I love this book and the fact that we get more dirty bikers with the Silver Bastard club. The club has ties to Ms. Wylde’s other series, Reapers MC, but you don’t need to read that series to read this book.
SILVER BASTARD has what I like in my mc reads; gritty, dirty and all around clusterf*ck.
Puck is “The Dark Knight” for Becca. He’s ever ready to rescue her.
Becca is ”soft and warm”. But don’t let that softer side of her fool you because she has a temper and isn’t afraid to show it. She was raised in the mc lifestyle and grew up feeling like trailer trash.
The prologue was EXCELLENT. One big clusterf*ck of events in the prologue left me eager to get into the meat of this story. It takes place 5 years prior to the story and Puck and Painter have just been released from prison. To celebrate their release a local mc holds a celebration party and at this party Puck meets Becca for the first time. Let’s just say, one thing leads to another and a shitstorm rains down on the party.
When the book begins it is 5 years later with Puck and Becca knowing of each other but they aren’t friends or even acquaintances. Silver Bastard takes place in a small town where the feel of a close community creates intensity that is gripping. I love me some drama and I was glad this book didn’t hold back. I was jumping out of my seat for the last 25% of the book. I kept predicting what was going to happen… I was right, I was wrong, I was all over the place. At times I contemplated taking up smoking and drinking or maybe even a Xanax. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through what *I thought* was going to happen. I love that feeling when you’re so into the book that real life takes a back seat.
Puck and Becca’s love story doesn’t start out in a bed of roses. Their story is complicated with many facets working against them. Puck’s devotion to Becca was unwavering even from the first time he laid eyes on her. I was rooting for this couple to get together and mostly for Becca to put her trust in him. Becca’s past and her current troubles left her jaded and not able to trust Puck’s true intentions.
Ms. Wylde does it again with a book that I could have kept reading and reading. I dreaded knowing the story was almost done because I wasn’t ready to be done with these characters. I was excited for the epilogue because it gave me a future glimpse of this couple which made me smile. And to my happiness there is a BONUS epilogue with a tease on one of the characters in this story. Looking forward to more of that character’s story.
Key players in Silver Valley:
Boonie:Silver Bastard President
♥Darcy: old lady
Puck:Silver Bastard patch
♥Becca: old lady
Deep:Silver Bastard patch. Irish twin (born 10 months apart) with Demon.
Demon: Silver Bastard patch. Irish twin (born 10 months apart) with Deep.
Carlie: club girl
Painter:Reaper patch served time in prison with Puck.
Regina & Earl: Becca’s “surragonant” parents
Danielle: Becca’s best friend
Blake: a friend to Becca and Danielle
Shane McDonogh: dad was a contract killer for Irish mob. Mob prince. Family owns the town mine.
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This book stands alone, so don’t worry if you haven’t read the Reapers series first. Unlike the Reapers books, the Silver Valley series won’t be centered around motorcycle clubs, but a location. ~from Joanna Wylde
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**
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…
“The Longnecks—they’re the MC my stepdad hung around with—they kept a lot of club whores around. Do the Silver Bastards do that, too?”
“Yup,” she replied. “It’s a free country and the brothers bring guests here all the time. Some of them stick around, some of them don’t. Some find they aren’t as welcome as they thought.”
“Doesn’t that bother you?”
“Boonie’s dick is the only one that matters to me,” she replied, her voice matter-of-fact. “As for the women, I care less about who they’re sleeping with than how they act the rest of the time. Like I said, fuck with the sisters and you won’t last. Bridget won’t be back if she keeps this shit up.”
“Old ladies didn’t get to make those decisions in the Long- necks.”
Darcy smiled sweetly. “We don’t get to make those decisions in the Silver Bastards, either. Yet the right decisions still magically happen. Nobody knows how, really. Guess it’s just all our good karma coming back to us.”
My mouth dropped. Darcy winked.
“You think those men don’t need us?” she asked. “Boonie likes sleeping next to me. Gets cold and lonely when all the old ladies take a girls’ weekend in Seattle. Would be even colder and lonelier if we didn’t come back, and one time we forgot to for nearly a week. Fortunately things worked out and we found our way home again. Now things tend to work out faster.”
My eyes went wide.
“Do I look like a woman who will eat shit?”
“Let’s get this trash out. I’m sure Puck will be looking for you soon, and I want to make sure all the girls meet you first. That boy’s crazy about you—it’s cute. Like a pit bull crushing on a kitten.”
Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.