Thursday, February 5, 2015
Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde
Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Reaper's Property (Reapers Motorcycle Club Book 1)
Author: Joanna Wylde
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 306 Pages
Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.
But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.
Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.
Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.
I decided to read this as part of my Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge for the category of "a book a friend recommended" (thanks Kali!).
This was my first MC (Motorcycle Club) book! I wasn't really sure what to expect. My only experience with this type of thing came from the three or four episodes of Sons of Anarchy that I've seen. Surprisingly, I really liked the show (who doesn't love watching Charlie Hunnam?), but there are certain aspects of this lifestyle that I don't like so I was a little apprehensive about reading an MC book. I loved it! Those things were still present in the book, but it wasn't 'in your face' and most of it didn't revolve around the main characters, so it didn't bother me.
This book was HOT! Hot and steamy and sexy! It's well written with great characters that are believable, likable and well developed. The relationships grew from the beginning to the end. The two main characters, as individuals, grew from the beginning to the end. The book was paced well and gave you some insight in to the life of a motorcycle club.
I have this quirk. When I hear different men's names, I tend to think of them in bed with a woman calling out their names. Don't laugh! I think it's my way of deciding if it's a sexy name or not. So that said, I had difficulty with the name Horse. I'm cracking up as I'm writing this because I know that somebody, somewhere is dying laughing while reading this, but come on! I thought they story of why that was his name was comical and I get that they all have street names in the club but every time she called him Horse or it would say that she called his name while in the throes it just made me giggle. That was truly my only issue with this book and it's just a personal quirk of mine.
I loved Marie. I loved how she had the strength to remove herself from a bad situation. I loved her loyalty, to both her mom and her brother and eventually to Horse and the club. She comes across as this relatively quiet girl but she has some spirit and can be feisty when she needed to be. I really liked her relationship with her brother in the beginning, how she was able to see past his flaws and just see her brother and how he was always there for her.
Horse grows on you. He's pretty rough around the edges at first but he's a good guy. He knows what he wants and he's determined to get it. He's protective of those he cares about and by the end you see the softer side of him. And who doesn't love the bad boy? I know I do!
If you haven't checked out this series yet (like me!) then you are missing out and should definitely check it out. It is worth the read. Might want to have your significant other handy while you're reading it though.
Purchase Reaper's Property (Reapers Motorcycle Club Book 1) on Amazon. (Just click the title)