In Devil’s Game (Reaper’s MC, #3) by Joanna Wylde, we get to hear Em’s story. Emily has been raised in the club. Her Dad is the President. She lives with her father, and she’s had a sheltered life until recently. Tired of the restrictions and tired of always having someone watching over her, she’s decided at age 22 to finally do something. Her younger sister has been out on her own for a while now. Em meets someone online and begins a friendship that blossoms into something more. Liam is funny, he’s caring, and he’s into Em. They decide to meet in person, and things are going great until Liam decides to kidnap Em, and she finds out he’s a member of a long-time rival motorcycle club, the Devil’s Jacks.
I’m not sure how I felt about this one. Em has been one of my favorite characters in the Reaper’s family. She’s funny and smart, and it was great to see her stand up to her father a bit. Liam/Hunter has been around since the first book, too. I knew his story would be told sooner or later. I thought that he and Em had great chemistry together. I liked that he fought for Em, and as members of rival clubs, there were certain things they should not have been sharing with each other, but he was different. He told her things and treated her like a trusted adult, something she didn’t have within her father’s club. Liam even went against his own club for her.
There were several things I didn’t like about this book. I think there was more phone sex in this book than actual face-to-face sex scenes. Once would have been enough. The scene where Liam was dreaming (and the reality) was particularly nauseating. I skimmed that one. I also did not care for what Em’s father did to Liam after he’d promised her he wouldn’t hurt him. I understand that her father was big, bad and mean, and he was in charge, but I found that scene over the top in its intensity. I get that these characters are members of outlaw motorcycle clubs; they are members of the 1%. They are not law abiding, and they are not nice people, but having them do something surprising and unpredictable might be nice for a change.