Resilient: A True Brothers MC Novel

Resilient: A True Brothers MC Novel

by Gillian Archer

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Resilient: A True Brothers MC Novel by Gillian Archer

Every loner needs a family—and a heart to call home—as a strong, silent type shows the right woman that he can speak the language of love.

“The sexy, alluring bad boys of the True Brothers MC will make your mouth water.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

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:

And don’t miss RELUCTANTLY ROYAL, “an entertaining, sexy, opposites-attract romance” (Harlequin Junkie).

Praise for Resilient

“[A] roller coaster ride . . . Aggression and romance work in parallel in the seductive third True Brothers Motorcycle Club novel. . . . [Gillian] Archer keeps the pulsing energy flowing through a tautly plotted and at times violent tale. Her characters are complex people who could easily appear in anyone’s life.”Publishers Weekly

“Do you love motorcycle club romances with sexy alpha males and strong, feisty women? This book is for you! Resilient is all of that.”—Kelly’s Book Blog

“I have become a huge fan of MC books since I started reading them a little over a year ago. . . . Something about bad boys who have a heart of gold gets to me, and the men in the True Brothers MC series are definitely that.”—Life of a Crazy Mom

“For a romance novel about bikers, Resilient had a lot more twists and turns than I expected. It wasn’t just love and sex, this book actually had an awesome plot that kept me hook.”—Freeing Fantasy

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101969328
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: True Brothers MC , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 17,204
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gillian Archer has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better! When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch, indulging in her latest reality TV fixation, or baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line). Gillian Archer lives in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, gorgeous new baby, and two goofy dogs.

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Resilient: A True Brothers MC Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
belllla More than 1 year ago
3.75stars The resilient is another good book in the series. But I expected more of a plot for me it was way too predictable and what happens with Stich totally unnecessary for my opinion. Both Tank and Nicole were great characters well develop interestingly. I liked Nicol and her sassy mouth it made me laugh more than once. She was also smart and strong. Tank was a giant with a soft heart and what does two did together hot, hot and again hot. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Nicole can’t stand bikers. It is not that she doesn’t like them but she hates them. Tank is a biker and the True Brothers MC is his family and his way of life. Once again we can see how you can create a family with people that are not related to you, just out of friendship. I liked how the Brothers treat each other, teasing and joking about their relationships with their old ladies. There is a part in the book that shocked me. I cried a lot as I felt the pain in my heart. I’m not sure of seeing the point of view of the author about that part but of course, it was her decision as it is her novel. I would have liked to know more about Tank background. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy given to me by NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book love the story plot.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Nicole Walker is a bridesmaid at her friend Jessica’s wedding. Nicole doesn’t like bikers, and Jessica is marrying one. However, sexy Tank catches Nicole’s eye, and she just might make an exception for a one-time thing, no more, which suits Tank just fine. But what they say about the best laid plans… I had read an excerpt, and it sounded really good, then I made a stupid mistake: I picked up RESILIENT immediately after a rather quaint historical romance, and the language of RESILIENT startled me: it’s rough, raw, and vulgar, which I should have expected. However, after several pages, I was comfortable with it, and in fact, this turned out to be one of the highlights of the book! Tank, a biker with True Brothers MC, is rough, no-nonsense, and he has a no BS attitude, and his language reflects what he is. Nicole, a university graduate, is basically like you and me; she came across as entirely genuine, if a bit abrasive at times, but I really liked her. There are so many things I should not have liked about RESILIENT, and this is where a great writer shows us what she’s made of: Tank and Nicole bicker about so many things, amongst them that they will not have sex more than once, and it sounds so natural, I thought it was great fun. They’re stubborn, they argue, Tank is really an alpha male, but not a bully; Nicole is mulish, sometimes rather confrontational and a bit prejudiced, and it works perfectly well because the characters are extremely well-defined. It never seemed like a plot device, Tank and Nicole are simply who they are, and they came across as living, breathing entities. I am wary of MC books, it’s not a milieu I particularly enjoy, but mostly because they’re too often unrealistic, for several reasons: either too soft or too gory, or the characters simply don’t feel genuine, and it is not the case for RESILIENT. This book was a wonderful surprise on many fronts. There is a great romance, which felt real at all times; and there was one particular plot twist I would never have expected in my wildest dreams. It was my first time reading a Gillian Archer book, and definitely someone to watch as far as I’m concerned. Ms. Archer did not do one thing wrong, and did oh so many things right. RESILIENT is an MC book I would recommend to someone who never thought about reading one; excellent! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the H and h. Great characters and good addition to the series.
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in this series and it was really good! I have read all three and this was my favorite! Loved Tank and Nicole! This book has all the elements of a good MC read. Alpha males, smart, sassy women that love them, great secondary characters, believable story, mystery and suspense, funny moments, sweet and tender moments, hot and sexy times! Tank and Nicole have a rough start because of Nicole’s disdain of bikers. They both have their secrets, but Nicole is harboring a big one that needs to be out there. They can’t deny the chemistry that sizzles between them and they agree to one and done. They both don’t want commitment, but what they feel can’t be denied. I loved how they went from one and done to two and shoo. After that it was beyond their control to not continue to pursue their feelings for each other. There is a lot that goes on and the past rears its ugly head and there are horrible circumstances that arise from it. It broke my heart. The MC family rallies around their own and bring Nicole into the fold. I don’t want to give you any more information as you need to read it for yourself so you can fully enjoy! If you love MC alpha’s and strong women that love them, then this is the book for you.
DorisB More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the True Brothers MC series and I have loved them all. Resilient is about more than the inner workings of a MC club because this author knows how to write about the brotherhood these men have. It’s also about the women who stand behind their men with love, faith and determination. Tank and Nicole are two people who don’t believe in relationships lasting more than one night; this is great if you find someone who believes in the one and done theory. Nicole’s best friend was getting set to wed one of the men from the club so when the women needed someone to drive them around for the last minute details Tank was the man. Nicole is a sassy beautiful woman who had said she would never date a biker….well guess what, the sexy as sin man who was driving that day was most definitely a biker. They have both lived through a lot and kept their secrets hidden and in Nicole’s case had not even told her best friends as to the reasoning she had about staying away from bikers. So what is this big secret of Nicole’s and just how is it going to affect the True Brothers MC? Be ready to swoon and shed some tears because this author has yet again given us an intense book. Now I am anxiously waiting to see which of these men will be next to having their story told. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley for a freely given and honest review.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This is part of an MC series, now you probably feel that you can read it as a standalone, but you will get more if you read them all. So this book features, Tank and Nicole, and with all biker books, before they meet the girl they are serious about, they have the club "tramps" or the girls that they pass around, which I find disgusting, but it is to be expected in most biker books, and I knew that, but then again, these girls, should get some self respect. Anyway, that is not the story, so Tank and Nicole are attracted to each, but Nicole, detests, biker gangs, since she has had bad experience with them, however she is attracted to Tank, so propositions him to a one and done. Tank agrees, since he is not the type for a relationship, been there and done that, and failed at it. Of course, they did not stay with the arrangement. Now I have to say, I was not crazy about her so called friends, not too friendly, I only liked Brittany. So we go thru some heartache in the story, but we also get to see some love develop between Tank and Nicole, and they both deal with issue from there past. On to the next story, who will it feature?
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Nicole and Tank are made for each other. Two damaged souls that recognize each other even though neither wants anything a hook up they really want each other. One and done, yea right. Their chemistry will not let that happen and they keep coming together. Nicole wants nothing to do with bikers and we don't find out why until we get further into the book but once we find out all the pieces fall together, and Tank is not just any biker, he is a True Brother and he has a heart and knows how to use it. This can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the rest of the series as this is a good series and not a hard core MC series. **Received an ARC copy for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
Nadwa_painfullyfictional More than 1 year ago
[I received a free advance review copy in exchange for an honest review] I was so excited to dive into this book. There were some pretty hilarious scenes. That scene in the car? When Tank and Nicole were taunting and teasing each other was like, the cutest thing ever. I’d say the book started off at the light side and then started becoming a little intense. I loved the bad boy attitude with Tank. He’s a biker, could he be more badass than that? What I didn’t find satisfying enough is the characters’ backgrounds. We didn’t get to actually meet Austin, for example. And I think there are things that were left unsettled at the end. We didn’t get closure with Tank’s sister, and I’m a closure-obsessed person here. I loved the club, but it felt like when Nicole was there, especially at the end, the atmosphere was a little forced and awkward. I honestly didn’t find something extra special in Nicole and Tank’s relationship. It was all physical at first, and that was okay; it was great. Then it was your typical, wait, did I see something shift in his eyes? or, ah the feels are hitting me, am I falling for him? BUT I WANTED MOREEEE. And it wasn’t satisfying enough. There was something missing, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. He treated her well… Woah that’s it. Like, seriously, I don’t think there was anything beyond that. When Nicole’s mother would ask her “Does he treat you right?” like it’s the most important thing, like it’s the only thing that matters. And I know why she’d think it’s important, I do. But there are many other factors. I honestly didn’t see, like, actual chemistry. Beyond the physical attraction and all that. I don’t know. I really wanted this book to become my next favorite. I’m certainly not giving up on bad-boy-bikers books just yet, though.
Books6565 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC for a honest review. I've read all the True Brothers books and this one is by far the weakest. There wasn't too much of a storyline and the action came way at the end. Also it wasn't much of a surprise. The main reason I had issues was because of Nicole. She was such an unlikeable character and focused only on herself and her problems. Tank was a bit better and he definitely could hold his own against Nicole but he felt a bit flat. The whole Bridezilla thing didn't make sense with Jessica's character. It was still worth a read esp if the series is going to be continued.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
MC books aren't my usual fare but this one attracted my attention and I'm glad it did. Book 3 in the True Brothers MC. Nicole hasn't got thing one good to say about bikers despite the fact her best friends are either married to them or are going to be. Nicole is a piece of work, I liked her snark especially with the men. There's a reason for Nicole's often times brash behavior, which comes to light later in the book. Getting ready for Jessica's wedding, she and Nicole are being driven by the over the top Tank as he's known. He's been a Marine, has a sister who has a crap marriage and a divorce that put him through hell. We don't get the details here, but you can surmise. He sees his driver duty that day as punishment, having to put up with the two women, Nicole who isn't exactly pleasant to him and Jess has turned into Bridezilla. Nicole is no slouch, she's got a masters degree and works designing new computer gaming for the casinos. Her mother lives in town, they moved to Reno after her father went to jail. Nicole has some terrifying memories of her young life. She and Tank get friendly the night of the rehearsal dinner and Nicole insists it's a one and done deal. She just can't resist Tank. Tank is down for that, he's not interested in anything that resembles a relationship. So one and done become's two and shoo and on they go. Carefully but it's obvious they care about each other. Meanwhile someone has torched the MC's cycle shop the night of the wedding. This on the heels of several other incidents and they're leaning toward blaming a rival group of not so nice bikers. They even look at their new recruits. As things evolve on several fronts the story comes to a major pivot point that just made my jaw drop. It ties up most of the questions in this story. I loved Tank and Nicole together. Stella his dog was a keeper. I'll go back and read the first two books, I liked this well enough to do that. Great book. Worth the read. **arc from NetGalley and publisher in exchange for a fair review**
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Tears, Fears, Hope, Family and Love. The True Brothers MC Series by Gillian Archer embody all of these emotions! Could probably read as stand alone but not sure why one would want to deny themselves "Ruthless" and "Rebellious" both fantastic escapes in this series. This episode revolves around Nicole Walker who has been bitter over her friends Emily and Jessica finding their other halves in the True Brothers Motorcycle Club. Mystery of Nicole's disgust reveals her history of childhood abuse and her reluctance to commit to more than one night stands. Joy of Jessica and Zag's marriage leads to the chemical explosion between Nicole and Tank who is also a MC member. Nicole and Tank have one thing in common - -Love and Leave= One Night only Allowed! Some goals are meant to fail as the electric energy between this couple fails to burn out. Anxious to see where Archer leads these two wheeled tough guys. Kleenex will be needed; that is all I am saying. "A copy of this book was provided to me by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept and author via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read and my comments here are my honest opinion"
micharch More than 1 year ago
Tank and Nicole skirt around each other for many months. He is intrigued by her spit and fire. Nicole is dead set against bikers and has her reasons, which remain a secret to her friends. Their friends are getting married so the two are thrown together quite a bit in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Nicole is hot/cold towards Tank and he finds it adorable. He likes her fired up and is intrigued as to what she would be like between the sheets. Nicole, after some prodding, propositions Tank and off they go on their bumpy road of their relationship. One night was all it was supposed to be but both find they want more. We get a deeper look at Nicole and I totally understood her skewed view about bikers. She did project her past onto the True Brothers MC and it took a while for her to see that they were not the same. She gets blindsided when her past comes back to haunt her and she is left reeling. Tank and Nicole find kindred spirits in each other. Each has baggage and they try to keep it from others. Both realize that they can vent to one another and not get judged. It helped propel their relationship and was nice to see. I did like how Tank would try his best to make amends when he screwed up and saw more in Nicole than even her best friends did. Both find solace in each other. When tragedy strikes, they both have to decide whether to stay together or let guilt tear them apart. I read the first book in this series and liked this one more. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
Llin More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily requested and received an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley. This is my honest review. The story moved a bit too slow for me and I didn't really get attached to the characters. The story plot was well written with interesting characters Nicole was a smart mouth and extremely arrogant regarding her friend relationship with a biker due to her past; however, it didn't take too long and she was in the bed with Tank. Her thought was "forget the barriers,the past and now I'm dropping my panties." Tank was my type of alpha male, ex-Marine with PTSD, he is not looking for long term but sees Nicole for what she was, crazy. I loved how their history make them fearful of love and the thought of not deserving each other. I'm not going to spoil the ending but I will say the storyline was predictable with a tad of twist. Overall, it's actually a great book.
twocoulters More than 1 year ago
I loved Tank, and as a couple Tank and Nicole together were amazing - but Nicole as a singular character just let me down. I really disliked Nicole in the previous book, Ruthless. My dislike for her started with her lack of empathy for her friends. I didn't expect her to be 100% agreeable (I never am) but, her lack of support was unforgivable. I held hope that Gillian Archer would redeem her unfortunately it never happened. I felt her reasoning was lame and hiding it from her best friends was another friendship failure. The girls' friendship lacked in comparison to the brotherhood. The writing/plot are fantastic. I am looking forward to more installments.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
I enjoy MC stories but dislike the ones that involve a lot of other women drama and wild parties where anything goes. I know nothing about real life inside a club but I know what I like and Gillian Archer’s True Brothers is what I like. Nicole has been judgmental about the relationship her friends have with members of the local motorcycle club. She has a deep aversion to bikers and doesn’t hide that fact from anyone, not even the bikers themselves. So when things start to heat up between her and Tank, she decides to throw disdain to the side and enjoy him for one night. It’s just one night after all. Tank struggles with memories of the war as well as the memory of his ex-wife and what she tried to do to him. He is not in a place, nor will he ever be, to settle down in a committed relationship again. When Nicole suggests one night but with the warning that he not expect more, he’s shocked. He’s the one who has to do the warning, not the women he spends the night with. This couple have both been damaged by their pasts but together they work through their struggles in an adult and realistic manner. I loved that Nicole was sassy and snarky and that Tank fell for her, not in spite of it, but because of it. There was a fine line with her character where I could have disliked her but having access to her thoughts showed me where she was coming from. Tank is a wonderful protective alpha hero that isn’t afraid to show his pain to her. This was a fast paced read that once started I could not stop. Filled with humor, great characters, hot sex, and even some tears, I loved it all. I am most curious to see which of the members will next have the honor of coming to life by Ms. Archer’s talented hands. ARC provided by Netgalley Dual POV Safe Possible Triggers - (view spoiler)
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
I discovered this Series by Gillian Archer by accident, and I have been a huge fan of her work ever since. I was super excited when I got the latest installment through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am more than happy to provide. The relationship between Tank and Nicole had plenty of sexual tension a good storyline, and lets not forget some very steamy love scenes, and it moved along at a good pace. I don't think you would need the read the two previous books in order to enjoy this read, but if you are not familiar with them I would suggest you do, just so you get a better picture of all the main characters. I hope that there will be many more books in the series, I can't wait to see what will happen next. I pretty much devoured this read and just for fun I am rereading the whole series all over again at my leisure.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Nicole Walker wants nothing to do with the bikers her friends have fallen far. Her no good abusive father was a biker and she wants nothing to do with that life. Why then can't she get Tank out of her head. Tank is big, mean and completely gorgeous. He's a biker to the core though. The club is his family and he'll do anything to defend it. When Nicole is in danger those protective instincts kick in and he'll keep her safe no matter what. Will his heart be able to survive unscathed?? Very well written. On the softer side of MC books but well done nonetheless. Great characters and an intriguing plot make this an excellent read. I highly recommend it.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Zag has been my favorite but I think Tank has knocked him down to 2nd place. I loved Tank! I also love that the author is keeping this MC series a safe read for us readers who aren't a fan of cheating or mistreatment of women. She did however, throw a wrench into this book. Nothing against the main characters, but it still made me cry. Besides that the only thing I didn't care for was the couples need to keep things from going serious at first. They stayed loyal to each other, but was in complete denial for the first half of the book. Once they got over that bull, I truly enjoyed this couple together. I'm glad the author gave us time with them together and happy instead of it being rushed at the end. I can't decide who I want her to write about next...Axle or Bam Bam. ARC provided by NetGalley.