Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde [Review + Giveaway]

He never meant to hurt her.

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. 

4.5 You can Paint Me Stars

Reaper’s Fall is the fifth book and is part of the Reaper’s MC series.  There are two MC worlds, the Reapers and the Silver Bastards.  We know Mel and Painter from the Silver Bastards. Painter shared a cell with Puck.  You do not need to read Silver Bastard prior to reading Reaper’s Fall, but I suggest you do, so you can get the full effect of the book.

If you haven’t read Silver Bastard, then you do not know the history of Mel and Painter, which is fine. If you are like me and do not want to read the ending at the beginning, I suggest you skip the Prologue.  The Prologue will give you a glimpse of what happens, if you skip it, you will miss nothing. Just food for thought.

I love Jonna Wylde books. I gobble them up like chocolate cake.  They are yummy, witty and so complicated. They are my go-to MC books.

Before Painter went to jail/prison, he loaned his car to Mel. Mel has a mega crush on Painter, but understands he’s a Reaper. She’s young and impressionable and they start writing to each other while Painter is locked up.

I really enjoyed how young both Mel and Painter are. I felt like they acted their age. I also felt like when you deal with young love, everything is just more intense. Painter knows he’s no good for Mel. As much as he wants to claim her, he decides to keep his distance. He gets out of jail two years early on good behavior and ignores Mel, he tries to at least.

Mel doesn’t understand his hot and cold personality. Painter doesn’t want Mel, he makes it very clear, yet he’s always around and as much as Mel tries to date other people, she is always drawn back to her biker crush.

Mel and Painter’s relationship is very dynamic. It’s up and down and a major roller coaster, but the book doesn’t have angst. It just has mild tension to keep you interested and glued to the pages. I read this in one sitting and I couldn’t get enough of it.

While Painter is out of prison, he is on parole, since he was let out two years early and if he violates it, he will be sent back.  As much as Painter doesn’t want to be locked up again, his club comes first and duty calls. It’s something Mel doesn’t understand.

Painter is a Hero you will love and hate at the same time. He’s rough and a little selfish, but I love how possessive he is towards Mel. You kind of want to hit him and let him have his way with you at the same time. I liked that his character wasn’t simple.

I loved and adore Mel, I found her to be strong, independent and very sassy. She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go after it, even if she has to face tough consequences.

If you are a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed with Mel and Painter’s love story. It’s epic, difficult and completely addictive.  

An ARC was provided.


“You want to watch a movie or something?” she asked, nodding toward the TV. I had a decent one, too. Giant-ass flat-screen—homecoming present from the club.
“Sure,” I said, reaching for the remote. I didn’t have cable, but Ruger had set up some kind of box thingie for me so I could stream shit. “Whatcha in the mood for?”
“Not horror,” she said quickly, and I laughed again, remembering that first evening I’d spent with her at Pic’s house. She’d been so young and scared and vulnerable . . . I’d wanted to eat her up.
I still wanted to eat her.
“I can’t believe that you and Puck were supposed to be watching over me, and then you put in a slasher movie. That’s not how you make a girl feel safe.”
“No horror,” I agreed, although the thought of holding her for a couple hours while she was scared shitless appealed way more than it should. Watch it, asshole. “How about Star Wars?”
“You like Star Wars?”

I shrugged. “Everyone likes Star Wars. You know, I’m pretty damned sure Han Solo was a biker.”
She giggled. “You mean, like a space biker?”
“See, when you say it like that it sounds stupid.”
“I wanted to be Princess Leia. She’s badass,” she said, taking a deep drink of her beer. I watched as her lips wrapped around the neck, her throat swallowing. Oh fuck, that was good. She set the beer down on the coffee table with a clink, then let loose with the biggest burp I’d ever heard.
“Fucking hell,” I said, stunned. “I didn’t think girls could burp like that. Shit. Impressive, Mel. Very impressive.”
She grinned at me.
“We’re friends,” she told me. “And friends don’t need to worry about stuff like that. Let me guess—you’ve never had a female friend before?”
“Not really,” I admitted. “I’m think I’m a little scared.”
Scared and turned on, which was weird.
“You should be. I can do the whole alphabet.”
Damn. I kinda wanted to see that.


Reaper's Property (Reapers MC, #1)  REVIEW | AMAZON

Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2) REVIEW | AMAZON

Devil's Game (Reapers MC, #3)  REVIEW | AMAZON

Reaper's Stand (Reapers MC, #4)  REVIEW | AMAZON

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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