Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Relent (Sydney Storm MC #1) by Nina Levine

Evie Bishop grew up loving Kick Hanson. He loved her, too. They were inseparable. Best friends who looked out for each other. Until the day scandal hit their families and ripped everything apart, changing the course of all their lives.

Kick follows a dangerous path that leads him to the Storm MC where he spends his days buried deep in a violent and lawless world that is slowly consuming his soul. Evie works hard to escape the hopelessness that threatens to swallow her after her family is ripped apart. She builds a stable life for herself, however it's devoid of the one thing she has always longed for - Kick.

The love these two have for each other never wavers but sometimes in life, love isn't enough. Even in the times they find each other again, they can never make it work. Kick fights against bringing Evie into his world and Evie refuses a life with Kick if he won't fully commit to her. However, when circumstance throws them together again, Kick knows he must finally make her his. The trouble is, Evie's done. She loves him but she believes their chance to be together has long passed.

When Kick finally stakes his claim, will Evie relent and give their love another go, or has Kick left it too long to go after the woman who has owned his heart forever?

Relent is the first book in the Sydney Storm MC series. This is a spin off series to the Storm MC series. Readers do not have to read the Storm MC series to read this one.

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Do you believe in forever love?  Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? In book one of Nina Levine’s new series, Sydney Storm, I find myself asking that question.  It unveils the story of two people that have loved each other for most of their lives and yet find themselves apart. They are like two halves of a whole and each has lost their other half.   This is Evie and Kick’s story, a story that is often dangerous, filled with hopelessness and sorrow. 

There is so much sorrow in the world, especially when you lose a friend that has been more than a friend most of your life.  The death of Jeremy filled Evie’s soul with such sorrow but it also brought Kick back. Nothing had been the same after he walked away and I had finally accepted that it was not meant to be, that there would be no happily ever after! But now, Kick is back and he wants to try again.  Is that possible?  Or is it too late for us?

As I read this book, I felt sadden by the events and friendships that had been destroyed by wrong choices.  Kick listening to his friend Jeremy and condemning Kick’s choice in becoming part the MC world had devastating results. Words that are spoken in anger are often more destructive than words spoken in love. Even though this is a spin off from Ms. Levine’s Storm MC series, this book stands on its own merit.  

Hero: Kick Hanson 4.25 stars
Heroine: Evie Bishop 4.25 stars
Steam: 4.25 stars 
Plot: 4.25 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Check it out! Hot alpha male…check; sexy, stubborn woman…check; sizzling hot sex…check and a dilemma that needs to be resolved…check; this book has it all and more! Not to mention heat break, rejection and lots of needy denial.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Levine weaves extraordinary stories and produces even more incredible characters.  Her books are well written and ensnare her readers in the worlds that she creates.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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