Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: Devil's Game ( Reapers MC #3 ) by Joanna Wylde

Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde
Excerpt

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.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

I have waited long enough and the tons of ARC reviews were seriously cunt tease. Finally I got my copy yesterday and is sad to see myself finishing it up so soon. I enjoyed every page of the book. Em is such a kickass biker chick that provided some entertaining drama and great laugh out loud moment. She finally met a man who was badass enough to stand up to her overbearing dad. 

"Enjoy high school, princess. You let me know if any of these guys give you shit, got it?" ~ Picnic 

This book make me know more of Picnic as the awesome dad beside being the President of Reapers MC. No wonder Em is not getting laid and for the first time I heard that she had a younger sister, Kit, who is much more rebellious. (view spoiler)

"I'm gonna die a virgin."

From Book 2, we already read about the scene that went down with Sophie and Em gotten kidnap by Devil's Jack. Now we have the reenactment of the kidnapping situation from Em and Hunter's POV. 

I always thought bikers are just crass and crude tough guys, but for Hunter aka Liam to pull off a seduction plan on Em while hiding his real identity was a surprisingly smooth moves. Things were going well between both of them until the brothers of their respective club got killed. Each club was casting a suspicious accusation at each other and Em was caught in the middle of the crossfire.

I'm loving the forbidden love theme here that was so 'romeo and juliet'. Devil's Jack and Reapers are trigger happy and something small might set off a war between them. Meanwhile, Hunter needs to keep his head straight and let Em go back to her family. Em was pissed off by being a pawn in the whole messed up situation. She hates Hunter, she hates him not. It was so complicated.

"Let's do it. Fuck. Screw. Boink. I know you're good at it, and it's about time I got it over with. Let's go in there and have at it. Like ripping off a Band-Aid."

The time frame that spread out in this book was quite a long one. It make me felt that things didn't happened too fast and they really thought things through before making rush decision. It took weeks for them to be reunited again and decided to make a go for their doomed relationship. 

"'Love' is a word that doesn't mean a damned thing to me. 'Em', though? That's a word that means everything."

I find the romance between Em and Hunter much more interesting and their banter more hilarious compare to the previous two books. Mainly is because Em grew up within the MC and she knew the life unlike the other heroines who mostly just freaked out and being clueless most of the time. Em also didn't take shit any shit from Hunter and she can drove him mad most of the time. Meanwhile, seeing how Hunter make his stand and did some sacrifices of his own just to have the enemy daughter as his old lady is seriously make him all the much hotter. I'm loving his face off with Picnic. Anyway, we need more biker chick like Em in MC stories. 

I'm not a civilian and I didn't fall in love with a stockbroker. I fell in love with a Devil's Jack. I know what it means to wear a cut."

The only complain I have is that I didn't see the problem of the club being resolve towards the end. I hope they will get back to it in the next book and provide us with some solid answer.

What I like about Reapers MC series as compare to other MC series out there is that we always have the comical and lighter tone of the story. Despite the violence and all that, things is always exciting and exhilarating in a seriously fun way. If I need something serious and gloomy, I will head over to Signal Bend series. Here is time for some fun!

Rating 5/5

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