Rome’s Chance (A Reapers MC Novella) by Joanna Wylde
From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes ROME’S CHANCE, a new novella in her Reapers MC series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!
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Title: Rome's Chance
Series: A Reapers MC Novella / by 1001 Dark Nights
Author: Joanna Wylde
Genres: MC Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 24, 2018
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series…
Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her.
She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.
The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her.
Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.
When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.
This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Rome’s bike.
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Rome seemed to have things under control in here, and it wasn’t like there was anything I could do to help anyway. Go outside and pull yourself together. It didn’t take long to cross the room. There was still a crowd hanging around the patio door, but I managed to slip through the bodies and work my way outside into the cool night air.
Oh, that was better.
A lot better.
The space was a bare-bones concrete slab, surrounded by the fence I’d seen when we’d first arrived. There were about twenty metal tables, and strings of white lights gave everything a cheerful glow. The patio was mostly empty, although I saw a young couple off to one side. Everyone else must’ve either gone inside to watch the spectacle or they’d left.
I walked over to one of the corners, forcing myself to lean back against the wooden boards and calm down. I couldn’t quite believe how fast everything had gone weird and wrong. Rome had been right about one thing—the Starkwood Saloon was fun. They had good music and I’d enjoyed the dancing.
Wasn’t such a fan of the fighting, though.
That’d been scary. Really scary. The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. Not so much that there’d been a fight, but that Rome had taken me to a place so rough that the waitresses needed baseball bats to keep the peace.
Oh, and the shotgun.
That whole shooting thing wasn’t so spiffy, either.
The fight hadn’t had anything to do with Rome, of course. And Tinker insisted that it’d come as a surprise… Specifically, she’d been surprised that it’d gotten so big. Not that there’d been a fight in the first place. I couldn’t decide if that made it better or worse. Better that there weren’t always big fights, for sure. But even small fights shouldn’t really be the norm, right?
Then there was the fact that the Reapers never left each other behind when a fight started. Did that mean they had some kind of fight-related policy, or was it just so common that Tinker knew the drill? Either way, violence didn’t seem to bother them.
Rome certainly seemed comfortable with it.
Rome's Chance (A Reapers MC Novella) by Joanna Wylde
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Rome would just have to go down in history as the one who got away twice."
I'm totally diggin' these 1001 Dark Nights books. If you have never read an author before, these short standalones are a perfect way to get a taste of their work. Or, if like me, you are already a fan of an author's work, you'll be doing a 'happy dance' when you see Joanna Wylde on the cover of one of these beauties. I fell hard for her Reapers MC series a long time ago and just seeing that name brings a smile to my face.
Please don't assume that when I say 'short' that you aren't getting a full story, because you are. I am still shaking my head in amazement that the author was able to give me so much story using so few words. I didn't feel like anything was missing as she took me from start to finish, checking all my boxes, while leaving me very satisfied and more addicted to the Reapers than I was before.
Since the author chose not to disclose the particulars in the synopsis, I'll keep the details to myself. But I can tell you even though she walked away from him, twice, it was never for lack of chemistry. They had plenty of that from their very first glance at each other. My brain might've decided he was a mistake, but my body wasn't quite there yet." Which would win, her brain or her body?
Let me tell you, the struggle was real. He wanted her and made no secret of it. How long could she hold out when she looked at him "like a delicious cupcake just waiting for me to lick off all the frosting..."? I confess, I was no help at all, I was mentally encouraging her to go for it and give Rome a chance. I wanted them to quit fighting it and allow their chemistry to combust. I have a backup Kindle, so I wasn't worried about my reading device melting. I was ready to embrace the heat while being a virtual voyeur. Yeah, Joanna Wylde never disappoints in that department. Actually, she's never disappointed me at all, being one of my auto-click authors. I'm looking forward to seeing her name on another cover soon. The line forms here...
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.