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Rough & Tumble

(Men of Haven #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,888 ratings  ·  275 reviews
Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society's expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other's backs.

A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always g
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published February 20th 2017 by Carina Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
I’d like to tell you all about a brand new series coming up by Rhenna Morgan, The Haven Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is six men, all with checkered pasts, who came together to form their own family. A family that will protect each other no matter the cost, that doesn’t always operate within the confines of the law but lives by their own moral code. These six scotch drinking, sexy alpha men are sure to make you swoon, sigh, smile, and in my case, melt into a big pile of goo. First, I want to tell
Dilek VT
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Feeling so disappointed with the new releases in 2019, I have been digging into the past to see what I have missed and look what I have found: A series I want to binge-read 😊


Rough & Tumble is the first book in “Haven Brotherhood” series and it was a solid 4-star book for me but it can be a 5-star read if you like your romance spiced up with a bit of thriller/action etc.

Despite the drug lords / club business / filthy politicians sub-plot, which is som
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Another weekend, another bar Vivienne has to drag her loose cannon of a sister out of and she is a little bit tired of playing her sister's rescue party when Callie is drugged and/or drunk in a bar. It is then that Jace Kennedy, part owner of the business, sees the buttoned-up, pantsuit-clad Vivienne and notices the wild child behind the polished exterior.

Vivienne shed her inner free spirit when she opened her own event planning company. She is convinced tha
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars

Rough & Tumble is my first book from Rhenna Morgan and it was definitely a success. I really enjoyed meeting the group of characters from the Haven Brotherhood. Jace was possessive and Alpha just like I like my heroes and Vivienne was a closeted free spirit that I admired for her strength when it came to protecting her family.

I'll admit there were some slow parts but my attention was always grabbed again as I continued to read through those parts. I t
This was my first book by Rhenna Morgan and I can honestly say it won’t be my last! I loved this book that is the beginning of a series that is about a bunch of brothers! They are not blood brothers; but brothers by choice! They each have secrets and they all protect one another! I also love that they are all alpha males right down to their core!!!

I will write a more informative review when I have more time! I just wanted to let you all know that I really enjoyed this one and I highly recommend
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rough & Tumble was my first book by Rhenna Morgan and I can only say I highly enjoyed it. I was hooked right from the start by some seriously intriguing characters (especially alpha Jace), scorching hot chemistry and effortless writing.
The story got a bit slow and predictable towards the end, but nevertheless, I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. A great start and an author I will add to my list of auto-buys.

**ARC very kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchan
He’s gruff on the outside, bold, alpha and sometimes comes across like a knuckle-dragging caveman, while she is trying to bury her past with a prim and proper attitude that really pinches like a shoe that is just too small. Sounds like this has been done before, right? At least a time or two thousand, but wait! Rhenna Morgan has a huge surprise and a fabulous new series that will knock your socks off! We always look for something fresh, and I can honestly say, LOOK NO MORE! Get your alpha fix, y ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Six men, checked pasts, drawn together to help make each other succeed and reach the their full potential…what they become is a family unlike any other.

Jace Kennedy is a strong business man that will bend the rules if it benefits his “Haven Brotherhood” family.

Jace is having trouble with a local drug dealer that has been bringing Dallas Police Department into his clubs and business dealings. On top of that, Paul Renner, a sleeze-ball politician is causing all kinds of media backlash, attacking
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)

I can't even describe how disappointed I am. The night the hero meets the heroine he takes another girl home with him. He doesn't "fuck" her. But she gives him half a blow job, he gets her off and she spends the night in his bed. Sorry but that's not something I want to read in a romance book. I absolutely hate that kind of hero. I feel so sick. Plus he's a complete dick to the girl he brought home.

Lover of Romance
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
There are certain rules that the six men in the brotherhood live by: Live Hard, F*ck harder and follow only their own rules. They only have their own standards to live by, which differ from society and law enforcement at times. They don't make apologies to anyone and they protect each other no matter what. Vivienne is determined to save her sister, who has gone off the deep end of partying, drugs and alcohol
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Guess who just found a new series to bindge on? THIS GIRL!
I decided not to write a full review for Rough and Tumble as this has been out for awhile and there are MANY amazing reviews for this book. What I will do, is tell you that I absolutly loved it and can't wait to dive into the rest of the series.

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Juliette Cross
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hold on, ladies. This one will melt your panties AND your hearts. Jace and Vivienne are so perfect for each other, which proves you should never judge someone by what you see on the surface. Jace is rough around the edges, gruff, and alpha all the way. Vivienne is a smart-dressed business woman who just happens to stumble into Jace (quite literally) at one of his Haven brother's nightclubs when she goes to rescue her sloppy-drunk sister yet AGAIN.

I loved that these two have all the surface appea
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I had not read it right after Rock Chick Reawakening. The stark difference between Daisy (RCR) and Vivi was disconcerting. Daisy, despite an extremely rough and neglected upbringing, embraced who she was and didn’t give one care to what others thought about her, just doing the best she could to make the world better for those around her. Viv completely rejected who she was, denying her true self and hiding beneath what she thought was a “safe” ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Nothing revs my motor more than a protective and possessive alpha! Holy cow, Jace was fantastic! There are alot of things about this book that I liked and a few that I not necessarily didn't like, but would have liked less of.

Jace was a pretty awesome hero. It took him one night to realize Vivienne was a game changer. Once he made the decision to pursue Vivienne, he was all about her and only her. He's pure alpha and likes control but it wasn't over the top if that's not your thing. He does have
Sheryl C. Nash
OMG!!!! This was SOOOOO GOOD!!!! Review to follow closer to the release date BUT... I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK in this FREAKIN' AWESOME SERIES!!!

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Carina Press*
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This book had all the workings to be a cracky read - over the top hero who is dripping with alpha sweat, a do-gooder heroine and a brotherhood of men who have reputations of being from the wrong side of the tracks, but are actually really good dudes. But by the end of this one I felt like it was too over the top. These guys are not ones to be found in the real world. And I hear you say, Mandi - you love other heroes who are not real-wordly (aka JR Ward or some or Kristen Ashley's heroes) and I s ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Oh what a nice little surprise this turned out to be. This new to me author's work is quite lovely! If you like the feel of a MC book but ever wonder what it would be like if the Brothers were wealthy and well educated while still keeping that 1% vibe--- then you should take a peek at this book. Jace and his life long friend Axel have established the Haven brotherhood. This group of six men have come from poor and at times uncivilized beginnings. They have recognized in each other a need to rise ...more
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars - 3 Flames

Sigh...where to begin. Can we just stare at that cover for a while first please? I mean. Come. On. And while you're staring at that cover, memorize it. Because that's EXACTLY what you should picture Jace looking like. Let's continue, shall we...

Vivienne is trying to escape the past and life that she's sworn she'd never be a part of. There are a few issues with that though. Her sister constantly getting drunk, in trouble and needing rescuing doesn't exactly help that issue. And
Bambi Unbridled

I have been wanting to try this author since I got to hang out with her a little last year at the RT Convention (FYI - she is cool people)... but I just haven't been able to get a lot of personal reading on the calendar in the past year. Being more of a urban fantasy and paranormal fan, I expected to start with the Eden series, I even went on a one-clicking spree buying up the series with grand intentions to start ASAP. As my plans fell through in that regard, I was excited to see this new serie
4 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
This is my first book by Ms. Morgan. I’ve had her Eden series on my reading radar for sometime and I thought I would start with that series, since I mainly read Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy, but then I won a copy of the first book for the Haven Brotherhood series. I’m glad I picked up this book.

Let me introduced you to The Haven Brotherhood. Five men, who all have checkered pasts, joined together to make a family and become brothers, not by blood, but by loyalty and obligation. Each brothe
Holy Hell what a great book this is! My first read from Rhenna Morgan and won't be the last.
The first book of the Haven Brotherhood and truth told I could just live with this one in Jace land and be happy forever. Holy hot hell.
You read the blurb the book opens with Vivienne fishing her drunk sister yet again from another bar on New Years Eve. Turns out it's not just another bar, it's a bar owned by the brothers. Jace and Viv connect early in the story as she watches him getting stitched up aft
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-hotness, 2018
I actually didn't just read this. I read it months ago, but had to start and stop so many times that I felt that I needed to read it another time in bigger chunks before I reviewed it. I really love the world the author built. I don't completely "get" it but appreciate it enough to become immersed in it. ...more
Sandra Hoover
Original Review at Cross My Heart Writings and Reviews

Vivienne Moore has hidden her rough past behind a polished veneer that screams business woman right down to her prim suit, sensible shoes, tamed hair, and modest bling. She’s struggling to keep a roof over her head while building her own business as an Event Planner. The only fly in the ointment is her wild, party-all-night alcoholic sister who calls Vivie every time she needs rescuing from some dive bar or apartment. On one such rescue missi
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm in LOVE with ROUGH & TUMBLE so hard!

Vivienne Moore is pissed when she has to rescue her sister Callie AGAIN after another drunken binge. At the bar, she meets the ridiculously sexy owner Jace Kennedy getting stitched up from a knife wound. Jace's club has some serious PR issues and hiring Viv as an event planner will be the perfect way to get to know the fiery woman he senses beneath that buttoned up exterior.

Viv tries her hardest to stay professional when it comes to Jace, but it's like t
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, net-galley, 2017
The first line of that blub had me curious. The sexy man on the cover delivering just that had me downloading this book immediately. Rhenna Morgan is a new to me author and I’m glad I gave Rough & Tumble a go.

Vivienne to Jace “I think you’re the type to make a woman lose good sense.”

Yes, I do believe I’ll have myself a super alpha book boyfriend just like that. Jace delivers on all of that and so much more. He’s sexy, tattooed, lives by his own creed, has a delicious smile, and a sexy tongue th
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the first book I have read from this author.

I thought the story had an interesting plot. I wish the characters had some more background information intead of it just being told. I think the story could have been a great deal better with some flashbacks so we could live the history. There was insta-love. Wham one look and they were forever for him.

Viv, well I wasn't all thrilled with her. I never truly understood why she made herself so reserved. I mean if you explain that your dad got s
Audrey Carlan
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rough & Tumble opens up a side to Rhenna Morgan's writing that readers are positively itching to devour. The gritty and raw nature of the character Jace and his band of merry brothers takes her prose to a whole new level. I'm proud to have gotten an early reading of this book and cannot wait for each and every one of the Haven Brothers to have their own tale.

The relationship presented with Viv and Jace is very good girl, hiding her bad side, and bad boy, hiding his good side. I loved the tug of
Heather andrews
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Jace is quite the bossy man, “Saturday at noon.”He opened the door, looked her up and down, and grinned. “And, for God’s sake—wear those jeans again.” Jace is not a bashful man, “sugar, my ***k’s had a perpetual semi since I set eyes on you and gets rock hard and ready for business if you so much as lick your lip. Trust me, I’d lock your *** up and work you over for hours if I thought your body was ready for it.” I loved this book, Jace was possessive, bossy, protective and a complete alpha.
Shanna Matheo
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.


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