As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.
Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.
Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?
~ 4 Presidential Stars ~
Biker romance’s are not my usual sub-genre of choice. Not unless the author is Joanna Wylde and her Reaper Boy’s. I may never understand their freestyle way of life, but I sure get a thrill reading about them. There is just something about Ms. Wylde’s Reaper Boy’s that has attracted me and kept me coming back for more. This series delivers a very candid look into the MC world with it’s crude language, explicit hot sex, and violence.
Reaper’s Stand is book four in Joanna Wylde Reapers MC series. This is a full throttle, hard core, and explosively raw read. With betrayal, heartache, hot sex, and action.
I have been looking forward to “Picnic” aka Reese Hayes book. This man-whore need a women in his life. I loved learning more about Picnic and seeing this guy fall hard for another women, when he felt he never would after his wifes death. I also loved the softer side we get of Picnic.
London is a strong independent women who had to make some very difficult hard choice for her life and the life of her cousin’s daughter. I liked London and how protective she was of Jessica even when I felt she should let go. The determination that London has to protect is fierce.
Reaper’s Stand is different from the others in the series in that it’s a second chance romance between two older characters. I liked that the couple where older, because it gave us more depth and life experience’s. I also liked that this one had more action and grit. We also have more focus on family. Both London and Picnic value family and are very determined to protect. The relationship development for this story happens fast, but if you read the other books you will see how they have been attracted to each other for sometime. The sex is sizzling, gritty, and explosive.
As great as this book is I still had a few issues: I am not a fan of Jessica. Even with her disability, it does not excuse the shitty things said or done to London. I still have issue’s with the lead women in this series. For some reason they all seam to do something that infuriates me with the exception of Em (Devil’s Game). With London it was not talking to Picnic about Jessica being held hostage. Really we know he’s the right man to help. I just wanted to yell at these women sometimes.
Despite my issues, I devoured this book. I’m in love with this series. I never once thought I would ever be reading a bicker romance that did not have a paranormal element in it. Reaper’s Stand is engaging, action packed, hot biker romance. I am dying to get the next book and see where things are going, especially after the author through in an extra bonus epilogue at the end that really left me wanting more.
Disclaimer: ARC provided by Penguin Group Berkley, NAL via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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