#BlogTour “Rebel Heart” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

(Book Two in the Rush Series)

Release date 5/22/2018

A Contemporary Romance Duet

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


5 Fortunate CROWNS

The second book of the Rush series is the best ending I could have asked for. Not only did Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward not write the expected story-line but they also showed evolution and growth of Rush and Gia. The writing is so vivid that I felt every step of their painful journey, which only made the HEA that much sweeter.

Just like the previous book in the duet, Rush is the perfect hero. He has the right balance of jerk and heart of gold, and he is possessive and protective when he needs to be. He loves Gia for who she is, and he spends so much of the novel making sure she is taken care of and knows how beautiful and specail she is. Seriously? Cue all the swooning. Readers will not be able to resist. Now, in this book, Rush struggles for a good portion of the story with a decision he has to make, which is tied into his past. It is agonizing, especially because you know how he feels, but readers will respect him for the care and time he takes to come to a conclusion abut his future.

Gia doesn’t change much throughout this book, but she is incredibly understanding and accepting of what Rush needs to come to terms with what has happened between them. Like Rush, readers respect her for her desire to make it on her own. She doesn’t want hand outs or someone to take care of her, because she can do it herself.

This story is a continuation of book one, and while much of the book has the couple struggling to find their way back to one another, this book sealed the deal on this duet for me. The angst, the emotion, and the anguish these authors make readers feel will keep them engaged.  Even though I know the happily ever after would come, it still hurt.  Every single moment when readers see how much they want to be together but events from past are building walls between them, it is like a punch to your soul. The ending,though is the payoff readers need and want, and I couldn’t be happier with this duet.

PERFECT. The Rush duet is perfect. Rebel Heart sealed the deal. Their love is real and authentic, and it shows that sometimes life just gets in the way. At the end of the day, though, love is always stronger than hate, and that is what readers learn from Rush and Gia.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check.

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check.

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.


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How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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About the Authors:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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