Rebel Heir…Review

So sorry I am late with this, my birthday was this week and I’ve been celebrating so absolutely NO writing had been done. Now, before moving forward please note that this book is part of a pair and the 2nd book releases May 22nd and I will be there for it!!!

Rebel HeirHow 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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Review: As much as I love me some Vi and Pe (Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward) you guys probably think I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid. Well, I have not they are just that good. Every book I’ve read that they’ve co-authored has been a 4 or 5-star read.

Gia is a writer and she is in the Hamptons for the summer hoping to get inspiration to finish a book she is writing. I really enjoy Gia, she is super sweet, has an ugly doll collection and is honest to a fault. Well, maybe not a fault but she is open about a lot and it is refreshing. She is also borderline crazy…there is no way in hell I am spending my $10,000 publishing advance on a summer SHARE house in the Hamptons. SHARE. As in multiple roommates. $10,000 what in the actual EFF am I getting for 10K. It better come with a personal chef for the summer, be right on the beach and it BETTER NOT RAIN the entire summer! Ok, I’m back from that tangent. Gia is a great character and I am excited to see where this goes although I am pretty sure how this ends, I can’t wait to read all the messy that will ensue before it does.

Rush is the man. I love everything about him except that he smokes. Cigarettes smell like ass and I really don’t understand the appeal but to each his own. Rush is so cool that I want to be his friend. He doesn’t ooze sex to me like a lot of other characters but I like him a lot and can’t wait to go on his emotional journey when we get to book 2 because it is definitely going to affect him more than Gia, IMO. And no I can’t tell you because it will definitely ruin the book for you, and I wouldn’t do that. All of that to say I give this start 4.5 stars.

Rebel Heir #1

 

Cover Reveal…Gentleman Nine

 

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward. Gentleman Nine releases on February 19th!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Lucas Garcez
Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.
He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)
Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.
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Monday Morning Rant…w/a little Wood

A lot of people hate Monday’s, I don’t mind them so much. It’s a fresh start after (hopefully) a great weekend. Unless you had a sh*tty weekend like I did. So, let me start by saying it was f*cking freezing this weekend! I live in Baltimore and it’s been colder than a witches tit this past week/weekend. So cold that the pipes in my house froze and I spent the weekend trying to get water into my house. We’ve had to stay at a hotel (yay!) but coming home to feed the animals, buying G A L L O N S of water to make sure they have fresh water and doing basic wipe downs so the house doesn’t start to smell stagnant was a pain in the ass. But enough about real people problems, let’s talk book-people problems…

Self-publishing; the gift, and the curse. I LOVES me some Indie-Authors and I am all for entrepreneurship. In a perfect world, we would all be CEOs or Masters of Our Universe, however, sometimes self-publishing can come back to bite you in the ass. Let me correct that by saying self-publishing without professional editing can. For the most part, I am never 100% grammatically correct. I know I’ve thrown a few commas around or didn’t hyphenate something, and I’ve definitely gotten quite a few red marks on my papers in school. But when you are putting your work out there for consumers, you have to make sure it’s your best work. You can’t just let friends, family, and your next-door neighbor read it and assume that they’ve caught all the mistakes. You can’t trust your gut and assume you have them all either. Spend the few extra bucks and let a professional give your baby a check-up. It really sucks as a reader to try to decipher what you meant or were trying to convey.

grammargrandma Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, voice and overall story is really important guys. You can have a great story but if I can’t enjoy the story because I am spending time trying to figure out WTF words are misspelled, straight up missing or the lack of punctuation I get annoyed and it detracts from the story.

Now onto some more enjoyable Monday goodness. I am a lover of the man V. I think I enjoy it because of the “tease” of what it leads to. I’d rather see everything but the “thing” (until it’s go time) because it lends to the seduction of it all. I especially love the guys who have no problem putting it on display for voyeurs like meclapping so without further adieu, here’s this Monday’s Morning Wood.

**if you have any juicy deliciousness you’d like to have me add to morning wood Mondays, please email the pics to lisamccrey@gmail.com**