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reapers stand


As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

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?

★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

Reapers Stand (1)

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G✯✯✯✯ Stars

J&G:   Well, we’ve been patiently waiting for Reese ‘Picnic’ Hayes story after being teased throughout the series. We desperately wanted to get to know Reese, the father, the husband, the lover and the President of the Reapers MC; and he certainly had a story to tell. There were many sides to Reece; loving husband, doting father, and loyal friend and yet here was a man who could also be quite terrifying and violent. You wouldn’t want him as an enemy that’s for sure! He was quite the contradiction and we loved him, we believed the relationship between Reese and London to a point and we once again revelled in the theme of brotherhood and family that is woven throughout this series.

“There’s something about you, London, something that’s real in a way I can’t even begin to explain. I like it and I want it.”

The prologue drew us in immediately! Holy hell we couldn’t wait to discover how that came about and we read with a feeling of trepidation as events began to unfold.

‘This was the reality of Reese Hayes, and it was darker than I ever imagined. He terrified me.’

All the drama, suspense, banter, heat and emotion we’ve come to associate with this series was definitely present in Reaper’s Stand as we once again entered the depths of their MC world.

We will say it was refreshing to have a story that focused on two older characters. Characters that brought life experience to the table. There really is something extremely riveting in this instance as it’s so scarce in books, which is a real shame. So, thank you Jo Wylde!

‘I already had what I wanted. Him. This.  Us.’

Reese ‘Picnic’ Hayes loved deeply but sadly lost the other half of his heart when his wife passed away leaving him to raise two daughters who gave him hell. His life had appeared to revolve around the Reaper’s and shagging anything in a skirt. The love that he held for his wife both warmed and broke our hearts. The moments of reflection were pure emotional perfection and had us reading with tears in our eyes.

London Armstrong was kind and giving. She radiated a warmth that drew her to Reece. The chemistry between them was intense, their relationship passionate and tumultuous to say the least.

‘This wasn’t sex – this was revenge and it was perfect.’

There were many aspects of this story we loved and some that merely didn’t work. At times the story felt opportunistic and too easy to swallow and we just didn’t buy the outcome of the dramatic twist which we won’t be giving away. It felt implausible and yes, we know it’s fiction but we’ve come to know and love these biker boys and their ‘code’ and what eventuated just didn’t wash with us. Having said that the parts we loved in the story seemed to balance out those negative aspects on the whole.

‘I wanted to take all of his hate and pain and anger and own it because I deserved it…’

There were times when Picnic and London’s story, their thoughts and voices felt very reminiscent of characters we’ve read before and although Reaper’s Stand wasn’t our favourite of the series, it’s still a read we very much enjoyed. There was much to love about the characters and the story and we’d definitely recommend this one to readers who love a good biker book and also fans of Kristen Ashley stories.

**Reviewed off an ARC copy provided, with thanks from Berkeley Publishing**

 ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★


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devils game


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.


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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G: 5 Biker Book Stars!

Gitte: Loved it….bloody loved it. Devil’s Game is my FAVE book in this series and Jo Wylde seriously knocked this one out the park for character depth, suspense, and story yet still left me gagging for the next one in line. I love Jo’s writing and I love the biker ‘star crossed lover’s’ theme in this story! I laughed, swooned and had to have some freezer time all rolled into one. FAB!

Em is a brilliant heroine, she’s got a good sensible head on her shoulders, and she’s fierce, strong and high-spirited. Em knows she needs to find herself, break free from the mould and has a great sense of self-worth.

“You deserve a man who’ll fight for you, baby girl. You remember that, all right?”

As for Hunter, wow, I can’t even describe how much I love this guy. He had me literally on my knees, what a brilliant character. He was funny, sexy, vulnerable and pure man. I knew he was something special when we met him in the last book but he was so much more.

“’Love’ is a word that doesn’t mean a damned thing to me. ‘Em,’ though? That’s a word that means everything. I’d die for you, babe. Kill for you, too…….So, you wanted to know how I feel? I don’t even have a word for what I feel, sweetheart. I just know it’s really fucking good.”

Hunter and Em were just perfect together and I just couldn’t put their story down. Their growing relationship had so many obstacles right from the get go, starting with deception which is never a good place to start. Their banter and confrontations were brilliant. The drama and nookie were perfectly balanced and all enticing. Loved it! Oh and Picnic’s story…bring it on, this man already has me salivating, though I suspect my heart has been fully stolen by Liam the Devil’s Jack!!!!

Jenny: Wow! Just Wow! I loved it! I was hanging out for this story and my expectations were certainly met! Joanna Wylde certainly knows how to deliver a kick arse biker book and like you Gitte, I have to say, Devil’s Game is my favourite. Now that’s saying something because I’ve loved every book in this series so far! For me, this one had it all! The right balance of everything.

“Not sure I know what real is…..but I don’t believe in love, babe. I believe in gettin’ laid.” – Liam
“That’s the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.” – Em

I loved the insight into Em’s relationship with her Dad (bring on Picnic’s book!!!!) and found it touching and enlightening, we learnt much about her life inside the club and came to know her dreams and aspirations right down to her longing to be deflowered – gee that girl gave me some giggles on that front! I adored her. She was no nonsense, sweet, sassy and strong and perfect for Liam! Their connection was intense and believable, too bad he is belongs to a rival biker MC Club!

“Hey, I like you, Liam Blake.”
“I like you, Emmy Hayes.”

As for Liam “Hunter” Blake…words fail me. He was delectable. Strong, determined and loyal and this guy hadn’t had it easy. He’s done and seen things he’d rather forget but he doesn’t wallow in self-pity. It is what it is. He may not be a gentleman but what he lacks in manners he more than makes up for in charm, wit, magnetism and sexuality in abundance. Watching him grow and identify his feelings for Em and his protectiveness towards her had me completely enamoured.

“Where did you grow up?” – Em
“Hell.” – Hunter

Em and Hunters story was swoonworthy, sweet, passionate, dramatic and exhilarating, add in giggle worthy exchanges, the heat and the innocence of their relationship, the struggles with rivalry and brotherhood and you’ve got one hell of a read. Devil’s Game delivered, Em and Liam’s sweet romance captured my heart!

Gitte & Jenny: Jo Wylde is an automatic one-click for us and this series is one of our fave biker ones out there. The writing is superb, the characters are all lovable, sexy and sassy. We’d recommend reading this series in order to get the full experience of characters and storyline. Roll on Reaper’s Stand!! We can’t wait!

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reaper's legacy


Pre Order Releases 3rd June


devils game


Pre Order – Releases 14th September


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reapers legacy



Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.

She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.

Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G – 4.5 Stars

Gitte: When I started reading Legacy I felt like I was coming home; it was a fab feeling, it really was. Here we have a biker story which isn’t excessive on grunting clipped alpha speak or over the top drama and violence. Joanna Wylde writes great MC books; she really does. The story was really quite beautiful in amongst the gritty biker world and the characters are not one dimensional or over written; the writing itself flowed and was descriptive yet not overly so. I really loved Legacy and was swept away in the story from the get go. My only small niggle is that it lost momentum in the middle and began to drag a bit until the big climax at the end (pun intended). But overall, once again this Author wrote a story that’s ended up on my fave biker bookshelf, no question! You loved it too didn’t you Jenny?

Jenny:  OMG Gitte, I really did enjoy this one and I’m so glad we left this one ’til now because after reading a few meh books I was depending on this one to pull me in and have me falling love with the story and the characters and I’m happy to say…Reaper’s Legacy did just that.  I will agree there were one or two times when it did drag a little but these were just small blimps in what was an otherwise engaging, hot, emotional, passionate and wonderfully entertaining read…..and yes…the climax was certainly worth it!

In my opinion Joanna Wylde writes a biker book to perfection and somehow manages to bring us that perfect blend of grittiness, alphaness (I’m sure it’s an actual word), passion, emotion, hot sex in abundance and a storyline that keeps us glued throughout. As you said, here have some down and dirty bikers who are alpha to the extreme yet they’re able converse without the cliché monosyllabic overtones. Yep, this was a winner.

Gitte: So we have our heroine, Sophie. What a sweetheart she was. She fell in love….first love with an arse called Zack. Zack was a complete cock, and not in a good way. He got our Sophie pregnant then treated her like crap. Her first time no less, but she got a beautiful baby boy out of it and the scene where Noah is born was so emotional and beautiful I had a few sniffles and tears. Ruger is Zack’s half-brother and is there for Sophie when Noah’s born. The bond between Ruger and Noah is cemented immediately and several times through the story you realise just how much this is true and the poignancy of the moment comes to a head at the end in the most amazingly beautiful way!! I don’t want to give this certain moment away because the surprise and the effect it had on me cemented my love for Ruger’s character. I understood completely why our Sophie was in lust and love with the bad arse biker Ruger!!!

‘Ruger had to be the hottest guy I’d ever met. He was all danger and hard muscles with his tattoos and piercings and that goddamned black Harley of his. When he walked into a room he owned it, because it only took one look to see he was a fucking badass, the type who takes what he wants and never says he’s sorry.’ – Sophie

His tattoos….the symbolism….sigh…..

Sophie was a sweet and clued-up character. At no stage did she annoy me nor did I question her. She’s a young Mum and does her best under the circumstances within which she and her son live. Albeit not very nice circumstances and I have to say my heart hurt for them in the beginning of the story. Sophie, questions everything; good girl!! Also, she has self-worth and knows what she wants and won’t settle for less.

“I deserve to be with someone who gives a shit about me, as a person. Someone who values me enough not to fuck other women.” – Sophie

She goes through a lot in this story but every step of the way she has a man covering her back. A man I fell in complete love with who had depth and a way with words.

“Whatever else happened, you gave me beautiful.” – Sophie

Sigh….Ruger…..what a man….over to you Jenny!

Jenny: Oh yes please! I’ll take Ruger. What a man indeed!! From the first time we met Ruger in his confrontation with Zack and Sophie to all the times he was there for Sophie when she needed him I fell more and more in love with this tough biker dude. This commanding, tattooed, possessive, dirty talking alpha biker with dimples and a tight ass  was the epitome of a bad boy but he had a heart of gold and stepped up when it mattered. Oh yeah, Ruger could be a dick at times….but oh how we love these bad biker boys!

“I think you’re a raging asshole.” – Sophie
“Yeah, well I think you’re a bitch, but my cock likes you, so we’ll figure something out.” – Ruger

Ruger’s allegiance to his “Brothers” was cemented; his dedication, love and commitment to Noah a bond that would never break from the beginning and the exchanges and special moments between these two absolutely melted me. Just beautiful to see the bond between this man and his nephew.

“From day one, I can say with a clear conscience that there is nothin’ –not a fucking thing – on this earth I wouldn’t do to protect him or you……”

Ruger was such would have me giggling one minute, melting the next, wanting to punch him a couple of times and then have me repeatedly fanning myself the next and whoa!!!! the intimate scenes between Sophie and Ruger were off the charts!!!!

“The fact that my dick’s in its happy place is probably saving your life. Trust me when I say I’m seriously considerin’ strangling you, Sophie. Thinking about fuckin’ you helps balance that out.”

Ruger’s unyielding need to protect Sophie and Noah meant bringing them into his world which was akin to mixing oil and water.  Ruger’s world is one of loyalty exacting revenge – an eye for an eye at all costs, Sophie wanted safe, secure and sedate. What she got was  a controlling Ruger. But there’s no denying the sizzling chemistry brewing between them or the devotion and bond they feel for one another – compromise is the key….easier said than done.

Oh and the symbolism of the tattoo you mentioned G…..just….I have no words. It was beautiful and rendered me speechless. Wonderful.

G&J: So, we really loved Reaper’s Legacy and we love Joanna Wylde’s flawless writing. This was a great second instalment in this series and even though Horse will always have a very special place in our hearts; Ruger comes a very close second. Like super close!!!

‘The man was like heroin – seductive, addictive, and a damned good way to wake up dead.’ – Sophie

Reading Legacy was effortless and it had just the right amount of grit and raw emotion. At no point did we think it was over the top nor did we do any eye-rolling. In fact we mostly swooned, got teary from the emotion, got a tad hot under the collar from the passion…oh and we laughed out loud a few times too:

“Jesus you piss me off”…….”Good thing your c***’s so fucking hot.” – Ruger
“Don’t call it that.” – Sophie
“Good thing your vagina’s so gosh-darned hot”….”Because I really, really want to stick my penis in it and have repeated sexual intercourse, bringing us to a mutually satisfactory culmination of our desires. How’s that sound?” – Ruger

It was great catching up with all the characters again from book #1 and we have to say we are gagging for Devil’s Game (Reapers MC #3)…like wanting it NOW!!!!  Because Hunter & Em…well we know this one will be quite the ride!!!

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Reaper’s Property

Reaper’s Legacy (Reapers Motorcycle Club)
Releases 4th February 2014

Devil’s Game (Reapers Motorcycle Club)
 Releases 3rd June 2014

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Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.


Gitte: 4.5/5.0 stars

Jenny: 4.5 /5.0 stars

Gitte: I am almost speechless with surprise. I LOVE how you pick a book up not knowing anything about it and find yourself lost to the outside world as you devour it almost in one sitting. I got lost in this book completely and could not put it down! This Author is new to me and I fell in love with her writing and her characters. Reaper’s Property has got hot kick-arse bikers, action, suspense and it is HOT! Oh and we get to hear both our hero’s and our heroine’s voice and each were written flawlessly I thought. Yeah and we have a new book boyfriend don’t we Jenny and his name is *cough* Horse for yes obvious reasons!

“So why are you called Horse?” “’Cause I’m hung like one,” he replied, smirking.” 

Jenny:  Giddy up indeed!  What a coincidence….I highlighted that quote as well hehe.

You’re so right! When this one came up in my GR feed,  I saw the words “hot, tattooed, alpha biker” and that was enough to get our 1Click fingers springing into action! Going in sight unseen, knowing nothing about this book really did turn out to be an added bonus. We do love our hot bikers Gitte, and being an absolute sucker for anything SOA, this book certainly didn’t disappoint!  At all! I was the same as you; I couldn’t stop reading this and finished it in one sitting. Loved the heroine, Marie, and Horse…..good grief, do not get me started on that man! In fact all the characters in this book added so much to the story.  Oh and you are so right Gitte,  we most definitely do have a new book boyfriend and how! Hmmm did we mention his *ahem* attributes!

I felt his giant, erect penis poking my ass. “Horse” indeed.” Marie

Gitte:  This story is set in the biker world, but not a glorified prettified one, more like the ugly, gritty and yes pretty scary one.  It’s all about Marie and Horse (sigh) who meet through her brother’s dodgy dealings with The Reaper’s MC. There is an instant chemistry between them but not your standard insta love or attraction and their beginnings can’t really be classed as great either.

Jenny:  This was such a departure from the books we’ve read recently and for me it was the grittiness of this book that so appealed to me.  I had no idea what to expect going into it and found the raw reality of life among the Reaper’s MC, whilst it isn’t always pretty, sure did make compelling reading and……. I. LOVED. EVERY. MINUTE! The dialogue is edgy and I was absolutely immersed in the world of these non conformist bikers, who live by their rules, live their way, together with the violence, sex and a turbulent love story between two characters had me absolutely gripped  from start to finish.

“This pussy is mine.  You are mine.  I’ll f**k you when and where I want, and you can either take it or get the f**k out.  Are we clear?” Horse

Gitte:  Hahaha I loved all the characters in this story Jenny, they sure didn’t mince their words! So we have our heroine, Marie. I actually really liked her. I thought she had a good head on her shoulders, there was nothing annoying about her and she was not a doormat in any sense of the word. Rather she questioned and she stood her ground. She hasn’t had a charmed life yet she makes the best of what she has and knows she is worth more and can make a better life for herself. Her only weakness is confusing to her but she cannot keep away from Horse, she is in awe, lust and fear of him, all at the same time. My favourite Marie scene is her “Kill Bill” moment…I had to re-read it as she was FIERCE!!!

Jenny:  Ummm no mincing words at all and didn’t we love that about it! Marie was such a great character.  Strong, loyal, pretty bad ass herself at times, with a vulnerable side that really endeared her to me.  She recently left her abusive creep of a husband and the last thing she wants is another man complicating her life.  Especially a man like Horse…sigh… who has “warning” written all over him.  She doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s pretty sure he’s involved in some sort of criminal activity and she needs him out of her life.  But Horse is a hard man to deny, and he’s not an easy man to dissuade. Horse evokes feelings in Marie she certainly can’t deny.  Every look, every touch sets her on fire and provokes a lust in her beyond anything she could have imagined, not to mention the orgasms that are out of this world!

“I dropped my hands, accidentally grazing his erection.  I jerked my hand away, embarrassed, but he grabbed it and pulled it back, rubbing it up and down his length.
“Missed that babe” he said.

Gitte:  Sigh….now as for Horse…seriously I defy anyone not to fall in complete lust with this tall, tattooed arrogant, possessive, bad arse biker! When we are first introduced to Horse he is an enigma and I didn’t know whether to love him or hate him, but I knew I wanted him LOL! He is rough, tough and mean but he has this sweet (yeah he really does) side to him. And he absolutely knows what to do to make a woman scream his name that’s for sure! His methods of ‘wooing’ Marie are obnoxious and cave man like (for reasons we find out later) but the intentions honourable and fiercely protective. He loves with passion.

“Someday,” he whispered softly in my ear. “I don’t want to hurt you. Not until you’re ready for me… But someday I’m going to own all of you, Marie. You’re all mine, babe. Knew it the first time I saw you. Couldn’t give you up if I tried.”

However, I could see how Marie thought he had multiple personalities at times. One minute he scared the life out of me and would make me so angry the next I melted at his feet! Yeah I absolutely LOVED him!

“I want this,” he said softly, leaning over and kissing me between the shoulder blades. “I need to own you. All of you. Make you scream and realize that you belong to me and I belong to you and nothing else matters. I can’t let you slip away from me, babe.”

Oh there were so many hot scenes that I had to read more than once Jenny….I am sure you did too!! This man….seriously!!!

Jenny:   OMG! You can bet I did Gitte! Let’s face it, how can you NOT re-read some of those **fans self** scenes!  What did I feel for this man?  I really don’t know where to start with Horse. Words fail me.  As you said, how could you not fall in absolute lust with this 6ft plus tattooed, alpha, possessive, hot , dirty talking, sex on legs biker……Oh we do love a fictional boyfriend with a dirty mouth don’t we!

“Glad you like it”
“What?” I asked, confused.
“My body, he replied, smirking.  “It’s the only one you get to look at or f**k, so it’s good the package works for you”

Dare I say, I found Horse’s cave man ways pretty hot! I know, I know….everything screamed “obnoxious pig” and I should have hated that, but then he would show us sweet Horse and I found myself melting. I loved everything that came out of his mouth…..oh yes,  I loved everything about this guy …… his obnoxious side, his sweet side, his passionate side and even his fierce and violent side – they all made up the man that was Horse.

He did give Marie whiplash at times with his hot and cold behavior and he certainly gave her reason to question him.  He really could be like night and day, but Marie soon figured him out and I loved the humor between these two and how she tested him and stood up to him.  She knew her place, but she was certainly no pushover and Horse respected her for that.

“You’re a pig, I whispered back. “you know that, right?”
“So far bein’ a pig works for me babe”

Gitte:  So overall, I thought this was a FAB read. I enjoyed every word and I loved the characters. I loved the setting and the gritty and raw atmosphere. Yes I was shocked at times at the roughness in many aspects but I loved it nevertheless and found it thrilling and intensely addictive. I want more!!

Jenny: Couldn’t agree more.  I had no idea what to expect from this book,  the grittiness, whilst it did take me aback at times, was a real departure and only added to my overall enjoyment of this read.  I felt like I was living in the moment, I devoured everything about  the world we were transported to and basically, I want more!  This was one gritty, erotic, sexy and nail biting read! Loved every minute and yes…..completely addictive!


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