SICKO by Amo Jones
Release Date: September 1st
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He was my foster brother.
He swore to protect me.
They all failed.
I’m an open box of passé photographs, snapped in chaste daylight, but filtered in sepia. I’m the past that he tried to forget, and he was the future I needed. When he left six years ago, I screamed for him every night. But then it all stopped. My screams were suddenly muffled by cruelty, and further coaxed by pain.
But he has come back. He’s not the cute big brother I had a furtive crush on, or the bad boy, rich brat that I hated to love.
He’s the ruthless vice president of Wolf Pack MC, and he doesn’t answer to Royce Kane anymore.
He answers to Sicko.
I love Amo Jones’ captivating dark stories but this one didn’t hit the mark for me. I love the cover! So glad to see a woman instead of a naked beefcake. The story started out slow with a lot of build to Royce and Jade’s relationship and their fierce “connection“. It seemed strange to me along with Royce’s friends involvement. There were good parts in the story but others seemed slow or rushed or just wrong. Royce was all over the place with his bad persona and possessiveness. I didn’t buy that he would have gone from a privileged eighteen year old rich kid with a bad temperament to the VP of a deadly 1% MC in just four years, plus have a signature kill method. The signature “rip” was held to the end and was disturbing. Didn’t seem like something a kid could perfect in a few years. The relationship between Royce and foster sister Jade was a push pull relationship for most of the book and a tease with the taboo element. Jade was a victim for most of the story and I didn’t really understand her just giving in to her circumstances. There was so much going on from the taboo siblings romance to the MC life to the ‘big evil’ to bad parenting to sex slavery and don’t get me started on the den. Ugh! There were moments of debauched, hot sex and dark romance between the characters with some BDSM elements but it didn’t kick off until well into the story and any type of real romance was held until the end. I’m still not sure how I feel about Royce and Jade’s relationship. There were moments of ickiness. The ending threw a lot of overwhelming elements into the story, with people coming back from the dead, the reveal of the big evil (not a huge surprise) and a wild chase to tie up loose ends. Even if this wasn’t what I’ve come to expect from this author it was still a compelling read and I will always be ready for a Amo Jones story.
About the Author:
Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.
New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.
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