Review | Rebel Heart by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

May 29, 2018 | 2018, penelope ward, review, vi keeland / 0 Comments

About Rebel Heart

Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check.

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check.

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.


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Man, how is it possible to write this review without giving away any spoilers, it’s a bit of a tough one especially when it’s a duet and the previous ended with a pretty big cliffhanger. But as duets go, that was expected to happen. Lies or well withholding truths is never a good premise for any relationship. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you go through the trials that Rush and Gia will face to finally get their HEA.

Rebel Heir had me completely invested in this duet and as soon as that one ended, I was eager to get the conclusion for Rush and Gia. I was so nervous and a bit anxious to see how everything played out between them because honestly, it wasn’t looking good at all. I was definitely expecting to get the same kind of feelings I had while reading Rebel Heir and it was bit disappointing when that wasn’t the case. Overall. the duet is still a good read and I’m still an epic fan of the awesome writing duo that is Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. But I found myself rather disappointed with the actions of Rush and Gia.

With the major conflict involving Rush’s reactions, I think the way he handled it wasn’t great and my heart broke for Gia. I was surprised to see something outweigh his love for Gia. And was continuously stringing her along, which I didn’t think it was fair to Gia at all. I was pretty frustrated with his character in this one, he needed to look at the bigger picture and figure out what kind of life he wanted with Gia.

And the few horrible assumptions that Gia made when it came to Rush was just a bit off-putting for me, a man who was all-hands-on-deck when it came to being the baby’s father. Even going the lengths of setting up a nursery in his own home, how could you second guess that? The back and forth between them left me in a bit of a daze.

There were some moments in Rebel Heart that didn’t quite fit the flow of the story, it took me away from it actually.

As a duo, this was an enjoyable read, but Rebel Heart left me a bit at odds and it wasn’t anything like it expected it to be.

I still love this author duo and fans should definitely give this one a try.

About Rebel Heir

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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Meet the Authors

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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