BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Okay BXTCHES, I am going against the norm here, because I am going to tell you that this book can be read as a stand alone. Now, Reaper’s Stand does have characters from the previous books, mainly Em and Hunter (Devil’s Game), but I think you can still read and thoroughly enjoy Reaper’s Stand all by it’s great self. I don’t say this shit often, so jump on it while you can.
Reaper’s Stand will feature London and Picnic and will be told through both POV’s.
It must be said that I didn’t really think I would really enjoy this book (not like the previous ones anyway). I read it for sheer series completion because I didn’t want any gaps in between books. This BXTCH was totally wrong. I loved, loved, loved, this book. My biggest reason for questioning Reaper’s Stand was Picnic. I didn’t really know how I would feel about him, well, worries be gone, he was awesome. Refresh your memory for a second. If you remember the end of Devil’s Game, we got a tiny glimpse of this book.
London Armstrong is a thirty-something who is just trying to do right by her cousin’s daughter, Jessica. London took over custody when her cousin Amber was a little more into drugs than she was her own daughter. The problem is Amber went through her entire pregnancy doing drugs and unfortunately, it had a life long effect on Jessica and consequently it’s London who is picking up the pieces. Now, London owns a professional cleaning company and she had been hired to clean for the Reaper’s MC. This is where she catches the eye of the Picnic. He may not be ready to actually admit that he is interested, but he does make her off limits to the club.
This book is actually going to start off quite interesting. It starts with London waiting on Picnic to show up for dinner so she can actually put a bullet in him. Sounds crazy, right? Well, not as crazy as the journey that puts London in that position.
So, after reading the previous books in this series, you should already know that the Devil’s Jacks and the Reaper’s are having issues with the cartel. Well, this is the book that will bring it all to a head. I can’t really divulge too much information on how they get there, but I can certainly enlighten you on other parts.
Like I said before, I didn’t really think I would enjoy Picnic’s story too much, but it really fit the bill of everything I love in a MC story. If you haven’t read any previous books in this series, then I should tell you a couple of things. First, Picnic is the President of the Reaper’s MC. He has two daughters (Em and Kit) with his now deceased wife, Heather. It should be said that Picnic was a very loyal husband, but once she passed, he took on some very whorish ways. He’s horny and he is not picky. As long as she’s legal, she’s up for grabs. In fact there are going to be some instances that you may believe he’s an asshole and you would be correct, but no worries, all is redeemed.
London is extremely attracted to Picnic, but has a boyfriend of her own, Nate. She’s been seeing him for several months but has yet to give up the goods and it has been years since her goodies have had any enjoyment from the opposite sex. It eventually gets to the point that they can’t keep their hands off of one another and one thing leads to another and well, you should be able to figure out the rest. You’re probably wondering how London winds up with a gun and Picnic #1 on her hit list. The only thing I can say about that is in order to save one person she loves, she has to kill another.
We should probable discuss the supporting characters this book brings to the table. I say this a lot, but the one thing I really enjoy about MC books is the fact that in order to really tell the story well, all characters have to bring something to the table. And this series does it so well. We get a glimpse of the headliners from past books, while also getting a new crop to love or hate.
Picnic may be one of the “older” members, but he sure is no slouch between the sheets. And once he strikes the fire that has been dormant in the loins of London, there is no putting it out. I love the sex scenes in Reaper’s Stand, they’re just raunchy enough, while still being super passionate and giving your toes a good curl. After reading Horse’s story, he was headed to the top of the list, then I read Ruger and thought “hell yeah”, Liam then swooped in and stole the show, but now there’s Picnic and I think he may be leading the pack here.
Reaper’s Stand really represents what a great MC story is. It has the crime, the grittiness, the Alphaness, the sex, the fierce (women), it will keep you engaged while eager to turn the page and make it very difficult to put down.
We’re not quite done with the Reaper’s yet. Reaper’s Fall, which will be Painter’s story and my prediction: it’s going to be fan-fucking-tastic. It is due to be released on November 10, 2015. Stay tuned.