The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…
He never meant to hurt her.
Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.
Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.
Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
Wylde's fifth Idaho-set Reapers Motorcycle Club contemporary (after Reaper's Stand) starts out strong but runs out of gas just shy of the end. Melanie Tucker was just a teen when handsome biker Painter went to jail. Her letters to him started just as a way to say thank you for loaning her his car, but they eventually turned into a lifeline for both of them. Once he's released, they find their way to each other, despite everyone warning each of them away. The sparks predictably fly, but sometimes simple sparks are never enough. The world of the club is well developed and lovingly described, but some of the effort expended there might have been better used on characterization and a less stereotypical ending. There are several nice twists to keep things interesting, but Melanie and Painter both come across as somewhat flat. Fortunately, the supporting cast is wonderfully larger than life.
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Can't wait for more
Love this series
Can painter finally get his act together?
What I love about Joanna Wylde, is that all her characters are different.
You are not rereading the same character in each book of the Reapers series.
Painter and Mel story was their story.
Painter finally get his act together, and Mel overcomes her fears and they have their HEA..
Love the series....
Can not get enough of this series
This series has never disappointed! Painter and Melanie's story was great. I really enjoyed the flow of this book. The letters while Painter was in prison were great. The build up of their relationship and the all that followed brought relief that they finally got together and angst as it fell apart. Painters dedication and determination to stay involved and then to take control and take back what was his was heartwarming and fist pumping with excitement especially when Melanie gave in to it. Really really enjoyed it.