Thursday, September 24, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Tank (Savage Saints MC #2) by: Carmen Jenner (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)


Title: TANK
Series: Savage Saints MC #2
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult/Dark Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2015

Enter an unsettling world of volatile relationships, hot bikers, and even hotter sex that will have you on the edge of your seat and force you to keep a white-knuckled grip on your e-reader.
Killer. Criminal. Sociopath.

All of these words have been used to describe me, and for the longest time I believed that that’s all I was.
I’m the man you call in to clean up your mess, assuming your mess is a guy who needs a bullet to the head. I’m the man the MC calls when they want their dirty work done.
I’m the man who doesn’t feel.
Until now.
Until her.
Now my mess is a woman who won’t save herself. I’ll fight like hell to save her, but at what price to the club? And at what cost to me?
Warning: TANK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations that may be a trigger and cause some readers emotional discomfort. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.


AMAZON US / UK / AU

My Thoughts:

So this book gutted me and it was probably one of the most difficult books I have read to date. Heed Carmen’s warning; this book is not for the faint of heart and there will be situations that make you uncomfortable. As a reader this book pushed my limits in many ways but I think I loved the book all the more because of that. Tank may not have been an easy read but it was a good read.

Ivy and Tank’s relationship is not your typical romance. This is not the story where two people with dark pasts come together and heal one another and then all of a sudden everything is rainbows and butterflies. Ivy and Tank will always lead a dark life. The beauty in the story is that even through all of the darkness they still found one another.

I really liked both Ivy and Tank even though both of them were capable of being complete pains in the asses. Both of them got under my skin and have really dark pasts that absolutely gutted me. Ivy’s past in particular was really bad and those chapters were so hard to read. The fact that both of them were still standing is a testament to their strength. They fit together well because they were able to understand one another in a way a lot of others can’t.

What I really liked about Tank is how realistic it is. MC life is not pretty or cool like its portrayed in other books and TV shows. It is dirty and gritty and dangerous and they do bad things. Tank shows that and it doesn’t shy away from the dark and violent side of the MC life and I really appreciate that.

Tank is not going to be the book for everyone but for those of you who want a really dark and gritty read this book will be a hit. This is definitely my favorite series from Carmen and I can’t wait to meet more of her biker boys.

Excerpt:

When we return to the cabin Ivy goes to her room to sleep and I put the groceries away that we’d picked up after breakfast, and then I head to the gym to work out. I’m three rounds in to hitting the bag when I turn and see her sitting in the corner of the room. Her thin jumper is stretched over her knees as she balls herself up.

“Thought you were sleepin’?”

“I don’t sleep well,” she confesses, and her eyes are dark and shadowed. “It’s part of detoxing. Restless legs. And I still hear it, you know? The sound of his heavy boots thudding on the stairs, the locks, and the creak of the door. When you’re faced with that every night, you kinda train yourself to sleep lightly.”

I slam my fists into the bag and then lean my forehead against it. “Give me a name, Ivy.”

She gives me a sad smile. “Can’t do that.”

“Why are you still afraid of him? You don’t need to be afraid anymore. You’re in my house. Under my protection—under the club’s protection. He can’t ever get to you.”

“I’m not afraid for me. I’m afraid for anyone who gets too close to me.”

I unwind the hand wraps from my fists and walk over to her side of the room. She’s already on her feet, ready to flee.

“Have I ever given you reason to doubt me? To doubt that I could protect you?” I say, pressing my hand to the middle of her chest and pinning her to the wall. Beneath my hand, her heart beats like the rapid thrum of a hummingbird’s wings. She’s so fragile, and I feel that with the sick sense of nausea of someone who wants to both hurt her and soothe her all at once. She makes me so fuckin’ crazy.

“What do you want from me, Tank?” she whispers.

I trail my rough hands over soft, milky skin, up to her neck where I grasp the base of her skull in my hands. Time and time again, I keep coming back to this place. To this thought: It would be so easy to take what I want from her. But I can’t, because nothing worth fightin’ for ever came easy.

I want her submission. I want her heart. I want her to look at me and not wish I were someone else. More than anything though, I want to rid her of the belief that to love is to hurt, to feel pleasure is to hurt. And I want to wring my hands around her bastard father’s neck for making her believe it is. I want to squeeze the life from him and savour the sound of his last breath rasping through his clenched teeth.

That’s what I want.

Also Available

AMAZON US / UK / AU
iBOOKS / B&N / KOBO

SAVAGE SAINTS MC SERIES
READING ORDER



KICK
TANK
JETT
GRIM

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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2 comments:

  1. This review has me wanting to start this series IMMEDIATELY. I need to know all the dark and gritty and gutting things! Also, I love that excerpt, and I can tell this is going to break my heart. A book that pushes the limits is just what I'm craving. WANT. Just a beautiful review, Wifey. Love it!

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  2. I'm both interested and scared to read this after reading this review. A book that pushed you more than any other? Wow.

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