Review: Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde

Posted February 9, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde
Rome's Chance

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Series: Reapers MC #6.6
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Released on April 24, 2018
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback
Source: Free Book
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The Delight

I don’t think you will never catch me complaining about getting a new release in the Reapers MC series/world and even this standalone novella had me grinning and enjoying the story I got.

The Great Pick Up Line
Delighted Reader Edition

[quote]My gaze reached his neck which bristled with thick, black stubble that was more than a little out of control – this was different from when I knew him before.  Not that he’d ever been baby-faced, but he’d definitely matured.  Now, there were a few wrinkles around those dark blue eyes, although the dimple was still there.  So was the grin that’d spontaneously combusted my panties. Correction. A crooked smile that was currently combusting my panties.  Who knew that a supermarket could be such dangerous territory?

“Been a long time,” he said.

I shrugged, unsure what to say.  I mean, yeah, we’d gone on a date. He’d kissed me and wow…Not that we’d gotten much past second base, but he’d scored a homerun in the lower part of my ballpark, know what I mean… “Yeah, well…” my voice fell off.

“No worries,” he replied.

p. 17 Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde, Randi and Rome[quote]


Rome’s Chance is the 6.6 installment in the series and the author set it 8 years after the events of Reaper’s Fire, the last novel-length in the series.  As promised, the story can standalone, but long time fans do get a little page time with something of a follow up for the main characters of Reaper’s Fire.

In essence this is the story of a romance that was put on pause and gets the second chance to resume.  Rome and Randi got to go on one date before a huge fire devastated the town and Randi’s family moved away.  She got on with her life and he, his.  Both have sweet memories of their one date and are left wondering if she/he was the one that got away.  Randi comes back for her ten year class reunion and a chance to visit with her mom and youngest brother and sister who had moved back.  It doesn’t go as planned.  Her mom is still not stepping up any more than she did in the past so her younger siblings are barely getting by.  And, there’s Rome.  He’s hotter than ever and wearing an MC vest.  She doesn’t know what to think about that side of his life or if it even matters since she’s not planning to touch that.  But, the determine look in Rome’s eyes and his smile that makes her knee’s weak makes her forget why he’s a bad idea.

I enjoyed getting Randi and Rome’s stories.  They are both good people and both tend to like it simple and uncomplicated even if Randi overthinks things.  She’s had to step up and be the adult since she was a young teen because her mom’s been messed up for a while so it makes her wary of taking chances or letting herself have more than something temporary for herself.

Rome knows he has to convince her that he’s not temporary and he’s standing by her, family troubles and all, after their disastrous first date.  He’s determined, but he leaves Randi the choice every time she starts to feel pressured.  His patience with her was amazing because he wanted something more than to just be her good time with her which was what she kept trying to make him.  He’s had his own past pain.  He likes to have fun, but he’s settled with a career that fulfills and he loves, he has an extended family of brothers with his MC, and now he wants a relationship with Randi who was always the only woman who did it for him even if it was fleeting in the past.

Rome’s Chance could have been longer and I would not have complained one iota.  I loved the wry down to earth tone, the spice, and the characters and relationship.  This one is part of a biker romance series, but that part is minor and the relationship is front and center.  It would make a great gateway book to the biker romances for newbies and is a fabulous choice for those who want a mild biker romance.


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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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Melanie Simmons
3 years ago

I still need to try some of these motorcycle club books. I keep hearing great things about them. Great review.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

I wouldn’t have thought I’d be a fan, but ever since I jumped in with book two in this series, I’ve been hooked. I still haven’t fallen in love with all biker romance, but I do like these.

Angie Elle
3 years ago

Yes! You cannot go wrong with Joanna Wylde. The Reapers MC is the best series I’ve read in that world.

Great review! I’m glad this one was a win for you. 🙂

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Angie Elle

I’m not a big biker romance fan, but there are a few authors that are must reads. Wylde’s Reapers MC is one of them. I love these and hope she writes more and more Silver Bastard MC books. 🙂

3 years ago

Its been awhile since i read a MC book. This one looks good.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Nadene

It was a nice heartwarming second chance. I think you’d enjoy it, Nadene. 🙂

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

I don’t think this would be one for me, but I’m glad you enjoyed the read. It sounds like a sweeter romance than I would expect in a biker world?

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Biker romances are definitely not everyone’s thing and, personally, I’m picky about which ones I try.
This one isn’t typical of a biker romance since that part was secondary to the character’s situation. 🙂