Sex Piston by Jamie Begley

Sex Piston by Jamie BegleySex Piston by Jamie Begley
Series: Biker Bitches #1
Published by Young Ink Press on December 22, 2013
Pages: 157 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-stars

Sex Piston wasn’t about to apologize to anyone for her bitch attitude and certainly not the President of The Blue Horsemen, Stud. If he thinks he’s going to be able to control her and her crew then he has another thing coming. A lapse in judgment has him thinking that he’s won this battle of the sexes but a one-night stand isn’t about to bring this woman to heel.

Stud has to prove himself as the new President of the Destructors, and Sex Piston and her crew’s attitude isn’t helping. If he has to sacrifice his body to tame the bitch then that’s exactly what he’s going to do even if it means losing his heart in the battle.

I don’t know how many I’ve read Sex Piston by Jamie Begley, but each time I’ve read it I’ve learned something new about the characters, its connection with The Last Riders, and the overall storyline of the Biker Bitches series.

From previous Last Riders stories, particularly Beth, Diamond, and Lily’s stories, we saw glimpses of the Biker Bitches but only enough to have Begley’s readers clawing at their hair to finally get the full story of one or all of the Biker Bitches. For me personally the two characters I wanted to know most about were Killyama and Sex Piston, I didn’t start to want to know more about Fat Louise, Crazy Bitch, or T.A. until after we received Killyama and Sex Piston’s story. Wait, I think that I actually put my desire to read about Killyama on the back burner because Fat Louise’s story was so intriguing that I was all for her story being the second in the Biker Bitches series.

Sorry, I’ve gotten off track, Sex Piston is about the leader of the Biker Bitches. The friendship between these ladies was seriously unorthodox but its made these women tighter than cement could ever make them. In this first installment Begley really was meticulous in fleshing out the strength and flaws that make up Sex Piston and her sisters by choice, it didn’t hurt that she threw in the Destructors and Blue Horsemen to shake things up for them.

Right off the bat you can tell that Sex Piston and her crew pretty much run undisciplined within her father’s former motorcycle club, not that they are being rebellious for the kicks and giggles it’s just that the men that make up the club aren’t worth their respect and these ladies have no issue letting them know this, especially Sex Piston. Well, the Blue Horsemen aren’t putting up with it, and Stud knows that in order for the switch over of leadership of the Destructors to go smoothly he’ll need to cut the head off of the snake and the rest of the body will follow, basically he needed to make Sex Piston submit in order for the rest of the brothers to have some semblance of peace within the club. Stud soon finds out that the job is easier said than done, and plus he wasn’t expecting to find his perfect woman in Sex Piston while he was attempting to tame her, cue the melting and fanning.

The main thing that I loved about Sex Piston was how family oriented the entire book turned out to be. Every time you saw Sex Piston and the other Biker Bitches in parts of the Last Riders series nothing really personal is made known about them, but within Sex Piston it easy to see that family and sanctity of it was what kept these ladies going forward and standing strong.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Crazy B!tch by Jamie Begley

Crazy B!tch by Jamie BegleyCrazy B!tch by Jamie Begley
Series: Biker Bitches #5
Published by Young Ink Press on September 12, 2017
Pages: 377 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

My mother used to have a saying for everything.

“You can’t be pretty and lucky.”

She wasn’t pretty or lucky.

“You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince Charming.”

I kissed too many of those. Sorry, but Prince Charming isn’t in Hicktown, Kentucky.

“The good ones go to Heaven; the bad ones go to Hell.”

Guess I’m going to Hell.

“Hell is paved with good intentions.”

Surprisingly, that one is true. Why? Because ...

I intended to stay away from Calder Riggs.

I intended not to fall in love with him.

I intended to find a man who wasn’t a loser or a joker.

Oh well, I’ve never been afraid of Hell, anyway.

That’s why I’m Crazy Bitch!

I really didn’t know what to think of Crazy B!tch by Jamie Begley because Crazy Bitch and T.A. are the most unknown characters out of the Biker Bitches posse. I was intrigued though, because I wanted to see how Begley would spin the romance between Crazy Bitch and Calder.

Even though much wasn’t shared about Crazy Bitch, the few glimpses we received of her characters throughout the stories in the Last Riders and the Biker Bitches series she quickly became a favorite behind Sex Piston and Killyama. Calder on the other hand pretty much had all of his business spread throughout the main two interconnected series because of how much his former drug problem screwed up his life and almost that of his little girl’s. But with Crazy Bitch being the sister of the heart to Sex Piston, and Calder being blood and club brothers with Stud, I had a feeling that Crazy B!tch was going to be drama filled.

It was surprising – although I should’ve sort of expected it because of past stories in the Biker Bitches and Last Rider series – that Lucky played a huge part in Crazy B!tch, especially since I thought he had retired and was enjoying his new lease on life in Treepoint with Willa. It was a good surprise because wherever there is one Last Rider there’s sure to be more, so it was awesome that Begley made the entirety of Crazy B!tch a scavenger hunt-slash-competition between The Destructors, The Blue Horsemen, and the Last Riders, while encapsulating it within a mystery surrounding the Biker Bitches hometown.

The romance between Calder and Crazy Bitch was so well balanced and realistic that I really couldn’t see their dance going any other way since I now know their personalities. Calder was very patient with Crazy Bitch, but he didn’t lose his spine in the midst of winner her, which was another thing about his character I appreciated. Crazy Bitch might’ve been a ball buster to almost every other male but once Calder won her over she was so sweet and loving that you almost think she’s a totally different character except that the way Begley pens her you instinctively know that that’s just who she is; once you’re in you’re in forever.

Another thing I loved was the inclusion or continuation of Gavin’s story. I have a feeling that whenever and however his story gets told I’m going to need tissues and therapy sessions, just like with Shade he has a Navy Seal mixed in with a Marine Corp.-like obstacle course waiting for him.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Shade’s Fall by Jamie Begley

Shade’s Fall by Jamie BegleyShade's Fall by Jamie Begley
Series: The Last Riders #4
Published by Young Ink Press on March 19, 2014
Pages: 415 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious and he's definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity.

Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex Navy SEAL sniper.

When The Last Riders are threatened by another motorcycle club just as determined to claim Lily, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation. Could their passion be Shade's downfall?

There are a few books that I can 100% claim changed my life, and Shade’s Fall by Jamie Begley has definitely done that. When I was first going through Begley’s Last Rider’s series I knew that Shade’s Fall was going to be special but I didn’t expect to find pieces of myself within the story.

The flow of Shade’s Fall and the depth of the characters Shade and Lily, made it so easy for me to fall into the rabbit hole that was their romance and life. The way Begley penned Shade’s Fall was so intrusive to these two characters that I felt that she was delving into my life as well, so there were a lot of self reflective moments as I was reading, for the first, second, and this third time. Also, while the first three stories in this series gave hints that this series is and will continue to set itself apart from other MC romance stories, Shade’s Fall really manufactured the stamp that sets this series apart from every other.

From Razer’s Ride to Knox’s Stand we were given glimpses of Shade’s obsession with Lily, as well as Lily’s fragility but determination to be able to stand on her own two feet. With these few glimpses the intensity to have their story and to yet give them time to work out every single kink that they may encounter while getting to their happy ever after was ramped up. Begley provided this need in Shade’s Fall and then some.

Shade is a very hard man to love, know, and tolerate but with his being embodying what it means to be a Dominant you can’t help but to take him as he is and to either love him or hate him. For me it was extremely easy to love him, flaws and all, because of the lengths he went to on behalf of his brothers in The Last Riders, his sister, and Lily. By employing the tactics that makes him a necessary tool for the US government Shade starts to wear Lily down but even with all his research and experience he wasn’t prepared for what her background would uncover, nor the trouble that followed her from her past.

Lily is a mystery wrapped in a barbed wired fenced in mystery. Even with 3 books proceeding Shade’s Fall, and a good portion of her background told in Razer’s Ride, none of that will prepare you for the hell she endured before she was dropped off in Treepoint, Kentucky as a child. You almost don’t want to like her character though, because her naivete is sort of off putting until you reach that point of realizing that she’s a walking, talking bleeding heart and her monstrous past made her that way.

Since Shade’s Fall is the fourth story in Begley’s Last Rider’s series, and it also acts as the climax, I feel that by going into any more detail will give something away. I advise that if this story seems interesting to you to dive into it from the very beginning but to also go in with an open mind because this series is wholly unique to the rest of the MC romance genre that has become popular and sort of repetitive.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna WyldeReaper's Fire by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #6
Published by Berkley on August 9, 2016
Pages: 381 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Library
Goodreads
four-stars

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.

Soon.

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.

About Joanna Wylde

Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.

Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.

Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna WyldeReaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #2
Published by Berkley on January 28, 2014
Pages: 368 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart-and her virginity-to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten.

She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious-her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands-with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club-to give them a better life.

Living with outlaw bikers wasn't Sophie's plan for her son, but Ruger isn't giving her a choice. He'll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she'll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way.

I can’t believe that I loved Reaper’s Legacy more than Reaper’s Property when I first read them. If it wasn’t Sophie getting on my nerves, then it was the cat and mouse game that Ruger and Sophie played with each other. I must need my head checked out because despite these irritants I really ended up loving the overall story of Reaper’s Legacy.

Immediately, as Reaper’s Legacy began you are hip to the tension and agitation that both Ruger and Sophie have for each other, but underneath all of that is the sexual tension that is the timeless pull between these two. I adored the fact that there was a kid mixed in with this story simply because it brings about an entirely new level to all characters involved, if that makes sense. I loved how both Sophie and Ruger loved Noah and the lengths they were willing to go to to make sure that he was well taken care of, even if that meant they had to pull the others head out of their butt to make it happen.

Since y’all already know my feelings towards Sophie, which really didn’t change until close to the end of Reaper’s Legacy, I want to talk about Ruger a little since he’s been such a star player in these first two installments of Joanna Wylde’s Reapers MC series.

For the first time in my literary life, it wasn’t Ruger’s physical appearance that attracted me to his character. If anything it was the way he carried himself and the knowledge he kept dropping all over the pages of Reaper’s Legacy that made him an instant favorite (sort of like Knight from KA’s Unfinished Heroes series). While he wasn’t perfect, he was the catalyst that helped Sophie pretty much move on from that immature teen mom to the woman that I felt was worthy of someone like Ruger.

Usually when a hero is dealt a crappy hand, the scars have a way of making them into the men we read about, but I don’t fully believe that was the case for Ruger simply because he never saw his past as a hindrance. In his opinion he had no scars to speak of nor any hang ups to combat, and for the first time ever I can honestly say that he didn’t. He really took things in stride and other than the regrets he had when it cane to Sophie he loved life and all that came with it.

Gah! I love Ruger’s character for more than what went on in Reaper’s Legacy and Reaper’s Property, he’s just a special literary individual that I’ll always remember.

About Joanna Wylde

Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.

Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.