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Kings of Mayhem

(Kings of Mayhem MC #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  3,141 ratings  ·  465 reviews
When a King loves
He loves hard

I’ve loved her since we were five years old.
We grew up side by side.
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem Motorcycle Club.
But I broke us.
I broke her.
So, she fled.
Now she’s back after twelve long years.
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t.
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published January 28th 2019
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
2.5 Stars

The whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking, "Wow, what missed potential." Truly. This could have been a seriously awesome 5-star MC romance for me.

Penny Dee has some solid writing skills under her belt. The character building was super decent and the relationship chemistry was great.

But here's what kept me from loving it:

1) The Flashbacks

There were way too many.
They were sometimes out of order.
They didn't always have a purpose.
And they went on for far too long - pretty much up
Tianna✸loves books✸
A big DNF.
SORRY that I can’t finish this ARC. I appreciate that I got it but I can’t read this any further.

Cade and Indy were childhood lovers. They are MC kids. But in high school something happens and they broke up and she runs away from him and the club.
Now she is a surgeon and quite content with her life. But her father’s sudden death has her going back to home for his funeral. It’s twelve years since she saw Cade.

Cade though still in love with Indy is busy fucking around. He is enjoying hi
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it

I love a good MC book but it’s been ages since I’ve read one.
The cover caught my attention because it’s fabulous but the blurb put me off. I’m not a huge fan of second chance romances and it seemed obvious “He broke me once...” meant he cheated on her. I’m not a huge fan of cheating either so I decided to just skip this one. But then the second book Brothers in Arms caught my attention and I knew I wanted to read that which meant reading this one first.
I scanned the reviews and found one that s
Fre06 Begum
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Well that was .... exhausting. See, I'm definitely not a fan of flashbacks and this book had flashbacks right up until 90% through. Ninety percent! This drove me nuts and frustrated me no end. The push and pull was also relentless right up until that point too.

This ends on a sort of cliffhanger and I don't think I'll read the next book.
Andrea Fleury
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steamy and sadness

This is the first book by this author that I have had the utmost pleasure of reading. It was unbelievably wonderful. Yes it's got that MC feel But it's well written and has all those great feels. There's heartfelt sadness and Romance. There is sorrow and happiness.
Lu Bielefeld
2 ⭐⭐ - Meh!

I wish she had come with me to the clubhouse. Maybe then I wouldn’t have drank too much. Maybe then I wouldn’t have fucked up our future together.

But I’d decided a while ago that I wasn’t that guy anymore. After twelve years of trying to fuck her out of my head, I realized that she wasn’t going anywhere, and no matter how many women fell into my bed, I was never going to fuck her out of my heart.

I was an asshole. It was my fault she left. I broke her. I broke us. I never d
***4.5 ‘You Can Kiss Me As Much As You Like’ Stars***

That was NOT how I thought this book was going to end. And now I need the next!?!

I mean seriously...WTF?!?

But…*deep breath in...slow breath out*...the review.

I’m always a little hesitant when I decide to dive into an MC romance because my track record with them is a 50/50 split on ones I’ve loved and ones that just haven’t worked out for me for one reason or another and this one was no different. But the cover reel
Paula White
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
I love an MC series and I loved this.

This is the first book in the series and introduces us to the Kings of Mayhem, specifically Cade and Indy. This book drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down. I am thankful for the NetGalley gods for approving this one and the second book as I read them back to back.

This book introduces all the characters of the club and you get to see the dynamics between them all. The central plot is the second chance romance between Indy and Cade. As a rea
Lover of Romance
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

King of Mayhem is the first book of the Kings of Mayhem series. I saw this book on Netgalley and I was really intrigued by the synopsis and lately I have been in the mood for MC romances (not sure why) but I really was also in the mood to try out a new author, I don't do it too often and Penny Dee is d
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The abs are beautiful and the story was a bit predictable.

Kings of Mayhem was one of those books that I flew through... but didn't really get thrown into it - ya know what I mean? It was good but it also had some boring parts at the same time. It was pretty much an even playing field - so it wasn't that hard to see where things were going to go with everyone in this book.

In it, you will meet Cade and Indy. They have the kin
Aղցela W.
This was book 1 in the "Kings of Mayhem MC" . For 12 years Cade Calley has been living with a broken heart that he was the cause of. When one of his club brothers die the only woman that he has ever loved comes back. Indigo "Indy" Parrish left the small town behind with a broken heart when her father died she returns back to her past. I really liked this book but I wanted to slap both of them. This book was told from the POV of both of them and past and now. Indy and Cade both grew up as MC ...more
Jan 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (11/23/2019)! 🎁

💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"She was the light in all my darkness."

I have a serious addiction to MC Romance that resulted in me trying out this new-to-me-author. I'm pretty surprised to learn after reviewing her backlist to discover that though she's written other titles, this is her debut motorcycle club story. I'm very impressed and happy to report that it's damn good.

The author let me know with the blurb that Cade has loved Indy since he was five years old. So I knew going in that this would be a second chance r
I’m kind of stingy with my 5-star ratings, reserving them for books that I can’t put down, love the characters, writing style and will most likely read again when I’m in a reading slump. It’s especially rare for me to give 5 stars to a new author but this book deserves 5 stars or more. Cade and Indy have been together since they were five years old and were raised in the MC environment, and may I say this author can write the most heart warming and funny scenes about children who form a close bo ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee is book One in the Kings of Mayhem Series. This is the story of Indy and Cade. Indy and Cade were childhood friends that grew into being in love and have planned to go to college together. But Indy caught Cade sleeping with another girl and up and left. Now 12 years later Indy has returned to her home town to help her mom get her father's funeral in order. This leads her back to Cade...both have had other relationships since but neither has really gotten over the oth ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Cade has loved Indy since elementary school, but when they were 18 he messed up big time and she left. Indy comes home for her dad's funeral and Cade is determined to not let her get away again. I loved all the flashbacks to their past. They get a HEA, and then someone gets shot and a cliffy....
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, net-gallery, biker
5** Second Chance Romance Biker Style

After twelve years Indy has come back home for her father’s funeral. She was not the same person who left all those years ago cutting off ties to anything and everyone in Destiny, MS. She had left a lot behind; her friends, her family, the Kings of Mayhem MC and her heart. Cade and Indy had grown up next door to each other and were kids from the MC. They were destined to be together until that one night and a little help from someone from the MC. Her world fe
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This was a decent biker romance, a good introduction to this author's work for me as a new Penny Dee reader. I enjoyed it. It was an angsty, steamy second chance romance, an entertaining read overall and it kept me interested. I can't say there's a whole lot about it that sets it apart from every other biker storyline I've read or watched on TV but I liked it enough to keep reading the series. The highlight for me was Cade and again, while not much sets him apart from every other biker I've read ...more
Born To Read
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Meet the Kings of Mayhem MC!!
This is Cade and Indy's story. They have been in love since they were children. But twelve years ago, something happened and change their future together. And they haven't seen each other. Until now.
I couldn't stop reading this book. And it finishes with a cliffhanger that made me start the next one as fast as I could.
If you are a fan of MC books, this one is a must!!
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This one was a bit hard to rate, so am giving it 3.5 stars. I will admit that I like the story but when it kept going back into the past of our main characters I got a bit frustrated. Some of what they went through as children was insightful but not all of it. It also seen like our female lead character could not seem to make up her mind. All in all it was a good read and it did keep my interest in it.
Jessica {Litnoob}
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh the angst!

I picked this book up on a whim. An MC series by an author I’ve never read before just seemed like the right thing to tackle after the stress of thanksgiving prep. And man I’m glad I did. A second chance romance with considering angst, a broken but loving family, and two strong willed but deeply hurting people?! Such a good pairing. While some scenes I feel like could have been stretched some and fleshed out a bit more over all I’m super compelled and have to continue with the serie
Halle Reads
2.75 Stars 🌟
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

Well alright! This is my first read of this author. What a way to kick off a fantastic MC series. Cade and Indy's story is a second chance romance set on first love and broken hearts.

The life of the MC is not the place for everyone. After Indy's heart was broken, she left and didn't return for 12 years. But hearts know their match and as much as she tries to fight it, her heart belongs to Cade. I did love that she made him work for it! Lots of time to make up for but they fell back int
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Reviewed as part of the Kings of Mayhem MC box set: ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Laura Lee
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kings of Mayhem (Kings of Mayhem MC #1)
By: Penny Dee
4 Stars

What a ride this book was!!! My first book to read by this author and WOW!

Falling in love is so easy when you are young and innocent. You make plans with each other and dream of the day that the plans come true. Although for Indy and Cade, their plans were crushed that one day at the clubhouse.

Managing to survive in life after that dreadful day, 12 years have gone by and Indy finds herself returning home for the first time since the da
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I really liked this at first. Sweet story about coming home and fi nding yourself. Then it dragged and dragged and I really got frustrated with Indy. I wanted to reach through my kindle and slap her. Not to give anything away, but the wasn’t your average I cheated on you I will never forgive you. There was scheming at play and it was alluded to why but it was glossed all over. If you were destined for each other and knew each other so well, this set up shouldn’t have worked.

All the serious plot
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it

Book one in a new series and my first book by this author. And now I need book two because there is some unfinished business happening.

MC books are one of my favorite genres. I like the grit and the rough around the edges type of characters. Cade is a bit rough around the edges and has been paying the price for his screw-up 12 years ago. He is a bit complex, a bit dumb boy, but he is all Indy.

Indy ran away from the place she called home and made a completely new life for herself. She is a
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Penny Dee writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and everyone in-between. Her stories bring the suspense, the feels and a whole lot of heat.

She found her happily ever after with an Australian hottie who she met on a blind date.

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