Reaper's Fall (Reapers MC #5) by Joanna Wylde
This is a motorcycle club adult contemporary romance (Rated NC-17)
(Three and a half Painter Hearts)
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.
Well, I love the series and I could enumerate the ways. However, this story fell flat for me. I think all the jumping through time, isn’t my thing as I had another book disappoint me in the same way. I think it is harder to connect with characters and story when you continue to jump through time too much.
For me, if she would have told the story from the present and flashed back to the past when relevant, that would have worked better for me.
Anyway, it was an interesting story I just didn’t get the connection between Painter and Melanie. I did love that the author didn’t totally explain away Painter’s thing with Eme and devalue it totally.
The crux of this story is the push and pull about I’m not good enough for you and that can get old. But I think JW did a good job at not letting that be my problem with the story.
I’m not sure I loved either of the character’s actions throughout, but the interference from Mel’s friends annoyed me. And she waited far too long to tell them where to go.
I loved Painter’s best friend, now Mel, there’s a true friend. But then again, men seem to handle friendships better than females.
Overall, it’s a Reaper’s story so where can you go wrong. Pick it up.
Nelson Hobbs and Saffron Martindale did good jobs with narration from what I can remember now.
My book boyfriend Painter.
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