WELCOME TO THE CLUB
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.
Holy shit on a stick. That was…unprecedented.
Ahhhh, Ms. Joanna Wylde. I just couldn’t resist reading this. I waited a long ass time for the next book in your Reapers’ Series. After I read Reaper’s Property, I craved the next book. You so did not disappoint me with this. It was exactly what I wanted and it certainly brought me out of my book funk. So for that, I thank you!
Now onto Sophie and Ruger’s story.
“Answer one question for me – total truth,” he said slowly. I nodded. “Was it real? Yesterday, when I kissed you, when I sucked on your tits and fucked you with my hand? How about when I went down on you four years ago and you screamed my name? Before Zach found us and it all fell to shit. Was that fake?”
“No,” I whispered. “Aside from Noah, that’s the only part of those years I want to remember, because it was beautiful, Ruger. Whatever else happened, you gave me beautiful.”
Sophie first met Ruger when she was only sixteen. Their meeting wasn’t the best of circumstances either. She was caught by surprise when Ruger walked in on her while losing her v-card to his stepbrother Zach. Eight months later, Ruger was helping her with the birth of Noah, Ruger’s nephew and Zach’s son. Ruger’s life was forever changed after he literally caught Noah during childbirth. He knew he would do anything for him and Sophie.
“You just admitted you’re mine,” he replied slowly. “I’ve been wonderin’ if I could take you – whether Ishould take you. I keep thinkin’ about Noah and whether it’s right for him, but now I get none of it matters, because you’re mind already. You’ve been mine for a hell of a long time and I just didn’t realize it.”
Ruger is member of the Reapers MC. He loves the life and the freedom to do whatever and whomever he pleases. But no matter how much freedom he had, he knew he would drop everything to help Noah and Sophie whenever they needed him. He thought his connection to her was only because of Noah, but he knew there was more to it. Circumstances brought Sophie and Noah back after four years of being away from him. How long can he resist her, especially with her being so close?
Sophie’s situation was pretty low. Single mother with a deadbeat ex who never paid child support. Ruger helped her and Noah out of a situation and practically forced her to move in with him. He claims he only wants to keep them safe, but both knew differently.
There was always a connection between the two ever since they met. We also learn that there was more to their relationship four years ago and why she left. Now that she’s back, she wants more from Ruger, but he’s not ready to settle down for anyone. With Noah in their lives, Sophie knows she knows she needs more from Ruger and is constantly battling her feelings. This is where the heart of the story really lies.
“This whole situation is like a great big zit that needs popping,” she continued. “The damage is already done – your face looks like shit and no concealer’s gonna cover it. You might as well squeeze hard and get your money shot. You’ll both feel better afterward.” ~ Kimber (Sophie’s friend)
Talk about sexual tension! These two needed to get it on or move forward. I was glued to this story thinking oh my god! Is this where they finally give in? I will not lie, these two fought their connection with every fiber of their being. Sorry if that’s dramatic, but it’s so true. I didn’t care though. I knew sooner or later, someone (or both) was going to crack.
Yea. This was really good, not as good as book one, but pretty damn close. This was just the right amount of sexual frustration, angst, drama and it contained a whole lotta steam. Normally I would get pissed off when the sexual tension would get to be overwhelming, but I did not mind this at all. I don’t know if it was the writing or something else altogether. One thing I know is that I love this series. I’m already counting down until Em and Hunter’s book comes out. With what went down with Em in this book, I was already salivating at what’s going to happen to her and Hunter. Oh, but wait! What about Painter? Yea. Cannot fucking wait!
Ok, so seriously, what's NOT to love about a hot, tattooed, bad-ass biker with a strategically placed, delicious piercing? NOTHING! THAT'S WHAT!!
Let me just begin by saying I love Ruger!! Now, I didn't love him right away mind you. He was such a contradiction, but you just knew he was a great guy, I mean what kind of story would this be if the hero was awesome?!! OMG, the fingerprint tattoos melted me, total teary eyed chick moment for me!!(Once you read it, you'll understand)
Sophie and Ruger are great together! From the very beginning when Ruger's no good stepbrother Zach took her V card and knocked her up, Ruger was the one to step up and be there for her. He even delivered her baby on the side of the road! They spent the next 7 years or so fighting their amazing chemistry. That is until Sophie makes a mistake that puts Noah in danger and Ruger decides enough is enough and takes them home with him. This is where life gets really interesting!
Sophie doesn't understand or trust the life of the Motorcycle club. She believes the stereotype that they are all criminals and incredibly dangerous and absolutely will not live that life. That is my only real complaint, IMO it took Sophie wayyyy to long to realize how much Ruger loved her and that she belonged in, and was safe with the club.
Of course Ruger didn't make that real easy for her, with his Alpha cave man, biker attitude and no need to explain things to her, he just expected her to go along with no question! Hell, it was like he didn't even know her!! :)
But let me just say that once they did get together it was EXPLOSIVE!
“I think you're a raging asshole. Ruger laughed. "Yeah, well I think you're a bitch, but my cock likes you, so we'll figure something out.”
Yeah, this is what their relationship was like but it was a hell of a ride, literally!! There is a lot of drama and some serious pain and revelations along Ruger & Sophie's journey but it's never boring!
This is the second book in the Reaper's MC Series and I hope there are many more to come because I love the Reaper's and I especially love their motto!!
"Fuck with us, we'll fuck you back. Harder. Always."