REVIEW – Saving Dallas: Making the Cut by Kim Jones

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Title: Saving Dallas: Making the Cut
Author: Kim Jones
Series: Saving Dallas #2
Release Date: January 19, 2014

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Synopsis

She went searching for a one night stand and ended up falling in love with Luke Carmical, President of the Devil’s Renegades Motorcycle Club. Now she must decide how to handle the aftermath of Frankie’s brutal assault and the knowledge that Luke has been lying to her- about everything. Secrets are revealed and more lies exposed as Dallas Knox, CEO of Knox Companies, becomes more involved in the MC. She wonders if this life is enough for her, if this family is really what she wants. When circumstances present her with an unusual twist of fate, Dallas knows without a doubt, that this is the family she has longed for. New problems occur, traumatic events take place and lives hang in the balance as Dallas has to decide what is really most important in life.

The journey is long.

The outcome is uncertain.

Can she Make the Cut?

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Review

Kim Jones delivers the second piece of Dallas and Luke’s MC romance in Saving Dallas: Making the Cut and it is every bit as sexy and exciting as the first! With Luke’s secrets exposed, readers are in for a rocky road as Dallas and Luke navigate their relationship and the false pretenses and lies that started it all. Despite their unconventional beginning, the chemistry between these two is just as potent and Kim Jones certainly delivers tons of the sass and steam I fell in love with from Luke and Dallas. The colorful cast of secondary characters returns in all of its hilarious and surprisingly sweet glory to help Dallas navigate her new life within the MC and her ever evolving role by Luke’s side. This one will make you laugh, blush and feel as Dallas and Luke move forward in this second series installment.

“He loves you, Dallas. Let him.”

Luke and Dallas both undergo some significant character growth in this book. One of the things I enjoyed the most about this story was the authentic way in which Dallas grew into her own. Faced with the choice of leaving Luke behind or adjusting to her role within his MC world, Dallas had to learn what it really means to be an old lady and decide once and for all if she can be what Luke needs. I loved the war that raged within Dallas as she tried to reconcile the strong, silent partner Luke commanded and the opinionated, independent woman she’d worked so hard to be. Her struggle evoked plenty of emotion and I loved how genuine this character came across. Kim Jones has definitely written a heroine that is not only easy to admire, but also relatable and someone readers can root for.

“You are about as unpredictable as the weather, Dallas Knox.”

Still reeling from the events at the end of the first book, Luke is in hot water when this story picks up and my feelings towards this character were all sorts of muddled. However, as Luke cares for Dallas and helps her come to terms with everything that has happened, Kim Jones exposes a thoughtful, kind and gentle man who seems a vast contradiction to the fierce, demanding alpha we’ve come to know and love. It is this dichotomy that solidified my adoration of this character and kept me invested in him even when he made me (and Dallas) want to throw something at him. There is still much to uncover when it comes to Luke, his history, and the various relationships that seem to matter most to him, but Kim Jones does serve up some vital information that gave me a greater appreciation for her inked biker hero.

“The only comfort I found in life was when I was with Luke, and now he thought that I had betrayed him.”

Readers are in for a rollercoaster ride when it comes to Saving Dallas: Making the Cut. Kim Jones not only continues the storyline that began in the previous book, but she also has plenty of twists up her sleeve to keep you hooked. I enjoyed unraveling Dallas’ world, Luke’s unexpected role in it, and the handful of new characters and relationships that ensured I was wholly intrigued. As an author, Kim Jones demonstrates some growth since Saving Dallas, but there were still a couple of things that kept me from losing myself to this book completely. Issues with the pacing and emotional accessibility of the story were my biggest concerns – both things that can be ironed out with practice and experience. Overall, Saving Dallas: Making the Cut was a fun and entertaining read. This exciting, sizzling and heartfelt novel left me wondering what was next for Dallas, Luke and the rest of the Devil’s Renegades MC crew.

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Don’t miss the rest of the series:

Saving Dallas (Saving Dallas #1)

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Saving Dallas Forever (Saving Dallas #3)

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