Release Day Review: Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's FireReaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde
Book #6 in Reapers MC
Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
ARC Provided by Penguin

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

Angie’s Review – 5 stars – A+

First and foremost, I love the continuity this series offers. Every time I pick up a Reaper’s MC book, I’m guaranteed one hell of a ride. Reaper’s Fire fell right in line! And I know, I know. I say this every time I finish one of these books, but I don’t think I’ve loved a book so much since Reaper’s Property. (What can I say? Horse was my first, and you never forget your first. And in true Horse fashion he steals every scene he’s in.) It might have been Tinker and Gage’s story, but this book gave us a bigger glimpse of club life than previous books. Especially showing the reader how far these men will go and what they’re willing to give up for their club. There were a lot of conversations between Gage and Picnic, and it wasn’t all serious. Pic loves to rib his men, and some of those talks were hilarious. It was a nice break from what was otherwise an incredibly intense read. I also feel like this book, more than the others, highlighted the importance of the women in the club.

Tinker had a great support system; I loved her friends. Carrie could be a little wayward with her stalking tendencies, but it was all in good fun and made for a good read. She adored her father and took care of him, and she was a business woman with a good head on her shoulders. Scrappy to the core, she tried to fight Gage and her attraction, but you know you can only resist a reaper for so long. And Gage…oh, Gage. Surprisingly, Gage had to fight harder against his feelings for Tinker than she did her feelings for him. The attraction was undeniable, but he had to put her on the back burner until club business was taken care of. And there was some heavy duty, scary things happening in this book. But the author manages to write in a way where it feels authentic to the lifestyle and the plot. Nothing in Reaper’s Fire was for pure shock value. As usual, the steam was off the charts, and as far as Gage was concerned, there was no going back after that.

I have to say that I really loved the backdrop of the forest fire through this one. As the plot ratcheted up, so did the fire, and the way they progressed hand in hand was genius. What I also thought was interesting about it was that we were seeing the Reapers MC in motion when things were completely out of their control. MC life is harsh and chaotic, but I feel like these men have always had control to a certain point, or they’ve been reaping what they’ve sown. (Do you see what I did there?) That wasn’t the case here. There were some things that were left unresolved, but this is an MC club and things aren’t resolved in the blink of an eye. I expect there will be some bigger ARCs with club business throughout the series, and it’s something that keeps me looking forward to the next book. Overall, Reaper’s Fire was a hit for me, and I’m looking forward to the next one. Let the waiting commence…

Rating: 5 Stars

Series Reading Order:
1. Reaper’s Property
2. Reaper’s Legacy
3. Devil’s Game
4. Reaper’s Stand
5. Reaper’s Fall
6. Reaper’s Fire

Thank you to PENGUIN for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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