Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Tour Review & Giveaway: Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde

I loved Silver Bastard, the first in Joanna Wylde's newest series: Silver Valley, so I'm excited to be part of the Book Tour hosted by the lovely people at Trsor Promotions.  I have my review and a few sexy teaser excerpts as well as a giveaway of SIGNED copies of Silver Bastard!

Publication Date: April 7th 2015

About the book:

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...
My Thoughts:
Becca had a rough upbringing. Her mother idolized Motor Cycle Clubs, or rather the men in them, and had little regard for her daughter’s well-being or safety.  When Puck comes out of a fourteen month stint in prison (for protecting his MC) all he can think of is having a drink, getting laid and just generally celebrating his release. When he spots Becca he wants her immediately.  She looks soft and innocent, something he craves after those hard months incarcerated, and he knows he must have her. Puck goes about seducing her and she’s attracted too, but the hottest night of his life ends with him scaring Becca and making her cry. Puck discovers Becca is much younger than he thought and that she’s been used unwillingly by her Teeny, her disgusting stepfather as some sort of prize for his motorcycle club.  Upon discovering this Puck takes action against Teeny and takes Becca back to Idaho with him.  The Club places her with a caring older couple, rescuing Becca from the nightmare that was her life.

For five years, even though they’ve lived in the same town, Puck has stayed away and Becca has avoided him as well.  Becca was too young and Puck still felt guilty over the events of that night.  But things are about to change because when Puck realizes Becca is all grown up and still attracted to him.

Becca has mixed emotions over that night five years ago.  She’s never been with anyone else that made her feel like Puck, but he did scare her that night; he also rescued her and she’ll forever be grateful for the risk he took in doing that.  But Puck is part of the Silver Bastards Motorcycle Club, and she’s vowed to lead a different life from the one her mother did. However, their paths keep crossing and Puck is no longer staying at arm’s length. Becca can’t fight the powerful desire she feels for him, dangerous or not. What’s worse is that Puck knows this.

“No more games, Becca. You know who and what I am, and you know that when I fuck you, it won’t be pretty. I don’t do pretty. I’ve held off because of what happened and I felt guilty but that shit is in the past. I’m done. You got thirty seconds to say no, then I’m taking you upstairs and all bets are off.”

This romance was sizzling! Puck and Becca circle each other building explosive sexual tension. Their encounter five years earlier was hot and intense and neither has been able to forget it; no one since has compared or measured up for Becca or Puck.

While this may be true, Becca still needs to work through her doubts about Puck, and the life she would be around if she allowed herself to get involved. I could understand why she’d have her reservations, but Puck is not one to take no for an answer.  That sort of makes him sound like a jerk, but he really wasn’t at all.  I adored Puck, the man was all hard edges and brutally honest, especially in regards to Becca’s mother, who was a right nasty piece of work! I was totally on board with his opinions on her.  But Puck was a solid guy when it came to Becca.  He was all about protection and well-being, and never gave up on winning her over.  Puck was an alpha male in the best possible way: possessive and protective and someone who liked to take charge in the bedroom!

I admired Becca’s strength in the face of all she went through. The past didn’t leave her unscarred and because of that she struggled with angry, unreasonable outbursts, but I appreciated she had enough sense to pull back and realize exactly how she came off.  After the fact, usually, but Becca had no trouble taking responsibility and apologizing.

Joanna Wylde has a way with sweeping you up and sucking you into a story, so I read Silver Bastard in one day. Her writing is edgy, intense and oh-so-sexy!  I can’t wait for the next story in what promises to be an addictive series!

4.5 Suns

About the Author:
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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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