Sunday, June 7, 2015

Reaper's Property (Reapers MC, #1) by Joanna Wylde

 
Review by Tempest.

Blurb:

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.
Maybe.
  


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I was really torn what to give this book, initially I wanted to only give it two, and if I based it off of only my preferences, I would. However, the book is called Reaper's Property, so while I personally don't like how the main female is treated, I can't blame that on the author. It's pretty clear what the book's about just by the title, after all. I'm not one to cringe over a little dark erotica (not that this was that, just using as an example) or a super possessive male lead, however, I'm a pretty independent female myself, so this book ended up frustrated/pissing me off often enough that after the first third of it I wasn't liking it anymore. I couldn't get into her, because while she thinks she's attempting to be strong it's pretty clear she isn't. And he...was an asshole. She ended up falling for him way too quickly, and he was.....well, an asshole. HOWEVER, like I said, while it wasn't the type of read for me, clearly for what it's supposed to be, it was good. A lot of people have mentioned in their reviews this is basically someone's rape fantasy, which I'd have to agree with, so if that's your thing, you might really enjoy this. Despite my dislike for the way this turned out in the middle, I do have a couple of the other books in the series and will probably get around to reading them. It wasn't so much the biker lifestyle that turned me off, but the way it was handled between these two characters. Towards the end the author was trying to make it clear that while there are gender lines in the club, the women aren't actually treated less than equal, just treated in different ways, but because of everything that happened between the mc's I really couldn't get past it. Fingers crossed I'll be more into the next one because the writing style was good and while I was disgusted with the characters most of the time, I still kept reading so that's something.

Admittedly, I'm a Sons of Anarchy fan, which is why I chose this book in the first place. If anyone knows of any Biker books that good, please drop me a line! ;)