Series: True Brothers MC #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Resilient, Rough Ride
Also by this author: Resilient, Rough Ride
Every rebel needs a cause—and a woman to believe in. Discover why Heidi McLaughlin raves that “the sexy, alluring bad boys of the True Brothers MC will make your mouth water” in this smoldering novel from the author of Ruthless.
The black-leather-clad biker who just roared up on his Harley doesn’t resemble any single father Emily Clark has ever known. But as she watches “Reb” bonding with his son, Emily realizes there’s a lot more to this bad boy than his alpha-male attitude or his sinful good looks. And when Reb takes an interest in her, there’s no way she can resist his surprisingly tender touch. The one thing Emily won’t give up is her hard-won independence.
As president of the True Brothers MC, Reb owes a sacred debt of loyalty to the club, but his first priority is making sure that his son grows up right. Pursuing an unexpected affair with Emily is a close second. Then a violent stalker threatens her life, and this unconventional guardian angel really turns up the heat. Nobody messes with Reb, or anyone under his protection. Trouble is, how’s he supposed to defend Emily when she insists on going it alone? He’s willing to put his life on the line for her. Now, maybe, he needs to open his heart.
I am always attracted to stories where a woman has overcome an abusive relationship, so Rebellious grabbed my attention right away. Gillian Archer is also a new-to-me author!
Emily is a school librarian who is barely making ends meet. Tucker lives next door with his mom, but she often leaves him. Emily comes home one day to find him sitting out in front of their apartment complex with a grocery bag full of junk food and realizes that his mom has left for the weekend. Emily eventually gets Tuck to tell her where she can find his father and she decides to take Tuck there. Tuck’s father is the president of the MC club and pretty much scares the shit out of Emily.
So, there is insta-lust between Emily and Reb, even though he scares her and she isn’t sure what to think of it all. This of course leads to the crazy hot sex. Predictable? Sure, but still enjoyable really. If you are okay with the insta-lust thing, this book will be a great read!
Reb’s club is somewhere in-between the certainly bad guys and the we all just hang together because we have motorcycles type of club. They have no issues with illegal activity, their club is filled with club whores, and they certainly have killed people. I felt it was a more believable take on an MC club without being so over the top that you just didn’t feel comfortable with it.
Cover thoughts: I love this cover!
- POV: 1st (Emily) and 3rd (Reb)
- Tears: no
- Trope: MC Club
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Emily is a domestic violence survivor; while the abuse is mentioned, it is not described in detail « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, with an epilogue that takes place 2 weeks later. « Hide Spoiler