Book Reviews, Release Blitz

Release Blitz & Review: Rebel Desire, by LK Farlow

Title: Rebel Desire
Author: LK Farlow
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2020
Blurb
As a wedding photographer, it’s no surprise that Ashley
Murphy, despite her perpetual singleness, is a little in love with love.
When she catches a hunky best man checking her out while on
the job, her heart all but shouts, “He’s the one”. Until he opens his
mouth. Colton Banks is a cocky lawyer with a mean streak a country mile wide.
Colton prefers order to chaos. He believes there’s a time
and place for everything, so when a lilac haired hottie sends him a flirtatious
wink while she’s on the job, he’s less than impressed.
When she shows up at his office a week later asking for
legal help, his first instinct is to send her packing. But day after day, she
returns, finding new elaborate ways to break him down.
 It’s not until a life-altering surprise shows up on
Colton’s doorstep that things start to change. Ironically, the answer to his
problem may be his incredibly annoying, free-spirited new “friend.”
Complications. Lust. Attraction. Love.
As their tenuous friendship grows, the chemistry between
them becomes a raging inferno, and everyone knows you can’t deny your rebel desires.

**My Review**

Welcome to my stop on the release blitz tour for LK Farlow’s, Rebel Desire! I’m not sure I would classify this as an enemies to lovers story because Ashley never really considered Colton an enemy, but this is definitely a love story about two people that do not get along and initially, have very little common ground. 

Ashley and Colton meet when Ashley is the wedding photographer at Colton’s best friend’s wedding, and they do not hit it off. Later she comes to Colton for help and for a long time, he refuses. But when the tables are turned and he suddenly needs help, of course Ashley is there for him. That right there almost made me stop reading because he was so awful. And I am so glad I continued on. I eventually fell head over heels for Colton and by the end of the novel I had determined that he was the closest thing to perfect I’d ever come across. Swoon…

Anyway, Ashley was an amazing character that was beautiful, sweet, funny, and completely marched to the beat of her own drummer. There are numerous other fabulous characters but there were times I felt as if I had missed something because I didn’t understand who certain people were. I later realized that although they are stand-alones, this is the third in the author’s Rebel Love series, so that’s probably why I felt a small disconnect, but it wasn’t much. The overall plot was unique and engaging and the story flowed well. Once Colton quit with the angry, brooding thing he had going on, I was completely addicted to this book. Although, why was he that way? I wish I had learned more about that. 

Rebel Desire is funny, sexy, romantic, and eventually – full of sweet, happy love. I definitely recommend this to contemporary romance fans and suspect that once you pick it up, you won’t put it down until finished. I am happy to have discovered this author and can’t wait to read more from her in the future. 

*Thanks to GMB for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion!

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Excerpt
“Hello, this is Ashley.”
“Am I supposed to find your antics clever?” A growly yet refined voice barks in my ear. Colton.
“Actually, you’re supposed to say ‘thank you.’ Or are you one of those men who feels emasculated by receiving flowers?”
“No, I’m the kind of man who isn’t swayed by paltry attempts at bribery.”
Why would fate assign me such a monumental jackass as my soulmate? Clearly the universe has a sick sense of humor. “Good
thing I’m not trying to bribe you, then,” I say, lying through my teeth.
“Aren’t you, though? Muffins, flowers, what’s next? Maybe a box of chocolates? Half of your peanut butter sandwich? I’m not your grade school crush. I’m a professional, Miss
Murphy, and only work with other professionals, which you have demonstrated
time and time again, you are not.”
I tap the speaker button on my phone and toss it down on my desk. This man makes me insane. “You are truly the most condescending man I’ve ever met. You don’t know me well enough to have formed these kinds of opinions about me.”
In all honesty, his extreme dislike of me hurts. A lot. Especially with how my heart and soul long for his. He means for his words to dissuade me—to break me—but every single insult and rebuff only makes me want to prove him wrong that much more.
“They say the truth hurts, Miss Murphy. It’s not my fault you’re ill-equipped to handle the pain.” I clench my fists so tightly my nails dig into my palms, leaving behind little crescent-shaped
marks. This man makes me want to commit felonies—you know, like murder. I
wonder, since he’s my soulmate, could it be classed as a crime of
passion? 
“I can handle everything you dish out and more.”
Colton makes a noise
low in his throat, and I can nearly picture the sneer on his face. “Is that a
threat?”
“It’s a promise, Mr.
Banks. Do your worst; I’ll not only take it—I’ll return it back tenfold.”
“You don’t have it
in you.” He laughs cruelly, the dark tenor of it winding around my heart in
inky swirls.
“I’m far stronger than you give credit for.” Not to mention, my plan of attack is to repay his
barbs with kindness. Something tells me that will knock him off guard far more
than volleying back with harsh words or petty.
“You mistake strength for stupidity.”
“And you underestimate me.” I end the call before he can reply, crumpling down to my
desk chair with my heart thundering and my pulse racing.
I’ll show that sexy, arrogant jackass exactly who he’s up against. I may be quirky and kind, but those two qualities are exactly what give me an edge. Colton Banks is used to
sharks and snakes, but he’s about to be brought to his knees by a creature far
more deadly—a woman scorned.
Author Bio
LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for
words. She’s been writing stories for as long as she can remember. A Southern
girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower
Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and four rambunctious children. When
she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows
while she crochets or with her nose in a book.  
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