I have read every book in this series, and I can honestly say that this one may be the most anticipated and my favorite story yet.
Joanna Wylde did a fantastic job on Painter and Melanie's journey. As usual, her writing and the richness of her characters were absolute perfection. The story covered quite a few years with some events overlapping from Reaper's Stand and Silver Bastard. Truthfully, I was so busy enjoying that I may have missed exactly how many, but I can tell you that it was full of crazy emotions, ups and downs, and an angst that simply drove me wild. I experienced so many emotions, from hope to anger to joy. These two characters had a lot of growing up to do and they did after making mistakes that tore them apart for a few years.
Painter and Melanie were both complex characters who struggled with their own insecurities. Painter was damaged and afraid that he wasn't good enough for Melanie, even though he didn't want her with anybody else. He let club business and his own fears keep getting in the way of his promises to Mel. Joanna Wylde slowly healed him of his douche bag ways, and had him evolve into an incredible alpha male, all jealous and possessive and more secure in his place in the club.
"It's over, Mel. It's all over. You're mine now."
Melanie was the average good girl heroine, afraid that she couldn't hold onto her man, and not sure that she wanted to fit in with the club. For the most part I liked Mel, but that girl sure could hold a mean grudge. They both had to grow up before they could make their relationship work.
I absolutely adore Joanna Wylde's fabulously addictive writing style and her wicked sense of humor. I think that one of the most important aspects of this story (and the entire Reapers Series) is how the characters jump out at the reader, they stick in your mind, and make them impossible to forget. Simply said, they have heart that makes them seem real. As for Joanna Wylde's writing it is excellent, bar none, I really couldn't ask for better. It was fast paced even though this particular story covered several years. The plot was intricate and went deeper into the club dynamics. It was gritty and raw and the suspense was great.
Joanna Wylde's Reaper's MC Series has been at the top of my must be read list ever since I first discovered it. I fell in love with it all over again in this amazing novel. Reaper's Fall is certainly one of the best books I've read this year, or ever for that matter. This book and the Reaper's MC Series are definitely not to be missed.
The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…
He never meant to hurt her.
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 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.