Series: True Brothers MC #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Rebellious, Rough Ride
Also by this author: Rebellious, Rough Ride
Every loner needs a family—and a heart to call home. The bad-boy bikers of the True Brothers MC make good as a strong, silent type shows the right woman that he can speak the language of love. With her lowlife father in prison for manslaughter, Nicole Walker keeps her distance from the biker scene—until she meets the stud running security at her best friend’s wedding. “Tank” is big, mean, and trouble from every direction. Yet Nicole can’t take her eyes off his chiseled body, or deny the pure electricity she feels when he returns her gaze. Guys like Tank are supposed to be a one-way ride to heartbreak. So why, after a scorching night in his bed, does Nicole only want more? From his tour in the Marines to his sister’s disastrous marriage, Tank has seen the worst that life has to offer. Ever since his father’s death, Tank’s been fiercely protective of his family—and the True Brothers have always had his back. But nothing could prepare him for a woman like Nicole, who’s determined to break down the walls around his heart. When violence strikes, placing Nicole in harm’s way, Tank digs deep to find the courage to keep her safe—and the strength to love without limits. Look for all of Gillian Archer’s smoldering True Brothers MC romances:RUTHLESS | REBELLIOUS | RESILIENT “Hang on tight! The True Brothers MC will take you on one helluva sexy ride!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy “Ruthless does not disappoint. The sexy, alluring bad boys of the True Brothers MC will make your mouth water.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin “I don’t read books about motorcycle clubs. But I do now! Heartfelt, intense, and extremely sexy, Rebellious has me hooked.”—Cecy Robson, author of Once Pure and Once Kissed Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Resilient is book 3 in the True Brothers MC series. There are some crossover story arcs so it might be best to read in order. The book starts with the wedding of a previous couple, Jessica and Zag. Nicole is Jessica’s friend and she has a very strong hatred for bikers. She is a bit rude and condescending about it really.
You do learn Nicole’s reasons for her strong feelings about bikers. She does have valid reasons from her past that make her cautious. However, I still thought her actions and comments were uncalled for and over the top at times. She is so judgmental of everyone-her mom, bikers, her friends. She just came off as a bit of a bitter person.
Tank was a likable character! He is a former Marine who has his own sad backstory. While he had issues with his ex, he didn’t come off as judgmental as Nicole did about her past. He is very closed off though. These two just did everything in their power to make things difficult!
There is the drama and danger of other clubs that really propels the action after the 50% mark. It took a while to get into the suspense part of the story though. The first half focuses almost exclusively on setting up Nicole and Tank as characters, and as I mentioned, they were tough to relate to at times. So, I wasn’t sure I was going to finish the book because I was struggling so much with Nicole. However, once the story got deeper into the danger and drama from OUTSIDE these 2, I was more involved.
True Brothers MC is not a 1% -er club, but the danger is from the nearby clubs who aren’t so honest! They aren’t boy scouts either, so don’t worry-there is plenty of bad boys around! Resilient weaves the tale of 2 damaged souls finding each other despite their past and through the danger of club life.
- POV: 1st (dual)
- Tears: no
- Trope: dysfunctional family, MC club
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Nicole was abused by her father « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler