Friday, July 11, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Review + Giveaway: The Return of the Rebel by Jennifer Faye

The Return of the Rebel
By: Jennifer Faye
Releasing July 1st, 2014

The guy from the wrong side of the tracks… 

Being promoted should be a dream come true, only it means working closely with Cleo's childhood crush, Jax Monroe. Jax may no longer be the rebel she remembers, but he still gets her heart racing like no other.  

Jax cares too much about Cleo to let her get too close—but keeping his distance is proving impossible! As Jax reveals the extent of what he's been through, will Cleo show him that some things are too precious to put off until tomorrow?

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a chance to read Jennifer Faye's latest book The Return of the Rebel. I have to say that it's one of my favorite out all of Jennifer's books. Each of her stories tend to be sweet and leave you with a fuzzy feeling. However, this story was a little different from the previous novels she has written. Yes, it still leaves fuzzy sweet feelings, but there's a little hint of danger. I guess that is bound to happen when you have a story set in Vegas. That's right a Vegas story. 

Both Jax and Cleo made there escape from there hometown Hope Springs, Wyoming never believing they would see each other again. Now I made it sound like they left together, which they didn't. Actually Jax left when he was about 18, and never looked back. Cleo had to make her big escape, so could avoid living the rancher's life. She never felt like that was the life with her.

Spring forward, Cleo is working at for a casino host and she finally gets her chance. However, her chance is in a form of a former crush. Of course this adds a bit of a complication. Jax is trying to keep a low profile, because some issues back in New York. Anyway, trouble seems to follow Jax and he manages to drag Cleo in.

As I said The Return of the Rebel is a little different, but it still has the same elements that make this a Jennifer Faye story. You have Jax who is a reformed bad boy, but he always feels that no one could look past his Hope Springs-self. Cleo has her insecurities even though she sweet, smart, and beautiful. She tries to be herself, but she feels that no one wants to love her as herself. As she puts it:
People couldn't love her as is. They always wanted her to be more outgoing, more compliant, more something. There was always an area where she fell short in their eyes. 
I felt bad for Cleo. There were times in the story, I had tears falling for Cleo, because she viewed herself as the black sheep of the family. There's more to that.

I loved this story, because you have two misfits in a sense. No one really understands them, but they seem to understand one another. However, you have Jax who is afraid to let Cleo in for a couple reasons: 1) Best friend's sister 2) The past and other things. Overall, a great feel good book with a little action, and you might leak out a few tears. So, if you are looking for a quick read that is going to leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, you might give The Return of the Rebel a go.

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Author Info
Jennifer Faye is a two-time RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Best Book Award nominee. Maybe that’s partly due to the fact that she has spent most of her life with her nose in one book or another. It was only natural that she would go on to spin tales of her own. Now living her dream, she resides in Pennsylvania with her patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. She’d love to hear from you via her website.

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  1. I can't think of a fictional bad boy. LOL But I do love Jennifer's books.

    Marcy Shuler