Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Rebel by Callie Hart


“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.”

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...

My Review: 

 While waiting on a bus one night, Alexis Romera, finds herself in the middle of a dangerous and unexpected situation.  Unfortunately for her, things go from bad to worse and she is not only kidnapped, but also put up on the auction block.  Little does she know that being bought may be the best thing that could happen to her. The other bit of good news going for her is that nobody knows who she is, as they found her fake id and can only identify her with the false information, Sophia. 

Rebel is the President of the Widow Makers motorcycle club, though they are far from innocent, they do have some standards.  Rebel is in a bit of an awkward position when he buys Sophia, in exchange for her assistance in taking down an enemy.

Rebel is not at all your typical motorcycle club romantic tale.  There is so much more to understand about the entire situation that it definitely keeps you on the edge. You don't know what's going to happen and how long its going to take.

Sophia is a likable character from the start, she's not a whiny simpering fool of a girl and does everything she can to try to defend herself even when it proves futile.  Though she's pretty much trapped in a situation, she remains smart in keeping her mouth shut and not revealing her real identity. With her family in danger, she's not willing to do anything that would put them at risk.

Rebel kind of keeps you guessing at first. While it seems you can trust he's not a totally evil guy, its not exactly guessable just how big of a BAD boy he is or the damage he's capable of. This book was a wild ride of trying to figure Rebel out and I'm not exactly sure I've finished that task.

Rebel finally decides to use his body and charm to make Sophia comply to his wishes. Unfortunately for Rebel, that plan is not as easy as he thinks it will be, and he eventually starts having real feelings for her.

I enjoyed the adventure this book brought and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

About the Author:

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.

3 Rebel Super Swag packs
1 paperback of Rebel w/ signed bookplate
1 complete eCopy set of the Blood & Roses series
1 ARC of Callie Hart & Lili St. Germain's upcoming collaboration, Hell's Kitchen
(to be ready by end of February)
1 MAC "Rebel" lipstick
Signed Gary Taylor Leather Jacket
$20 Amazon/iBooks Gift card
Kindle HD 6

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