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Sara's Review: Rebel Heir (Rush Duet #1) by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


NARRATOR: Maxine Mitchell & Sebastian York RELEASED: April 9, 2018 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 6 hours and 55 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE, PAPERBACK


From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, comes the first book in a new, sexy duet.

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.


This book didn’t grab me the way some of the others have. Although I loved how they subtly mentioned Cocky Bastard which I gave five stars. I think my biggest issue was I wasn’t invested in the characters. This is a very slow burn story with a lot of sexual chemistry and some pretty intense scenes, but the big “payoff” doesn’t happen until almost the end of the story. It was explosive when it did. I loved the narration and was able to enjoy the story, but once Gia’s big revelation happened, I figured out the huge plot twist. I don’t really like when I can guess where a book is going, and I prefer to be surprised. The twist was telegraphed in a big way, and it would be hard not to guess. This one does end in a cliffhanger, and I’ll be honest I don’t care about book two because I can already guess where it is going. So I am going to hold off for a bit. I am going to rate Rebel Heir 4 Boundless Stars, and I did enjoy it.

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