Series: True Brothers MC #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Reno, NV
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Rebellious, Resilient
Also by this author: Rebellious, Resilient
Hang on tight. When it comes to love, this loyal soldier plays rough.
Two years ago I would’ve made a play for a guy like “Bam” in a heartbeat. That was before my father died in a puddle of blood in the middle of a parking lot, before I swore off his fellow bikers and their stupid “business.” But I still need answers about what happened to my dad, which is why I’m poking around at a nightclub owned by the Russian mafia. And that’s where I run into Bam, who carries me out of the club in his ridiculously strong arms like I was True Brothers property.
Motorcycle club princess Amber Bennett is the last person I’d expect to see at a club like Howl. She’s flirting with some dangerous people, and it’s my duty to step in and protect her before she gets in over her head. Like I don’t have enough on my mind without cleaning up Amber’s drama. Besides, she’s the definition of off-limits. If only she weren’t so f***ing hot. And determined to take care of everything herself. And oddly vulnerable. Because when we cross the line, I’m forced to choose between my true family — or my true feelings.
Look for all of Gillian Archer’s smoldering True Brothers MC romances:RUTHLESS | REBELLIOUS | RESILIENT | ROUGH RIDE
Rough Ride is part MC romance, with a dash of crazy Russian mob, and a Romeo/Juliet twist! Having read the previous books, I knew I enjoyed the world Archer created. Bam and Amber’s story was delightful!
Amber’s dad, Stitch, was in the True Brothers MC until he was shot by a rival gang member and died. Amber’s mom crumbled under her grief and her brother abandoned them. Amber had to quit college, take a job as a cocktail waitress at a local casino, and assume the role of adult of the house-paying the bills and cleaning up her mom’s drunken mess nightly. Still desperate for answers about her father’s death, she heads to a bar owned by the Russian mafia and meets Ruslan. She quickly realizes that she is in WAY over her head but its too late-Ruslan has decided he wants Amber and will do whatever it takes to have her.
I really sympathize with Amber and my heart hurt for her. She is pissed at the club for totally abandoning her and her mom after Stitch died. She calls them out on it too. Bam had no idea that no one had been helping them and that no one knew how bad things had gotten. He steps up but Amber is not buying it. He also steps up to help when Ruslan’s gifts get to be a bit much. Bam doesn’t feel like he is good enough for Amber and Amber doesn’t want the biker bitch life. But, man, once they admit their feelings, these two are #relationshipgoals! Holy moly! What Bam was willing to give up for her? Swoon! Amber has a flashback at the end of her father’s death and I loved the way Archer wrote it!
Rough Ride was probably my favorite of the series so far because of Bam and Amber! Their story is sweet and endearing and totally had me crying a few times! I really hope Archer continues the series because I am falling for her True Brothers for sure!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: yes
- Trope: MC club, mafia/mob
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler