I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked right from the first page and stayed glued to my kindle until I flipped the last page.
Finally, we get a book for Picnic, and it was such a good story. Okay, I'm calling him Reese because it just sounds so much sexier. Oh, this bad ass Prez was smokin' hot but he was also an arrogant jerk at times. Not to ruin anything, but even early on, he pulled some stunts that made me uncomfortable. Then again, so did Horse in Reaper's Property, and it never made me love him any less. Turned on, yes, it did do that. Still, he did have one hell of a sweet side that got to me with the way he kept trying to help London.
Reese wasn't looking for another Old Lady. Then spunky London Armstrong struts into his clubhouse looking for her errant niece and all bets are off. First of all, London is wary of the sexy biker, but once he starts putting on the moves, then resistance is futile. Everything seems to be going great until trouble comes calling and London ends up making a huge mistake. Geez! I sure never saw it coming. I swear you could've knocked my ass over with a feather. I was so sure that was it, no coming back from it, how the heck was she (Joanna Wylde) going to pull off a happy ending after that bomb. I was so totally gob smacked.
By the way, despite her one desperately stupid move, London was so much fun to read. I loved her and her dry sense of humor. Even amidst some hairy situations she managed to make me laugh with her daydreaming and the internal monologue. The way she held her own was totally biker queen material. Then there was the way she stood up for Jessica, the kid she raised who really didn't deserve that kind of loyalty. I just couldn't help but like her and want everything to turn out okay for her. In the end London had some bad ass moves of her own. I liked that a lot.
Just saying, I'm pretty sure that this is the best book in the Reaper's MC Series. Okay, I'm sure I've said that before, but each book truly has been better than the last. Now, I do love to read MC romance, but the Reaper's MC Series is so wildly addictive because of Wylde's brilliant writing and the vibrant characters that she has created and brought to life. This one had an extra edge and a faster pace that had me biting my nails for most of the book. There was a riveting plot with plenty of gut wrenching scenes, stunning betrayal and unbelievable come to Jesus moments. I'm telling you, some things happened that were hard for me to swallow, but then Wylde somehow turned it all around. She tied everything up nice and sweet and romantic to give me what I needed.
Here's how it is, with the bottom line being that Reaper's Stand is a great book. I think it's one of the best (quite possibly the #1) MC romance that I've read so far. It's definitely one that I recommend, especially to those readers who favor the MC sub-genre. Finally, just for the record in case I haven't said it yet, I freaking loved it. Now, I can't wait to see what Joanna Wylde comes up with next. I'll be jumping on that wild ride wherever it takes me.
As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy--he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong
Too bad he's completely obsessed with her.
Besides running her own business, London's got her junkie cousin's daughter to look after--a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she's attracted to the Reapers' president, but she's not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life--how far will she go to save her family?