New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…
The club comes first.
I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.
Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.
I’m coming for you, Tinker.
I started Reaper’s Fire yesterday morning, but when I started it I have to be very honest with you all, I didn’t have high hopes. The past two Reaper books just have fallen flat for me and I have actually hated the female characters so much that I originally vowed to never continue on with the series, then I decided to give it one more try since I loved the first three books so much and I overall was really glad that I decided to continue to read this series. Now with that being said I did have some issues but I will get to those in a little bit.
Reaper’s Fire is about Gage and Tinker, and if you aren’t sure who Gage is, he is the one who ran the MC’s strip club. When we meet him now he is undercover in a sense trying to find out what is going on with one of the support clubs, and he is literally the meaning of taking of for the team because what he has to do would make any normal male want to turn right around and walk away. When he meets Tinker he has to lie to her to keep his cover and he has to continue seeing Talia, who I swear I think I hated more than London, now if you know how much I hate Pic’s Old Lady you will understand the level of hate I have for Talia. Thing is, he is falling for Tinker, he wants Tinker but he can’t have her until the job is finished. What happens until then is a build up of sexual tension and chemistry, and that I loved about this one. We had the building of their relationship, it wasn’t one minute they aren’t together and the next they are, it took time, emotional pain and some physical as well before they get together.
Tinker is dealing with her own issues when she meets Gage, who at the time introduces himself as Cooper. She moved back home to help take care of her dad and because she is divorcing her husband. Tinker wasn’t annoying like some of the other Old Ladies could be. She had sass, was sweet but strong at the same time. She had to deal with Talia’s psycho ass, and while I wish at some point she would have knocked the little bitch out she did have other priorities.
So remember those issues I said I had? Well here they are. There were more than one issue that was totally left open and swept under the rug. The whole ex- husband? What happens with him? Does she get the divorce; does he cause problems, what happens? They let Talia sorta just go instead of dealing with her like you think they all would because come the hell on no MC would let that shit stand. I also think something very sad and heartbreaking that happened in the beginning wasn’t fully dealt with, you have to expand and find closure and it wasn’t. So while Reaper’s Fire started out very strong, it sadly ended very weak in my opinion. Too many loopholes and storylines were left unresolved. Even the epilogue seemed out of place because we still don’t know what the hell is going on. Again I am in the air if I will continue with this series or not, it will all depend on who the next book is about and if the things left opened are ever resolved.
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