Review for Kid (Cerberus MC #2) by Marie James
Series: Cerberus MC #2
Author: Marie James
Release Date: June 22, 2016
When Khloe Devaro’s best friend and fiancé is lost to the war in Iraq, she’s beyond distraught. Her intentions of joining him in the afterlife are thwarted by a Cerberus Motorcycle club member. Too young to do anything on her own, the only alternative she has now is to take Kid up on his offer to stay at the MC Clubhouse. As if that’s not a disaster waiting to happen, but anything is better than returning to the foster home she’s been forced to live in the last three years.
Dustin “Kid” Andrews spent four years as a Marine; training, fighting, and learning how to survive the most horrendous of conditions. He never imagined that holding a BBQ fundraiser for a local fallen soldier would end up as the catalyst that turns his world upside down. Resisting his attraction for a girl he’s not even certain is of legal age was easy, until he’s forced to intervene when her intentions become clear. All his training is wasted as far as he’s concerned, since none of that will help him when it comes to Khloe.
Will the self-proclaimed man-whore sleep with a woman in every country he visits as planned, or will the beautiful, yet feisty girl living down the hall throw a wrench in his plan?
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Marie James' "Kid" is the second tale in the Cerberus MC series. Dustin "Kid" Andrews is retired from the Marines and has joined his brother in the Ceberus MC. Khloe Devaro is seventeen and a foster child. She's engaged to her best friend, Alec, who has joined the Army and been deployed to Iraq. She misses him while he's gone and finds out bad new via Facebook, Alec has been killed. His family doesn't approve of her and doesn't notify her. She sneaks on the high school bus to go to the funeral. His parents show up to their shared apartment and tell her she has 24 hours to leave. Two motorcycle clubs put on a fundraiser to help buy a statue to honor the fallen soldiers. Kid watches a woman off to the side of the fundraiser and sees her take something. Shadow, VP of Ceberus tells Kid that the woman is the fallen soldiers fiance. He wonders why she's alone and not with the family. When she gets up and staggers to leave he gets a bad feeling and follows her. From there both of theirs lives change. He saves her from jumping off of a bridge. She doesn't want to be saved. Can they maybe save each other? What happens when Kid gets hurt on a job? Find out if a foster kid and an ex-Marine can be friends, even with the age difference. This is a MUST READ!!!
5 out of 5 stars
I take in every inch of him, noticing first his muscular arms and wide shoulders. I see part of a tattoo peeking out from the arm of his t-shirt. The tiny hint makes me want to see it all. I’ve always been partial to inked bodies, loving how a story can be told in ink rather than words.
His dark, brown beard is ridiculously neat, trimmed to perfection. It surrounds pouty, kissable lips. I can’t help but wonder if he has chest hair. I’ve always been attracted to very masculine men. I realize how much of a freak I am, staring at this stranger, itching to see the rest of his tattoos and wondering what he’d look like naked, how my fingers would feel caressing his skin.
Soothing brown eyes look back at me, almost pleading with me to change my views of the world. His hair is longer on top than on the sides, tousled and messy as if he’s been running his hands through it for hours. Sexy, this man is incredibly sexy. He has an edge of danger to him, but at the same time, he seems completely approachable. He’s a wash of contradictions.
“I’m sorry about your fiancé,” he says reaching his hand out to take mine.
I pull away immediately, unable to hide the quiver in my lip at the mention of Alec.
“Don’t,” I say unsure of what the word is in reference to. Don’t touch me. Don’t mention the death of my best friend. Don’t walk out of here and leave me alone.
A few minutes of peace are all I’ve gotten since Alec’s death. A handful of times over the last couple of weeks my mind would shut down, and I forget, briefly, just how much I’ve lost. I got that reprieve looking at Kid until he ruined it by opening his mouth.
Why do people always feel the need to speak? Why verbalize the pain others are feeling? Sometimes just sitting, being available if needed is the best thing you can do.
“He’s my best friend,” I say on a choked sob. I have no idea why I’m telling him this. I don’t know why I feel the need to ease the hurt I saw in his eyes when I pulled my hand away from his touch. “Was. I lost my best friend.”
“Yeah,” he says, his voice full of sorrow. “I know what that feels like.”
I pull my eyes from looking at my own hands and look back at him. For the first time, I notice dog tags hanging around his neck. Small pieces of metal, unassuming for the most part, but I know they tell a story. Every soldier who wears them has one. It seems in a time of war, those stories get harder to tell.
Kid is young. I know he’s older than me. Even with an unmarred face and bright young eyes, he’s got an air about him that lets you know he’s seen more than most. He’s suffered more than most.
I immediately feel some sort of kindred-ship with him. I begin to shut the little part of myself down that he somehow forced me to open. He’s so young; there’s a good chance he’s still a soldier, and there’s no guarantee that any of them are safe. It’s best to just keep every one of them at a distance.
“You’re in the Army?” I finally manage to ask, angling my head at the tags around his neck.
I watch as he reaches his hand up and touches them as if he’s worn them so long he’s forgotten that they’re even there.
“I was in the Marines,” he answers quickly. “I’ve been out for a couple years now.”
“How old are you?” Was a soldier? No longer in the service? He doesn’t look old enough.
Six years older than me. I shake my head, knowing he sees nothing but a child sitting here in this bed. Not that I expect anything different, but I’m tired of being viewed as a child.
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Just in case you missed it, here's Kim's review of #1:
Marie James' "Kincaid" is the first tale in the Cerberus MC series. Diego "Kincaid" Anderson is in Denver to help his cousin find his kidnapped girlfriend. Him and his MC and fellow military brothers have gone with him to help find her. Emmalyn Mikaelson is an abused wife who works at a bar as a waitress while her husband watches over her. Shes been saving a dollar here and there to leave him. He finds it and beats her again for it. Kincaid, Shadow, Wrench and Kid go to the bar where Emmalyn is serving. Kincaid has heard about this beautiful waitress and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Boy were the men right about her, she was the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, but she he sees the gold band on her left finger he's hands off since she's taken. Kincaid notices the man watching her and doesn't like it one bit. He decided to head to the bathroom with another woman to blow off some steam since Emmalyn is taken only to find her being hit by her husband. He doesn't take kindly to a woman being abused and steps in to defend her. He puts her on the back of his bike and takes her away. Will she finally take the help and leave him for good? Will she go with them to New Mexico? What do Diego and his MC crew really do for a living? Can she really get away from him permanently, or will he come after her? Find out this and more in this awesome read!!!
5 out of 5 stars
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Here's Kim's Review of "SINdicate":
Marie James' "SINdicate" is a fan fic read. BT Urruela is taking some acting classes, does personal training and raises money for a Veteran charity. One of his acting class partners Aviana Maguire keeps turning down his advances but likes doing scenes with her in class. He can't wait for the class next next day, on screen kissing. He asks her to meet for dinner and a movie and she finally agrees. She shows up late and they have dinner, after dinner they go into his room where his TV is they end up practicing for class the next day. When he turns her down for sex she leaves and heads home. Little does she know what lies in wait. Follow BT as he finds out she's gone and figures out how to get to her. BT calls in help and flies to New Mexico, and his friend who rides with the Ceberus MC. Follow BT as he and Kid head to Vegas and into the SIDdicate to try to get Aviana back. This book is a MUST READ!!!
5 out of 5 stars
Marie James: I’m a full-time, working mother of two boys and wife of 11 years. I've spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I've always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and plotting out new books to write in the future.
Kincaid is my 7th book. I’ve also written the Hale Series, Love ME Like That, and a FanFiction named Psychosis, featuring up and coming cover model, Matthew Hosea, as the main character. This book was done for fun and all of the proceeds are going to charity. All of my books are currently available on Amazon.