✭Blog Tour✭ Rebel by Callie Hart +Review, Excerpt & Giveaway
RELEASE DATE: February 9th
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.
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.
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...
“You gonna sit down or what?”
I sit down. Arguing with him would be futile. We sit there, side by side, staring off down the arrow-straight road, and for a moment I don’t hate him. He pulls a cell phone out of his pocket and taps something into it, and then he turns to face me, frowning slightly.
“You believe in vengeance?”
“You mean like revenge?”
He shakes his head. “Revenge is a selfish act. Retaliation for something. Vengeance is a different thing altogether. It’s about obtaining justice, usually for someone who can’t claim it for themselves.”
This is an odd line of questioning but I decide I’ll bite. Maybe I wouldn’t if he were being a jerk like he was a couple of hours ago, but that’s not what’s happening. He’s pensive, the live wire that apparently runs through him dulled for the moment. “I don’t know,” I say. “Probably, in that case.”
“What if I simplified the question?
What if I say, do you believe in justice?“Then, yes, I do believe.”
::: Dual POV | Cliffhanger | MC/Bikers | Book 1 of 3 :::
I was pulled in immediately when I began the story, but some sections had me getting lost in a daze. Now don’t get me wrong the writing was done really well, but the story just took some time to develop. There were parts of the book every now and then that seemed to drag on a bit too much. I kept feeling disconnected from the story and its characters and that may very well be the reason why.
Rebel and Sophia (Alexis) have some serious sexual tension going on in this book. It just sits there and simmers, then finally when it explodes, it’s out of this world hot. They had great chemistry throughout the story. That aspect is what kept me turning the pages like a madwoman. I couldn’t get enough of them! It’s just the beginning for those two, and whatever their relationship transitions into, it’s going to be electrifying.
With that ending, I’m going to be glued to my computer waiting for the release of the next book. I was surprised at how different this book compared to other MC romances out there. It easily stands apart from all the repetitive biker novels that keep popping up. There’s no telling exactly what’s going to happen next, but one things for certain, there’s going to be a bloodbath.
4 "Rebel" Kisses
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.