September 1, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Rebel by Rebecca Yarros
Book three in The Renegades trilogy
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Publication Date: August 28th, 2017
Source: eArc from Inkslinger PR
Rating: 5 hearts
She’ll defy his every expectation.
She’s Penna Carstairs.
The Renegade they call Rebel.
FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year.
There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken,
No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished.
She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas.
The woman I illegally BASE jumped for.
The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with.
But now I’m screwed.
Or rather…not screwed.
Because the woman I can’t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again.
I’m Dr. Cruz Delgado—the youngest professor on this campus,
And Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class.
I was waiting impatiently for this book because Rebel is a character that I like very much. She’s an extreme athlete, which should not be obvious being a woman. Her best friends are Wilder, Nova and Nitro. If you read the first book on Wilder you know what happens to Pena (Rebel). If you read Nova you know she’s hardly recovering, so I was pretty impatient to see what will happen to her. I wasn’t disappointed at all, Pena feels lonely even if she’s surrounded by people who love her. She no longer knows if she is still a Renegade and especially if she will regain the courage to ride on her bike one day. She goes to meet Cruz who on his side will notice that Pena hides something and that she needs someone who can understand her. The problem is that they aren’t supposed to be together and that everything will be royally complicated in their lives.
I love Penelope, she’s strong and independent but at the same time she was broken and has trouble recovering. She feels betrayed and at the same time feels that she’s also betraying her friends. She misses Brooke and that’s what makes her feel like betraying her friends. She thinks they cannot understand what she feels for Brooke after what she has done to them. I understand her reaction but I also know that her friends can only be on her side. I love this totally crazy side that characterizes her so well, Pena is ready for anything to feel strong and even if she has forgotten a little bit that first, she will quickly recover. I also like the relationship she has with Wilder, Nova and Nitro, they are very close all three and she considers them her family.
Cruz is also a character I loved, he’s not afraid of the Renegades or of Pena’s madness. He feels she needs him and eventually he also needs this crazy side in his life. It will push him within his limits and he will have to make choices. I love the attachment that Cruz has with his grandmother and his sister. He is one of the men who had to fight and work to get what they wanted and it is unfortunately not over. Cruz is really a good man and is the perfect person for Penelope.
In this volume we also discover a little more Nick and I liked the passages where we see him. It’s the 4th link in the chain and he had to appear a little more since he will not have a tome to himself.
I really liked this book and this series which made me discover extreme sports and the dangers that athletes may incur. I also enjoyed the friendly and familiar spirit of the characters. They can bully but ultimately they love each other and that makes all the difference.
I discovered Rebecca Yarros thanks to Jay Crownover and frankly I am absolutely not disappointed and I will read her other books with pleasure.
Quick Word: An explosive tome that closes the trilogy perfectly.
About Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. Her new Renegade Series features Wilder and the upcoming Nova, and is sure to keep your heart pounding. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.