Tuesday, February 21, 2017

5 Star Review: Nova (Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros


NOVA
The Renegades #2
Rebecca Yarros
Releasing February 20th, 2017
Entangled Embrace



The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

He's Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist—
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That's why he's so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.

But I'm that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He's the one who destroyed me,
And I'm not the sucker who will let that happen again.

***NOVA can be read as a standalone***







My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Landon Rhodes. Renegade. Supernova. Casanova. Or just plain Nova. He is all of those things. But he wasn't always Casanova. Once upon a time he was a guy in love. Then everything fell apart and he broke the heart of the person he loved the most. Now it is a little over two years later and he is about to come face to face with that person and he wants nothing more than to make things right. 

We previously knew Rachel as Leah's awesome best friend and the one who helped bring her back to life. Now we get to know more about her and let me tell you, Rachel is a total BADASS. She fit right in with the Renegade crew and I even considered her to be fearless, but that's not completely true. Rachel does have one fear and that is letting Landon back in her life again. But when you're stuck on a giant ship for days on end, you can only delay the inevitable. And she definitely gave it her best effort. 

I already liked Landon, but now I LOOOOOOOOVE him. Seriously. Once Rachel was back in his life all he did was try to prove to her that they were meant to be together. He was like the ultimate book boyfriend multiplied by a thousand. I found myself swooning over his actions more than once and when he voiced his feelings....FORGET IT. I was done for. Don't get me wrong, I understood Rachel's hesitation, but at the same time I was like "Guuuurl...." And the grand gesture (you know these Renegades love their grand gestures)...WOW.

Rebecca has given us another fantastic book. Just like the last one, this book is filled with lots of Renegade excitement. Plenty of crazy stunts and heart stopping moments, but just like the last book, this one is also about true love. It is an amazing second chance romance with a crazy Renegade twist. Now I will just be over here waiting to read Penna's story. 



EXCERPT

“How many have there been, Landon? How many memories are in your bed nowadays?” She forged on ahead, her eyes glossing over with a layer of what I was hesitant to call tears. “Can you remember them all?”

Heat rushed through my veins, a nauseating mixture of anger, shame, and the bitter taste of regret. My brain screamed at me to retreat and lick my wounds, to try again with her when she wasn’t on offense.

My heart reminded me that I was going to have to fight for this woman with every weapon in my arsenal if I wanted her.

And damn, I wanted her. Craved her. Needed her.

She was the only one I’d ever felt connected to—the only one my heart woke up and shook off the ice for. The only woman who challenged me and took me down in the process.

I stepped forward and clamped both of my hands on the table, boxing her between my arms. She craned her head to keep my gaze, unwilling to back down. It was the quality that both frustrated the hell out of me and turned me on faster than anything—her constant refusal to yield for just a fucking second.“Can I remember them all? Probably not.”

She snorted.

“You want to know why?” I didn’t wait for her to answer. “Because blonde, redhead, brunette—I saw their features for a millisecond. The moment I had one of them in my bed, they all had eyes the color of dark chocolate and hair so black it was almost blue...” I glanced at her hair. “Or purple. I never needed to remember them, because they were always you.”

“Don’t say things like that,” she begged. As if I could physically see her walls start to crumble, she softened. “You don’t get to say things like that to me. Not anymore.






Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What Is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fifteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching Brat Pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.


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