Reapers and Bastards by Joanna Wylde

October 2, 2015 Book Review 0 ★★★★

Reapers and Bastards by Joanna Wylde four-stars
Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #4.5
Also in this series: Reaper's Fall, Reaper's Fire
Published by Self-published on September 24, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
Pages: 170
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club and Silver Valley series comes an anthology of extras and never-before-released material, including a new short story featuring fan favorites Horse and Marie.

Charming Bastard: A Novella I first met Riley Boone when I was four years old. We moved to Callup, Idaho after my dad blew out his back and had to go on disability. Boonie’s family lived next to ours. Every afternoon he’d swagger off the school bus after kindergarten like a conquering king. For the first week he ignored me, until I impressed him by climbing nearly thirty feet up in the tree behind his trailer. They had to call the fire department to get me down, but it was worth it to see the respect in his five-year-old eyes. He gave me a worm in honor of my accomplishment. I fell in love. The next day he made me eat the worm and our relationship has been complicated ever since.
(Until now, this novella has been exclusively available in the paperback edition of Silver Bastard.)

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story Horse and Marie met for the first time in Reaper’s Property. Now experience this moment through his eyes. (Originally available on the author’s website.)

NEW Skunked: A Short Story Marie has some BIG news to share with Horse—news that will change both their lives forever….

NEW Sugar and Spice: A Short Story A prequel to Reaper’s Fall, this story features Painter and Melanie’s first meeting.

PLUS: Becca’s Huckleberry Pie recipe, Marie’s Bread recipe and Emergency Skunk Cleaning recipe.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

EDGy Review

Reviewed SpiceJoanna Wylde gave a gift to her fans with the release of Reapers and Bastards: An MC Anthology. It’s tough going when you are weeks away from the next Reaper’s release and I needed a Horse fix in a big way.  With this little gem, we get Boonie and Darcy’s story, a small dose of Horse, Marie and Ariel, and a taste of Melanie and Painter.  What more could a fan ask for to get us through our Reaper/Bastard cravings (well besides Reaper’s Fall right now)?

Charming Bastard:  I’ve always wanted to know Boonie and Darcy’s story, and now I do.  Darcy is the epitome of a biker’s Old Lady and she’s the one that shows Marie what it really means to be a biker’s Old Lady.  It was nothing like what I imagined, but it was definitely sweet.  It’s no surprise Boonie started out life as a badass.  Darcy had a rough row to hoe.  Loved this peek into how these two favorites of mine became a couple, even if it did involve eating worms.

Skunked:  I’ll take any glimpse of Horse I can get. I have a freaking huge BBF crush on that man.  I hear his name and I go into a Horse fog……..mmmmmm.  It was cute, it was funny, Horse as usual acted like an ass then made up for it, and poor Ariel got put through the wringer.  My only complaint was I needed some Horse action and as cute as it was, it was missing that.

Sugar and Spice:  The prequel to Melanie and Painter’s story was mainly their POV’s of their parts in Reaper’s Fall.  It was interesting to see where Melanie’s headspace was at while Picnic and London were doing their thing. Painter’s treatment of Melanie earned him some points back after screwing up so bad with Em.  I can’t wait to dig into their story in November.

Overall, a quick read that was a nice distraction while I wait.  Can’t say there was a lot of substance here, except for Boonie and Darcy’s story, but all the cuteness and insight gave me a Reapers fix that hit just the right spot.  Thank you, JW.  I needed that.

Spice’s Rating:  4 Happy Stars

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