Published by Berkley on August 9th 2016
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ItÔÇÖs time for more men and motorcycles in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of ReaperÔÇÖs Fall...
The club comes first.
IÔÇÖve lived by those words my whole lifeÔÇöassumed IÔÇÖd 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. SheÔÇÖs beautiful, sheÔÇÖs loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good manÔÇöone better than me. I canÔÇÖt take her yet because the club still needs me. ThereÔÇÖs another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.
Now sheÔÇÖll learn IÔÇÖve been lying to her all along. None of itÔÇÖs real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks IÔÇÖm nice. She pretends weÔÇÖre just friends, that IÔÇÖve still got a soul . . . MineÔÇÖs been dead for years. Now IÔÇÖm on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.
IÔÇÖm coming for you, Tinker.
I’m hooked on the Reapers. Joanna Wylde’s MC club series was one of the first “MC club” books I read when I was introduced to the genre. And once again, JW provides a sexy and sometimes scary view into the outlaw world. Reapers Fire is different in that there’s a personal element addressing the heartbreaking impact of wildfires upon a community. You really must read the “Author’s Note” at the end of the book to understand Wylde’s reason for using this as a backdrop to the story. But, at the heart of it is the connection between Gage and Tinker, a woman who has captured his interest and for the first time leaves Gage feeling a new sense of possessiveness.
When they meet, Tinker is back in Hallies Falls having left her husband and is now taking care of her father and growing her business. The attraction is immediate but Gage is living a lie. And this lie is the main story line. Everything about Gages “assignment” in Hallies Falls screams drama.
To worm his way into the Nighthawks club house, Gage takes a new identity and starts up a hook-up with the club Presidents crazy sister Talia. This girl is scary and every scene with her made me cringe. Wylde has a way with creating an anxiety inducing story lines and expertly weaves in situations and activities that leave the reader anticipating bad things…really bad things! She doesn’t shy away from the hard realities of illegal activities in an MC club.
Tinker is probably one of my favorite JW heroines. The love she feels for her family and friends makes her endearing and she’s strong and sensible. Gage is…a bit dangerous. The draw she feels is mostly pheromones, but over time, his real self can’t help but show through his act. For the most part, Gage is likeable. He’s a bit cocky but his confidence is well earned. However, there is “claiming” a woman, and there’s “taking” a woman, and he runs perilously close to crossing the line with her. She’s no pusher-over and when things go sideway, she’s smart to push back. His devotion to the club “Reaper forever, forever Reapers” is admirable but this plan is just insane and only drives a wedge between them.The wedge being Talia Jackson. Ugh, Talia…She lives a scary reality. To say she’s utterly despicable is probably too nice. She’s a $hit stirrer of epic proportions and everything she does left me squirming. And her brother Marsh is a nightmare and I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of them.
The story is well paced and completely held my attention. Although life got in the way and I couldn’t read it in one sitting, it was the type of book where I reluctantly put down for the night and anticipated picking it up the next chance I had. If you’ve been reading the series this is a must read and if you haven’t started the series, get to it. 4.5 stars and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
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AuthorÔÇÖs Note: This book was originally released through a small publisher in 2013. This independent edition has been lightly edited, and contains a bonus short, ÔÇ£Sticky SweetÔÇØ (originally published on the authorÔÇÖs website) and a Q&A with the author.