Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde
Published by Fat Robin Press on June 16, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.
But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse. She doesn’t know his real name or where he lives. She’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talked with her brother wasn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he wasn’t so damned sexy.
Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What is he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming some biker’s property.
Then her brother steals from the club. Now Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… and if she’s a very, very good girl, he’ll let her brother live.
Author’s Note: This book was originally released through a small publisher in 2013. This independent edition has been lightly edited, and contains a bonus short, “Sticky Sweet” (originally published on the author’s website) and a Q&A with the author.
I have one thousand nine hundred and ten things to do today but do you know what I did? I reread Reaper’s Property. I’m guessing not one of you can fault me for that because, well, it’s Horse. If someone told me I had to choose between Horse and Tack from Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man, I’d probably just sit there and cry. Then I’d more than likely give Tack a teary hug and climb on to the back of Horse’s bike because between the two, Horse makes me laugh a lot more and I don’t care what anyone says, size does matter especially if you know how to use it and man can that man use it.
Reaper’s Property is one of those books that sneaks up on you. You don’t realize how great it is until you are hooked. Horse is one hell of an anti-hero, seeing as how he finally ended up getting Marie. I mean the whole gun to her brother’s head thing is an interesting way to start a romance book. Considering this was one of my very first biker books, I didn’t know quite how to take that, but I just couldn’t quit reading.
From the shocker of an opening scene, we go back to the beginning when Horse and Marie meet. Even knowing how things ended up with Jeff with a gun to his head, I laughed my ass off at the trailer trash queen scene Marie treated Horse, Picnic and Max too! Then as Horse tries to woo his chosen woman in true biker style and it backfires on him, I found myself growing more and more attached to him despite knowing that it’s all going to turn to shit.
The plot of this book thickened just as much as the sexual chemistry between Horse and Marie (I did mention he knew how to use it, right?). Her seriously dumbass brother stole from the club and to keep him from being killed, Marie makes a deal with the devil. Horse is stuck between a rock and a hard spot—he wants Marie but unless Horse can figure out how to pull this thing out of the ditch when her brother stole from the club he signed his death warrant. There are not many relationships that could survive that.
There is not one thing I can fault with this book. The side characters are interesting and when I first read it, I wanted to know more about all the Reaper’s and their women. It had action, grit, drama, angst, and lots and lots of laughs. Best of all, it had Horse, the biker who lived up to the legend of how he got his road name. A character absolutely worthy of infinite numbers of rereads.
Rating: 5 Mmmm. Horse. Stars
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