REVIEW – REBEL HEIR (Rush #1) by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


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.

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.




*****Dee’s Review*****

4.5 Stars*****
Two of my favorite authors; Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward get together again to bring us fans the perfect summer read.

Set in the Hamptons this delicious and sexy story had me feeling as if I was in the middle of a sexy, summer romance. These two authors have the talent to make you feel as if you are actually part of the story. You could almost feel the sand on your toes, hear the beach waves and feel the delicious kisses between Rush and Gia.

Rush is not your typical millionaire, he’s had to jump through hoops to get to where he is in his life. He’s the Rebel in his family. Tattooed, ripped body and with a dirty mouth to match his cocky attitude. He is the owner of a hot spot in The Hamptons. All his employees are afraid of him; all but one, Gia.

Gia lives in the city but she’s spending her summer in a beach rental in the beautiful Hamptons. She’s working on writing a romance novel but every day has been a struggle for her to find inspiration for her book, that’s until she meets the ultra sexy millionaire, and bar owner, Rush.

Rush and Gia become fast friends. She’s the first person to stand up to him and give him attitude, and that turns him on, big time. The sexual tension between them is constant but also they develop a strong and loyal friendship.

Never to be one to do serious relationships, Rush struggles with the strong feelings he has for Gia. But she wants him and she will try everything to try to get him to see how good they are together but it’s not going to be easy.

Rebel Heir is book one of this exciting romance duet. These authors together always create magic and this time around they are keeping us right on the edge of our seats with this highly anticipated story, that for sure will go to the top of the favorite summer romance list of everyone who reads it. I’ll be counting down the days until I can get my hands on the next book.




*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

”You’ve always really had it.” “You’re loyalty?” He shook his head. ”You said, sometimes you have to let go of the things you never really had. You’ve had my love since day one. You’ve had me since day one. I was just too chicken-shit to admit it.” 



REBEL HEIR is the first installment of a duet series written by the incomparable writing due of Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward. I have loved just about every book they’ve created together as well as their individual projects. For the first time, they are tackling a series together. So far the ”RUSH DUET” is off to a very good start!

Gia is a feisty and wildly spirited young woman. She’s an aspiring romance author who is renting a house in the Hamptons with several other tenants in order to give her inspiration while she attempts to write her first novel. She meets Rush, the sinfully sexy but rough around the edges businessman while she covers her roommate’s bartending shift at a popular local restaurant/bar. Gia fails miserably as a bartender and unfortunately for her the owner witnesses the entire debacle. He threatens to fire her friend while also acting like a complete belligerent jerk towards her. But Gia is not the kind of women to meekly bow out from a confrontation and she gives back just as good as she gets from Rush. He winds up giving her a job as a Hostess and from that night on the two are nearly inseparable and there’s no denying the white-hot chemistry that exists between them.

While Rush can be hot-headed and is feared by most of his employees, Gia knows that he has a kind heart underneath it all and nothing he says or does seems to get to her. She’s the only one aside from his mother, who knows how to handle him. From the moment they met Rush has lusted after Gia but he puts the brakes on any chances at a romantic entanglement with her when he makes it clear that he NEVER gets involved with his employees. But every day that they spend together seems to be wearing the both of them down.



Rush has never been in a serious relationship and it stems from his childhood. He was raised by an amazing single mom but knowing what his deadbeat loser of a father did to her, has left emotional scars. He fears that he has some of his Dad’s evil blood pumping in his veins and would never want to repeat the mistakes of his father.

Gia is falling hopelessly in love with Rush and it becomes abundantly clear that Rush is no match against her determination. Once these two give in to their feelings, their passion for each other burns brighter than the sun. But the couple’s happiness is soon challenged by an unexpected surprise with a disturbing connection! This ends on a big cliffhanger that, to be honest, I had predicted easily.

Can Rush and Gia’s relationship survive once the big truth is revealed?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 3.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

REBEL HEIR is currently available!

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*****Dee’s Review*****


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