Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

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Joanna Wylde has delivered a scorching hot story with Devil’s game, her third book in the Reaper’s MC series.

Emmy Lou Hayes is Picnic’s daughter, who is the President of the Reaper’s MC. She has grown up around the MC lifestyle and has had to put up with a very overprotective father. She is finally looking to spread her wings and live life. She heads out of town to Portland and things soon become complicated. While she wanted to experience love and dating she didn’t plan on hooking up with someone from another MC, especially the Devil’s Jacks. But once Em finds out who Hunter really is, can she get passed his deception and decide if he is worth fighting for.

Hunter is a member of the Devil’s Jack’s. He is has been making a name for himself over the years and he has risen within the club. For his new job Hunter is tasked with a going after Em because what better way to go after the enemy is by taking the President’s daughter. When Hunter first sees Em he figures this job will be pretty easy. He soon comes to realize that he is in way over his head. He’s not supposed to fall for the enemy…is he?  

“Em, I really like you. We covered that. I like you enough not play games, Ok.”

 “Well, I’m not her boyfriend. I’m her old man and I’m not gonna let anyone get between us.”

“There are things I don’t like about your club, but they also helped make you who you are. They’re your family, and now my family too. I’m not a civilian and I didn’t fall in love with a stockbroker. I feel in love with a Devil’s Jack.”

Devil’s Game is now my favorite book of the series. Being introduced to Em and Hunter during Reapers Legacy I knew they would be together but I didn’t know how amazing there story would be. Parts of Devil’s Game overlap with Reaper’s Legacy but we now get to see everything from Em’s perspective when she was taken with Sophie. I thought this was a brilliant idea by the author.

Hunter is one super-hunky, badass alpha male. He is tough and has no problem breaking the rules if it helps out his brothers in the Devil’s Jacks. The Devil’s Jacks are the only family he has ever known. He knows that he shouldn’t be attracted to Em because she is the enemy but he is willing to put himself and his reputation and position with the club on the line for her. Couldn’t he get any hotter?

Em has grown up in the MC lifestyle and knows all the good and bad that comes with loving a biker. But loving Hunter goes against all the rules because is he is a member of the Devil’s Jacks. Em is an interesting mix. On one side she is sweet and loyal and the other she is strong and determined. The latter of which wasn’t really seen in the previous books. In Devil’s Game Em really came into her own. Once she finds out whom Hunter really is she is conflicted because of the problems it will cause. But she stands with Hunter and shows that love conquers all.

Devil’s Game is a fabulous addition to the Reaper’s series. I always wonder how an author can top their previous book and Joanna surely did in this one. The book is well written with a lot of action going on. Once I picked up the book I couldn’t put it down. It has fights, jealousy and some super-hot MC men. I can see a whole Devil’s Jacks spin off series! The story also brought a host of new characters that I hope will have books of their own. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! Picnic’s story can’t come soon enough!

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From The Author:

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.


 

Hawk by Patricia Rasey

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Hawk is the second book in the Sons of Sangue series and I truly enjoyed it. It picks up from where Viper left off and just keeps on rolling with some unbelievable surprises.
Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes is now the president of his MC after his brother Viper stepped down. It’s not smooth sailing for Hawk as president; there is still someone out to get the Sons of Sangue or more specifically Hawk himself! Kaleb tries to focus on the person that is after him and his new responsibilities as President. As things get pretty intense for the Sons of Sangue and he tries to navigate all the trouble rolling in Hawk makes the decision to bring Suzi Stevens deeper into his life, who he has a love/hate relationship with for the past ten years. He soon comes to realizes that this might be the best place for her to be.
Suzi has been in love with Hawk for years and has had to stand on the sidelines watching him from afar while struggling with her feelings for him. When things turn ugly for Hawk and the Sons of Sangue Suzi offers her help. But her help comes with a price; the reveal of secrets that can change the perception of someone close to Hawk. What happens when secrets are revealed and the truth finally comes out?
I loved Hawk from when he was introduced in Viper. He is the quintessential Alpha Male! He is a super-hot vampire that rides a bike. Can it get any better? I always felt that he was a little bit of a hard-ass but in his book he actually shows a softer side of course that only comes out with Suzi but it’s great to see. As he finally comes to realize his feelings for Suzi hasn’t changed in years he is forced to confront old jealousies that he has harbored for years. When Suzi was introduced in Viper I felt she was nothing more than an airhead blood donor. In Hawk Suzi really comes into her own, she is a complex character that finally gets her time to shine. She is extremely loyal and is willing to help Hawk out regardless of how he has treated her in the past and knowing that she might get hurt in the process. Together Hawk and Suzi generate some pretty heavy chemistry.
Hawk is one wild ride! It is well written with a really great story line…Vampires and MC, a great combination. Viper and all the other members of the Sons of Sangue continue to be a huge part of the story and help create a wonderful cast of characters (what made me most happy was finding out what happened to Viper and Cara!). Hawk also deliverers some OMG surprises that are making me crave the next book in the series. If you enjoy paranormal, MC or really any romance with a sexy alpha male and sweet heroine than Hawk is the book.

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From The Author:

Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes, as president of the Sons of Sangue and descendant of Vlad III, needs to keep his head focused on club business. Trouble is someone wants to divest him of it for a crime he committed against his vampire predecessors. He can’t afford distractions, especially those that come in the form of a five-foot-two sprite named Suzi, who once belonged to his nephew. In a moment of weakness, he makes a snap decision that can only spell trouble. Now faced with the one person who wants him dead, Kaleb must make the ultimate sacrifice or chance losing the only woman he truly desired forever.

Suzi Stevens has tried hard to put her past behind her and move forward. The one man she yearns for over all others, believes her to be nothing but cold-hearted. Hearing that someone has tried to behead him, she shelves past prejudices and rushes to his side, needing to see for herself that he’s all right. What she doesn’t count on is Hawk’s demand to take her as his personal blood donor. Now forced to endure his company, she fears losing her heart for all eternity to the one person who has the power to crush her

Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker

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Hell for Leather is the newest edition to the Black Knights series. It delivers a fast paced and engaging story that kept me reading from start to finish.

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Delilah Fairchild needs help finding her Uncle who has recently gone missing. She knows the only people that can help her are the men (and women) behind Black Knights Inc. She has gotten to know them over the years as they are patrons of her bar and now that she knows what BKI really is, she knows that if anyone can help her it’s them. BKI sends Brian “Mac” McMillan into help. As Delilah and Mac search for her Uncle trouble finds them.
Hell for Leather brought together to people that I was waiting for but I just didn’t see the sparks that I thought I was going to (maybe I expected too much). In all the previous stories the attraction between Delilah and Mac was always there simmering at the surface. And now they have finally gotten their story but it they just didn’t do it for me.
I have always liked Delilah’s character in previous stories. She is a brassy, bold woman that goes after what she wants and she wants Mac. Now that they are spending a significant amount of time together she finally goes after him full throttle. While Mac is interested in her he keeps pushing her away because he doesn’t want to be hurt by a woman.


Cry me a river Mac! Mac just didn’t do it for me in this story. While he is an ex-FBI agent and a member of BKI he came across luke-warm to me in this story. There was just something missing with his character. I think it was the reason why he pushed Delilah away. When the reason for this was revealed, I couldn’t believe it. I really wanted to smack him for being a stupid male. Come on, you’re an Ex-FBI agent and member of a secret organization and you are afraid of a relationship. Grow a pair Mac! But like all good stories Mac comes to his senses (towards the end) and realizes that loosing Delilah would be the stupidest thing he has ever done.
Hell for Leather has its trademark humor and wit that the Black Knights are known for (love ozzie). Some of the members from previous books are the in this tory and its great catching up with them. The story is well written and fast paced. There was a lot of intrigue in regards to Delilah’s uncle and I really enjoyed it.

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From the Author:

Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery…but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance of finding her uncle alive. 

Mac knows that beautiful women can’t be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside in order to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives.