The Rebel

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

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My life. My way. Until she arrives and shakes my reality to the core.

As a former MC member and the best damn bike mechanic in the state, I’ve turned my back on everything my rich family expects of me. I don’t need their money or their expectations. Screw them all. I’m doing just fine on my own.

Until the day my life changes, and I become a full-time single father to a little girl I hardly know. Her arrival creates a tailspin I don’t know how to correct.

Then I receive an offer I can’t refuse from the billionaire family I detest. I don’t like selling out by being a sex symbol for the family company, but it comes with enough money to give my little girl everything she needs.

And, then there’s my corporate babysitter/boss… wow. Ass, tits, and legs for days.

Maybe I can do this father thing. This corporate thing. This lover thing.

If being this close to my family doesn’t destroy me first.

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Excerpt

When the door of Sean’s bedroom swung closed, he wasted no time. He pulled me against him and held me tightly. His lips worked furiously against mine. I melted. While he kissed me, I let my hands roam all over his body. I grasped frantically at his back, running my nails down across his shirt. When I reached his waist line, I tucked my fingers beneath the hem of his shirt and quickly pulled it over his head.

Sean’s kisses never slowed. I raked my fingers down his chest and his stomach, finally feeling the outline of his ab muscles. I groaned deeply. Sean growled and lifted me off my feet. I wrapped my legs around his waist, my fingers tangling in his hair.

He carried me to the bed and laid me back gently. He paused just long enough to look into my eyes. It was dark in his bedroom, but his blue eyes shined brightly. I lost myself in them. I pulled him back to me, kissing him with a passion I’d never felt before. My legs were still wrapped around his waist and I could feel him growing harder by the second. I wanted to feel more of him.

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12 reviews for The Rebel

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Armenia Fox

    Coming Home 4.5stars

    Sean Yates never expected to see his 8-year old daughter, Paisley, after his ex-wife up and left six years ago after the divorce. Suddenly, Sean is a single dad, and he has no idea how to care for a young girl. Those years where being part of an MC was his life was not the smartest thing he’s done, and it cost him his family and created a rift between him and his father and brother, Zach.

    Taylor Isaac works for Ray Yates’ Motorcycles. Reports show the company is losing money. Taylor’s idea of rebranding would give the ailing company much-needed boost. So, she pitches the idea of using Sean Yates as the new face for the company, targeting customers from the demographics they are tapping. People could relate to a man like Sean. His rough good looks and general badassery is the appeal they need. What better image than using a Yates for the new campaign.

    Sean is reluctant to get on board, at first. The broken relationship between father and sons is wide and the bridge to gap the expanse needs lots of healing. Now that he’s finally got Paisley, he knows he wants to be the best father he can be, he’s not quite sure how to go about it. Working for his father would certainly bring financial security and a bright future for Paisley. Taylor wonders about what caused the estrangement of the family members, and she’s coming to find Sean has a big heart for Paisley. I love how Sean, with the help of Taylor, nurtures Paisley out of her shell and becomes the happy little girl.

    I just loved everything about this story and my heart really went out to Sean and Paisley in overcoming such an awkward beginning. Also, enjoyed the exciting connection between Sean and Taylor. It’s sexy and sweet. And that reveal about the split between Sean and Zach is mind-blowing. I love the resolution to the story and the satisfying ending. Ms. Ward did a great job.

    I received and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Theresa Campbell

    This is another great book by Alice Ward and it is a standalone. Overall, I liked the book. You start out thinking that Sean has a past with a MC club that he regrets, but we find out a lot more about him and what makes him have his attitude towards his family. Taylor is the female lead character who is working for his family’s business. There is sweet romance, a little angst, and of course hotness in the bedroom. I received an advance copy and this is my voluntary and honest review.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jo-Ann Forrest

    Alice Ward will take you on a roller coaster ride with this book and it will keep your attention from the first page to the last and wanting more.
    Sean must help his family and at the same time he must take care of his daughter on his own. The family synergy is conflicting, but he must put his daughter first and foremost. Taylor works for Sean’s dad and sees what he can bring to the failing company. Will they get close? Can they have an HEA? Can Sean mend his fences with his family? The chemistry between Sean and Taylor is hot and real, but can it last? It is one of the best book I have read so far this year after The Island from the same author. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nickiann Holt

    Have you ever come across a book that was so well written and the characters so perfect that you did not want the book to end? This was the book for me. Hatred and misunderstandings kept Sean from feeling he was a worthy person, not only to his daughter, but to his father as well. It took the love and attention from Taylor to make his life come full circle and for him to realize that he is not the man he thought he was. Great characters, a truly heart wrenching plot and endless emotion makes this book one I would highly recommend. This is Alice Ward’s best book yet.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Moriah

    Loved this story! Loved Sean so much and rooted for him. Knew he wasn’t really as mean as he was portrayed in the beginning. So much conflict going on in his family. Taylor and Paisley were so great together and they all worked so well as a trio.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Sean has a daughter, Paisley, who he hasn’t been around much at all because he feels she is better off without him. When his ex-wife is killed in a car accident, Sean ends up with full custody of Paisley and he’s not sure what to do with an 8 year old little girl but he knows he wants to try.

    Taylor works at the company that Sean’s dad owns. Sean, his dad and his brother haven’t had a relationship for a long time over something that happened in the family (no spoilers here). Taylor gets under Sean’s skin, in a good way, and she is what Sean and Paisley both need in their life. But there are things they have to get through as any couple do.

    This book has drama, love, passion and forgiveness. Definitely something for everyone.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Petit

    I expected a beautifully written romance story and that’s exactly what Alice Ward gave me. The Rebel has a great plot and well-developed characters and is filled with heartbreak, loss, rebellion, naughty scenes, and love.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    zan Tonge

    Sweet but steamy story of Sean, who loves being a motorcycle mechanic and Taylor, an upcoming executive at a motorcycle selling corporation. Match made in heaven? Maybe not so much, when you have an ex wife, child, estranged father and a hateful brother. Alice has created a scenario that meshes unlikely characters into a poignant tearjerker of a story. I voluntarily reviewed this bad boy biker, devoted father, insatiable lover and all around enjoyable trail to an HEA.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kari

    Sean is a mechanic at a repair shop and has enjoyed a simpler life since being estranged from his affluent family. He was previously part of an MC however he left when it resulted in both a divorce and the loss of custody of his daughter Paisley. His ex-wife has now passed away and after not being able to see his daughter he wants to do what is best for her.

    Taylor has worked at Yates Motorcycle Company for five years and she feels that Sean would be the perfect image for the company and it would increase their lagging sales. Originally he wants nothing to do with the company or his daughter but realizes that it would be a better lifestyle for his eight year old daughter.

    The attraction between Sean and Taylor is instant however their relationship develops over time as he is also trying to learn how to be the best father that he can be and to handle the stressful family relationships that already exist.

    This story covers it all as you have drama, angst, family turmoil and chemistry.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia Anthony

    I loved this story! It is well written with a great deal of emotional elements that encompass all the characters. I especially enjoyed how the relationship between Sean, the biker and Taylor, the corporate babysitter builds and evolves naturally. Their time together nutures their feelings for each other and Sean’s young daughter, Paisley.

    Sean is a former MC member looking to just get through his days in contentment. He has made mistakes and suffers from the consequences from some of those. It isn’t until his 8 year old daughter, Paisley comes to live with him that Sean looks to make amends and be the best father he can. He is such a well developed character with many facets to his personality that typically go undiscovered with a badass biker. He has depth and feelings that he doesn’t fully recognize until Paisley comes into his life full-time.

    The family dynamic between Sean, his father Ray, and his brother Zach gets center stage when Taylor’s plan to save Yates’ Motorcycles gets accepted by Sean. Sean’s relecutance to work for his father and brother is evident but, he is only thinking of a future for Paisley that Sean agrees to be the model for the family business. The ever present tension between Sean and Zach is tense and uncompromising. Ray’s handling of his sons is his mistake that he must acknowledge and accept before it is too late.

    Taylor is an interesting character but, isn’t examined very closely. Taylor’s main character trait is her drive to succeed at Yates’ Motorcycles. So much so that it has taken over her life. She hasn’t had a date in over a year. Taylor’s relationship with her best friend, Niki has also suffered. She rarely makes time to get together with her friend because work is her sole focus. That is only until Sean and Paisley come into her life. Taylor’s instant connection with Paisley is touching. She is able to connect with Paisley in a way that Sean has not which has been a big help to him.

    This story examines the many aspects and dynamics of love and family. Sean is such a sweetheart when it comes to Paisley. He tries so hard and stresses about doing everything for his little girl who has not had the best in her young life. You just ache for him as he keeps reaching out to Paisley waiting for things to click between them. Taylor’s assistance with the gentle bond between father and daughter is the link between the growing relationship between her and Sean. She understands the need to nuture the father/daughter relationship because of her own special connection with her father and with Ray, who is a father figure to her. There are so many tender moments between these three characters that you want the very best outcome for them.

    This is such an emotional story that I couldn’t read fast enough to reach the outcome.

    Excellent story – I totally recommend it.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea L

    This book checks off all my
    Boxes!!! Single dad, MC(former at least), sexiness, sass and a great storyline! Taylor defiantly had her work cut out for her trying to convience Sean to come back to the family business even if it’s just to use his face. While reading this it just goes to show you how great of a dad he really is because everything he didn’t want to do he ended up having to to make a better life for his family and his daughter. In the process of the story he was able to find find which made me happy. This overall was a great read!!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen Lewendon

    I know that when I read and Alice Ward title I’m in for something special. The Rebel is no exception to that expectation. I stumbled across a phrase tonight, immediately after finishing this book, that I think perfectly sums up how I feel about our hero: it’s hard to resist a bad boy who’s also a good man. I actually found it impossible to resist Sean. I was captivated by his struggles to be the dad Paisley needed, to come to terms with the actions that had estranged him from his father and brother, and to be a worthy partner for Taylor. Taylor didn’t have as long a road to travel for growth but I was really glad when she finally stopped letting the doubts of other people keep her from going after her dreams. I adore the family unit Sean, Paisley, and Taylor create. And before the end, the Yates family drama had me bawling my eyes out. In fact, this book took me through the full spectrum of emotions: laughter, tears, joy, sorrow, lust, love, hate, and delight. The charming final scene wraps it all up beautifully. I highly recommend blocking out some free time to read this book. But keep the tissues hand, just in case.
    I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book.

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