Reapers on hogs!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: ☺️🤯😠😘
The heroine: Nylah – an ER nurse, Nylah is on duty when a biker in skull makeup brings in her sister Naomi after she was assaulted and nearly burned alive. Naomi is an addict and a hooker but didn’t deserve what happened to her.
The Hero(es): Azrael (a.k.a. Rael) – The Sergeant at Arms for the Royal Bastards, MC. Rael is determined to get vengeance against those responsible for his sister Willow’s death. He is a brutal killer who loves his job but has a soft spot for a woman in trouble.
The story: Rael and Nylah meet in the hospital after he rescued Naomi and brought her in to the ER. Rael is immediately attracted to Nylah and offers to help her if she ever needs it. Nylah takes him up on his offer when her sister disappears.
I really liked that this series has a paranormal aspect because I have never read an MC paranormal romance before. However, this was my first book out of the series and I wish the reaper aspect would have been explained a bit better early on in the book, though I understand why it wasn’t
From the way I could understand it, the MC made some kind of deal with the devil signed in blood for them to become Reapers. The Reaper is spoken of kind of like a shifter in shifter books. When the reaper comes forward, the man is stronger and possibly immortal, but when the man is in control, he is just like a regular man and can be hurt or killed.
I didn’t understand why the guys in the MC wear the face paint. It seems a bit silly to me, also a pain to put on every day, and messy when they were hitting each other or kissing women. Most of what I was wondering was eventually explained, and I was happy to see at the end of the book, it said that the next book, Devil’s Ride will explain how the guys became reapers.
I thought the romance seemed a bit rushed, not that Rael and Nylah were intimate right away, but there were hardly any scenes with just the two of them before they were basically a couple. I though with Rael being named after the angel of death and his love for blood and death, that there would be a bit more tension between them, or at the very least him being a bad boy and convincing her to take a walk on the wild side. Though the romance was better later in the book. Overall I thought this was a very original story and I can’t wait to get started on the Devil’s Ride.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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