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Lennon Reborn

(Preload #4)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  989 ratings  ·  258 reviews
Lennon McCartney is not a broken man. Because being broken implies being whole once. When a horrific accident deprives him of the one thing he loves―his talent as a fierce and explosive drummer―Lennon is left with a life chained by an abusive mother, by crushing guilt over a tragic past. A life he doesn’t want.

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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Swerve
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc


You know an author did a great job writing a character when you ache, sympathize and grieve with a character. Scarlett Cole definitely did that for me with Lennon.

Lennon is Preload's drummer, the guy in the background yet an integral part of the band, leading their songs with his rhythm. On the outside you wouldn't see the demons he is hiding but look into his eyes, if he lets you, and you'll see the darkness that lies over his thoughts. Lennon had a god-awful childhood
Alex ♈
4.5 stars

Very emotional book.
Amazing heroine, God bless such beautiful, strong and loyal people! She had a heart of gold 💖

Good hero, I felt for and with him. He had his best luck with this incredible heroine.
His inner monologues were exhausting, but I understood why he doubted himself.

The conflict toward the end 'damaged' his character a bit for me... I had a feeling she gave up more for him than he for her.

And I wished for more epilogue. A baby or two would sweeten the deal 😉
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Lennon's book is one that I was very excited for after meeting his character in the previous novels. I knew there was a lot of pain in his past and I couldn't wait to see him get the HEA he deserved. The author couldn't have done a better job with this book and I was so happy Lennon got the perfect ending.

Lennon and Georgia had a very emotional story and I loved that those emotions brought out many different parts from these characters. The more I read the more I fe
WOW!!! What a book! This was an emotional, gripping conclusion to the Preload series. I am very sad to have to say goodbye to my tortured but sweet rocker men. Over this series of four books...I have loved these men as if I knew them personally! Each of their stories were very emotional to read; but none more than Lennon's. My heart bled for Lennon, for not only what he had gone through in his past; but for what tragedy happened in his present. My goodness, had he not been through enough torment ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book certainly amazed me.
I tend to stay away from Rockstar and hollywood romance books as a rule. But because of a fellow goodreaders recommendation and review I decided to give it a chance. Especially after she gave me guarantee about safety.
When I read the blurb I thought the story will start after hero looses his hand in accident. Unfortunately it didn’t and I was holding my breath for that particular scene. Because of that I could understand the characters and their lives before the a
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Can I just say I loved Lennon Reborn?!!

Lennon Reborn is a rocker romance, which usually gives me pause since I always worry about outside influences ruining the relationship. So much temptation. But this story is not your typical rocker romance and other women, groupies have zero factor in the story.

This is book four in the Preload series, but I haven’t read the previous and it didn’t have a negative impact my enjoyment.

Lennon is the drummer for Preload, a rock band born from boys growing up t
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

OH MY!!!! This was so good, but I seriously wanted to smack Ms. Cole at the beginning. I cried several times while reading Lennon's HEA. Georgia was so good for Lennon. They smoked it up in the bedroom and various other places. Her father is a real sh*t head...big, huge arse. Loved seeing all the other members of Preload and their ladies. I'm so sad there's no more members to read about.
Oh my gawd!!! My heart was literally shredded over Lennon and all he had survived in his life. A more broken hero, I’ve never met. If ever there was a man that needed unconditional love it was him. His thoughts were so dark, his heart unable to acknowledge anything other than rejection. With a soul that had been bleeding his whole life, Lennon was unable to find any freedom from the pain inflicted upon it. He knew with certainty that there was nothing out there for him. My soul bled for him in r ...more

4 “Grey's Anatomy & Rock'n'Roll” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Swerve!

Here are the things I've said about this book before it was probably even written:

"I'm still so very much in love with all the band members, and dying to get my hands on the next titles. I'm guessing Lennon's story will reduce me to ashes, so I'm here...not-so-patiently waiting for that." - Review of Elliot Redeemed.

"While I have to say Lennon’s book is the one I’m most anxious about, I had a good time reading Nikan Rebuil
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful! Love all the feels. Lennon owns my heart!

4.5 stars

The final book in the Preload series, and Scarlett Cole has given us another heartwrenchingly emotional story, this time featuring Preload drummer, Lennon. We were given a glimpse of his story in the last book of the series, and I have been desperate to get my hands on this book, and it didn’t disappoint. Tragically heartbreaking, wonderfully uplifting and beautifully romantic, this book was everything I was hoping it would be, and I l
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I forgot to marked this one as read. I don’t remember anything just that I liked it.
Nadine Bookaholic
This has been an emotional series but Lennon, holy cow, I really don’t know what to say. This story had me in tears for the majority of the book. Before chapter two ended I had huge tears rolling uncontrollably down my face, I shouldn't have been reading while in public because I knew this would happen but I just couldn't put the book down. We start the story off with a life altering event in not only Lennon's life but the life of his band mates and their families as well. This event is where Le ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. WOW. Now, this is a freaking R-O-M-A-N-C-E.

I think I've said it before: The Preload gang has a special place in my heart bec of the setting --- my own Toronto 🇨🇦. This fact makes things more vivid and real for me bec I can picture where everything occurs bec I've actually been to the places mentioned in the book. But more than this, I love this series bec it's Scarlett Cole's beautiful way with words, with storytelling, that captures my heart.

Gah. She took me on such a emotional journey wit
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A lifetime of second
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This book was just amazing, the story was just so so good. I was hooked from the very start I couldn't get enough of it. Lennon has been a character that's I 've want more of since the start of The Preload series. Lennon has been through so much in his life but he doesn't show is feels. He has never been showed love until he met his preload family. Being put into Maisy and Ellen home was t
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, rocker
What an incredible ending to the series. All these men of Preload have not had a great upbringing into life but I think Lennon's story completely broke my heart. We only got to see him be a jerk in the previous books. I wasn't sure how his book would go at all. I completely felt for him from the very start. He was so tortured and after learning about his childhood I just wanted to hug him so bad.

You would think one of the most successful neurosurgeons that come from a family of neurosurgeons wo
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I knew, flat out knew that Scarlett Cole was going to wreck me with Lennon Reborn and yet there was no way I was not going to read this book. Each and every book in this series has been phenomenal and each couple has had to work for their happily ever after and none more so than Lennon and Georgia who some might say met at the worst time in Lennon’s life, but I prefer to think that they met one another when they both needed each other the most. I loved every twisted, gut wrenching, sad,life affi
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: h-s-i-love
Spoilers ahead,

On the road with his band members and their families a truck runs into their bus. Lennon the supposed spoiled manchild of the group and their talented drummer suffers a broken hand. When he opens his eyes and sees Gia over him he begs her to let him go....instead she saved his life. Already deeply troubled from a horrific childhood and insecure about his value to the band Lennon now has to face life as a drummer...... missing a hand

Gia Starr is one of the Starr's of New York, a p
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Lennon was existing, but he wasn't living."

She did it, she went there. She ripped my heart out and she's not even sorry. She gave me one of my favorite things, a very broken bad boy, and she made me love him. She put me inside his head and showed me his past and his pain. What the hell am I supposed to do with an author like that? #StalkHer

Of course all of the members of Preload are broken to varying degrees. They formed their self-made family in foster care and continued it as bandmate
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lennon Reborn is the perfect ending to the Preload series! Heavy on emotions, this story was simply beautiful!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lennon Reborn packed more than a few punches, and I was so emotionally involved in his story it was hard to put down. The story started with a loud bang, and includes some dark themes and might trigger some readers. If you want to know what kind of trigger, please contact me privately.

I think Lennon's backstory is
Lynsey A
Well, by far this one is my favorite from this series. It had me so emotional I was pretty much crying on the airplane coming home. Amazingly and beautifully written. The scene with the crash at the beginning had me losing it and just made me want to hug Lennon so tightly.

This book ends the Preload series that Cole started from her Ink series (can't recall the name). I enjoyed this spin-off. We had some really gripping stories.

I didn't have the issues with this one as I did with the previous boo
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding!! If you were fortunate enough to read the first books in the Preload series you knew that Lennon’s story would be one that would break your heart and had you hoping that there would be a way for it to mend again. You thought it couldn’t get any worse for Lennon until that one fateful day when something so monumental changed his life yet again. How could one person deal with so much pain and still make it to the top of the rock world? It was his brothers he had that met in a home for ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tissue alert!! Whole box tissue alert! Dang crying still...dang!

What a heart wrenching beautiful story. I am so touched! Lennon has my heart all messed up for him. He has such a shattered soul and then got a shattered body. You felt so much for him it made you upset that it seemed like more was being piled on him. His growth and strength throughout the story will touch you heart and even show you that you need to be grateful for what you have and those you love you. Georgia is wonderful too and
Susan (susayq ~)
Get your tissues ready for this one cause Lennon will break your heart!

I just don't even know where to start. I was shedding tears within the first chapter. Lennon was so lost and broken and I just wanted to snuggle him. It killed me that he didn't see the love the rest of the band, his family, had for him, and that he didn't think he was worthy of it. And Georgia, who was just as broken in her own way. She was just what Lennon needed, and Lennon was just what she needed :)

This series has been p
Grab your tissues when you read this emotive story! Wow - what a finale this proved to be. I've thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series but think this is possibly the most moving, a story that takes the reader through the whole gamut of emotions. Lennon's back story itself is moving in its own right but add in the accident happens and you learn of the consequences, it is so brilliantly portrayed you feel everything. Then, as if Lennon and the supportive Preload family aren't enough, Dr Geor ...more
Tanya from Get Your Book On
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I give this a billion stars? No. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to stick with five. But that just doesn’t seem to do this story justice. Lennon Reborn was everything I hoped it would be and so much more.

It has been quite the journey with the boys of Preload. Each book has consistently gotten better, and each and every time I’ve claimed that Scarlett was trying to kill me. Well she did it. I’m dead. Just kidding! Obviously, cause I’m writing this review and that would just be weird. Right?

Jessica Alcazar
Okay, so this was hard. I'm crying just typing that sentence. These guys ... their lives ... I just don't know where to begin. Lennon's journey was both heartbreaking and uplifting. I don't want to say that if anyone deserved a beautiful journey it was him but damn ... yeah, a little.

So I literally cried thru every word. My eyes were either watery or I was ugly crying at every single turn. And not because of angst but because love. (I'm crying again)

I can't write a review right now because I jus
Naughty Mom Story Time
5+ Stars

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu

This had all the emotions! It broke my heart in the beginning and healed by the end. Scarlett Cole saved the best for last!!

I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with the members of Preload ever since opening up that first book. I haven’t met a more vulnerable, broken bunch of men nor men so loving, caring and as bonded to each other as these group of men. As the
5 Silver fucking lining stars

All the feels......
Scarlett Cole took me on a journey of emotions with Lennon Reborn.

From the first pages to the very last, I was glued to the characters, to the words, to the plot, I loved Lennon's story.

If you haven't read any books in this series before I can tell you that each book focuses on one of the band members, and their journey to finding love, and each one of these members who were all once in foster care together and became a band, but more than that
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.
When I was reading Jordan's book I struggled to remember the name of fifth member. I could name Dred, Jordan, Nikan and Elliot within a few seconds but not Lennon. I assumed it was probably because he felt like an outsider within the group of brothers. And the more I knew about him in following books, the worse I felt about not remembering it.
The way Scarlett Cole wrote him tugged at my heartstrings. I ached for him, I cried for him... Out of all five guys who earned really hard lessons from the
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Four-time RITA finalist, Scarlett Cole, is a contemporary romantic suspense / contemporary romance author (represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency). Author of the Second Circle Tattoos Series. The Strongest Steel was a Best Debut Goodreads Author Finalist 2015, and Authors on the Air Global Radio Network #1 Contemporary Romance Pick for 2015.

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