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He’ll take what’s his—

including the woman who stands in his way.


Marcus Salazar has come to Mesa Falls to buy out his half brother and gain control of the media empire that was his brainchild. But when COO Lily Carrington shows up, she poses a threat to his plan—and his libido. Not even her engagement of convenience to another man can dim Marcus’s desirehis—author
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Harlequin Desire
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Heather andrews
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marcus tends to have a good idea from time to time, “after what nearly happened between us in the tack room just now, don’t you think we should consider finding someplace more private?” I liked this book, I liked Marcus.
Maria Rose
The Rebel by Joanne Rock is the start of the Dynasties: Mesa Falls series and is a sexy and entertaining ranch set romance for a businessman and a woman he’s always thought of as off limits – until now.

Marcus Salazar, co-owner of Salazar Media is at Mesa Falls retreat waiting on his often infuriating brother Devon when who should show up but Lily Carrington, the company executive who works with Devon and the woman starring in more than one of Marcus’s fantasies. She’s off limits as f
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Gladys
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book and thought it was a solid start to this new series. There is a lot of groundwork laid for the series in this book and that, I felt bogged things down a bit. I enjoyed Marcus and I admired his principles. As for Lily, I thought she was OK but she was so weak that she didn't hold a lot of appeal for me. The storyline was well written and offers a good amount of drama, emotions and tension. All together I thought this was an enjoyable read and I am excited to see what happen in t ...more
Gladys
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book and thought it was a solid start to this new series. There is a lot of groundwork laid for the series in this book and that, I felt bogged things down a bit. I enjoyed Marcus and I admired his principles. As for Lily, I thought she was OK but she was so weak that she didn't hold a lot of appeal for me. The storyline was well written and offers a good amount of drama, emotions and tension. All together I thought this was an enjoyable read and I am excited to see what happen in t ...more
Nancy
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joanne Rock does it again. I love how she starts the story by introducing us to a location that will allow us to learn more about it. Marcus and Lily's story is the best example of how a couple can start out with distrust and come together. The interactions in the beginning clearly show shy they don't trust each other. I can't wait to read the rest of the Mesa Falls series.
Lynn Brooks
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 STARS!

THE REBEL is book one in the brand new Dynasties: Mesa Falls series from Joanne Rock and based on this first peek into the world, it promises to be filled with lots of drama and passion! Forbidden love is top of mind as we meet Marcus and Lily and watch them try to resist temptation.

Marcus is determined to take control of the business he brainstormed into existence even if he has to go through his difficult half-brother to do so. They grew up estranged amid fa
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Rebeccastump
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book
Yvonne Cruz
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though the story centers around Marcus Salazar and Lily Carrington, it’s also the platform to introduce the readers to the new series and what might be coming up in the future.
Marcus is part of the Salazar Media and has come to the retreat/ranch focused on talking to his half-brother Devon . When Devon is stuck in India and can’t get to the ranch, he sends his COO, Lily.
While the attraction is evident, she’s with another man . A line Marcus will not cross. In the meantime, Lily, even
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Marcie Robinson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
“The Rebel” by Joanne Rock begins the Dynasties: Mesa Falls miniseries and introduces us to Marcus Salazar of Salazar Media and Lily Carrington, who works with Marcus’s brother, Devon.

Marcus and Lily are at Mesa Falls Ranch to help promote the ranch as a corporate retreat.
Marcus has been attracted to Lily since they met years ago. She wasn’t available so he put his attraction on the back burner.
Lily makes decisions based on what others think she should do, but a conversation w
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Jenniekenn
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good. I loved Marcus and Lily and they way the communicated with each other. Some books you get couples tip-toeing around what they want to say or feel but these two say how it is. Marcus has trust issues because he feels Lily is spying for his brother Devon. I loved the line at the end when Lily asked him if she hadn’t answered the door for 3 days....she needed him and he wasn’t there. Joanne delivers stories that feel so real.
Susan Cratsley
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. Wish there was a bit more excitement in it. 😀
Angel Hatfield
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Marcus Salazar would have enjoyed the afternoon he would have ridden more if he hadn’t left his cell phone back at the ranch. He’d come to mesa Falls ranch in Montana for the most important business meeting of his life. To hammer out a deal with his half brother Devonwould give marcus full control of Salazar media, finally. Then his cell rang it was Devon. He and devon may have opposing views of the future of Salazar Media and just about everything but he reminded himself to be civil and start t ...more
Angela Anderson
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Rebel is an amazing introduction to the Dynasties: Mesa Falls series. It is a captivating read that introduces you to the Salazar brothers, Marcus and Devon, and the beautiful grounds of Mesa Falls. In this introductory novel, the story of Marcus Salazar and Lily Carrington unfolds, along with the introduction to the owners of Mesa Falls.
Marcus is on a quest to land a major contract with Mesa Falls and determined to plow full speed ahead with his plans to buy out his brother’s ownershi
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Reading Addict
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rebel is the first book in the Mesa Falls series and is a great beginning into a new and intriguing series! Marcus Salazar is a co-owner of a media company with his half brother Devon. Their father has recently passed away and the two men have a meeting set up in Montana at Mesa Falls to discuss some undisclosed personal business left behind by their father. Devon is out of the country and sends his COO and personal friend Lily Carrington to handle his brother. Lily is a consummate professio ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marcus' brainchild was Salazar Media, which is what brings him home, as he's very determined to buy out his half brother. However, he got more than he bargained for, when the COO of company is Lily, a woman he has a strong attraction to for a while now, however, he has principles & rules that kept him from making a play for her. Lily is a bit weak for me, as she was coming off like she always needed approval, and being in the position of power that she is in her job, well, I expected more of ...more
Tina
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Rebel is the first book in the Dynasties: Mesa Falls series. I really enjoyed the characters and the storyline. It gives us a good look into the series. I can't wait to see what happens in book two.

Marcus Salazar doesn't do releationships. He definitely doesn't do love. He has no time for either while running the family business on the West Coast.

Lily Carrington is a mojor complication he didn't plan on. She not only works for his brother in the East Coast office, but she's also engaged to
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Lori R
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book pulled me right into the story of two half brothers who each run part of Salazar Media on different coasts. The romance between one brother, Marcus and Lily Carrington, the other brother's right hand was full of chemistry and sparks were definitely flying. There was so much intrigue and suspense too about their late father's will and papers and where their father got his money. You will have to read the next book to solve the mystery of Regina Flores, who is spying on the brothers and ...more
Fleur
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This was the perfect start to the series as we not only get 2 people fighting their attraction to each other but the base to an on going storyline. Marcus and Devon have what I would call a complex relationship and I think if either of them actually sat down and talked they would find they might actually like each other, not only do they have a fiery relationship but they are also dealing with the death of their farther. If that wasn't enough Marcus is stuck at Mesa Falls Ranch with Lily his bro ...more
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Lily and Marcus’s story. Marcus knows he has a fight on his hands to buy out his brother and gain control of the business. But he never counted on being distracted by Lily. Lily is COO of the company and she is a threat to the business and to him on a person level. Can he get through without falling for her? Or will the passion they have together ignite into something neither o
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Denise Van plew
Whenever I can catch this author's books I jump right in. So when I seen this one I jumped right in. I found it extra interesting because several years ago worked with a Salazar and they are business driven as the ones portrayed in this are. Marcus and Lily have us following them through this struggle in the business world. The banter and the chemistry have you watching them closely. This is also a good one to get readers hooked into a new series. Mesa Falls will be a place you were glad you cam ...more
Latifa Morrisette
The Rebel is the first book by Joanne Rock that I have read and I loved it. Marcus and Lily are both a force to reckon with. When Marcus sees what he wants, he goes for it. Reading about these two was extremely enjoyable and I'm excited for more.
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Western Romance, Holiday Romance, Sagas, Contemporary Romance

Miniseries
Dynasties: Mesa Falls (Book #1)
Peggy Clayton
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joanne's books are a guaranteed good read. This was book 1 for Mesa Falls, and again this is going to be a great series. This book I read in one sitting as I felt I just couldn't put it down. Joanne hit a home run with this one! I can't wait to read other books in this series.
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USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock writes romance novels in a variety of sub-genres, from family sagas to sexy contemporaries. A popular workshop speaker, Joanne parlays her experience in the college classroom to substantive seminars that motivate, educate and inspire. Her book Self Promotion: Your Guide to Launching a Book is the culmination of requests for her notes on this topic. She has ...more
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