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.
I was really pleased to see Em take charge and stand up to the men in her life. She knows her place within the MC culture, but isn't prepared to be ordered around any more. She's fierce when it comes to Picnic, Painter, Hunter and even Deke. I'm still not sure how I feel about the women involved in biker culture. I personally would never be able to live in a society where my opinion was seen as lesser than somebody else just because I'm a woman. But anyway I still love the stories and the men and women involved!
Liam/Hunter is an all out alpha male He's strong, fierce possessive and has one hell of a potty mouth. But he's also kinda sweet with Em, if only he'd start being truthful with her. I'm not a fan of half-truths/lies by omission but I get the way it is in their world. Hunter is prepared to fight for Em and won't let fate get it the way. I loved his determination and dedication. It made certain other bikers seem weaker (naming no names of course).
I'm not going to bang on about the plot because I hate spoilers. I will say it was nice to see some of our favourite characters told from a different angle/perspective (i.e. seeing the Reaper's as the bad guys). I also liked the brief intro we got into the DJ's and to Kit (Em's sister).
The ending was fab and nicely sets the scene for Picnic's story in Reaper's Stand (coming later this year). How Em isn't traumatised by all the women her Dad brings I don't know *shudders*. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of Painter!
- I didn't need to control her...I just wanted to sit back and watch her, try to figure out what made her tick and hold on for the ride.
- "You deserve a man who’ll fight for you, baby girl. You remember that, all right?"
- "I can’t imagine anything more fun that spending a holiday in the home of the man who wants me dead. Like our own f**kin’ Hallmark movie, but with live ammo."
- "What the hell is that?" I asked. "I mean, what are you supposed to be dressed like?" "I’m a sexy carrot." I looked at Dad and shook my head slowly. He wouldn’t meet my eyes.