The Rebel - Kendall Ryan

The Rebel

By Kendall Ryan

  • Release Date: 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 660 Ratings


I never thought I’d see her again.

We shared one hot night together back in college before our paths took us in different directions.

But now, the most brilliant and beautiful woman I’ve ever met is back in my life. And the chemistry I remember? It’s more combustible than ever.

Except… our fling is forbidden and must exist only in secret. Her rules, not mine.

I can’t be her forever. I’m not that guy, and even she knows it.

But I can’t stay away from her either. I’m determined to claim not just her body but her heart, even if that’s the one thing she’s vowed not to give me.

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  • Steamy hockey romance! LOVED Holt and Eden!

    By Anna_M_82
    What a start to this series from Kendall Ryan. This book introduces us to the hockey team Boston Titans and their new owner Eden. After her grandfather passed away, she inherits the hockey team and the drama that comes with it. Some people feel a woman shouldn’t head the team. Another issue is that her ex boyfriend is a new player on the team. The up side to the drama is that it brings Holt into her life as her new head of security. Holt and Eden actually knew each other in college and had one steamy hook up. Holt always liked Eden but as a loner enrolled on scholarship he felt she was too out of his league and never pursued anything beyond that one night. Now six years later they have been reunited and all the feelings come rushing back. I was upset with Eden at the beginning of the book because Holt was obviously a better choice than Alex. However she was young and insecure and made the wrong choice. I loved their reconnection. I also adored Holt!! He was everything she needed and more!! I loved their story so much!! I can’t wait to see what comes for them as the series goes on and focuses on other characters. I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Hmmm.

    By bronxbookworm
    I liked the book overall. Yet, There were moments where I felt it dragged on a bit. The climax was a bit underwhelming and I felt like the characters were a bit boring.
  • Cute!

    By Chanchan15
    Love all her books..
  • What?

    By majobellecase
    Read the first few chapters, at first the main character appears to be strong and smart and level headed. Then she just ups and does a complete 180 in a totally toxic move (Alex seriously?). Got bored by chapter 5.
  • Favorite

    By lau5585
    My favorite by Ryan so far.
  • Incredible

    By Alienguys
    An incredible second chance romance by Kendall Ryan! Her books are fantastic and this one I could not put down! Loved the characters and the storyline!! Amazing!! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Sparks are still flying!

    By Cheryl SDS
    This is book one in the Looking to Score series and it features Eden and Holt. They shared one sinfully sexy night in college. Six years later and they haven’t seen each other since that night, he’s been hired as her bodyguard. The sparks are definitely still flying between them. Holt appears to be a super alpha man but when it comes to Eden, it’s almost as if he’s lost his man card. He’s like a sappy,  lovesick teenager. She acts more mature about her feelings for him.  The story line was great. Most of the characters were fantastic. I wish Holt was more manly when it came to any kind of interaction with Eden. There was a lot of information lacking in Alex’s story. I can’t wait to fill in the blanks in book two.
  • I loved it,

    By mamanorthcutt
    I thought this story was well written and well developed. I loved the story line and the characters. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading more by this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Correcting A Life Mistake

    By VickSt1
    The Rebel is a second chance romance between Eden and Holt. During college Eden spent one night with Holt but decided to have a relationship with Alex, a bad boy hockey player. The relationship did not last and years later Holt comes back when Eden hires his security organization to help protect her as the owner of a hockey team. This book has interesting characters with a story line of correcting a mistake which changes ones life. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • The Second Time Around Is the Charm

    By coffeegoddesstmk
    Okay, so I love a good hockey romance, and author Kendall Ryan has proven that she's great with those. But she's already written a whole team's worth in her Hot Jocks series, so what, I wondered, would be left to say? Well, let me just tell you that she showed me, because I thoroughly enjoyed Holt's and Eden's story in THE REBEL, and am completely on board to see what's next. One of my favorite things about this book is that, rather than jump right into the players' stories, Kendall started with Eden's. As the heiress to the Boston Titans, Eden Wynn has got plenty working against her. Young, beautiful, and with plenty to prove to fans, players, and herself, Eden's got her work cut out for her as far as owning a professional hockey team goes. When you add in the fact that her hockey playing ex is on the team, things are bound to get tricky. But Eden's armed with determination, grit, and support in the person of Holt Rossi. Holt Rossi is a blast from the past that Eden was not expecting. Their shared history is short, but one that neither has ever forgotten. And as Holt, responsible for Eden's security, spends more time with Eden, the feelings that have never really gone away prove to be stronger than ever. The fact that I really liked both Eden and Hold made this book even more enjoyable for me. And, while it is the first book in a sports romance series, Kendall makes THE REBEL much more about two people helping each other become the best versions of themselves, and that personal connection is what really makes the story for me. THE REBEL is a solid 4 star read for me, and, given the hints left at the end of the book, I'm looking very forward to THE RIVAL, which is Alex's and Aspen's book. In the meantime, pick up THE REBEL and enjoy. ❤️