Monday, October 13, 2014

Review of Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde

Synopsis: Liam "Hunter" Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil's Jack, he knows his duty. He'll defend his club from their oldest enemies-the Reapers-using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers' president has a daughter who's alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.
Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger-a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One.

Or so she thinks.

4.5 Stars!

Review: I have been looking forward to Em's story because I really wanted to see how well she has handled being raised amidst Picnic and the rest of the guys. Her and Hunter's story comes across a little different than the other few Reaper's books, but I really enjoyed it. It feels like they are a newer generation than Picnic, Horse and even Ruger, so they deserve to have their differences.

We begin this story already knowing that Hunter had gotten to know Em under false circumstances when he pretended to be a "normal" guy named Liam in order to get to know her and have someone to use as leverage with the Reapers. He and one of the other DJ's kidnapped Em and Sophie after one of the Reaper's went "rogue" and attacked them. Their is a lot of history between the Devil's Jacks and the Reapers, and you get to see a lot of that in this story. You also get to see, however, that there is a little more to the DJ's, and they are asking a lot of the Reaper's - peace.

Em and Hunter also just can't seem to stay away from each other. They are attracted to one another, but she doesn't want to force him to choose her, and he feels like he needs to see more of a commitment from her before he commits to her. There is definitely a lot at stake, and you see that when Hunter tries to take Em home for a holiday visit. I really feel for these two, as they are basically becoming the sacrifice or savior between two different clubs that have years of hatred and distrust between them. There is also a third party out there that really wants to see any peace between the two clubs fail. I am curious to see what will happen, as any peace is very tentative at this point. Em and Hunter, though...they just work!


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