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Rebel Heir

(Rush Duet #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  25,534 ratings  ·  2,546 reviews
From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, comes the first book in a new, sexy duet.

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and in
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published April 7th 2018
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Anne Mahoney I honestly didn't see this happening until the start of the last chapter. I think that if Rush can get over the initial fact he can probably get over …moreI honestly didn't see this happening until the start of the last chapter. I think that if Rush can get over the initial fact he can probably get over this one too. He seems committed.. a little too committed but that's what every woman wants, right? It's kind of an eye roll like "did this really just happen, come on what are the odds?" but I do want them to work out! It not like Rush sees him that often.(less)
Summer Hector When rush's mom said that rush is a great man much like his grandfather, she was referring to rush's paternal grandfather…moreWhen rush's mom said that rush is a great man much like his grandfather, she was referring to rush's paternal grandfather(less)

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“You ever just look at someone and know that if you let them, they could turn your life upside down…completely ruin you?”


Ever got yourself a massive pizza with stuffed crust and extra carbs on the side to go. Placed it on the kitchen counter top, stared at it and thought, "You are no good to me whatsoever, I have experienced your effects multiple times and have seen what you do to me." Then, just when you're about to close the box and outsmart that fucking pizza, you say damn it all to hell.
Vi Keeland
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Ladies attention please!:) I have a new book boyfriend for you. 😍 You must meet with Rush ASAP! Ahhhhh he is amazing. 😋

This book just made my day. I loved it so much and I can't wait to read 2nd book soon. 🤗

Penelope Ward
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

”You’ve always really had it.” “You’re loyalty?” He shook his head. ”You said, sometimes you have to let go of the things you never really had. You’ve had my love since day one. You’ve had me since day one. I was just too chicken-shit to admit it.”

REBEL HEIR is the first installment of a duet series written by the incomparable writing due of Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward. I have loved just about every book they’ve created together as w
Dana Ilie
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One thing is for certain is that I love when Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland team up to write a book.
I love the fact that when I began this book, I quickly became caught up in their story. Vi and Penelope write seamlessly into every page, every word has you hooked. Their books they have written together are all binge-worthy. It’s hard to put them down.
There it is, I love this book and am so damn impatient for the conclusion of Gia and Rush’s story especially with that LITTLE cliffhanger ending. Suc
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
The slut shaming pissed me the hell of. Basically, everyone who previously slept with hero was a slut or a whore. So yeah girls, it's 21st century but you can't have no strings attached sex cause you're a slut or a whore automatically. And also, you can't wear heels, short skirts and low cut blouses cause you look like sluts too.

And this coming from female authors.

Well... that was disappointing. I like both authors' previous work but this one didn't click. I didn't feel the love or chemistry be
Sophia Triad
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't even know what this story was about.
I just liked the book cover model.

...And apparently the story is good too...

First of all you need to know that this the first book out of a two book story. There is a cliffhanger in the end, but nothing I was not really expecting.

Rush is the lucky heir of a very important fortune. The bastard child of a very rich guy, he also has another brother of a similar age who is the legitimate child of his father.
Being denied by his father, Rus
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
God damn...Vi has another book with Micah Truitt on the cover!!!!

Fuck me...*bites her fist*

damn, I finally picked this one up and I liked it very much!

Classical plot by the master of craft Keeland with a twisty twist in the end that is not your usual game changer...LOL

oh and duh, the broody hulk of a badass man with a heart of gold...damn, just damn *wink*
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I went in blind and I have no clue why but I was expecting a royal romance lol That, it was not. But it was still good :) If you like an asshole hero who's a bit misunderstood, then you will probably enjoy this one! I have to admit if it wasn't for that twist of a cliffhanger at the end, I would have thought this novel to be rather predictable. Wasn't expecting it!
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Corinne Michaels
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I sat at the pool on vacation and devoured this book. Rush ... is ... mine. More than the fantastic writing, wonderful plot, and lovable characters was so much emotion. There were times I was sitting with my hand over my heart as Rush stole it, other times I was fanning myself, and then cursing them the next.

Gia is my people. I swear, it was like hanging out with my best friend.

This is a true five star read. Keeland and Ward knocked it out of the park!
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Wealthy tattooed rebel boss!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💙💛🖤🤍💖
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓

The heroine: Gia - she is writing a novel and spent most of her money renting a beach house in the Hamptons. Her friend asks her to fill in for her at her job as a bartender. Gia was absolutely hopeless as a bartender, but ended up with a job as hostess.

The Hero(es): Rush - he is the illegitimate son of a wealthy man who woul
Dilek VT
Apr 10, 2018 marked it as not-appealing
Do not read the spoiler if you intend to read the book because my spoiler is the revelation that is made towards the end of the book, which would totally spoil the book for you.

(view spoiler) I guess Book 2 will clarify it all.

Although the cover is awesome (yummy), this issue is one of my pet peeves so I do not want to read this book.

P.S. Thank you to my friend TheresaD
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Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
➳Did Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward just do that... Did they seriously just break my heart...

➳I actually loved this story so much, but that ending... HOLY SMOKES! I am NOT ready for book two!

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Beatrice Masaluñga
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GOD. You can't leave me hanging like this. That cliffhanger makes me badly want to read Rebel Heart ASAP. I am curious how it's going to play out. With Gia and Rush's complicated situation in the last chapter, the sequel will be full of drama.

Romance author Gia Mirabelli spends the summer in Hamptons as she works on her debut novel. While finding her writing groove, she needs to find a regular job for her daily expenses and necessities. Timely her best friend asks her a favor to fill in
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars
I was really digging this at first but by around 67% it started to go down hill...and then it crashed and burned. I had a few thoughts about who Harlan could be when Gia first spoke about him, and I’m so disappointed to say I was right. I wish I would have searched it out because I would have stopped right then. Anyway, this is not my jam, quite honestly the whole second half of the book just didn’t feel right, it went from over the top in one direction to the complete other side of the
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

Rush is the bad boy, illegitimate child of a man who's from a wealthy family and who inherits quite a large share after his grandfather passes away. He doesn't see eye to eye with his biological father and he has the wealth and common sense to do something about it.

That's his approach to almost everything until Gia comes along. Gia ends up working at his restaurant and he's really drawn to her. They start spending more and more time together and really getting to know each other. The probl
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'The girl' Stars!

Holy Mother, that was a roller coaster of a journey! Loooove Rush and Gia. This duo of authors never fail and well.. I am starting Rebel Heart right freaking now because that cliffhanger killed me! I am not ready to see what is next, but I am also excited because I know Vi and Penelope will not disappoint us. It never ceases to amaze me how much I love these two women writing together. They gave us the sexiest, swooniest heroes and the best heroines. And, of course, let's no
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 "OMG. LOVE" Stars!

Oh, feels feels feels and more feels. My heart is racing right now, my palms are sweaty, and my chest is heavy! What in the whatty what what is happening!?! GAH. That ending is absolutely HEART POUNDING!! And actually, MY JAW IS ON THE FLOOR! Holy shit! Penelope and Vi are such a dynamic duo! Every time I read one of their books, I’m blown away by the twists! Rebel Heir is another winner in this marvelous twosomes catalog of unputdownable reads. Sexy and intense feels, alon
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Rebel Heir By VI Keeland & Penelope Ward

This is the first book in the rush duet fantastically co-written by VI Keeland and Penelope Ward.
Gia is spending her summer in the Hampton's to finish a novel that she has just been given a publishing deal on. She reluctantly agrees to cover a shift for one of her friends who works at the Heights, a local bar.

Rush is the owner of The Heights, he has that rough sexy exterior that makes woman go week at the knees but he also happens to be an arrogant je
Sentranced Jem
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am not ashamed to say that this was basically me the entire time I was reading this book⬇️
A cross between this ⬇️

giphy (5)

And this ⬇️

giphy (2)

I am in love! Absolutely in love with this book: the characters, their chemistry, their story! I am obsessed with Rebel Heir ❤️
I have found a new book boyfriend: ladies, meet Rush. He'll make you swoon, scoff, laugh, giggle (yup! He'll make you giggle like a school girl 🙄😏), make your heart beat faster- he is a true bad boy and I love him!
Apr 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward pair up once again to produce a fun, witty and sexy novel that will leave you hungry for more.

While failing miserably to help her friend, aspiring author Gia Mirabelli is still fast on her feet and ends up employed at The Heights, an upscale restaurant/bar in the Hamptons. She only intended to supplement her income during the summer. She needs to write her novel without distractions, especially not lying ones like the previous g
daria ❀
Oct 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
this book epitomized everything i HATE about the romance genre

be on the lookout for a rant review soon because i just can't contain myself lol
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ward and Keeland once again killed it with their signature writing style. With lots of comedy and a ton of angst thrown in, Rebel Heir will leave you breathless!

Rebel Heir follows Gia and Rush. It’s summer in The Hamptons. Gia finds herself behind the bar covering for her friend when she meets Rush, owner of the bar, resident jerk, and al around bad boy. Rush doesn’t get involved with employees and Gia has to focus on her day job. Their connection is like nothing they’ve experienced before a
Romance Readers Retreat
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 'Damn you Vi & Penelope' Stars

Consistently I am blown away by Vi and Penelopes collaborations. So much so that I am shocked that I continue to be surprised by this, mainly due to the fact that I love both authors work equally, but for some reason when they work together, the outcome seems to be even more incredible.

This is the first by this duo that is not a stand alone, I repeat not a stand alone and boy was I left wanting the next book more than anything.

This is the story of Gia and Rush. Gi
1-Click Addict Support Group
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Snarkily delicious…

Ahh… Laughter. I love the cheekiness and humour that these authors bring to their characters and Rush and Gia seemed to have an extra dose. Love, drama, laughter – yup, it’s an instant click for me when I see these two names pop up under ‘coming soon’…

I am fluent in sarcasm so recognize and appreciate those who have mastered the art. The saucy one-liners, and extra zing to their banter, meant Rush and Gia were experts. They were fun. As they played cat and mouse with their att
Luna Sol
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5+++++++++ I'm soooo in love with this book. A M A Z I N G!!!!!

Unputdownable........ Check!

Favorite cowrite........Check!

Favorite VK and PW hero.....Triple Check!!

Favorite VK and PW heroine.....Check!!

Super sexy.....All the checks!


Emotional....Check Check Check!!

This was everything I needed and what I love to read in a book. Vi and Penelope never cease to amaze me, i crave their books the minute they start writing the first word. But I have to say this is a top favorite for me.
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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