REVIEW: Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Posted April 10th, 2018 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Recommends, Review / 2 comments


Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward: I LOVE Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. While I am not a huge fan of duets and cliffhangers, I was excited about Rebel Heir, the first book in their Rush duet. It did NOT disappoint, but it also wasn’t what I expected. This is more just my personal taste, so I struggle to give any kind of rating.

The writing is sharp, smart, vivid and sexy. The characters are unique and interesting. I love Gia’s sass and wit, and I adore everything about Rush. He might be surly and aloof, but he has a heart of gold.They have amazing chemistry and share intoxicating verbal exchanges in the sweltering heat of the Hamptons, which is such a fun and captivating backdrop to the story.

I love just about everything about Rebel Heir except the direction the story is headed in book two, Rebel Heart. I don’t want to give anything away, so I will only say that it isn’t my cup of tea. I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading Rebel Heir. I’m just not sure I will read Rebel Heart on May 22, although I should because Keeland and Ward would probably change my opinion and make me love a plot I would not normally enjoy. They are good enough authors to do just that. I think 99% of people will love Rebel Heir!

Book Info:

Publication: 4/8/18 | Self-Published – Penelope Ward | Rush #1

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.



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