Monday, August 8, 2016

Review - Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts

Resisting the Rebel

Resisting the Rebel 
By Lisa Brown Roberts
Published July 25th, 2016 by Entangled: Crush

4 stars - Such a great read!

* An e-arc of this book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

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Disclaimer: This book contains a villain pretending to be a hero, a hero pretending to be a villain, a disco-dancing heroine, two overprotective sidekicks, a little bit of bad language, and a whole lot of swoony kissing.

Spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington is secretly in love with her best friend, Gus, but when he hooks up with her archenemy at a party, she decides to win him over once and for all. She just doesn’t know how. But who better to help than hot loner Caleb Torrs? 

Caleb’s got his own problems, but when he sees Mandy pining over Gus at a party, he thinks she’s finally smoked the spirit stick and lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked Mandy to be his fake girlfriend.She’ll get her loser friend’s attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back.It’s a win-win.

But soon one fake date blends into the next and before he knows it, he actually wants to kiss Mandy. For real. Too bad their plan is working, and Gus is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for…


I have surprisingly been able to find some really great and entertaining contemporary YA books! Like I have said a million times, I don't always enjoy reading contemporary. That's why it's surprising for me to find so many great authors and contemporary reads. Resisting the Rebel is no exception! It was everything that I needed at the time that I read it. I have been busy moving from one house to another with my family and I was incredibly stressed and tired at the end of the process. Resisting the Rebel was just the book to get me out of my slump. It was light and entertaining, funny and endearing, and included some lovable and swoon worthy characters!

I absolutely loved these characters! Caleb was Mr. Dark and Brooding but loved books and words which makes that much more swoon worthy. :) Mandy was such a great heroine as well! She was herself and didn't apologize for it. She was strong and such a good friend. Speaking of friends - Mandy's friends were the best! They were so supportive and funny. :) 

I also enjoyed how this book dealt with disorders like ADHD and a few others as well. It kept this book from being just a light and fluffy read. These characters fought against prejudices and against their own demons. 

Overall, Resisting the Rebel has made it's way to my summer reads list. It is such a great book for summer but for any other time as well. A real feel good book! :) Definitely check out this one soon! 
I can't wait to read more of Lisa Brown Roberts' books. 


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