Thursday, December 6, 2012

Quickie Review: The Rebel by J.R. Ward

The Rebel (The Moorehouse Legacy #1) by J.R. Ward (writing as Jessica Bird)
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Nate Walker has never shied away from the hard road. Even when it meant leaving behind his family's wealth… and the fiancĂ©e who only wanted a rich man. Nothing was going to stop him from opening his own five-star restaurant.

And he was on his way—until his car broke down on a dark road in the Adirondacks, leading him right to White Caps Inn… and Frankie Moorehouse.

Suddenly Nate has a job he doesn't really need—and an affair that has to end when summer does. Except Frankie has a way about her. She gets under his skin. She even makes him want to do what he never thought he could: stay forever.
My Thoughts: This book was definitely of the light, fast variety. I liked the overall storyline and how Nate and Frankie fought against their attraction... well, how Frankie fought against it. Nate was all for it, for the most part. Anyway. I liked all that, but I did see the ending coming from a mile away and I'm notorious for not picking up subtle clues, so chances are you'll see it coming, too. Still, it was fun. Grandma and her engagement ring were both sad and a little funny (funny in the sense of an old lady in a fancy dress scaring the patrons of the B&B with her screwdriver wielding ways).

Personally, I prefer J.R. Ward's more densely written, emotionally devastating BDB books, but this was still fun. I like falling into a world so hard that landing is its own type of agony. It gives me an excuse for all the tears I shed over those sexy vampires.

Books in this series
1. The Rebel (Original title: Beauty and the Black Sheep) - Paperback | Kindle
2. The Player (Original Title: His Comfort and Joy)
3. From the First
4. A Man in a Million

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  1. I haven't tried anything outside of her angels and BDB series. You are brave!

    1. Lol! It wasn't *bad*, but it wasn't up to the BDB books.