Book Review – Rebel Heir (Rush Duet #1) by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland




Kindle Edition 294 pages

Published April 7, 2018

Genre(s): New Adult, Romance, Contemporary


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.





4.75 – The perfect summer read with all the imaginable FEELS


Gahhh so ridiculously swoony, romantic, and just awesome. Rush and Gia are so perfect together and I just cant… Rebel Heir completely stole my heart and I loved every moment.

Okay so I started reading this book as soon as it was released, but unfortunately I had to stop to take care of some personal stuff and mostly prepare for my mom’s 60th birthday. Fortunately, I was able to finally pick it up again Monday, July 16, and quickly found out that it was very difficult to put down. I wanted to keep reading and just spend time with Rush and Gia, but unfortunately, I was stuck at work. Fortunately, (and I love when this happens) work was really slow so I was able to finish. Yes, I pretended and took very long bathroom breaks and spent my entire lunch reading as much as I can. It was so worth it and I couldn’t wait to read Rebel Heart when I got home… and that’s exactly what I did. Suffice it to say that I undeniably and absolutely enjoyed everything about this achingly beautiful series… even the sad and ugly parts.

“Sweetheart, sometimes the risk of what bad things could happen keeps up from experiencing all the good things life has to offer.”

I’ve only read one other book by Vi Keeland, which I loved, and have several books by both Keeland and Ward on my Goodreads TBR. I’ve been meaning to binge their novels for a while, but it was Rebel Heir that really caught my attention. Totally the cover’s fault. It’s just so damn delicious, alluring and smoking hot that I just couldn’t resist!! Not to mention the synopsis sounds like oodles of fun. I mean who doesn’t love a tattooed, dark, and devastatingly handsome bad boy who’s actually an amazing, sweet, funny, and lovable guy?!?! I seriously have the biggest weakest for this trope and Rebel Heir exceeded my expectations. It was beautifully written, charmingly heartwarming, and so incredibly hilarious!

“When you’re afraid to fall in love with someone, it’s usually because you’ve already started to fall. “

This book had me hooked. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s writing style was witty, heartfelt, and addictive. I loved the angst, drama, humor, the unexpected twist that tore me to pieces, and of course the swimmingly adorable and steamy romance. Rush and Gia captured my heart and I rooted so hard for them. Their instant chemistry, playful bantering, and sexy moments made me smile and swoon the entire time. It was undoubtedly one of the most delicious, seductive, and deeply moving love stories I’ve ever read. My emotions were completely all over the place, going from extreme highs to the most painful lows, but every dialogue meant something and every moment hit all the right FEELS. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book so much!

I’m most definitely a big fan of Keeland and Ward now and cannot wait to read all their other books and collaborations. Rebel Heir was a fun, quirky, sweet, and amazingly heartfelt story. The perfect summer read with all the imaginable FEELS you won’t want to miss.

I purchased an electronic copy of this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

favequotesHere are some of my other favorite quotes from the book. 

“It’s like I want to protect you and corrupt you at the same time. It’s fucked-up.”

“They don’t compare to you. They’re fantasy. All the things that make them beautiful… the strength they seem to convey… that’s all brought to life whenever I look at you.”

“Because when you finally accept that you found the one, it’s terrifying that you might lose them and then there’d never be another.”


Well, I hope you enjoyed reading my review and get to meet Rush and Gia really soon.

Have you read this book/series? What did you think? Are you fans of romance and bad boys to heroes stories? What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments.


6 thoughts on “Book Review – Rebel Heir (Rush Duet #1) by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

    • Thanks. I never know when I’ll like a book. I have read really interesting book synopsis and end up not liking the story at all. The second book for this duet wraps up nicely, but it totally could have been one long book I think.


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