Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review 'Reaper's Rival' by Simone Elise
The steamy and dramatic sequel to the Best Selling Reaper's Claim by Simone Elise.

After the events of the first book Abby has joined her half-sister’s gang Hellbound. Can Reaper claim her back?

This life gives you regrets on a silver platter. This life makes you colder, and there is a coldness in you now Abby, and I don’t like seeing it. It is what I was trying to protect you from. You always had an innocent heart, but something got inside and messed around with it, and I don’t like it. You can come back from this. Let me take all the bad from you, so you can go back to being you. Ain’t ever gonna stop trying to make you mine.

You have to lose yourself to really find yourself. You have to crawl through the dark times to understand and crave the light. And sometimes you need to lose the man you love to realize that what you had in the first place was in fact love. We had a history between us. But more importantly, we had love between us and time doesn't affect love, or at least I hope it won't affect our love. Right now I don't belong anywhere, but I know that no matter what happens or where I am, my heart will always belong to him.

Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 22nd, 2017
Satan’s Sons MC #2
Contemporary Romance
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My Review:

A view weeks ago I read ‘Reapers Claim’ by Simone Elise, the first book in the Satan Son’s series. Although I enjoyed most of the book I had a view issues with it, for one it was a very very long book. I soon found out that more reviewers had the same problem with the book and the author and publisher decided to split the book in two, and some content which makes ‘Reaper’s Rival’. Since I read ‘Reaper’s Claim’ I already knew in big lines what was going to happen, but since there was so much new stuff added I still felt like I was reading a new book.

Splitting the first book in two was definitely a great idea. And probably necessary cause this is also not a short book. And I must admit that this book is much better now it has been split into two different books. In ‘Reaper’s Rival’, the main character Abby has joined another gang and her life has gone from being hard to being downright evil. But still after everything that’s changed, she can’t forget about Reaper.
Reaper has left Abby behind months ago with the idea of leaving her with a better life. But when he finds out that the opposite is happening, he is determined to get Abby back.

Although I enjoyed the new content, and definitely see the potential this story has I think MC novels are just not for me. It’s just way too harsh for me and I couldn’t connect with the characters at all. I honestly think the characters just acted a little childish at times. And then the murdering people? Really? I knew Abby did that after reading the first book, but somehow it just felt extra wrong to me.

There’s still a major cliff hanger in this book, and I find myself being curious about what is going to happen next to Abby and Reaper. But I’m not sure I’m going to read it. I enjoyed these two reads, but maybe that’s just enough for me.
But if you’re a fan of MC romance novels this series is definitely one you should check out.

My Rating:

About the Author:

My name is Simone, most know me as Explode. My passions are writing, tattoos and my family. Writing to me, is an outlet. I write every day, regardless of my mood or commitments. I can’t say I get inspiration for my books. They come to me out of nowhere and then I plot it out and before I know it I’m ten chapters deep.

I think everyone has a story in them but only certain people are able to tell them. Writing is an art and my work are far from masterpieces; but I still enjoy writing them. 

For more information about Simone Elise please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter.

I received this book from Inkitt in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it you aren't sure you will continue. MC books and I don't seem to get along.

    1. MC books are definitely different. I can't say that I'm hooked unfortunately.


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