Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5)
Berkley / November 10, 2015 / $16.00 print, $5.99 digital
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.
Ordinarily books which open with a pivotal scene that totally grabs my interest and then grrrrr go backward in time are not my thing but Joanna Wylde has a way. A way of making me want everything she has to give about her characters, any way she wants to deliver. A lot of us have been waiting for Melanie and Painter’s story. Here they are!
First, here is Painter in his element:
I love fighting. Not just winning, but the rush of energy, the sweetness of the pain, and the incredible focus that hits when your entire existence narrows to one moment of terrible purpose. It’s primal and beautiful, and it’s never felt better than it did in the instant Melanie’s new boyfriend went down.
In a way, Melanie and Painter’s relationship was always a cliché. The naïve teenager crushing on the hot older bad boy: sound familiar? Melanie was young when she met Painter and he was kind to her in a way that was not easily forgotten. He let her borrow his car when he was in prison, and it was only natural that she wrote to him while he was there. Things get interesting when he’s released.