Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

51sMtffk6BL._SY346_Summer at the Hamptons is the perfect set up for Gia to write her novel, but she blows her advance and finds a job at a local bar and that is when things get interesting. The best way to ruin a great summer is to fall for the local bad boy, especially if that bad boy is the boss. Rush has more than one side, but will he show her to secrets behind his hard, tattooed exterior? Summer must come to an end eventually, but what does that mean for Gia and her crush on the boss?

Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is one of those books that just kept popping up. I didn’t plan on buying it or reading it, but I needed a book and needed one fast so I decided what the heck and downloaded it.

I listened to the audiobook version of this book and got through it faster than expected. Since I listened to it, rather than actually reading it, I did not pay as close attention to the writing itself as I normally do. However, I did not notice any cringe-worthy issues with it.

While I did enjoy the storyline, there were several aspects of the story that bothered me. The idea was a little clique, but sometimes all that matters is how the authors make it new. The biggest problem I had with this book was the entire concept of how Gia went about writing her book and the looming deadline. Obviously, Keeland and Ward know more about the publishing industry than I do, but as a writer, it pulled me out of the story quite a bit.

Rush was the standard rich, bad boy, but at the same time, he had an entirely different side to him that made him a unique and interesting character. His personal struggles over the course of the story held my attention. There were several points in which I wanted to give him a high five, but there were also more times than I can count when I wanted to slap him upside the back of the head.

The major plot twist of this novel was not one of I was expecting. I won’t go into any details since I am trying to keep this spoiler-free, but I did not expect this novel to take some of the turns that it did.

Overall, I am glad that I read it, but it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read. It wasn’t even the best Keeland and Ward book I’ve read. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a quick, easy read, then this might be a good book for you.


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