REVIEW: Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde

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Silver Bastard

Silver Valley Book One

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First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward–full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her–the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…

 

♦5-STAR REVIEW♦

Wow. Wowowowow. I loved this book so much. It has equal parts grittiness, humor, and romance. It took two characters who start off in the worst possible way and somehow made their love story truly special. Two people who were pushed together in unusual circumstances and somehow a special love began to grow that encompassed them both.

Becca grew up a part of the MC world. She’s been used, abused, and damaged in irreparable ways. She’s strong, vibrant, angry, but yet she’s funny and fiercely loyal. She’s gotten away from her issues but they still follow her both figuratively and literally. She’s still trying to discern who she is and what her worth is, and what her future holds. One constant is Puck. I loved Becca’s character and how we see her as a survivor, but not in the usual sense. She went from a horrible situation to something completely the opposite and was incredibly resilient. She was sassy, sarcastic, and someone that I felt like I literally knew. She was, mainly, incredibly believable.

“I saw him around on and off, but the guy was mysterious.

Kind of like Batman. On a motorcycle.

Puck is a member of the Silver Bastards. He lives for the MC, and will always protect his brothers. When he first met Becca, she struck something deep inside of him. Their first meeting is nothing short of a disaster, but he does absolutely everything to fix it in the aftermath. He steps back from her, but he’s always there, protecting her. He’s hardened, but carries soft spots within simply for her. Puck is fierce but alpha in every aspect. And he’s ready to make things right when he sees it’s time. He wants Becca, and he won’t let her out of his hands again.

“Yeah. That’s how pathetic things had gotten. I’d actually sat alone in the darkness lusting after a girl like some fucking Robert Pattinson wannabe.

At least I smoked instead of sparkled.”

Their journey may have started tainted, but it grows into something beautiful. We see Becca claim herself and get what she really needs even if it came in the form of Puck. Puck rights old wrongs and is rewarded with a beautiful life. They both heal each other with a beautiful love that was what they deserved all along. I can’t say enough how I loved Becca’s spark and resiliency, and Puck’s unfailing love of Becca. I felt like they were people you could meet right here in this real world, and that’s a testament to Ms. Wylde’s writing. I felt she did amazing with this story by fleshing it out completely as well as creating such a strong woman. This is my first Wylde book, and I am now going to devour the rest.

 

♦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.

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