Release Day Blitz + Review: Bang Gang by Jade West


descriptionIt’s one thing knowing your ex-boyfriend is a bit of a player, but it’s another thing altogether to find out he’s pimping himself out to anyone who’ll pay good money for it.

Not just himself, either. That would be far too regular for Darren Trent. 

Darren Trent – my teenage sweetheart and father to my two young girls – is not just whoring himself out. Oh no. Darren Trent pimps himself out alongside four of his mechanic friends – all of them at the same time. 

Five hot, sweaty mechanics at your service.

They call themselves the Bang Gang… you can imagine. 

In a village our size I should keep my head down and hope the scandal blows over before the girls or my poor old Nanna catch wind of it. 

Only it’s not blowing over. Far from it. It seems every woman in the village wants themselves a five-mechanic sandwich.

They make no qualms about it, either. Just rock on up to my café counter and ask how they can book themselves in for a Bang Gang special. Like I would know. 

I definitely wouldn’t know. I hardly even know Darren Trent anymore. We split up a lifetime ago.

I definitely don’t think about him late at night. Don’t think about five mechanics and me as much as every other woman in this village. 

And even if I did, I wouldn’t act on it. I wouldn’t draw the money from my savings account and have a go for myself.

And even if I did that, I definitely, definitely wouldn’t fall for him. Not again. Not after everything we went through. Not after splitting up the first time nearly brought me to my knees.

Not after settling into a decent routine, the girls and me, with no drama, no heartbreak, no crazy passions to rock the calm little boat we’re sailing on. 

I mean, who would be stupid enough to risk all that over a hot, sweaty, oily bit of rough like Darren Trent?

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I keep repeating my self after each book I read by Jade West but her books keep getting better and better. If there's one thing I know is that Jade never goes where she is expected. She always surprises me with her books and the theme she approached. Bang Gang has a catchy title for those who are looking for great booze but for those who will read it they will discover it's just the tip of the iceberg.

I truly think Jade should begin to sell her books for more than the hotness and sexual premises I know they have. She becomes an exceptional storyteller with characters and theirs real issues.

Bang Gang was the one book that felt more real than the others. What Jodie & Trent have to deal with are real life problems. Nowadays who doesn't have their parents separated and wish they were back together?

I had so many questions while reading; I had so many thoughts that I want all of you to experience the same. That's why I'm going to keep my focus on my feeling about both our MC more than their background of their story.

Jodie was most and foremost a mom to two wonderful girls. Over the years and after her break-up with Darren, she never really got time to take care of herself, not really wanted to either. But when she gets wind of his ex-extra curriculum activities, she decide it has to stop. And even more why can't she enjoy some of it too?

Darren is working hard with 4 of his friends at his own garage. Years ago all 5 of them decided to make extra-money selling their body for the right price. Darren has only one thought in mind: his girls' future.

Bang Gang took some emotional turns I didn't expected. Both Jodie and Darren are still very much in love to each other so why have they been separated for the last 7 years?

I was truly invested in their story; their love for their children has no bounds. Darren is an unapologetic man who doesn't know how to express himself. He's endearing and many times I wanted to show him the way.

I didn't give it a 5 star because at times both were frustrating and non-communication for one reason or another drives me crazy.

As always now, I'm waiting Jade's next book impatiently... maybe we'll have books about the others guys. I'm well interested in Buck & Jimmy O.

~ ARC provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ~

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 
Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 
Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

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