Reborn (The Red Ledger, Parts 1-2-3)

Reborn (The Red Ledger, Parts 1-2-3)

by Meredith Wild


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He’s death for hire…

Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing less. I was ready to write Isabel Foster’s name in my ledger of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that could stop the bullet meant for her. My name.

She knows my face. She knows me. She’s the key to the memories I’m not sure I want back. Now nothing is simple. I still have a job to do, and my soul isn’t worth saving. I’m not the man she thinks I am. I can’t love her. And sparing her life puts us both in the crosshairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642630183
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: Red Ledger Series , #1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 146,425
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 22 languages.

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Reborn 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 10 months ago
5 Star review of a Reborn (The Red Ledger 1-3) by Meredith Wild I cannot believe that I have not read this series before now. This was so good, that once I started I just couldn’t put it down. This is a series that MUST be read in order. Reborn is the first 3 book in the series. This is the story of Tristan a hit-man, an assassin, he has no memories of his past; that is until the woman who is his latest target utters his name. Isabel Foster may hold the key to unlocking his memories. This is a dark, at times raw and gritty story that had me captivated from the first to the last chapter, as Isabel suddenly finds herself reunited with the man who stole her heart. Of course the only problem is that she is his latest target and someone wants her dead. The drama and angst as they struggle to uncover the truth will have you on the edge of your seats. This is a hard review to write as I don’t want to give too much away. Will Tristan follow through on the hit? Or will he save Isabel and in turn put them both in danger? Reborn is a great example of romantic suspense and one I thoroughly loved.
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justforbooks123 9 months ago
Generally, I have an ardent dislike for novellas. I hate how just as I start to get into the story, it ends, and I also hate how little character development you get. Because of this, I was a bit ambivalent to receive a copy of this collection from Bookish First. Sure, it sounded wonderful, and I had heard really great things about the author, but was it really going to live up to my expectations? I'm really pretty thrilled to find out just how great this book was. I'll admit, the format of three novellas in one was a little bit weird, but the action-packed story of Tristan and Isabel was totally riveting, and I completely adored their angsty relationship. Overall, this story was complex, fast-paced, and highly addicting. I'm excited for parts 4-6! I would easily recommend this book to any fans of romantic suspense, as well as anyone looking for an innovative, new story to get sucked into. Great read! 4/5
UpAllNightBB 10 months ago
4 Stars Review by Leah Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog The Red Ledger series by Meredith Wild has been on my radar for a while now and the reader in me is glad I waited for this compilation of the books. There is so much going on you need to read them all together to get the whole picture. This is a story of a hitman that does not remember his past. He lives one job to the next until he is assigned to take out Isabel Foster. With no memory of his past, the last thing he believes would happen is the “hit” would call out his name in the middle of the street as he was doing recon. Isabel recognizing Tristan has thrown him for a loop. The writing in this book makes you really feel the push and pull within Tristan as he figures out what to do. Take out the mark or find out about his past and what really happened to him? Isabel is floundering at dating after losing the love of her life, Tristan. She compares every guy to him and then, she sees him on the street. I love that she fights for him and that her trust for him is unwavering, even when he does not trust himself. The ultimate puzzle in these books is: Who the heck put the hit out on her?? There are so many twists and turns. So many unknowns left in just these three parts. When you start to think: “Ok I know where this is going.” it turns again. I have definitely added the rest of this series to my TBR list. It reminded me a lot of Jason Bourne series which I LOVE. There is mystery, action, suspense and angst. I am hoping the rest of the series delves deeper into this organization that Tristan is working for. I'm wondering how many are out there like him.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Fast-paced and packed with action, mystery, and romance, this is a highly entertaining read and it was a great start to a multi-part series. "The Red Ledger Parts 1, 2, and 3" sets up all the questions that will be explored in the following parts of the series. The hero is a killer who has lost his memory. The heroine is his mark. How were they linked in the past? Why was he sent to kill her? Will they be able to answer these questions and build a future relationship? All these questions keep the pages turning in a highly entertaining read. My one caveat, and it may be a big one for some people, is the way the book is divided into so many parts. I would much rather buy one book and read it all at once. Thanks to Bookish for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!! Can’t wait to read the next series!
Jessica-Lezama26 More than 1 year ago
Tristan and Isabel met when they were young but after a tragic moment, he changes completely and decides to join the army, where everything will change for both of them. When Tristan leaves for the army and after some times Isabel gets a letter from him deciding everything is over between them, she is devastated but tries to keep going with her life, that’s why she decides to start over in anew country. Tristan’s past doesn’t exist for him, he is a weapon to eliminated what other can’t do. His last assignment is this girl that bring something in him that he can’t name. Thinking is some kind of key to his past. He will take all the risks for this girl but will he do it because of what she could represent or because he cares about her? “”Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl decides she’ll break all the rules to be with the boy.” Sadness hits hers eyes. “Boy breaks girl’s heart. Girl never recovers.”” This is more about a second chance story. It keeps you turning pages to know what will happen with Tristan and Isabel and if they will make it, staying alibe or being together. I can’t wait to continue reading the last parts to know how it will end for these two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went into this novella knowing very little about the plot. I really enjoyed the escapism I experienced from this story. Red is an assassin, with little to no memory of his past, and little to no concern about it. Isabel is an English teacher in Rio, who lives and breathes her past. She cannot shake the memory of the love of her life, and she fled to Rio to try to escape those feelings. Still, she lives and breathes the memories of her ex. Isabel sees Red (real name of Tristan) in the streets of Rio during Carnaval, and she instinctively shouts his name. She chases her, not knowing that he's also chasing her for malicious reasons. She remembers the old Tristan fondly, whereas he has no idea who she is. I liked the romance in this book, the undeniable chemistry between the characters. I loved Red's relationship with his boss, encrypting messaging only. He's a haunted soul, and that definitely came through in this novella. What I didn't like was how the author forced the reader into the Red/Isabel connection without so much as a prologue. I would have liked to been introduced to this story line a little more thoroughly. Then again, Red, with his memory loss, wasn't afforded that courtesy, so maybe the author is paralleling the reader's experience with Red's. I plan to read the other books in this series. Thank you to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for the advanced copy
Librarian_V_Reader More than 1 year ago
Librarian: Nope, sorry not recommending this one for purchase. Even if we needed spy novels right now (which we don't), this one just isn't worth picking up. it just doesn't have enough substance to make it one I can easily recommend. Maybe if we had a few older students who were into spy novels. Or course they'd also have to be into romance novels. And be in at least 11th grade. These books aren't for anyone younger than that. Reader: This is, admittedly, not my genre. I'm not a regular reader of spy or romance novels. But even if I was I probably wouldn't have enjoyed this one. There just isn't a ton of substance. Maybe if it had focused more on the spy aspects than the romance. But it didn't and the book suffers, because of it. Honestly it feels more like one of those puppy dog vampire romances than it does any sort of spy romance.
bookscoffeeandrepeat More than 1 year ago
"Edgy" I think "Reborn" is a thriller that's a little bit of a mystery and a little bit of paranoia. The main character couldn't remember anything about his past after his mission went astray. However, he did remember a beautiful girl and this girl could be the key to finding his memories. While the premise didn't sound completely unique, I thought there was still something worth reading in the novel. For instance, Meredith Wild's characters had been interesting. I think these characters could keep the reader guessing and speculating while going through the story. Unfortunately, this book was just not for me. I think I'm not a fan of spy thrillers in general. However, fans of "Mission Impossible" and "Bourne Identity" would probably enjoy this one.
KimPr More than 1 year ago
Meredith Wild does a pretty good job of introducing the characters Tristan Red and Isabel Foster to her audience. When we find out the two were high school sweethearts until Tristan decides to join the service. When he ends loosing his memory and becoming a hit man for hire after his time at a rehabilitation center, he encounters Isabel. Isabel, herself has run away from her life after Tristan calls things off on their relationship. She ends up in Rio teaching English to children. When Tristan gets ready to kill Isabel, he freezes because she calls his name. The two go on the run and eventually end up in their hometown to ask Isabel’s dad if he has any knowledge of the hit. But the real surprise is momma Foster, whom we find out has been after the family who killed Isabel’s twin sister and they in turn put out a hit on Isabel. Isabel runs again, faking her death and changing her identity. Tristan finds her and in the end, rescues her. Tristan has promised to return to the hitman organization and Isabel decides to join him. That’s some kind of love! Either it speaks of desperation or devotion - seems like we’re going to have to wait to find out.
Erica Stafura More than 1 year ago
First of all, LOVE that I received the copy along with some pens, bookmarks, and stickers! I am totally into stationary/office supplies of any kind. So thank you Meredith Wild for that! This read was great. It was fast-paced, and really quite thrilling. It was intriguing that in some ways, the story unraveled backwards while moving forward. For instance, the book starts with Tristan attempting to kill Isabel (and of course doesn't), then as the story progresses, Isabel talks about and revisits their past to reveal details about Tristan. Just a really cool and atypical set-up. I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to win this particular version, where parts 1-3 are included. I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much if I had to wait for each part to be released! I'm already highly anticipating the next part(s) to come out in November, and they are on my TBR. Meredith, you write so well from a conversational standpoint. I feel like, despite the very unusual circumstances/history of Tristan and Isabel's story, they are people I could easily know in my life. Just very easy to relate to, and a true joy to follow their escapades throughout the book. This book was great!
Angie0184 More than 1 year ago
Holy hot blooded hell, this volume has everything. (Reborn includes novels one through three). A to die for (literally) smoking hot assassin who just can't kill his latest mark because she's the woman of his long lost dreams, the finding herself girl who in a montage of fight scenes and shooting gallery visits will strengthen her resolve, and lots of sweaty, kissy, graspy love scenes. In all seriousness, this was a romp of a good time, with great plot, intense chemistry between the protagonists, steaming hot sex scenes and just enough back and forth angst to keep us guessing. This is modern romance at its very best and I appreciate the early opportunity to review the novel. Thanks bookishfirst! Loved it!
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
Tristan Stone "Red" is death for hire. Isabel Foster is the current target. Isabel is in his sights when she says Tristan's name and brings him to pause. Tristan has no memory before a couple of years ago. A mission gone wrong while he was in the military is the cause of the memory loss. He never really went in search of his past, only looking forward 1 hit at a time. Isabel thought Tristan was lost to her forever but had been holding onto her love for him for the 6 years since he joined the military. When they both end up in Rio, Tristan has to decide how many memories he wants to know. Reborn takes us all over the world to find the answer to who put out the hit on Isabel. Rio, DC and New Orleans are the back drop for this suspenseful thriller. Meredith Wild is an amazing story teller who keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last page. I fell in love with Tristan and Isabel and was on their emotional roller coaster right along with them. I was already a Meredith Wild fan but Red Ledger has made me love her work even more! I can't wait for the next installment in this fabulous series.
VanessaFoxford13 More than 1 year ago
Reborn is Parts 1-3 of The Red Ledger all in one book. The Red Ledger: Part 1: Tristan is a hired killer, Isabel is an English teacher. How these two know each other will be one big twist. Part 1 had me on the edge of my seat sometimes. With all the twists and turns you never know what's going to come next. Definitely diving into part 2 immediately! The Red Ledger: Part 2: Oh my gosh!!!!! This story keeps getting better and better. Tristan and Isabel are basically running for their lives. I don't know how this story is going to end but I don't know how it could end well. I really hope it does end well though. The things that Isabel has seen is horrific. The twists and turns in this story just keep coming. I will be reading Part 3 right away. The Red Ledger: Part 3: can you leave me hanging like that?!?!?! I NEED Part 4 now!!!! The end of this book I was on the edge of my seat trying to slow down my reading cause I new it was near the end but wanting to keep reading as fast as I could so I would know what happens with Tristan and Isabel and the whole mess that they are in. Part 4 can't come soon enough. I devoured parts 1-3 so fast. I now have a massive book hangover. Thanks Meredith Wild!
KittyWolfie8884 More than 1 year ago
Twists and turns oh me oh my!! Can I just say that Tristan is MINE!!!! Lol, ok not really but I do wish he was......after losing his memory in a military mission, Tristan is turned into an assassin, killing for profits without thought or care until he "meets" Isabel ,intent on making her his next kill. But here's the thing: she knows him and all it takes is a whisper of his name and his world gets turned inside out. They go on the run to try to figure out why she is supposed to be dead and her to help him regain what he lost. I won't post anymore spoilers than that but, you have to read this book if you like suspense and dark turns. Tristan holds a part of me that I am not willing to give back LOL. I am so excited to read parts 4-6 in November.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An assassin with amnesia, plus an ex-girlfriend on his hit list -- this is Meredith Wild's recipe for great excitement and romantic tension. From this first pages, the reader is drawn into the mystery of Tristan's loss of memory and why his orders are to kill Isabel. Wild pumps up the sense of danger and surrealism, opening the saga in Rio and quickly moving on to a desperate dash from the city, an emergency evacuation to D.C., hiding out with frequent changes of location, and a mounting number of attempts on both Isabel and Tristan's lives. The pacing is fast and furious . . . except in the bedroom. Not that the flow is off there -- it's just that these scenes interrupt the pace of the narrative and aren't necessary. The tension between Tristan and Isabel telegraph that they have and will sleep together. Other than that, ideal for fans of Jason Bourne and romantic intrigue alike.
LisaB95 More than 1 year ago
**I received a copy from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review ** This is so different than most books this author writes. She knocked it out of the park with this one, proving she can excel at any genre. I loved how this was so intense. Imagine loving someone so much and grieving over them because they have disappeared. Then they show up, only to be pointing a gun at you. This is what Isabel is going through. She knows Tristan so well and would never fear him. Theirs is a love to last forever. Yet Tristan has no memory of his past. Only that he is a cold blooded assasin who feels nothing. He was hired to kill Isabel. She calls his name just before he pulls the trigger causing him to pause. There’s just something about her that intrigues him. He warns her she is in danger, only she doesn’t understand he means from him. Of course, he tells her there is someone who wants her dead. She thinks this is because of her dad being in politics. They are on the run now. Find out if Tristan ever gets his memories back. There are also some dangerous characters along the way that Tristan is friends with and has to turn to. It seems Isabel has danger all around her and it will be impossible to escape with her life.
jnhk More than 1 year ago
I give Red Ledger Reborn by Meredith Wild 3.75 stars. This is a story of a paid assassin who has no memory of his past. His current target, unbeknownst to him, is his ex-girlfriend who is still very much in love with him. As the plot unfolds and the heat rises, the tale plays out fast and furious. This is definitely an action adventure story with a very (and I mean very) heavy dose of romance to top it all off. I enjoyed the book but found the main character, Isabel, to be a little too naive and dependent on her hitman ex-lover Tristan. But the plot and characters begin to mature near the end of the book so I suspect that Isabel will learn to be more strong and independent in volume two. I'm looking forward to learning how this scenario plays out in the next installment!
grfxgrl More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars I was super excited to read this one! I kept seeing it online, saw Meredith promoting it, read the snippets and blurbs and was like "I've got to read this!" It fell flat for me, it just didn't live up to its hype that I was so used to seeing. It was super slow in the beginning and the main characters kind of fell flat for me. They just were not that interesting. The story did get better and I am sure the next release and continuation of the story will be as well, but this first part was really just meh.... I continued to read it to know what happened but I constantly had to put it down then come back to it later. I did enjoy the history of the characters, but that was really the most interesting thing about them to me. Maybe I will need to re read it later. Maybe my mind was just not in the mood for this sort of story at this time. This is no reflection on the author, she's amazing, I just don't think the timing was right for this read.
CarissaR More than 1 year ago
Part 1: 5 stars Of note, this is my first Meredith Wild read. Move over Jason Bourne and be prepared for a fast one. For a quick read, I think I wasn't prepared for the fast scene jumps which was probably to prevent the lag in this serial. So I'm assuming this series isn't going to focus on every minute detail. Which is perfectly fine. Its just been awhile since I've read one. I'm really curious to see how Tristan and Isabel will play this out throughout this serial and how it will all end. I wonder if we'll see Kolt again? What a cliffhanger...which I'm assuming every part will have one! Part 2: 5 stars Tristan is piecing fragments of his past. He can't deny he has feelings for Isabel. Isabel finds there are other things that were hidden from her about her family's past. I hope we will get more info on this, because from what I read, it was a bit vague for me. There's also plenty of action to go along in this installment. Some things were predicable, because not everything has a happy ending. Part 3: 4 stars This one just felt a bit different then the other 2 parts, I think it had to do with the flow. Everything was happening in the last 2-3 chapters action wise. With the way how this part ended, even though we found out who ordered the hit on Isabel, I'd say things are far from over. Hopefully Kolt will be back in the picture, bc something doesn't add up with him fully and with Isabel's mother Lucia. I'm still confused on what Isabel's grandfather Gabriel did for Chalys Parmaceuticals. I need a more depth explanation and hopefully we'll get that in the upcoming parts. With 3 more parts to this serial, I wonder how more more of a web we'll see? Hopefully more on Tristan's past as well. I will say, if I was reading this as a newbie, after reading all 3 at once, I prefer the Vol. versions. I don't think I could wait for separate installments. I look forward to Recall Vol 2!
WordPassion More than 1 year ago
This story takes you from Rio, to DC and New Orleans as we follow our main characters Tristan Red, hero turned mercenary after being nearly killed in battle, and his ex-girlfriend Isabel Foster. Tristan, whose real last name is Stone, losses his memory after a fierce battle in the military that nearly kills him. "The Company" takes advantage of their opportunity at getting their hands on another deadly and highly successful mercenary.Given a name, Tristan travels the world taking people out, one by one. A part of him intuits the need for 'insurance' and he keeps a red ledger of all of his conquests. Until he is directed to taken out Isabel Foster. Isabel, a US citizen teaching in Rio after the love of her life, Tristan Stone, disappears, is in a half-hearted relationship with Kolt Mirchoff, another American who pursues her endlessly for more than the friendship they started. Heart still bruised and missing Tristan, she is just unwilling and unable to commit her heart to anyone else. Tristan locates Isabel and is mere moments from killing her when she speaks his name, shocking him into stillness and confusion and bursts of his memory slowly begin to return. When The Company discovers that he has not achieved his directive, they send backup and Tristan, knowing that this will likely occur but desperate to know more about himself and about this woman he is passionately drawn to, goes on the run with Isabel. Who and why does someone want her dead? These are questions he has never asked before. And the answer is complicated, going back decades to her family's connection to Chalys Pharmaceuticals.....the front for The Company. This is a fast-paced storyline with great complexity. I felt that it could have gone into more depth with all of the characters as well as more detail about the three locations the story takes place in. Could easily have seen this as a successful trilogy with those efforts. It is a good read, but I would have liked to have seen it as a great one.