A really good bad-boy biker book!! Exactly what I’ve been looking to read, since loving Kristen Ashley’s “Motorcycle Man” and Madeline Sheehan’s “Undeniable“. And the fun part? The author is one of our very own fellow readers that we all talk to on a daily basis. Surprise!! She’s been an author with books published by Ellora’s Cave for awhile now. Who knew!? Well, I sort of did, but I just recently found out. And she’s one heck of a biker-book enthusiast, so we really lucked out when she decided to take our plea for “more motorcycle club reads” into her own hands.
Gotta thank you for this one Joanna!!!
It had just enough of everything to keep me entertained, while not freaking me out, too much. A nice mix of my two favorites, you know… club members with a real biker “feel” with the attitude and dirty mouths to go with it (er… well. As far as I know. LOL! I don’t actually know any real bikers). But you know, from my “biker-lessons” that I get from Sons of Anarachy, I’d say this was about right. 😉 And while these guys were super scary, and definitely had bad-guy blood running through them (there was talk of “missing shipments”, paper trails and you know… making people “disappear” etc… ) they seemed redeemable. Almost as if we could overlook their possible criminal activities, because… come on! These are kind of “good guys”, too. They just live life their way, and take the law into their own shady hands.
When I’d first met them, the MC had seemed like a gang of thugs, but the way Horse described it was more like a family. A crazy, loud family that fought a lot and occasionally went to jail, but still a family.
*shrug* Heck, what do I know? After all, I was just the “old lady” in this one, and was not gonna ask too many questions, ya know? Go with the flow. I’ve (I mean she) has been warned many times to not ask “club” questions.
“That’s club business babe, and not the kind we talk about. Enough questions.”
Got it. *nod*
So what’s it about? Marie has just left her abusive husband and is living with her brother. Over the course of a few weeks, she gets to know his “friends” (a motorcycle gang that she has been warned not to talk to, not to look at, and to avoid at all costs). Believe me… these are not your weekend warriors. Afraid at first, but she eventually gets close to one of ’em. “Horse” (*ahem* try to guess where he got that name). *giggle* The attraction is undeniable, although their personalities and different worlds keep clashing.
Horse had blown me away, first with his gentleness and then his skill. But he’d followed it up by scaring the crap out of me, not to mention doing some serious damage to the room. Which one was the real man? Would I ever see him again?
Did I want to see him again?
And well… her reactions get the best of her.
And soon Marie realizes that her brother’s friends are not so friendly to him anymore, either. He has gotten himself into quite a mess. Being a computer genius/hacker, he was hired by the Reaper’s Motorycle club. He’s made ’em a TON of money. And… he’s siphoned off a ton for himself while he’s been at it.
I looked around the room, unable to believe that these men – two of whom I’d cooked for, one of whom I’d done a lot more than cooking for – were actually threatening to kill my brother. Could this really be happening?
Ruh roh, Jeff. What were you thinking? That’s okay. He can pay in blood. His own blood, or his sister’s. Yep. Marie is offered a “deal” to keep her brother alive, and she needs to get on the back of Horse’s bike ASAP and do what he says. NOW. ALWAYS. Or of course, she can leave… and Jeff will pay his own dues.
“You steal from the club, you pay in blood. You’re his blood. We take you, he pays. F&%king you is just a bonus.”
And the biker fun doesn’t stop there. Things you’d expect to see or experience at a true MC “clubhouse” well… there’s no lack of it here. Plenty steamy and erotic, often crass and obnoxious, sometimes angrifying, and terrifying. And even at times… sad and wistful.
I really enjoyed it! 4 stars!
Thank you so much for sending it my way, Joanna. Will there be more? As you can see below, many of us wanna know! *fingers crossed*
Tracy: Ladies….I just finished Joanna Reads book *Reaper’s Property* and it was fan-effin-tastic!!! Seriously, y’all have to go get this book right now! Horse is a badass hot biker that you have to meet! Joanna, You rock!
Ruth: 5 stars with out a doubt. Hope it’s continued.
Shannon: Yup LOVED it!!!
Tracy: I was just thinking the same thing Ruth! She has got to make a series out of this..maybe a book for Cookie or Em
Tiffany: I said the Same thing Tracy , Series with Em or Cookie!! Loved it too!! … Maryse posted that Joanna Wylde’s book release Reaper’s Property was Live on Amazon this A.M. And I Immediately bought it because Joanna Always is dead on about her Reads!! So I knew her book would be AWESOME!!! I read it Straight thru …no Breaks..because it was THAT GOOD!!! Holy Joanna..You Rock!! Hope your gonna keep on with This SERIES because you made it real…Not Comparing you to K.A.. But you made this Story REAL and You made your Characters come ALIVE..LOVED HORSE!! Yep..And your other Characters need a Story!! Picture…Cookie…Em..Get it done GIRL!! I have a KEEPER shelf that I put books that I would Read AGAIN..Reaper’s Keep in on it..YaY for YOU!!! 😉
Kristie: Loved it!! Read it in a day!! I want more!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: I’m halfway through and really enjoying it! Love the detail in her perspective of things. Love the shopping, the house… I’m all cozy, yet… Titillated. Hehe. His voice is just right.
Sara: Reading it now. You need to start a “what to read after Undeniable” list. This will be #1!
Paige: You’re gonna love it!! this book!!
Julie: Oh it’s soo good!! So excited you’re reading it Maryse! It has everything… And then some! I need to do my review of this one as well , loved Horse!
Emma: I LOVE Horse! I can’t wait to get back in the saddle…*uhhmm*
Danielle: Read it this weekend and loved it! Now I want more bikers!
Suzanne: Loved it!
Melanie: thank for posting this!i read it in one night and i loved it.so awesome.