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(Renegades #3.5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,766 ratings  ·  150 reviews
Former Navy SEAL Josh Marx thinks he has it all figured out. He’s living the bachelor lifestyle in southern California, running risk assessment for the Renegades, but most importantly, he’s finally gotten over the unrequited love he’s harbored for his former teammate’s ex wife. Then his buddy calls from overseas, worried because he hasn’t heard from his ex, and asks Josh t ...more
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Cygnet Books
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Gemma Josh is the guy in Ricochet that keeps trying to get between Rachel & Nathan he is the guy that does all the risk assessments for Renegades. At the en…moreJosh is the guy in Ricochet that keeps trying to get between Rachel & Nathan he is the guy that does all the risk assessments for Renegades. At the end of the book he is talking to Nathan and he tells him he is a former Navy SEAL and that's why he knew he had PTSD.

Don't know if that helps, but I pretty much want to smack him over the head in the Ricochet book lol. (less)
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4 Rumored Stars.

Josh fell in love with his Navy teammate and friend ex-wife. And she fell for him either. But even after some years of their divorce, for some sense of loyalty to his friend he never did anything about it. But now his friend heard some rumors about Grace’s new job and asked Josh to go check on her. And this time everything changes. She is decided to have him and he can’t resist anymore. But when friends and loyalty are at stake, Josh must decide what’s worth more for him.


Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
4 Stars****

This is just what I was in the need of a Sweet Sexy read. I love the Renegades series with the Alpha Males and feisty heroines making the hero's work for it this did all that, its a short read but all in all it gave me what I needed till the next one is out.

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So what's it about
Josh Marx has been a former navy SEAL but is now working with the Renegades as a risk assessor he's a bachelor living the single life working playing but missing that special person in his life. Josh is Grac
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

Just a quick sum up since I'm feeling lazy...

I love this series, so I was thrilled to have a book for Josh since I've been curious about him when he was first introduced in Ricochet. (Even though I wanted to jock punch him for most of it LOL)

I was very happy to see a different side of him in this novella, a more sweet side. This was a sweet, steamy and short read. While I can't say I was blown away or that it was as good for me as the rest of the books in the series have been, it was st
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!
(BR with Sharon)

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Josh Marx is a single guy living in California, and doing risk assessment for the Renegades Stunt Company. He's a retired Navy Seal who doesn't relax much, and is always in control. All his friends seemed to be in love, and it is a constant reminder of what is missing in his life. He felt empty, and craved something more permanent.

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Josh is excited to be heading home to Philadelphia to be with his family for the holidays. His plans take a detour when his Navy bu
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
That was a sweet and fast read. After the last book I wasn't a big Josh fan, but he was quite entertaining here.
If you like this series....a must read, but it's nothing world moving. ;D


(The following was posted before reading...obviously. Duh)



Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
This is a novella about Josh, who we met in the last book, Ricochet. A friend of his that he owes a huge debt to needs some help in checking in on his ex-wife. Naturally, Josh drops everything to do so.

I really enjoy this series and even though Josh is not a Renegade per se, the novella was still just as good. My main problem is Josh.

See, in the last book, he was a jerk and not very likable and I could ~sort of~ forgive that especially if he took care of the heroine well enough. No worries the
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Full review to come soon.
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
Book 4, just out today! What a surprise!

4.25 RATING- Short, sexy, and sweet...another great addition to the Renegades series. Glad Josh got his HEA after all. This series has been a lot of fun to read. I've enjoyed the characters (for the most part) and the writing and steam were well done. I'm only sad that this is the end of the Renegades series. It's been a must read for me since book one. Looking forward to what the author has coming out next. Whether she's writing as Skye Jordan or Joan Swan, she's always a favorite of mine!

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Oh my G, just seen this .... *remembers how fun this series was* .... got it! Will definitely read sometime *squeaks* ...
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
HOT HOT HOT! Good short story within a favorite series :))
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Josh’s story. Ladies did you hear me? We get JOSH!!! Now I was not entirely pleased with Josh in the last book – but I could not deny that he won me over and getting his story was absolutely fantastic.

Josh, former Navy Seal and currently working with the crew of Renegades to compile the risk assessment of their jobs is getting ready to head home for the holidays when he gets a call from his Navy buddy about checking up on his ex-wife. But Grace isn’t just the ex-wife of his teammate, she’s the w
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, ebook, own, audio
I've loved every book in Skye Jordan's Renegades series and the novella, RUMOR, is no exception. I wasn't sure what I thought of Josh for most of the book in Ricochet (Renegades #3) mostly because he seemed so uptight and his interference with Rachel and Ryker's relationship, but he proved himself a stand-up guy at the end. I was happy to get to learn more about what made him tick and for him to have a second chance to find happiness with his own true love.

After receiving a desperate overseas p
Dec 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (12/4/2019)! 🎁
Well if this wasn't just a pleasant surprise! I absolutely adore this series so it was kind of a no brainer to purchase and read as soon as I found out about it's release. Josh melted my heart over and over in this sweet, saucy novella! And you couldn't help but love the tough as nails Grace doing what needed to be done in order to take care of her Mother. This could honestly be read as a standalone but why in the hell would you want to do that? The men of the Renegades series are seriously wort ...more
Kat Desi
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
What a fun and sexy novella! Although Josh is a bit of an ass in Ricochet, I'm glad that he got his own HEA here with Grace.
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2-ibooks
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Well shit, now I like Josh. Although, I am still extremely annoyed with him from Ricochet.
But this was a fun, hot little read.
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Reading Order
Reckeless (Renegades #1)
Rebel (Renegades #2)
Ricochet (Renegades #3)
Rumor (Renegades #3.5)
Relentless (Renegades #4)
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5-4* I really love this series and was super excited when I saw Josh's story had been release. As much as I enjoyed Rumor I felt there was just a little something missing, there wasn't the humour or connection with the characters that has been such a big part of the other books in the series. That saying, I did love catching up with Josh and finding out his story, I just wish it had been a bit...more.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the 1000 book added to my READ shelf in Good Reads!

And what a spectacular little book it was! I loved these two and am so happy we got to see Josh get his HEA in the form of a second chance unrequited love. Grace was amazing and strong. They burned it up together.

I love the Renegades series! I do hope there's lots more to come!
Dirty Dayna
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
3 rumor has it stars

this was a short sweet Christmas miracle wasn't your typical renegade maybe that's why I'm put off

what happens when you fall for your best friends ex wife

what happens when you get caught in a lie

rumor has it there is a key to someone's heart
Becca Reads
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Loved this sweet novella! There wasn't much of the Renegades in this but that's okay because Josh and Grace filled the space up.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shirt and sweet, yet hot!

Another great little addition the the ongoing series. The dirty talk is phenomenal! Can't wait to start the next book.
The BookChick
I have really enjoyed Skye Jordan's Renegades series from the very first book. Each installment crafts a wonderful story of a "bad boy" who falls hopelessly in love with a "good girl" but the road to basking in their love is often hard fought. And that is no different for the characters in Rumor. I adored Josh and Gracie and was happy to see that Josh found love after losing Rachel to Ryker in Ricochet. But, Josh never really loved Rachel because his heart belonged to another woman -- Grace, the ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a short fun read about Josh and Grace. It was nice to see this side of Josh and learn more about him. Really enjoyed it.
Emily McGee
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha, romance, amazing
I really and truly love this series. Right away I could tell that Rumor was going to affect me the same way the previous books had. To be honest, I didn't really love Josh in Ricochet. However, I've repented and he has absolutely won my heart now! I guess since I didn't get his point of view and story in the previous book I didn't really know him. In Rumor, you will finish having no doubt that Josh Marx is a man among men and one of the best types of guys. Grace, well, she is that woman we all h ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

I love when I find books by authors I love that I didn't realize were out. It is like a special surprise. Rumor was one of those books. I thought I had read all the Renegade books, but nope. I had this one to read! How excited am I?

Since it has been awhile I didn't quite remember who Josh, or any of them, were at first, but it slowly started to come back to me. Josh is not a Renegade guy, but close enough. He is friends with them and was a Nav
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Nov 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
How come I didn't know about this?? And it's already out!!


If someone want to try, you can request it in Negalley ;)


Also in this series:
Reckless (Renegades, #1) by Skye Jordan Rebel (Renegades, #2) by Skye Jordan Ricochet (Renegades, #3) by Skye Jordan
All books can be read as stand alone
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What a great short story from Ms. Jordan. I will say that I didn’t like Josh much in Ricochet. Mostly because of the hell that he gave Rachel and Nathan. But looking back Josh really was a good guy, but he was fixated on something that was never his. But that seems to be Josh’s MO. Falling for a girl he can or should never have.

I am so glad that Skye wrote this novella for him. Josh deserves happiness. And let me te
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
another great story by Skye Jordon that just devoured. I just had to keep reading to the end to find of if there was a HEA.

Just before Christmas ex-seal Josh gets a call from a former team member who hasn't heard from his ex-wife Grace in months. Josh isn't too thrilled to check up Grace given the secret love he has felt for her since the beginning but given Issac was part of the reason he got out alive he can't turn him down. When he arrives in San Diego he shocked to find that Grace has moved
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
A sweet little novella to an enjoyable series.

When we met Josh Marx in Rachel and Nathan's story, I didn't to much care for him, but once I got his full story, he is a real sweetheart. I love it when an author, with the stroke of a pen, can completely change your perception of a story/character, and that is exactly what Skye Jordan did with this one. Josh's sense of loyalty to his military buddy/brother caused him years of heartache and separation from his one true love. Grace made some tough li
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