Thursday, 23 April 2015
Review: Devils Game by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC (book 3)
Publication Date: 3rd June 2014
Format: ebook / print
Liam "Hunter" Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil's Jack, he knows his duty. He'll defend his club from their oldest enemies-the Reapers-using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers' president has a daughter who's alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.
Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger-a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One.
Or so she thinks.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ah man, these guys! I seriously love this pair and I LOVE this MC!
I adored Em in previous books and wondered how the heck she'd get out from under the protective guard of her father and his MC but in falling for Liam (a member of a rival MC) she really took the biscuit! She stayed true to herself, kicked ass and took what she wanted! She was one kick-ass heroine and I am so pleased with how her story played out.
The scenes with Liam and Em from the previous book - Reapers Legacy - are repeated in this book, but we get to see what went on when they were behind the closed doors. *Grins* I was prepared to not like Liam all that much, especially considering the events in Reapers Legacy but I adored the guy. Yes, he's a bit of an ass at times but I never doubted that he loved Em and that even in the beginning she was more than a job to him. He also walked the really fine line between being a kick-ass, swoon worthy, alpha biker guy without being an overbearing jackass perfectly. I also loved how he would not back down, how he fought for his girl and was willing to take anything the Reapers dealt out to be with her. *Swoon*
Sizzling chemistry, warm fuzzy feelings, action and suspense... A prefect combination to grab and keep your attention from the first word to the last. I couldn't put it down!
My only complaint? The only thing that kept me from giving it 5/5? Liam and Em are a lot younger than the characters in the other books in this series and they acted like it. While I admire the author's ability to capture their younger years (early 20s) perfectly, they did seem a bit too immature, at times, especially considering the situations they were in and were unfolding around them.
If you like MC books that are a little lighter on the angry, dark, violent and depressing - while still hitting all the right "MC" chords - then read this series!