Title: Reaper’s Legacy (Reaper’s MC, #2)
Author: Joanna Wylde
Genre: Adult Biker Romance
Release Date: January 28 2014
Welcome to the club…In REAPER’S LEGACY we meet eight years ago Sophie who lost her virginity to Zach. It was memorable, but not in the good way. Not only was the sex less than enjoyable, but Zach’s older, heavily tattooed and ripped, brother, Ruger walked in on them. Horribly embarrassing for Sophie, yet unforgettable for Ruger. That night left her with one good thing: her son, Noah. Sophie loves Noah more than anything, but is struggling to support both of them as a single mom and Ruger is furious to discover the pair of them living in near poverty.
Ruger is determined to give his nephew a better life and decides to make Sophie and Noah his responsibility – with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club. Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t exactly in Sophie’s grand plan, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He can be a complete ass and sometimes even a little scary, but Ruger will be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him…has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed is worth the risk.
I want all kinds of things. First I want to tie you up in my bed with my belt. Then I want to cut off your clothes and fuck you in every hole you have. I also want to come on you and rub it into your skin and lick your pussy until you scream at me to stop because if you come one more time you’ll die. Then I want to do it again. I want to own you, Sophie.”
Holy Fucking Hell!!
Well, it’s safe to say that I absolutely bloody loved this – devoured it in one setting, not even pausing to make Goodreads updates and I totally galloped through the story. Totally compelling and never once did the pace seem to slow.
As the blurb tells us, Sophie is a single Mom, having gotten pregnant the night she gave her virginity to her loser boyfriend Zach and got caught having sex by his scary, badass older biker brother, Ruger. Seven years later on, Zach and his child support are nowhere to be seen for dust and Sophie is raising her son, Noah, alone and gets herself into a scrape and Ruger rides in on his shining Harley (with Horse!) and decides enough is enough and whisks her back to Idaho to live in his basement protected by the Reaper’s MC. Sophie fights him all the way – she’s desperately attracted to Ruger, always has been, and they’ve almost succumbed before but decides that it would be weird for her son and so decides to settle in temporarily and to try and ignore that burning desire she feels for Ruger.
“I want to own every part of you,” he continued, his breath hot against my skin. “I want to throw you face-first across this counter, rip off those shorts and fuck you hard and fast until my goddamn cock stops hurting and my balls don’t feel like they’re gonna explode.”
I just adored Ruger – I’m so glad that Joanna Wylde didn’t decide to give him any soft edges. He is exactly what you’d expect a Biker hero to be – he’s an asshole! He’s built, pierced, inked and never stops telling Sophie that he’s not a one-woman man but he still wants her anyway. She can’t have any other men but he may have other women. What a dick! I loved him! He’s all no-nonsense, this is how I am, a take it or leave it caveman chauvinist but he’s sexy as hell and very protective and extremely possessive. When he and Sophie finally succumb to that white-hot burning passion they share for one another, I think my Kindle almost caught fire!
Sophie was a great heroine – there’s nothing remotely doormat about her despite her inauspicious beginnings with Zach The Loser. She’s been to the school of hard knocks and, despite everything that she’s had to deal with, she’s a great Mom and Noah is an absolute credit to her. I loved the way she stood her ground against Ruger when he was laying down his law – however much she wanted to throw caution to the wind and jump his bones, she knew that she deserved better than he was offering!
Great humour in this too – I often read with a big ole goofy grin on my face as Sophie got to know the other old ladies and it was so fantastic to catch up with Horse & Marie. We get to see plenty of them as well as the rest of the Reaper’s MC.
Right at the heart of the novel, at least for me, was the whole issue of ‘family’. Sophie has been let down by just about everyone she could call family – Zach, her baby Daddy, is a complete loser and her own parents threw her out when they realised she was 16 and pregnant! Ruger’s family, his Club, are there for each other through thick and thin, whatever the consequences. They would die for one another and for their old ladies and there’s a strong love, bond and connection between these brothers that you would struggle to find in a lot of families. It takes Sophie a while, and she truly does come to the whole situation with some fairly judgmental preconceived ideas about MC Clubs, but eventually she learns to value their loyalty and support.
So this was just the perfect balance of badass alpha hero, feisty kickass heroine, super-nova hot erotic sex scenes, real genuine emotions and love and brotherhood. It’s a fantastic and worthy follow up to the truly wonderful Reaper’s Property and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to manage to wait for Em’s story in Devil’s Game, due for release in June. It can’t come soon enough!
5 badass biker stars
Series Reading Order
Reproduced with kind permission from Berkley Publishing
Devil’s Game – due for release June 2014
Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.
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