Reaper’s Legacy is a raw and intensely erotic tale in Joanna Wylde’s Reapers Motorcycle Club series.
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.
Review by Twinsie Melinda
I read this book in 2013 and just picked up the audio to do a reread. I forgotten how much I loved this group of guys and their Old Ladies.
Original review written 2013
I purchased this book because I was hooked on this series after reading Reapers Property. I was so caught up in this book from the time I picked it up that I didn’t want to put it down. If there was a way to get in the book to slap some since into both Ruger and I wanted to do in on many occasions.
Sophie decides that she is going to lose her virginity to Zach. However, she doesn’t get the romantic setting with flowers for her first time instead she gets a quickie on Zach’s stepbrothers couch. Only to be humiliated by having said stepbrother barge in see her sprawled out on his couch and toss them out. Then Zach informs her that the condom broke and she better not be pregnant. Well eight months later begins a cycle of Ruger being called to help Sophie out when Zach who should won’t and little Noah arrives into the world.
Jump ahead seven years and once again Ruger is called because Noah is in trouble. When Ruger arrives and sees the living arrangements Sophie is in he takes it upon himself to move them out and in with him since his step brother is not stepping up to take care of his responsibilities Ruger decides he will.
They live in the same house she is hesitant to get involved or let Noah around the Reaper’s. Ruger and Sophie both fight the feelings they have for each other. Ruger wants her to be his old lady but she wants a commitment and Ruger is having no part of that. Therefore, as long as he won’t commit to her she refuses to commit to him.
She makes friends with some of the old ladies and others. One night she goes out with Emma and Kimber. Things turn bad when Em and Sophie are kidnapped by a rival Motorcycle club. When Ruger is able to get Sophie back he decides that he is willing to give her the commitment she wants but is it a little too late for Sophie.
I loved the friendships and bonds that Sophie was able to make with the ladies. The makeover the ladies do on Ruger’s basement for Sophie and Noah was amazing and heartwarming. They welcomed her and Noah with opened arms and no judgments. I loved that we got to see Horse, Maria, Em, and Picnic again. I cannot wait to start Devil’s Game to learn about Emma’s story.
Some of my favorites:
He watched as the newborn opened its little eyes for the first time and looked right at him. They were blue and round and confused as fucking gorgeous. They closed again as the baby screwed up its tiny mouth, sucked in a deep breath and let out a piercing wail.
“Sophie’s my nephew’s mom,” Ruger said, voice going hard and flat. “One of her in dirty sweats is worth ten of you naked on your knees, so get the fuck out.”