Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review ~ THE REBEL'S RETURN by Victoria James

The Rebel’s Return (Red River, #4)
by: Victoria James
Series: Red River
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Source: Entangled Bliss via NetGalley


She’s the only woman who can reform this rebel…

Natalia Puccini has spent her entire life playing by her overbearing but well-intentioned Italian family's rules...except the one time she took a chance on a bad boy and fell hard. She's worked to get her life back on track so when Aiden McCann comes sauntering back into town with his heart-stopping smile, Natalia vows not to fall for him again. There's no way she'll let him mess with her perfectly planned life...and there's no way she'll let him near her heart again...

Now reformed and a self-made success, Aiden is tormented by regrets and secrets. He left Red River years ago filled with anger and resentment and a promise to never come back. But when his ill father needs help, Aiden knows it's time to face the mess he left behind, and face the one woman he never got over. It doesn't matter how beautiful or intriguing she is, though, because he'll never be able to give her what she needs. As soon as his father is healthy, Aiden is leaving Red River...for good.

REVIEW
Victoria James takes readers back to Red River with The Rebel’s Return.  This is the fourth book in the series and is definitely a standalone read.

Natalia Puccini and Aiden McCann have a history together filled with young love and broken hearts.  Aiden grew up with a less than ideal upbringing.  His mother died when he was extremely young and his father lost himself to the bottle.  With little to no guidance, young Aiden became a bad boy.  The only one who believed in Aiden was a young Natalia. Natalia had the perfect, ideal family with loving and supportive parents.  She thought her future was bright with Aiden’s love and working in her parent’s bakery.  But the future she envisioned wasn’t meant to be.  

Aiden left Red River, breaking Natalia’s heart, swearing he would never return.  Ten years later, his father’s illness brings him back to face the bad memories of the past and the one woman he could never forget.  Now, he has eight weeks to capture the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved.

The Rebel’s Return is classic Victoria James.  This is a sweet romance that pulls at your heartstrings and if you didn’t believe in love, turns you into a believer.  Aiden and Natalia have to overcome trust issues and feelings of unworthiness to claim the love they deserve and have been searching for.  The characters in this book are incredible.  I love the way the townspeople rally around each of them, never truly pushing, but dropping little subtle hints.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 4.5


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