From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!
About SHADE’S LADY:
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.
“You’re full of sh*t!” I said, waving my hand grandly. My drink sloshed and I licked the side of the cup, because this whiskey was way too good to waste even a single drop. “Wonder Woman is better than Batman. She’s got real power, not just fancy toys. Although she has those, too, which means anything Batman can do, she can do better.”
“Nope,” Shade said, shaking his head seriously. “She’s hot, I’ll give her that, but he’d take her in a fair fight.”
I held up a hand for him to wait as I polished off my booze.
“No way. She’s a goddess of war and she’s one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in history. She’s got an invisible jet, for God’s sake. How can you compete with that? All he has is a bunch of money and the stupid Batmobile.”
“Hand over the cup,” Shade said, narrowing his eyes.
“Why?” I asked, narrowing mine right back. I was good and drunk now, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to be done for the night.
“Demonstration,” he replied. “C’mon. Or are you chicken?”
“What are we, kindergartners?”
“You’re the one insisting Wonder Woman can take Batman,” he replied. “Chicken.”
Then he leaned toward me, raising a single finger to poke me in the center of my chest. Not copping a feel or anything remotely sexual, either. This was pure taunt. I handed him the cup and he tossed it on the floor, nearly falling off the bed in the process. I smirked—guess I wasn’t the only drunk one. Then he started listing to the side and I lunged for him, grabbing his shirt to keep him from going over.
Shade caught my arm, using the momentum to pull me onto his body with sudden force. My hands hit his chest and I raised my head to stare at him, stunned.
“What the hell are you doing?” I asked. Shade wrapped his arms around my waist, holding me tight to his body.
Another awesome novella in the 1001 Dark Nights series.
I love this series.
I love her Reapers MC, and have been looking forward to every single book so far. Lucky me Shade’s Lady didn’t disappoint in the slightest.
Shade had his eyes set on Mandy from the very first moment. Even so she was in a “relationship” with Rebel, a weekend biker, he couldn’t’ get her out of his mind. Shade wasn’t interested in an old lady or even a steady relationship but Mandy made him itch in the best of ways.
Mandy had been aware of the Reapers and their president since the very first time they stepped foot into the bar she worked at. As a waitress and pseudo girlfriend to a biker she liked the lifestyle, the people and riding on the back of a bike but the Reapers were still making her nervous, especially their president.
One night, her scumbag of a boyfriend Rebel, made a deal with Shade and Mandy was the collateral damage. Fortunately Mandy had a backbone made of steel. She knew that her choices of boyfriends sucked, but that didn’t mean that she was clueless about what was going on and that she would do everything in her power to keep her family safe.
She worked hard, helped her sister take care of her nieces and when time permitted she had some sexy fun. But NEVER did she expect anything for free.
Mandy was strong, independent, hard-working and knew her limits. She gave Shade a run for his money. No other women had ever talked to him and pushed back the way Mandy did.
Of course this didn’t detain Shade at all in his pursuit. It just made her a more worthy conquest.
I adored their One-Night-Stand rule.
As long as Shade didn’t invite Mandy for breakfast in the morning as a kind of goodbye they would be keeping their one-night-stand going – since neither was willing to admit that their could be more to it than just sex.
Shade’s Lady by Joanna Wylde was a perfect addition to the 1001 Dark Nights series. It was fast paced, and perfectly plotted for a novella. In addition the characters were complex and interesting.
I devoured this book after a long day at work – I couldn’t have enjoyed it more!!
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
About Joanna Wylde:
Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.
Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.
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