Wick-The Kings of Retribution MC
Can I start by simply saying... wow!? Because Wick, the second book in The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana Chapter, took me for a serious ride. The impeccably constructed story is an emotional journey where family and love shine through. Now, don't get me wrong, this is a MC, action packed book from beginning to end.
Vayda Wilder, aka Tequila, is by far my favorite heroine ever written by the talented pens of sisters' Crystal Daniels and Sandy Alvarez. She is one badass, sassy, no-one-can-stop-me ex-servicewoman, who knows how to carry herself in a men's world without ever compromising who she is. She lives her life to the max every day, always trying to do good for others and without almost no regrets. Well... except she has always been in love with Malik "Wick" Dawson, the VP of The Kings and her bother's best friend.
Wick has always seen her as the best woman on earth. He would do anything for her. And I really mean anything! Except he lets his past, guilt and fears to be between them. They have one of the most explosive chemistry I've ever read about. Action and danger fuel their passion. The book is filled with sexy and swoony moments, but in the most unpredictable and unconventional way (read their story, and you'll understand). They are a strong couple, evenly matched and yet they complement each other.
Wick gives more insight into the dealings of The Kings' Louisiana chapter. Also, there are cameos by beloved characters (I'm purposely not giving details because I don't want to spoil the surprise). It also touches on real issues, in such a way that doesn't feel force nor given. I'll keep saying this: Sandy and Crystal's stories feel real, and Wick is no exception.
With each book they have written, I'm in awe of how familiar The Kings feels and yet, each story is different. They constantly surprise me with the plot, because there is no way to predict how it unfolds. And the story is crafted beautifully. They don't fall into gimmicks and formulas and, in a market where thousands of books are put out there each day, that's simply amazing and special.