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Rebel Hearts

(Rebel Hearts #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  20 reviews
I’m a born fighter, a savage when it comes to protecting the people I love.

And there’s no one I love more than her.

Samantha is my first, my only, my ride or die, and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with me, where she belongs.

I will bridge any distance. Tear anyone who hurts her apart with my bare hands.

But you can’t fight an enemy without a face, and for the first ti
Published May 2nd 2020 by Self Taught Ninja
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Ahhh to be young and in love. You're invincible. Unstoppable. Nothing and no one can bring you down or tear you apart.

At least, that's what you believe when we're caught up in all of the feelings and every little moment. Like the world is your oyster. Like nothing bad can touch you because you're surrounded by so much good.

And then something terrible happens and it wrecks you.

That was Samantha. One of the worst things that could happen to someone happened to her and she was clueless about how to
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
***Warning*** This book comes with a lot of emotions!!
The story of Sam and Danny is not a simple love story of boy meets girl. Although it start out that way when Sam and Danny meet as children and grow into adolescence together, life and it's challenges pull them apart. Now when they finally comes back together Sam has a secret. She's distant and withdrawn and Danny can't put his finger on what happened during their time apart. When the truth comes out will they be able to weather the storm or
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Danny Cooney and Samantha Collins have been in love for what seems like forever. Since meeting when they were 13, separated by time and circumstance again and again, Danny and Sam have always found their way back to each other. But now Sam is hiding a secret so terrible that she's not sure that there is enough love in the world to keep them together.

Oh, my goodness, the feelings that I went through while reading REBEL HEARTS. I wanted Danny and Sam to get their happily ever after so badly, and t
Jan 11, 2021 marked it as in-collection-boxset  ·  review of another edition
01/11/21 currently free in Broken and Beautiful: NINE Book Boxed Set
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
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The beginning of this book was confusing AF. It felt like I was in the middle of a spinoff and missing a LOT of key components to the story. I'm going to be real honest and tell you that I almost DNF'd this thing because I couldn't figure out what was going on! Turns out... that was the point though.

There are sub characters who have their own story happening in the background that contributed to the 'this is a spinoff' vibe. I searched through every one of Valente's books on Goodreads to see if
Tami Talbert
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Danny and Sam have known each other since they were in middle school having immediately been drawn to each other, the proverbial attraction at first sight scenario. Although they were separated by geography over the years, Danny and Sam always continued to remain close. But when a few months ago Sam seems to become distant and aloof, Danny becomes concerned that their love story may have come to the end. But when they finally see each other again, although sensing that something still seems "off ...more
Sofia Almiroudis
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
At thirteen, Danny and Samantha's friendship bloomed into a beautiful relationship. Samantha was the girl that saw Danny as more than the troubled teen, and her compassion and love for him made him want to be a better person. Danny's support and love for Samantha helped her deal with the pain of her parents divorce. Even when Danny moved to Croatia with his family, that bond they shared could not be severed. Both always finding time to speak on the phone and seeing each other whenever they co
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Danny and Samantha both stole my heart. Their love is one of those rare not quite love at first sight, but pretty close after. Being together for years, their relationship hits a few snags, then one big one neither of them could have imagined. They'll not only be tested as a couple, but also individually. Do they have what it takes to save each other, while not losing themselves? For me, this played out like a suspenseful movie, with several moving parts, and you never knew where something was g ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for an emotional ride. Samantha and Danny were young love that was the forever kind. They both had to deal with family drama and Danny had to move away. They continued their long distance relationship until things all went wrong for Sam. She needed to get away and Danny was her only option.

Sam and Danny leave the country and their luck couldn't get worse. It seemed everything went wrong. Sam was barely holding it together when the thin line she was hold too finally broke and the truth
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
This is the first book in the Rebel Hearts series by the talented Lili Valente.
Danny met the love of his life at 13 and now at 20 he's still with her. She's convinced him to run to New Zealand and he goes along for the ride. It soon becomes clear that she's hiding something and he can't figure out what it is. Their adventure takes a turn for the worse and Sam runs. Danny eventually finds out her secret. Will her lying destroy them? Can she let Danny back into her life? Can't wait for the nex
Robin Rene Lehman
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Oh my goodness this story is heart-wrenching and heartbreaking. I don't want to give a thorough review before I read the conclusion, but I'm sucked into this story, and can't decide if I can handle the ending. I know what i want to happen, it's the only just decision, and i know Lilly will find a way to write it and make everything justified and hopefully a happy ending. I'm starting book 2 immediately!!!
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Danny and Samantha have such an emotional story...Lili can write emotional characters to a tee. You actually feel their pain.
Secrets and truths are the name of this game...its one wild ride so make sure you brace yourself...have a drink and some tissue at the ready!
This is book one of two so prepare yourself accordingly...I promise it's worth it!
Kirstie Ibrahim
This was ok, just not fabulous for me
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
I feel like Sam wasn't written as a very likeable character, so I struggled to feel sympathetic towards her.

So I don't think I'll bother with book two, as I just don't care enough.
Jan 22, 2021 marked it as tbr-already-own
***included for free in "Broken and Beautiful" romance collection ...more
Jan 09, 2021 marked it as books-boxed-sets  ·  review of another edition
In boxed set - "Broken and Beautiful: NINE Book Boxed Set" ...more
Robin Geary
Jun 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Jan 23, 2021 marked it as ebook-to-read
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Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG this book is soooooo good!! Took my emotions on quite the rollercoaster ride! Danny and Samantha are amazing characters and will definitely win your hearts with their long time special love, their struggles and how they balance each other out. I love the back in forth from past to present and what a great storyline this. I love Lili Valente's romcoms, but this talented lady can rock the heck out of anything she writes. I am one of those rare people who loves a good cliffy but now I absolutel ...more
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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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