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(The Renegades #1)

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He’s Paxton Wilder.

Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.

Five time X Games medalist.

The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.

He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.

But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll l
Published September 19th 2016
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Karen Mc
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
”In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” ~Unknown

Every day is a new beginning. A chance to love. A chance to live. A chance to dream. A chance to do! We live through our actions. We live through our memories. Sometimes we live through stories. I lived and loved through Wilder, a beautiful and broken love story by Rebecca Yarros, where I went on the emotional adventure of a lifetime—one of hope, heartbreak, and happiness.

I wanted to wait…taking my time to soak up every powerful an
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "You're my everything!!!" stars***

Steamy, adventurous, sexy, emotional, unique, full of suspense!!!
You can pick one word from above and you will find it in this book!!!

I think that this series will be my new obsession!!! And I need the next book ASAP!!!

“The best part isn’t the end. It’s what happens in between.”

To be honest, i was flirting for very long time with Rebecca Yarros's series "Flight and Glory" , but i haven't take
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 STARS

”Are you ready for an adventure?”


Rebecca Yarros starts her new series centered around EXTREME sports, with this new group of characters called The Renegades. The story starts with our heroine, Leah Baxter, boarding a ship to tutor Paxton Wilder in a study at sea school. This totally reminded me of Sweet life on Deck yet these characters are in their twenties. They perform death defying stunts, and well the Sprouse brothers only wished they were written sex scenes like these!


Title: Wilder
Series: Renegades #1
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Release date: September 19, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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Leah is offered the chance of a lifetime: cruise to exotic locations for a year while attending University on board. Who wouldn't jump at the chance? She's given a full scholarship and a luxurious cabin, and there's only one small, insignificant catch. Tutor a fellow student and make sure he passes or she's out of the program. She has a 4.0 average and at t
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
4.5 Red Flag Stars

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Leah has been accepted as a tutor for Paxton Wilder in the study abroad program. The location? A cruising ship that will take the students to fascinating destinations like Madagascar, Morrocco and, the one Leah is looking forward to most, Mykonos in Greece. The catch? She has to tutor an X Games gold medalist, Wilder. And nomen est omen, right? He does the wildest and most dangerous stunts on bikes, parachutes, jumps from cliffs. You name it, he d
Radd Reader
“Everything is empty without you.”

“You wondered if you’d ever be able to let go and let someone love you… Let go, Leah, because I already do.”

- Triggers: Death of a loved one (in the past, off page)
- Setting: On a ship - Study At Sea program. Stops on this journey: Port of Miami, Bermuda, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul, Mykonos, Morocco, Madagascar, Abu Dhabi

Paxton (college senior, majoring in physics and part of the Renegades):
The following words/phrases were used to descr
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 - "You had me from the first moment." Stars!

Rebecca Yarros starts her new The Renegades series in outstanding form. I couldn’t put this book down, and I pretty much fell in love with every character that you are introduced to, Renegades specifically.

There is a little amount of set-up going on in Wilder you are introduced to the Renegades team and their hangers-on as a whole, and their particular brand of crazy that comes in the form of adrenaline fueled stunts, tricks and high jinx. Each membe

This book was one wild ride. From the first moment Paxton enters the story you're taken on an unpredictable journey that includes death defying stunts, romantic mini vacations, and some very hot moments.

I really liked Leah's character and how brave she was. She wasn't crazy like Paxton was and didn't do all these stunts that he did, but she faced her fears and didn't back down. She had the help from Paxton, of course, but the courage it took to go out of her comfort zone was all hers and really
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, new-adult
It had been a long time since I’ve read a Rebecca Yarros book and Wilder has been on my to-read-list for a long time. This book was fabulous! I loved everything about it. Wilder was sexy, emotional, adventurous and unique. There were many things I never expected to happen or to be revealed. Wilder will be one of my top favorite books of 2019.

I loved Paxton and Leah. Paxton is wild, talented, ambitious, famous and loyal. He always wants to do something big and crazy for his show, but he’s amazing
Wendys Wycked Words
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When I first started reading this series I skipped this book. I went straight to book 2 "Nova" , and after loving the shit out of that one, I read book 3 "Rebel" ", which was also pretty awesome. Now why would I do that, you ask.... Well because I could :P

What can I say...I am known for my "out of order" reading :P

So when I started this one, I already knew who Wilder and Leah were. They play big parts in the other books as well. What I didn't know, was how exactly they came to be together. Espec
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rebecca Yarros kicks off The Renegades series with a bang and we're brought a fantastic group of adrenaline junkies fighting their own battles as well as fighting to be at the top of their game. Heading up the team is Paxton Wilder, and I'll be completely honest here, he unleashed the cougar in me.


Paxton needs to graduate whilst hopping from country-to-country filming a documentary and performing stunts to his hungry fans, which is where Leah Baxter enters the equation: part of the reason she's
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 -I did it for Nova- Stars

Not gonna lie. I wasn't very excited to read this one, but a little birdie told me that this book had to be read in order to get more background info, prior to starting book #2 Nova (I'm talking bout you, TheresaDK). And since I really, really want to read book #2, I took her advice, and endured this 630 page journey, to clutch at any snippets of info that would allow me to understand book #2 better.

I'm glad I did read this story, as it was so much better than I an
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wilder is the first book in the new Renegades series. The Renegades are a group of friends into extreme sports. They are X Games champions and thrive on pushing themselves harder. The more extreme and dangerous the bigger the rush and that’s what they are after.

Paxton Wilder is the definition of a bad boy and thrives on everything that comes with his reputation. Regardless of his reputation he values his friends most and will do anything for them. That unwavering friendship is how he finds hims
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Leah Baxter grew up an only child & was raised in Southern California. About two years ago she went through something very traumatic & has been broken since. She's grieving & lives in fear. Her memories still haunt her & rule her daily life. Leah attends Dartmouth in New Hampshire. She's a junior majoring in international relations. Desperate for a change & wanting to step out of her comfort zone, Leah applies for a Study at Sea program on the cruise ship the
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To be completely honest with you, I was not expecting to love this book the way that I did. I don't know why my expectations weren't crazy high, but I just didn't go into Wilder thinking it could be one of my most FAVORITE reads of the year! But man, was I wrong. I was blown away. And even now, days after finishing, I'm still getting full body shivers at just the thought of these characters. I'm telling you, this is one of those books you just DON'T SEE COMING. It's one of those novels that ...more
5 stars

Wilder was such a great read, loved the characters and the storyline had me turning the pages late into the night.

I loved Pax/Wilder and Leah. They were passionate, likable and endearing characters that made me laugh, they entertained me with their banter and made me swoon on more than one occasion.
These two seriously belonged together, loved watching them connect, learn to trust and open their hearts to each other. All the feels!

Pax, how I love you


Overall, Wilder is a well writ
Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)
4.5 stars

“What do you say, Leah? Are you ready for an adventure?”

ummmm wilder.... I AM

AHHHH guys I absolutely loved this book so much! I had high expectations going in but I’m always wary of a new to me author for obvious reasons. The thing I loved most about this book was the cruise ship and all the adventures that took place. Traveling all over the world and I really felt like I was living with these characters.

“She loves that quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, the one that says women are like
Kelli C
The first book in the Renegade series and it definitely delivered! Paxton wilder is beyond adrenaline junkie status and while he had a grand scheme to heal the minds and hearts of his renegade family, he had no idea he would lose his so completely! Not much better than when a bad boy falls hard! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series...esp Nova!
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Paxton Wilder is a motocross king and an adrenaline junkie, he is also the founder of The Renegades - a group of people who do crazy stunts.

Leah Baxter is his tutor who takes on a summer of semester at sea in return of being a tutor to someone on board. Lead is smart, stubborn and comes with a lot of scars. Paxton is carefree and wild. The only reason Paxton is even on the ship is due to his father's demand that he finishes college or else the plug on his TV show is pulled and a ton of people lo
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute, short-ish read.

It was exactly how I expected it to be. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely sweet. It's like most romances, so nothing special, but good enough to try and enjoy.

The characters were likeable, though not extraordinary. The plot was interesting though a bit far-fetched. The chemistry was there but not always. It was a fast read although it was boring at times.

So all in all, a typical 3-star read. Good, sweet, nice for a lazy day in bed (or a sick day in bed, what I'm experie
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below!Yarros does NA right! Not too much whiny and childish drama, well written characters, and a superb setting! Loved that this book is so different from everything out right now! See full review on The Book Disciple ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
A new Rebecca Yarros series? YES, PLEASE!

The Renegades Series starts off with a bang, coupling Leah, the studious college student and tutor and Pax, the bad boy adrenaline junkie.

I think what I enjoyed the most about this, was how unusual it was. I mean, it takes place on a cruise ship that doubles as a college. Packed full of rich kids, and the craziness that is The Renegades.

Pax needs to graduate if he plans on making his dream come true, so enter Leah – the woman who will tutor him while ge
DNF @ 10%

I have no review where I'll roast anything. I didn't have quotes that proved why I didn't like this.


Because, Rebecca Yarros is a talented writer. This book just contained insta-love and too many cliches that I was turned off by the story. I couldn't handle Pax or Leah - two of the most cliche people to be written.

So, this goes to my growing DNF pile.
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was ok

I never connected with the heroine. She was a bit dull for Wilder. Which made the chemistry feel off.

And the romance felt a little too fluffy and happens fast.

Of course, I'm in the minority here. So it might be me, not the book.

I'll post a review soon.

Yep, she did it again. Rebecca wrote another 5 star book ♡♡♡♡♡
Thank god I don't have to wait too long now anymore until Nova releases because the Renegades are just as addictive as the Flyboys from Flight & Glory are!! Review will follow soon on my blog and here on Goodreads! But for now: definitely a MUST READ!! With this book Rebecca shows yet again why she's a queen in romance ♡
Carmen Rae
This seems to be the month for amazeballs books. It’s like all my favorite authors got together to see if they could blow my mind with their awesome.

It goes without saying that if Rebecca Yarros writes it, I will read it. But damn did this book have all the action and emotion I could handle and then some.

Wilder was everything I could ask for in a new adult hero. Cocky, arrogant, wild, man whore who knows what he wants and gives his whole heart and soul into getting it. He was so fearless and fu
Wil Loves Books!
4.5 Stars!

“It’s love, Pax. It’s what some people spend their whole life searching for. Do you know what a miracle it is to love someone and actually have them love you back? You have a chance at something epic.”

Ahhh, this book was so good and so much fun! I loved it!!! I swear, Rebecca Yarros writes the best heroes ever. Her men, oh my God, her men are always the hottest, most amazing book boyfriends. After all, this is the woman that created Josh Walker, my #1 book boyfriend ever. So, even
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading the light we lost by jill santopolo i'm in an romance mood for some good romance, did this book deliver that , i think it did , but it missed some things like character dept, like what's her hobby's, the history with her former boyfriend, how she met rachel , the love story of her parents and why wilders parents are divorced, ... but what i did like was the stunts and the dangerous stuff , can't wait to read nova ...more
Rating: 4 Stars.
Steam: Some hot moments.
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Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: neeeed-next-book
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Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She's also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging f

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