Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology by Joanna Wylde

Posted October 19, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 21 Comments

Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology by Joanna Wylde
Charming Bastard: A Novella

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Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 24, 2015
Pages: 171
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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The Reapers and Bastards Anthology is a grouping of short stories that surround the Reapers MC and Silver Bastards. They aren’t complete stories, but little things Wylde has written that she put together into a book and had Amazon publish. Please note this is only available on Amazon, but if you are an Kindle Unlimited subscriber, it’s free.

Charming Bastard is the story of Boonie and Darcy from teenage years up to mid-twenties. I absolutely loved Boonie and Darcy’s story and never wanted it to end. I wanted more. Did you hear that Wylde? MORE!

Riley Boone or Boonie, was a year older than Darcy, but Darcy earned his respect when she climbed up a tree near his trailer, but then had to be rescued. He made her eat a worm the next day, but that is all ancient history when during a hide and seek race after school turns into Darcy and Boonie’s first kiss. Just teenagers, Boonie extracts his $5 bet in the form of a kiss from Darcy. But before anything can bloom for them, there is a catastrophe at the silver mine that splits these two for a few years.

Flash forward to Boonie’s senior year where he has moved back to town. Darcy is dating the high school football player and the rich kid whose family owns a mine. Boonie’s none to happy about her choice and harbors a deep lust for the girl he has considered his for years. When Darcy catches her boyfriend, Farrel, cheating on her, she breaks up very publicly and runs off with Boonie for some cemetery, ultra sexy, ultra lusty sex! But once again fate steps in the form of Farrel driving drunk off a cliff with his cheating fling, killing her and leaving himself paralyzed. Boonie is signed up for the marines. Once again fate pushes these two apart.

Darcy is guilted into helping with Farrel and eventually marries him when she thinks Boonie wants nothing to do with her. Only to get a divorce. Boonie finds out and he wants it known she is his now. She wants to stay single, thinking a man would hem her in to much like her ex. Boonie is having none of that when they get caught up in a riot.

All though their story, something always draws them apart and pushes them together. I wanted more to this story. I loved what little I got, but their story was something I could relate to since they are about my age. Can you say HOTTTTTTTT! I mean these two should carry a fire extinguisher with them. Darcy is a strong female who came from a trailer park with dreams of owning her own shop. Boonie came from the same trailer park with dreams of being a Bastard. The story is told completely from Darcy’s perspective, but you know Boonie has considered Darcy his since he was a young boy. That is what makes me love Boonie. He knows what he wants and he goes after it.

Also you get a slight history lesson. The mine accident is true in history as well as the riot. Wylde explains more about that in the book.

Three words: I WANTED MORE!

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story

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Sticky Sweet is the story of when Horse met Marie from Horse’s perspective since their story is mostly from Marie’s perspective. All I really have to say is Horse is a horn dog. He see’s Marie and starts calling her sweet butt right off. Yuck, but he does figure out she knows nothing of MC life just for that conversation. Max and Picnic are with him when he talks to Marie’s brother.

Marie cooks and Horse knows he is going to claim her. When Max says somethings, Horse makes it know she’s his. And of course Picnic has to put in some digs on Horse about it all.

Of all the Reaper stories, I wish Horse and Marie’s could be redone. I had such a love hate relationship with their story. Horse is more ingrained in the MC than most of the other books and doesn’t take no for an answer. In this short story though, you just see the first meeting between the two. Sexual thoughts are all in Horse’s head, which is pretty messed up in a sexy way.

Skunked: A Short Story

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Skunked starts with Horse arriving home from a long trip with thoughts of a blow job and shower on his mind only to find Marie in the house red eyed and dazed. Marie hasn’t been answering her phone so Horse is dreaming up all kinds of stuff as to why she is in the state she is in currently. When she says they need to talk, he automatically starts get his ugly face on and thinking nasty thoughts. Then all Hell breaks lose when Ariel, the dog, gets into with a skunk and the talk has to be delayed. Time is critical when there is a skunk smell on the rise.

This was a get your hackles up and then grin really big at the end kind of story. Marie has big news to share and it doesn’t come out in a pleasant way. Oh the stories they will have to tell their children some day. Delightfully sweet but also sexy ending to a story that grabbed my heart.

Sugar and Spice: A Short Story

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Sugar and Spice is a prequel for Reaper’s Fall, the story of Painter and Melanie. Some of their story is told in Reaper’s Stand, when Loni and Picnic were falling love. For a time Melanie lived with Picnic and Melanie with Painter watching over her. She innocently falls for Painter while they are together watching movies and generally just being together. Painter has in proper thoughts of the innocent girl, but does nothing to make them come true as he knows she isn’t the one for him.

This is a sweet beginning to a rough story you can get next month. Having read that story already, I am reluctant to go further in the review as I might confuse the two. Just know I love Painter now when at one time I really detested him in Em’s book.

About Joanna Wylde

Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series, and has recently released ‘Reapers Legacy’, the second of the series.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • What a sexy treat! 3 in 1 and all shorties. Whew!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It was a wonderful collection. It was put together fast and not intended to be full stories, but short clips she had that were not published. I feel cheated on Boonie and Darcy though. I so wanted more. There are also recipes as well as a way to get the smell of skunk out so it had some elements that really made me smile.

  • Do I want a bastard? Not really

    • Shari Delighted Read

      LOL, well, they are really nice men who love their women!

  • Debbie Haupt

    Sound good, thanks for the great post!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Loved this but I wanted more!

  • I read Devil’s Game, it was eh. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one though, the cover is so yummy. sweet butt? lol

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Devil’s Game and Reaper’s Property are my least two favorite books, but I love the rest of them. Sweet butt isn’t such a nice name for a woman. No way would I be called a sweet butt.

  • I loved Boonie and Darcy’s story, too, and wanted to go back through Silver Bastard just to cull out their bits. Can’t wait to read Reaper’s Fall after I read this short.

    Horse and Marie…they are something else. 😉

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I loved Boonie and Darcy. I want their full story, but after the next Silver Bastard storyline. Horse and Marie were the first, but I think they needed some work done. He wants a blow job when he get home…pffft. Yeah right that is going to happen after what he does.

  • This is such a fun series….and boy Horse and Marie—they are so unique and entertaining. I had a fun time with those two. Looking forward to read this anthology.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It was random short stories with recipes and how to’s with some history. I throughly enjoyed this one.

  • Cemetery sex! Woo hoo! lol. I don’t normally read MC books, but I’ve been told over and over to read this author. All of these do sound really good.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Cemetery sex and I wasn’t creeped out, lol. MC books are hit or miss for me and even Joanna Wyldes first two in this series had me shrugging. But her writing ability has grown to a point that I snap up her books as soon as I can. This is a good way to see how she writes as she touches 3 different story lines in this anthology.

  • Holy cow…this looks like it was fun and I love when you ar reading and never want the world to end.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It is killing me not to get a full story for Boonie and Darcy. They are my age and appealed to me a lot. I wanted their story to go on and on. I just don’t think they are on the docket to get a whole story dedicated to them which makes me cry.

  • This sounds like a fun anthology as addition to the series. Kelley Armstrong publishes her short stories once in awhile in one book so readers can buy the book and get a little bit more about their favourite characters.

    This sounds like a great book for fans of the series who want more. I am glad to hear you enjoyed all of them!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I love this idea. It’s like she writes little bits and pieces and then needed a way to share them.

  • Oh gah. I’m so glad she did this antho. Can’t wait to read it.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I loved Boonie and Darcy. I want so much more from them. This author has started grabbing me and won’t let me go!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I loved Boonie and Darcy. I want so much more from them. This author has started grabbing me and won’t let me go!