“Rebel” by Skye Jordan

rebel.72pxSassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out. 

Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too. 

Piece of cake.


I received this book from the author, Skye Jordan, for an honest review and so I shall deliver.

The Review

“Rebel” is book #2 in the Renegades Series by Skye Jordan and the second book I’ve read of hers.  “Reckless”(Read Review Here) received 5 stars from me and earned the WHAT’S HOT! Spotlight! I absolutely loved it!

But this isn’t a review about “Reckless”…this is about “Rebel”…and to be quite honest, I wasn’t sure how well Rubi would come off on paper. Just from the small part she played in “Reckless”, I developed a kinship with her. I’ve never felt so emotionally involved with a character as I was…I AM…with Rubi.  I seen through her bad girl facade and seen the pure, somewhat innocent heart that Rubi has.  I wanted to see that in her story and Skye Jordan gave me that and then some! To put it quite simply… In “Reckless”, Rubi and Wes captured our attention. In “Rebel” they capture our hearts!

In “Reckless” Skye Jordan took a “good girl” and showed us her sexuality. In “Rebel” she takes a “bad girl” and shows us her innocence. Does this mean “Rebel” was less erotic and sensual then “Reckless” was?

Ummm HELL NO!!

And while Lexi’s position on her knees in front of Wes was the perfect material for one of Rubi’s typically suggestive , teasing comments, she wasn’t in the mood. She really wanted to get out of this trailer, away from the handsome man who unnerved her—her, a woman rarely ruffled by anything.
She crossed her arms and leaned into one hip. “Almost done there, Lex? I’m ready for lunch.”
Troy reached into the minifridge beside the sofa and popped the top on a Rockstar. “Since when are you so eager to get away from us?”
“You’re not all that,” Rubi teased, “despite what your bed bunnies tell you.”
Keaton whistled through his teeth, the sound imitating a diving plane, then simulated the sound of an explosion. “Crash…and… burn.”
Troy shot Keaton a brotherly glare.
“Actually,” Lexi said, “I want to get a better look at the fit in the back, but the straps keep slipping. Can you come hold these hinges so I can get a better look?”
An absurd chuckle floated from her throat. Talk about sending mixed messages. “Uh, I don’t think so.”
“What’s the problem?” Wes challenged with the rise of one golden brow. “Afraid you might like it?”
Afraid was right— that she’d like it. That he’d like it. That the situation would lead them both down the wrong path . “Don’t goad me, Lawson.”
“Rubi,” Lexi said, “we’re not getting out of here until this is done. Wes is holding the straps.” She let out an exasperated sigh. “Troy…?”
Troy cut her off. “No way, no how am I getting on my knees for Lawson.. I’m gonna settle in for the show. Come on , Rubi. We ain’t got all day here.”
“Give it up, Troy,” Wes said, staring into Rubi’s eyes. “She’s backing down.”
She crossed her arms. “You are just always looking for trouble, aren’t you?”
“Come on, Rubi,” Lexi rounded behind Wes again. “Five minutes, tops.”
Jesus, this was ridiculous. She was wasting more time not doing it than just getting it over with. “Fine.”
She stepped forward, holding Wes’s taunting gaze. “Don’t get any ideas, Lawson. This doesn’t change anything I said earlier.”
His eyes narrowed, and his grin took on an edge. “I bet you say that to all the guys.”
“Exactly.” Rubi let the heat she used at the club slide into her grin. Maybe showing him a little more of her dark side would help him realize she wasn’t one of the sweet little playmates he favored. “I’m glad we understand each other.”
In a purposely bold don’t-play-with-fire move, she pressed both hands flat against his bare chest. His skin was damp and warm and soft, the sprinkle of golden chest hair crisp, the muscle beneath hard and radiating heat. A stream of liquid fire rolled through her body. His nipples tightened at her touch, stirring the craving she’d been restraining for weeks. She ran her tongue over her bottom lip, wishing she could stroke it across the deep brown nub . He’d taste salty now . And so very male, she had no doubt.
Even at five-nine and wearing three-inch heels, she had to tilt her head to look into his eyes. His gaze was heavy-lidded , but sharp, serious and scorching. Those full lips had lost their grin and his jaw ticked with pent up energy. There was definitely a more intense side to this easy-going country boy, born and raised in the heartland— one that coaxed her interest and ramped her desire.
But she held her emotional ground and pushed through the chore with all her shields firmly in place.
Balancing herself with pressure against his chest, Rubi slowly lowered. Keeping her gaze pinned to his, sending the silent message that her will was just as strong as his, her hands slid down the hard wet muscle. God, he was utterly delicious. Curling her fingers into the neoprene at his waist, she used his body to steady her and rocked to her knees.
Troy, Keaton, and Duke egged them on with whistles and a husky, “That’s what I’m talking about,” “Looking good there,” and “Mmm-mmm, getting hot in here” encouragement. Rubi let it all fade into the background.
Wes’s gaze had transitioned into something primal. Something hungry. Predatory. Rubi let herself imagine what he’d do to her now if they were alone. How he’d slide his big hands into her hair, guide her mouth to his cock, and draw her forward until he was buried to her throat. A telltale tickle signaled growing moisture between her thighs.
Lexi grabbed Rubi’s hands, moving them to a pair of raised round components on the harness at either side of Wes’s hips. “Hold these right there.”
“Will do.” Wes let a hand fall to his side. He traced the tip of one finger across her forehead and lifted a lock of hair, setting it aside . The move was so intimate, tension balled in her stomach.
“You look good right there, Russo .” His voice, low and thick, rolled over her skin like warm air. “Really good.”

OMG! That is so damn hot and sexy I don’t know whether to Drool or Smoke a Cigarette!!

Both it is!

Throughout the book, Rubi is trying to avoid acting on her feelings for Wes. She’s had a shitty father who has made her outlook on love extremely warped to say the least and she loves Wes too much to taint the friendship they have with her issues.  But Wes makes it extremely hard to resist him!

He slid his tongue along the inside of her lower lip, urging her to open. He caught the hint of mint, but he needed more. He needed the taste of pure, potent Rubi.
Instead of letting him in, she pulled out of the kiss. With her gaze tilted down toward the console separating them, she licked her lips. “Listen… Wes…”
The I’m -sorry lilt in her tone flushed his brain with panic. This couldn’t end. Not yet . He’d been fighting her resistance for a goddamn month . Had been waiting to feel her since the first moment he’d seen her.
And he still hadn’t tasted her. “No, baby.” He kept his voice soft, but it still sounded rough, needy. Sliding his hand beneath her hair, he cupped her neck and pressed his cheek to hers. His eyes slid closed, and he took a deep breath. She smelled exotic, like spice and sex. He wanted to sink into her. Deep into her. “Don’t worry… don’t think… Just kiss me.”
He turned his head and covered her mouth with his. He wanted to devour her. Feel every inch of her. Hear more of those throaty purrs.
As if fulfilling his silent wish, she groaned. The soft sound was filled with so much desire, Wes’s lust jerked against his control. Restraint snaked a fine tremor through his body.
“Kiss me back, baby,” he whispered against her lips. “Let me taste you.”
He’d let this infatuation go on too long, and he was way the hell too far out on a limb here. He had to pull back.
Then her head tilted. Her mouth opened. And she stroked her tongue against his. Sensation filled his mouth— wet, smooth, slick. The thrill slid down his body and filled his groin. He couldn’t keep the growl of pleasure and relief from rolling out of his chest.

 

You have to give the girl an A for effort.  I would’ve been sucking his face off the second he put his lips to mine!

My final thoughts…this book is flippin’ AMAZING!!

BUY IT…READ IT…LOVE IT!!

~Robin

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* To celebrate the release of “Rebel”, “Reckless” is on sale for $0.99. Don’t miss out on this kick ass deal!!♥