Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: Reaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde


Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.

She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.

Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…

4 Fantastic Stars
Review by Jen Hagen
Seven years ago Sophie and Zach brought a child into this world, only it wasn’t Zach that witnessed the birth of his son.  Ruger, Zach’s step-brother who also happens to be a bad-ass motorcycle club member, was the one to grab Noah as he made his entrance.  Ruger has never forgotten what it felt like to have Sophie’s hands on his shoulders during the birth.  There has always been an unspoken current of electricity between Ruger and Sophie, from the moment they met evidenced from the memento that Ruger has held onto for all these years and the reminder of her touch.

Zach hasn’t been in the picture for a long time and has not paid child support for over a year.   Sophie is doing the best  she can to support her and Noah, but one evening Ruger gets a call from his nephew that sends Ruger into save-the-day mode.  Ruger insists that Sophie and Noah move in with him, and there is no fighting Ruger on what he wants.  You can fight Ruger all you want, but in the end he still gets his way.  The fighting between the two just brings the electricity level higher.

Even angry I wanted Ruger.  In fact, I usually wanted him more when I was angry.  This was unfortunate, because he had a gift for pissing me off.  Life would be so much simpler if I could just hate him.  The man truly was an asshole.

With Ruger and Sophie living together it’s difficult to hide their feelings of lust for each other.  Ruger and Sophie can only fight off their wants for so long before they give in to their needs.   

 “You want this as much as I do,” he said, voice soft.  “It’s not goin’ away.  We’re just going to burn up higher and higher until one of us explodes and we get hurt.  Let’s end it now.  I need inside you, Sophie.”

This could be a good thing since Ruger and Sophie obviously have feelings for each other.  Only thing is, they are on different pages.  Sophie doesn’t like the club and doesn’t agree with the situations and dealings that they find themselves involved in.  Ruger makes it perfectly clear that he is not a one-woman man.

“I became a Reaper so I could make my own rules.  Not looking to put my dick on a chain and hand it off to some woman like it’s a damned puppy or something."

Finding themselves at an impasse, they need to go their separate ways.  Sophie moves out and Ruger tries to find his pleasure elsewhere.  In the meantime there is club business that needs his attention.  Ruger and his motorcycle club, the Reapers, have an ongoing feud with a rival motorcycle club, the Devil’s Jacks.  The two motorcycle clubs come to a vote to end the feud and begin a truce.  This doesn’t sit well with a few of the members and their differences quickly escalades into a war.   A war that makes Sophie’s feelings of danger being involved with the club one of reality.  

Danger always makes the person see the light.  Can Ruger see the light in time to save Sophie?  What if Ruger sees the light but Sophie can’t move past the club?

“It doesn’t matter how you make me feel or how nice you are.  Your club is dangerous and I don’t want anything to do with any of you.”

 I can readily admit that I am a huge Horse lover.  He’s my go-to-guy when I need a pick me up read.  Ruger is definitely not Horse.  He lacks the charisma that drew me to Horse.  BUT…I needed to realize that this wasn’t about Horse.  I hope I have given all you Horse lovers enough warning to open yourselves up to trying somebody new.   Once I gave myself that pep talk, I was able to enjoy the story without constantly looking for Horse.   There is one scene that I found to be hilarious involving Horse and that is how he really got his nickname “Horse”…you all know what he has us believing.  (wink, wink)

The involvement of one of the Devil’s Jacks members will lead us into the third Reaper’s installment.

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