on November 10, 2015
Genres: Biker MC, Contemporary Romance
Series: Reaper's MC #5
Published by Berkley
Copy for review provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review.
He never meant to hurt her.
Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.
Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.
Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
I have a massive ‘Oh my God, what the hell am I supposed to do with myself” book hangover now. Well played, Ms. Wylde. This was the 2nd MC book I’ve read in the last few weeks and there is no contest, Reaper’s Fall was head and shoulders above the one I read before it.
Clear and concise writing, a gripping and romantic story set against the backdrop of the realities of MC club life. Mel and Painter have to learn to navigate what they feel for each other and how the reality of his brotherhood impacts their relationship. I’d stand up and give a slow clap but I usually don’t make a habit of doing that while I’m home alone…because it’s would be a bit…awkward.
I cannot wait for Gage’s book and I need it now. Now. No really. Now. 😉 I’m in denial over the fact that I have to wait until April 2016 (which, let’s face it, will be here before we know it.) for Gage and Tinker’s book. *dramatic sigh* 4.5 stars
Wow!!! I loved this installment way more than I was expecting to! After the glimpses of Painter in the previous books, I was very uncertain how Ms. Wylde could possibly make me root for him as a hero. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, there were times that I was frustrated with him, but in the end I appreciated his struggle. I also loved the way the story was presented and the back and forth between past and present. It really highlighted Painter’s growth. Melanie really did make him a better man. I was also happy to see Melanie’s strength in this book. She didn’t let Painter push her around. And of course, the sexy times were hot hot hot!!!
I love a good MC book and Joanna Wylde does one of the best series out there! After this installment, I’m also really intrigued by Gage and I’m looking forward to his book. This is a series where book order is important so definitely go in order and if you love MC books this series shouldn’t be missed!