Brothers in Arms

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 21 Mar 2019

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I loved this book!! If the first one in this series was good, this is beyond fantastic.
This time, Kings of Mayhem MC is struck with death and chaos, Cade is forced to find out what it's happening if he wants to protect Indy. and his brothers.
I must admit, Penny Dee has surprised me a lot with a good plot and very well- buit characters. And that made an amazing book. Simple as that.
Believe me, you won't be able to close it!!
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First and foremost, this book is NOT for everyone. You can probably tell that from the description, but just in case it isn’t obvious, Brothers in Arms is a very dark book. If you read Kings of Mayhem, you know where Cade’s grief is coming from. If you haven’t read the first book in the series, you really need to before you pick up Brothers in Arms. You need to get to know Cade and Indy and their history to really understand some of what they go through in this book.

Penny Dee did not pull any punches in Brothers in Arms. She also didn’t sugarcoat any of the turmoil, grief or violence. That’s another thing you should understand and prepare yourself for going in. No one was safe from the unknown enemy attacking the Kings of Mayhem MC. Absolutely no one. The shock factor with some of those losses was heartbreaking.

Indy and Cade were put through a lot in Brothers in Arms and it threatened to tear them apart, until they both realized they were stronger together. A big part of the suspense in Brothers in Arms was not knowing where the danger was coming from. It’s hard to fight against something when that something… or someone… is unknown. I have to admit that I had my suspicions about who that someone was, but that didn’t make the confirmation any easier for anyone involved.

Hopefully, things will begin to settle down for the Kings of Mayhem by the time we get to the next book. Biker Baby steps away from Cade and Indy for a little while and features Caleb. It’s already on my TBR list, so stay tuned. 😉
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I was a little torn on this one. It's well written and emotional but some of the drama went way over the top. Some of the transitions felt rushed, like minor details were missing. But again, I never wanted to stop reading. This second book in this series was as suspenseful as it was romantic. It's gritty and entertaining and I liked it.
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Brothers in Arms is the second book in the Kings of Mayhem MC series, and I highly suggest reading this series in the order written, because Brothers in Arms picks up right where Book #1 left off, with Cade and Indy together again, and the beginning of their story is something you shouldn't miss. This novel brings in more the Brothers of Mayhem MC in a way I wasn't expecting, it's loaded with sense, violence, anger, grief, and so much more, and it gets a 5 star rating from this reader.

The novel opens with the murder of Isaac, Cade's cousin, best friend, and member of the Kings of Mayhem MC, as Cade informs Isaac's old lady, Cherry, of his death. Cade is devastated by Isaac's death and consumed by rage and thoughts of revenge for his death. He hasn't a clue as to why Isaac was killed--some say it was his involvement in the drug trade, but Cade isn't buying it. As a result, he begins to pull away from Indy, his woman, and they got their second chance at love in the preceding novel. Indy is equally devastated by Isaac's death, he's been a part of her life forever, and she's equally devastated by the way that Cade is so consumed with thoughts of vengeance, that he even storms into a rival MCs clubhouse, risking his own life by demanding to know if they were somehow involved, and he was lucky to walk out of there alive. As a result of Isaac's death, the the apparent suicides and homicides of other Brothers of Mayhem MC members that follow in short order, Cade is pulling away from Indy, and Indy gives him space to a point, but as the weeks go by, Indy feels like she's losing him and isn't willing to lose Cade again. After Jacob's pregnant wife is shot and killed in front of him, inches from where Indy was standing, Cade goes into ultra-protective mode because he can't imagine his life without Indy, assigning her a protective detail every time he can't take her to her job at the hospital and pick her up after her shift. To say that this is not your average MC romance is putting it mildly. 

If you're looking for drama, action, murder, mystery, kidnapping, intrigue, sex, emotional angst, page-turning suspense, and one heck of a surprise ending, Brothers in Arms is an MC novel on steroids and I found it impossible to put down until I finished reading it, which is why I started writing this review at 5 a.m., after staying up all night to finish reading it--including the teaser for the next novel in the series, Biker Baby, and I can't wait to get my hand on it. I think you'll be equally hooked on this excellent series.

I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.
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This book picked right up from where the first book left off… you know the cliffhanger. With it kind of wrapping up Cade and Indy’s story I liked how this book focuses more on the MC and how they affect their relationship. Their story is beautifully written, lots of drama, suspense and sexiness.  So if you loved the first one buy this one and read on…
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This is the second book in the series and it really brings more of the MC elements into the story than the first book. Where the first book focused on Cade and Indy getting their second chance, this one is about how they handle things once the danger and destruction we usually see in the MC world comes to their door steps. Indy surprises me a few times in this one. I like seeing her bad ass biker chick side come out. I can't wait to read book three.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Oh my gosh this book was good.  This novel picked up right after the first novel and the series and it did not disappoint.  This novel grabbed me from the very first page to the very last.  My heart was in my throat many times and it broke for all the characters went through.  The chemistry was off the charts between Indy and Cade.  I can't wait to see what is in store next.  Loved it!
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This book continues from the first book with the killings and with Indy deciding to fight for Cade and make him talk to her. For cade, he still thinks she is leaving that is until someone makes a mistake and takes her. Now Cade will do everything to bring her back and hopefully, the person will not be around when he finds her. This book reads a little quicker than the first one, and both Indy and Cade have begun to work out and through their problems. They are remembering what it was like when they were together all of those years ago. Still a good story to go with the first one.
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This is my first book by this author and I’m presently surprised of her impeccable writing style. The second book in the Mayhem MC series and continuation relationship between Indy and Gabe with disaster brewing on the horizon.

Cade is frustrated and overwhelmed with an enemy attacking the members of the club. The announcement of the lockdown for family members added distrust and confusion among the members. I felt Cade was becoming paranoid at one point due to one of the fallen member was his relative which distorted his thought process. 

This book was highly entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The plot was well developed, with a gripping storyline. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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This is the second book in the series and begins where the last book ended.  Cade and Indy are great characters and their story is fast-paced, intense with lots of drama and suspense.  Someone is after the MC and Cade is concerned for Indy.  Can he keep her safe?  I really liked this MC read, I was hooked from beginning to end.  A good read.
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WOW!!! Let’s just say this is one of the best biker series I have read. 

I don’t want to give to much away but bikers clubs are like family, they stick together and fight for one another.  When death after death happens in the club Cade is bond and determined to keep Indy safe.  Indy sees a big change in Cade and hopes he finds piece and gets back to himself after so many of his brother have died. 

This is a must read intense, heart breaking story that keeps you turning the page until the bad guy is reveled.
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When I had finished the first book I was sorta of shocked that it left me on a cliff. I knew this was a series, I just didn't realize that the first 2 books would be Cade and Indy's. Actually book 1 is their love story and this one , this is about revenge and the love shared between friends and family as well as Cade and Indy. 
I am truly enjoying this series! 
The past is not Cade's friend. First he has to face the past mistakes he made with Indy and now he is facing someone with a personal vendetta against his club. The drama is definitely a big draw for me to this series. You never quite know what is going to happen next. Cade, suffers a loss so profound that it almost causes him his beloved Indy. But Indy, she is not so quick to give up and will go to the ends of the earth for Cade. With the danger amping up Cade is beside himself with keeping Indy safe. He goes as far as crushing Indy again with his devastating act of betrayal. Only this time Indy knows he is trying to send her away and is not letting that happen. 
This story has betrayal, sexiness in spades and love. Not just the love of a man and woman, but the love shared between family and friends. It was really heartbreaking to read Cade's feelings with he loses Issac. When Indy is with Maribelle and tragedy strikes after the exciting new, man that was gripping!  
Wonderfully written, an easy ready and a really great series, that keeps me coming back for more.
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3.75 stars—BROTHERS IN ARMS is the second instalment in Penny Dee’s contemporary, adult KINGS OF MAYHEM MC erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Kings of Mayhem MC. This is Cade Calley, and Dr. Indigo ‘Indy’ Parrish’s continuing story line.BROTHERS IN ARMSshould be not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events of book one -Kings of Mayhem.

NOTE: BROTHERS IN ARMS contains scenes of graphic violence, death and sexual assault that may not be suitable for more sensitive readers.

If you have not read book one, there may be some spoilers in my review.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Cade and Indy) BROTHERS IN ARMS follows in the wake of the death of one of their own. The Kings of Mayhem MC are being targeted by an unknown enemy who is slowly destroying the club one member at a time. No one is safe; protection is futile as the members fail to protect the people they love. Hoping to shelter the woman he loves Cade battles between head and heart attempting to destroy Indy’s heart in the process. What ensues is the ongoing relationship between Indy and Cade, as the Kings of Mayhem MC continue to fight an unknown foe.

BROTHERS IN ARMS is a story of betrayal, revenge, murder and love. A quick read replete with drama, conflict, heart break and passion. The premise is brutal and raw; the romance is impassioned and intense; the characters are energetic, broken and real. BROTHERS IN ARMS  is a shocking and thrilling instalment in the Kings of Mayhem MC.

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Cade and Indy are back for more in Brothers In Arms, the second book of the Kings of Mayhem MC series. Penny Dee doesn't waist any time continuing on with the suspense and mystery, picking up exactly where the first book ended with the murder of Isaac Calley and the rest of the club struggling to understand why and who is behind the hit. Cade is personally taking the death of his cousin hard and purposely keeping away from Indy, despite just having gotten her back for good. But Indy becoming her strong MC princess self again realizes the self punishment Cade is enduring and does everything possible to pull him back from the darkness and never once fails to leave his side or lose faith in their love, the one thing keeping Cade even slightly sane these days.

The action and drama was nonstop with this book and I loved every second of reading it. Not long after Isaac's murder a few more club members end up dead, but whether by accident, self harm, or by someone else was up for debate. Only Cade didn't believe the coincidences and never stopped trying to solve the puzzle once and for all. All the while Indy is right there for help and support and I seriously love she never backed down from Cade and his demands, even during one scene that I honestly thought would be the one to finally do the job. Everything about Brothers In Arms was excellent and I couldn't get enough of these characters. Once again there is an ending that promises plenty more to come, which is perfect since I'm no where close to getting my fill of the Kings of Mayhem MC.
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This is book 2 in the Kings of Mayhem MC series and it features Cade and Indy. Rarely, if ever, has a book had me in tears from the first page and the hits just kept coming. Some events were harder than others but were all so tragic. The drama, suspense and all the raw emotions kept me on edge. When was the next tragedy going to hit? Cade’s mental state alone was tearing my heart up.  The scene with Cade and Sandy was brilliant but the scene after that with Indy was even more so.  Indy is such an amazing woman who was made to be an “old lady.”

I can’t tell you every piece of brilliant writing because then I’d have to tell you the whole story, from the first page to the last.  I highly recommend this book and series.  You won’t regret it!  With every book I read by this author, the writing gets more captivating. The mystery, the drama and suspense are completely ingenious!  I can’t wait to read more.
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Emotionally heartbreaking! We thought we had seen the inner sanctum of Cade in the first book, but the loss he's suffering now brings out a whole other side of him to delve into. He's ducking for cover, but Indy is determined to make him face it all with her by his side. When all is said and done, they're not sure who to trust anymore ... but they know they have each other by their sides. Really good follow up to the first book. Looking forward to more to come!

Cade Calley isn't sure which way is coming and going right now. He had just reunited with the love of his life when trouble came calling with no warning. They killed his best friend right in front of his eyes. He will stop at nothing to find whoever did this and seek revenge.

Indy is happy to be back in Cade's arms again, but this loss has changed him. He's pushing her away and putting up walls that she can't figure out how to tear down. Just when she thinks she might be getting through to him, someone else winds up dead. It's becoming obvious that someone is hunting the Kings. Only time will tell if they'll figure out who it is before the body count keeps adding up!
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Brothers In Arms pickup right where Kings of Mayhem left off. Someone is after the Kings of Mayhem and picking them off one by one. Now, they have Indy in their crosshairs. With Indy life on the line, along with his unborn child. Cade will do anything to stop the murder before he even gets close. Penny Dee has done it again. This book had intense and emotional moments. This series is a must read. I would recommend that you read Kings of Mayhem before you begin this book.
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***3.5 Stars***

I’m not all too sure how to go about this review since my mind is feeling kinda like the poor frog in Frogger, so I’m going to keep it pretty simple...I hope (toes crossed folks)

This is a continuation of Cade and Indy’s story and I have to say that I liked Indy a lot more in this one. She’s settled, determined and I loved seeing the woman she was always meant to be come out in this one. Then there is Cade. I hurt for him, I did, and I understood why he ended up in such a dark place because of what was going on with his family, but I couldn’t help but cringe at some of the things he did, or didn’t do because he was so deep into his own headtrip that it was kind of scary. 

As for Cade and Indy’s relationship. I liked how Indy fought for Cade and what they were attempting to build together, she showed how well she knew Cade and how much she loved him. But I will admit that I wished there had been more of them. The chaos that was going on around them took over and they took a backseat IMHO. I got why, I did, and I liked where they were at in the end, but I feel like they got lost in the shuffle.

Based on the way Kings of Mayhem ended and the description for this, I knew that things were going to be intense and crazy, and I’m all good with both, I am, but the thing about the crazy that happens here is that only one of the instances gave me an emotional gut punch, the others were sad and intense, but they did take me to that place and it’s because I wasn’t as invested in the characters involved. I didn’t feel like I knew them, so the connection wasn’t there and I was a little underwhelmed. And when everything was exposed...It made sense in a crazy, chaotic, psychopathic sort of way that has me thinking “Okay. The reasoning is still a little bit halfassbackwards to me, but I get it in that twisty mind sort of way.”

I was going to keep this one simple, but that didn’t happen, and I’ll be honest that I’ve waffled quite a bit over the rating, do I round up or down, I chose up because I did enjoy the book as a whole and want more from this world and these characters and in the end that is all that mattered. I loved spending more time with the Kings and getting to know some of them a little more and I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands on Biker Baby when it comes out!

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I enjoyed this book. It is book two in this series and it continues the story from where it left off at the end of book one. Although this book is shorter than book one it's packed with intensity, danger, heat, drama, suspense and raw emotions. This very exciting read will keep you on edge and entertained. If I had one negative comment it would be that I honestly felt that Indy and Cade's romance took a backseat to everything else that was going on. That didn't make this a bad read, it just made it a bit disappointing for me personally. I really like Cade and Indy. They share a powerful attraction, a deep emotional bond, a shared history that makes their love all the more poignant and steamy chemistry. They do share some pretty scorching scenes but for me the book was just too heavily focused on the suspense and not the romance.
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Brothers in Arms is a wonderful continuation of the Kings of Mayhem series. This one is a direct sequel to Kings of Mayhem (cliffhanger warning!). This book really knows how to hit right in the feels! I don't want to give too many spoilers for the first book, but this book is wonderful. In this book Cade has to deal with his grief and his anger. Indy has to help Cade with pulling through the tough times. They both work to make sure that their relationship doesn't suffer even though they are worried about what is happening to their friends in the Kings of Mayhem MC. 

I really enjoyed this continuation of the story! We really get to see Cade and Indy grow both individually and together as a couple. I really felt for all of the characters through the grief they were feeling throughout this entire story. Penny Dee was able to bring me into the story and really make me feel with the characters. I felt like the story was a little slow in parts and that the action was grouped all at once towards the end of the book. I was also disappointed in some of the choices that Cade made when dealing with his grief and wanting to keep Indy safe. I felt like the two of them could have worked to talk a little more and not use physical affection to work through their issues. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and I definitely recommend this book! If you like MC romances with hunky, dreamy heroes, this one is definitely for you! I look forward to the next book in this series!
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