Review: 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…

Review:

I have this thing for MC books, I love them and I’m always looking for new books to read. Some of them are hits and some are just not my thing. Reapers Property was one of the first MC books I read and I loved it. The Reapers Motorcycle Club is one of my favorites and I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I loved Horse from Reapers Property and I was looking forward to getting more of him and also getting to know Ruger better. 

The beginning of this book was everything I had hoped it would be. I was immediately sucked in. In the beginning Sophie is a young naive girl in love or so she thinks. She has given her heart to her boyfriend Zach and also looking forward to a romantic evening that is going to lead to her losing her virginity. Oh the poor girl. Her special night is anything but perfect. Let’s just say it was a disaster! She will always remember that night though because she has a son, Noah to remind her. Fast forward eight years and Sophie is a single mom struggling to raise her son. 

I really liked Sophie’s character. She is a good mom and determined to do things on her own. One bad decision though puts Noah in danger and the only male role model in his life, his uncle Ruger comes to their rescue! Ruger is less than impressed with their living conditions and makes his opinion known loud and clear. That is one of the things I love about these bad ass bikers. The way they take charge with a, don’t fuck with me approach, and Ruger is no exception. To complicate things even more, the chemistry between Ruger and Sophie is off the chart hot! 

"The fact that my dick's in its happy place is probably saving your life. Trust me when I say I'm seriously considerin' strangling you, Sophie. Thinking about fuckin' you balances that out."

Ruger decides that the two of them are coming home with him. Sophie isn’t so excited about the idea but knows it is best for her son. That is one of the many things I loved about her character, her son always comes first. For such a young mother she definitely has her priorities straight. Once she moves in with Ruger the chemistry the two share gets out of control but they are both determined to do what is best for Noah and that is to stay away from one another! The love hate relationship these two share is HAWT!. One minute they are about to rip each other’s clothes off and get down to business and the next they are ready to kill one another. 

“Heroin. The man was pure heroin. Heroin kills people, my brain screamed. My boy flipped off my brain and kept kissing Ruger.”

I personally liked the angst that this type of relationship created but I felt like the middle and the end of the book could have been better. Yes there is quite a bit of drama and action with the club and it kept my interest but I just felt like there were several holes in the story. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great book and worth the read. I just felt like it wasn’t as good as the first book in the series. I wish there would have been more of a backstory for Zach and Sophie. We know Zach is a deadbeat and that things didn’t work out with these two but I wish we would have gotten a little more especially since he plays an important role in the book. I did love that we got to see more of the characters from Reapers Property and find out what they had going on in their lives. There are several stories developing there and I can’t wait to find out what else is going to happen. I guess that is what my problem was with the end of this book. When I finished I wanted more. I wasn’t ready for the story to be over and I wish it had been a little longer. It looks like I’ll just have to wait until the next book in the series comes out. In the meantime Joanna Wylde holds her place on my list of favorite MC series!
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