Saturday, February 8, 2014

Review: Reaper's Legacy ( Reapers MC #2 ) by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart-and her virginity-to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten.

She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious-her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands-with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club-to give them a better life.

Living with outlaw bikers wasn't Sophie's plan for her son, but Ruger isn't giving her a choice. He'll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she'll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way.



I like Ruger's story, but due to my love for Horse more, I have to give this a lower rating than Book 1 Reaper's Property. Things were hot and the story was solid, but I didn't swoon over Ruger that much.

If you have read book 1, you should be familiar with the background of the Reapers MC gang. They were badass biker, scary as shit, hot as sin and sexy as hell. They treated women they love like property and called them old lady. My first reaction was 'He did not just called her that!!', but now I guess all of us had been accustomed to their culture. 

Ruger was a total douche and biggest ass for most part and he said shit like,

"The fact that my dick's in its happy place is probably saving your

"Good thing your vagina's so gosh-darned hot because I really, really wanted to stick my penis in it and have repeated sexual intercourse, bringing us to mutually satisfactory culmination of our desire."

Who knew biker had a way with words.

Ruger's fantasy girl criteria. She'd

1. fit in with the club
2. know how to crack a beer at the end of a long day
3. give him a blow job before bed
4. love riding on the back of his bike
5. blonde
6. tough enough to hold her own in a fight
7. wouldn't fucking talk back to him

Ruger had witnessed the most intimate part of Sophie's life, when she lost of virginity and when she gave birth in front of him by the roadside. They have a special connection, but due to their mutual love for Noah and the clusterfuck with Zach, his half brother, they both have been keeping each other at arms length.

Sophie always assume Ruger hated her from the lackluster way he treated her. However his love for Noah was apparent and she needs him in their life. She was exasperated when he forced them to move into his place after Noah's life had been threaten by her unreliable drug addict neighbor. 

Sparks fly when they were living at such close quarter, but Sophie had always been wary about his biker connection. They looked like a bunch of criminals/serial killer. Anyway, no matter how she reasoned with herself, she can't deny their mutual attraction anymore. 

Ruger was a manwhore was an understatement. The guy just make you wanted to pummel him. A relationship to him means: 'Anyone touched you, I will kill him. For me, I will respect you by not bringing other women home (the armory had rooms for that).

Thank goodness, Sophie thought he was crazy, if he think she will be okay with it.

"I'll tell you one thing, Ruger - I deserve to be with someone who gives a shit about me, as a person. Someone who values me enough not to fuck other women. I'd rather be alone the rest of my life than settle for what you're offering."

Well, I guess Ruger had to realize what it meant by a real relationship. He sure can learn it from his buddy, Horse.

We were able to catch up with Horse and Marie, our lovely couple from Book 1. They were having a wedding! Horse was as badass as ever.

"True story. Fuck with us, we'll fuck you back. Harder. Always." ~ Horse

And then we got the best teaser and built up ever for Hunter and Em. Em was Picnic, the Reaper MC's president daughter who was a virgin because no one dare to hook up with her. While Hunter was one of the leader from a rival MC gang. Intrigue much?

We have our nice HEA and epilogue for Ruger and Sophie. I think their relationship was solid, the sex was seriously hot and all, but their romance was not those that warm your uterus. Anyway, when I saw the 5 years later epilogue, I kid you not, my first reaction was 'What the hell happened to Em and Hunter?'. Don't tell me they take 5 years to bang each other.

Rating 4/5