The debut of Joanna Wylde’s series of tales from the Reapers Motorcycle Club is a lust-fulfilled discovery of what lives below the surface of mutual physical attraction.
Stella Bloom gives voice to a flourishing of the erotic tension between taking and giving. Biker thug Horse first claims Marie, who, having escaped from an abusive husband, has her body serve as the IOU when her brother’s dealings with a biker gang go bad. However, with a turn echoing episodes of the television series Sons of Anarchy the unlikely pair discover not just a mutual sexual satisfaction, but also an emotional intimacy neither could imagine.
Marie doesn't need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother's house one afternoon doesn't agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now. But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she's not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse - she doesn't know his real name or where he lives, she's ninety percent certain he's a criminal and that the "business" he talks with her brother isn't website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he'd just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.
Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she's not interested in becoming "property of". Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants - at home, in public, on his bike... If she's a very, very good girl, she'll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he'll let her brother live. Maybe.
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Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I have to say that Horse, (Mr very Sexy Hung like a horse Alpha man) is the perfect combination of a scary dangerous bad boy as well as a loving possessive and protective hero.
Marie Jensen is starting over. Having suffered through a bad marriage for years, when the no-good cheating loser turned abusive she finally finds the courage to leave. Marie then finds herself back in the trailer she grew up in Living with her brother Jeff. Being the nurturing, sweetheart she is Marie does the cooking and cleaning for her brother in exchange for a roof over her head that works out just fine. Then one day, out of the blue, three guys on bikes come rumbling down the drive. Because Marie's brother Jeff is into some shady dealings with the Reaper's Motorcycle Club. When said deal goes south, well... someone has to pay - With Blood.... Luckily for Jeff one of the Reaper's members "Horse" is very sweet on Marie.
Stella Bloom's narration was perfect for this book and very enjoyable....
What a great surprise. I purchased this book based on reviews and was not disappointed. It is the first biker book that I have tried and will definitely continue with this kind of book. Horse is an alpha male that has a sensitive side. There is great chemistry between Marie and Horse. I loved the fact that there is no billionaire in sight yet Horse is still powerful. My only critic would be the gang’s names. They explained the meaning behind them but I swear you would never believe that some biker would go by the name Horse or Picnic. I think this book has a really interesting concept of how a biker gang would operate. Sometimes I felt like it was a bit demeaning for some of the females but the author really helps you buy in because Marie is struggling with all the thoughts that are running through your own head. I say this is totally worth the credit. I think the narration was really well done. Stella Bloom was able to distinguish her male voices and female voices. Cannot wait to see if there are more books to come.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Wow! I’m going to add motorcycle hottie to my list of all-time favorite book heroes. I’m not into the lifestyle and have never watched an episode of Sons of Anarchy but whoa, am I hooked on these biker bad boys!
This story is about the Reaper MC and focuses on Horse (yes, that’s his name for very specific reasons) and Marie, the woman he “bought” to save her brother. As the story unfolds there is plenty of sex, crazy women, parties, bullets, motorcycles, mayhem, etc. All the great stuff you come to expect in a biker romance book.
For fans of Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley or Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan this is a must listen. Although this one isn’t as gritty or crude as Undeniable, it’s still not for the faint of heart. If you’ve been dreaming about being someone’s Old Lady or need to get your Club fix, then don’t hesitate to get this one.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Exciting and arousing this book sucked me in and never let me go. A glimpse in the life of a motorcycle club, in a dangerous world with its own rules, living on the fringe of society. Our heroine, a sweet and naive woman has dealt with a lot. A loving family consisting of a convicted mother and pothead brother. A cheating and abusive husband. And now she is right in the middle of a Motorcycle Club, hot mess. When Marie left her abusive husband, she moves in with Jeff, her brother. There she met the massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house named "Horse". Attitude, arrogance, danger, sex appeal are oozing from this great specimen of man. Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live. Reaper's Property is not without flaws, but overall it's very entertaining. One thing's for sure, there's never a dull moment to be found. Plenty of interesting characters, hot sex, some nice action, and little bit of drama. I can say some major brownie points go to Joanna Wylde for coming up with a name like "Horse" for her bad boy Alpha motorcycle male! Who could resist? I sure couldn't...
This one is a step below Undeniable. It's good but not as raw. I was suprised by the narrator she did a good job whith both the male and female voices. I'm looking for more Ellora's Cave stamped on the cover.
Phoenix, AZ, USA
This was the first book I've read set in a motor cycle club, so I can't really speak to the authenticity of the lifestyle as presented by the author. I've read other reviews that say she paints a pretty realistic picture of club life, so I will just take that on faith.
I enjoyed the characters, especially Marie. She was very real to me. In most alpha male romances/erotica, the heroines are just not believable. So I was pleasantly surprised that Marie came across as a real person. Horse - well, let's just say that he was definitely an interesting character, but his "physical attributes" kinda put him in the "not so much" a real person for me.
Having said that, the relationship between Horse and Marie was well developed, which is a good thing because it started in a rather unconventional way. Even though the motor cycle club setting was new for me, their relationship was bigger than the seedy culture of the bikers' club. It was actually a sweet love story amidst a very rough group of characters, including Marie's seriously messed up brother.
The narration was very good. I've never heard anything narrated by her before, so I was relieved that she did a good job. A good narrator is extremely important to me. Sometimes the story can be 5 stars, but the narrator can ruin it completely. I was glad that didn't happen with Reaper's Property.
This book is not quite erotica because it is not entirely raw in it's sexual content. Yes, there is a lot of sex that is somewhat explicit, but very raw, sexual language is not used as is commonly the case in erotica. What I like most about the tale is that the author has thoroughly thought through every detail. She makes every move of the characters plausible, which can be very difficult to do in fiction. The author met every contingency in the characters' acts, which was a breath of fresh air to behold. There was never a moment when some small detail was forgotten or ignored. I also liked that the story was about an anti-hero of sorts, but the author manages to make him human and his choice in life understandable even if not agreeable. The narrator works well, though she is unable to show significant differentiation among the male voices, but it doesn't detract from the listen. I look forward to more from this author.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This book was good, really good. There was a small amount of made up drama so I couldn't go 5 stars but I know this is one I will listen to again! The hot scenes were hot, and not all involved the main characters, the hotness was all over the place!
Apparently life in a motorcycle gang is really different than the real world, they glorify that they are the 1% of the population that doesn't follow rules of normal society, and that's how they like it! There are woman who hang around the club literally to be for any mans enjoyment, so if you aren't okay with that kind of thing this isn't the book for you.
As for me the males in this book are all alphas, which was yummy, and the female lead is strong and not a simpering wimp who can't make a decision, I really liked her. The whole story was good. This was my first biker book so no idea if this plot was original but it totally worked for me! It had me from the first page and never let go. Highly recommend it!
unless you’ve run out of motorcycle gang stories and really want to read another one.
SUMMARY OF MY THOUGHTS:
Many times during the book I thought “so predictable.” This bad thing is now going to happen. And usually it did. Some of those things were Horse doing something with another woman and Marie walking in, seeing it, being upset. You just knew this was going to happen.
Three different beat-em-up scenes that would have given the story some good action were not shown. They were mentioned after the fact like “we beat him up.” I wanted details. I wanted to see them.
Marie did two STUPID things (to put her in danger) which were not justified. A rival gang plans to kidnap Marie, so Horse and his buddies are guarding her. So why does Marie ditch her security guys and go off by herself alone? Twice? In one scene, Marie was babysitting a little girl who was tired and needed to go home and Marie didn’t want to interrupt the others. In another scene, a woman asked Marie to give her a ride home because she said everyone else was drunk except Marie. Marie said ok. And then a guy who had attacked Marie earlier joins her in giving the lady a ride home. Well, why not let that guy give the lady a ride? Why does Marie have to leave the safe place and join in giving the lady a ride? And Marie doesn’t tell Horse where she’s going and with whom? Her reason is she didn’t want to interrupt Horse’s mourning (at a funeral event). I was annoyed.
Some readers complained that Marie was wish-washy, no backbone, did inconsistent things. I was ok with that. It’s just a character type. I don’t require all heroines to be strong and smart. I just don’t like stupidity to move the plot, like above.
By comparison I read Mystery Man by K. Ahsley right after this - a world of difference. It also is a girl falling for a biker. From the very beginning of that book, I was smiling many times. It was fun. I don’t think I smiled once during Reaper’s Property. And the narrator of Mystery Man was fabulous (Kate Russell) - so much better than the narrator of Reaper’s Property. It’s possible a different narrator might have allowed me to like this book better.
TWO GOOD PARTS:
This is a motorcycle club book. It reminds me of romance novels about werewolf packs because of the way they treat women and mark them. That was a good part. Here’s an excerpt describing it.
Marie asks what “old lady” means. Horse says “It’s a term of respect. Seriously a biker’s old lady is like his wife. She is his woman, his property, and if any one fucks with her, the entire club will come down on them hard.”
“Property?” I asked wrinkling my nose. “That sounds even worse.”
“You don’t get it” he said shaking his head. “Things are different in the outside world. But the club is a tribe. If a woman isn’t claimed she’s fair game, but when a biker brands her as his property she’s untouchable.”
Aside from the werewolf similarity, it reminded me of city gangs with their drug business and gang wars. That view was a little less interesting.
Sex scenes were very good - hot and lusty - and a lot of them. They include rear door activity, sex in public, group sex, and self pleasuring.
MORE BAD PARTS:
I hated the beginning. The author jumped back and forth in time so that two good scenes from the future would be in the beginning - I assume to keep the reader interested. It was a gimmick. Apparently the author feared readers might think it was too slow. I hated the jumping. I had to take notes to remember the time line and who knew what and when. Reading should not require taking notes.
The author had Horse be with other women which did not fit his motivations. He paid off Marie’s brother’s debt ($50,000) so he could get Marie as his girl. So why would he have a lap dance a couple days later with someone else, that Marie would see and be upset about?. Later Marie was all alone in a room at the club waiting for Horse. So why does Horse go to a private room with former sex partner Serena for a beer? And then he is patting Serena’s body after she spills a drink on herself. Of course Marie walks in on them. This was not interesting. In both cases the reader is predicting this - just waiting for it to happen on the next page.
I contrast this with Undeniable where the biker had sex with other women all the time, even while the heroine was pregnant and living with him. That fit the biker and his motivations. That was his way. I’m not sure he would give that up even after the happy ending. But Horse wasn’t planning sex with other women, he was just doing something that would “look bad” if Marie saw it. She would misunderstand and get all upset. It was contrived and predictable.
I had major problems with the narrator Stella Bloom.
1. She sounded like a chick lit reader - like she was reading “Sex In The City” type characters. She was too glib and smooth. It took away from identifying with the heroine.
2. She read as if she were reading something humorous, but it was the wrong tone which made it less humorous. It reminded me of someone telling a joke they think is really funny, and they laugh as they tell it, but that makes it less funny, and the listener is annoyed because listener is not laughing. Some jokes are better when delivered in a deadpan voice - think Steven Wright. Not that this narrator should have been deadpan, but her tone was wrong.
3. She was not a good fit for tough macho biker men. In their meetings they sounded like a bunch of women talking, not men. The narrator needed a different emotional feel and tone for the men. Horse the macho hero sounded like a suburban teenage boy. Picnic the president of the bikers club sounded like a leprechaun.
Genre: contemporary romance, motorcycle
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Three words that describe heroes of the modern world. But what if those words also described a man who walked on the wrong side of the law? A man who lived by his own code, his own honor and was loyal to a group of men who were so far over the line of the law, the line was nowhere in site? What if that man made you feel safe, cherished and wanted you all to himself? What then?
Marie's brother Jeff made a huge mistake. He started working for the Reapers then he stole from them. When they found they went after him with a vengeance. Marie was given a choice, go with Horse and be his or Jeff would die. Marie would have to give everything to Horse, her freedom, her body. All she had to do now was hope Jeff came up with the money to pay them back. Then, maybe, she could go free.
HOLY HOT HELL BATMAN! This is one intense, angst filled, hot romance with some hot sex. Some of that sex is sweet and some of it angry sex, but all of it is HOT HOT HOT!
I felt so bad for Marie. She was stuck with a brother who she loved, but ended up putting her in danger. She paid with her body. While things did turn out well for her, it was not an easy road to haul. I was amazed she stood up to Horse. He was hot but scary. Marie made some difficult choices and stood by those decisions even when it was hard. She did it for her brother.
The romance between Horse and Marie was unconventional at best and torturous at worst. I felt so bad for both them. Marie didn't understand Horse's world and he couldn't....wouldn't do conventional romance for her. But in his own way, he showed her he cared. She just couldn't understand his ways.
Joanna Wylde did an amazing job of showing how life with an outlaw motorcycle gang was not glamorous but it was a choice people made. They weren't perfect, but they were family and they stood by each other. She showed how hard that life is and how filled with danger it is.
This was my first book by Joanna Wylde and I can't wait for more. Holy Hot Hell Batman! Bring on the bad-boys!
Stella Bloom did an excellent job with the delivery of the story.
I only need two - smoking hot!
when horse first saw Marie, sitting on the table with def leopard music blaring
I cant wait for the next book!
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