Kidd never goes away, but they both have barriers that keep them from connecting.
I'm a fan of the MC genre, but this club had a lot going on that seemed too extreme. Everyone's casual attitude about murder was a bit too much for me to accept as normal, even within the harsh culture of an MC. The fact that murder was an acceptable option for most offenses, large or small, was tough to believe. There is also the completely abhorrent way that women are treated, even when they are considered to be important to the club.
This is one of those books, that for me was entertaining because of how outlandish and dramatic everything was. This is not one of those books where I would like to be or be with any of these characters. I enjoyed the intense chemistry between Jenna and Kidd, but it was tough to take the way they treated each other at times. One thing I genuinely enjoyed was the relationship between Jenna, Mindy and Chipper. Seeing her go from an absolutely unbearably bad childhood to finding parent figures that truly loved and cared for her was really wonderful. Overall, I read through this pretty quick once I started because even with all of the aspects I had trouble with, the story was interesting and kept me reading to see what would happen.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review