4 out of 5 Licks
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.
The Reaper’s are back and it’s finally Painter’s turn!! I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now and it definitely lived up to the expectations. My favorite thing about this book is that it spans years. Painter has a lot to atone for and I’m really glad the author didn’t write it as an instant fix. As usual the hero is an ass hole. There is no getting around it, Painter is a jerk, but he really does love Melanie. I really enjoyed watching their love/hate relationship evolve over the years. The complication of having a baby added a lot of drama and a lot of fun to this book. It did feel a bit slow at times but there is always something crazy coming around the corner the pick up the pace if you hit a slow patch. The sex between these two was crazy hot too. With so many strong emotions between these two there couldn’t be anything else. If you haven’t read this series yet…WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? I love this series so much and I can’t wait for more.