Rebel by Skye Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 because of Wes stars!!
*Could have easily been a full five if not for Rubi and her "issues."
Rebel is the second book in Jordan Skye's Renegades Series. Like its predecessor, this book is scorching hot. Panty-melting, fan-yourself hot. And features two equally hot and gorgoues characters in Wes and Rubi. But the star of this book for me is Wes Lawson.
Jax was hot but in my opinion, Wes is hotter. Plus, he didn't have Jax's insecurities. Not only that, he goes after his woman with single-minded determination. But what I liked more about Wes is that he's stable and centered and he knows what he wants. He wants the ONE. And apparently, (although I don't agree with him), Rubi is the ONE.
Fortunately, as cool as Rubi was in the first book, she didn't endear herself to me in this book. In fact, she annoyed the crap out of me with her insecurities and fears. I get it. She was neglected as child but she's also gorgeous (hello, top model), smart (very smart), and funny. But her constant whining about how she's so scared of committing to Wes because he might abandon her grated on my nerves. This girl had everything going for her and she's too blinded by her own issues to see it. 80% of the drama in the book came from Rubi's fear of commitment. That's it. She just kept on pushing Wes away and I was like...
I know, I know. I'm not entirely being fair but the girl had so much going for her but her issues drove me crazy. Hence, the reason for one less star. While she did redeemed herself in the end, I felt that her issues were drawn out to the point where I was just over it. Annoying heroines are a deal-breaker for me. If it hadn't been for Wes and the fact that this book seriously hot, I would have rated this lower than a four.
So Wes this is for you...
ARC provided by Cygnet Books in exchange for an honest review!
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