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Devil’s Game (Reapers MC #3), by Joanna Wylde

Devil's Game_______________________________________________________

Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies-the Reapers-using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.

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.

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 I loved this book. I usually do with books in this series. It had everything a good edgy romance needs for me to enjoy it. The plot was original, full of suspense and compelling, the banter and dialogues between the characters was great and I loved the chemistry between Em and Hunter. Seriously a good story.

“Romeo and Juliet died, son. Consider that all the answer you need.”

This book’s story has a slightly different feel to it because of it’s characters. In the last two books, our female characters were outsiders to the MC life, whereas Em grew up in the lifestyle and knows what it entails to be with a member of a motorcycle club. So it was really enlightening to see this world through her eyes, since we covered the POV from the outside in in the other books in the series.

“They’re your family, and now they’re my family, too. I’m not a civilian and I didn’t fall in love with a stockbroker. I fell in love with a Devil’s Jack. I know what it means to wear a cut.”

Em was a great character. I loved her. She was witty and sweet but never took shit from anyone and can stand for her own even with a bad ass biker like Hunter who’s from a different MC which happens to be the sworn enemies of her own MC. She was really endearing in the beginning and showed a lot of loyalty, courage when things started to go downhill, and a lot of determination when people tried to make her change her mind. I liked that she always trusted her gut and went after what she wanted even when it turned out to be more complicated. I really enjoyed getting to know her in this book and can’t wait to see more of her through cameo’s in the next books in the series.

“You deserve a man who’ll fight for you, baby girl. You remember that, all right?”

I also really enjoyed Hunter in this book. His character intrigued me in Reaper’s Legacy and I was seriously looking forward to this book and his story with Em. I loved getting to know him better and discover that under the edgy, cocky and devil may care attitude, he had a big heart and was also able to truly care for Em and risk everything for her.

“Last night was a game changer, so far as I’m concerned. I gave you your space, let you go. But you came back, so now you’re fair game. I’m done being the nice guy.”

I loved Em and Hunter’s connection and chemistry. Every time they came together, I loved how they just clicked. When they were flirting, this connection created delightful exchanges between them that had me in turn smile, laugh, swoon and squirm. Sexually, it made for wonderfully sexy interludes (seriously sexy interludes). And then, when things started to get tough, I loved how their love and commitment for each other never wavered. I love it when a couple that continually stick together when shit hits the fan.

“Love’ is a word that doesn’t mean a damned thing to me. ‘Em,’ though? That’s a word that means everything. I’d die for you, babe. Kill for you, too. I stood up to my club for you and I don’t regret any of it, not for a minute. So, you wanted to know how I feel? I don’t even have a word for what I feel, sweetheart. I just know it’s really fuckin’ good.”

If you enjoy a book with angst, action, steam, humor and romance, then look no further because Devil’s Game is the book for you. This story grabs you from the start and keeps your eyes and attention glued to its pages. This book (as well as this series for that matter) is a must read in my opinion in the biker and MC genre.

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