Review: “Rebel” by Rhys Ford

TITLE: Rebel
AUTHOR: Rhys Ford
SERIES: 415 Ink
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reece Notley
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 220 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 29,2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $ 14.99 – paperback


The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something — it’s standing up for himself.
Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After years of running from his past, present and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, Karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on; a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating break-up three years ago.
Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.
For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold onto. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.
When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more in the series. This book really shows how you do not need to be blood to be family. These men have really been through the ringer as children, from the family that should have loved and cared for them. Through everything they had been through, they came together and built a family of their own.

This first book of the series focus on Gus and Rey. Gus is a very troubled individual that has always ran from his problems. It has always seemed to work for him until he lost the love of his life in Rey. Rey wanted a forever with Gus but Gus didn’t know how to do that. So, three years ago, Rey ended it with Gus and Gus ran.

Now, three years later, Gus has come back for good and with a shocker to his family. On the night Rey ended their relationship, Gus got drunk and actually slept with a woman. And as you’ve probably guessed, got her pregnant. Gus wants to be a dad but is scared to death. His family is shocked but are very supportive and are behind him one hundred percent. They are all ready to welcome little Chris to the family.

Rey learns of this and is so confused with all these emotions he’s going through. For instance, why wasn’t I good enough for him to settle down? Can Gus really be a father? How can he still be so in love with this infuriating man? Why do I want to punch him as much as I want to kiss him? I’m sure the answers will come to you as you read this very emotional and sexy read as they did for me. Enjoy

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***


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