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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.
"I now feel the need to binge read the previous three books in the Red River Series. The author has great skills in setting up a town and its people, for her main characters stories to then play out around, and The Rebel’s Return is no exception. It was also good to see Victoria setting up other secondary characters to have their stories told in the future as well, I would happily return to Red River again and again." - Robinson Review
4 - "It meant everything." Stars!
The Rebel’s Return, is the fourth book in Victoria James’ Red River series. Having not read the previous three books, I found it could easily be read as a standalone.
I am not a stranger to this authors books, so I knew that this story would offer up three things,... ...more
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
“When you think about me, you’re thinking about vomit?”
She nodded. “Pretty much. Welcome back to Red River, Aiden.”
Natalia Puccini is the successful owner of her family's bakery. If only she wasn't so lousy with her relationships, especially the two that cheated on her. The most recent is now engaged to her traitorous cousin and Natalia has to do the family thing and serve as the brat's maid of honor. As if t... ...more
To say I was a wee bit excited when I discovered Victoria James had a new book coming out AND she was taking us back to Red River is a bit of an understatement. I have so much love for the characters in this series and the beautiful setting and returning was being like wrapped up in your favourit... ...more
4.5 heartwarming stars
The Rebel's Return was a well written and heartfelt read.
I'm a huge fan of Victoria James writing and once again she has given us an emotional and heartfelt story with characters that will touch your heart.
I loved The Rebel's Return, both Natalia and Aiden were likable, ende... ...more
I read the first two books in this series and liked them ,skipped #3,and enjoyed this latest entry into this series.This was a good old fashioned romance with a few kisses and absolutely no sex between the two MC's.
Our hero,the town rebel and bad boy returns to Red River 10 years after his painfu... ...more
4.5 Stars! This was my first Victoria James book, and boy, did I enjoy! It was juicy, angsty, hostile, sweet ........ well, it was just darn good! The pages are filled with sassy, delectable characters, entertaining conversation, and a storyline which made me smile when reading it.
After leaving R... ...more
I enjoyed this book! I'm super picky when it comes to second-chance romance and even though I really can't agree with all of Aiden's actions when he left years ago, I was really rooting for this couple! Aiden has always been in love with Natalia and he only wanted what was best for her, even if t... ...more
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
I admit, I have not (yet) read the earlier books in the Red River series. Yet that is an oversight that can easily be rectified – I just have to find the time to get to those earlier stories in a small town that I’d love to revisit from the beginning. Even though this... ...more
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... ...more
It's an interesting contemporary romance novel. It's well-written and has some amazing characters. I loved both Nat and Aiden. The story flowed perfectly. Although it did seem that there was too much history in characters' past but not enough is revealed to fully comprehend it. In any case it was... ...more
When I found out Victoria James was taking us back to Red River with a new book I wanted to do cartwheels (that would not have been pretty) and I am happy to say she delivered a great story for the return! This is a fantastic second chance story.
Aiden McCann left Red River ten years ago angry, re... ...more
Netgalley for an Honest review. 3.5 Rating
A sweet love story on second chance romance.
Aiden was the town bad boy and Natalia was a good girl who did what was expected. Aiden's came from a dysfunctional family and Natalia's was a loving Italian family. These two were high school sweethearts. But A... ...more
The second chance at love story is sure to win the hearts of everyone that reads The Rebel's Return.
Natalia Puccini is the one girl that Aidan McCann let get away. Never feeling he was good enough for her he high-tailed it out of Red River ten years ago with absolutely no plans on returning. When... ...more
Natalia Puccini has spent most of her life doing the right thing, especially to keep her overbearing family off her back. The one time she went rogue, she fell for a bad boy who broke her heart before he left town. Ten years later, Nat's not married, because when she moved on, that boy cheated on... ...more
I loved this book. The connection between Natalia and Aiden was just beautiful. The turmoil they went through - his guilt and regret, her heartbreak and self doubt. Beautifully written and heartfelt. I could feel her insecurities, her pain, her low self worth, especially dealing with her cousin (... ...more
A sweet, well written, heartwarming read.
Ten years ago Aiden left Red River and in doing so broke Natalia's heart. Now ten years later he returns and with not such a great reception. The one thing for sure is that he never stopped loving her and as much as she hates to admit, she never stopped lo... ...more
I can find that I am sometimes a little too judgemental when it comes to second chance romance stories and that is only because in real life I’m not one for going backwards, I am very much a believe that if something was big enough, important enough to split two people who were destined to be tog... ...more
Yay! We're back in Red River! (And signs indicate that we might be staying for a while, if Dominic's and Sabrina's--Nat's brother and BFF--behavior are any indication...)
The Rebel's Return is a second chance romance story between high school sweethearts Natalia and Aiden. He had always believed h... ...more
Natalia was the epitome of a good Italian daughter, she would do everything to please her family and not cause them any heartaches. Even if it means being the maid of honor to her overbearing cousin’s wedding. The sacrifices she made would make her a saint and I do not envy her. She was trying to... ...more
The Rebel's Return is the 4th book in the Red River series by Victoria James. The bestselling Canadian author fell in love with romance novels in high school and fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer after the birth of her first cild. This book will be published on August 22nd 2016; I received... ...more
A sweet yet angsty second chance romance between a reformed bad boy and his former love
The Rebel’s Return was a sweet yet angsty second chance romance. I’m a new reader to Victoria James and this series and I have to admit this was a good book. While this is the fourth book in the series, it can... ...more
Received in exchange for a honest review.
Aiden wasn’t what I expected. Watching him war with himself about the past and still holding his head high no matter what people’s opinions were was intriguing. He came back to town to take care of his dad but got so much more in the process. Aiden was a d... ...more
Aiden came back to Red River to help his father through 8 weeks of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. He never had a close relationship with his father while growing up, but he'd won, or rather lost the coin toss with his brother Dylan, so he got to be the lucky one and return home from th... ...more
This was a great quick read. The story totally went in another way than what I thought it was going to go when I started it and I really loved that. I thought that this one would be an old flame come back to reunite with an old lover and that would be it, but Victoria James threw some curves in t... ...more