Monday 9 April 2018

✪ REBEL HEIR ✪ Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland ✪ #RushDuet1 ✪

©  Bianca  Janeane 

• Book #1 in the #Rush Duet
• 9 April 2018
• #2 - Rebel Heart - will be out 22 May

5 Stars
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 addespecially 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 interestingand complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

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

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet.  Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

Gia is renting a house in the Hamptons. She needs to finish writing her book over the summer. The publisher already paid her an advance, which she spent all on the house! But now she's stuck ... she can't think of a thing to write. She needs a job to put food on the table, while waiting for inspiration to strike.
Enter Rush. Sexy, tattooed bad boy Rush. He's the owner of The Heights. The bar/restaurant where Gia just took over her friend's shift. He's also the owner of pretty much everything in that town.
And he's also very interested in Gia. And vice versa. But he would never start something with an employee. And he also would never want something serious.
But she's so amazing. And beautiful. She gets him. She talks back. She doesn't seem to be scared of him like all of his other employees.
Can those two be each other's happily ever after? Or will things and people from both their pasts destroy everything???

What will happen to Gia & Rush?
Will there be a HEA?
Or will we get a Cliffy???

Before I start with My Thoughts ... PLEASE don't listen to me! This is a five, or a 4.9 Star book for me - even though my following words could make you think it was a 2,3 or 4 star read. Don't worry, it's an amazing book, I'm just very weird! ☺
Awww! Another mega adorable book by Vi & Penelope!
I just adored Rush & Gia. And the whole Hamptons atmosphere!
Of course, since this is book #1 in a duet, I was constantly afraid to get to the end - do we get a cliffy??? Yup. We get a huge cliffy, BUT the second book will be out in 6 weeks. And also, don't worry. It's not a mega surprising cliffy - we know the two 'things' that will happen pretty much from the beginning. We just don't know how everything will end or how they will react or if it will destroy everything and how and what and when and grrrr ... UGH! I need book #2 ASAP!!!!

This was such an amazing story with amazing characters. Both Gia and Rush are so adorable and their banter is so cute and fun and the sparks and everything. Just perfect.

But even without the problems & people from the past in their way, there's still the problem of Rush's not sleeping with employees. And also the fact that Gia is only in town for the summer. And Rush doesn't do serious. He's afraid of not being good enough, of being left or hurt or hurting someone else.
It might take them a tiny little while to get to that happily ever after - but we enjoy every single page until that happens!
HURRY BOOK #2 - I want to know what happens next!!!!!!!

If I had to name some things I didn't like? Just some tiny little things. Don't worry. Nothing bad - I LOVED the book!
The story was sweet and funny and adorable, but also a bit ... uneventful. I always expected some excitement to jump out from around the next corner, but there's just nothing happening. Gia and Rush are arguing and fighting and falling in love. And that is MEGA adorable ... But that's it.
There's just this dark cloud hanging above everything -  since we know what will happen at the end (due to the way too many, way too obvious hints), but until that happens, nothing much happens other than this cute and funny romance-courtship thingy. Which isn't bad at all. But I was expecting something more exciting - especially because this is a duet! Can what will happen in the last part of this book be enough to fill a whole 2nd book??? Yes, of course it will, because we just LOVE and ADORE Gia & Rush and we want them to end up happily ever after. BUT, it could've been a bit more exciting. A tiny little bit only ... ☺ No idea what Vi & Penelope will write in the 2nd book - how drawn out the whole story will probably be - but I have a bit of a feeling that Gia and Rush's love story could've been told in one (longer) book! BUT, I'm also totally in love with Gia & Rush and I can't effing wait to see how their story will end - I would read 6 books about them - HURRY May 22nd!

REBEL HEIR was such an adorable & funny & sparky & sweet & moving Romance!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Rush - this one is MINE!!!! ☺☺☺

ARC received for an honest review

I love the Vi/Penelope collaborations, and I couldn't wait to dive into Rebel Heir.

And oh my, I couldn't put it down once I stopped.

I freaking love Rush and Gia.  I love the snark between them, and really, fighting is foreplay - and they looove foreplay.

You can't help but fall for them as they fall for each other.  Their story is quite uneventful - that makes it sound bad, but I don't mean it to be - there are things happening but nothing too over the top.

If you have read any of this duos, you will remember that there is a thing that always happens in their stories. Will this be the time that it doesn't?

I flipped the page and BAM  there is was!

Things do ramp up after then, and being a duet you know there is going to be a cliffy, and I kind of had an inkling about what might be coming, but it still got me!

I have a feeling that Vi and Penelope are going to put us through the wringer in this second part.

I can't wait.  Is it May yet?


♥ #PreOrderBook2 - REBEL HEART - 22 May ♥

and P.S. - you can already pre-order Vi & Penelope's next co-written book! HATE NOTES - coming November 6!

 Other Books by Vi & Penelope:



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Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and 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, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

Books by Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin

Stepbrother & Neighbor Dearest

Room Hate

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Books by Vi Keeland