Review: Tank by Carmen Jenner

Review: Tank by Carmen JennerTank by Carmen Jenner
Series: Savage Saints MC #2
Published by Carmen Jenner September 24, 2015
Genres: Dark Romance
Format: eBook
Also by this author: Revelry
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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.

I almost feel like this book should be titled Ivy, not Tank.  Tank is a huge part of it, of course he is, but it’s Ivy’s story of struggle and survival that took the center stage for me.

Tank isn’t the best guy. He’s done awful things. He’s the MC’s assassin, he’s witnessed horrific things happen to people who didn’t deserve them, he’s lived a life of debauchery, he’s watched as Ivy, determinately self destructs.

But he’s done with most of that now. Minus the assassin stuff, anyway.  More specifically, he’s done letting Ivy hurt herself anymore and he sure as hell is done letting her hurt him by proxy.  Though it will take all his brute strength and the caring teddy bear (it is a super huge fucking teddy bear too, let me tell you)  hiding inside to keep the woman he wants from getting what she thinks she deserves.

 

I want her submission. I want her heart. I want her to look at me and not wish I were someone else.

 

Ivy’s had a hard life. The hardest. Her past is dark and full of all the terrible horrors you never wish on a child. Becoming a whore for the MC is almost like a dream come true to her. Which, yeah…that’s fucked up, but it’s better than what she had before and the MC offers a protection she can’t gain in any other way.

Her story is a hard one to read. Start to finish. At the beginning (and if you’ve read Kick), she isn’t the easiest girl to like but as you learn more about her, she’s impossible to hate.

 

 

Ivy is tragedy, she’s pain, she’s abuse, she’s addiction, she’s sorrow.

Tank, the club assassin, is her salvation – or maybe, he’s the tool for her to find her own.

There was a point in this story that I had to set my kindle down and just absorb. I actually messaged Jenner…I may have even called her a naughty name. I can’t be blamed. I felt flayed. I felt defeated.

But that’s the point. She means for you to feel it a certain way and I did. Luckily, for the sake of our friendship, she put me back together at the end. I truly believe Jenner’s strength in writing comes out when she’s writing dark and heavy. Weather it’s dealing with abuse or rape or hell, zombies…she does it with a certain amount of bravery and I always FEEL it.

 

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About Carmen Jenner

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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Review: Revelry by Carmen Jenner

Review: Revelry by Carmen JennerRevelry by Carmen Jenner
Series: Taint #1
Published by Carmen Jenner May 25, 2015
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 308
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Tank
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Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There’s just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance.

Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That’s why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like it’s too good to be true.

Because it is.

Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery.

He’s adored by millions.
She’s not even loved by her cat.

Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

 

Cooper Fucking Ryan. Sexy. Bossy. Emotionally unavailable. He’s still a little shaken from losing his heart and his child to another man.  He’s distracting himself with his career and a world tour until another feisty redhead falls in his lap.

 

Ali Jones has lost everything over the past year. She has no family, no love and is barely holding down the job she hopes will lead to the career she desperately wants.  Playing coffee girl to Cooper’s band, is not on her to do list. But when it’s that or lose her job, she goes…albeit kicking and screaming.

 

 
Ali is not the type of girl Taint is used to. She doesn’t fall at the feet of all the boys. She’s clumsy, bad mannered, foul mouthed, goofy, geeky and hates being told what to do.

 

 

Which is exactly what these spoiled rock stars need. Ali may have some animosity due to Cooper’s demanding ways, but she can’t deny the feelings she has for him. Underneath his cockiness is a sensitive guy. A caring guy, still harboring feelings for a different redhead.

 

 
Cooper isn’t the only rockstar falling for Ali’s smart ass and snarky mouth, though.

 

 

Levi also has his eyes on her.  And one night of too much drinking and hurt feelings starts a sexy lust triangle.

 

 

Ali, after spending so much time lonely, rolls with the punches. Until she becomes the punching bag and a band once built on family and friendship is cracking from rivalry, jealousy and mistrust. Hard decisions have to be made and hearts will undoubtedly be broken.

 

 

Taint is a little more lighthearted and fun then the last couple of Jenner’s novels.  It’s not all fun and games, this is still a romance between two people so afraid to love again they’ll fall into sexual chemistry with abandon to keep it from happening again. You feel for Cooper’s confusing emotions, you fall in love with Levi’s way of hiding behind a huge labido. You hope for them all to find some sort of happiness.

 

 
But this is really Cooper’s story and it’s one I was very glad to read.
 
Jenner has created a great cast of characters with the Taint boys and the take-no-punches girls who love them.  I’m excited to see where the series goes and how these unique guys end up finding love.
 

 

In the effort of being transparent, this book was dedicated to me. Carmen is a good friend and I adore her and what she gave to me in Revelry.  I’m telling you I loved it but maybe I’m biased. However, if you’re a fan of Jenner’s, I think you’ll love this start to what promises to be a fun series.
 
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About Carmen Jenner

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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