Joanna Wylde has a natural style of writing that is flowing, communicative and perfectly paced. I absolutely loved Shade's Lady as I've loved the whole series, so far. Horse & Marie and Boonie & Darcy have been my favourite characters, now I'll happily add Shade & Mandy to the list.
Shade's Lady was a substantial novella that was delicious, wild, bawdy, raw, funny and dramatic. But the standout feature was Mandy McBride who was a wonderfully created character - all sassy, strong, honest hearted, principled and independent. Best of all Joanna gave her a hilariously dry sense of humour which was a gem (the Wonder Woman references were a hoot).
Gorgeous Mandy didn’t have a high opinion of herself (she saw herself as "...white trash with a push up bra...") and after enduring a hard life, she had sworn off men, recognising the McBride women's curse - a history of choosing bad men. She was secretly afraid of Shade, but drawn to him like a moth to light. Shade was a scary, handsome, dark, dangerous (a killer) ultra-alpha biker president. Mandy caught his eye, but rather than being the 'quick shag' type of woman he was used to, Mandy could go toe to toe with him and others, for that matter. To him, Mandy was memorable and that was new to the 'no ties' Reaper boss-man warrior. The pair came to an agreement: a one night stand that just so happened to go on and on...no chance of commitment, right?
Shade's Lady was mostly told through Mandy's POV, but we occasionally got to read Shade's, which was a bonus. The climax/conclusion grabbed my attention and was very satisfying.
I highly recommend Joanna's lastest Reaper's MC offering to her fans or readers who like an excellent biker narrative.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 399 KB
- Print Length: 206 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1945920335
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (14 March 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1PJY8E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 331 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)