Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review: Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde

Devil's Game (Reaper's MC #3)
Author: Joanna Wylde
Release Date: June 3, 2014


Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.

Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.

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What I thought about Devil's Game

In this installment, we get Em’s story. It was fairly clear at the end of Reaper’s Legacy that she wasn’t finished with Hunter/Liam and here in Devil’s Game we find out just what’s been going on.

But first we have a retelling of the kidnapping scene from Reaper’s Legacy in Em’s and Hunter’s point of view. That takes up a bit too much of the beginning of the book for my liking, and while it filled in a few details, there wasn’t much new here.

But then things pick up somewhat, with Hunter really falling hard for Em. He is quite charming about it, in that MC sort of way, with a lot of dominance, a bit of stupidity, but always with a depth of feeling. I think that’s the charm of MC romances for me, there is an honesty to the men that makes you feel something for them, in spite of their neanderthal ways.

Anyway, Em and Hunter decide they are in it for the long haul and the second half of this book moved along nicely. There’s a great action scene involving a truck accident and sniper and Picnic and Hunter finally get their “moment” together. It’s been interesting to watch these two rival gangs, oops, clubs and how they are going to resolve their differences, although there was a lot of talk about it in this one.

There’s a ton of humor in this one too, from both Hunter and Em and I think I liked that the most about this book in the series. Well, that and the fact that Liam makes for a very interesting character and he knows how to turn up the heat.

So overall, I’ll give this 4 stars for the story, particularly for the love story between Em and Hunter. They’ve got a lot to overcome, and Hunter does change somewhat because of his feelings for her. I do like the Reapers and I think there are still a few more stories to tell there. I hope we get more of these two characters and that the saga of the rival MC’s continues in future installments. It’s the perfect backdrop for the romantic pairings that happen in each book.

About Joanna Wylde

Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series, and has recently released ‘Reapers Legacy’, the second of the series.


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