Book Review: Rebel Heir (Rush Series Duet #1) by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Rebel Heir (Rush Series Duet, #1)Title: Rebel Heir (Rush Series Duet #1)
Author: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Release Date: April 7, 2018
Pages: 294
Format: eBook
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary

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.
Like many people, I'm such a moody reader and was so excited that Rebel Heir published when it did because I was in the exact mood to read a light, fun, sexy read!

This one hit all the right marks for me: Gia is such a great female lead. I think it's hard to strike an exact balance of a strong, female lead who doesn't come off as pushy and unlikeable. Gia is a writer who's working on a book for the summer. The place she's staying in at the Hamptons for the summer is a bit out of her price range but absolutely perfect for the research she requires to write her book. 

Luckily, she's able to get a job hostessing at a local bar/restaurant called The Heights. And the way she gets the job is absolutely fabulous and one of the hottest meeting between two main characters.

Rush is the owner of The Heights - a young, self-assured, hard-working hottie (I mean, just look at the cover!). Yes, he's a smoker, as the cover suggests, but not to worry if this kind of habit is a complete turn off but I won't say more than that for now... (I mean, if it is a turn off, then you won't like Rush at all and this book may not be for you, just saying.) 

I loved the dynamics between these two characters - especially because they seem to be inverted mirror images of each other - Gia has a tough interior but is a softie on the outside, and Rush is a softie but with a tough exterior. It makes for an interesting read and I'm elated that I don't have to wait too long for the second book, since it comes out May 22. 

And yes, there is a twist which leaves us with a cliff-hanger ending. And yes, I kind of figured it out before it happens. And yes, yes, yes, I still cannot wait to see how this story concludes because I've fallen in love with these two characters just as hard as they do for each other. If you're into this kind of read too, this one was well done, and I highly recommend. As always, happy reading!

And...just because I can't help it, here's the cover for book 2!!!

Rebel Heart (Rush Series Duet, #2)


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