by Rebecca Yarros
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Rebel by Rebecca Yarros

She’s Penna Carstairs.
The Renegade they call Rebel.
FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year.
There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken,
No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished.

She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas.
The woman I illegally BASE jumped for.
The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with.
But now I’m screwed.
Or rather…not screwed.

Because the woman I can’t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again.
I’m Dr. Cruz Delgado—the youngest professor on this campus,
And Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class.

Each book in The Renegades series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Wilder
Book #2 Nova
Book #3 Rebel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640631427
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/28/2017
Series: Renegades , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 478
Sales rank: 12,809
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight&Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat- pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

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Rebel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Huge fan of her other books, this book continues my love for her books!
beckymmoe 17 days ago
Phew, what a read! Rebel is a fantastic ending to one heck of a series--pretty much non-stop stunts, action, romance, and a huge dose of OMG international drama toward the end, just to keep us on our toes. Penna and Cruz--what can I say?--they're a great couple. I'm not usually a fan of the teacher/student romance, but these two make it work (the fact that they're both of legal age and knew each other, albeit briefly, first helped somewhat). Sure, they just about gave me a heart attack with all the chances they kept taking, but they took responsibility for their actions and everything--eventually!--worked out in the end. Aaaand--what an ending! There might have been a few tears over here when a classic movie reference was brought to life--seriously, I'm not sure when I've ever read such an absolutely perfect grand gesture moment. I can't wait to see what Ms. Yarros has for us next! Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I have read all of your books, multiple times, and this one did not disappoint.
FizzaYounis 4 months ago
The best thing about 'Rebel' is its heroine, Penna, I adore her character. I loved reading about such a vibrant and dynamic woman, who is rebellious, daring, as well as, loving and caring. Of course, I loved Cruz too. They are both perfect for each other and their story is too good to miss. So I'd definitely recommend it to all my fellow readers. This book is very intriguing. The story starts in a way that just pulled me in and I was simply unable to put it down. Penna is going to do something very daring but now she doesn't have a partner for her stunt. That's when Cruz comes into the picture. They thought they'd never see each other again. But they thought wrong and fate has something else in mind. They are both attracted to each other. It's a forbidden romance you simply can't help but love.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Only I wish we could get another story from Nick and not just an epilogue.
ZForward 4 months ago
Rebecca Yarros slam dunks another adrenaline-thrill Rendgades novel. I was hooked in the first ten pages. Wasn't sure what to expect from the one Renegade girl known for extreme stunts who's on the recovery after an attack in the last novel (from her sister). What's amaze-balls about this book is the balance between Penelope's (Penna) need for the adrenaline craziness of motorbike/base jumping/ or whatever insane stunt she'd doing and her inner falling apart. Done quite well. Enter Cruz, hottie hot of Cuban hotness, who in the first chapter sees Penelope needs him and does a seriously stupid stunt with her. He soon after becomes off limits as her teacher. I'm not a fan of teacher-student relationships and even though I think the author did a great job with this I still got a bit of the willies over it. What's nice is establishing the characters as having a solid connection before they realized they were teacher-student. The being found out might be inevitable, but it's what happens afterward that is worth the read. Seriously, grab this book. Who cares if you missed the others. This one's a winner.
Bouscher99 5 months ago
Penna and Cruz are 2 of my absolute favorites! Theirs is a taboo relationship but it doesn't really feel like that because while she's in college, they're both in their 20's. The author did an amazing job of writing this, frequently reminding you of the teacher/student connection but never cheesy or tacky. I love the gradual progression of the relationship. They start out hot, move to friends while still simmering in the background, then on to scorching. They are definitely not lacking in chemistry! Their relationship builds slowly and the anticipation just increases the feels of the story. And oh boy, the feels!! "He put my hand over his pounding heart. “This does not speak logic. This stopped working the minute you pulled the turn, and it didn’t begin beating again until I saw you standing safely...This will not listen to reason, because it’s too busy being terrified by how much of it you already own." It's also got a great sub plot to it. You could read this as a standalone but there were several times where I wish I would've re-read the previous books again before starting Rebel. Nothing major, just references to some things that happened in the other books and I wish I could remember all of the details. It doesn't take away from the story so I'd say it's more personal preference. Overall this is another amazing story for my favorites list. All the feels, great characters, great plot, amazing writing! I definitely recommend it!
LilleyLoohLah 5 months ago
I loved this book. It had everything I loved in a book. Cute couple, forbidden love, alpha male, strong headed woman, super sexy scenes and lots of excitement and a little intrigue. Book 3 in The Renegades series can be read as a standalone (I haven't read the first 2 books, yet). The series follows a group of extreme athletes, and book 3 , Rebel, follows Rebel (Penelope ‘Penna’ Carstairs), who can ride a bike and do tricks like no other. Following one wild night in Vegas where she meets the man of her dreams, Cruz Dalgado (even the name oozes sex appeal), she has to leave with no way of ever getting in touch with him again. Cue hot new professor on campus and we have a story to get your teeth into. Brilliant writing (dual POV), loved the characters and the plot. A complete win win for me.
etoile1996 5 months ago
you guys, rebel was even better than i imagined it would be. penna's story is by far the most emotional one of the bunch. she's still recovering from her leg injury. she's estranged from her little sister--her best friend--and the rest of her family. she's not sure she's got what it takes to still be a renegade. so one night in vegas she decides to try a stunt. and she meets someone who is willing to roll the dice with her on a crazy base jump off a carousel. and that leads them to an intense makeout session that is interrupted only by the police looking for some illegal base jumpers. cruz only knows her as penelope. but when he starts up his new job as a history professor at ucla working a semester at sea program he learns that she is rebel aka penna carstairs, his student. while what happens in vegas should stay in vegas, the problem is that the chemistry between cruz and penna is ridiculous and out of this world. these two literally scorch the pages of this book with the intensity of their connection and when you add in the layer of danger because they can't get caught it's so hot. so freaking hot. she is his student. he is her teacher. except she is also his. and he is hers. there is no question that they belong together. their love burns so brightly. it's impossible to contain. i can't really explain how much i loved this book. part of me is sad that this was written as the last in the series, because i feel like nitro/nick deserved his own book. but the epic epilogue on this one is perfect. literally, everything about this story worked for me. i have no nitpicks or quibbles about cruz and penna's story. i loved everything about it. i keep repeating myself, but it's because i feel compelled to tell everyone how much i loved this book. **rebel will publish on august 28, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (embrace) in exchange for my honest review.
Natshane 5 months ago
5 HOLY FREAKING REBEL STARS. If base jumping, cliff diving, snowboarding and every kind of insane stunts these Renegades pull off doesn't give you enough thrill, Penna and Cruz will definitely melt your panties with their hotter-than-Mars romance! Strap me onto a harness, because I can't wait to dive into the book again! (yes, I'm rereading this soon because, hell, it's Rebecca Yarros.) I have been a huge fan of Rebecca Yarros ever since I read her Flight & Glory series. She's my auto-buy author, the one who I massively recommend to all of my romance booknerdigans, the J.K. Rowling of contemporary romance and I literally shrieked when I was approved for an ARC copy of Rebel. Knowing her works, I took my time devouring and savoring every moment. Penna and Cruz's story was emotionally gripping, intense and extremely exhilarating, adding to the mix was the thrill of being secretive as Cruz was Penna's teacher. "With Penelope I'd been a moth drawn to the flame she was - wild, beautiful, and hypnotically irresistible." Penelope "Penna" Carstairs is called Rebel for a reason. She defies the gender stereotype of extreme sports by being a part of the Renegades, a group of highly skilled stuntman with a taste for challenge and courage made out of steel. But an accident had robbed her of herself and she struggled to find the "Rebel" part of her that was missing ever since. Until Vegas. And until Cruz. Cruz is hiding a secret of his own. A secret if discovered will put everything he ever worked for in jeopardy. But Penelope was the one, and she is worth every single risk. "At the period in my life when I needed to stay put together more than anything, that woman was doing her best to unravel me one nerve at a time." It was such a roller coaster ride right from the start. From reading Penna and Cruz fighting to respect their teacher/student boundaries to eventually caving into their desires, and the whole ordeal of regaining the "Rebel" confidence and the plot twist in the end, it wasn't the kind of read that you rush into. Three words. I'M. IN. LOVE. Yarros has a way of enchanting you with her writing. In that few hours of reading, I felt like a true Renegade, and it was so effing awesome! Thank you Entangled Publishing for the reviewing opportunity! I couldn't believe it!
Laura_F 5 months ago
I didn't think there was any way that I would love a book more than Nova (book two of the Renegades series) but then I started Rebel and realized that this book was going to be EVERYTHING!! This book can definitely be read as a standalone but this series is so amazing that I think everyone should read all of the books of this series. From the very first page, I knew this book was going to be a high-adreline, keep me on my toes, never put it down story. The chemistry between Penna and Cruz was intense and captivating. I was rooting for them from the second they met. But even more than I was rooting for them as a couple, I was rooting for them as individuals. For Penna to be able to find herself again after her sister's actions and for Cruz to be able to fulfill all of his dreams for his family. There is no two characters who are more perfect for each other than Penna and Cruz: they're supportive but independent, take risks, and have heat that blows up the page. I devoured this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down but I never wanted it to end. I'm sad to see the end of the Renegades series but I can't think of an ending more perfect than Rebel.
AmberHughes1 5 months ago
**4.5 stars** Rebel is the third and final book in Rebecca Yarros’ Renegade series and what an ending! While I haven’t gotten a chance to read the first two books in the series (YET), I’m definitely going back and reading more about these Renegades! Loved this one! This is a great forbidden romance story, but also so much more. Penna “Rebel” Carstairs and Cruz Delgado had smokin’ hot chemistry. Just try and keep these two apart. I loved them together. There’s much at stake for Penna and Cruz and they both could lose so much by being together, but fate has other plans. A thoroughly engaging read. I loved the characters, the friendships, the hot & sexy scenes and reading about the crazy stunts the Renegades do! What a thrill ride! All the feels with this one! **I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Bette313 5 months ago
Loved, loved, loved!!! I always know I'm going to get a great story when I pick up a Rebecca Yarros book but this one exceeded my high expectations! A forbidden love, fears to overcome, long term plans to fulfill, and a bit of suspense combine to give us one of the best books of the year. Penna and Cruz will grab your attention from the very first page and will keep you turning page after page. I absolutely couldn't put this one down. This is the third book in the series and is easily read standalone although I do think you really enjoy it more if you've read all the books and already know many of these characters. Put this on the must read list! I highly recommend it.
Nicola_1202 5 months ago
4.5 "You could cost me everything, and yet I’m still in here with you." Stars It's no secret that I'm a fan of Rebecca Yarros' writing. Her stories generally hit your emotions exactly where you need them to and Rebel did exactly that. This is how you close a series, saving the the best 'til last and making your reader shed a little tear they never even saw coming. "I’d never given a shit about rules. They called me Rebel for a reason." The Professor/student trope is one of my absolute favourites as I love the forbidden that comes with the territory and, whilst I'll be honest in that I think that aspect was a bit underplayed, there's no denying that Cruz and Penna are a perfect match. Because not only does their story bring secrecy, risk and romance, but it delivers a good dose of action and the unexpected. "I’d rather have these stolen moments with you than have a normal relationship with anyone else." I loved these characters as individuals and as a couple and both were fantastically portrayed. Their first meeting was intense giving us a taster of all the delicious possibilities, yet following their reacquaintance things slow to a natural pace, building tension fitting their circumstance. Penna and Cruz are good for one another in every possible way and I appreciated the fact that despite all their fighting it, they realise this and accept their feelings despite the consequences of being found out. "I’m not supposed to think about you, dream about you, wonder what you’re doing or who you’re with. But I do." Naturally Rebel wouldn't have been the read it was without the supporting characters who brought depth and adventure to the story and a good share of the emotion, although I can't deny that I think an opportunity has been missed in not giving Nick his story because he's much more involved this time around and I loved him. But overall this was a superb conclusion to The Renegades series, for an epilogue lover such as myself the epilogue was gold, Cruz Delgado has stolen Josh Walker's crown as my favourite Rebecca Yarros hero, and I look forward to seeing what she brings us next.
IreneC 5 months ago
5 Stars From the first few pages I knew this was going to be an awesome read. I connected with Penna/Penelope and Cruz from the very beginning, and for me, Rebel was everything I was hoping for and more. The storyline was well written, the angst was well done, I laughed at their antics, I swoon with their romantic gestures and I cried for their pain. Penna/Rebel/Penelope and Cruz were both such strong, likable, endearing characters. When you first meet them they come across as confident and sure of themselves, but underneath these two are hurting, no one sees the pain and insecurities they're going through day in day out. Until they meet, being together they feel safe, secure and not afraid to show the real selves to each other. I loved their chemistry, it was so strong I felt it from the first time they met. I loved how deep their connection was, they both knew they couldn't act on their feelings but how long can you deny your heart and body when that's all you want and think about 24/7. I loved watching these two wounded souls find comfort, love and respect in each others company. They made my heart swoon so many times... Rebel was a beautiful, heartfelt read that I devoured in one sitting. I told the family they had to fend for themselves & placed a "Do Not Disturb" sign on my bedroom door. When your favourite author writes a new story everything is put aside and reading takes first place ;) Truly this was the perfect read, and that epilogue was simply perfection, seeing all the gang together, happy and watching their family grow was a perfect close to the Renegade series. Rebel is the third book from The Renegades series, each book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them all as the characters do appear in each book and play a role in the overall enjoyment. Thank you Rebecca Yarros for sharing your beautiful, heartfelt words and characters with us. Can't wait to see what you have planned for us next
Anonymous 4 months ago
My of my faborite series