Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REVIEW & BOOK BLITZ: Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde **GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT**

First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Timesbestselling 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...

3.75 A Good Start Stars

I adore MC books there's just something raw and gritty about them, I love the brotherhood knit and family way of life they live by. I also love Joanna's writing and this is no different it was as fantastic as ever, saying all this it wasn't my favourite of her books but I still liked it! The beginning left me in a state of shock and the 2nd half had me sitting at the edge of my seat but the middle just dragged slightly. I also feel this is a great start to a new series and will just get better it was a good setup for what's to come. Overall it was a 3.75 star read.

So what's it about.
The beginning starts with a bang, I was HOLYSHIT and also very excited about where the story was going to take us so very ready for the story to unfold.

Lets start with the fact that Puck has just got out of prison its his first day out and also the day he meets timid little Becca, Puck has an eye on her and consequently they end up together for the night. I'm not saying anymore with that just understand its on big WOWEE time. Becca hasn't had the best beginning in her life she's been brought up in the bikers world yet its not a good bikers world its where the men see the women as sluts and don't respect them as individuals or people, they're just there quite frankly to serve them. Therefore when Puck takes a hold of Becca and finds out who she is he and the Silver Bastards rescue her from her mother and 'step fathers' world so take her in, they give her the protection she needs to start to live and breathe.

Boring, comfortable, and safe. words to live by. Words I wished my mom would learn for herself. So far as I could tell, her favourite word was "drama."~ Becca
Fast forward 5 years and to present day.Becca wants sensible she wants routine she wants stability and she wants a brighter future than the one she was born with, she goes to school and she works around the clock so she will be able to have a life she's proud of. Which doesn't fit into the way Puck lives does it??


And Puck was like??

Ok lets be serious. Puck stays clear until she's at the point where he feels she's ready to let him in, lets also say their has always been chemistry between them and Puck is a Silver Bastard he's part of a club and all that comes with responsibility, its a different world but above all he's struggling to stay away from Becca, one night lays don't seem to cut it anymore.

Puck has watched at a distance and watched her build her life up again, he has let her become the independent woman she needed to become to get strong, to find out who she is and what she wanted to be, except it was now time to let her in and in that he hopes she lets him in too.

This was their story of self discovery and how they both actually need each other also a story about FAMILY.

Becca Becca Becca
Lets not go over the Biker world as we all know it but it surrounds them both in more ways for Becca to accept, lets start with that she is what we call a bitchy feisty woman (slightly irritating) and has all the characteristics we love to read in the woman's world concerning becoming an old lady, claimed being part of the family. Except she struggled with herself struggled with her past and didn't want to become her mother therefore a lot of the story involved fighting within herself and Puck and what Puck resembled.

But her body said otherwise.

And so this story is about to me was about letting go of pasts and living in the present.

What I enjoyed
I fell into the bikers brotherhood world I love these stories they have the grit and raw emotions/life/family that takes me to a world I don't want to personally live but most definitely savor and live through the pages of my kindle. I love how the old ladies all team together and support one another and where the men protect their town and get the jobs done, its who they are. All this a great structure of a fabulous read. It gave me a little of a KA feel concerning family moments around the table I always love that and because of that Joanna is a great storyteller I enjoyed that greatly. Joanna's writing still has that darkish edge and in Puck she gave us one Badass male that came with the right kind of mannerisms that I expect in a Biker and likewise once Becca gave into the life she should lead you saw and felt everything that she went through.

So why not 5 Stars?
At the beginning I was gasping for air No Joke I was like WTF?? And excited about where it was going except it dragged in the middle there was A LOT of getting to know you basis. And not a lot of sex, I mean Puck is a man that takes what he God damn pleases so it was a different take, it did happen believe me but Puck took his time with Becca, maybe a little too long but once the story took hold I enjoyed the last 1/4. I do feel personally that this was a great beginning to a new series and a new look into the MC world because in hindsight this was more about the family and town that the Silver Bastards resembled. The Silver Bastards gave protection to the town rather than the MC world I think maybe that was what was different to me, I do think though that Joanna Wylde is branching out to more in her future books rather than the motorcycle world that we read in the Reapers with the Bastards its more about their overall protection of the place they live at and the family life they lead. All in all it was a great start and I'm really excited to see where this series will take us, there's scope for a lot and I'll still be first in line for the next book that comes out.


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.”

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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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