Series: Reapers MC #6
Published by Berkley on August 9, 2016
Pages: 381 pages
The club comes first.
I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.
Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.
I’m coming for you, Tinker.
Seeing as I couldn’t remember which story I left off with Joanna Wylde’s MC series I sort of had to dive into Reaper’s Fire without any guides and helpers. Also, at the time I began Reaper’s Fire I was attempting to do a series re-read but stopped when it came to Liam’s story (I wasn’t a huge fan of the heroine) so the taste I had for this series sort of died down.
Reaper’s Fire was unexpectedly good. I couldn’t remember who Gage was but it felt good to get his story along with the other well-known brothers of the Reapers. It was the heroine and her story that really sold this installment in Wylde’s Reapers MC series for me because I didn’t really know Gage and I wasn’t liking what was being revealed of his character from the beginning of Reaper’s Fire.
Tinker Garrett’s character was very attractive and added substance to Reaper’s Fire, but when it came to her relationship with Gage I really felt that her character suffered. Since she was supposed to end up with Gage her reactions and responses didn’t seem genuine. For example, when it was known that no matter how Gage might’ve expressed his attraction to Tinker he continually went back to his girlfriend, whether he was just biding his time to finish his assignment or not, Tinker should’ve left him the heck alone but because she was supposed to end up with Gage there was a lot of forgiving and tolerant behavior being shown. I would’ve enjoyed Gage and Tinker’s dance if maybe there more time for both Tinker to grow and Gage to get clear of his less than stellar entanglements with the club that was stealing from the Reapers.
I loved the imagery of Reaper’s Fire, which shocked me because any type of imagery usually isn’t my cup of tea. I loved the descriptions and visual settings Wylde described because the scenery looked beautiful in my minds eye. I’ve never been to Idaho, and I hate to admit that I constantly forget that there are states between Washington and Colorado; all of the stories I’ve read that focused on either Washington state or Colorado helps with my forgetfulness. Because of Reaper’s Fire though, I want to visit Idaho, it sounds absolutely beautiful.