- Penguin Random House
- Release Date
- November 2015
- Book 5 of Reaper's MC
Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
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.
Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jan 11, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
151 people found the following review helpful
4 "Space & Busted Rules" Stars! It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Joanna Wylde's MC romances of which I have read or listened to nearly every single one. So when I saw Painter's story was coming out, I was ecstatic. For those of you who read Devil's Game, Painter is the playboy Reaper's biker that Em (the daughter of the Reaper's MC's President--Picnic) had a crush on before she falls in love with Hunter from the Devil's Jack MC.
We also have met our heroine, Melanie Tucker, in past Reaper's MC books. Melanie is Jessica's best friend. Given her close connection to Jessica, her aunt, London (Picnic's Old Lady) has always treated Melanie like a daughter. Which suits Melanie just fine as she is in need of a female role model given her own tragic family background--particularly that her mom just up and left her (and her drunk abusive Dad) one day.
As you can imagine being like a daughter to the MC President's Old Lady, and younger to boot, Melanie was strictly off limits to a Reapers MC brother. However, all the rules in the world couldn't help Painter's internal thoughts when it came to Melanie. Then the Reaper's MC outlaw life catches up with him and lands him in prison. And guess who starts writing to him? None other than Melanie. Painter tries to ward her off--even going so far as to suggest that she date--but fate has other plans.
In typical Joanna Wylde fashion, REAPER'S FALL delivers some super hot MC style erotic scenes. Moreover, the dirty talking internal monologues where Painter voices what he'd like to do with Melanie are simply off the charts. There is just something so wickedly appealing about the gritty and alpha way that Joanna Wylde's heroes voice their needs and wants and how they treat their heroines. There is also a fair bit of suspense as the Reaper's club gets involved in trying to prevent the internal overtaking of an ally club and the residual effects of living the outlaw life.
However, all in all, I do have to admit that while good, REAPER'S FALL was not my favorite Joanna Wylde romance. Oh how I do love a Joanna Wylde MC hero when he goes into alpha hero mode! And again I will be sitting on pins and needles for the next Joanna Wylde MC romance!
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