*I received a free copy of Ruthless from Loveswept via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: True Brothers MC #1
Published by Loveswept on 12 April 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Every girl needs a guardian angel—even if he wears black leather. In the first novel of her scintillating True Brothers MC series, Gillian Archer introduces readers to a sexy-as-sin biker . . . and the woman wild enough to tame him.
After dinner with the most arrogant man in the world, Jessica Miller is shocked when her blind date tries to maul her in the parking lot. Enter “Zag”: the brooding, bruising alpha male who jumps off his motorcycle and teaches the jerk a lesson he won’t forget. After getting one taste of a bad boy who lives on the edge, Jessica’s hooked. Zag’s willing to give her the ride of her life. But she needs to wrap her arms around his powerful chest and hold on—tight.
Zag knows firsthand that the True Brothers MC isn’t for the faint of heart. He only intends to show beautiful, innocent Jessica a few cheap thrills to satisfy her curiosity. But the more he lets her in, the more Zag comes to depend on her gentle touch to help heal the wounds that he’s been denying for so long. Now, a rival gang has set its sights on Jessica, and Zag must step up once again. He just hopes he can go the distance to protect the woman he loveS.
Ruthless is a whirlwind of hotness, danger, sadness, new beginnings and strong friendships.
I don’t know what it is about bad boys, but these days, I really want them. Ruthless delivered, as Zag was deliciously bad, but not evil, if you know what I mean. He was the enforcer in the True Brothers MC, and I loved how he and Jessica met. Not because I enjoyed the violence against Jess (her date didn’t take no for an answer after he had walked her to her car) but because Zag heard her scream from across the parking lot and came to her rescue. Just because he didn’t agree with anyone putting their hands on a woman. Without her consent. What’s not t love about that?
Jess was a bit hesitant to go further than one night with Zag, though, because she was a bit scared about the MC aspect of him. Was he in a gang? Just a club? Ruthless definitely shows the readers that we shouldn’t judge too fast, and that sometimes the ‘bad boys’ are really the good ones. And that even if there are some bad apples – just like there can be anywhere – a whole group shouldn’t suffer the consequences for the choices of a few.
Between the seriously hot chemistry Zag and Jess have from the start, and the lurking danger that surrounds them, Ruthless was an amazing start to this series, and I look forward to reading more about these true brothers. I read the 2nd book, Rebellious, first, and that didn’t hamper my enjoyment even a little bit.
Written in first person, past tense, with chapters from either Jess or Zag’s point of view, the story flowed seamlessly, and I really got to know the main characters very well. If you’re looking for a hot biker to keep you company on a dark, cool fall night, Ruthless should make its way to your shelf.
I was starting to doubt if last night’s sex was really worth this morning’s awkwardness. Oh, who was I kidding? It so was.
“No screwing with you before your morning coffee. Got it.” His lips rasped against my temple and I couldn’t resist the urge to melt into his embrace just a little bit.
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