Review: Shade’s Lady by Joanna Wylde

Review: Shade’s Lady by Joanna WyldeShade's Lady by Joanna Wylde

Series: Reapers MC #6.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on March 14, 2017
Pages: 206
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.
Or maybe not.
Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.
Right from the first.
Shade's Lady is a stand-alone story. There is no need to have read any prior Reapers MC stories to enjoy Shade's Lady.

The Delight

I am so excited to be back in Reaper’s territory and watching these bad boys fall for the women who can hold their own while being a lady. While we don’t see the Reaper’s we know and love, we get the President’s story, which is a different kind of life from a regular Reaper.


Shade’s Lady is a sexy, brash, trashy, dirty, and often times raw romance with men who take what they want and don’t ask for forgiveness. They are loyal, but they will fuck you over if you mess with them or their brothers. Shade is the president of the Reaper’s MC so he has to be a special kind of badass to keep his position and run it all. Totally alpha, he goes after what he wants and he doesn’t take no for an answer.

Mandy is a gritty young woman who seems to be in the wrong places as the wrong times. Trying to pull herself up form her lot in life isn’t easy. She lives with her sister and nieces while finishing up her probation. Living in that trashy trailer is the best they can do and she doesn’t want any help or a man to take care of her. She just wants her freedom because men never help you, they only get you in trouble.

No push-up on earth could ever make my modest rack compete. Still, my jeans were tight, my bra was red, and I’d recently run fresh out of fucks to give.

When her just for sex boyfriend does her wrong, she is left at the mercy of Shade, who really has no mercy in him. His rough but honorable ways left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Mandy stands up for herself, and makes an impression on a lot of people, including Shade who decided he has to have her while he’s in town.

The two play cat and mouse for a bit, but when it’s time to get real, it gets down, dirty and for real in unlikely places. Shade wants to help Mandy, but not support her. She won’t let him because of course men can’t do anything right. Use their dicks and leave them hanging.

He was the biggest, nastiest bastard in the room – not to mention easy on the eyes – and deep down inside I just knew we’d make beautiful babies together. Too bad I already sort of had a boyfriend….Shade was so potent we’d probably have quintuplets or something crazy on the first try.

When a situation peaks the danger levels, Shade must work hard to overcome Mandy’s objections, but also get her to make a commitment that leaves her free. He doesn’t want commitment any more than she does, so it has to be a way to give freedom to both.

While we are back in the Reaper’s world, this is at a National level so you don’t have to have any backstory to understand this romance. It’s just as dark and gritty as the other stories, but a stand alone within the same world.


Bad Boys of Romance
Literary Pickers – bathtub

Review Writing – #13

Need a song to go with the book? Might I suggest….Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard

Other books by Joanna Wylde that you may want to check out!

Review Reaper's Legacy by Joanne Wylde Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde
Need more convincing to read Shade’s Lady? How about a preview?

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!
  • Nice review and what a cover! I love yor graphics with this review, thanks for sharing!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Thanks Cindy! I am working on trying to make our reviews easier to read and fun to go through.

  • Oh he sounds fun. Thanks for the great review and I love that song.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      He both scared me and kept me interested at the same time. He’s not a nice man, but he won’t let shit happen to women or children so he had my heart.

  • I will get to this one. I’m so glad that Shade lived up to expectations as a National president, but was also someone you could get into and Mandy sounds just right for him. Great review and tune choice.

  • First off great song choice you have here. I love Def Leppard and haven’t heard this song in forever. I do want to read this so very much, I just adore Shade. And Mandy sounds like his perfect match and that last quote was hilarious.

  • One day I might have to get back to her levels. They sound like an entertaining air. I do enjoy a bit of grit to them, too.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I love her books, but lately I think she has been dealing with health issues so the books are coming out slower. She also like to write what she wants and the timelines can get a little messy, but I kind of like that as well. I really want to read another new one from her.