Rough Ride: A True Brothers MC Novel

Rough Ride: A True Brothers MC Novel

by Gillian Archer

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ISBN-13: 9781101969540
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Series: True Brothers MC , #4
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 9,179
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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Amber

I felt a bit conflicted as I stood in front of my locker and reached for the dress that Sydney had begged me to wear tonight. For the first time since I took this job, I’d felt confident and . . . well, sexy, as I walked around the casino floor in my tiny uniform. Usually I had all these voices in my head telling me I wasn’t tall enough or that I didn’t fill out the top of my bustier enough to warrant the kind of tips the other girls got. But tonight, I could feel Bam’s eyes on me the entire night. And the few (okay more than a few) times I peeked in his direction, his hooded gaze made me feel alive. Hot and bothered, actually, if I were honest with myself. Confident, even.

And when that one guy got a little handsy, the menace emanating from Bam was intense. I knew I had to handle the situation quickly before there was bloodshed. He was ready to go to battle—for me.

But the conflicted part came in toward the end of the night when there was that weird confrontation with Bam and one of his girls. They were obviously arguing but had been quiet enough that I couldn’t make out the words. Right up until Bam sarcastically shouted “Love you,” as the woman walked away.

Dick.

Okay, I might’ve been a bit curious as to what that’d been about. Who was she? A jealous ex? But then why did he shout love you? Maybe she ended things and he was heartbroken about it?

And maybe I’d be going to college next semester. Both were just as likely to be true.

But seriously, was that who his type was? She looked older than him. Was he into chasing cougars? Even given the age difference, she was gorgeous. And tall and built and everything I wasn’t.

So, I felt especially silly when I left the locker room in the dress my bestie had chosen for me to seduce Bam with. She’d been so certain that he was the one, and that my reaction to him was different. Special. Now I knew better. If that was the type of woman Bam wanted, I’d never had a chance.

Not that I wanted one, of course.

Bam’s eyes ran the length of my body before meeting mine. There was a flat, soulless quality that hadn’t been there before. His voice was barely a rumble when he finally spoke. “You know you never told me where you’re going after work. Who are you meeting up with?”

“No one.” I took off down the hallway toward the parking garage with Bam hot on my heels. At least he’d dropped the talk about my horrible uniform. But then I imagine after seven hours of watching me prance around in it, the uniform had lost its zing.

“Yeah, you said that. I didn’t believe you before, and I sure as hell don’t believe you now. Who are you meeting tonight?”

I’d reached the double doors at the end of the hallway, so I turned around to face Bam. A quick glance over his shoulder told me we were alone for the moment, so I let him have it. “No one, okay? There’s no one. I work crap hours at a job I don’t particularly like—the outfit is ridiculous, my feet hurt, and the tips suck—then I go home and pick up the pieces of my family. I don’t have time to meet anyone, so there’s no one in my life.”

“Then why the dress?”

“My best friend, Sydney, thought . . . You know what? It doesn’t matter. I’m going home, and that’s all you need to know.” I turned around and waved my key card at the sensor.

“You’re only, what? Twenty-one? Two? You got plenty of time to meet someone.”

I really hated the sensor on this side of the door. It always took forever for me to find the sweet spot that activated it. I continued to wave my card at the obnoxious thing. “Well, you would know.”

“What the hell are you talking about?”

“'The blonde? From earlier? It was obvious that she wasn’t happy with your . . . services.” I glared at the sensor and barely suppressed the urge to give it a roundhouse kick. Stupid machine. “You know what? I give up. Let’s go out through the casino and walk around.”

“ ‘The blonde from earlier?’ The one at the bar?” Bam’s eyebrows met his hairline. “You mean my mom?”

I froze. His mom? That woman with all the hair and dirty sneers was his mother? I slowly turned around to face him. He did that annoying thing where he raised only one eyebrow.

“I thought . . .”

“Yeah, I know.” An undercurrent of laughter tinged his words.

“It’s just . . . She was all . . . And you were all . . .”

He smirked then nodded slightly.

I sighed. “I’m sorry. I assumed, and I guess I shouldn’t.”

“I’m not gonna deny that I have been known to have some slutty ways, but no one has ever complained about my . . . services.” He paused while he took in my flushed cheeks before continuing. “But that—tonight at the bar—was a whole different shitshow.”

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Rough Ride: A True Brothers MC Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Awesome series.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Grest characters and a girl who is not a doormat. Realky smoken hero!
DorisB 12 months ago
I am hooked on the True Brothers MC series and was glad that now we have Bam Bam’s story. Even though Amber was a MC Princess she had to leave college to take care of her grief stricken mother, Brittany, so that there was someone home to take care of all the bills and pull her mother out of her own puke since she had hit the bottle since her husband was gone. None of the True Brothers MC, including her own brother who was prospecting for them, was around since her dad died to help out in anyway so that meant that Amber had to take a skeevy job as a cocktail waitress in a casino with grabby handed men. Now the MC was finally opening their eyes to all that had been going on to their fallen brother, Stitch’s family. Once known that Amber was being stalked by a Russian Mafia kingpin Bam Bam informed the club and set about making himself her main bodyguard. Bam had a lot to overcome since Amber now hated the MC who left her to pick up her family’s pieces. This book was such a page turner and hooked me from the start. Rough Ride gave me everything I want in a MC book and sprinkled just the right amount of humor in to take you down from some “in your face” moments. Decisions had to be made and pasts overcome. If you haven’t read the rest of the True Brothers MC series, you are missing out. I can’t wait to see what Brother Ms. Archer gives us next.
UpAllNightBB 12 months ago
5 Stars Review by Angelique Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Mafia and tongues and threats to your balls. You sure know how to live. Ha! How on earth does one get over a sexy Viking-looking caveman biker? You don’t. If you’ve ever wondered about how Gillian Archer manages to keep people from their beauty sleep, let her introduce you to Bam Bam and Kitten, both the main characters in her fourth installment of the True Brothers MC series, Rough Ride. MC princess and very-off-limits, Amber proves to be everything Bam doesn’t want or need in his life. He, however, reluctantly has to let her ride on the back of his bike to drop her off at home. Bam is all long blonde hair and beard. But he’s also human and we find more and more of his layers removed as the story moves on. Amber, feisty and strong and quick to tell you where you can jump off. She’s annoyed with being followed and more so by this blonde Viking-looking biker who seems just as irate as she is with the situation. She doesn’t let up too easily but given enough time, she finds the upside of being under Bam's eyes. It was sweet in that badass-biker-who-had-feelings-for-me-and-didn’t-want-to-piss-me-off kinda way. Too bad there’s a Russian mafioso who can’t seem to read between or above any lines. Things never go as they should and with a few unexpected twists and turns and wanting to punch through a wall yourself, things eventually go much, much better. Bam is drawn in but Amber isn’t someone who can be used and tossed away like a toy he might get bored with, as his brothers who form the rest of his biker group are quick to remind him. I’ve always been a smart-ass. I was just hiding it behind my raging paranoia and rampant stupidity. But with a very important and altering decision to make, does he brave it for a chance to make the rest of his life one hell of a sweet ride with a woman who matches his stubborn and crazy or for the men who have been his closest family for as far back as he can remember? This. Book. Is. So. Damn. Good. It’s an epic-badass-biker-who-melts-your heart-kind of five star read!
TheBookNookBlog 12 months ago
After the unexpected loss of her father, Amber Bennett struggles to care for her family and keep them from falling to pieces. Her mother is continuously passed out from alcohol while trying to mend her grieving heart and Amber's brother is no where to be found while he is prospecting for their father's motorcycle club. Late one night Amber decides to seek out some answers about her father's death and visits a local club known to be controlled by the Russian mafia. Her bravery and gorgeous looks capture the attention of Ruslan, second in line to the Russian group. Amber finds herself in trouble when Ruslan decides to claim her for his own, only to be rescued by her late father's motorcycle group, True Brothers. A gorgeous biker named Hunter "Bam" Kincaid wisks Amber away to safety and keeps guard over her during the next several weeks to ward off Ruslan and his men. The mutual desire between Amber and Bam has them fighting against what they want and what is expected of them. Bam is willing to give up the only family that he has, his club brothers, in order to claim Amber as his own. Will Amber give in to their undeniable chemistry and find a happily ever after? Or will she chose to protect herself and avoid Bam and the True Brothers to prevent history from repeating itself? (I received an ARC of Rough Ride from Gillian Archer and Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review.) Who doesn't love a ripped, gorgeous biker in a motorcyble club? Bam is not only a dreamy biker, he is also sweet, caring, and will do anything for those that he cares about. He is willing to lay his life on the line for his club brothers and the woman of his dreams, Amber. Both Bam and Amber have experienced the pain of losing a loved one and together the help each other heal and start a new chapter in their lives. You'll be falling for this smoldering MC love story in no time!
DebraSchwartz1971 12 months ago
Take a motorcycle club and the mafia, and think of all the possibilities. This is the first book I’ve read by Gillian Archer and I was looking forward to this combination. Amber’s father Stitch belonged to the True Brothers MC. A year earlier her father was shot dead in a parking lot and her mother has fallen apart, forcing Amber to take care of everything. She keeps asking questions about what happened but no one will talk to her. All she knows is it was a biker from a rival MC and the biker was turned over to the Russian mafia. So Amber shows up at Howl, the mafia’s bar. There she meets Ruslan, the son of the head of the mafia and she tells him she wants to know her father’s killer died painfully. He is attracted to her, they kiss, and suddenly the office door opens and it is men from her father’s MC. Bam, a huge biker, tosses Amber over his shoulder and takes off with her as the bikers claim she is club property since her father belonged to their MC. Ruslan starts sending her gifts and soon Amber has a bodyguard 24/7 as they try to keep Ruslan away from Amber since Ruslan seems obsessed with her. All the time Bam and Amber spend together starts to affect them. At first, I was surprised that Stitch’s MC hadn’t kept up with his family. The mother’s girlfriends also seemed out of the picture. For a group that feels like family, it was weird that they didn’t know how Amber and her mother were struggling. I was disappointed with the way Ruslan was depicted, I know he was a bad guy, but I would have preferred a less extreme depiction. Amber annoyed me at times, she just spent too much time ranting at Ruslan ignoring everything going on around her, including when lives were at risk. Bam was perfect, a good balance between what he wanted and what he feared, plus he was a really good person. I received a copy of Rough Ride from Net Galley
nelriv 12 months ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This book was the fourth in the series and I hope you read the previous four to get a better feel..This book was all about the Bam, he was it to me. Amber was annoying to me at first but she eventually won me over and yes I did take into consideration what she went thru and what she was going thru. We had some funny moments that I really liked to combat some of the sadness..
micharch 12 months ago
Amber and Bam do not have the greatest respect for each other upon their first official meeting. Amber has found herself in a bit of a situation after going off on her own to find answers to her father's death. She wants assurances that the man who murdered her father has been at least made to suffer for his death. Amber gets stonewalled by the True Brothers MC so she takes matters into her own hands. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself the attention of the Russian mafia. She gets unexpectedly rescued by Axle and Bam who were there for a meeting. She is still very unforgiving of the club and it's members after the death of her father. She lashes out at Bam Bam and pretty much acted like a toddler on their ride home. Bam knows that Amber is off-limits as she is considered a Club Princess. Amber's father, Stitch, was killed about a year ago and though he barely knew him, he knew what a good man he was. Bam is stunned to find that Amber and her mother have been struggling both emotionally and financially as badly as they have. Bam starts to have some respect for Amber and finds himself drawn to her. Bam didn't just see Amber as a spoiled brat, he saw beneath that to her strength of picking of the pieces of her life and trying to be there for her mother. Amber left college in order to take on the financial responsibilities of her mother. Her mother, Brittany, has fallen hard into the bottle and can't seem to find her way out. Amber is fully aware that her family doesn't acknowledge issues, they just sweep them under the rug and pretend they aren't there. Amber is feeling the weight of the pressure of taking on too much responsibility and lashes out at Bam quite a bit for it. Bam, to his credit, takes some well deserved anger back to the club and questions why more isn't being done for Amber and her mother. The Russian situation doesn't not get resolved quickly or easily. Bam and Amber both fight their attraction way too long and the book did start out kind of slow. I liked how Bam put it all on the line for Amber. When he realized how much he was feeling towards her it came as a shock to him, but it wasn't really a surprise to anyone else. I liked how he didn't back down from any demands or ultimatums placed upon him by the club. Amber did have some growing up to do in this book but she did get there with some help from her family and friends. Overall it was a good read and it fit right in with the rest of the books in this series. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
MalkaShayna 12 months ago
Previously, Stitch, the President of the True Brothers MC, was gunned down. While the club members took care of the assailants, and took Stitches's son Jackson in as a prospect , they did not keep an eye on his wife and daughter. Brittney fell apart so Amber had to quit college and take a job as a cocktail waitress at a nightclub, to cover the mortgage and pay the bills. She is very anger that the new President, would only tell her that the murderer was taken care, but not any details, which she needs to move on, so she goes to the Russian mafia who took care of the killer, for more information. Not a good move. The son, Ruslan, takes a liking to Amber and stalks her with gifts. New member, Bam is assigned to watch her. Bam recently lost his grandmother, the only family who ever cared about him, and was mentored by Maverick as a teenager and sponsored by him for the club.. He isn't thrilled with the assignment of being Amber's bodyguard and she wasn't nothing to do with him, but after he realizes what has happened to Brittney, and reports back to the club members so she gets help, Amber softens up to him and he begins to feel like she is his. But nothing is ever that simple. I know nothing about motorcycles or MC, but have nonetheless enjoyed reading this series, because of the cleverly developed characters and interesting plots. One caveat: While the covers on the previous books reflected the character, the model on one not only misses the mark but is the exact opposite of how Bam is describer, Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Whoever picked the cover, clearly did not bother to read the book.
carvanz 12 months ago
Amber’s father, a True Brother club member, was shot a year ago. She is adamant about finding information leading to the person who was responsible but has been stonewalled by the club. When she questions someone from the Russian mafia about it, things take a slight turn. And suddenly she’s being thrown over Bam’s shoulder and ushered out of the meeting. The last thing she wants is to get involved with a club member but Bam’s constant vigilance slowly begins to wear her down. Bam knew who Amber was, had even seen her a time or two. Nevertheless, he wasn’t prepared for the instant attraction he felt when he came face to face with her. But she’s club property and a club princess to boot and he’s not worthy of her. When things heat up with Amber’s Russian suitor he has to take a stand and then hopes his brother’s won’t kill him for it. I loved Bam so much! He’s just a great big hunky teddy bear when it comes to Amber. Once his decision to claim her is made he doesn’t fight it. He was so sweet and gentle and even a bit humorous as he walked her through the beginning of their relationship. Amber was living with anger from the shooting but when the opportunity to accept Bam’s ownership arrived, she didn’t hesitate. Unfortunately, when things turn nasty she is thrown back into the past and an up-close and personal view of what her future could look like. This was a fast paced read with a nice bit of steam and some decent chemistry. I loved the brothers as well as Amber’s best friend. It’s actually a rather low angst story with just a bit of drama. It gives us a tiny look at club life with the True Brothers but I wouldn’t have minded more. This is a great read for some chill time with a comfortable book that requires little more than for the reader to just sit back and enjoy. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Random House Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
lucy117 12 months ago
I was given ARC copy in exchange of my honest review. Amber Bennett wants to know that the guy that killed her father,Stitch a member of True Brothers MC, suffered before he died. Bam is a member of TBMC , who has to watch and protect over Amber after she was found at Howl that is own by the Russian Mafia. Amber is scare because Ruslan is sending her gifts of the guy that murder her dad and turns to Bam-bam for help. Bam has his own problems with his Mother trying to sue him . Now he has to watch Amber. Can he save her and fall in love or will he die also!!
PennieM 12 months ago
Oh, this one is good! Amber Bennett is looking for answers on how her father died and the club is not giving her answers, so she goes searching and ends up getting the attention of the Russian mafia. Now she has an unwanted Russian stalker but she also has the protection of Bam and the True Brothers. Bam stepped up and even though he didn't want any woman on the back of his bike, Amber ends up there and there she stays. This book is full of chemistry and romance and so much fun and bantering the pages just kept on turning. This is a great series and not the typical MC book but I definitely recommend it. This can be read as a standalone but I do recommend the rest of the series too. **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
mamalovestoread22 12 months ago
Amber Bennett is searching for answers, ones that will put her on the path of finding out who murdered her father and permanently broke her family. Her search leads her to the door of a seedy looking bar in a desolate area, and puts in the presence of a very dangerous man with lots of connections and lots of resources; surely he can help her find what she craves to know. But before she can really lay any groundwork for her little plan, they are interrupted by her fathers MC club, and within minutes of their arrival she's tossed over Bam's shoulder and hauled out the door, and far away from the man who might be able to help her with her search. Now how is she supposed to learn the truth about her fathers death... As soon as Bam enters Howl and spies motorcycle princess Amber Bennett cozied up to a very dangerous mafia man named Ruslan he can't help but walk across the bar and pull her out of his embrace and race towards safety. She has no idea who she is in the company of, or the power he holds, and Bam isn't about to see this beautiful woman fall victim to Ruslan's dangerous life... but Ruslan isn't about to give up that easily. With danger constantly lurking and Ruslan sniffing around her, Bam soon finds himself spending a lot more time with Amber than he ever anticipated, and before long this trouble-making beauty starts to work her way into his steel trap of a heart. And that's a whole new kind of trouble that he doesn't need, or does he? Within the pages Rough Ride lies an addictive, and pulse pounding tale that is certain to have you blushing one minute and on the edge of your seat the next... it's downright mesmerizing! It's been a while since my last visit with the men of the True Brothers MC club and I have to say it didn't take no time at all for me to make myself right at home with them, they are quite a welcoming, (and oh so sexy) bunch. Bam was quite the character, he has a tough gritty side, but every now and again you see a glimpse of a caring and sweet gentleman there too, and of course he is as smooth as all get out too... the man is a gifted dirty talker that is for certain! This was such a wonderful addition to the series, it had moments of suspense, moments that spoke to the heart, and of course moments to awaken your passionate side... all around good read! Highly recommend!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
Buecherwurm161 12 months ago
Very entertaining Read. I was lucky enough to have gotten a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am always happy to provide. I became a fan of Gillian Archer after I read the first book in the series and I hope that there will be many more to come. I liked the characters and the storyline, and even though its part of a series you can enjoy the book without being lost in what is going on if you are not familiar with them, there was plenty of action and romance and the emotional ups and downs that comes with love.
Bette313 12 months ago
I've really enjoyed this entire series and this book is a fantastic addition. I like Ms. Archer's writing style and the way she so nicely blends the gruff workings of the MC world with a sweet heartfelt romance. In this book we see Bam Bam get pulled in by the very off limits MC princess Amber. She is determined to get answers about her father's death and Amber is not accepting the "club business" excuse for not answering her questions. She finds herself in a couple of rough spots and somehow Bam is always there to bail her out. She doesn't want to get pulled into the MC world again but the more time she spends with Bam the harder he is to resist. There's lots of action and romance in this one making it one great read. I highly recommend it.
MusicInPrint 12 months ago
Love Archer's series of the True Brothers MC. All in this series are excellent and follow the same group of characters in excellent plot and romance scrips. Bam is a newly patched member of the club and Amber is off limits to him. Both find themselves in dangerous situations that will put a strain on their attraction to each other. If you like the tough visible individual with a heart hidden inside; you will love this series. Look forward to her next. Great author skills. "A copy of this book was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
MBurton 12 months ago
If you are like me and enjoy a good MC book but want it as a safe read without all the club women and cheating, then you need to read this series by Gillian Archer. It's completely safe. Well, there is violence but you don't have to worry about the men straying. It may take them a bit to acknowledge their feelings but so far the men are loyal to the women. This one was a bit more exciting due to the fact the Amber drew the attention of Ruslan from the Russian mafia. It's not a love triangle but he does seem to think he's in love with her. He was sweet in a psychotic sort of way. Amber can thank Ruslan for getting Bam in her life because of his stalkerish ways. I liked seeing Bam's protectiveness towards Amber and I loved them as a couple. They are younger and you can see a bit of immaturity there but overall I really liked this couple. Arc provided by NetGalley.
ViperSpaulding 12 months ago
Bikers are one of my favorite romance sub-genres, and this one was very well written. I didn't much like the opening scene, but since a great deal of the drama in the story revolved around the ensuing pseudo love triangle, I understand why it started that way. After that, once Bam is introduced, the story gets right down to it and it's a thrilling ride to the HEA. Amber has had enough of the biker mentality of keeping their women in the dark, so she's determined to find out what happened to the man who killed her father, regardless of the risks involved with asking questions of the Russian Mafia. Bam is at first assigned to get her safely home, but then he starts to put himself at the front of her protection detail even though she makes it clear she has no interest in following in her mother's footsteps. This story shows us the full three-dimensional life of guys who are most often written off as "just bikers." Amber and Bam find their own way, regardless of the club's involvement. The author depicts the MC lifestyle with compassion as well as gritty realism. Despite being book 4 in a series, it works perfectly as a standalone and doesn't leave any loose ends. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.