Cooper Cruz is a man having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida changes everything....
Ever since I was a little girl, I've taken care of everyone around me, including my self-centered older sister, Anna....
Shame holds onto a past that haunts him. He was damaged by the parents that should have taught him unconditional love; they imprisoned him with violence and disregard....
They call him a monster. Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you. He’s hard. He’s damaged. He’s dangerous. He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince....
Not everything is roses, chocolates, and vibrators in Zara's life...until Talon, Hawks MC president, wants to claim her as his....
When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid. Or should I say, someone? Because of that mistake, I'm now stuck in a world I don't belong in....
There's an animal in me that I keep hidden. Beth calls to him. She tempts the monster and lures him to the surface. I'm obsessed with her. I can't stay away....
Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough and beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life....
After one unforgettable night with a dangerous outlaw, Fia knows she must limit contact with the kind of man who could never fit in her wealthy circle....
The dirty little secret Dad left in the basement was supposed to be our salvation. Guess nobody told him you don't take cash from killers without savage consequences....
Griffin Storm wasn't prone to violence, but when someone takes what Griffin holds dear, the world as he knows it is gone. Retaliation, revenge, and rage fuel him....
Morgan Powell's life has been dedicated to making something of her career, so she wouldn't know what to do with a man even if you gave her an instruction manual....
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 for 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.
This listen first opens up in the present day timeline where handsome bad boy biker Painter is enjoying himself at the Silver Bastard's MC party - well that is right up until his ex girlfriend (who he's never gotten over and still loves) walks in..... and she's not alone. This finally pushes Painter over the edge because, for five frustrating years, he's been saying sorry, begging for forgiveness and doing everything he can to get back with Mel.... so now he's not going to apologize any longer for the heartache he caused her, and himself, all those years ago.
Then the story goes back to a time when Painter is in Prison and the innocent besotted Mel is writing to him in the hopes that when he gets out he'll contact her and, because they've got mutual friends, she doesn't think she'll have to wait long. But Painter's inner conscience is telling him to stay away because he knows he's bad news, he nails and bails all his 'dates' within a week and he has a list of filthy things he'd really really like to do to her but he doesn't want to corrupt sweet Mel. It's a great plan but their sizzling chemistry, mutual lust and Painter's jealousy makes it impossible for him to stay away and he finally gives in to temptation.
But all too soon their happy bubble bursts when Club business, the Cops and some shocking unwanted news viciously tears them apart with dramatic, heartbreaking and catastrophic consequences that will let in pain, frustration, anger, angst and heart-felt turmoil that will last for five agonizing years. Then the story catches up and returns you to the unfolding drama that's happening in the present day at the Silver Bastar's MC party.
As usual, this is another delicious dual POV look into the Alpha world of the Reaper's MC, the lives and loves of this loyal brotherhood and their gritty, shady, bloody and dangerous business that demands and claims so much from its members. There's a love story between two strong willed characters and its got passion, hot sex, heartbreak, touching and very tender scenes, regrets and painful memories. But sadly love is simply not going to be enough.... only time has a chance of healing such anguish. The narration by Nelson Hobbs was good but sorry I didn't much like Saffron Martindale's voice.
Worth a credit? This exciting and enjoyable story had depth, layers, non-stop drama, a lot of character growth and an emotionally packed bitter-sweet romance that was all centred around the wonderful and addictive world of the sexy leather wearing dominant MC bikers. If you love them (as I do) then you'll love this (as I did) and YES it's another creditworthy listen from the gifted mind of Joanna Wylde.
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Any additional comments?
I am a huge Reaper Girl but I did not like the narration for this book. The story was ok but I'm sure it would have been better with other narrators. They just sounded weird when Nelson read the female part and vice versus the girl could not read a hot guy. If you can get over the narration give it a go. I couldn't
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**warning...I tried not to be spoilerish but there is a little bit of info in this review that could be considered in that range**
This was a pretty good story. I liked Melanie. Painter...well he was alright but I don't know if I can really say I got to like him. The story was well written but a bit shy on the romance, containing more drama than actual romance. A good portion of this story is in the past so expect an extended flashback.
Melanie is a nurse that has a daughter who's father is Painter. She didn't have a good childhood, growing up with a drunk for a father and a mother who disappeared on her. Melanie's BFF is Jessica who is the niece of London (from Reaper's Stand) and London is now the closest thing she has to a mother. Melanie got to know Painter due to her association with London and Jessica.
Painter is a biker in the Reaper's MC. Painter grew up in foster homes and then juvie. He got brought in to the MC and now his MC and the brothers in it are everything to him. He went to prison for a while due to some issues that went down in association with what happened in Reaper's Stand. Painter met Melanie right before he went in and they wrote to each other during the year he was in.
The book pretty much begins and then goes straight into a flashback that lasts a good portion of the story. Painter became friends with Melanie by corresponding with her while he was in prison but he really fantasized about more with her. Melanie wanted more with him too but when he got out, he pretty much treated her like crap. Painter thought he was doing the right thing though, thinking that Melanie deserved someone better than him and so he should stay away from her. They end up getting thrown together a few times through mutual associations and Painter can't stay away from her so he says they'll just have to stay friends. Regardless of this, he doesn't keep their interactions to strictly friendship levels and eventually they become more. Unfortunately, Painter still sees his duty to the MC as the most important thing and when crap goes down, he breaks his parole and ends up back in prison for another 2 years.
The circumstances around Painter going back to prison effectively breaks things off between him and Melanie. This happens just as they find out that she's pregnant and so he's not there when she needs him or for the first 1+ years of his daughter's life. When he comes back out, Painter says he wants Melanie back but TBH, he didn't seem to put much effort into it. Melanie blamed him for leaving her because he made a choice to do something that was very likely to end him back up in prison and knew it. Because of this, she didn't trust him to be there for her when she needed him and wouldn't take him back...holding a grudge for a long time. I can't say that I blamed her, he was a good dad to their daughter but to me, his attitude when trying to "win her back" seemed more crude than convincing (if you could really even call his actions trying). I.E. although it wasn't on page, he still slept around with the club whores a lot and didn't hide this from Meanlie. While doing this he still told Melanie he wanted her back, telling her that he imagined every woman he had sex with was her (Ew!). The attraction between them is still very strong though and Melanie has a hard time resisting him when he pushes her on how there's still something between them. Obviously, Painter eventually convinced Melanie to give them another chance and they do work things out, ending the story starting a HEA together.
Overall, I found this story to be enjoyable. I liked Melanie and was happy for her. Painter I didn't really care about as he was a jerk a good portion of the time (although not as hateful as he has been in past books). I was happy with the way things ended but would have prefered less angst/drama. The story was well written but it was more drama than romance most of the time and it was only the good writing that actually bumped it up to 4 stars for me. I think I'd still recommend the story as long as you're in the mood for drama and not anything sweet. :)
* note - There were 2 narrators, a female one for the parts from Meanie's PoV and a male for the parts from Painter's PoV. I thought they both did good jobs.
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I have listened to all of the earlier books and have loved them all. the narrators always bring the books to life. Unfortunately, this books has new narrators. The male does well and I wish he had been the only one doing this book. The female narrator was awful. I had such a hard time finishing this book because she completely ruined it with her character voices.
With that said, the story was good and I wish I had just read it instead of wasting a credit.
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I struggled to finish this book. I've really liked all the others in the series. This one should have been renarrated by the female narrator if the male one was going to disappear less than halfway through the book.
You just feel like you're being cheated, because her voice can't be accepted as these male characters then.
At the very end of the book the male narrator comes back. What's up with that?
Sorry I wasted the credit.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This series keeps getting better. Great story with real characters. Both H/h are tough as nails and I love how they fight.
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Would you listen to Reaper's Fall again? Why?
With this book it's a maybe, I loved the story, just wasn't as happy with these narrators. Would have preferred the narrators for the past books.
What did you like best about this story?
Loved Painter's and Mel's story. It was touching to see Painter realize his ability to love. These Reaper's live hard and love hard, Painter was no exception.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
This was my only disappointment with this book. The narration was slow at times, the narrators didn't seem connected to the characters. I had bigger issue with the female narration, her voice for Painter was awful and some of the other characters not much better. I was so looking forward to this book and wished they had gotten Tatiana Sokolov to do the female narration. The male narrator was fair, he just seemed bored at times, but didn't have the issue with his voice being annoying. Still would have preferred the past readers.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Really enjoyed parts, Joanna Wylde is wonderful at making you actually feel her characters.
Any additional comments?
Looking forward to more of the Reaper's stories. I really like the audible books and I am one who listens to stories over and over. However, if it's the same narrators on the next book I'll probably just buy the book to read, and that will be disappointing. If your looking for a great MC series it doesn't get better than this.
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This one was different and had so much more depth. It was really well done, not that the others weren’t but there were so many relatable or believable situations and emotions - my favorite in the series.
This was, perhaps my favorite story of the series. It had lot's of touching scenes. It demonstrated how love can totally change your outlook on life; give you hope for a better future. I only wish they could have settled their differences in a much shorter time period. I also wish that this book would have ended better. There is a significant situation, for the couple, that doesn't get resolved in the novel or epilogues that was important to finish, in my opinion. I hope we learn about it in another book. in the series. This is one of my favorite MC series of all times; well worth the cost.
Joanna Wylde has totally captivated me in the world she has created with her Reapers MC series. Reaper's Fall is no different. I love her ability to tell a complete story, while intricately weaving characters, from the past, present and future into one complete stand alone story.
I first met Levi "Painter" Brooks when he was just a prospect for the Reapers. I have been reading about him throughout this series and I know that he is a devoted member of the Reapers. I know he is strong, loyal and completely committed to the life he has created for himself. Even if it means doing time for his club.
Melanie Tucker is doing everything she can to make it on her own in this world. Her past has been sorted to say the least, but she is determined to overcome it one day at a time. Though at night, she dreams of a biker she cannot have. What starts out as innocent letters, develops an unpredictable friendship she has come to count on. The problem is, will it last once he gets out?
Joanna Wylde has completely captivated my heart with this series. I find myself thinking about her memorable characters, long after the book is over. I cannot wait to read more from this incredible author!
PS - The audio version of this book, only enhances Joanna's work as an author. Nelson Hobbs and Saffron Martindale do a fantastic job of holding my attention while narrating this memorable story.
I really enjoy Joanna Wylde first book of the Reaper MC books, this one not so much. I struggled to stay interested, it was predictable. I like a story to take me on a ride that makes me hang on by the seat of my pants. Mel the main female was abit too sappy. Painter well he was just a walking dick so to speak.