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Rebel Wheels (Book 1): Rebel Paperback – October 29, 2013
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- Publisher : Elle Casey; 2nd edition (October 29, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1939455162
- ISBN-13 : 978-1939455161
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.78 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,611,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teagan is a great character, as one of the other reviews put it, her constant word-vomit makes her kind of loveable. She was always saying the wrong thing at awkward times, and her inner monologue cracked me up! I really appreciated Rebel's man-of-few-words, strong silent sexiness as well, for the most part. I could definitely see how opposites attract in that respect.
But while Teagan's word vomit was endearing, I found most of the time her best friend Quin was insufferable. Quin was also prone to word vomit, but it seemed like all she ever did was talk over or interrupt Teagan with stupid assumptions or comments. Once Quin started, Teagan could barely get a word in, even when the situation was obviously very important! Aside from one good pep talk she gave, almost every time Quin showed up and started running her mouth I wanted to strangle her!
Other times, it felt like the story and character development was sacrificed a bit for the need for the dialogue and banter to be over the top. Of course I love witty banter. I understand it's supposed to be a funny story, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but there's a time and a place! For instance Teagan was having one too many funny little asides in her head when she should be distraught or focused on something else, that kind of thing. It took me out of the story sometimes.
I take issue with Rebel leaving Teagan high and dry the way he did. That was insane! I could understand pumping the breaks, but I really feel like he took it too far. I really wished we could've been inside his head at that moment. The explanation he gave later fell flat to me, it didn't feel like enough of an apology in my opinion considering how awful he'd made her feel.
There were a handful of times that I really wished we could have a chapter from Rebel's POV, because his behavior was sometimes inexplicable. I know that yes his behavior would be strange to Teagan and that's why we're left in the dark like she is. But it was frustrating not knowing why he would explode in anger towards his brother when it was someone else that he should've been angry with.
And this bit of backstory we got only a taste of at the end, regarding a sister character, kind of came out of left field. I understand there are 2 more books, and maybe that story will be explored more in those, but I wish it could've been teased or mentioned at least more than once.
Overall it was an enjoyable light read, but if the next two books are a similar style, leaving the H's behavior unexplained, I don't know that I will want read those.
Quin and Teagan have great chemistry as friends and many times caused me to laugh out loud. Their one-liners are just so funny and light-hearted.
Teagan has some emotional moments where I felt true heartache for her, but I loved her determination.
Teagan and Rebel, well some moments are great and others I struggled with. However, once I knew his story I forgave and understood his silent treatment. The relationship with the brothers I enjoyed immensely and how they became attached and protective of Teagan.
Now I have to admit I am unhappy with her dad's story not being resolved. I did find myself smiling at the conclusion about how Rebel stood up and took charge.
This is not a college romance, it takes place over college break. There are some great passionate moments. The verbal Diahorrea between Quin and Teagan will make you laugh, cringe and fall in love with their friendship.
Overall, I enjoyed this story.
Yeah, stoic dudes who act unaffected by the world are hard to figure out sometimes. Well, wait. I say that, but Rebel did some awfully nice things for Teagan when the situation called for it. So maybe he wasn't so hard to figure out.
Anyway. Teagan goes from being on top of the world to being high and dry overnight. Which blows. She rallies and ends up at Rebel's and *somehow* convinces him to let her work for him. THINGS HAPPEN and, as we all know, getting nekkid with your boss leads to some painfully awkward moments.
Oh, and there are some bad dudes dogging her footsteps. Which, naturally, brings out all Rebel's protective instincts.
Although Rebel and Teagan's relationship is tied up nicely in this book, there's still PLENTY going on in Teagan's life. Like the whole thing with her father, which looks like it goes through all three books. So, be warned - relationshippy stuff is good, there are still unanswered questions hanging out there.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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This one was not for me, rich girl suddenley becomes poor after death of her father.
We have a few tears spilled (as in 5 mins) and then it is all woe is me i have to find a job and earn money. She meets a guy who takes her on at his auto shop. Cue little miss look at me i am rabid and sex starved. Tries to act sassy, not funny jokes.
Honestly i wanted to slap her. Her dads dead and all she does is pant heavily after a semi clad man? Who says next to nothing but she pants even harder?
Honestly i gave up at 65%.
Teagan was supposed to come across as fun. It just comes across like she has learning difficulties.
Like i said i have read other books by this author but this one bored me. Sorry.
Okay so about this book. I'll start by saying Tegan isn't the smartest cookie in the jar but I didn't find her irritating. She's strong willed and funny in places. She comes from money and a privileged background. This is the story of what happens when you lose everything overnight and have to sink/swim to survive.
Rebel is the strong silent type. He isn't good at sharing and is happy to leave Tegan talking to herself. She literally stumbles into his life and luckily for her he is willing to give her a chance.
This book is all from Tegan's point of view and does not have a finished ending leading you to read book two about his brother (Hellion £3.32). Although I enjoyed this book I've decided not to go on and read the next. I feel the first book has enough to help you come up with your own fairytale ending and I'm happy to move on to something else.
4 stars out of 5. Its worth the read for the price especially.
It was brilliant! If your looking for a book that has main characters who you will instantly fall in love with, for a book that has the outside characters who you love, for a book that has an intriguing story line, for a book that has attraction and passion and for a book that will have you snorting with laughter, then read this!!!
Teagan & Rebel meet when Teag has to find a job after loosing everything with just one phone call! Everything! Her dad, her home, her money, it's all gone!
When looking / begging for a job, she comes across Rebel who is hot as all is hot, but moody, the silent but deadly type. He owns the garage where she's decided she's going to work.
It all spirals from there and i most definitely recommend you read it!!
I loved it, can't wait to read the rest of the series.
A massive well deserved 5 stars
I bought it from the freebie bestseller list and initially thought it was going to be another one of those books. The first chapter or so I found the writing to be a little stilted and Teagan came across as just plain spoilt and annoying. I nearly gave up on it. If you feel the same, don't give up! The story warms to its characters. So much so that by half way through 'Rebel' I'd gone on to Amazon and bought the other two books in the series.
Whilst this book is undoubtedly still what I consider to be a 'trashy romance', it had a fresh approach that had me crying with laughter more than once. Rather than rely on constant physical encounters and angst ridden internal monologues, there is dialogue and comedy that bought the characters to life. Don't get me wrong, there are sexy scenes and angst but they contribute to the story line.
I liked the fact that the story is told entirely from the side of the female lead. There is no hopping back and forth between him and her which can run the risk of giving too much away too early.
At the risk of spoiling the ending (come on, it's a romance, you know it's going to be a happily ever after!), it was also refreshing that the story wasn't tied up with a neat bow and a wedding between two characters that have only known each other for a few months. Save that for the historical romance genre.
Just one note - if you have an issue with bad language, this may not be the book for you. It is one of the key traits of two of the main characters and is almost constant. It is challenged by characters in later books but might put some readers off. I took it as it seemed to be intended, another facet of the comedy that this book is built on.