Monday, February 20, 2017

Release Blast Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:Nova by Rebecca Yarros

The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

The Renegades #2
Rebecca Yarros
Releasing February 20th, 2017
Entangled Embrace

The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

He's Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist—
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That's why he's so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.

But I'm that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He's the one who destroyed me,
And I'm not the sucker who will let that happen again.

***NOVA can be read as a standalone***

“Right. I’ll be quick—you’ve got to be getting cold. My point is that what happened back then...what I did to you. It was wrong. I was wrong. I did the wrong goddamned thing for what I thought was the right reason, and I’m so damn sorry—”

The door opened, and I stepped back in shock. Maybe I should have led with the sorry in the first place.  Rachel stood there, gloriously nude, water dripping down her petal-soft skin, and it took every ounce of willpower from every man in the world to keep my eyes on her face. She openly glared at me then lifted a single eyebrow, bent to grab her clothes off the floor—holy shit, her ass could stop traffic—and walked right past me, her head held high.

My mouth actually watered with every step she took, and I snapped my lips closed to avoid drooling. I barely contained my groan, unsure of what was sexier—Rachel’s perfect body that I knew fit mine like a damn puzzle piece, or her I-don’t-give-a-fuck confidence as her hips swayed down the hall.  I should have known that a bathroom door was no match for her tenacity.

Point made.

My heart sank when I looked closer at her lower back. There was a vague, silvery mark, but no tattoo. She’d had it removed. Erased it. Erased us.

She slammed her bedroom door, and I followed until my head rested against the wood. “Fuck, you are so stubborn,” I whispered, but it came out as more of a compliment than a measure of my frustration.

What I thought about Nova

Landon is reunited with the girl he crushed..and she's determined to keep him from breaking her heart again.  Most of the book is a slow burn with Landon using some sweet tactics to get Rachel to forgive him and give him a second chance...or at least acknowledge they still have feelings for each other.

Landon is a very likeable character even though he's done some crappy things. Rachel got on my nerves with her unwavering attitude and sometimes unreasonable responses. I got it, it just got old after a while.

The best scenes by far are the action scenes. After all, these are the Renegades and Landon is one of the best.  I also really liked that Rachel loved to push the envelope and was a really great partner for Landon on his stunts.

When all the secrets are finally told, it will take a huge sacrifice on Landon's part to have a chance with Rachel. The question is which will he pick -- the girl he loves or the action he craves. 

I liked this story, although at times I thought the pace was slow. I wanted more of the exciting action sequences. That's when these characters really popped off the page for me because it fit their characters so well.  

This is my honest review. An ARC was provided.

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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What Is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fifteen years.

When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching Brat Pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

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