Check out my review of Joanna Wylde's SHADE'S LADY, and then read the excerpt!
Shade's Lady (Reapers MC #6.5), by Joanna Wylde
Publish Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon
Rating: 5 STARS
(Synopsis) Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.
Or maybe not.
Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.
Right from the first.
The thing about bad boys that we all love is not the fact that they're bad. It's that when they are good, it is so much more meaningful. Right?
Shade is the baddest of the bad. He's the president of the Reapers. All of them in the entire world are expected to obey him. You know he has to be a pretty bad dude. Nothing phases him. Nothing scares him. And he always gets what he wants. Except... Mandy.
Mandy knows losers. She was married to one. Her sister was married to one. She's casually dating one. And after he burns her in a really skeevy way, Shade makes his intentions to have her in his bed known. Although Mandy is super attracted to him, she turns him down flat. Men are trouble. Bad men are even worse. And Shade is the baddest of the bad.
Shade was all badass and sunglasses and hair that'd been swept in the wind. I was just small town white trash with a good push-up bra.
Shade's Lady is everything I love about the Reaper's MC series. There's a bunch of MC togetherness in the form of secret meetings, family barbecues and bonding over torture. Shade is like many of the members of his MC - he loves the perks of loose women, the open road and freedom from the law (since most of the cops are paid off). So, when Mandy turns him down, he thinks maybe he just wants her for the challenge. That once he has her, he can move on.
Except, he actually LIKED spending time with her. While fully clothed. Mind. Blown. And when Mandy and her sister need his help to fix some really bad problems, Shade and his club don't hesitate even for a second to help. And that's the good in Shade that made him SO. AWESOME.
If you're a fan of the Reaper's MC series, you've got to add this novella to your TBR. It includes a badass heroine, motorcycle club business and a hero that you will love to read about being bad.
“You get to travel,” I told him, frustrated. “In a few weeks or a month or whatever you’ll leave this place. You’ll go see things and do things, and for some reason you seem to have enough money to live on without taking a shitty job waiting tables.”
Shade snorted. “Mandy, you don’t wanna know how I get my money.”
“Let me guess—it’s bad?” I asked, rolling my eyes. “I’m starting to think I’m genetically incapable of being attracted to a good guy. No offense.”
“None taken,” he replied, offering a slow smile. “I’m not a good man. But I’m not a man who’ll drag you down into the dirt, either. Or let you get caught up in club business. The Reapers have been around for a long time and we’re real good at taking care of our people. I’m not sayin’ I’ll never need a getaway car, but if I do, I sure as shit won’t trick my woman into driving it.”
God, how was he so sexy when he was saying such terrible things? And that knowing, naughty look in his eyes...it wasn’t fair.
“This is crazy,” I said, trying hard not to smile back at him. “I need to get to work and you need to go do whatever it is that you do that may or may not involve getaway cars"
Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.
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