Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reapers MC, Book 5

Synopsis: 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.

Review: It is true that I am a little dissipated with this series. I read the first volume, then the fourth, and finally the fifth. Yes, you will notice the hole between 1 and 4 … But I threw myself with pleasure in this fifth volume! Well I admit that I had another little concern … yes, yes … my goldfish memory struck again and it is true that I did not remember much of the universe. You will tell me that it is not very complicated for a bikers romance… but it is! Especially when you start having trouble locating the characters. But it is true that in either case we mainly follow the two protagonists so it is not so embarrassing.

I was quite surprised by the format of the story. The periods are a bit mixed and we start with the end and then go back in time. It was in any case interesting to see what had happened between Melanie and Painter. It must be said that we connect easily to them! Melanie is not really one of those who easily train with bikers, she has prejudices but leaves them aside as soon as she knows Painter. But the beginning of their relationship is quickly interrupted when Painter finds himself in prison for two years. When he comes out, however, things get complicated once more between them.

I confess that I wanted to shake our hero in the course of the story. He does not realize what he is doing to others! For him the club is his family and even if he risks a lot, especially because of his conditional, he does not hesitate to act against the law. I can understand that he owes a lot to the club but still he abuses! Yes, he abuses! Because he knows perfectly the consequences of his actions and especially that nobody has forced him to do anything. And then there is Melanie … Their relationship is quite complicated because he is not necessarily always correct with her and I fully understand her mistrust. It must be said that he is doing it again and again … But here they are also very touching together and I was really curious to see how their story would end.

It was a new very pleasant volume to read, thick too but we can read it quickly.




Adorateur de Joanna Wylde

Reapers Motorcycle Club, 5

Résumé : Il fixe les règles ; elle les enfreint.
Ses premiers pas dans l’existence n’ont pas été tout roses, mais Mélanie a appris à se battre pour se bâtir un avenir. Réchappée de l’enfer, elle a démarré une nouvelle vie tranquille sans histoires. Seulement, chaque nuit, elle rêve de Painter Brooks, un biker, que son coeur ne parvient pas à oublier. Tout a commencé de la plus innocente des façons : quelques lettres envoyées à un homme seul en prison. Amicales. Inoffensives. Sans aucun danger… jusqu’à ce que libéré, Painter rentre à la maison. Mélanie découvre alors que l’innocence n’a pas sa place chez les Reapers.

Avis : Bon c’est vrai que je suis un peu dissipée avec cette série. J’ai lu le premier tome, puis le quatrième et enfin le cinquième. Oui, vous noterez le trou entre 1 et 4… Mais je me suis lancée avec plaisir dans ce cinquième volume ! Bon j’avoue que j’ai eu un autre petit souci… oui, oui… ma mémoire de poisson rouge a encore frappé et c’est vrai que je ne me rappelais plus grand-chose de l’univers. Vous me direz que ce n’est pas très compliqué pour une romance de bikers… mais si ! Surtout quand on commence à avoir du mal à resituer les personnages. Mais c’est vrai qu’en soit on suit principalement les deux protagonistes donc ce n’est pas si gênant.

J’ai été assez étonnée par le format de l’histoire. Les périodes sont un peu mélangées et on commence par la fin pour ensuite retourner en arrière. C’était en tout cas intéressant de voir ce qu’il s’était passé entre Melanie et Painter. Il faut dire qu’on s’attache facilement à eux ! Melanie n’est pas vraiment de celles qui trainent facilement avec les bikers, elle a des préjugés mais les laisse de côté dès qu’elle connait Painter. Mais voilà leur début de relation est très vite interrompu quand Painter se retrouve en prison pour deux ans.  A sa sortie pourtant, les choses se compliquent une fois de plus entre eux.

J’avoue que j’avais bien envie de secouer notre héros au cours de l’histoire. Il ne se rend pas compte de ce qu’il fait subir aux autres ! Pour lui le club, c’est sa famille et même s’il risque beaucoup, notamment à cause de sa conditionnelle, il n’hésite pas à agir à l’encontre de la loi. Je peux comprendre qu’il doive beaucoup au club mais quand même il abuse ! Oui, il abuse ! Parce qu’il connait parfaitement les conséquences de ses actions et surtout que personne ne l’a obligé à faire quoi que ce soit. Et puis il y a Melanie… Leur relation est assez compliquée parce qu’il n’est pas forcément toujours correct avec elle et je comprends parfaitement sa méfiance. Il faut dire qu’il n’a fait qu’enchainer bourdes après bourdes… Mais voilà, ils sont aussi très touchants ensemble et j’étais vraiment curieuse de voir comment leur histoire allait se terminer.

C’était un nouveau tome très agréable à lire, épais aussi mais qui se lit très rapidement.



Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4

Synopsis: As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

Review: I tried the first volume when it was released in French. Indeed, having read very few novels approaching the bikers topic, I was very curious to discover this series. It had not been the blow of heart that I had expected and even if I had a good time globally, something was missing for me. However, several people told me very quickly that the following volumes were largely better and my curiosity once again manifested. So here I am launched in this fourth volume (which you can easily read without the others) and it is true that I had a very good time.

We discover in this story London Armstrong, owner of a cleaning company and who looks after Jessica, her rebellious but also sick niece. But her excesses place her in very uncomfortable situations that London must often unravel. Indeed, Jessica’s latest stupidity in the biker’s club forced London to work more intimately for Reese, the leader of the band. Indeed, to solve the problems regarding Jessica, London must come to clean the house of our hero but she also must avoid at the same time to fall under his spell. But here, Reese does not have the same ideas and he is determined to make this woman succumb as he fantasizes about her since their first encounter.

The relationship between the two characters is very touching but the two are also suspicious towards each other and they learn to discover the other little by little. In addition to their story, we find Jessica and the problems she causes and that will directly affect the two heroes. This situation places London in a very unpleasant situation and it is quite difficult to see how she will manage all this. Besides, the novel begins with the end of the story and we spend the whole book trying to understand how it all happened. What’s also touching is seeing this epilogue which makes us want once more to discover the sequel!

You will understand that I had a good time with this novel and I confess that I am curious to read more. It was a nice discovery and a good bikers novel!




Défenseur de Joanna Wylde

Reapers Motorcycle Club, Tome 4

Résumé : Lui pardonnera-t-elle d’être un biker ?

Entrepreneuse spécialisée dans le nettoyage, London Armstrong s’occupe de la fille de sa cousine qui, âgée de dix-huit ans, est une vraie tête brûlée. Un jour, London rencontre le veuf et inconsolable Reese Hayes, président des Reapers, qu’elle trouve aussitôt attirant. Même si celui-ci ne cache pas son envie de la mettre dans son lit, elle n’oublie pas qu’il est aussi un malfrat et un criminel. Mais quand sa cousine se retrouve impliquée dans un trafic de drogues, London s’aperçoit que Reese pourrait bien être le seul homme en mesure de l’aider. Jusqu’où est-elle prête à aller pour sauver sa famille ?

Avis : J’avais lu le premier tome lors de sa sortie en Français. En effet, n’ayant lu que très peu de romans abordant le sujet des bikers, j’avais été très curieuse de découvrir cette série. Ça n’avait pas été le coup de cœur que je m’étais attendu et même si j’avais passé un bon moment globalement, il me manquait quelque chose. Pourtant, plusieurs personnes m’ont très vite dit que les tomes suivant étaient largement à la hauteur et la curiosité s’est encore une fois manifestée. Me voilà donc lancée dans ce quatrième volume (que vous pouvez lire facilement sans les autres) et c’est vrai que j’ai passé un très bon moment.

Nous découvrons dans cette histoire London Armstrong, propriétaire d’une entreprise de nettoyage et qui s’occupe de Jessica, sa nièce rebelle mais aussi malade. Mais ses excès la placent souvent dans des situations très inconfortables que London doit souvent démêler. D’ailleurs, la dernière bêtise en date de Jessica dans le club de bikers oblige London à travailler de façon plus intime pour Reese, le chef de la bande. En effet, pour régler les problèmes de Jessica, London doit venir faire le ménage dans la maison de notre héros et éviter par la même occasion de tomber sous son charme. Mais voilà, Reese n’a pas les mêmes idées et il est bien décidé à faire succomber cette femme pour qui il fantasme depuis qu’il la connait.

La relation entre les deux personnages est très touchante mais finalement les deux sont aussi méfiants l’un envers l’autre et ils apprennent à se découvrir petit à petit. En plus de leur histoire, nous retrouvons Jessica et les problèmes qu’elle provoque et qui vont directement toucher les deux héros. Cette situation place London dans une situation très désagréable et c’est assez difficile de la voir gérer tout cela. D’ailleurs le roman commence par la fin de l’histoire et on passe tout le roman à essayer de comprendre comment tout cela a bien pu arriver. Ce qui est touchant aussi c’est de voir cet épilogue qui nous donne une fois en plus d’en savoir plus !

Vous l’aurez compris, j’ai passé un bon moment avec ce roman et j’avoue que je suis curieuse d’en lire plus. C’était une jolie découverte et un bon roman de bikers !




Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde

Reapers MC, Book 1

Synopsis: Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.

Review: Anna had some fabulous compliments about this series and I confess that by seeing all the volumes on her blog, I started to be really intrigued. In addition, it must be said that I have never read a book highlighting bikers and it’s true that in the United States, it’s quite a different lifestyle. I was therefore really curious to start this one.

Marie is a young woman who has just left her violent husband and now hopes to rebuild her life in peace. For this, she returns to live with her brother, Jeff. The only problem? Jeff does not really keep a good company and all that easily falls on our beloved heroine who did not ask anything. After trying a little love-story with a biker member, her brother is now attracting their wrath. After scamming them and stealing them a lot of money, the man she thought she knew, Horse (I’m sure you’re wondering why he calls himself this way), offers her a deal: to become his property the time Jeff reimburses them or to kill him. It’s a pretty easy choice to make, especially for a brother and sister who love each other deeply. Yet Mary does not know what she agreed to do, and even though Horse appreciates her very much, she is really there for his pleasure (okay for hers too). Alas, her brother isn’t done yet.

We can read this novel quite fast and easily. I had a good time in discovering Mary and Horse but it’s true that I expected maybe a little more. Not that it is not good, no, because the romance is nice enough, and I liked the biker side but I think that what bothered me the most is the repetitions and the redundancy of the steamy scenes between our two heroes. I think that in the end it annoyed me a bit because it takes over the story that finally turns around that fact and what Mary had accepted to do or not. However, it was very interesting to see how the integration took place at the club and how she would act in the long run.

To conclude, it was a good book even if it is true that I have been a little less carried away than I thought. I perhaps expected too much from the beginning, but I still had a good time and I’m curious to see what will result with the sequel.