by Tess Oliver
For a long time, I thought of that kiss, the kiss that unraveled everything, the kiss that changed the course of history, as a split second decision. But there was nothing split second about an obsession. And while she might have been impetuous and wild, there sure as hell wasn’t anything split second about Rebecca . . . the girl I called Rebel.
Rebel Love is a standalone romance.
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Rebel Love is a beautiful tale of unrequited love and tragedy! I was under Tess Oliver’s magical spell from the very first page of this AWESOME book!
Joshua was Rebecca aka Rebel’s, a nickname Joshua gave her, biggest supporter. He was her protector, and he had feelings for her that ran much deeper than friendship even if he never admitted it to her and definitely not to himself. He couldn’t see her as anything more since he was dating her older sister. But, one night and one kiss they shared changed everything. When tragedy occurred, each went their separate ways never really talking and never forgetting about each other. Years later, Rebel comes back into Joshua’s life and so do all of those feelings he had for her. Does he have the courage to risk his heart to win Rebel finally?
Wow! What a story! It’s emotional, but I loved it. Joshua found a way into my heart from the very beginning, and he never let it go. He is a good guy even though he is in love with his girlfriend’s younger sister. Things with Emily were disintegrating before he and Rebel ever shared that kiss. Oliver did a great job of including flashbacks that gave me the whole story of Joshua, Rebel, and Emily. The chemistry between Joshua and Rebel was powerful even when she was younger despite the fact that neither knew the other felt the same way. They have both grown since those early days and have grown into great adults despite their pain and loss.
Rebel is one of those unforgettable characters. Her light and passion bring so much color to the story and her aura leaps off the pages. I could easily see why Joshua fell so hard for her. She has loved him for as long as she can remember, but she never let him know because of her love for her sister. But, I have to be honest, it was always evident these two belonged together.
I have long been a fan of Tess Oliver, but this is the BEST book she has ever written. It is emotional, and she makes sure her readers will feel every single one of those emotions. The characters were powerful and pulled me right into the story. There were times I swooned, and the steam definitely heated up my Kindle. The sex scenes were definitely HOT, but they were also beautiful and symbolized the magic between Joshua and Rebel! LOVED, LOVED this book. Tess Oliver really outdid herself with this one!!!!
Tess Oliver is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Custom Culture series and more than 25 other romances. She is well known for her relatable characters who “become your friends” as you journey with them and for intriguing stories that will have you “devouring her books in just one day”.
Tess Oliver lives in Southern California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and a small herd of pets. She recently left her career as a teacher for her dream job of full time author and has never looked back. Tess writes historical and contemporary romance.