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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: REBEL by Skye Jordan

We are celebrating a new release today with a review, excerpt and giveaway so be sure to check it all out before you leave!

You have got to read this series. Skye Jordan writes brilliant stories with well developed characters that are smart and witty. Rebel is the second book in Skye’s Renegades Series and it is so good. I had tears in my eyes several times throughout the book and felt the panic attacks the heroine went through. I also felt the unbelievable joy the two characters went through when they experienced true love. It’s like I couldn’t wait to get to the end for the happy ever after yet I didn’t want it to be over. The cover of this book is spot on from the way the I pictured the characters to how they are holding one another.

rebel.72pxRebel follows Rubi and Wes, two really good people who appear to be rebels, all wrapped up in pretty packages. You could say they are an unlikely pair considering how and where they grew up, how they think, etc, but by the end of the book you know they are so right for each other. Their story really had a lot of ups and downs not only in their relationship but in their personal lives with friends and family. They were real problems that you felt inside your chest and at times you wanted to weep with them.

I want to praise Skye on being able to write a story with so much deep, gut-wrenching and heart-warming emotion. You never wonder how the characters feel or what they are thinking. You just know because as a reader you feel it. The intimate scenes are insanely hot in a passionate, respectful, and sweet way. It is never just about sex in her books. Wes loves Rubi so dang much and that emotion comes through in the intimate scenes. Rubi is learning what it is like to love someone and to give up her heart instead of just her body. It is just so good.

To keep from spoiling the book for you, because really, there are so many parts I would love to talk to you about, I will just tell you that you need to read it. If you like smoking hot contemporary romance books with a great story, well developed characters that make you laugh and cry, I strongly recommend you try Rebel.

~ Reviewed by Amy ~

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Excerpt from Rebel:

Lexi faced her, mirroring Rubi’s stance. “Okay. Spill. What’s going on with you and Wes.”

Wes. Rubi’s insides took a major hit, a fiery-nuclear-bomb type hit. Pleasure expanded deep in her belly. A warm, tingly, sexual thrill that crept steadily higher like a rising tide. But by the time it reached her chest, the silky excitement turned into searing, prickly tendrils and wound around her heart, her throat, until every vision from the night before vanished. The only thing filling her mind was the bottle of Xanax in her glove compartment.

“Don’t you have to get back to the shop?” Rubi asked…a little too hopefully.

“You’re way off your game. I made sure I had everything covered so we could talk when you got here. So talk.”

Rubi’s first instinct was to shut down. Shove the fanged monsters of fear back into the dark, slam the door on every muddy shadow from her past, and stand in front of her internal scars with her best I’m-so-over-all-that-shit expression.

But for the first time in her life, an emotion other than fear weighted her heart. The identity of that emotion was still murky. Desire? Affection?

Love?

Her lips parted, and she drew a breath to say…something. But she found her chest too tight, her mind too mushy. And all that came out was an uneven, “I think Wes and Jax are a lot alike. Determined.”

 “I’ve always envied your ability to be so free in your sex life,” Lexi said. “So…open…to going for it. To getting what you want.”

Rubi tensed. “But…?”

“Are you happy, Rubi?” Lexi’s beautiful face, usually so open and light, now compressed with concern. True, heartfelt concern that made a new, sweet ache bloom around that damn knot. “Really happy?”

Rubi wanted to do what she always did—laugh off her concern. Add an airy, careless wave of her hand and assure her friend that her life was perfect.

When she only squinted into the sunshine showering downtown LA, Lexi went on. “This last month is probably the happiest I’ve ever seen you. Don’t you feel how good it is, Rubi? Healthy. Happy. Just plain right?”

She did. Which was what scared her into silence. The stakes were high for Rubi. Higher than they were for Wes. If things went south with Wes…         

Rubi saw an edge disintegrating beneath her feet. A bad fallout between her and Wes would inevitably cause tension between Rubi and the other Renegades. Tension between Rubi and Jax. Tension between Jax and Lexi. And ultimately, tension between Rubi and Lexi.

Messing things up with Wes could very well mess up every relationship that mattered to Rubi. Leaving her alone. Completely alone.

Yet, she felt so strongly about Wes, the thought of backing away from him now laid a boulder on her heart.

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About the Book:

Title: Rebel (Renegades, #2)
Author: Skye Jordan
Release Date: December 22, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance / Erotic Romance
Source: ARC received via NetGalley

Book Summary:

Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.

Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.

Piece of cake.

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About the Author:

Author Skye Jordan PicSometimes fun, sometimes naughty. Always romantic.

I am a NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.

My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)

Connect with Skye: Website / Facebook / Twitter

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Giveaway Details:

Tour Wide Giveaway: (1) Kindle Fire HD, (1) Kindle, and (1) $25 eGC to Amazon or B&N will be gifted to three different lucky commenters from the tour. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget to enter to win at each stop. (Full Terms & Conditions located on the widgets.)

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  1. ki pha

    Oh I absolutely love the cover!!!! I will definitely have to pick this up! Great review Amy~

    1. Amy

      Thanks, Ki! It is soooo good. The cover is perfect for the book, too. I love it.

  2. Jane

    Congrats to Skye on the new release. I really enjoyed the first book in the series.

    1. Amy

      Hi, Jane! I really liked the first book in the series, too, so I was surprised that I could like this one just as much if not better!

  3. jovialvampyre

    This is going to be another really good keep me warm book ;).

    1. Amy

      Um, yes, definitely. It will keep you warm all over. 😉

  4. Michele Dewell

    This series sounds amazing. Cant wait to read. Thank u.

  5. Diana Merritt

    Loved Reckless!! Need to go buy this one!

  6. Sierra McBride

    I could stare at that cover for hours ! Absolutely LOVE it.
    Great excerpt.

    TY for the chance to win.
    <3

  7. Brenda Quezada

    Reckless was awesome!! can’t wait to read Rebel 🙂

  8. Denise Smith

    thank you so much for the giveaway the book sounds awesome cant wait to read it

  9. kgagnon2013

    Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this book, I liked reading them. I loved Reckless, it had great characters, banter and lots of chemistry/heat! I loved Rubi and Wes and am so excited to read their story. =D

  10. elaing8

    Thanks for the review and sharing the excerpt.

  11. bn100

    Nice review and excerpt

    1. Amy

      Thanks, bn! Rebel is such a good book.

  12. Michelle Harlan

    Loved your review, Amy! I’m new to Joan Swan/Skye Jordan books, but quickly figured out that I needed to read everything she’s written!

    1. Amy

      Oh, Michelle, Joan and Skye are on my auto-read lists. I don’t even have to read the blurbs to the books and I’ll read them!

  13. Marissa

    This has been a great blog tour, thank you!

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