Renegade Reject (Renegade Sons MC, #2) by Emily Minton &
Daisy “Little Flower” Anderson has lived her entire life on the sidelines of the Renegade Sons MC. Her father is a member, and her mother a club whore turned old lady. Not wanting to follow their footsteps, she chose a different path; one that keeps her close to the biker family she loves, but out of the club.
Struggling to keep it together, she never thought she would have anything of her own, until she met Preach. He is everything she swore she didn't want in life. One night of passion leads to unexpected consequences, and she knows, now more than ever, it’s time to move forward.Garrett “Preach” Austin lived his life caught in his father’s iron fist. He never thought he would want anything more than freedom from his past, until he met his “Little Flower”.
She shows him there is more to life than pain. Preach has a secret; one that forces him to choose between Daisy and his brothers. Even though he loves Daisy, the Renegade Sons are the only true family he has. He knows he can’t have her, yet he can’t let her go.
When Daisy moves on, Preach realizes what he’s lost. Can he prove that he’s the man for her, or is he too late?
Emma- 4 Crowns
Book 2 in the Renegade Sons MC series.
This could be read as a standalone, but in my opinion to get the full club story I would recommend reading Renegade Lady first.
So as we knew at the end of Renegade Lady, this would be Daisy and Preach's story. The book starts with a prologue giving you a bit of background on Preach and how he found his way into the Renegade Sons. This was an interesting insight to him especially as at the end of RL he has become a drunken man whore who had gotten the lovely Daisy pregnant.
Renegade Reject tells their journey and covers both the past and future. Preach meets Daisy affectionately known as Little Flower when she is 17. Daisy has had a seriously tough life. Maker, a member and her father is a drunk and her mother Lula is abusive and hateful towards her. The only people that really care about her grandmother, Grandfather and Uncle Holt; all longstanding members of the club.
When Daisy is harassed on the way home from work late one night, Preach comes to her rescue. Once again her father has forgotten to pick her up and Preach makes the decision that he will ensure Daisy's safety from now on. They fall deeply in love, but due to her age and club rules, Preach is unable to claim her as his old lady. When Preach makes a huge mistake, Daisy is left feeling hurt and betrayed. Unwilling to listen to anything Preach has to say; when her father has a serious accident that requires recuperation in another state, Daisy jumps at the opportunity to leave her heartache behind.
Three years pass.....Daisy is back and although still heartbroken over Preach, she is ready to settle back into club life away from Preach and his empty promises. Knowing she will have to see him at some point she heads to the club and what she finds shocks her to the core. Preach is a different person to the gentle person she left behind 3 years earlier. Drunk, aggressive and bitter, she soon realises there will never be any hope for them to rediscover what they once had.
Will Daisy be able to leave Preach behind and start fresh?
Will she be able to rid herself of the restraints her whore mother and drunk father place around her?
Preach was devastated when Daisy left. One mistake cost him his woman, and he has drunk and slept with lots of women to forget both Daisy and the guilt he carries. With Daisy home, life might just start to get a little better... or will they?
As we all know Daisy is pregnant, so this story is about how they got there and where life will take them going forward; it is certainly a bumpy ride.
Daisy is very sweet. Having grown up in the club, she is fully aware of what happens but at the same time is also naïve. Her home life is dreadful and she has been made to feel unloved and unworthy her whole life. Her Mother hates her and her dad is too drunk to notice her. When she meets Preacher he gives her something she has never had in her life. Love and security; when he betrays her, you feel her pain.
Preach, where to start. He is such a hard character to describe. He is ultimately a biker, so as you would expect he is alpha and possessive and everything that comes with a man leading that life. His character is very fluid though. You love him, you hate him and then you just feel plain sorry for him. He clearly loves Daisy and the person he becomes is not just down to the mistake he makes but also the pain he feels that Daisy never gave him chance to explain. He is a frustrating character because you will love him; his decision making seriously sucks though.
In terms of secondary characters, as with all MC book there are a quite a few. Obviously Kidd and Ice are back, but we see more of Mary, Wayne and Holt (Daisy's Grandparents) and their little menage a trois. We also meet the god awful Lula (bitch from hell), Maker and the trampy best friend Leah.
This is a really good sequel to Renegade Lady. Less gritty on the whole but still gritty enough for me to love. I won't lie, I did find some parts frustrating and shouted at both characters on several occasions. The path to true love is never a smooth one and Daisy and Preacher's story certainly isn't. It was a journey of how you recapture love, trust and security. About forgetting the past and looking towards the future. One of the best parts is the very unique epilogue... Genius!!
Looking forward to book 3 now... I love a bit of Timber!