Reapers & Bastards: An Anthology by Joanna Wylde
4 stories in the Reapers world. Can stand alone. Erotic MC
Joanna Wylde’s MC Series, Reapers, and the spin-off Silver Bastards, is one of my favorite series. Reapers and Bastards is a collection of short stories (one is a bit longer) and some cute recipes and tips. This can be read whether you read the series or not, but if you have, you’ll love it more. If you haven’t, it’s a great way to get a little taste of the series, there are no spoilers.
Charming Bastard: A Novella
(Originally only available in the paperback edition of Silver Bastard.)
Darcy and Boonie (prez & old lady of Silver Bastards?) met when they were just little kids. The connection was there starting at five years old, and goes through their lives, including the mine fire that took so many lives in Callup and caused Boonie to move away. Upon his return, Darcy has somebody else, and I loved seeing them work their way back to each other.
Riley Boone was nothing but trouble.”
They were meant to be together but life kept ripping them apart.
Either grab it right or move your fuckin’ hand,’’ he growled. “Because I’m about five seconds away from bending you over this table.”
This was the longest story in the book, and could have easily been a full length novel, especially because it just felt like a very abrupt ending. I still loved it though, just wish there was more!
Sticky Sweet: A Short Story
(Originally available on the author’s website.)
This is Horse and Marie’s first meeting told from Horse’s POV.
Holy shit— she bit me. A trickle of warm fluid ran down my neck. Blood. I couldn’t help it, I burst out laughing because she was tiny and angry and hissing at me like a wet cat on top of the table. I wanted to fuck her more now than I had five minutes ago.”
I strangely remember this scene really well (I can’t usually remember these details), so re-reading it from Horse’s POV was a lot of fun.
NEW Skunked: A Short Story
This was a really cute story with Horse and Marie’s dog getting skunked from Horse’s POV. Even amidst all that, plus some very special news, Horse was still perving on Marie (typical man).
You’re thinking about my boobs again, aren’t you?” she asked.
I looked up at her, busted. “No.”
She raised a brow, and I shrugged because of course I was thinking about her boobs, and we both knew it.”
NEW Sugar and Spice: A Short Story
This is a prequel to Reaper’s Fall and is about Painter and Melanie first meeting. He drives her home from the hospital (her first motorcycle ride) after she blew up her friend Jessica’s apartment. Her best friend is London, who is with “Picnic” (Their story was in Reaper’s Stand).
“No, it’s okay,” I said quickly, hoping Mr. Hot Bod wouldn’t change his mind about giving me a ride. “I’ll try riding the bike.”
I’ll try riding you, sexy . . .
This was a quick intro, now I can’t wait to go right into Reaper’s Fall!
- 4 well written stories that had me smiling the whole time.
- Seeing things from Horse’s POV.
- Felt like it was all a little gift.
- Getting a little more insight into the characters.
- Charming Bastard ended a little abruptly, I wanted more!
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars, 3.5 Heat
The Down and Dirty:
Reaper’s and Bastards is like a gift to all Joanna Wylde Fans, but can also be a great intro to the Reaper’s Series as there are no spoilers for other books. I really enjoyed these snippets, and think the first story, Charming Bastard could have made a great stand-alone. I can’t wait to jump right into Reaper’s Fall now!
Coming in April: Reaper’s Fire: Reapers Motorcycle Club
Spin-off: Silver Bastard (Silver Valley Book 1)