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.
Forgive me readers of the world, for I have sinned. This is my first Joanna Wylde book. I know, a thousand apologies does not make up for my transgressions. But alas…here I am.
I wasn’t looking forward to reading this book. I’ve been so busy, just had back surgery, insert more whining and bullshit excuses. But commitments are commitments. So I started reading and then stayed up all night reading this damn book. So thanks, Joanna!
Initially, I did not like Gage aka Cooper (I will refer to him as Cooper because throughout the book, Tinker knows him as Cooper). He was just so brash. Which yes, he’s a biker on a mission so its not like I expected him to be a sensitive hibiscus flowering or anything but damn. Like woah, Cooper.
I loved Tinker. She was just the shit. And yes, I will need to edit this for Amazon, but for here, I can curse and I shall. Tinker is just badass all the way around. Between her soon to be ex-husband, her dad, her chocolates company, and grief that she was carrying inside, I literally have no idea how she did it. There were so many times that I expected her to break down and she just keep chugging along. I think I saw so much of real women in Tinker’s character. You can’t just languish in your sorrow, you have to keep going. Seeing Tinker’s grace through everything was inspiring.
I’ll tell you, Joanna Wylde knows how to make you hate a character. Like, is Talia still out there? Because my rage for her is still boiling. What a wicked little bitch! Oh my gosh. She was absolutely awful. Like there is a villain and then there is this Talia character. My lord. Uff.
Another piece of this story that I liked is that while we don’t ever get the solid ages on Tinker, Cooper, Carrie, Darren and company, we know they are a little bit older. I enjoyed that because characters that are a few years older have different viewpoints, but also different insecurities and things they aren’t insecure about. When I first saw the teasers for this book, I was a bit taken aback. I didn’t think I’d like the book. But then as I realized the characters are a little bit older (and I’m basically meaning they aren’t early to mid 20’s), the teasers made more sense and didn’t seem as harsh to me as they initially did.
One last piece of the puzzle that I loved was the epilogue to this story. I don’t want to give it away but I thought it was a really beautiful way to almost bring the entire story and all of its characters full circle.
I definitely plan to check out more of Joanna Wylde’s books (I have a friend who is obsessed with them and she always raves about them). So I would definitely recommend this one because its hot in more than one way (and once you read the book, you’ll know what I mean)