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Ruthless

(True Brothers MC #1)

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,190 ratings  ·  233 reviews
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. Ent
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Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Loveswept
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, biker
I loved this book! I'm pretty careful about reading biker books because I don't enjoy the ones that have the club whore drama or the violence against women you get in some of these. This book has none of that.

Jessica meets Zag when he saves her from a possible rape from her blind date in a parking lot. She offers to buy him a drink in thanks and from there blooms their relationship. Not long into their relationship she witness a drug deal that has Zag making her his old lady to keep her safe. T
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Janie
Ok what to say about this one. I didn’t love it, I liked it. I was so excited when I started this because I love a broody biker especially paired with his total opposite. A good girl with a great family and background.

I love an H that’s a badass brought to his knees by a woman. That didn’t feel like the case here. Was he protective of the h? Yes. Did he want her and only her? Yes. If it wasn’t for the few chapters we got in Zag’s POV though, I wouldn’t know he felt anything towards the h. He NE
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Lana
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 STARS

This was my first book by this author AND I LOVE IT.
We have Zag and Jessica - they meet when Zag saves Jessica from possibly being raped.I liked how there wasn't too much drama but from other side something was happening in the story.This is softer version of MC book and it is happy ending!

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review.
Lady Heather
"A copy of this book has been provided by Loveswept Publishing in exchange for an honest review"

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

3.5 stars

This is a good start to a new MC series.
I liked the writing, and storyline.
The lead male character (Zag), had all the right dominant-bad-ass-biker- dude characteristics.
I had a little bit of a hard time connecting with the lead female (Jessica).
I know the author wrote her as 'innocent to the whole MC scene', but in some spots in the story, I found her anno
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Feb 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: It didn't work for me, so can't really recommend.
03/13/2016 -- 1 Star

Should of trusted my gut. This smacks of the style Kristen Ashley made famous, but not the good KA, the tedious KA. The "in your own head" conversations that say nothing and take up space. Just not my cuppa. Not the early KA, but the later books that I had to push myself to read.

You may like this just fine and may read this and think it is right up your alley .. if so, I'm glad. We all have our own preferences. This one is just not for me.

Happy Reading!!

ARC provided by the au
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MelissaB
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads, bikers
I enjoyed this biker romance, I liked the main characters and the story. My only issues were that it felt like the time line hopped forward too much, I wish we would have seen more scenes of the main characters starting their relationship. But overall I enjoyed it and will be reading the next book in the series.
Judy
This was my first book by this author. Since I follow the biker/MC romance genre I’m always looking for a fresh new take on that type of romance. I started reading and after a few pages I decided it was going to be another one of those mediocre biker romances but kept going so that I could provide an honest complete review of the book. That was a very good decision on my part because I soon realized I was hooked into the story and couldn’t put it down. When you have read as many biker/MC books a ...more
Naksed
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
This review was facilitated by the generous gifting of Gillian Archer’s Ruthless (A True Brothers MC Novel) by its publisher Random House Publishing Group, in advance of its April 12, 2016 publication date, through a request on netgalley.com.

Fans of biker romances may enjoy the fast-paced, sexy style of Gillian Archer’s Ruthless but unfortunately, for me, the world of the True Brothers Motorcycle Club lacked the grittiness and plausibility that I have come to enjoy in this genre. For modern-day
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Jennifer
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

3.5 stars

Another hot biker and a good girl. It felt a little rushed in places and the transition between voices was not always smooth. Her bff's are pretty cool, and I hope they get a Brother of their own.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Ruthless is a whirlwind of hotness, danger, sadness, new beginnings and strong friendships.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

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 ha
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 B.E.Love
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love MC romance books, once I got a taste for them they have held a special place in my heart. So I am always on the lookout for a MC romance book I can sink my teeth into. From word one of this book I was hooked, The flow of this book really kept me interested and wanting to keep reading and the story made me not wanting to put this book down.

On a date that she didn't want to be on in the first place Jessica is shocked when her upstanding date tries to take advantage of her. When a man comes
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Lover of Romance
Now I had a blast with this story. I always love me some sexy bikers, and Ruthless gave me what I was in the mood for. I first want to say that the writing is engaging, you get sucked into the story pretty quickly. We have a pair of two people, that meet quite unexpectedly, have a one night stand which turns into more than that. The only issue I really had with this story was the heroine. I liked her for the most part, but to be honest, she was a bit out of control with the hero. It was like she ...more
Jonel
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This novel is intense and hard hitting, yet still ends with an ‘awww’ moment. Archer combines the best of real romance with characters that don’t necessarily fit the norm in a manner that left me reeling, in a good way. Archer makes danger both sexy and scary, cranking up the heat at times and the suspense at others for a package that is definitely well worth reading.

The distinction between gunrunning and drug dealing gangs and this MC was an important aspect of this novel, without detracting fr
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Raine
NetGalley Review
****ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.****

A biker, Zag, saves Jessica Miller from being harassed in the parking lot after a date. Jessica ends up asking Zag out for a drink and then one thing leads to another.

I thought this was a pretty great read. I really like Zag's alpha male character, but I felt he really didn't put as much effort into opening up about his past and his life like Jessica did. This was one of the things t
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A. Cook
What a rush and what a darn good story. Archer did a great job of bring Zag, Jessica, Reb, Bobby and the rest of the True Brothers MC to life. A good a story has to have believable characters and characters that are easy for the reader to relate to. So, the author scores points here as well. The True Brothers MC aren't one of those outlaw biker gangs but they don't where halos either. To have the straight laced Jessica stumble in Zag's world changes everything for the both of them. The story is ...more
Alina
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mc, romance, arc
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

As much as I tried to "get into " the story, the storyline was too rushed for my taste. The writing was too fast and chopped . Almost the entire book is about keeping Jessica safe and finding Preacher, then Preacher appears , Jess ends up in the hospital and the next thing you know Preacher is being taken care of...by Zag alone. .Plot was somewhat predictable.

This was just one of the times where I had the feeling that I'm mi
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
The story was ok. Jess was a little too much on the uptight end for me to really like her. Even when Zag loosened her up a little. Zag had the whole protective vibe going. The plot started off ok but the main event just kind of disappeared with no real explanation. It had its sweet moments but all in all nothing really moved me. Not much else to say about this. Safety: No OW/OM/Sharing. No rape. Yes to physical abuse but not by the H. Condoms but one time. Neither are Vs.

ARC received in exchange
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A. Cook
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ruthless What a rush and what a darn good story. Archer did a great job of bring Zag, Jessica, Reb, Bobby and the rest of the True Brothers MC to life. A good a story has to have believable characters and characters that are easy for the reader to relate to. So, the author scores points here as well. The True Brothers MC aren't one of those outlaw biker gangs but they don't where halos either. To have the straight laced Jessica stumble in Zag's world changes everything for the both of them. The ...more
Ivy Deluca
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: _arc-reads, bikers
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The Good: Um, it’s a relatively tame MC romance, and on the WTFery scale it’s about a 1-2. Zag’s backstory and the MC probably the best part of it all. Which leads me to…

The Bad: The sex is fast, but the story itself is fairly slow in building. It didn't engage me and by the end, while it did pick up a bit, there wasn’t enough of heart in the romance for it to work for me. Jessica is a bit dingy, even if she wants to live a little I just struggled to understand her actions and the fact that they
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Doris
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, net-gallery, biker
The white knight in shining armor who wears a black patched mc vest would do anything for his “Princess”. Zag and Jess met after she suffered through yet another blind date set up by her mom only to be in the hands of a guy who didn’t know what the word no meant. All it took was hearing Jess’s scream for Zag to come to her rescue. If it wasn’t for Zag, Jess could have ended up in a lot of trouble. You would think after that she would be leery of a big bad ass biker who clearly looked the part; n ...more
Christina
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

Good girls meets bad boy, meets...well...I'm not tellin'.

Jessica seems to be one of those girls who was raised by a totally respectable family with a good head on her shoulders. And of course the mother who likes to make her presence known by butting in to your every way of life. So when Jess finds herself on the blind date from hell...it's safe to say that she's had enough intervention from her mother. Good thing there was a stranger observing the aftermath of the worse dat
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Brenda
Apr 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 60%..... No surprise here.

Jessica is having a bad date and then is rescue by a hot guy who also is a biker. They hook up and she is all over him. They relationship is basically just sex and then danger goes by her door and Zag will do everything to be her knight.

Jess is the good girl-tell by her- yet for me she has 13 instead of 28. She all over a guy she barely knows. She has a crap job and her mother wants to set-up her with any guy she sees. Jess thinks different and has sex with no fr
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
ARC Provided by NETGALLEY

This book wasn't as over the top as most of the MC Books that I read, but it was a good story, I enjoyed the plot. Zag and Jessica's chemistry was HOT and sexy

Zag was part of an MC Biker Club and had a rough life growing up until he find the MC and found his home. Jessica was just your normal average girl next door type of character.

The two meet when Jessica goes on a blind date and the guy starts to get a bit handsy with her and Zag comes to her rescue. And then she do
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French Press Bookworm Blog
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 stars

I seriously loved a few things about this book. I loved the no BS club drama aspect of this biker book. There wasn't club girls and crazy shady stuff going on which was refreshing because that's what most MC books are like. But it still didn't really feel like a MC book which kinda threw me off.

I enjoyed the insta lust and connection but was turned off by the first sex scene after such a traumatic thing possible happening. It just seemed a little too much for me.

* net galley
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Doris
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a hard one to review, I liked the book but I didn't love it. This is a story of a MC bad ass meeting a good girl and with things happening around them, she becomes his 'Old Lady' and they make a go of it. There were a few things that happen during the beginning of the story that just didn't sit will with me.
Faith89
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
copy received for review
this is the first book in a series of MC books. The MC is not the drug, women and guns type. However, they are not angels either. Told from dual points of view and with an easy style that allows the reader to get to know the characters. Zag and Jessica meet when her rescues her from an over zealous blind date. Jessica wants a walk on the wild side and she spends the night with her hot biker. One night was not enough. Before she knows it, Jessica is in a relations
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, my foray into the MC genre has made something clear: the grittier and darker stories make me uncomfortable and I'm more suited to MC-lite romances. Unfortunately, the only way I can determine which ones are of the lite variety is to read them. But I digress.

Don't you just hate when people around you (hint: your mom) keep going on and on about your single status, how you're not getting any younger and need to settle down and start a family? I know I hated it when I was single and it's still
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Mandi Schreiner
Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Jessica Miller works at the front desk of a casino in Las Vegas. She has a family who wants her to settle down and a very meddling mother. On a blind date one night with a lawyer, after totally annoying her at dinner, he starts to drunkenly assault her as they leave. Fighting back, a man comes to her rescue.

Zag belongs to the True Brothers Motorcycle Club (MC). He removes the drunken lawyer and makes sure Jessica is okay. Jessica is immediately drawn to him. She asks him if she can buy him a dri
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Maria11
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review to come. It's 2 am and I am going to sleep

Ok I am awake enough to write my review! As you can see I stayed up half the night to finish! I couldn't put it down. Very interesting read! The two characters have instant attraction and nothing like a female lead that takes what she wants. I really like this style because women are always considered sluts if they want sex and take it. Not the case needs are for everyone and we should be called studs just like men are who take what they want. Ok
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**arc kindly provided by netgalley**

A solid 4 stars!

Jessica is on yet ANOTHER date hr mother set her up on, and what a total douche the guy is! I literally wanted to put my hand in the eBook and detach his balls with rusty saw!


“I was heading over to the Mineshaft when I heard your scream.” He jerked his head toward the most notorious bar in all of Reno, about a block down from the parking lot.


After a disastrous date, Jess meets Jag - He is the sergeant at arms of the local biker club. This b
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