This book pushed the envelope in one direction and then fell into line the rest of the time. It was a stereotypical romance novel in the sense of the alpha hero and the naive heroine, but then it was a mess of line-toeing as far as trigger warnings, and then a very traumatic plot. This is a read at your own risk type of book.
SINNERS CREED by Kim Jones is book one in a new series of the same name. The book focuses on two characters and one motorcycle club, Sinner’s Creed. Dirk is an assassin for the club and a nomad. He’s one of those characters that I thought might be redeemable at first, but as the novel progressed, I had no hope for this man’s potential. Saylor is the heroine, she’s a sheltered character with a few issues. The book opens up with a series of chance encounters between the two characters, that “fated” love-at-multiple-glances type of situation.
On the final fated encounter she jumps on his bike, they ride off into the sunset and hook up. This was basically the first chapter. The rest of the book is the two of them dealing with a series of events that will have you either traumatized or frazzled, depending on your sensitivity.
Personally, this is one of those books that I don’t know what to do with. In one hand I thought the author did a good job with “shaking things up.” On the other hand, I thought she stepped off the script a bit too far. Yet, with the characters, they were very A-typical. Metaphors about prey in regards to the “naive” heroine and the big bad alpha was going to eat her had me rolling my eyes. But, the interesting deviation from a true romance script had me reading on. Not to mention it was all within the hero’s POV, which is also rather different. So, I thought it was a different and interesting book, but I wasn’t as rocked as I was supposed to be.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sinner's Creed (Sinner's Creed MC, #1) by Kim JonesSeries: Sinner's Creed
Published by Berkley on March 1st 2016
“I was the demon-possessed monster and she was the innocent, naïve angel. But none of that matters. She asks, I give and right now, I'll kill anyone who tries to stop me from giving this woman what she wants—me.”
Dirk lives in the shadows—performing hits, maintaining order, and upholding the no-holds-barred legacy of the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. A nomad with a restless spirit and a cold heart, the open road is his world. One of the few constants in his life: his desire for the one woman who has consumed his thoughts for years.
Saylor Samson grew up far from the harshness of Dirk’s world. But ever since she was seventeen she’s been drawn to this dark and mysterious man who always seemed to show up just when she needed him.
After years of fated encounters, he’s back. This time he’s taking her. This time she’s ready for the ride. But just when the darkness in Dirk’s life begins to fade, Saylor reveals a secret that puts them both to the ultimate test. Now, Dirk has to make a decision: submit to his destiny with the MC, or choose his own.