ARC Review: Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde

Title: Silver Bastard
Author: Joanna Wylde
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Book 1 of Silver Valley series
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: April 7, 2015

 

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…

This edition only: A new Silver Valley story

 

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ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Puck Redhouse was a Silver Bastards prospect when he was convicted in California. After fourteen months of incarceration he was finally free and earned his full colors. The night of his release, he was rewarded with a girl by an ally MC who were hosting their stay in California.

Becca Jones, a scared young girl, was nothing more than a pawn of her stepfather. After Puck found out the truth, he and the Silver Bastards rescued her and took her to their hometown in Callup, Idaho.

Five years later, both of them still in the same town. Puck had been periodically checking up o her, while she was trying her best to avoid him. He wanted her. She was still afraid of him. What he wants, he will damn well be getting it.

Silver Valley series is a spinoff of Reapers MC series. However, this new series (though Silver Bastards is an MC book) is not an MC series and can be read without prior knowledge of the original series.

Personally, when I first started the Reapers MC series, I wasn’t very impressed. But the series kept getting better with each book and I ended up loving the Reapers and I love how it introduced characters from their rival and allies. One of the outside characters that I love was Puck and I was ecstatic to know he’s getting his own book.

The bond we forged in the cell together? Stronger than blood and utterly unbreakable. He was my brother, now and always.

Silver Bastard focused on the relationship between Puck and Becca while they tried to resist each other for their own personal reasons. Amidst their relationship issue the Silver Bastards had to deal with an outside threat with the help from their ally, the Reapers. So for Reapers fan, there were appearances of the key characters in that series to satisfy your needs. I also like how the Silver Bartards were a vital part of their community.

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I absolutely love Puck! He could be a pushy douchebag at times but I really love his respectful determination. He was charming in his own way and that was hard to resist.

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I like Becca well enough. She grew up in an MC world and had been a victim of her own family. But she soldiered on with the helped of her adopted family and it’s understandable why she tried to avoid any further involvement with more MC men.

Everyday for the last five years I asked myself the same question – what would my mom do? – Then I’d do the opposite.

Her mother was a piece of work. I hated her with a vengeance and there were a lot of times I wanted to take a gun and pop her head! One of my favorite scenes was when Becca lost her cool and threw one particular prized possession out the window. That was painful because I have one of it at home and understood the attachment hahah!

He said he owned me, and he did. My body recognized its master even if I didn’t.

Oh, the sexy times between Puck and Becca were pretty hot. I love his alphaness when it comes to that part.

“You okay?” Blaked asked “Anyone I need to kill?”

I love pretty much every supporting character in this book especially Becca’s best friends Danielle and Blake. They were very supportive of her. I actually wanted more of them in this book.

A few complains I have for this book is at some points it felt a little too long. I was also hoping for more kick-ass actions on certain scenes.

Overall, I truly enjoyed the story in Silver Bastard and looking forward to the next book in the series, Fathomless. From this book and the bonus epilogue, I think Shane is such an untouchable character thrown into a highly fragile situation – all heading towards a highly engaging story.

Final Verdict:

 This review is also available on Goodreads.

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Joanna Wylde is the secret identity of an international library spy who has travelled the world in search of exactly the right book to read. Despite her endless efforts, she’s still seeking the Ultimate Story — a story so powerful, so incredible that time itself stops while it’s being read, kittens spontaneously spring forth from rainbows, and unicorns bow their heads in praise. Joanna’s hobbies include manatee wrestling (six time north Idaho champion), arguing about the pros/cons of the Oxford comma and refusing to accept that Chicago style should trump AP. You can learn more about Joanna and her work at http://www.joannawylde.net

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