Before I start my review, I would like to thank Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept and NetGalley for allowing me to review Rebellious by Gillian Archer.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received Rebellious from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept through NetGalley for free for my honest review.”
Now onto my review:
Author: Gillian Archer
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: September 13th 2016
How many pages: 224
Part of a series: Yes
What series: True Brothers MC series
Ruthless – Book 1
Rebellious – Book 2
Every rebel needs a cause—and a woman to believe in. Discover why Heidi McLaughlin raves that “the sexy, alluring bad boys of the True Brothers MC will make your mouth water” in this smoldering novel from the author of Ruthless.
The black-leather-clad biker who just roared up on his Harley doesn’t resemble any single father Emily Clark has ever known. But as she watches “Reb” bonding with his son, Emily realizes there’s a lot more to this bad boy than his alpha-male attitude or his sinful good looks. And when Reb takes an interest in her, there’s no way she can resist his surprisingly tender touch. The one thing Emily won’t give up is her hard-won independence.
As president of the True Brothers MC, Reb owes a sacred debt of loyalty to the club, but his first priority is making sure that his son grows up right. Pursuing an unexpected affair with Emily is a close second. Then a violent stalker threatens her life, and this unconventional guardian angel really turns up the heat. Nobody messes with Reb, or anyone under his protection. Trouble is, how’s he supposed to defend Emily when she insists on going it alone? He’s willing to put his life on the line for her. Now, maybe, he needs to open his heart.
I devoured this book!!! Seriously, I went to bed early last night (I was exhausted) and decided to read Rebellious. I finished it in under 2 hours….lol. I was that engrossed by it. Put it this way, I didn’t even notice when BK came to bed, that’s how into the book I was.
I was a little “eh” on Emily’s character. It think it was her obsession with Reb’s penis and its piercing. Now granted, having a piercing at the top of the penis is pretty awesome and I am glad that the author highlighted it, but to have Emily almost obsess over it really got on my nerves. And then she spills it to all the MC biker ladies at Jessica’s bridal shower. WTH….lol.
Still on the subject of Emily, the storyline of her stalker absolutely sucked. I don’t even know why it was in there except to show how vulnerable/innocent/unworldly she was and how protective/crazy Reb is. Put it this way, I figured out who was doing the damage to her car and who vandalized Reb’s house about halfway through the book. Not that it took away from the book but I do think that it could have been left out.
Reb’s character I actually liked. He was the kind of guy that every girl dreams of having. Hot, tattooed, a devoted father and extremely protective of his family. He just happens to dabble in criminal activity on the side and the author didn’t attempt to make it sweet or that they were just a bunch of guys getting together and riding motorcycles. Plus, as Emily pointed out on many occasion, he was hung and fantastic in bed.
I do like that there is absolutely zero Instalove in this book. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I mean, there was lust but no Instalove. I mean, about a month into their relationship (another thing I liked, the book had months/dates at the beginning of each chapter), “I love you” was said but that was it. No immediate plans for marriage or kids. Just two people enjoying each other’s company and bodies.
The ending was what I expected but still was good. Everyone got what was coming to them.
How many stars will I give Rebellious? 4
Why? A great MC romance with characters that you come to like/love. I do think that the stalker element could have been cut out but hey, I didn’t write the book.
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Lots of explicit sex and tons of violence