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 stepbrother, 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 as 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....
©2014 Joanna Wylde (P)2014 Tantor
"Filled with rough language, no-holds-barred sex, the rumblings of a biker war, and threats from the past, this fast-paced novel entertains while setting up the next book in the series." (Publishers Weekly)
Great story, Ruger is so hot! I just wish the same narrator from Reapers Property did this one too. Dual narrator was different... both did good but it would of been better with just 1. Love Joanna Wylde Reaper's books!! Can't wait for the 3rd & 4th! Well worth the credit :)
I'm so completely sold on this MC!! This was an excellent follow up to the first book. You've gotta love a tough guy that steps in to be a provider and handle business when necessary, so I was totally in love with Ruger from the start. I was equally excited that Tatiana Sokolov was narrating. Haberkorn--he was kind of 'meh', I've heard better, but Sokolov's 'biker gruff' adds that little extra something for me. So far, it seems that there are a host of other interesting characters which hopefully is an indication that there will be more books to come SOON! Reaper's MC will continue to be an automatic purchase for me, loved it!
You have to love those Reapers! This was another great hit for me. I think that this biker gang really captivates you. It is totally believable and you get sucked right in. I love that both books have reoccurring characters but are still very different. The author explains the name thing, which I think many people questioned so now it really makes you see past the funny biker names. Sophie and Zack are a train wreck and you have to love how she has become a strong independent woman trying to take care of her son. She does not complain and does not easily fall into the biker life. Ruger is tough, funny, domineering and sexy. I like that he doesn’t just give up and that he continues to help even though she keeps sending him away. The chemistry was great and the dialogue between them was fun to listen to. I really enjoyed the biker woman and that even though they are “Property” they hold their own. It shows that you can be tough and taken care of all at the same time. Somehow the author takes this biker club and makes you understand the family connection and supportive atmosphere. Even though it is way out of my scope of reality you can still believe that this goes on. One thing I did not like was the male narrator’s voice. His female voice was not great and he did not sound rugged enough to play the part of Ruger. I would have changed that. This is a must read series and I cannot wait for more.
Live to ride, ride to live. If there is one thing I know about bikers, I know they hold three things above all else. Their brothers, their bikes and their women. Bikers live an intense life fill with their own rules and danger. Do you really think the passion, lust and love they feel would be any different. Ms. Wylde brings all these elements to the page to give the reader a hang on tight book.
Ruger, tatted up and pierced, this full patched member of the Reaper’s MC will get your heart racing in more ways than a woman could imagine Badass, totally alpha and stubborn to the core. Brash and will just say it the way is. Ruger is really an ass and a manwhore. He likes his women and with no stings of any kind. An ass who has this protective streak that will melt you into a puddle. That made me go from thinking this asshole needed to be smacked upside the head to wanting to kiss him.
Sophie, a single mom who has gotten the short end of the stick one too many times. She is trying to make the best of what she has. She is a sweet, good-hearted and a great mom. A woman not willing to settle. This fact messes with her as her body tells her “YES, YOU WANT HIM!’ while mind is almost screaming no. Sophie and Ruger share a past and are connected, no have bonds that tie them deep. The love Ruger has for her son is not something one could ask for. Keeping her mind and body balanced around Ruger, keeps Sophie on an edge that is both comical and sad.
Ruger and Sophie are like two tornadoes going for each other. Emotions and lust trapped within these two for years, has come to a boiling point. I loved how they both just seem to lose their shit anytime they are around each other. The dual narration of Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn bring another dimension to this book. Reading Reaper’s Legacy was intense, listening to it takes this story to another level. I was able to close my eyes and fully envision was being read to be. Bringing the Reaper’s MC world from black and white to full color. Warning- I would not listen to this in your car while driving. Yes, its that hot. An excellent narration for a kick ass book. This is not a sweet romance book. Powerful, raw and some would consider parts of this book walking the line. I call that love. Come on peeps, it Biker’s. Love is not always pretty and sweet. It’s jealousy and rage. Mind-blowing and lust. Passion and sacrifice. It’s an addiction and worth fighting for. That is Reaper’s Legacy! An auto-buy series for me.
Yes I would because it's a very good story; I would however, have to caution them on the male voice, all I visualized when listening to the male characters was skinny, toothless men.
The struggles of a single mom trying to make it for her son and those around her who unselfishly helped. And of course Sophie and Ruger’s journey into happily ever after.
I did not like the male voice. I much rather have a female doing a good male impersonation than the male voice chosen for this production. Stella Bloom (Reaper's Property - Book 1) did a much better job. I'm hesitant to buy the next installment, Devil's Game - Book 3, because of the male voice. In book 1, Horse the main male character sounded sexy, strong, and determined just as the author described him, when I heard him in Reaper's Legacy it ruined it for me.
Will do anything for books!
Okay, this is a good story. Again, in some places a bit unrealistic and the same concerns of good vs. bad with the MC but all in all the guys are good guys. I enjoyed the struggle and growth of both characters and really could have had a bit more, more depth, more time. Hopefully there will be more in future with others so we can get a check in! Good book, no serious complaints, same thing with previous narration, good, there are tons of players here so all the voices are difficult.
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I have fallen for the Reapers... don't ask me to do it... I can't pick my favorite. These rough-on-the-outside men have hearts-of-gold on the inside. Wylde has created characters readers couldn't possibly not fall for. They're strong, committed and fiercely loyal.
I wanted more time with Ruger and Sophie once they were happily together. There was a lot of time taken in the book to set up the overall club, aka world building, which I appreciated but I craved more Ruger and Sophie moments.
Now to get my hands on another hot, sexy Reaper... uhm, I mean, another Reaper's MC book. ;)
It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.
The other biker club from the author of Madeline Sheehan, also narrated by Tatiana Sokolov. I love these biker books, they live a different life style.
There were a couple of favorite scenes, the beginning, when Sophie got kidnapped and the ending. I hope there will be a 3rd book on M and Hunter story. I would like to see how Josh (Sophie's son) becomes a young adult. And their daughter.
Not really, it needed to be in two parts.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Dual narration really will murder a star! I was going to rate this book as a 4-star b/c it was great... awesome...just like book 1, totally worth a credit/sale/buy...but the dual narration ..;. EH! So not needed.
Either Sokolov or Haberkorn could have narrated this by themselevs... both male and female narration was ok... (Sokolov was better) but why the dual narration... Just a shift in character voices is annoying!
Anyway... I like the sequel but I so wish Rugger was a bit meaner to Sophie... she contantly dissed The Reapers when they kept saving her all over the place..
But it was a good story! I enjoyed it... but I can't wait for Hunter and Em's story next!!!
As a whole, I think this story is just not for me. I have quickly grown overly-tired with stories that overuse the words “hot,” “kickass” and “totally” by the primary characters. Stories where these words are primary terms in the characters’ vocabulary are not for me. It all comes across as immature and very superficial. It didn’t take any time for me to get tired of hearing “Got me” and every other word being “f*ck,” a word I have no problem with, generally. But it was soooooo overdone in this book, continuously used as proof of biker mentality and behavior. I didn’t buy it; it came across more as a caricature of a biker and inauthentic.
The main characters are Sophie, Noah, Ruger/Jesse Gray, a member of the Reaper biker club & brother of Sophie’s son’s ineffectual & uninvolved dad, Zach. The story is primarily about Sophie, and, as a result about Sophie and Ruger fighting their lust for each other. There’s stuff about biker club problems with the Devil’s Jack biker group too. Unfortunately, Ruger’s attitude towards Sophie, his wanting her sexually ONLY while also not “permitting” her to be with anyone else, has been done and done again. So that was tiresome too. More overdone aspects included Ruger being characterized as the stereotypical white, male biker with the piercings, the violence, the language (e.g. “brother,” “got me,” “f*ck,” “sh*t”), including plenty of sexist language and attitude, &, of course, constant sleeping-around. And, as is common in these types of stories, there was an excessive amount of attention to Ruger’s and Sophie’s bodies/physical attributes and little else. The one exception, gratefully, was a bit of attention given to raising Noah. The book has many yucky characters and perhaps only two likeable characters, Sophie and M. There were cutesy occurrences between the women that’s supposed to be cute and/or funny but just weren’t to me. One example is when one of the women married another biker and pinned his “brand” from her leather vest onto the butt of her traditional white wedding gown. Initially, she was going to wear the vest with the gown. Sophie and Ruger also struggled with having different social expectation views, which resulted in Sophie having some problems with the biker lifestyle and environment. There were other events in this story that were far too reminiscent of other biker stories, potentially by the same author, but I can’t recall. I also listened to Reaper’s Property, which I liked better than this one. This one ends my interest in Joanna Wylde’s books. Sophie and Ruger bounced back and forth between “let’s do it” and “let’s not do it.” With the great amount of mutual lust, I appreciated the strength Sophie showed in not going “all the way” with Ruger, initially. She didn’t b/c she knew it wouldn’t go anywhere (as Ruger quickly and easily admitted) and would change her relationship with Ruger and, as a result, possibly the care of Noah.
One positive is that there were 2 narrators. But, as is common, both narrators played both Sophie and Ruger, so there was not just one voice for each. It wasn’t too bad b/c both narrators are good. And it seemed like the female narrator played a larger part than the male narrator.
It took me multiple times to listen to this book. I bought it on 11/27/14, starting listening to it soon after purchasing it, and had to start over a few times b/c I just couldn’t get into it. I never made it passed the first 2 section. I Gave up and then started listening again around 2/4/15. I was just happy when it was over. It felt more like listening just to get it over with, not for enjoyment. Though the book got a little bit better once the focus of the story was no longer on the lust between Sophie and Ruger. It felt a bit more serious as a result of some of the events that happened to Sophie, and her reaction, her resulting struggle felt authentic and not all about the lust. Though Sophie’s love for Ruger, it’s development, was always hard to buy. Beyond him being sexy and always being willing to help her, it was hard to know why or when she would’ve fallen in love with him b/c there seemed to be a lot more negatives to Ruger than positives. There were a few snide comments that were a little funny, which helped make this story more bearable. But those moments were very few. And the epilogue was good. Still, overall, I’m just happy it’s over.
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