Published by Berkley
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Reaper's Legacy, Reaper's Stand, Silver Bastard, Reaper's Fire
I received this book for free from Berkley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.
“You deserve a man who’ll fight for you, baby girl. You remember that, all right?”
Em is the club princess. Having been born and raised within the Reaper MC this life is the only one she knows. But despite the wild and sometimes dangerous circumstances surrounding her home life she is still very sheltered. That will happen when your dad is President of the MC. With her father and the Reapers around these wild men have been known to pull out all the stops in order to protect her. Because of this, Em’s love life prospects are laughable. That is until she starts flirting with a man named Liam over the internet.
“ LIAM: You got my full support, babe, but I draw the line at texting hugs. It’s a guy thing. I start doing that shit, the other guys’ll confiscate my dick. Can’t risk it”
Liam is perfect. Not only is he NOT affiliated with the Reapers but he’s not around to risk the wrath of her family and the club. Liam is sweet, funny, and interested. After months of chatting they decide to meet. But Liam isn’t as perfect as Em thinks. Because Liam, mostly known as Hunter, and is part of the rival MC the Devil Jack’s, and Em is his target.
“There’s a reason the club calls me Hunter.”
Despite Em learning of
Liam Hunter’s intentions, the attraction between them fails to cool. Instead this turns into a wicked forbidden love between two rival MC’s. The temptation and heat between Em and Hunter rages between the pages. But there is more at stake when these two start falling in love with one another.
“Burke laughed, but there wasn’t any humor in his voice. “Romeo and Juliet died, son. Consider that all the answer you need.”
One of the things I LOVED about this story was Em. She is feisty and funny and a strong heroine. My one issue with this book is with Hunter. Don’t get me wrong, I thought he was sexy and I eventually warmed up to him, but for awhile he was just too much of a douchebag. Especially compared to Horse and Ruger in the previous novels. But regardless of how I personally felt towards Hunter, I cannot deny how scorching the scenes were between him and Em.
“Last night was a game changer, so far as I’m concerned. I gave you your space, let you go. But you came back, so now you’re fair game. I’m done being the nice guy.”
Overall the Devil’s Game was a fun, sexy and exciting addition to the Reaper MC series and I am REALLY looking forward to Picnic’s book.