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.


Release Day – Rebel Heart by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to 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.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.




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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.


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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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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.




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