STONE (Daring the Kane Brothers)

· Kelly Gendron
19 reviews

About this ebook

She’s waited a long time to confront me, and after one red-hot kiss, I wonder what’s going to happen when she realizes she can’t have what she wants?

JAGGS showed up about a year ago. She’s feisty and difficult to ignore. She befriended my brother, and my family loves her. But the sexy spitfire hates me. She thinks I don’t know why she wants to destroy me or why she appeared out of nowhere, but I do.

With his dark amber eyes and smooth whiskey voice, this drug-fueled rock star has somehow become my addiction.

 So what if he has a black belt in playing guitar, if he’s an Army vet who can deactivate bombs, or that he bubbles over with hotness? He’s the man who ruined my life, and no matter how tempting STONE KANE might be, I plan to crush him.

19 reviews
Sandy S.
June 2, 2020
STONE is the fifth instalment in Kelly Gendron’s contemporary, adult DARING THE KANE BROTHERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Kane siblings. This is former EOD specialist US army soldier / guitarist Stone Kane, and auto mechanic Amanda aka Jaggs Downey’s story line. STONE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Daring the Kane Brothers is a spin-off from the author's Breaking the Declan Brothers series. Told from dual first person perspectives (Stone and Jaggs) STONE follows the contemptuous relationship between former EOD specialist US army soldier / guitarist Stone Kane, and auto mechanic Amanda aka Jaggs Downey. Approximately one year earlier, Amanda aka Jaggs Downey arrived in Culver City, California, looking for a job at Crash Kane’s garage but in that year Jaggs’ relationship with Crash’s brother Stone started as a hate-filled, vitriolic, war of words that only worsened as time went by. Stone Kane rarely returns to visit his family, suffering the affects of his time in Iraq, a time he chooses to numb with alcohol and drugs but his last visit finds him spending the weekend at Crash’s house with Jaggs Downey, the woman with whom Stone will fall in love. What ensues is the back and forth, up and down building relationship between Jaggs and Stone, and the potential fall-out as Jaggs struggles with Stone’s rockstar lifestyle, and the potential for Stone to break her heart. Several years earlier Jaggs’ sister Jenny died in an explosion and Jaggs Downey blames Stone Kane. Stone is an addict and struggles with his sobriety, and in this Jaggs is looking to destroy our story line hero but Stone keeps secret that truth about what happened months before, a truth that once revealed changes the direction of Jaggs and Stone’s relationship, a relationship that is about to cross the line, and never return. The relationship between Jaggs and Stone is an enemies to lovers based upon mistaken belief and a need for revenge. Jaggs’ sister is dead and she is desperate to place the blame, seeking her vengeance against an innocent man, who himself, struggles with the death of so many in the past. When the truth is revealed, Jaggs and Stone take their affair on the road but our heroine refuses to loose her heart to a man who is capable of destroying her soul. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. All of the Kane siblings, and their mother Olivia Kane play secondary and supporting characters. We are introduced to Stone’s fellow band members Trigger, the drummer, Derrick, the lead singer, and their roadie Getty. The world building reveals both Jaggs and Kane’s heart breaking and soul-crushing backgrounds: Jaggs and her sister Jenny’s ten different foster families, and Kane and his brother Steele’s birth mother’s horrific death. STONE is a story of mistaken beliefs and a need for revenge; a story of revelations, acceptance, moving forward and love. The premise is captivating and heart breaking; the romance is seductive and provocative; the characters are energetic, broken but healing.
Mary Jo Toth
June 1, 2020
Stone, the mysterious Kane brother, delivers a sexy and heart-breaking yet hopeful story. Jaggs has found a family but she has secrets that may push this new family away from her. She truly hates Stone so when this story starts, how these two could end up together is truly a mystery. Each one is caring the battle scars of a hard-lived life. The beauty of this relationship is the patience Stone shows as he finds ways to have Jaggs in his life. This allows both of them to find a comfort zone to confront the demons which just might allow them to open up a door to love. Truly fabulous how this happens while also keeping us connected to the wonderful Kane family.
Trudy Dowling
June 1, 2020
Stone is the packed full of emotions, Kelly Gendron gutted me with Stone's story and then tore my heart out with Jaggs' story. The words she put on the pages pulled me into Stone's story. I didn't want to climb back out. Past books in the series told the reader that Stone had problems. Past books told the reader that he had the support of his family. Past books told the the reader that his family never gave up hope that Stone would find his purpose and himself. Past books gave us a big of Jagg. But the reader really never truly new Jaggs' story until now. Grab some tissues. If you didn't cry reading about Stone's past; the emotional build up is going to boil over when you get a look at Jaggs' past. My heart bled. My eyes wept. My head hurt. Luckily, there was always a glimmer of hope oozing through the pages leading me on, Taking me to the finish line. Kelly Gendron healed me with an ending that has me glowing. So beautiful. So precious. Just perfect. Even better the second time around.

About the author

You can usually find USA Today Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron tucked away in a quiet suburb in the upstate NY area writing her steamy, blush producing romances. But, when she’s not creating HEA stories, you can find her representing a reputable group of nursing facilities. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And please, do google her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers and to meet new people! 

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