Author: Joanna Wylde
Series: Silver Valley Series #1
Published on: April 7, 2015
Page Count: 448
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...
This will be only my second Joanna Wylde read. I seem to have a thing for the first book in all her series since the last one I read was Reapers Property. While I did enjoy Reapers Property it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me to pick up the rest of the books in the series. Luckily Silver Bastard has changed that way of thinking.
They story of Puck and Becca was full of some great sex scenes but also some very real issues. Not only with main characters but also with the background story of Silver Valley itself. The area that houses the center of the new series in Callup, Idaho.
Puck and Becca’s story starts 5 years prior when they both meet. After getting released from jail he was thrown a party by his club and meets Becca there. After some seriously messed up stuff goes down he ends taking Becca from her home in California to Idaho with him. View Spoiler »What happens in the prologue is very messed up. Puck finds out the next day that not only is Becca ONLY 16 and still in high school but that she is being pimped out by her stepdad who beats her. This not only disgusts him but statutory rape is violation of his parole. « Hide Spoiler
Jump 5 years and Becca is now 21 years old and attending beauty school. After getting transplanted in Idaho, the Silver Bastards set her up with a very sweet old couple that love her and treat her as their own. Puck also keeps an eye out for her from a far but letting her live her life. Well it seems Puck has finally come back to Callup to stay thus beginning the hot as sin sexual chemistry between him and Becca. Puck and Becca’s relationship is hard won battle. You feel it through the entire story. Becca has a lot of baggage from her past and Puck is major trigger for it but the reward is very sweet by the end. It helps that Becca is just badass. I had to give her respect that even with all her crazy she was a tough cookie.
I enjoyed Ms. Wyldes writing very much. I feel like I forgot that the first time around but I am so glad it got renewed in this book. I loved that way she wrote both Becca and Puck. They are not sweet or nice. You will find no hearts, roses or whispered sweet nothings. You will get dirty, raw and real. Puck is rough in all things and Becca has temper that gets her in A LOT of trouble. I was lost in some places regarding the backstory of Silver Valley and the “Laughing Tess” (which I think is mountain that is still mined?) but I did like how this was based on real places and events. The backstory brought a real genuineness and meat to the storyline that I very much enjoyed.
I am very excited to see where this series goes. I fell in book love with many of the Silver Bastards MC and I am excited to see them all get stories. I am also considering going back and catching up on my Reapers MC since this did a great job of reminding me why I did enjoy them. There was something that was just missing for me that I can’t exactly peg thus the 4 star rating but Silver Bastard is very SOLID READ that should definitely be checked 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.”