Title: Rebel Heir
Author: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Rating: 4.25 stars
This is the first book in Rush Duet, following the characters where we meet Rush and Gia spoken in dual perspectives.
Gia is on holiday in the Hampton’s trying to get inspiration for the book she is in the process of writing. When Gia’s best friend asks her to cover for her at work, she reluctantly agrees considering she has never worked at a bar before. But she needs the extra money as she has already spent the advance for her book.
While filling drink orders she notices a gorgeous guy looking her way, unfortunately for her it’s the owner of The Heights. Rush isn’t happy that she is messing up all the orders and is on the verge of firing her and her friend. But he finds out that he is short staffed and offers her the job of hostess instead.
Rush makes no secret that he is a bit of a jerk but Gia has an uncanny way of dealing with him. Gia is sassy and often puts Rush in his place. Soon you start to see a different side of Rush and a more tender and protective side emerges. Rush and Gia have fantastic banter and get on so well.
Their attraction ignites but because Gia is one of Rush’s employees, he sees her as off limits. But there is so much more going on in the story.
As this is a duet the first book does end in a cliffhanger, which I did happen to guess early on in the story but didn’t make it any less angsty. But I am glad I waited for the second book to be published before starting the book, as this is how I usually like to read duets.