Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.
Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?
It would seem the Reaper's MC series just keeps getting better and better minions. You know I have a serious MC Romance problem, and I can honestly say the Reaper's is my number one series. I'm talking could read it again and again kinda obsessed people, it would never get old and it would forever set the bar for all MC Romances. Now that's all cleared up, let's get to the review. I have been waiting for Reese's story for a while now, and hey I'll admit it okay...in this instance older men are totally my thing. I'm just putting that out there. I loved his character, he was the definition of raw, dirty and gritty. Joanna definitely holds nothing back, it's a little like a shock to the system with the realness behind it all, and yeah he is a little...uncouth shall we say...but that dirty mouth does things to my girly parts. So I'm totally okay with his kinda language. I will say he is one stubborn man, I mean the wait for him to claim London is torture but when it happens? There's fireworks, explosions and you get tingly all over....okay slight exaggeration but there were tingles minions I asssue you. Of course I loved London's character, she was quick witted, smart, strong and funny. I think she was a great match for Reese, as she really kept him on his toes and gave him back that something he lost a long time ago. Hope. While they certainly clash heads often, the sexual tension is always just simmering below the surface, and waiting for that boom to happen leaves you giddy with excitement. The only thing that annoyed me with London a little was her unwavering loyalty, and I think Reese plays a big part in her kinda stepping up and laying down the law. Yes kids do stupid shit, but hey they'll never learn if you always bail them out. Aside from that little blip, London was not only an admirable character but her relationship with Reese was entertaining as all get out.
“I didn’t need a man, but if I wanted one I’d take him and use him and then pass him along without a second thought, because I’d become a sophisticated, modern woman if it killed me. Sure. And I would lose ten pounds and age backward, too. Right after I learned to fly my invisible jet.”
“Is this the point where I sing the little song about Pic and London sittin’ in a tree?” “Only if you want the tree shoved up your ass.”
Reese is everything we've heard of and more. The man knows how to drive a woman insane...with need, want and just unadulterated lust. All of this means I couldn't find it in my heart to focus on his douchebaginess, I confess I was blinded by my hormones okay. But I mean he wouldn't be the freaking president of the club if he was a saint, and really why would you even want to complain when he can make your panties disintergrate with just a few dirty words? Like seriously?! *Holds hands up* Now of course there's more to him than just that, I found that Joanna portrays Reese like an onion 'cause you have to peel back the layers, and there is a lot of them let me tell you. He's stong willed, brave, a straight talker, loyal and just awesome to be honest. Like I said his relationship with London is entertaining, but it's also raw and real which makes you crave a little of that. They don't have the best start, but as the book progresses we begin to see why they suit one another, and the drama that unfolds around them just adds to their chemistry. Finally getting inside his head we see the pressure he's constantly under, with his family and club who are always top priority. I think London was his gamechanger, because since he lost his wife he's held himself back in many ways, but London just has this way of drawing him out for all he's worth and makes him question things. That right there spells perferct romance minions. Joanna does a wonderful job of illustarting the beauty of two perfectly imperfect people clashing and falling in love, and I don't think there's more we could ask for from her because it's enough. I loved the dual POVs because you know I like getting inside characters heads, but more than that I find it just adds to the connection we develop with them.
“My inner caveman decided it didn’t matter. Fuck safety, and fuck picket fences. London Armstrong obviously couldn’t take care of herself, which meant someone needed to step in and fix this shit. If that meant claiming her, so be it.”
“Just let me be strong for you for a minute, okay?” He said softly. “You’ve held on for a long time, sweetheart. Nobody can say you haven’t been strong. But it’s been a hell of a night, so why don’t you let me hold you and help you right now, okay?
Of course we are reunited with some of our favourite characters, which makes you feel all warm inside with the fuzzies. I adore the brotherhood between the club, and some of the members are funny as hell, so much so I would love to chill with them sometime. The drama that unfolds with London, is gripping and pretty scary but it has you sitting on the edge of your seat, breathless with anticipation and clutching your Kindle for dear life. All of these are the tell tale signs of a freaking awesome book. My rating is therefore 4.5 gritty stars! It's short half a star because I feel like London's actions were understandable, and hey fear makes you do stupid shit but she more than made up for it, yet was unfairly punished anyway. That bugs me a little, I gotta be honest with you. Aside from that I loved Joanna's writing style, and her ability to completely suck me into the Reaper's world. I look forward to the next book.