Reaper’s Rival (Satan’s Son MC #2) By Simone Elise
I did the review for book 1 last Wednesday, so if you are interested in reading it I’ll put the link Here. I would also advise anyone curious, to read that review first since the Boxset storyline is all connected and the books cannot be read as a standalone.
I must say the first half of this book left me with mixed emotions and the other half annoyed me to death. Hence, the decline in the rating for this book compared to book 1.
This book does not pick up directly after where Book 1 ends rather a couple months later. At the ending of book 1, the heroine wakes up disappointedly alone in bed after what she thought would be the start of something great with the hero. Annoyed that he treated her like another notch on his bed post she leaves devastated and something fundamentally inside for her changed after that.
The hero however did not leave her alone, like she thought but started planning for their future together. He made alot of sacrifices in order for them to be together but due to some unfortunate events, the heroine gave him the cold shoulder and completely shut him out.
The heroine and her twin sister did a complete swap in this book where the heroine became the one out partying all hours of the night and her sister stays home and surprisingly have a steady boyfriend. The heroine moves on with a guy who she doesn’t really develop any feeling for but they have a “friends with benefit” thing going on. Surprisingly, one day when she emerges from the bedroom she sees the hero in her new boo thing’s house and was more than shocked to find out that they are brothers.
One thing led to another and they were able to sort out the unfortunate event that led to be spilt and they became a “couple”. Notice I put couple in uplifted commas? Well that’s because they have to hide their relationship from her father, who is the president of the MC and for some stupid reason he does not want to commit to the heroine. If that’s not a red flag than I don’t know what is.
The rest of the book involves a bunch of “I don’t want to be with you”…”lets be together”…”We’re breaking up”….”We’re together” and that shit annoyed to crap out of me.
- The heroine is an idot for letting a guy change who is she. She had to ability to have a better life than a biker princess and one stupid night with the hero changed her.
- At the beginning of this book, I had a soft heart for the hero because of all the sacrifices he made for the heroine. If she wasnt a self centered bitch than they could have lived happily ever after.
- And again, I hated the heroin’s father for always breaking them apart. I totally understand that he wanted better for his daughter but he should be happy that atleast she’s with someone who is more than capable of looking after her and that she is happy with him.
- I loved that you get to see the heroine and her sister finally being sisters and begin to bond.
- The hero did something within this book that left me disappointed with and to me the heroine forgave him too easily. Her action showed me that she was such a pushover and a doormat to ther actions the hero.