Monday, August 31, 2015

Book Review: Rebel by Victoria Purman

Book Description

Two people, who regret their missed chance, just might get another…
Sexy Australian pro surfer Cooper Malone lives his dreams on beaches all over the world. While surfing is his passion, he can’t quite suppress the longing for a permanent home with the one woman he let slip away.
World traveler Maggie MacLean first laid eyes on Cooper in a crowded bar on the island resort of Bali six years ago. The sparks and sizzle nearly scorched her bikini, but she never had a chance to explore that intense attraction. Later, when Maggie’s pregnant by a man who wants nothing to do with their child, she puts her passport away and heads home to California to be the best mom she can be.
But when a possible career ending injury sidelines Cooper from his beloved waves, he moves in with the one friend he’s been able to count on. Maggie and Cooper have ignored the burn of attraction for six years. Maggie’s not willing to risk their friendship or her son’s heartbreak when Cooper inevitably leaves to compete, but what if this time Cooper stays and Maggie allows their second chance at love to flame?

AVAILABLE: August 20, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Maggie MacLean put away her passport and traveling spirit when she discovered she was pregnant and returned home in order to provide the best life she could for her son, Evan.  Her friend, pro surfer Cooper Malone, has been there for her and her son throughout the years, so when he has a potential career ending injury, Maggie has a chance to return the kindness and support he has continually shown her.   
The Rebel is a sweet friends-to-lovers story.  I felt it was lacking some sexual chemistry and tension between Maggie and Cooper.  The relationship between Cooper and Evan was again... sweet.  

Everything was just... sweet.

I don't understand "The Rebel" title.  There was no "rebel" quality I got from any of the characters.  The title just didn't work for this book for me.

Rating: 2 out of 5