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“I’ll be the best friend you ever had, and I’ll be it for the rest of your life.”
This was a fantastic MC foundation book. If you haven’t read MC books in the past, they tend to have a great deal of history and background and this story is no exception, the difference for me while reading was how well the information was presented. I never found myself confused or needing to look back for information, or even worse, trying to remember who different characters were. MC books, when the story is well told, are not full of hearts and flowers, but tend to be very raw, gritty and many times full of disturbing subject matter that the outside world does not regularly see. This book does contain some very difficult scenes in the very beginning that some people will have trouble reading, but I would tell you that by the end of the book, you will be very happy that you read it. So let’s get start, shall we?
The title is Renegade Lady because this is the story of Jenna aka “Ice” and her journey with the Renegade Sons MC. She is the child of a Renegade Son and the daughter of an old lady. Jenna grows up knowing that this is not the life for her, but when she is only 16 her mother dies and everything changes. She is thrust into the ugly side of the life. A side that the rest of the club doesn’t even know exists. After sustaining horrible abuse, she is finally rescued by Chipper, the son of the head of the Sons and he brings her home to the Big Clifty clubhouse with him.
Once arriving in Big Clifty, Jenna becomes the club princess. She is raised by Chipper and his wife and loved by all. Especially Kidd, Chipper’s little brother and Jenna’s best friend. When she finishes school, Jenna has a choice to make: no longer be a part of the club, become an old lady or become a club whore. Breaking the hearts of many, Jenna chooses to become a club whore. Over the years she has developed a complicated relationship with Kidd and this is just one more issue between them. As the years pass and she continues to work for the club, their feelings continue to grow as they continue to either fight or ignore each other.
For me to even try to give you more detail would take another 3 pages. Like I said, an MC story has tons of details, but this story was s surprisingly quick read. I was instantly in love with Jenna, Mindy and Kidd. As the story unfolded, I was riveted. The plot was solid and strong. Jenna had some hard choices to make and she is only 16 when the story starts, so they choices start as the ideas of a scared teenager and those fears drive many of her choices clear into adulthood. As she finally starts to let Kidd (and others for that matter,) into her heart and she reveals herself, she transforms and grows into an amazing woman. It is fun to watch. One of the things I love about the book is that Kidd fell in love with her when she was still young and relatively happy and carefree and continued to love her as she transformed into “Ice” the cold, hard-as-nails woman.
“I love everything about you. I have since you were just a kid Even when you were too young for me to love you, I still did. I’ll keep on loving you until the day I die.”
I am truly looking forward to the next installment of this series. The foundation has been set for some great stories to be told about the rest of the characters and I can’t wait to read them.
I give this book 4.5 stars and pair it with a single malt whiskey
This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review.