Book Review – Rebel Heart (Rush Duet #2) by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland




Kindle Edition 232 pages

Published May 22, 2018

Genre(s): New Adult, Romance, Contemporary


Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestseller, Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check.

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check.

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.





Smokin’, Swoony, Sweet and a Satisfyingly Wonderful Ending 


Yup! No doubt about it. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are now two of my favorite new to me authors this year. This duet was smokin’, swoony, and sweet. Rebel Heart was such a satisfyingly wonderful ending that had me holding my breath the entire time.

I must have died a million times because the FEELS in this one got to me SOO BADDDD. With new twists and turns, drama and angst, and swoons and surprises, this book had me reeling in every way and clutching my heart. I experienced so many emotions throughout this story, heck the entire series, and felt so much for the characters. It was definitely an intense rollercoaster ride and when it was all over, I was sad, but also blissfully happy.

“Yes. I could never forget this man. Very striking. Dangerous looking with a heart of gold. Rush was his name.”

These characters seriously have pieces of my heart. Love Rush and Gia so damn much. Rush can be bossy, demanding, hot-headed, and slow to trust, but he’s also protective, fiercely loyal, thoughtful and adorably romantic. Gia’s the perfect mix of sassy and sweet, and I just loved her sense of humor, determination, and strength. They were really great together and their chemistry was intense, swoony and undeniable. Ward and Keeland put them through so much heartbreak and I really enjoyed their individual and romantic journey. Their relationship was not easy and both Rush and Gia had to brave through incredibly complicated situations. I wasn’t sure how things were going to end for them, but I finished their story with a huge smile on my face.

” No, babe, I didn’t lose. From now on, there is no more unfortunately in out story.”

Rebel Heart was the perfect conclusion to this breathtaking, funny, and beautiful love story. The pacing was effortless, the writing was absolutely charming and evocative, the side characters were fantastic, the family dynamics were interesting, the bantering was brilliantly done, and the romance was realistic and sweet. I smiled like a dork, laughed out loud a few times, swooned like crazy, and even shed some tears. Keeland and Ward definitely know the way to my heart and I cannot wait to read whatever they come up with next.

“To expect to be able to prove something a hundred percent is stupid. Even the smallest shred of doubt is still doubt. And it’s normal to have doubts, because there is always uncertainty in life. We live every day knowing that there’s a possibility we could die. Yet, we get up every day and do what we need to do anyway. Life shouldn’t be about constantly trying to prove that we’re safe from getting hurt. Life should be about living with uncertainty while we watch beautiful sunsets with the people we love.”

If you’re looking for a story that’s humorous, hot, and full of heart, then I HIGHLY recommend you add this series on your TBR.

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

Be uncertain and live anyway. — In that moment, for the first time in a long time, I felt at peace. I gave up the fight to figure out tomorrow and chose to live for today. 

I really enjoyed the Rush Duet and will miss Rush and Gia so much.


Have you read this book/series? What did you think?  Let me know in the comments.


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