Title: Renegade Reject (Renegade Sons MC, #2)
Author: Emily Minton and Dawn Martens
Release Date: May 13th, 2014
SynopsisDaisy “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?
“Are you okay, girl?”
I look up and see the hottest man I have ever laid eyes on. His eyes, oh my God, they must be the most beautiful eyes that I have ever seen; light brown with shots of gold throughout. They remind me of the Tiger’s Eye necklace my Grams gave me for my sixteenth birthday -- just breathtaking.
He has golden highlights in his coffee colored hair. It brushes the top of his shoulders, lying haphazardly around his gorgeous face. For some reason, I have the urge to reach up and see if it’s as soft as it looks.
He’s tall, at least six foot, and the top of my head doesn’t even reach his shoulders. Other than his height, he’s not a big guy. Instead, he is long and lanky, reminding me of the cowboys in those old black and white western movies that my Grandpa and Uncle Holt used to watch.
Naturally, I notice that he’s wearing a cut just like my dad and his brothers. He’s a Renegade Son.
I know I’m staring at him, but I can’t stop myself. I swear, just looking at him takes my breath away and makes my eyes hurt at the same time. He really is the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t take long for him to notice my reaction, and a slow smile spreads across his face. “What’s your name, girl?”
“Daisy,” I whisper, feeling a blush spread across my cheeks.
“My name’s Garret Austin, but you can call me Preach,” he says as he climbs onto his bike. “Climb on. Let’s get you out of here.”
I nod, too tongue-tied to respond. I slide on behind him and wrap my arms around his waist. Leaning my chest against his back, I close my eyes and enjoy the ride.
Emily Minton and Dawn Martens have taken us back into the crazy MC world. This installment is about Daisy “Little Flower” Anderson and Garret “Preach” Austin. In Renegade Lady, We caught bits and pieces of Daisy and Preach. I don’t know about you all, but I was definitely wondering what the hell she saw in him, or why she was even interested. Well, No worries, Emily and Dawn take us back just a bit to explain the connection.
We go back to when Little Flower was still in school. Her mother the bitch from the wicked west makes life a living hell for her and her father. She doesn’t like Daisy. -How in the heck do you not like your own child? It’s more like she’s jealous and spiteful towards her. This is a bit of a mystery until you get deeper into the story line. - Anyhow, Preach picks Daisy up one night from work and all hell breaks loose. There are boys terrorizing her. It’s the club to the rescue. It’s pretty much on with Daisy and Preach from here on out. The only thing holding them back is that Daisy isn’t quite legal yet.
As the connection grows deeper promises are made to claim Daisy. One mistake on Preach’s part leaves that promise broken. Bitches be bitches and alcohol is not your friend. With broken promises comes a tragic accident that gives Daisy the get out of heartbreak card she’s needed. Before Preach can make amends, she escapes leaving the man she loves behind.
With Daisy gone, Preach wallows in his self-hate. He becomes the drunk. The womanizer. Hell, he does whatever he can to numb himself. His personal life is shit, but he is always there for the club. The club is all he has anymore. He sure in the hell doesn’t have himself. He’s so far gone to the alcohol that he keeps letting himself down. So, when Daisy comes back around, He makes mistake after mistake. These two are in for one hell of a ride.
I couldn’t figure out how it was all going to come together with what I had read from Renegade Lady, but the authors did an excellent job of incorporating and weaving it into the timeline nicely. I loved Daisy and Preach’s story. It’s about forgiveness and healing. It shows that even the biggest screw ups can bring something beautiful. That is if the other is willing to give you a chance to fix some of hurt you caused. Daisy’s love never wavered but her desire to be with him or to trust him coincides with his behavior. (As it should.) To me that makes Daisy an okay girl. She didn’t just roll over and take it. She demanded respect. She wanted someone to really LOVE her. Preach made mistake after mistake but he soon learned from those mistakes. He wanted to be a better person for Daisy. However, It almost took him too long to get things right. He had to steal his life back so to speak. In the end I didn’t think he was a total dirt bag. I recommend this for all of those crazy MC lovers.
I give this one 4.5 stars.