Reaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reaper's Legacy is a raw and intensely erotic tale in Joanna Wylde's Reapers Motorcycle Club series.
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 freely admit that this book scared me. I didn't have good luck with Reaper's Property (I was in the minority)...so when this book came out, while I wanted to read it, I put it off because I didn't think it would work for me.
So, I skipped it and read book three in the series (Devil's Game). And it was good. It gave me the courage to go back and try this one. And what do you know...I LOVED IT! This is my first 5 star read by this author and in this series.
I didn't think I would like Ruger. I honestly don't remember him in Reaper's Property (I tried to blog that book out completely)...so I didn't have much to go on. But I did remember him from Devil's Game and I was dying to find out what happened between him and Sophie. And I have to say that I loved the chemistry between them. I loved that she didn't completely fall under his spell and give into him at every turn. Oh, and I have to say that I loved the story behind Ruger's tattoos. That was beyond sweet and totally melted my heart.
I also loved Sophie's apprehension to the MC. It just seemed real. I can definitely see how that would be a hard life to adapt to when it's completely foreign to you. Joanna Wylde did a great job with this book and it will definitely be a reread for me in the future.
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