Meet Puck & Becca in SILVER BASTARD!
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…
Ignoring him, I settled back on my stool and surveyed the room. We sat in Becca’s section, and what I saw wasn’t making me happy. I knew she was a good waitress, but she’d just started here and it showed. Not only had she fucked up several orders, she didn’t quite seem to get the rhythm of the bar. That wasn’t my problem, though.
My problem was that despite these fuckups, nobody seemed to mind. I had a nasty suspicion this was due to her perky tits, friendly smile, and tight little ass that seriously just needed a bite taken right out of it.
She really, really needed to get a new job—every man in the place wanted her. Including me. Especially me. I hated them. All of them. I shifted uncomfortably, because just like every time I shared a room with her, my pants had gotten tight.
Torture. Becca was just so fucking fine on every level, and not just her looks. There was something about the way she carried herself . . . I couldn’t put my finger on it. Like she was dancing through life to some song nobody else could hear. Never met another woman like her—she wasn’t just sexy, she was a survivor and I admired that.
She’d grown up so much since the first time I’d met her. Bigger boobs, a nice fullness to her ass that was nowhere close to fat but would be perfect to hold tight while I fucked her. Her lips had plumped, too, and over the years she’d gained a sparkle in her eyes that turned her from pretty to 100 percent spectacular.
Not to mention how she’d tasted.
Nearly blew in my pants when I’d taken that mouth. Just the memory got me hard. Make that harder. Fucking basket case.
When I’d pulled up to find her sitting outside with Collins, a thousand murder scenarios ran through my mind. And yeah, I know I covered that already, but if anything ever deserved empha- sis, this was it. Collins needed to die. I didn’t care how nice he was. After that I’d throw Becca on the back of my bike and make a run for the hills . . .
Okay, so there were a few problems with the plan, the top one being she hated me. Or she should—I’d certainly given her cause. Boonie nudged me.
“Did I mention you’re pathetic? You want her, take her. Other- wise let it go because you’re an embarrassment to all men in general and to the Silver Bastards in particular.”
I have a new MC to love!!
The Silver Bastards are just as enjoyable as the Reapers; which would explain they’re alliance as well as their friendship.
We first met Puck in Reaper’s Stand when the Silver Bastards were helping the Reapers with an issue. He was a prospect at the time but his quiet demeanor gave him an aura of danger that, as a reader, I wanted to get to know more about.
Puck and Becca’s story DID NOT disappoint.
This picks up after Puck and Painter have finished a stint in jail. Their release day turns into a big MC party where Puck gets patched in and they all celebrate a new brother and his freedom. At the party there’s a cutie that catches his eye and he’s instantly smitten. In typical fashion, things don’t go the way as expected and Becca is being rescued from her home life.
Over the years, Puck has been around but for the most part, Becca has been on her own. Becoming the independent woman she’s always wanted to be she has her life planned out. Things are going well, until she and Puck begin their avoidance dance which turns out to be pointless.
Eventually they decide to stop denying their attraction and get closer in more ways than one. While they get to know each other again and acknowledge their feelings, Puck is dealing with MC troubles and Becca’s family issues return causing tension between them.
I absolutely loved Puck. At first he was kind of rude and put-offish but when he finally gave in he became a much nicer guy. He’s so serious all the time and when he spends time with Becca we get a glimpse of Puck the man and not Puck the patch member who’s all business. It was nice to see the lighter side of him. Becca was a lucky gal to get to see that side of him. It was apparent that it wasn’t shown to many.
Becca was a great heroine. She was strong and independent and determined to make it on her own. She had goals and direction and worked hard toward making them reality. Her attraction to Puck was always there but she held it off for quite some time while focusing on her future. I will say her temper did tend to get to me a bit. She had a tendency to fly off the handle when hurt or angry which caused more friction than needed but… it wouldn’t be good reading if it was all roses and sunshine, right? 🙂
Joanna Wylde did an amazing job of introducing us to new characters. I can’t wait to get more!!
*a copy was provided by the author via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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