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Profile Image for Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️.
1,828 reviews29.1k followers
September 26, 2015
***Full review now posted***

Overall this was a fun little treat!


Here's the Breakdown:

1) Charming Bastard: A Novella

This was the longest "novella" in the book and, quite frankly, could have been a truly awesome full length novel.

It was a VERY good read and I really enjoyed it.

However, the ending happened so abruptly it was like a smack in the face and I felt like this:


That means cast effin' adrift, homies.

2) Sticky Sweet: A Short Story

This was basically just a scene from the first book in the series Reaper's Property, which depicts exactly what happened in that book when Horse and Marie meet.

But from Horse's point of view.

Or as I like to call it, the ole "Alternate POV BS Double Dip" wherein which the author goes back to honey well and double dips the money chip under the guise of:

1) "Travis Remy Grey [Insert your H name of choice]'s story just NEEDED to be heard."

2) "I just wasn't ready to let go of Travis Remy Grey [Insert your H name of choice] yet."

3) "People wanted MORETravis Remy Grey [Insert your H name of choice] and I just HAD to give it to them."


Anybullshit, this was a cute enough read and VERY short.

Perfect for those mornings, after breakfast and coffee, when your body is ready to "commune with nature."




3) NEW Skunked: A Short Story

This was a NEW scene depicting Horse and Marie.

Also very short.

Also very cute.

Also from Horse's POV.

His POV mainly being :


4) NEW Sugar and Spice: A Short Story

This is a prequel to the upcoming Reaper's Fall.

It depicts Melanie and Painter and is also VERY short.

And very boring quite honestly.


This is basically in here to drum up interest for the upcoming new book.

Which I totally respect and understand.

However, my interest doesn't need any "drumming" as I am already a one woman fucking drum line in my anticipation for this book.


Other than that, there are some cute little asides from the author as well as some recipes.

Which is great and all, but anyone who know me knows my philosophy on cooking:



Meaning I obviously read those with the utmost diligence.


In order to avoid the need for a Fire Department call out - which is what happened LAST time I attempted to bake (you think I'm joking, but I'm not...that's what happens when you assume the "broiler" is a handy "storage area" for extra grocery store bags that never really carried any actual fucking groceries) - I will leave the cooking to all of you, dear GR friends.


Like I said, overall this was a fun little collection.

I had fun reading it and all my fellow lovers of this series will also.
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699 reviews444 followers
September 28, 2015

** 4 “We’re really cursed.” STARS **

“I want you, Darce. I never stopped wanting you. Not for one day. You’ve been in my blood since we were kids.”


I've read this whole book with a HUGE smile on my face.

I mean I would read ANYTHING I can get about my favourite Reapers and Bastards anyway, but they were actually cute too! :)

Charming Bastard: A Novella:


This one could have been a pretty damn good full-length novel, to be honest. I mean the whole drama was a bit too soap-opera-like, but the characters and the core of the story were really good.

The ending, though? It was like getting pushed off a cliff without a damn parachute. I was like “WTF just happened? Am I missing a few pages?”...

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story:


A scene from Reaper's Property by Horse's POV! AWESOMESAUCE!

Skunked: A Short Story:


A veeeeeery cute shortie with Horse and Marie! (Again by Horse's POV so...AWESOMESAUCE!)

Sugar and Spice: A Short Story:


After this little teaser for Reaper's Fall, I am even MORE pumped for my Painter's story, if that's even possible...



Hum...sorry for that sudden outburst. *cough cough* I tend to get really emotional about all these fictional characters sometimes, but:

description it's cool, people. Uhm...yeah, so to sum up, YAY FOR PAINTER AND MELANIE!

OVERALL: #NoRegrets #TooMuchSexyness #BadassDudesHere
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382 reviews168 followers
September 26, 2015
Reapers and Bastards includes 4 short stories about one of our favorite MC series.

In this book we get the background story to Boonie and Darcy, which was adorable.
Two stories from Horse and Marie. Love them!
And the prequel to the upcoming Reapers Fall, due shortly, with Mel and Painter.

These stories were super sweet, and I'm glad I got a little more information about some of these couples.

The Painter/ Mel story, Sugar and Spice, was a HUGE tease! I almost regret reading it because I just kept wanting to learn more. I guess that's never a bad thing. I'm just hoping the wait will fly by.

I think fans of the series will love getting that extra taste, and hopefully scratch that itch waiting for the arrival of Reapers #5.

Definitely enjoyed!

Don't let the 4 stars fool you, because it was great. I'm just a big baby when it comes to novellas and always want more.
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611 reviews204 followers
September 26, 2016
Ahhhh another fantastical win, is it any wonder why we love this amazing author? She never disappoints and brings her hard hitting A game. Five knuckle bashing stars all the way!
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1,654 reviews996 followers
October 2, 2015
This is an anthology that has four short stories in it with some of our favorite characters from Joanna Wylde's Reaper series.. I don't normally rate anthologies/short stories five stars; but how could I not when two of the stories included two of my favorite characters in the series; Horse and Marie!

The first story we get is "Sticky Sweet" and it is about the time when Horse and Marie first met. The bonus with this one though is we get it in Horse's POV this time! What a treat that was!!! I adore Horse, and he cracks me up! I loved being inside of his head-even if it was for just a small period of time!

Charming Bastard is the second story, and this one is about Darcy and Boonie, who are from The Silver Valley Series. We are treated to how they met twenty years before the Silver Bastard story took place. In this gem we get some very hot sex thrown in, and believe was SMOKIN!!! You don't hear me complaining, and I quickly became engrossed in their story. My only complaint is that I would have loved more of them. This couple had their share of road blocks before they ever became a couple; but It was a treat to see how they came to be.

We then go back to Marie and Horse, and are given the glimpse of what happens when Horse is given some life changing news from Marie. Skunked is a great look into what Horse and Marie's life is like while they are together. I loved this one the most out of all of them. I get such a charge out of Horse, and the things that he says!!! Gosh that guy is hilarious...and I was highlighting quotes like crazy!!

Lastly we have "Sugar and Spice," and this one is about Painter and Melanie. This shows us how they meet, and it takes place one year before the time of the upcoming book; Reaper's Fall. I'm glad we got a taste of Mel and Painter, and it has geared me up for the November 10th release of their new book!! I can't wait to see what becomes of these two, and I am confident that I am going to love whatever this author gives us!!

I highly recommend this read if you are a fan of either MC series. There are a few of the stories that were shown on Ms. Wylde's website; but it is nice to have them in the book, as well as there is a bonus of a recipe at the end of each story. I am glad that I bought this one, and it is a very fast read..
October 6, 2015
3.5 ★'s

Charming Bastard:

I really enjoyed this story about Darcy and Boonie. They met while they were young and became best friends. After an unfortunate event, Boonie moved away but then returned for his senior year of high school.

Things had changed since Boonie was last around...they have grown up and moved on...or so they thought. Another unfortunate event happens at a graduation party and then Boonie leaves for the Marines. Darcy tries to keep the friendship going but Boonie quits writing so again she moves on with her life.

The next time they see each other, it's been five years...but the draw is still there. It does seem that life is against them but they team up to make things work.

I really enjoyed it and would have loved for it to be a full length book.

Sticky Sweet:

A short story about when Horse first met Marie and from his POV. I had read it before but enjoyed it again.



A new short story about Horse and Marie, their dog and a skunk. In the midst of chaos, there are some new discoveries and they are both thrilled...if Horse can take his mind of Marie's body for one second that is.

Sugar and Spice:

This is a prequel to Reaper’s Fall about when Painter and Melanie first meet and the circumstances. It's a nice 'prologue' and I'm looking forward to seeing where they go from here...and when! Reaper’s Fall comes out November 10th.

There's also a couple of recipes - Becca's Huckleberry Pie and Marie's bread. And of course, what you would need for a emergency skunk cleaning!


(Prior to Review)...

YAY...more HORSE!!!
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3,513 reviews
April 27, 2020
These books are awesome and if I haven't already read this series then your seriously missing out.
Highly recommend this book and series to anyone x
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670 reviews
October 6, 2015
A collection of short stories of badass bikers.

I enjoyed Charming Bastard with Darcy and Boonie it's a fun sexy read. I have not read Silver Bastard (yet) so I don't know if I am missing out here.

Horse and Marie
Sticky Sweet is their first meeting told from Horse's POV.
Skunked was hilarious in my opinion also told from Horse's POV.

Sugar and Spice
This is a prequel to Reaper's Fall. Telling the story of how Painter and Melanie met in Reaper's Stand and leaving me wanting more.

What does the future have in store for these two???

We will find out November 2015.
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1,282 reviews1,382 followers
September 28, 2015
A novella, and three (really) short stories, but a bargain @ just .99! and a must for all Reapers fans!

Can't get enough of Marie and Horse (Reaper's Property)? Then you'll love Sticky Sweet, their first meeting told from Horse's pov. And yes, his thoughts are just as dirty as his actions. No sex/love scenes in this short story though, since it only covers the first chapter or so. But plenty of dirty thoughts...

Hello, Horse!...
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In Skunked, Marie has something big to tell Horse. But before she can spit it out they have to deal with their dog getting sprayed by a skunk. This one was pretty funny, and Horse was pretty sweet about Marie's big announcement. The only surprise for me was how he jumped to conclusions a bit. Shame on you Horse!

Sugar and Spice is a prequel to the upcoming Reaper's Fall. It describes the first time Painter and Melanie (best friend to that teenager that caused so much trouble in Reaper's Stand -I can't remember her name now) met. Even though it ended on a cliffhanger, I loved it too, and it just whetted my appetite for what's to come. Make sure you read Reaper's Stand before it though.

But the standout story that really made this book a bargain was Charming Bastard. It's about the early years of Darcy and Boonie (who for some reason I can't remember even though I read all the Reapers books). It covers a span of 10+ years and the ups and downs of their relationship. I loved this story! It was so well told and the chemistry between the two was off the charts. I only wish it had been novel-sized, because I could've read waaay more about these two!

4 1/2 stars
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373 reviews35 followers
September 10, 2016
Loved this collection of stories. The reads were quick, hot and the writing was excellent!
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1,628 reviews148 followers
September 25, 2015
This was a great read and would be a very enticing introduction to the Reapers MC - there's no way you could read this and not want more.

We get more Horse and Marie - the scene where they meet from his pov and a kind of post epilogue scene - some recipes and a very useful recipe for a cleaning product that removes skunk stench. That's a first. There were also a couple of prequels, one from Silver Bastard and one from the next Reapers. In all it was a couple of hours reading time so I was impressed.

Predictably enough, I was hooked and want more. But then I hit the one click preorder and discovered the ebook out in November is over £7...I don't think so.. I'll have to hang on for a sale methinks.

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2,394 reviews444 followers
May 29, 2019
What! More of a novellita than a novella.

Best blurb ever about childhood friends and worms, Boonie and whatshername. But waaayyyy too short.

What happened to her loser husband Farell?

Did the h ever confront her seemingly perfect MIL Renee for her meddling?

Inquiring minds want to know. Really I do. If these minor characters pop up again, let me know.
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1,552 reviews865 followers
December 24, 2015
~ 5 Reapers and Bastards Stars ~

We get four quick and dirty stories to build anticipation. Reaper’s and Bastards is a sneak peek at the lives of several characters in Ms. Wylder’s MC world. I loved all the novellas given to us. Fans will throughly enjoy joy the insights given and those new to Ms. Wylder’s work will get a nice taste of her writing and MC world.

Charming Bastard
Loved it! We get to see how Darcy & Bonnie get together. It was such a treat. It was sweet seeing how these two hooked up and learning that they where friends as kids, which grew into much more. It wasn’t an easy road. Their was heartbreaking events, but it all lead up to a their happy ending. I never knew I wanted to know their backstory, but I am glad I got a glimpse.

Sticky Sweet
Loved it! In Reaper’s Property we get Marie and Horse’s first meeting through Marie’s eyes. In this short novella we got to see their first meeting through Horse’s view point. It made me love this guy even more, if that is even possible. It also made me want to re-read Reaper’s Property.

Loved it! This is another installment with Horse and Marie taking place after Reaper’s Property during a time when they needed to have an important discussion. Horse jumps to the wrong conclusion and Marie unfortunately has to deal with a very ass like Horse and a very untimely “skunk” incident with their dog. The whole incident just adds to their discussion. Very cute and fun to read this life altering event between Horse and Marie.

Sugar and Spice
Loved It! This is about Melanie and Painter and how they meet, which takes place before Reaper’s Fall. Everyone who loves this series is chomping at the bit for Reaper’s Fall, me included. It’s a great prequel and adds great anticipation for their story. It’s short, simple, and we see their meeting through Melanie’s eyes. We also get to learn why Painter is called Painter. I loved this little insight into who he is as well as seeing Puck since he is such good friends with Painter.

Fans of the Reapers and the Silver Bastards series will love these novellas. The anthology’s will wet your appetite. It’s a great treat! If you have not picked up either series. I highly recommend you do.

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778 reviews
August 3, 2016
charming bastard is the first and longest novella within this book and easily the standout for me. it packed a powerful punch for being short. would have made a killer book all of its own tbh, finished a little quickly though considering all the feelings it delt with. haven't had a novella reel me in like this one in a long time!

sugar and spice prequel short about painter and melanie, their book is out this november (thank fucking god! because i was already suffering a severe case of grabby hands for it and this short yet slighty angsty set up made me even more excited!! well played joanna wylde. mission accomplished.)

there's also a few great moments with horse and marie, some little snippits from the author and a few bonus recipes our characters have cooked or enjoyed.

overall it was a fun treat to tie loyal readers over until november.
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6,819 reviews146 followers
May 17, 2022
3.75 stars.

I'm actually amazed that I enjoyed this anthology as much as I did.
Charming Bastard is about Boonie and Darcie and I really loved their story.
It was only 3 chapters but packed full of emotions and heartrending events.
There is a 'Steamy Scene' also.
If that was all I based my rating on it would have gotten 5 stars.

There is also a couple of recopies and since I don't cook, that really didn't do anything for me.

Another story was called Sticky Sweet and that was 'Okay'.
The is a prologue of sorts to Melanie's and Painters story. I liked it too. In fact, I liked it more than I did the actual prologue in their book.

My favorite quote from the book is;

“We’re just normality-challenged. It’ll be okay.”

I love that quote! It so fits my personality and most everyone in my life. I am so using that quote as often as I can get away with.

I very much enjoyed this one. Which blows my mind since I didn't expect to and was only reading it due to it's connection to this series.
So color me a happy camper 😊

Dark Erotica Buddy Read Specials #2 - Reapers MC Continued
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827 reviews413 followers
August 22, 2017

Los Reaper's siempre han sido una de mis series favoritas de Clubs de Motociclistas.

Siguen pasando los años, siguen viniendo más libros y ellos se mantienen en mi corazón. Claro la serie tiene sus altibajos, pero este libro en particular fue completamente refrescante.

Son varias historias, algunas más largas que otras, tenemos dos recetas de cocina y una receta muy útil para desacerté del olor por si eres roseado por un zorrillo (esa receta se la pase a una amiga que fue atacada y le funciono de maravilla).

Les hablare de cada historia de forma separada, así que empecemos.

Charming Bastard
Esta es la historia más larga, ocupa más de la mitad del libro y la verdad no entiendo porque la autora no la hizo una novela entera, ya que sin duda tenía mucha tela de donde cortar y si me quede con ganas de ver más de esta pareja. Este bien pudo ser el primer libro de la serie de Silver Valley.
Esta es la historia de Darcy y Boonie. Como hemos visto en los libros de los Reaper's, Bonnie es el presidente del club de los Silver Bastards.

Vemos su relación desde el inicio, Darcy nos la cuenta desde que eran niños. Su relación es muy tierna ya que se conocen desde niños y cresen en el mismo parque de trailers. Se enamoran, sobrepasan un sinfín de problemas, y son muy felices.


Me gustó mucho que la autora entrelazara la historia, con los sucesos reales de los incendios que pasaron en esa área hace varios años. Este tipo de situaciones hace que los libros de Johana se sientan más reales y crudos. Describía tan bien lo que estaba pasando, que sentía la desesperación de la gente que está allí, no me imagino lo horrible que debe ser para las personas que pasan por algo similar, que de un día para el otro pierdes todo, y no hay nada que puedas hacer para evitarlo.


Sticky Sweet and Skunked
Estas dos pequeñas historias son sobre Mary Horse, una de las parejas favoritas de los Reaper's.
Primero vemos la escena donde Mary y Horse se conocen, pero desde la perspectiva de Horse, fue muy divertido. Y fue exactamente como me imagine que serie estar en su mente, pensando con el pene todo el tiempo, literal:

"My dick sat up and suggested we investigate.
I'd never been one to ignore my dick."

La segunda historia es sobre Mary dándole la noticia a de que está embarazada. OMG no pude parar de reír. Fue un placer volver a estos personajes a los que les tengo tanto cariño y además en esa situación tan bizarra fue perfecto.

Sugar and Spice
Esta historia es una probadita a la historia de Painter y Melodi. Te deja con ganas de más...

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1,042 reviews89 followers
July 28, 2017
Reapers and Bastards: A Reapers MC Anthology by Joanna Wylde
Publication Date: September 24, 2015
Kindle $0.99


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club and Silver Valley series comes an anthology of extras and never-before-released material, including a new short story featuring fan favorites Horse and Marie.

Charming Bastard: A Novella
I first met Riley Boone when I was four years old. We moved to Callup, Idaho after my dad blew out his back and had to go on disability. Boonie’s family lived next to ours. Every afternoon he’d swagger off the school bus after kindergarten like a conquering king. For the first week he ignored me, until I impressed him by climbing nearly thirty feet up in the tree behind his trailer. They had to call the fire department to get me down, but it was worth it to see the respect in his five-year-old eyes. He gave me a worm in honor of my accomplishment. I fell in love. The next day he made me eat the worm and our relationship has been complicated ever since.

(Until now, this novella has been exclusively available in the paperback edition of Silver Bastard.)

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story
Horse and Marie met for the first time in Reaper’s Property. Now experience this moment through his eyes. (Originally available on the author’s website.)

NEW Skunked: A Short Story
Marie has some BIG news to share with Horse—news that will change both their lives forever….

NEW Sugar and Spice: A Short Story
A prequel to Reaper’s Fall, this story features Painter and Melanie's first meeting.

✦Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde
Cover Reveal:
Releasing November 10, 2015

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869 reviews120 followers
October 9, 2015
Awesome short stories, I loved each one! Great writing throughout. I can never get enough of the Reapers and Bastards!

Charming Bastard: I absolutely loved learning about Boonie and Darcy's past. So much history and chemistry. There was tension, turmoil, drama, emotion, and hotness. I loved it. It may have been a short story but it was a solid one and it was awesome.

Skunked: Fun and entertaining. Totally memorable. It was nice getting to see a Horse and Marie again.

Sugar and Spice: I LOVED the intro to Melanie and Painters story and cannot wait for more. I have a million questions but I am totally pulled in. Bring on Reapers Fall. Love the little details that were given.

I am a huge fan of the Reapers Series so I really enjoyed this snippet into their lives. Great writing with a lot of impact, it definitely packed a punch. I think any fan of Joanna Wylde’s will really like this and if you haven't read this author before, it would be a good introduction, there are no major spoilers.
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6,952 reviews827 followers
September 30, 2015
Leigh's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

As I wait (rather impatiently I might add) for Reaper’s Fall to be released, this new anthology is just what the doctor ordered to get me through! With four quick and dirty little stories to build anticipation for a new Reaper’s novel, Reaper’s and Bastards is a sneak peek at the lives of several characters…those that are our favorites, and those that we can’t wait to read more about!

Charming Bastard
This story was how Boonie and Darcy got together, and it was an absolute treat. I never even realized I wanted to know the backstory of these characters, and now that I’ve read it, I’m sorry there wasn’t a whole book devoted to them.

We met Boonie and Darcy in Reaper’s Property when Horse and Marie came to a party with the Silver Bastards. As the old lady of the Silver Bastard’s president, Darcy was sweet and understanding to Marie when she was confused over her relationship with Horse. Here, we get to see Darcy and Boonie in their early years, before we ever see them in Reaper’s Property, and all of the heartbreaking events that led up to their happy ending.

My only complaint about this story was that it ended so abruptly. I chalk it up to the fact that it was intended to only be a short story about these peripheral characters, but I obviously wanted so much more. So, anything short of a full novel was going to “end so abruptly” in my opinion!

Sticky Sweet
In Reaper’s Property we got to see Horse’s and Marie’s first meeting through her eyes. Now, with this short story, we get to see how Horse viewed this same incident. And if possible, it only makes me love this big, crass guy even more. There are no surprises here, just more of Horse to love.

Speaking of more of Horse to love, this story is a little vignette into Horse and Marie’s life when they need to have an important discussion (that I hope we see more of in the coming books!) But between Horse jumping to conclusions and Marie’s unfortunate timing to coincide with the “skunking” of their dog, it just adds that much more to the conversation. I love this couple and I’ll take any peeks into their lives that I can get.

Sugar and Spice
Yes, now this is what I came here for! Chomping at the bit for Reaper’s Fall, we get a prequel to this new book and see Painter and Melanie’s first meeting through her eyes. It’s short and simple, but we get to see these two interact when they met and also get to see Picnic and Puck again. I feel like these are friends I haven’t seen in a while and I’ll take whatever I can get!
For fans of the Reapers and the Silver Bastards, this anthology is just a sweet little morsel to whet your appetite until the next book is released. And it was a treat!
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1,755 reviews237 followers
September 24, 2015
I did not read the first short since I did not read the book it related to.

I needed a Horse update/fix! I had already read Sticky Sweet, but it was fun to re read. Loved Skunk. Actually, I was a little upset by something Horse said, but it was so good to see him and Marie again I got over it! I am still doing a happy dance over it!

I read the prequel for Painter and Mel. Still not sure I will be able to read it, but it did get me interested.

These stories will be meaning less if you have not read books in the Reapers MC series. Specifically, Reaper's Property for the Horse and Marie stories.
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241 reviews10 followers
August 30, 2017
Left me wanting to read Silver Bastards.....and I really liked the story from Reaper's Property from Horse's POV

I guess because I have spent years reading Harlequin Presents and Historical Romance and Space Opera's.... I just cannot get used to heroine's who are so casual about sex. When I was in high school girls who put out were whores.... that's just the way it was. Sex was not casual and everywhere....even though it was. So the heroine's in MC books....are not sluts but they appear to be...and that is different from the virgins I am used to reading about.

It's gritty and real ...sometimes too real...but good.
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1,373 reviews107 followers
October 6, 2015
*4.75 stars*

Charming Bastard: 5 stars
I loved this short story. Boonie and Darcy have known each other forever. They live in a small mining town of Callup, Idaho. Over the years they've shared a few intimate moments but fate never seemed to be on their side. Years later, after Darcy divorced her high school sweetheart, Boonie has come to claim her once and for all. Well done!

Sticky Sweet: 5 stars
Horse's pov from when he first met Marie. He never stood a chance. This scene made me smile. I loved it.

Skunked: 4 stars
Horse and Marie have to take care of a smelly situation Horse's dog, Ariel, got into. Marie has a certain announcement and dealing with Ariel makes the moment unforgettable.

Sugar and Spice: 5 stars
This is a few scenes from Melanie's pov about the first time she met Painter and the short time she was able to get to know him before he went to prison. I'm looking forward to their full story.
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1,322 reviews656 followers
December 10, 2015
Reapers & Bastards
Reapers & Bastards: An Anthology by Joanna Wylde
4 stories in the Reapers world. Can stand alone. Erotic MC
Joanna Wylde’s MC Series, Reapers, and the spin-off Silver Bastards, is one of my favorite series. Reapers and Bastards is a collection of short stories (one is a bit longer) and some cute recipes and tips. This can be read whether you read the series or not, but if you have, you’ll love it more. If you haven’t, it’s a great way to get a little taste of the series, there are no spoilers.

Charming Bastard: A Novella(Originally only available in the paperback edition of Silver Bastard.)
Darcy and Boonie (prez & old lady of Silver Bastards?) met when they were just little kids. The connection was there starting at five years old, and goes through their lives, including the mine fire that took so many lives in Callup and caused Boonie to move away. Upon his return, Darcy has somebody else, and I loved seeing them work their way back to each other.
QUOTE MARKRiley Boone was nothing but trouble.”

They were meant to be together but life kept ripping them apart.
QUOTE MARKEither grab it right or move your fuckin’ hand,’’ he growled. “Because I’m about five seconds away from bending you over this table.”

This was the longest story in the book, and could have easily been a full length novel, especially because it just felt like a very abrupt ending. I still loved it though, just wish there was more!

Sticky Sweet: A Short Story
(Originally available on the author’s website.)

This is Horse and Marie’s first meeting told from Horse’s POV.
QUOTE MARKHoly shit— she bit me. A trickle of warm fluid ran down my neck. Blood. I couldn’t help it, I burst out laughing because she was tiny and angry and hissing at me like a wet cat on top of the table. I wanted to fuck her more now than I had five minutes ago."

I strangely remember this scene really well (I can’t usually remember these details), so re-reading it from Horse’s POV was a lot of fun.

NEW Skunked: A Short Story 

This was a really cute story with Horse and Marie’s dog getting skunked from Horse’s POV. Even amidst all that, plus some very special news, Horse was still perving on Marie (typical man).
QUOTE MARKYou’re thinking about my boobs again, aren’t you?” she asked. 
I looked up at her, busted. “No.” 
She raised a brow, and I shrugged because of course I was thinking about her boobs, and we both knew it."

NEW Sugar and Spice: A Short Story 

This is a prequel to Reaper’s Fall and is about Painter and Melanie first meeting. He drives her home from the hospital (her first motorcycle ride) after she blew up her friend Jessica’s apartment. Her best friend is London, who is with “Picnic” (Their story was in Reaper’s Stand).
QUOTE MARKOhmygodhe’ssohotandhe’slookingrightatme!....
“No, it’s okay,” I said quickly, hoping Mr. Hot Bod wouldn’t change his mind about giving me a ride. “I’ll try riding the bike.”
I’ll try riding you, sexy . . .

This was a quick intro, now I can’t wait to go right into Reaper’s Fall!


•4 well written stories that had me smiling the whole time.
•Seeing things from Horse’s POV.
•Felt like it was all a little gift.
•Getting a little more insight into the characters.


•Charming Bastard ended a little abruptly, I wanted more!

Overall Rating 4.5 Stars, 3.5 Heat


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The Down and Dirty:

Reaper’s and Bastards is like a gift to all Joanna Wylde Fans, but can also be a great intro to the Reaper’s Series as there are no spoilers for other books. I really enjoyed these snippets, and think the first story, Charming Bastard could have made a great stand-alone. I can’t wait to jump right into Reaper’s Fall now!




Coming in April: Reaper's Fire: Reapers Motorcycle Club
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