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Last Chance Rebel

(Copper Ridge #6)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  974 ratings  ·  108 reviews
The prodigal son of Copper Ridge, Oregon, has finally come home 

The man who ruined Rebecca Bear's life just strolled back into it with one heck of an offer. Years ago, Gage West's recklessness left Rebecca scarred inside and out. Now he wants to make amends by gifting her the building that houses her souvenir store. Rebecca won't take Gage's charity, but she's willing to m
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by HQN Books
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My love for this series runs deep.
I can't say I was crazy about every book or even every couple, but it’s been a fun ride.

Gage and Rebecca’s story falls somewhere in the middle. I don’t think it's on par with what I consider to be the strongest book in the series (Tough Luck Hero), but it wasn’t the worst (One Night Charmer) either. It was the humor I’ve come to expect from Maisey Yates that was missing this time around and I couldn't get over it.

I had my heart set on witty banter and some fun
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Reviewed by Mandi

“Rebecca has a special friend.”

The wave of heat intensified, and Rebecca felt like she might suffocate beneath her embarrassment. “He’s not a…Don’t call him that.”

“A special friend?” Alison raised an eyebrow.

“Like a special friend…like a penis friend?

I love a grouchy, somber, Maisey Yates hero, and she gives a good one in Gage. When Gage was eighteen he was carefree, and responsibility free, and caused a very bad accident, injuring our heroine, Rebecca. Besides a lot of physical
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I'm always in the mood for a Maisey Yates book. She's recently been some of my favorite sorbet.

I liked Rebecca and Gage well enough. They have some wicked chemistry and it gets even crazier as the story progresses. I loved seeing the couples from the previous books as well.

The main reason I didn't rate it higher was that the ending seems so so so rushed. There is one massive conflict in the story and it overtakes everything. So it would make sense that it would take some time to work
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Yall. This book. Last Chance Rebel was one of those books where I read a couple chapters and literally sat back thinking Holy crap. If Yates can pull this romance off it'll be damn impressive! And pull it off she did. This wasn't an easy read. It wasn't an easy romance. But it was a beautiful story of healing and forgiveness that really touched the heart.

The quick of it is that when he was a teen Gage was reckless and in an
Aug 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
So not the book for me. This isn't labeled new adult, as the MCs are 28 and 35. Unfortunately, all the story almost to the bitter (for me) end was about two emo teenagers. And it's not my idea of a woman and a man, they just were totally immature. It was painfully boring to read. Moreover, some discussions were embarrassing juvenile, and they didn't involve the leading characters only, but her friends too.

This isn't broken, this is silly, they way some teenagers are: spoilt. Gage, the hero, is
I had such high hopes for this one. I didn't even realize it until I finally sat down to read it.

This wasn't bad, just not as good as some of the other Copper Ridge books. This deals with a pretty heavy subject matter with two very broken, emotionally stunted, closed off characters who carry a lot of baggage. So you need patience. LOTS of it. Gage West, the prodigal 'black sheep' son of the West family has finally returned home after being away for 17 years. He's the eldest son who ran away afte
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This story is hard hitting and poignant yet thoroughly romantic. It will make you swoon. It will tie your emotions in a knot while also allowing you to laugh at the intrinsic fun in life itself. Yates’ fantastic descriptions shine through bringing the world to life as the plot unfolds page by page.

I get why Rebecca’s angry, but the constant ‘woe is me, you should pity me’ got old. That said, I truly enjoyed getting to know her better as she finally came to accept her life and how it could be, i
Harlequin Books
"Yates' characters are masterfully written with a keen eye for establishing emotional depth, which allows readers to invest in the relationship. Rebecca’s adversarial attitude toward Gage adds a genuine conflict to their relationship. The community of Copper Ridge is robust and filled with people readers would like to know and places they’d want to visit, which makes each book like a mini vacation. Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr or JoAnn Ross" (4 1/2 stars TOP PICK! @ RT Book Reviews).

Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)

3.75 stars

Great chemistry between the two leads. This was much better than the first Maisey Yates book I read, Slow Burn Cowboy (won as a goodreads giveway, thank you goodreads!). Unlike Slow Burn Cowboy, the writing and storyline in most of this book did not feel forced; I just felt like the ending was wrapped up rather quickly.

One thing that bothered me a bit was that Rebecca had to constantly reassure Gage, it was slightly annoying. The author does do a good job of making you fall in love wit
Julia Kai
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Last one I read from Yates was a DNF for me but this one I really enjoyed.
Sheyla ✎
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it

“Because we both deserve to be more than those scars.”

This is a hate-love story. There is a good reason for the heroine to hate the hero. If you have read my reviews of the Copper Ridge series, you know I like it because it has great banter and funny elements. However, Last Chance Rebel is missing the second component. The story is more serious and darker.

In the last book, Colton West's brother, Gage has come back to town after many years of absence. He comes back because his father i
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what I expected when I started reading this book but the synopsis was eye-catching enough that I knew I had to read it. LAST CHANCE REBEL is an angst-filled and emotional story of healing, growth and love that will break your heart and put it back together. And yes, it's a tear-jerker too.

If life has taught Rebecca Bear anything, it's that she cannot depend on anyone but herself. After being injured in an accident and having her mother abandon her when she needed her most, she has s
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Favorite Quotes:

It’s always the handsome ones… If evil men looked like the trolls they were inside, it would be much easier to avoid them.

He didn’t do relationships – he tended to gravitate toward women with empty heads and full bras who just wanted what he did.

I just need to do this. I’m spring cleaning my soul.

My Review:

I struggled while reading this book and was close to a giving up and declaring a DNF, as I do not enjoy constant conflict. However, that is just my personal prefer
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.25 stars

Okay, I did like the complicated background that threw Rebecca and Gage together. The idea of how their lives somewhat intertwined, despite Gage being away from Copper Ridge for the past 17 years just called out to me. However, I wasn't sure about their romance in the end.

I liked Rebecca and how she progressed throughout. Gage, not so much. Their arguments about Gage's guilt and his way of absolution ended up painfully repetitive. I liked this only slightly better than Sierra and Ace'
Sheryl C. Nash
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Harlequin*
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers:

At first I wasn't sure if I'd like this story. The plot is sorta 80's in feel. Like a soap opera. Because I've liked other books she has written I read it anyway.

To be honest this isn't one of my favorites of hers. It's not like I didn't somewhat enjoy it, because it wasn't all dis-likable by me. There are parts I really enjoyed. But others that made me think...huh!

The s
Maisey Yates does write well in fact and her illuminating way of teasing out complicated issues that can only come from family entanglements and unexpected connections forged in tragedy did strike a chord in me. Even so, I’m on the fence with this book not because of the very simple story - essentially a prodigal son returns after years in the wilderness of drifting and anonymous, casual sex to pick up a burden he’d spent years running away from carrying - but because of the characters who form ...more
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-print, romance
3.5 Stars!

Last Chance Rebel was an amazing hate to love story that’s packed full of emotion and was a very enjoyable read.

Gage West is the black sheep of the West family and fled town years ago after his recklessness left Rebecca Bear broken and scarred. Back in town, Gage aims to make amends with those he left behind and he begins with Rebecca by attempting to give her the building that houses her store. However, Rebecca refuses to take his charity, but she is willing to make a deal with the co
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

We're back in Copper Ridge with this latest installment, and boy did I have some high hopes for Gage. See, Gage is the eldest son of the West family, and he was the reason for a car accident that left Rebecca Bear permanently disfigured. He was stupid and young and self-centered. You know, basically a teenage boy ;P But instead of learning and growing up after the accident, he ran.

But he's gotten a message from his dad's attorney that their finances aren't all they s
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2.75-3 "Last Chance Rebel" Copper Ridge #6 by Maisey Yates.

This was the first book I read by this author. It was pretty long at 384 pages. Sadly, I didn't love it. Because I rarely "not" not finish a book, I admit I skimmed a lot. Even with skipping, it still took me more than two days to finish though. I'm sure it didn't help that I put my Kindle aside and found other things to do more often than not. That said, I'm not saying I won't read this author again. I don't work that way. I
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, contemporary
I love this series!

Last Chance Rebel has a very different feel to it from the rest of the series, though--it's darker, more somber, and tougher to get into at first. Rebecca is one of the prickliest heroines I've ever read (awesome name aside, of course--;)), definitely the prickliest Maisey Yates heroine I've read to this point. She's got some major issues (deserved, for the most part) and is very, very bitter toward Gage for a big chunk of the book--but she gradually becomes less prickly, less
Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, for-review, 2016
Gage West was the cause of the accident that changed Rebecca's life 17 years before. Since then, she has battled surgeries, rehabilitation and scars. Now he has returned to town determined to make amends and do the right thing. When I initially read the synopsis for Last Chance Rebel, I thought I was going to get a typical second chance romance. I got much more than that. This is a story about forgiveness and moving on.

Initially, I had a hard time with the romance between Gage and Rebecca. For m
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I really liked the first half of Yates' latest Copper Ridge series, which features Rebecca Bear, who, at age 11, suffered scarring as a result of a car crash, and Gage West, the eldest Gage sibling, who at 18 was the one driving the car responsible for Rebecca's accident. Gage has returned to Copper Ridge after a 17-year absence to help the family after his father suffers a stroke. Guilt for his past behavior, and the believe that he's a bad person, drive his actions and decisions, including his ...more
Jul 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2016-release
The prodigal son returns to back to Copper Ridge! After six books of mentions of Gage West, I was excited to (finally) meet him. Gage left Copper Ridge 17 years ago for reasons unknown. In the first chapter, we meet Rebecca -- a large reason for his disappearance. Rebecca is a local shop owner, who after a childhood accident is covered in scars both physical and mental. Gage and Rebecca are the holders of each other secrets, pain and guilt. Gage and Rebecca -- and rightfully so -- have great hat ...more
Book Lover
I was given an ARC by NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.

Rebecca Bear has lived in Copper Ridge her whole life. When she was eleven, she was in an accident that left her scarred and with lifelong injuries and pain. Her mother was paid to keep it quiet. Her mom then left town with the money, leaving her older brother, Jonathon, to raise her. Rebecca is a very angry woman who keeps everyone at arms length. She owns a Trading Post store and lives alone.

Gage, the driver of the vehicle
Isha Coleman
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To right a wrong, we have to come to terms with the action and it's consequences. Seek forgiveness and learn important truths about ourselves. With Last Chance Rebel, Maisey Yates put some of her best work into Gage and Rebecca. My heart felt like it was torn right out of my chest. Living with the physical scars of an incident in her youth, has made Rebecca stronger, self - reliant, less trusting and full of anger and bitterness. Her one sanctuary is her shop of odds and ends. Being there allows ...more
The absolute caucasity of writing a protagonist with "brown skin" and the last name "Bear" but never mentioning the words "Native American" or "Indian," or otherwise referencing race/ethnicity in any way. BIPOC are not just white characters with a spray tan and a quirky last name.

Maisey Yates is a terrific writer, but her books are problematic af. She should have left well enough alone and kept on writing her virginity-obssessed, angty whitebread romances. This stab at "diversity" was just an e
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-away, read2016
I was happy to read more about Gage, but overall never got into this story as much as the other ones in this series. I never took to the main girl in the romance, and I never fully bought into Gage's relationship with her -- I liked his backstory enough, but I didn't like the romance for either of them. Still, it was an enjoyable, quick read.
Really loved this heroine.
Nate Brightman
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Last Chance Rebel is the story of Gage West the proverbial prodigal son who returns to Copper Ridge after 17 years because his estranged father Nathan West’s stroke has left him in charge of the family’s business affairs and Rebecca Bear the woman his reckless driving severely injured as a young girl those 17 long years ago. One of the little things I enjoy about a Maisey Yates series is she includes not only characters she wants to introduce for future novels like Rebecca’s friend Lane who gets ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

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Copper Ridge (10 books)
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  • Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #3)
  • One Night Charmer (Copper Ridge, #4)
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