We used to be kings on top of the world, but it all went to hell...
My money and power are worthless.
All I want is blood bathing my knuckles, their soulless bodies dead at my feet.
I’ve never felt the need to take someone’s life until now.
They will pay.
I will sacrifice everything to protect my family.
To save the beauty that’s been haunting my dreams.
I don’t even know her, but the fear dancing in her eyes will be my worst nightmare.
It’s a game of death, and I’m all in
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I am so on the fence with this book! 2-3 stars.
Have you ever read a book that you wish was written differently, it has potential but the way things go get you so frustrated and you start asking why? well this is one of those for me.
*This review contains spoilers so if your one of those readers who like to judge for themselves do not read on.
WHISKEY RENEGADE continues were the previous book Whiskey and You finished, we're I presume is also where Kemp's best friend finds love in his story with Navy but this is Kemp's story and picks up from the drama's and danger still not put to rest from the previous book.
Kemp is introduced in the beginning as a hot businesses-man, a tycoon along with his best friend J.J and the book begins with them attending a country fair as a family, J.J, Navy and kids until they discover Navy is missing from her bathroom break. They discover an attempted kidnapping, a revenge from the same people they had issues with in the last book who are still out for revenge for whatever went down. This attack on the people he loves then sparks the start of Kemp's own revenge mission.
Kemp rescues Navy at the fair who was being dragged away when he finds her and he also discovers the van is full of other women for trafficking, he tries to rescue another woman but she slips from his grasp as the van drives away.
The above needed mentioning because this is where it got confusing and there are spoilers.
Kemp goes off to Mexico to put an end to everything once and for all, using his contacts in an MC he plans to take down the crime organisation who are out to get him and his partner and also rescue the girl he can't get out of his head who he discovers is called Rose.
Kemp claimed to have a connection with Rose, claimed to already have a love for her although they only met briefly, this connection not only spurred on his revenge mission but gave him additional purpose for what he had to do to protect those he loves but he also wanted to find Rose and make her his.
While plotting in Mexico with his connections, shagging quite a few whores while he's at it, Kemp then meets Charlie.
Charlie is looking for her sister who has been taken by the human traffickers and she is trying to track her down, so both Kemp and Charlie are both on the same kind of mission and have an understanding with one another and become close.
I then begin to think maybe Charlie is Rose's sister, is this why he felt connected to Rose when he grabbed her hand in the van?. Then as things progressed I thought maybe this mission was meant to happen to bring them together and Rose is Charlie's sister after all. Then I thought maybe they search for Charlie's sister together leading to Charlie finding her sister and Kemp gets his girl Rose but no, no and no, Charlie and Kemp end up together this is their love story among the grittiness?
Why was Rose even on this story anyway,? A question I ended up asking myself.
Kemp had to stop what was going on with the danger and threats anyway, he had to put a stop to the people who had made his family's world unsafe and wanted revenge so they could a be free from being on edge, looking over their shoulders this part of the plot was more than enough for Kemp to go looking for those who were a potential threat to him and his partner and their family, the girls in the van and his connection to Rose wasn't necessary to this story, well Rose wasn't anyway.
Kemp's character too was a contradiction, you meet Kemp the business tycoon and techie, family man, then in Mexico he's the bad boy, man-whore shagging prostitutes in his hotel room while waiting for the right time for his revenge mission. Kemp was like two different people, then when he meets Charlie he was different again?
In a nut shell both Charlie and Kemp accomplished what they set out to do, the bad guys are taken down and Charlie gets her sister back and along the way Kemp and Charlie fall in love.
And Rose? the girl who was part of the soul for Kemp's mission just gets a mention in a sentence near the end, Charlie stated in a conversation with her friend that Rose after being rescued by one of Kemp's men, she's doing well, gone back to college or whatever and they have become friends?
I didn't get it?, it didn't make sense to me.
WHISKEY RENEGADE is a dark and gritty read, had the potential to be great but fell short, certain things as mentioned let it down.
Sometimes it’s the hero who ends up needing a lifeline…
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Sometimes it’s the hero who ends up needing a lifeline…
Jack Jarvis York is a ruthless and vindictive oil tycoon who knows no boundaries when he’s been double-crossed. Debtors beware. He’ll slit your throat for a nickel. And make no mistake, he will collect.
You never screw with a man’s pride, money, or oil. It’s Texas Law. Unwritten, yet gospel. They don’t call him the king of Texas for nothing.
When a debtor can’t come up with his money, JJ takes his wife as collateral...
What starts out as a trade-off between bitter men turns into an emotional collision of desire and forbidden love so dangerous, it threatens to destroy even the strongest of empires.
No amount of money will ever rebuild everything that’s been shattered. Jack is left standing in the middle of his own chaos.
Greed and power are the least of his worries now. Death is knocking on his front door, wanting to collect.
The woman he’s given his heart to just might become his collateral this time around. Past sins may trump everything...