I want that feeling again. Like when I was ten years old at the circus, all the excitement and fear, the high wire act, the fire, and the lions. Forced to sit in my seat, keeping all the excitement bottled up inside as I watched the performance when all I really wanted was to be a part of it. I wanted to experience it firsthand. That’s how I feel right now.
I won’t settle for that, and you know it. To get me you’ll have to trust me, open-up and show me your ugly. You’ll have to let me in, babe. Let me see what hurts.
After our usual Tuesday afternoon rendezvous, when I got out of the shower, Jill was gone and so were all my clothes. She left me a nice little note with many colorful words and locked all my sh* up out in my car, including my f*ing keys. Luckily, she left me my cell. Dude, stop f*ing laughin’!
Kelly Gendron’s new series featuring the Kane brothers is off to an explosive start. This dynamic and foul-mouthed family of five brothers and one sister are a unique collection of quirkiness. Their family gatherings included fisticuffs, witty banter, and humorous bickering. I adored Token and find it difficult to believe any of his brothers could best him. Token was a thoughtful, insightful, and tenderhearted alpha whose boss had sent him on an errand to find and escort the troublesome Harley to her uncle. Harley was a hot mess and in the midst of a downward spiral of destructive, self-indulgence, and irresponsible behavior. Their immediate attraction was highly carnal but their karma wasn’t new as this wasn’t the first time their families had crossed paths.
The plot was clever and the storyline was full of feels and well paced while alternating between angst, erotic sensuality, and thoughtful insights. The Kane characters were enticing and intriguing, and I found Harley more likable during the last half of the book as she had initially presented as obnoxious and annoying. I am already curious about the rest of the clan.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Sparks fly between Token and Harley from their very first meeting. Harley is drinking to forgot. 10 years ago her family died and every year on the anniversary she gets sloshed. Token is sent by his boss to collect Harley and bring her home to California.
I loved Token. He is tough, sexy, smart and very patient. He wants Harley but he sees that she is in pain and is not ready to let someone in. And Token is right. When we see Harley's point of view it is clear that she is hiding from the pain and from people and needs someone she can trust to love her. Token shares himself and his family with Harley to try to break down her walls.
There are a lot of things I loved about this story. Harley and Token's great chemistry which makes for plenty of heat; Token's brothers and family who are fun and a loving bunch; Token's strength and bravery to face the difficulties in his life were some of my highlight. I confess did struggle with Token calling Harley lass. Nothing wrong with the term lass but every time Token said it I could picture Billy Connolly in my head and hear his Scottish voice which was particularly off putting during the sexy scenes.
This is the first book in the Daring the Kane Brothers series and I was pulled in right from the start and when we got to the end, I wanted more. The next brother to get a book is Steele. Bring it on.