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.
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Let me start by saying that I would gladly take the time to get beneath this complicated and dark hearted man in order to show him that he’s capable of more than he believes because there’s clearly so much more to Heathcliff ‘Rush’ Rushmore than he allows anyone to see. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward force the heroine as well as readers to work for every single insight Rush gives Gia and us about his past and the reasons he views relationships the way that he does, and it’s that effort that allows Rush’s shields to go down to such an extent that Gia and readers can’t help but fall for him despite his hot/cold demeanor and regardless of his ‘no dating employee policy.’
Gia Mirabelli is definitely my kind of heroine, and I think Rush was spot on when he called her ‘real.’ There’s nothing superficial about Gia, which is why Rush can’t seem to stop thinking about her, despite his fears and their employer/employee status. I love that Gia’s a writer and that Rush nicknamed her ‘Shakespeare.’ The fact that Gia struggles with her current work-in-progress and she vocalizes her frustrations with her book as well as what’s happening or not happening between her and Rush also illustrates why readers can so easily connect with her; Gia’s honesty and openness makes readers want her to get everything she desires in life and makes us hope that Rush will see just how good they could be together regardless of their pasts and fears.
The way that Keeland and Ward set-up the story line and allow readers to understand both Rush and Gia’s perspectives makes Rebel Heir a fantastic read, but while I can say I absolutely enjoyed myself from the start of the book until the end of the book, the predictability of the plot twist and the fact that I had guessed what it would be, early on, left me a bit disappointed, which definitely bummed me out and while it didn’t ruin the story for me, it bothered me because I’m not used to either author being that formulaic with a plot line.
But regardless of my issue with that particular aspect of the story, the book as a whole really worked for me. I love how complex Rush is and that Gia is her own person but knows that she can rely on Rush. Rush’s mom provides fantastic insight into the man Rush is and the fact that she can relate to Gia’s situation as well makes her essential to both of them.
Book one’s ending clearly indicates that Rush and Gia’s uphill battle to be together has only just begun, so I anxiously await book two’s angsty plot line.
4.5 Poison Apples
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.
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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Belong to You
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