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Published by Berkley on November 10th 2015
Narrator: Nelson Hobbs, Saffron Martindale
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Penguin Random House Audio
The New York Times bestselling author of Reaper’s Stand is back in her “uber-alpha rough world of MCs”* as one woman’s future is rocked by the man whose hardcore past could destroy her…
He never meant to hurt her.
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.
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Book and Audiobook Review: 5+ stars
Reaper’s Fall is the first book I read by Joanna Wylde and this was a helluva way to start LOVING HER BOOKS! Oh. My. God! I cried, and laughed, and screamed, and the Oh. So. Sexy moments left me so hot and bothered! *giggles* Because, this book was HOT! But seriously, the hotness wasn’t the only thing that made this story as amazing as it is. It was Painter and Melanie’s love story, which was passionate, painful, heartbreaking, but yet very beautiful.
This book is about Painter and Melanie. It tells how their relationship changed through the years since the moment they met until they finally have a HEA. Their love story wasn’t easy at all. Melanie was a good girl and Painter was a bad boy. At first, Painter tried to steer away from Melanie but that was impossible, because from the beginning she was more than just one of the “girls” that hang out with his biker brothers.
When Painter finally accepted he was good enough for Melanie, sh*t went down with the club business and their relationship. Painted ended up in jail -again- and Mel carrying his child. This broke Melanie’s heart into millions of pieces, but she stood strong for her baby’s sake and as much as she wanted to keep Painter’s at arms length, she accepted the fact that he was the father of her baby girl and he was going to be in their lives, either she wanted it or not.
How they will get back together? How will they find balance between family life and his club business? You’ll need to read this book and find out for yourself.
I FLOVED this book to pieces. Painter was a book boyfriend hard to love but once he was inside my heart, I just had to love him like crazy. He was stubborn, bad tempered, possessive. He meant DANGER in every possible way. But he was the best with Melanie and their child. He loved them both without limits and he changed a lot about himself after they were in his life. Before Melanie, Painter was all about his brothers and his club business, and that was Melanie’s big problem with him, because she felt like they would always come first than her and Izzie, but Painter could finally prove himself and showed Melanie they came first.
Melanie was a great female character. She was that sweet young lady when she met Painter. But later, she became into one helluva woman, always protecting her child and fighting to always give her the best. She was as stubborn as Painter and that annoyed me a little, but I understood her decisions. I loved her strength and how she handle things at the end of this book. She was amazing.
This is my first time listening to Nelson Hobbs and Saffron Martindale’s performances. They are great narrators with smooth sexy voices. Their inflections for the secondary characters were very accurate to their personalities, but what I really loved the most about their narrations was how they both translated Mel and Painter’s characters. Nelson had a deep voice, smooth and oh so sexy, while Saffron had that sweet voice, melodic, almost poetic. I loved the audiobook, it was a perfect companion to this book.
Great book and audiobook. Joanna’s writing and the way she developed the characters and the whole plot was amazing. I’ll have to find a way to catch up with the series, because all those characters, the Reaper’s and Silver Bastard’s brothers and their old ladies, were great.
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