Reaper’s Motorcycle Club Book Six; Standalone
New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…
The club comes first.
I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.
Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.
I’m coming for you, Tinker.
The set-up for this book may seem familiar as we saw some of it in the prior book, but not in a way where if you haven’t read any of the prior books you would be lost. You can absolutely start here because Joanna manages to write it in such a way that you can follow it all. Gage is on an undercover mission to find out what’s gone wrong in an MC outside of the Reapers. And such is his luck that the only way in is through a very unlikable, un-clean, annoying woman thus creating a huge divide in Gage and Tinker ever becoming anything. He may be new in town, but the chemistry between the two is felt immediately and it’s painful. Painful because Tinker isn’t the kind of woman to come between a woman and his man, and because Gage is on a mission for his brothers and his club.
I’ve missed Joanna’s writing and starting this novel felt like coming home, in a weird way. She writes MC’s so well and really manages to capture the grittiness that a male MC hero should have. Gage was hardworking and dedicated, but also very much a man when it came to something he wanted. And while he struggled to juggle the real him with his fake persona, underneath it all he just wanted Tinker. Because she was something special, noticeably, and he knew her worth. While Joanna is great at all of that, she damn sure knows how to write a feisty, strong-willed heroine who can battle with the best of them. I truly fell in love with both characters and their long battle to accepting what they both very much need in their lives.
The writing was flawless and the connection was palpable. There was a battle of push and pull that sparked the right string on the romance. And with all of that there was a very suspenseful secondary plotline with both the MC and the elements. I’m normally pretty fast of a reader, but I read REAPER’S FIRE like there was a fire on MY ass. I didn’t want it to end (even if I wanted their love story to finally come to pass) because it meant no more Reapers until the next book. I love this group of brothers and the battle they fight to become worthy of the women they find. Joanna will always manage to capture me with her stories, and I honestly am already anxious for more. I loved it, and now I’m sad. Send help. Or, you know, more Reapers.
(All books can be read as standalones)
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
Joanna Wylde is the secret identity of an international library spy who has travelled the world in search of exactly the right book to read. Despite her endless efforts, she’s still seeking the Ultimate Story — a story so powerful, so incredible that time itself stops while it’s being read, kittens spontaneously spring forth from rainbows, and unicorns bow their heads in praise. Joanna’s hobbies include manatee wrestling (six time north Idaho champion), arguing about the pros/cons of the Oxford comma and refusing to accept that Chicago style should trump AP.