Rebel : Renegades

  • by Skye Jordan, Joan Swan
  • Narrated by Piper Goodeve
  • Series: Renegades
  • 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 Rubi¹s, forever isn¹t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she¹s 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, he¹ll 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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Wow ! This is a Highly addictive, Hot and Sexy listen where barriers are put up and torn right down...and beautifully Narrated by the wonderfully expressive Piper Goodeve... In this awesome second book of the Renegades Series, Skye focuses on the next member of the team, Wes, (Oh so Yummy) whom we met in RECKLESS (Book 1). The uncomplicated, easy going farm boy, who grew up in a warm and close family, has played it fast and loose for years, loving the edge of danger his work as a stuntman provided him. He never really considered things in terms of permanency or the future, but Rubi made him consider all of those things, without the need to lose that little edge he loves...

Rubi, is the best friend from RECKLESS, who transformed herself from supermodel to techno-wiz, and loved a little 'living on the edge' herself. Plagued by crippling trust and abandonment issues stemming from a messed up childhood, she has shaped herself into someone rather aloof and unreachable to safeguard herself from further hurt and damage. That is, until Wes starts cracking through her mask and slowly earns her trust...

This is a novel with quite a few different layers to it. At first sight perhaps more superficial, the hunky stuntman, the successful and gorgeous model, but look deeper and there is so much more going on. Sky Jordan succeeds in lifting the outward appearances and letting us see the living, breathing, hurting and damaged people underneath the pretty picture they make. Shows us the struggle to create a semblance of normalcy in a life that has been anything but. Show's to us the courage it takes, not to hurl yourself over a cliff or parade around half naked in front of cameras, but to expose the most fragile parts of you to someone and trust them not to break you. "To reveal your Soul"... :)

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- karen "Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books"

Renegades More Please!!

If you saw my review of Reckless, you know that I fell head over heels in love with the Renegades. In Reckless we got glimpses of Wes and Rubi's flirtatious nature and I was instantly intrigued. Well... Rebel upped the game in the Renegades series and absolutely blew me away. As in, if I had jumped on the bandwagon to name my favorite books of 2014, Rebel would have made it in the top 10. Easily. Rebel solidified this series as strangely unique and mind blowing. Skye Jordan wraps up freaking hot chemistry with an intellectually stimulating story and throws in continuous laugh out loud moments in one amazing little package.

When we catch up to the Renegades, Rubi and Wes have become best friends but, with a quirky dynamic. They are not above flirting to that dangerous edge that separates friends from lovers. But, that's as far as Rubi will let it go. With no basis for having a functional and long-lived relationship she refuses to muddle up what she has with Wes. Losing him would devastate her more than anything. Wes, however, is a head-strong country man who can't give up on trying to push for more when he know they would be combustible together. With neither one willing to back down it is a push and pull game that will drive you crazy until it makes you fan yourself, because when these two give in... it's hotter than hell. Aside from the raunchy, orgasmic bliss Rubi and Wes find in one another they have also found another common ground. Rubi is a genius when it comes to technology and Wes, a genius when it comes to engineering. So they put their heads together to come up with a solution for Wes' brother who has just underwent surgery and may have trouble walking again. Along the way, they end up meeting each other's family and see just how different they were raised. It is a constant battle for Wes to convince Rubi they could have a future together, and a heartbreaking journey for Rubi to come to accept that.

Rebel is one of those books that's worthy of sitting on my iPod as well as my Kindle. The overall concept may have been told before but, the real meat of the story is refreshing and completely captivating. Wes stole my heart with his charm and dirty mouth. And Rubi had me has her "Yeah! girl" from the first page. They both show so much passion and love but, still have a perfect blend of quippy remarks and real emotions, as well. Skye Jordan weaves an irresistibly seductive web around her readers and there will be no denying your love for this book or its characters. Rebel is a must listen for anyone who loves a fantastically written, steamy and engaging story!

Piper Goodeve was outstanding again with the delivery of the story.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2014
  • Publisher: Cygnet Books