Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway & Review: Reaper's Stand (Reaper's MC Series, #4) by Joanna Wylde...Belle's Book Bag Top Pick...

Book Four in the Reaper’s MC Series

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As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

"So I guess this probably means our deal is off?"

Her voice sounded uncertain, almost scared. Still a little slurred, too. I turned to glare at her, taking in her tangled blonde hair, the curve of her generous hips in those tight jeans and the way her shirt drooped low enough to show plenty of cleavage.

"Not if you want to keep the club accounts," I growled, wondering why the hell I didn't just fire her ass. My cock reminded me that we weren't finished with her yet. "I'll see you out at my place on Tuesday. Make enough food for leftovers and maybe we'll have a talk about getting a crew into The Line."

"Thank you," she whispered.

"Eat shit," I said, and then slammed out the door.

Seems like a bit of an overreaction, Heather gloated as I climbed into my truck.

She could eat shit, too. Fucking women. Even dead, they stuck together.

I think this was actually the hardest review that I have had to write. I ADORE Joanna Wylde and I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of this series and I have been in LOVE with Picnic since Reaper's Property. I LOVE Horse but there is just something about Picnic that caught my attention and wouldn't let go. I'm pretty sure that it was the whole losing his wife that he loved so much and who he had been with since high school, raising 2 daughters alone, never wanting to find anyone else to be on the back of his bike, his total badassness, and the fact that he was the Reaper's President. lol ;) All of that and more just drew me right to him from the start and it just grew with each new book. So...of course...I couldn't wait for him to finally get his story and the HEA I felt he deserved. 

But this story totally screwed with me because of that damn prologue. lol  I read it before I had a chance to read the book so going into the story I already had a HUGE problem with London and wasn't sure that she could redeem herself enough for me...I mean she shoots my Picnic!!  So this messed me up because I wanted to like her so much and I would find myself doing just that and then I would remember that she shoots my Picnic!! lol  I finally had to write Joanna and have her talk me through London's reasoning for actually pulling the trigger. Joanna was so wonderful (she totally ignored my craziness) and wrote me back a detailed message about London's thought process during that time and totally made me see the story and London in a new light. So I went back and reread the story with these thoughts in my head and made my mends with her character. She was strong, funny, caring, protective and really there wasn't anything to forgive her for. In the end I LOVED her and Picnic together.

Picnic...Oh Picnic...He was such a piece of work. I don't know how I could love him and dislike him so much at the same time. lol  That first scene where London goes to talk to him and he is getting "entertained" by another girl and makes London sit down and talk to him while it is happening~UGH!! Then that whole scene with Sharon just pissed me off so much I wanted to kick him in the junk!! lol  He totally redeemed his man whoring ways and I LOVED the ending with him and London camping out so much!! *sigh* I liked that he was finally at peace and happy and that London gave him that again. I also liked that London found the love, protection, strength and support in Picnic. Oh...and I especially LOVED that through out the story Heather talked to him~so good!! Happy and sad at the end though. 

So glad to read about some of my other favorite characters but could always use more Horse and Marie. ;) Shocked and confused about Maggie and Bolt and hoping to get their story. Loved Mellie and I'm hoping for something to come out of her and Painter. Oh...Painter...I hated him in Em's book and still in the beginning of this book but he also redeemed himself and I'm crossing my fingers for him and Mellie. Can't wait for Puck's book. Not even going to talk or think about that extra epilogue because it will just drive me crazy wondering who the guy is for Jessica. Hunter and Em...excited...heartbreaking...happy in the end. 

Joanna's writing gets me every time. She has this ability to pull me in and make these stories come to life for me through these awesome and totally unique characters. I find myself never wanting to leave and always happy to return. 

Another Top Pick in an amazing series that I can't seem to get enough of. I could go on and on about Reaper's Stand but I'm going to stop here and just thank Joanna for ensuring me many happy dreams filled with Horse, Ruger, and Picnic. lol ;)  And having seen the cover for Puck's book...he may just be joining them. ;) lol

Previous Books in the Reaper’s MC Series

Reaper’s Property (bk 1)
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Reaper’s Legacy (bk 2)
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Devil’s Game (bk 3)
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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.

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