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.
4-4.5 stars!! (But I am leaning more towards 4.5)This third book in the Reapers MC series is my favorite – I couldn’t have asked for a more badass heroine than Em, a delectable and charming hero than Hunter, and an action-packed, thrilling story – definitely a feast for the senses. Joanna Wylde rocked it!While this book can be read as a standalone, I don’t recommend directly diving into this book without having read at least the second one. A good portion of book 2 really set up the basis of this story, and helped introduced Hunter’s character and his relationship dynamic with Em. This book is a bit different from the first two – there’s not much background info given and it’s devoid of Wylde’s usual character development and slow romantic buildup. For me, however, that was perfect; since I already knew of Hunter and Em from book 2, I liked that this book was sort of a continuation and not a rehash of the same details – she gave us a totally different perspective despite going through similar timelines from book 2.
Em:seriously one of the most kickass heroines ever!!! I think her character truly made this book shine – I usually side with heroes all the time and find issues with the heroines, but Em was just flawless! Part of that reason is because she’s a true-bred biker babe, different from outsiders like Marie and Sophie (previous heroines in this series). She knows how MCs work, the ins and outs, and all the laws & feuds, and I adore her tenacity and spirit when she deals with every obstacle hurled her way. She deserves a 5 star standing ovation!Hunter: he’s part of the Devils Jacks, the rival and enemy club of the Reapers (where Em comes from). My feelings for this guy were all over the place. To be honest, I spent most of the book not feeling too good about him when he repeatedly let Em down (totally pro-heroine here – Em’s fantastic!) I would’ve happily kicked him in the balls. But by now, I’ve realized that our biker men will make mistakes, intentional or not, and Hunter is no exception. But does he make up for them? Yes, he does, and although I wanted him to man-up faster than he did here, his unwavering devotion and loyalty to Em is undeniable. Love is not a term easily thrown around in the world of bikers, but who needs words when his actions far surpass them?