Kings of Mayhem

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Feb 2019

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If you liked the Sons of Anarchy show on TV then this is a book for you to try. Cade and Indys story is one that started when they were very young, but then through events, misunderstandings and help from others breaks off. But when you are meant to be together things tend to work out that way in the end. As adults now their story is one of finding trust in one another after years of mistrust, and also trying to figure out what is happening with their motorcycle family. Because either they are having a run of bad luck or someone is out to get them.

This was another quick ready that’s perfect for the beach or pool this summer. The characters are realistic and likable, you just want them to have that happy ending.
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Cade and Indy grew up together. This was a good book but lacked certain things. It definitely was still plenty good. The story did flow and was written well. I like this author and can't wait to see what else she has in store for this series.
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MC books are typically my favorite go-to books.  Many are follow the same story lines,  often predictible but still engaging with good character develpment.   I found Kings of Meyhem to be better in than some but lackihng in other areas,  Flashbacks are a tricky thing and can sometimes overpower a great story; sometime less is more. 
 3 out of 5 stars.
This book was given to me by NetGalley for a fair an honest review.
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Where do I even start with this? I’m always on the hunt for more MC romances, but boy OH BOY, this was a mistake. I was pretty open-minded going into this, since the language already threw me off with its unnecessary dramatics. 

Things took turn for the worst, after we find out about the reason the two main characters split up in the first place. I was not a fan and am still not a fan of that horrible trope. The main girl was OK enough, but the main guy is incorrigible.

Overall, started off OK, but as the story continues, I’m sad to say I wasn’t a fan at all.
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Meet the Kings of Mayhem MC!!
This is Cade and Indy's story. They have been in love since they were children. But twelve years ago, something happened and change their future together. And they haven't seen each other. Until now. 
I couldn't stop reading this book. And it finishes with a cliffhanger that made me start the next one as fast as I could.
If you are a fan of MC books, this one is a must!!
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I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The abs are beautiful and the story was a bit predictable.

Kings of Mayhem was one of those books that I flew through... but didn't really get thrown into it - ya know what I mean? It was good but it also had some boring parts at the same time. It was pretty much an even playing field - so it wasn't that hard to see where things were going to go with everyone in this book.

In it, you will meet Cade and Indy. They have the kind of love that people dream about. Well, until it all goes to shit because Cade ends up sleeping with another girl and Indy runs away. It also doesn't help that he was drugged into that situation.. and kept calling the other girl Indy. Yikes! Then there's Indy, who even though I totally get that she's hurt and hasn't healed from this overall thing, but damn.. she was a c word to some of these people/this town.

Besides that hot mess.. I wasn't really into the flashbacks. I thought they were going to make the overall book a bit more interesting but those were the parts that I was so bored with. Ugh, it hurt me every time I would tap my phone just to see that I was going to be reading a flashback. Didn't matter what age or who it was for, they were all painful.

The ending, yes that was predictable. Sad as it was.. you knew something was fishy and that something was going to go off. Of course that little cliffhanger is going to draw people to dive into the next book. Luckily for me.. I wont be that person. The ending did nothing for me. I mean, I just saw Endgame today.. nothing will faze me now. Nothing.

Overall, I'm happy that I took a chance on this but ugh, not a fan. Wish I was though.
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This was a decent biker romance, a good introduction to this author's work for me as a new Penny Dee reader. I enjoyed it. It was angsty and steamy, entertaining and it kept me interested. I can't say there's a whole lot about it that sets it apart from every other biker storyline Ive read but I liked it enough to keep reading the series. All in all it was a solid book that I enjoyed.
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Great read, I love these biker stories, you wanted to see Cade and Indy work it out but the hurdles were obvious and difficult to understand. This lifestyle wouldn’t be for me but I enjoy reading about it.
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Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee was a great page turner. We couldn't put it down. Definitely will look into reading more from the author. Kings of Mayhem was a first time read from this author for us. Definitely rating it FIVE STARS
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i recommend giving this one a try if you are into second chance romance whether you like MC books or not.  The main focus here is the love story and the characters, it just happens to be set against the backdrop of an MC.  I will say that the second half of the book felt like it dragged a little and it seemed like Indy spent too much time waffling over what she should do.  Overall it was an enjoyable read and I am ready for book 2.
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The first book in this series and has two people that grew up next to each other and in a Motorcycle club. They fall in love and then when they both were to take off the next day for college he screwed it up the night before. Actually, his dad drugged because he had already lost one son and did not want another to leave the club. Now twelve years later Indy is coming home to bury her father and hopefully all of her memories of the club and of Cade. Problem Cade has never stopped loving her and when she sees him he is not the boy she remembers. He is a man and she is still attracted to him. While everything is going on between them someone is also killing the members of the club and they are working at finding who it could be. They there is the fact that she had not gone back to her job and life when she thought she would. Why is she staying? Will she stay or will she leave? Maybe Cade will give her a golden crown like the wife’s get when they get married? Read this fast paced book to see what happens.
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I usually love motorcycle club books and I wanted to fall in love with this one too but sadly it just didn't work for me. I tried hard but couldn't love the heroine. I'm a fan of second chance stories so I was rooting for these two but while some things worked, a lot left me unsatisfied and I think a lot of it had to do with the characterization. Still, it makes for a quick read if you're just looking for something to pass the time.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I feel bad that I had to read it over a longer period of time than I had originally planned but it was a good escape from life to see these two people find a way back to one another.
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For the past several years, I've become addicted to MC romances, and when I saw the opportunity to get an advance reader copy of the first book in a new MC series, from a new-to-me author, I requested it and I am so glad that I did because there was just so much to like about this novel, which is why I'm giving this series starter 4.5 stars.

This is at heart, a second chance romance, and I'm a sucker for those as well, and that's exactly what we have in the two main characters, Cade and Indy (Indigo), who have been best friends since early childhood, both raised by parents who were prominent members of the Kings of Mayhem MC, and who were also next door neighbors. From early childhood, whenever Indy's parents would fight, she'd climb out of her bedroom window and into Cade's, finding comfort in the arms of her best friend.

Cade admits to falling in love with Indy when they were both 5 years old. But as all romance readers know, the path to love and lasting relationships is a long and bumpy one, and what hooked me on these two characters were the past/present  jumps in time between Cade and Indy, first as children, then a couple of years later, then into their teen years and finally, the one mistake that cost Cade dearly--it cost him Indy, who left town and didn't return for a dozen years, and then, 12 years later, returned only to attend her father's funeral, a father who she once loved but who became a bitter, angry, abusive monster in her eyes after the untimely death of her teenage brother, Bolt. 

If angst and drama are your thing, there's plenty of both in this novel, which works so effectively because in addition to seeing these characters grow and mature, the fact that this novel is told in dual narration gives the reader a chance to learn who they are, how they think, how they feel, and how their relationship from childhood best friends to adult lovers developed over time. It was a smart decision on the part of Ms. Dee to her give readers the kind of insight into each characters' mind, that is only possible when a story is told from two different points of view.

Twelve years is a long time to be apart for two people who once claimed to love one another, but a stupid, drunken mistake cost Cade dearly. Indy caught him in bed with another girl, and that one event crushed Indy emotionally, and rather than giving Cade a chance to explain, she was out of there, something she'd wanted since she was 14 years old, which is when her parents marriage became violent and her father became abusive. Although the two lovers were supposed to go to college together, Indy left alone, but after Cade tried to get Indy back by following after her, and practically begging for her forgiveness, she wasn't shy about telling him that she no longer loved him, and she even goes so far as to get a restraining order against him. 

When Indy finally shows up 12 years later, she's still angry at Cade because of his betrayal, but she's still attracted to him as well, and Cade, although he's bedded many women over the years, is still deeply in love with Indy, but Indy isn't yet ready to forgive him or forget him, and eventually she acknowledges to herself that she never stopped loving him,  but there's no way she plans on telling him that, no matter how many hoops he's willing to jump through to get her back. Indy is also surprised by how comfortable she feels among the rest of the MC, who were once her extended family, and that's especially true of her mom, who missed her terribly while she was gone. 

During her 12 year absence, Indy became a physician. Does she now consider herself above Cade? Will he ever succeed in winning back her love? She's perfectly willing to sleep with him during her visit home, Cade thinks she wants him back, and is hurt when he realizes that her intention is to get Cade out of her system, not get him back into her life, but is that even possible?  Can she ever forgive his one drunken indiscretion? Did she judge him too harshly back then? Should she have let him explain before running off?  For answers to these questions, you're going to have to read this emotionally charged and highly engaging novel, which, I should mention, contains a lead-in to the next novel in the series, and it's one that I cannot wait to read--I'm officially hooked on this series, and I think you will be too.

As stated at the outset, I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.
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I love a good motorcycle club romance. This is the first book I read by this author but I will continue to read and recommend her books to other romance readers.
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What can I say I’m a sucker for biker books. I loved Sons of Anarchy and this story brings me back to that series. 

Cade  has loved Ivy since she moved next door to his house. At first they were best friends and he would do anything to protect his best friend. Then things changed he saw her in a different way and the same happened to her but neither would admit it to the other. 

They were going to spend their life together but one awful day something bad happens and their relationship will never be the same. 

Friends to lovers, bad ass biker book. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series to hear more about Cade and Ivy.
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It's been quite a while since I've read an MC book and after diving into this gem I realized what I've been missing. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'll definitely be reading more. I really enjoyed the hero and heroine 's story and journey.
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I hate to start a review with a warning, but I feel like I need to with Kings of Mayhem. In short, this book is NOT for everyone. You can pretty much tell from the description that mistakes were made, hearts were broken and a lot more that may offend some readers.

Motorcycle clubs are like a different world, at least to me. There’s a strong family dynamic along with a hierarchy that is just as strong. There’s also a very fine line between right and wrong and they have their own brand of justice for those they feel deserve it. It explains a lot of what happened and what was ignored while Cade and Indy were growing up, but it still didn’t make it right. It also explained why Indy wanted to leave that life behind as soon as she could. Cade’s betrayal made it happen sooner than expected. Things may have turned out differently if she would have listened to Cade’s explanation, but some things can’t be fixed. At least not right away…

I liked the glimpses into Cade and Indy’s past – it helped readers understand exactly how strong the connection between them really was. It also helped me realize that there was more to Cade’s actions in their past than Indy realized. It didn’t make it any less wrong, but it definitely made me sympathize with him just a little. Cade may have been the one to “break” them, but she wasn’t the only one who suffered. He ended up fairly broken too.

I’m going to end this review with one more warning… if you’re not a fan of cliff hangers, wait until you can get your hands on Brothers in Arms. You can thank me later 😉
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Not the typical motorcycle book. It was more about people than the club. Both main characters had grown a lot and after ten years. Learned a lot except how much they still loved each other. Would that be enough to fix their lives?
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There were parts of this book that I enjoyed. I liked that the entire book wasn't focused on the MC lifestyle. That the story was more about them than it was about the MC. Too often authors focus the other way around.

That said, there was a great deal that I didn't like. 

The characters are incredibly immature, especially Indy. We're lead to believe she's a trauma surgeon which means she's probably at least what mid to late 20's? She acts like she's still in high school! The constant crying, acting like a b*tch and lying is not handling things like an adult. Also, I found it unrealistic that she can extend her time off from the hospital without a second thought. Obviously they would have granted her time off for the funeral but initially she has no plans to stay for the wedding and then suddenly she's at the wedding.

Cade...yeah he was just an ass for most of the book and when he wasn't, he was a love sick puppy. I get that he was head over heels in love with her and made a mistake. BUT why not use the mistake to change who he is? I felt for him especially after learning the hand his father had in the whole thing. BUT I think he made it worse by basically sleeping with anything that moved. I don't see how that was his way of still being in love with Indy. 

The book ends on a cliffhanger though our couple does get a happily ever after for now. I was hoping the next book would be about a different couple but it's still about the same couple so I'm not sure I'm going to continue the series. 

** ARC received from Netgalley **
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