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Rebel Desire

(Rebel Love #3)

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As a wedding photographer, it’s no surprise that Ashley Murphy, despite her perpetual singleness, is a little in love with love.

When she catches a hunky best man checking her out while on the job, her heart all but shouts, “He’s the one." Until he opens his mouth. Colton Banks is a cocky lawyer with a mean streak a country mile wide.

Colton prefers order to chaos. He belie
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Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published June 4th 2020
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Melanie (mells_view)
This one hit me in the feels.

This one was good. At its base thus book is a single dad romance. What really hit me in my feels was the how the hero becomes the dad, and how the heroine is part of that journey. It’s just... a good story. Colton was a little TOO rude for me personally at the jump, and that’s why i didn’t rate it higher. I was kind of annoyed at little things he’d say to the heroine, but overa enjoyed!
Emily  McGee
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I was given this book as an ARC to read and review.”

Modern day beauty and the beast with a rebel twist. Colton is a gromp but Ashley brings out his inner prince.

Standing Ovation for LK Farlow and the wonderful southern world she envelopes you in and captures your heart one rebel at a time. This is the 9th book of hers that I have read and let me tell you what, no way was I disappointed. Everything about this story oozes southern charm and transports you straight to the heart of the south. I r
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Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rebel Desire by LK Farlow
“Opposites attract, 5 stars”

To say Ashley and Colton got off on the wrong foot would be an understatement. He’s uptight and a rule follower. Ashley walks to the beat of her own drum. They probably don’t belong together, but they do. Farlow pulled me in with their story. I loved the way Ashley broke Colton down and made him soft, in a good way. The twist in this story I also enjoyed. Oh, how it made my heart flutter.
If you like a good story with a surprise single parent a
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Harloe Rae
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LK Farlow has created a divine escape from reality with Rebel Desire. The enemies to lovers trope is my favorite. All the tension and feels leave me giddy. This author knows how to swoon readers while keeping us on the edge of our seats. Mix all that with a single parent twist? Romance gold. Rebel Desire is sure to satisfy all your cravings!
Michal
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think, as a romance reader, one of the things I don't like is fading to black sex scenes.
It's like with the insta love, why taking the good stuff from us?

Not only this story had the longest fucking ever slow burn (86%), when they FINALLY did the deed the author cut the finish line. 🙄
Really?! Now, when the anticipated moment has arrived, is the time for the heroine to explain something about romance and universe I don't give a fuck about??

Maybe I'm too picky but that's me.

Otherwise it was a so
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This was a delightful little story that really had me hooked from the start. This is a romcom that had me smiling my face off.

I really enjoyed the author's writing style. It was very welcoming and the narration was very smooth. The plot of the story definitely had me invested in the story. I couldn't put the book down. I did feel that there wasn't enough conflict at the end
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Keri Loves Books
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
An enemies to lovers romance between a sassy photographer who’s determined to make her soulmate (he has no idea) fall in love with her and an uptight lawyer who resists her every advance. The sexual tension will make you sweat! She’s going to break down his walls and he’s going to love it!

Their first meet up is a disaster. Ashley’s the photographer at Colton’s best friend’s wedding. Once she sees him, she just knows that he is “it” for her. Ashley is not at all shy about making her interest know
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Britt The Hatters
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my sweet swoony romance loving heart. This book is EVERYTHING. EV.ER.Y.THING! I am in happiness overload right now after reading this. Full on bliss going on over here in my little bubble. Rebel Desire is a fun filled, sugar loaded, sweet read sprinkled with humor and overloaded with swoon. Enemies to lovers, perfect chemistry, a sassy heroine and more…what else could you ask for?
Colton is the most lovable uptight jerk ever. And Ashley is his complete opposite. Where he’s wound so tight he fi
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Fiona Cole
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Rhonda Ziglar
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 CUTE AND FUN STARS!! This story was refreshing and had me smiling. Colton and Ashley had such fun banter and definitely had the chemistry going on....you could feel it through the pages. I read this book in one sitting. It would be perfect for a evening to escape reality for a couple hours.
Rosie
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Rebel Desire is the perfect opposites attract romance with heart-warming and sweet moments and show that your family doesn’t have to be blood.

Colton, West from Rebel Soul’s lawyer best friend, is uptight and serious, living a bachelor lifestyle and working hard. When he meets the purple haired wedding photographer at West and Stacia’s wedding, the woman who has been making eyes at him all night, all he can think is how unprofessional she is and calls her out on it. Ashley is one of the
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

What happens when a sweet, cheerful free spirit meets a grumpy, stick in the mud? Sparks, definitely. But in Ashley and Colton's case, those sparks aren't such a good thing at first. Or at least, not until he takes his head out of his ass and realizes what an angel he's got right under his stuck in the air nose.



But it's not until Ashley wins over his newfound son, Cruz, that Colton realizes just how amazing she is. The only problem is that she's not just his son's new
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Pauline
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Ashley sees Colton Banks, the best man at a client's wedding that she is photographing, she immediately knows that he is her soul mate. Colton, on the other hand thinks she is unprofessional and is really downright rude. When Ashley has a problem with another client, she turns to Colton for legal help, at which point, he turns her down, again and again. Every day Ashley shows up trying to break down his walls, but every day he cruelly rejects her. But all that changes when Colton's ex turns ...more
Ericka Gutierrez
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rebel Desire.... Oh the feels! I felt what the characters were feeling, I felt for them. The hurt, the happiness, the wanting, the love and the lust.

"Then again, meeting the—albeit, unknowing— love of your life and having him hate you on sight tends to put a damper on things. Story of my freaking life." - Ashley
Ashley knew from the moment her eyes landed on Colton that he was the one, her soulmate. Unfortunately, Colton can be an ass. Colton pushes Ashley away from the start but she never giv
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Stefanie Jenkins
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tears, Laughter and lots of shouty cap messages to the author is how I spent the evening sucked in this book and why it’s almost 3 am and I’m laying here so sad it’s over.

I love Ashley’s quirkiness! She is a strong and passionate woman about her job and the people in her life. A mama bear from the beginning.

* This man makes me want to commit felonies—you know, like murder. I wonder, since he’s my soulmate, could it be classed as a crime of passion?*

Colton Banks is a man of many layers. Hard on
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Denise Hoover
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a cute book. This book had it all. Enemies to lovers, surprise single dad, steamy romance... the connection that Ashley made with Cruz right away melted my heart. She was just so good for him knowing what to say and do to make this adorable little boy feel loved.

Colton was so moody from the beginning but being able to be inside of his head, you could tell right away that Ashely for under his skin, and in a good way!

I enjoyed watching the relationships grow in this story, along with the fe
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Harlow James
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I stayed up late last night to finish this book and it was SO worth it! I love a grumpy hero that falls hard, and Colton's circumstances made him lean on Ashley and need her in a way he never thought he would. It was emotional and funny, heartwarming and beautiful! LOVED IT!! ...more
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Rebel Desire is number 3 in this series and they just keep getting better and better. I absolutely loved this story! L.K. Farlow is one of my go-to authors and Rebel Desire is one of the many reasons why I jump at the chances to read her stories.
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The Book Lover
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best single parents story I've read in a long time! what started as a hate to lovers, turned into something so beautiful I was swooning for the majority of the book, it was a great story, I read it in one sitting! ...more
Kandi Steiner
Jun 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
REBEL DESIRE BY LK FARLOW IS LIVE & FREE IN KU!

1-CLICK this sexy and hilarious (surprise) single dad/enemies-to-lovers romcom today!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ci5QFW
Universal: http://mybook.to/LKFRebelDesire
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Joy Novel Thoughts
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rebel Desire by LK Farlow was such a sweet fun read with an unexpected twist that made it that much better, plus a sexy single dad!

The Rebel Love series has been one of my favorites from Farlow and getting a bit of a crossover with Best Laid Plans and crew! That just made me so excited because it gave me a closeness to even more characters if that makes sense, I was like OH HEY!! I know them too!

Our hero may be a single dad but what's even better was that he didn't know he had a son and I think
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lowkeyreader
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
In my opinion, this one's definitely better than Rebel Soul.

Colton, a jaded guy, even though I don't know why is he so jaded, that wasn't really explained in the book. He is so hot and cold with Ashley, he said she’s not his type and not interested in her. But he acts differently whenever he's close with her. And I got frustrated when he push her away every single time. But when he discovered, he has a son and left alone to care for Cruz, he find himself depending on Ashley more. Whenever I rea
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Aundi Living That Book Life
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-com, low-angst
4 Agent Purple Crowns

LK Farlow has written a beautifully sweet Rom Com that will leave you with a perpetual smile on your face. Colton and Ashley couldn’t be more opposite, but they are utterly perfect for each other. This is just the story that is needed right now, it will without a doubt leave your heart happy.

“You’re exhibiting stalker-like tendencies. Have you considered talking to a professional?”
Much to my surprise, she laughs. “Oh yes, I see a therapist at least once a month.”
“The
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Linda Lee
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Nope. Women—real women—stand beside one another. They support one another. And, Ashley, I’m about to support the fuck out of you. First thing you need to do is contact Colton Banks.”

I wanted to bitch slap Colton from the very beginning. My glob, he was full of self importance, but he stood up when it counted. Even so he never managed to win me over. Ashley was an independent individual, she was beautiful on the inside and out. Cruz stole the limelight though, that little boy won me over from th
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky Stars


I’m not going to lie but I didn’t like Colton for a good half of his book, and I wasn’t happy that Ashley kept her faith going when it came to him. He was rude and abrasive, and I wasn’t sure he could be redeemed. Ashley honey I wanted you to grow a backbone and say hey don’t talk to me that way. Yet redemption happened and I guess it was good that Ashley kept the faith enough for both until he was ready. Also why did I continuously read his name as Carlton Banks?


Ashley is a spitfi
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Nessa
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
ENEMIES TO LOVERS TYPE? I'M WAY ON BOARD....EXCEPT ONE PART OF THE STORY TOTALLY HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS, AND I WONDER WHAT THE STORY WILL BE LIKE WITHOUT THAT PARTICULAR SURPRISE BOMB.

COLTON'S a professional lawyer who is good at his job, and he's also a man with his own standards and expectations. He can be straight-laced and with a stick up his ass, but also a mixture of a beta male. Not the usual alpha, caveman kind that I usually go for. Colton's not impressed with Ashley from the momen
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Reviews from the Heart
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
L.K. Farlow is one of my go to authors. The way she can have two characters come together is something unexplainable. It goes without saying her stories slay me, but in the best way. Ashley and Colton's story sucked me in from start to finish. I loved the enemies to lovers aspect, but the transition from enemies to lovers to something else, is what set this book apart from all the others. Considering the circumstances, Ashley and Colton's story was a light hearted read that had an abundance of w ...more
Lisa
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Ashley's business is at risk from the online slamming of an unsatisfied client, she turns to Colton for legal help. Unfortunately for her she tried to hit on him at her last job as a wedding photographer and he took a dislike to her because of this.

I have never taken such an immediate dislike to a character as I did with Colton to start with. He was arrogant and disrespectful towards Ashley without understanding anything about her. It would take something special to turn around these feeli
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Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This. Book. Is. Amazing. The tension, the banter, the characters, the story, everything. I completely DEVOURED this story, I knew the moment I picked it up I wouldn’t be able to stop.

I LOVE Ashley. She is a sassy, caring and you can’t help but just love her. Colton is uptight and pretty much a jerk and you kind of want to hate him from the start. These two are complete opposites but I LOVE their chemistry and their banter was hilarious. He pushes her away and yet, Ashley isn’t one to give up an
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Thuy Taylor
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
We met Colton in the previous books and I was hoping to get his story, and voilaaaa, here it is! Colton is uptight, handsome, straightforward, by the books kinda guy. A lawyer, no frills, sarcastic type of guy. Ashley, fun, free spirit, creative, beautiful, so opposite of Colton, but she knows deep in her veins they’re meant to be together. Colton definitely doesn’t get the memo, tries hard to stay away from her as much as possible.

Colton is still a pain in the behind, Ashley needs his legal hel
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