Reaper’s Fall is the newest standalone in the Reaper’s MC Series. Painter & Melanie’s story is FINALLY here!Available at the following retailers:
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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.
“You want to watch a movie or something?” she asked, nodding toward the TV. I had a decent one, too. Giant-ass flat-screen—homecoming present from the club.
“Sure,” I said, reaching for the remote. I didn’t have cable, but Ruger had set up some kind of box thingie for me so I could stream shit. “Whatcha in the mood for?”
“Not horror,” she said quickly, and I laughed again, remembering that first evening I’d spent with her at Pic’s house. She’d been so young and scared and vulnerable . . . I’d wanted to eat her up.
I still wanted to eat her.
“I can’t believe that you and Puck were supposed to be watching over me, and then you put in a slasher movie. That’s not how you make a girl feel safe.”
“No horror,” I agreed, although the thought of holding her for a couple hours while she was scared shitless appealed way more than it should. Watch it, asshole. “How about Star Wars?”
“You like Star Wars?”
I shrugged. “Everyone likes Star Wars. You know, I’m pretty damned sure Han Solo was a biker.”
She giggled. “You mean, like a space biker?”
“See, when you say it like that it sounds stupid.”
“I wanted to be Princess Leia. She’s badass,” she said, taking a deep drink of her beer. I watched as her lips wrapped around the neck, her throat swallowing. Oh fuck, that was good. She set the beer down on the coffee table with a clink, then let loose with the biggest burp I’d ever heard.
“Fucking hell,” I said, stunned. “I didn’t think girls could burp like that. Shit. Impressive, Mel. Very impressive.”
She grinned at me.
“We’re friends,” she told me. “And friends don’t need to worry about stuff like that. Let me guess—you’ve never had a female friend before?”
“Not really,” I admitted. “I’m think I’m a little scared.”
Scared and turned on, which was weird.
“You should be. I can do the whole alphabet.”
Damn. I kinda wanted to see that.
Warnings…this book was hard for me. Painter and Mel made huge mistakes, wasted time, gave themselves to others even while in love with each other…It took me over a week to read this book, because I loved it, I hated one or both of them at times…and in the end…it was a great addition to the series.
A review in songs:
Gangster’s Paradise (Coolio)…I’m 23, but will I live to see 24…The way things are going I don’t know…tell me why are we so blind to see, that the ones we hurt are you and me .
Puck and Mel were the only things keeping Painter sane during that year in prison.
Lean On (Major Lazer and DJ Snake)…Do you recall…not a long ago, we’d walk on the sidewalk…all we did was care for each other, but the night was warm, we were bold and young…all around the wind blows we would only hold on to let go …we need someone to lean on…all we need is someone to lean on.
Mel and Painter as they danced about being friends, but deep down both could feel the pull, the magnetic force that brought them together, made the other different and uniquely theirs.
Crazy Right Now (Beyonce)…I look and stare so deep in your eyes. I touch on you more and more every time, When you leave I’m begging you not to go, Call your name two or three times in a row…Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s got me looking so crazy right now…in love
Finally Painter and Mel consumate their year long courting…and boy did this song play in my head!
Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues)…Nights in white satin, never reaching the end. Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send… cause I love you…yes, I love you, ohhhh how I love you…
Together, Apart and exclusive…if only Painter can convince Mel.
Just Give me a Reason (Pink)…Right from the start, you were a thief you stole my heart and I your willing victim…We can learn to love again…We are not broken, just bent. Nothing else between these sheets, but our love…We’ll come clean.
Apart…simply painful for both…just listen.
Love Hurts (Nazareth)…Love hurts, love scars, love wounds, and mars any heart. Not tough, or strong, enough…to take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain, love is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain…
Millie longs for Painter…Millie’s stubborn pride both keeps her going and keeps her from what she wants most…
Over You (Miranda Lambert)…You and me…but you went away…how dare you…I miss you. They say I’ll be okay…but I’m going to, ever get over you.
Mellie alone, needing Painter. Painter in prison serving the rest of his sentence…wanting and needing to be with Mel, but impotent due to his own stupidity.
Stitches (Shawn Mendez)…I thought that I’d been hurt before…but no one’s ever left me quite this sore…Your words cut deeper than a knife, now I need someone to breathe me back to life…
Painter post-prison…every woman is Mel…but Mel won’t take him back, won’t forgive him for leaving, and especially won’t overlook that he choose the club over her. Mel fights it every moment and her friends especially Jessica warn her off him over and over…for 5 long damn years!
Cowboy Casanova (Carrie Underwood)…That boy is like a disease…He’s like a curse, He’s like a drug. You get addicted to his love.…Looks like a cool drink of water but he’s Candy coated misery. He’s a devil in disguise, a snake with blue eyes and he only comes out a night gets your feelings that you don’t wanna fight, you better run for you life.
Against All Odds…There’s so much I need to say to you, so many reasons why…you’re the only one who really knew me at all… So take a look at me now…there’s just an empty space. But to wait for you, is all I can do and that’s what I got to face…I’ll still be standing here…but you coming back to me is against the odds, but it’s a chance I gotta take. Take a look at me now!
Painter and Mel: Mel was the mountain…and as the saying goes, if the mountain won’t come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain! And I finally got my story when Painter put his foot down and claimed his woman…claimed his family…and claimed his heartbeat!
Love Can Move Mountains (Celine Dion)…With a little faith, a little trust…believe in your heart and feel it in your soul…and love can move mountains!
Painter stops the 5 years of “playing” and finally gets his old lady…the Old Lady he claimed over 5 years ago after their first night….if only he told her then and branded her then…so much would have been different.
Listen to Your Heart (Roxette)… That little piece of heaven turns to dust…listen to your heart…I don’t know where your going and I don’t know why, but listen to your heart…before you tell him goodbye.
When you Say Nothing at All (Alison Krauss)…It’s amazing how you can speak to right to my heart, without saying a word you can light up the dark. Try as I may, I could never explain what I hear when you don’t say a thing, the smile on your face let’s me know that you need me, there’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me…the touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall…You say it best, when you say nothing at all.
About the Author:
Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.
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