Tuesday, June 3, 2014

**Release Day Review**: DEVIL'S GAME by Joanna Wylde

Devil's Game (Reaper’s MC, #3)



I have a confession to make.  I wasn't super excited to read Em and Liam's story.  If you have read Reaper's Legacy (and you should before reading Devil's Game) you get a taste of their story and I was not as excited to dive into this story, expecting too much drama and angst.  Well, guess what?  It turns out I am an idiot and Devil's Game is the best of the series!  I know!  Horse from Reaper's Property held a special place in my book loving heart that I thought no Reaper (or Devil Jack) could replace until I got to read about Liam/Hunter, through his and Em's POV.   I LOVED this book.  Devil's Game took everything I loved about this series and put it all together in the perfect package that kept me turning pages well past midnight two nights in a row and had me irritated (and cranky) that I didn't have time during the day to get lost in this story.  

Devil's Game is the third book in the Reaper's MC series, and while you could read this as a stand alone I don't suggest it.  You really need to read at least Reaper's Legacy first, it will give you the background of this story that will really help you understand the significance of the struggle Liam and Em have when wanting to be together.  Of course, I love Horse from Reaper's Property so you may as well read that one too (but you could read that out of order if you can't wait to dive into Devil's Game).  Joanna Wylde proved to me from the first two books that she can write an engaging, intense and hot story that will keep me glued to my Kindle, but she really upped her game with Devil's Game!  Joanna Wylde took all the complexities of being in a biker gang and added a star-crossed lover story line that included two fascinating characters that I never got tired of!  She writes a damn good stories.

There were a LOT of things I loved about this book but Joanna Wylde nailed down these two characters beautifully.  Liam and Em might be one of my favorite biker book couples yet.  Liam, God, Liam.  He was everything you expect from a biker in a rival gang,  he didn't shy away for telling it like it is and saying what he felt.  I loved that I never second guessed any of the feelings these two were sharing.  Ugh!  I can't say more, there are some delicious twists and some crazy turns in this book but it was so well written that instead of making you groan in frustration, you get emotional goosebumps and lumps in your throat.  Em was surprise too.  I wasn't expecting to love her character as much as I did.  Joanna Wylde is great with her characters, they are multifaceted and fascinating to watch as this series grows.  The wit, chemistry and openness that these characters have was addicting and I am sad that Em and Liam's book is over.  The silver lining is I know we will get to learn more about them as the series continues with the next installment, Reaper's Stand (go ahead and pre-order it now, after the snippet you get at the end of Devil's Game you will be dying for this book too) which is Picnic's (Em's Dad) book.

If you are a fan of Joanna Wylde you are going to LOVE Devil's Game and how Liam and Em's story plays out.  If you have never read a book from Joanna or from this series then I highly recommend you 1-click them today, find a comfy chair and get swept away in the world of the Reaper's and the Devil Jacks.


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.


Click the link to read part of Chapter 2:



Reaper’s Property (Reapers MC, #1)

Reaper’s Legacy (Reapers MC, #2)

Devil’s Game (Reapers MC, #3)

Reaper’s Stand (Reaper’s MC, #4) PRE ORDER


Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reaper's Motorcycle Club series, and is now set to release ‘Devil's Game’, the third of the series.