WHY I READ IT
I read this book because I’ve been following the series since it began and have been curious about Mel and Painter’s story.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
He never meant to hurt her.
Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.
Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.
Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
Painter was a mystery for me. He was in all the previous books, a big part in some of them, and yet you really knew nothing about him. This book really opened your eyes and showed you who he was as a man and gave you insight into how he became who he was.
Melanie always came off as shy and naive. A good girl who didn’t really realize what she had gotten into when she became a part of the Reaper’s world. She grew up a lot in this book. Her character really developed and you saw an inner strength that had been lacking before. She finally knows who she is and makes no excuses for it.
Diving into their love story and witnessing how they fell. Was a beautiful story. One of the best of this series. The MC isn’t as heavily involved and it makes more room for them to grow together.
Like with all the other books I like how we touch base with previous characters. We get a quick glimpse into what is going on in their lives without it overshadowing the rest of the story.
I will continue to read this series because I love the way Joanna writes. Her books are full of hot headed men and sassy women. Who fight hard and love harder. It has a great sense of loyalty and family. Plus it gives you a taste of the darker side of the MC without making it the entire focal point of the book.