Title: Devil’s Game
Author: Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #3
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.
Devil’s Game is definitely my favorite book in this series so far! Hunter and Em’s story was intense, emotional, and full of suspense. This modern day MC Romeo & Juliet was easily all consuming. From page one I was hooked, unable to devour this story fast enough. Hunter and Em’s undeniable chemistry made for plenty of friction as they fought their growing feelings. The resultant banter, sexual tension, and scorching moments of surrender made for a rollercoaster of emotions. Joanna Wylde had me laughing loudly and blushing furiously, while I enjoyed the sparks flying between Hunter and Em. I loved the thrill that came with the forbidden overtone of Devil’s Game, it nurtured an anxiety that fueled my need to keep reading. Em and Hunter’s personal conflict set against the struggle between the two MCs created a dynamic that was absolutely thrilling. Devil’s Game is everything I love about this subgenre and then some. Joanna Wylde’s delivery of MC romance is simply unparalleled.
“You deserve a man who’ll fight for you, baby girl. You remember that, all right?”
Just thinking about Hunter has me shaking my head. I was so conflicted about this character in the beginning and even after I was sure I loved him, I had my moments of doubt. Joanna Wylde did such an incredible job balancing his absolutely swoon-worthy moments with those tiny seeds of doubt that kept that sense of impending betrayal in the back of my mind. Ultimately, his outrageous alpha personality and surprising emotional honesty had Hunter moving to the top of my list of favorite biker book boyfriends. Emmy underwent significant character growth in Devil’s Game and it really transformed the way I felt about and connected with the character. Initially I felt for her in regards to the constraints her father put on her life, but somewhere in the middle I started getting mad at her/on her behalf. I found myself siding with Em’s sister and praying she’d find her backbone and take control of her own life. Joanna Wylde did not disappoint. When Em came into her own, spread her wings, and found her strength, I knew this fierce character was one I could get behind.
“Still, fearsome Em was fuckin’ adorable. Kind of like a really angry baby mouse.”
Everything about this novel was expertly done. The writing was superb and the pacing was perfect, hitting the highs and lows of the story at just the right times to keep me from getting overwhelmed or becoming bored. Joanna Wylde really drew me in with this storyline. I was so excited to see the events at the end of Reaper’s Legacy from Em’s point of view. It had been driving me crazy not knowing what happened between her and Hunter. I loved the escalation between the Reapers and Jacks. The tension was absolutely palpable and it kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. One of the best things about this series is the way the previous couples are carefully integrated into each of the books so that while the individual book clearly belongs to one couple, the series and the Reapers MC unmistakably belongs to all of them. I loved catching up with Marie and Horse, Ruger and Sophie, and getting a more personal and in-depth look at Picnic before his story in the next book. Devil’s Game is another phenomenal novel from Joanna Wylde and the perfect addition to this unforgettable series!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Reapers MC series:
Reaper’s Property (Reapers MC #1)
Reaper’s Legacy (Reapers MC #2)
Reaper’s Stand (Reapers MC #4)
Reapers and Bastards (Reapers MC #4.5)
Reaper’s Fall (Reapers MC #5)
Reaper’s Fire (Reapers MC #6)
Shade’s Lady (Reapers MC #6.5)