Silver Bastard is the first book in Joanna Wylde’s Silver Valley series, which is a spinoff of the Reapers series. It looks to me as though there will be crossover between characters and storylines from the various motorcycle clubs, but this book still reads perfectly well as a standalone – though I suspect if you enjoyed this, you’ll be checking out the other books anyway.
Silver Bastard tells the tale of Puck Redhouse, a prospect member of the Silver Bastards who took the blame for something and went to prison for fourteen months for his club. On his release, his brothers threw a party of sorts for him – giving him full membership to the club. At the party, he met Becca Jones, a woman who utterly captivated him. But, by the end of the evening, he had violated his parole terms and stolen Becca away from her home and life.
Naturally, things weren’t as simple as that, and, five years later, Becca’s doing well, though she’s still terrified of Puck. But when Becca’s past tries to catch up with her, she needs help, and there’s only one person she trusts to provide her with that help: Puck. The situation throws them together and stirs up feelings they’d both tried to forget. But soon, they can’t ignore them any longer…
This was another fab read from Joanna Wylde. Her writing is gritty and dark, and this book is no exception. I liked the change of scenery from the Reapers books, and the new characters that are introduced. As I think I’ve said before about these MC books, they’re definitely not for the faint-hearted, but they’re very absorbing and great for escapism. This is another page-turner of a read, and I’d recommend it to erotic romance fans who like their books gritty.