Book Review – REBEL by Callie Hart @_callie_hart

Book Review – REBEL by Callie Hart @_callie_hartREBEL by Callie Hart
Series: Dead Man's Ink #1
on February 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, MC
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Rebel and Sophia's story.

The first of a three part series. This novel contains a small snippet which has already been released in the Owned: An Alpha Anthology, however it is followed by a full story installment.

Sophia

Sometimes, you don't mean to become another person. Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe.

In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all.

Rebel

What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up.

Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him.

Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way...

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REBEL by Callie Hart was a sexy, suspenseful, and gripping MC romance. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Each chapter, each page, each word had me on the edge of my seat. With this being my first read from this author, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve heard great things from fellow bloggers, but I am VERY picky when it comes to these types of romances. Needless to say, I was VERY pleased with it. REBEL was a definite page-turner with great complex characters and a riveting storyline. I was worried when I heard this was a spin-off from Callie’s Blood & Roses series. Thankfully, REBEL can  be read as a standalone. I didn’t feel lost at all. If anything, it got me excited and eager to check out Callie’s other series.

What I loved most about this book was the fact that it’s not your typical MC romance. You have your MC Prez, Rebel, and he has done some bad shit, some illegal shit, typical anti-hero stuff. What’s different is his past, his background. Rebel is a VERY smart guy. He was a marine and he was good. Something happened in his past that changed him. He is no longer the man he used to be. He is still a leader to the core, he just happens to be leading a different type of army nowadays.

I REALLY liked Sophia’s character in the book. At first, you think she is just another damsel in distress, but she turns out to be a pretty KICK-ASS chick! She holds her own in this book and doesn’t hold back. I found some characteristics in her that I could relate to, which always makes the read that more enjoyable.

When Sophia, or Alexis is how we know her in the first chapters of the book, finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, her world is forever changed. She is kidnapped and then sold to the highest bidder. But this man isn’t like the others. There is something about him, something that doesn’t necessarily scream DANGER. This man wants something from her. And he will use whatever means necessary to convince her to help him, even if it is of a flirtatious nature.

There is no insta-love here. There is a beautiful build-up to their attraction, and then when you don’t see it coming, it becomes explosive! Hot, heavy, steamy, scorching hot explosive! And the ending! Forget about it! This is a three-part series, so it does have a cliffhanger. And this cliffhanger is a doozy! When I got to the end, my jaw dropped, and I had no words! No words I tell you!

If you are looking for a gritty, suspenseful, engaging MC romance with a dash of the dark and sensual, then you must pick this book up now! I will be over here, trying to wait patiently for more of Rebel and Sophia’s story.

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About Callie Hart

Callie has experienced many changes throughout her life, and gone through many ups and downs that have all worked towards shaping and molding her into the person she is today: fun loving, active, social, and hard working. The only thing that has remained a constant throughout her life is writing. Creating characters who will tear your conscience in two is a favorite pastime of Callie’s. There are few real saints and sinners in her books; more often, the denizens of her stories are all very human. Broken, flawed, and always with the potential for redemption.

Despite the subject matter being markedly hot and heavy in comparison to the stories she wrote in elementary school, there will always be an element of fairytale to her work.

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