Tuesday, September 5, 2017

BLOG TOUR & 5 STAR REVIEW: Rebel (Renegades #3) by Rebecca Yarros



We are so excited to be sharing Rebecca Yarros's REBEL with you today! REBEL is the third standalone in the Renegades series and is out now--hurry and grab your copy today!






She’s Penna Carstairs.
The Renegade they call Rebel.
FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year.
There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken,
No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished.

She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas.
The woman I illegally BASE jumped for.
The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with.
But now I’m screwed.
Or rather…not screwed.

Because the woman I can’t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again.
I’m Dr. Cruz Delgado—the youngest professor on this campus,
And Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class.



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My Review

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

Listen y'all. Josh Walker will always be my #1 Rebecca Yarros man but holy shit. Cruz is a VERY close second. From the moment he left met Penna I knew that he was going to be the ultimate book boyfriend.

Penna and Cruz meet in Vegas. Penna is about to do something she shouldn't and when her partner in crime is unavailable she literally picks the person sitting next to her. Cruz. They had been flirting only minutes before and they are both intrigued with each other. Penna is still dealing with the fallout from her sister's betrayal is trying to her back to her old self. Cruz is on a kind of last hurrah trip with his buddies and is up for anything. Their attraction is instantaneous and the chemistry is off the charts. 


Their night is going perfectly until suddenly it isn't and they are both sure they will never see each other again. So imagine both of their surprises when Penna shows up for class and Cruz is her teacher. Yes. HER TEACHER. I mean, yes I knew that was coming but still. The night they had together was so freaking hot, despite the fact that they never really got to the good stuff. Talk about delayed gratification!

God, I love these two. Separately they are amazing. Penna is such a badass. Yes, she is struggling a bit, but her night with Cruz helped move her along to discovering her old self. And let's be honest here, Cruz might be one of the best book boyfriends I have ever read. He is only super sweet and ridiculously hot, but he is a genuine person and may as well have the words "self sacrifice" tattooed on his face. I won't go into what I mean exactly, but trust me when I saw that it will just make you love Cruz even more. *sigh* But then put these two together and you have one smoking hot couple. When they are together the only thing that matters is each other and no matter how hard they try to deny their feelings for each other, they are just too darn strong. So of course this gives way for an amazing story. 

I'm sad to see this series end. I love all the Renegades and I looked forward to seeing what crazy stunts they came up with next. But Rebecca manages to tie everything together quite nice and gives the readers an epilogue for the ages. I loved it so much. Fans of the Renegades will leave this series completely satisfied. 


EXCERPT

“Oh God, don’t do that.” 

“Do what?”

“That.” He pointed toward my mouth. “Everything I told you in Vegas is still true. You’re still gorgeous, still sexy as hell, still everything that draws me in like a damned magnet, but you’re also everything I can’t have. Don’t you get that? When you pull shit like that on the dance floor, you successfully drive me batshit crazy, watching you in some guy’s arms.” A small laugh escaped him. “Like that kid has any idea what to do with you if he actually managed to catch you.”

“And you do?”

His eyes darkened. “Don’t challenge me like that.”

The tension stretched between us for a quiet moment until I broke the silence. “I didn’t kiss him.”

“I’m well aware, because if you had, I’m not sure if I could have let him walk out of here, and that’s dangerous, Penelope. You are dangerous to me.”

“I’m sorry,” I said truthfully. “Logically, I know nothing can happen between us. I get it. But I see you, and all I can think about is the way you kissed me in Vegas. The way you touched me. I can’t just erase those memories, Cruz. Like I said, somehow you make me do stupid things.”

“You? I make you do stupid things?” he nearly yelled, and I was thankful for the loud, driving beat of the music beyond the office doors. “Woman, I got into a strange car for you. Illegally BASE jumped off a Ferris wheel to stay close to you. Went to jail for you, and I make you do stupid things?”

He stalked forward, his movements smooth like a predator, and a low hum filled my stomach, growing stronger with every step he took.

“I let you stay in my class. Stupid. I look for every reason to run into you, while simultaneously praying you’ll stay far away because I need this job. Stupid. I take one look at you in that fucking dress, and I’m so hard I’m afraid I can’t hide it in a room full of students. Stupid. I can’t stop thinking about the way you taste, the way you open up under me, the way your nails left little half-moons in my shoulders when I found how wet you were for me.”

If he got his hands anywhere near me, he’d find out I was just as wet now. God, his words were the biggest turn-on I’d ever experienced. Next to his abs. Or his arms. Or his mouth. Crap, the man was one giant sex package begging to be unwrapped.

“Cruz,” I whispered as he cupped my face with one hand, his thumb rubbing over my lower lip, while he caged me against the desk with the other.

My tongue licked across the tip of his finger, unable to help myself.

“God, Penelope. You could cost me everything, and yet I’m still in here with you. And this might be the worst choice of all.”

His mouth met mine in a kiss that sent my senses reeling. His tongue swept in, claiming every curve he might have missed last time, until it felt like my mouth belonged to him.







 




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WILDER
I’m Paxton Wilder.
Motocross phenom & adrenaline junkie.
I have more tattoos than scars.
And I’ve never seen a stunt I couldn’t pull off—
Or a girl I can’t get off.

Until she walks in.

My new tutor is sexy, smart, more stubborn than I am, and one hundred percent off limits.
That’s right—the only rule this semester is Don’t Touch the Tutor.
For the first time in my life, I want someone I can’t have.
She’s the girl who obeys every rule.
I’m the guy who breaks them.
Our biggest risk is falling for each other,
But I live for risk…


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NOVA

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.







Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory, Renegades, and Legacy series. 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, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a tortoise who might be faster than the bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

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