Monday, November 9, 2015

Quote-tastic/Review-- Scaaaaared of You.---Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

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Sooo today is BIKERS! Joanna Wylde's Reaper's Fall. I've been dying for this one. I knew it was going to be a rough ride and sure enough it was but it was so damn fun too. Anywho. Two quotes today. This first one is before the hero and heroine got together and is between her and another of the bikers. They'd had a near moment the night before and it just cracked me up how he so bluntly spelled things out when they were all out at a Fair/Rodeo thing...

"Um...I guess there's no easy way to say this, but I was really drunk last night," I started. He gave me a gentle smile.

"Picked up on that."

I felt myself blushing--I should never drink like that again. [...] "So I'm not really looking for a relationship," I started. Taz's smile grew wide.

"Works for me. I'm just trying to get laid," he said bluntly, and while you'd think his words would've been offensive, somehow--from him--it just felt like he was shooting straight with me. "And I already know I'm not getting anywhere with you. But your little roommate is hot for it, and it's driving her crazy that I'm with you. Painter'll probably be out here later, so you can piss him off by hanging on me. Right about the time he loses his shit and hauls you off, she'll be ready and willing to comfort me in my sorrow. It's win-win, really."

I gaped at him.

"I can't believe you just told me that," I said finally. "That's pretty shameless.

"Shame isn't really my thing." he said, radiating cocky confidence. "Just roll with it, babe. We'll have a good time, and then you'll go home with Painter while I nail your roomie."

I blinked.

"You realize I'm totally going to warn her about you." I finally managed to say. He smiled, pure sin on a stick. Or would that be sin with a stick? Heh.

"I'm counting on it," he said. "She likes trouble--I can tell. It'll turn her on, challenge her. The more you warn her, the easier it'll be."

I frowned, trying to decided how that made me feel.

"Let's go," he said. "I'm hungry, and Em says the BBQ out here is incredible. I'll even buy you dinner. Sound good?"

I nodded, still confused. I wasn't sure how to deal with this, but he was right about one thing...fair BBQ was the shit, and damned if I wasn't hungry.
Aaaand then this one later one. There'd been a scare at the MC and she totally rocked it. This is the hero, Painter, and the heroine :) Totally needed one of those 'scaaaaaared of you' thoughts. lol
"...You think you could leave your bike out here, maybe drive us back?"

"Yeah." he said, rolling over onto his elbow to look at me. "They're all going to want to thank you--you're a hero, Mel."

I offered a weak smile, then shook my head.

"Nope, I'm just a nurse. But remember tonight the next time we have a fight, okay? Because I know about a hundred different ways to kill you in your sleep, bring you back, and then do it all over again."

His eyes widened, and Izzy laughed, clapping her hands.

Best. Kid. Ever.

Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5)

Me at page 20: omg Painter needs to be deballed #ThatIsAll
Me at page 120: omg Painter seriously needs to be fucking deballed #HandEmOver 
LOL Gah but Reaper's Fall was one rocky, bumpy, fucking awesome ride. I enjoyed the hell out of it. Even Painter and his punk ass self. 

Joanna Wylde. Whew. The woman knows how to throw together one crazy intense and amazing romance. She'll have you growling one minute and swooning the next. And so was the case of Painter and Melanie who got to know each other when she began writing him while he was in prison. An interesting start to knowing each other for sure. And one that led to oh so many gloriously messy years full of MC commitments, prison sentences, parenthood, jealousy and hurt feelings before finding their happily ever after.

Painter. Lordy be. This man. He was so dang good at messing up and floundering and pushing buttons. Had I been Melanie I totally would have pulled a "I quit this bitch!" and been out. Lord love him though. Even though I struggled with his assery I still enjoyed his character. The bad ass biker and the talented artist. The scared young boy who grew into a fierce man and was brought to his knees by his little girl.

I loved Melanie through and through, though. She was an awesome mama to their little girl and a pretty damn strong chick. I loved watching her find her strength and survive all of the hardships over the years. The frustrations and heartaches. Seeing her stand up for herself not only to Painter but to friends and family as well. 

Their romance was seriously rocky. Like freaking boulders falling down the mountain and landing on the road rocky. It was rough, yall. There were amazing moments cut short by bad choices and outside forces. Hurt feelings and grudges (that I totally thought justified) getting in the way despite the electricity that snapped between them. Struggles of co-parenting and seeing each other date other people. Their path wasn't easy but damn it made the happily ever after even sweeter when they finally figured it all out. There's some nice heat and tension happening between these two, too! Whew!

All in all, another fantastic read from Wylde. A wild romance, captivating characters, the gritty world of the MC. ::shivers:: Reaper's Fall left me totally spent and satisfied. And curious as hell about what'll come next for this crazy group of characters. 
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.

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