The Rush Series - Book One
Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
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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.
Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.
This Rebel Heir is MINE!!!
Holy Chunky Monkey—what a way to leave a girl hanging! I need that next book stat! I think I produced twice as much heartbeats just in that last chapter alone. I may have had a tiny bit of an inkling about that huge twist in the end, but man, that didn’t even take away an ounce of the shock and emotions and a little bit of fear that washed through me. I feel like my heart was just left high up in the air and won’t be able to come back down until I get the second half of this magnificently compelling story.
It’s not very often that I get equally smitten with both the hero and heroine of a book. But Gia astounded me. I loved her personality, perseverance and independence. I loved that she’s writing a romance novel set in the Hamptons and is experiencing writer’s block just like any other person who’s new in the business. She’s real. She’s relatable. And I truly enjoyed her sass, wit and sweetness. She’s just so easy to love. Especially when you see how she handled dealing with a guy like Rush and got through his walls.
Rush isn't your typical rich bad boy. He may own multiple properties at the Hamptons and has the world at his fingertips, but there isn’t one arrogant bone in his body. A whole lot of broody and cocky, maybe. But not arrogant. He won’t boast and slap his money on your face. He’s just not that kind of guy. Rush is the absolute epitome of ruggedly handsome and rough around the edges, but he's also a big softy and sweetheart deep inside.
He managed to outshine all the other book boyfriends I’ve read about in the past. He was an alpha male in every sense of the word and he OWNED it. But it’s not just that—he also took kindheartedness, loyalty and protectiveness to a whole other level. Now this... THIS is what you call a perfect MAN. I’m in love. I’m enamored. I’m complete and utterly riveted by this man.
This author collaboration is just absolutely UNSTOPPABLE! The books they’ve written individually are already brilliant and enthralling as it is. But when they write together and produce books like these? They’re unquestionably a force to be reckoned with. You’ll live for every single page, every single chapter and every single moment in this book. Hell, I just want to keep rereading it until Rebel Heart comes out next month.
Rebel Heir is most certainly unputdownable—it has that signature heart and heat and humor and tension we get from Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. It’ll engulf you with so much feels and hook you right from the first page. And I know that this may just be the first half of the story, but I can already say that this book, this story has already surpassed every other book these two authors have co-written. And that’s definitely saying something.
Hold on to your hearts and panties and ovaries. And be ready for this Rebel Heir. There’s going to be so much more to come in the next book—that’s for sure.
P. S. You guys can fight over everybody else, but this sexy, big-hearted butt burglar is mine. Mine. MINE. M-I-N-E. Keep away. I’m staking my claim. Just saying. ;)
Review: Rush Duet 1: Rebel Heir
Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward is the first book in their brand new, co-written Rush Series Duet . Told in dual POV between Rush and Gia - this book is yet another amazing, engaging, and fabulous story from two of my favorite authors.
Gia is an aspiring author with a contract waiting to be fulfilled. After winning a competition for the first three chapters of a book she rents a summer share in the Hamptons, spending her advance from the publishers, and hopes to be inspired to finish the story. Covering as bartender at a local bar called The Heights for her friend and roommate who has a family emergency she rapidly learns that she is not cut out for bartending and that her friends boss is a jerk.
Rush is beyond annoyed with this random woman working at his bar, messing up drink orders, back-talking the customers and charging wrong prices. Never mind he didn't even hire her. Poised to fire her AND her friend he ends up giving her a job there as a hostess and giving her a ride home that night. The draw to be around Gia is something he doesn't understand and apparently cannot fight.
The rapid friendship between Rush and Gia is natural and sincere and their attraction to each other is palpable. The progression towards more is heartwarming, despite the hiccup along the way. But the cliffhanger ending could potentially be a deal-breaker for Rush. We will find out in Rebel Heart which releases on May 22, 2018. Enjoy!
Really enjoying this story
I am so incredibly honored to be able to read an ARC of this book. Huge Penelope and Vi fan. This book is just what you would expect from them.
It's a combination of a friends to lovers and Boss/Employee genre. Once you pick it up, you can't put it down. Gia is one of the best heroines that I've read. She is feisty, adorable and assertive. Rush is just complete sex on a stick. It's amazing how much you can visualize these characters from words on a page. There is chemistry, angst and quite a few good laughs. This restaurant/bar where most of the setting takes place is somewhere I totally want to be.
The cliffhanger was left in a perfect spot and you only have to wait a short time for the conclusion, which is going to be a roller coaster of epic proportions.