SINNER’S POSSESSION (CHAOS BLEEDS #9)
I’ve read all of Joanna Wylde’s Reapers books so far, and I have to say this is my least favourite of the series. This book tells the story of Painter and Melanie – detailing how they met and kept in touch while Painter was in prison, and what happens when he gets out.
Although I don’t have anything against the main characters in this story, I just didn’t feel myself buying their relationship as much as I have the others in this series. Perhaps it’s because the timeline jumped around a little, or maybe I just didn’t “feel” the chemistry between them. I can’t quite put my finger on it – I just wasn’t as invested.
Overall, though, it’s still a well-written book, and one you should definitely read if you’ve read the others in the series, but in my opinion it’s the weakest one so far. Hopefully the next one will be better.
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.
I very much enjoyed the previous books in this series, so looked forward to reading this one on its release. Reaper’s Stand is the story of Reese ‘Picnic’ Hayes – he’s the president of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, so we’ve met him in the previous books, and he is, of course, a very pivotal character. He’s had a tough time of it – losing his wife and having to bring up two girls by himself, but things finally seem to be looking up for him. He enjoys nothing more than flirtations and the occasional nights with women – certainly nothing approaching relationship status.
That is, until he gets to know London Armstrong. She runs her own cleaning company and has contracts with the Reapers MC, which puts her directly in Picnic’s eyeline. And it seems he likes what he sees…
Despite both their best efforts, the attraction between them grows, and is given a massive boost when something happens to throw them together. From then on, it’s one drama after another – but how will things turn out? And will everyone make it through?
This book is one hell of a ride, if you’ll pardon the pun. It’s got tension, thrills, drama, sex, sensuality and romance. It’s a very gritty series, and this book was a great addition. I look forward to seeing what Ms Wylde comes up with next.