Relent by Nina Levine Review
Evie Bishop grew up loving Kick Hanson. He loved her, too. They were inseparable. Best friends who looked out for each other. Until the day scandal hit their families and ripped everything apart, changing the course of all their lives.
Kick follows a dangerous path that leads him to the Storm MC where he spends his days buried deep in a violent and lawless world that is slowly consuming his soul. Evie works hard to escape the hopelessness that threatens to swallow her after her family is ripped apart. She builds a stable life for herself, however it's devoid of the one thing she has always longed for - Kick.
The love these two have for each other never wavers but sometimes in life, love isn't enough. Even in the times they find each other again, they can never make it work. Kick fights against bringing Evie into his world and Evie refuses a life with Kick if he won't fully commit to her. However, when circumstance throws them together again, Kick knows he must finally make her his. The trouble is, Evie's done. She loves him but she believes their chance to be together has long passed.
When Kick finally stakes his claim, will Evie relent and give their love another go, or has Kick left it too long to go after the woman who has owned his heart forever?
Relent is the first book in the Sydney Storm MC series. This is a spin off series to the Storm MC series. Readers do not have to read the Storm MC series to read this one.
I was new to the series and Nina Levine has once again outdone herself. This book is HOT. The emotions that you feel for these characters takes my breath away. Evie and Kick are damaged by their childhood. Growing up together as friends, come together by loss and pain their friendship bloomed into something more but their conflicting lifestyles pushed them apart. Evie has taken her experiences and become a counselor for kids, helping those who need it. Kick takes his and becomes the right hand man for the Storm MC, Sydney Chapter.
Kick is torn between his loyalty to his club and how his love for Evie. Believing it was better to leave her than drag her into his world until an accident happens and he rethinks he. We see his fights his internal battle to come to terms with what he has become and who he is to Evie. He feels after everything he is beyond being loved by another.
I love Evie’s character, she is a strong women and sassy as anything. You just feel for both of them. They have the on again off again relationship only due to Kick’s wanting to keep her safe from his life with the club and his feeling of being unworthy. She loves him, always has, but can she trust him with his many sides. Kick is complex, there are so many sides to him. He is loyal but just like many complex people those line get blurred when you think you are doing what is best. He wants her and realizes the mistake he made letting her go, but can he bring her in and keep her safe? Can he let her in and accept her love?
This is a book that you will not be able to put down and will be craving for more. I cannot wait to see what Nina bring us next with the Sydney Crew.