Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hot Pick of the Week

 Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde

Our 4.5 star review

Joanna Wylde's Reaper's Property is harsh and gritty and coarse. At the same time it is exhilarating and  mesmerizing and exhausting. Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle club (Reapers MC). A band of bad ass, hard living, balls to the wall group that deal just outside the law and will kill to protect their turf. He is large, 6'6" tattooed and muscular (and it doesn't take much to figure out where the road name
"horse" came from). Marie is an abused woman, fresh from leaving her ass hole husband who finds herself working at a friend's daycare and staying at her brother Jeff's trailer.  He's a "computer programmer" for the club. When Jeff helps himself to the Reaper's money, Horse offers a solution to repay the club until Jeff repays the debt. Marie will belong to him; cook, clean, and most important, service his needs-wherever, however, whenever he wants.

The first time they saw each other is the first time they both felt the same compelling force that pulled them towards each other-like polarized magnets.

I must look like a white-trash princess from hell, basking outside my trailer in a bikini to outdated butt rock. I was pretty sure I wanted to get into the house and put on some more clothing. Maybe a burkha.

He smelled like motor oil and sex.

 There were times that Horse infuriated me with his "need to know basis" attitude. Marie would try to pry information about the dealings of the Reapers (especially the unsavory, vulgar, anything goes parties)and would be put in her place with a few blunt words.

"But that's really none of your business. It's wilder tonight because there's blood in the air, that's all. Nobody's getting hurt and nobody's here against their will. That's all you need to know."
As time passes their relationship changes and each admits, if only to themselves, how obsessed they are with each other. They come to rely on the other and morph their very different worlds into something both can find acceptable-if that kind of life can ever be acceptable. The secondary characters further invest the reader into the story line, Picnic and Maggs and Em and Max all add their own technicolor version of crazy to the mix.

There are times Wylde's graphic depictions of the "sweet butts"-the MC's groupies; who will go with any of them, do anything they want (and more than one of them at a time), that will horrify and repulse you and make you take a step back and catch your breath. What compels some women to willingly participate and even enjoy what most women would perceive as their worst nightmare is almost too much to comprehend. Some of the acts of the Reaper's are so violent, that the reader may feel out of their "book comfort zone".
So you should, and that is what separates a good book from a great one. This is one of the great ones!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good. I keep seeing great reviews on this. Definitely want to read it. Dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com


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