Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If this doesn't get your pulse racing then you don't have one.
Marie leaves her abusive husband and moves in with her brother who is involved with a motorcycle gang. She is immediately attracted to delicious gang member Horse (and who wouldn't be?), and wouldn't you know it—he gets his nickname for a very good reason...
Reapers Property is very well written. Although this is not BDSM it is definitely written for that kind of audience as the dominance of the hero may make some readers a little uncomfortable. I enjoyed reading Reapers Property very much. The sex is some of the best I've read and it's definitely edgy.
It's worth noting that as in the style of BDSM the hero continues to push the heroine past her boundaries, blackmailing her into sex and getting her to engage in one particular act I'm not entirely convinced she was comfortable with—although she ended up enjoying it. If slightly rapey hero's are not your thing keep this in mind.
Horse is redeemed by virtue of the fact he is trying to protect Marie for the most part. He also helps Marie pursue her own ambitions which reduces some of the controlling possessiveness of the situation. The fact that this centers around a criminal bike gang excuses the 'ownership' nature of the relationship as it would be similar to a werewolf pack type scenario.
Is it for you?
IF YOU LOVE: Alpha dominant Hero's, scorching sex, a fantastically well endowed hero, and 'ownership' type scenarios then you will love this.
IF YOU HATE: Helpless heroines, pushy hero's, blackmail situations then you may not enjoy.
Rating = 4 out of 5
LOVE factor 5
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