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Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.
She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.
Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…
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Joanna Wylde is a freelance writer and voracious reader. You can visit her website at www.joannawylde.net.
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Let me start by saying I love books about MC's and I love books with alpha males. Joanna Wylde blends these two together perfectly and the result is me devouring this book in record time. We meet Sophie who is young and inexperienced. She sleeps with her boyfriend Zach in an unromantic way that results in her getting pregnant. Worse is the fact that Zach's step-brother, Ruger, walks in on them in the act since they are in his apartment on his couch.
Zach, being young and carefree, doesn't take care of Sophie while she's pregnant. When Sopie goes into labor Ruger has to drive her to the hospital and winds up delivering his nephew on the side of the road. This forms an instant bond between Ruger and Noah much to Sophie's chagrin.
Fast forward seven years Sophie has moved and struggles with being a single parent. Zach is absent and stops paying her child support. Her job has long hours and low pay which results in Sophie and Noah living one step up from poverty. When the normal babysitter can't watch Noah Sophie reluctantly turns him over to her neighbor. While on shift at the bar she checks her phone to discover Noah has called panicked. She asks her boss if she can leave and is told no. Putting her son above her job she goes anyway to discover Noah has been hiding out on the fire escape to avoid the neighbor's possible pedophile boyfriend. Sophie rescues Noah and takes him home but Noah tells her when he couldn't get ahold of her he called his Uncle Ruger.
What happens next sets up perfectly for the next book in the series. We are introduced to rival gang members Hunter and Skid. Ruger is pissed Sophie is living in an apartment with no lock on the windows and a door that is flimsy at best. He calls Horse (Yay Horse is back!) and together they pack up Sophie and Ruger and take them home to live in Ruger's basement.
There is a conflict of feelings between Ruger and Sophie. Sophie wants to be independent, to be able to provide for her son. She doesn't want her son growing up around the MC lifestyle, a sediment that is further justified when she is kidnapped with Em by Hunter of the rival MC gang the Devil's Jack.
Can Ruger show her that the MC lifestyle isn't always scary and bad? After all they take care of their own. This book was awesome. I will read anything Joanna Wylde publishes about this group. Her characters are colorful and the men are hot. (Piercing anyone?) I am eagely awaiting Em and Hunter's story. a Rafflecopter giveaway