The Rebel and the Rogue

The Rebel and the Rogue

by Grace Goodwin

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Zenos, from the Astra Legion of Rogue 5, is on a mission to find an antidote to the deadly venom flowing through his body. Without the antidote, one bite during mating will kill a hybrid Forsian's chosen female. Zenos must acquire the serum at any cost, for like his Atlan cousins, his mating instinct will eventually consume him. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but one look at the defiant female bounty hunter and he can't deny his body what she's offering—a few wild hours of pleasure.

Ivy Birkeland's entire ReCon unit was annihilated as a result of Quell, a mind-altering drug the pirates of Rogue 5 are known to distribute. A rebel to her core, her heart still broke when she was forced to walk away from her life as a Coalition fighter. Now she hunts a bounty that will allow her to catch the criminals selling Quell and avenge her dead friends. Free of the Coalition Fleet's strict regulations, she makes a deal with an unknown Rogue 5 operative to gain access to his home planet and travels to Transport Station Zenith to meet him.

When Ivy's smoking hot, one-night-stand turns out to be her Rogue 5 contact, every carefully-laid plan she's made goes to hell. Because when a rebel and a rogue are forced to work together, sparks will fly. They don't need the criminals to kill them, they just might finish each other...if they don't fall in love first.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163139507
Publisher: KSA Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Series: Interstellar Brides Series , #19
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 729
File size: 542 KB

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The Rebel and the Rogue 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
jeana williams 5 days ago
This one was quite different, it has a really kick a** female, and of course a super hot male. This one was extremely hot sexually with lots of emotions and still had great adventures. It's one of my favorites.
k l 12 days ago
It didn't progress the overall story much and I didn't care about the characters
Anonymous 26 days ago
Great standalone in the Interstellar Brides Program. Hard to believe it's book 19 but the series is going strong. This story completely stands alone but there's enough here to set you on a wild adventure. She's a rule follower that has been hit where it hurts and she's out for revenge. He's an alien that is trying to save his world. Together they are dynamite and they'll have adventures, twists and turns and a rip roaring story that'll be a quick read. Likeable characters with chemistry. Not a ton of angst, but plenty of action. Great story. Ready for more.
Carla Cross 3 months ago
action, hot characters and sizzling sex...who could ask for more?
Monda1 3 months ago
Zenos is a warrior there’s a hybrid who is on the moon base. He was at zenith at the canteen checking out and doing recon. And he sees Ivy. She is a tall woman who is no longer with the coalition. She was left for dead by the hive and basically almost had the will to survive. Wearing the scars of a warrior, She has an antidote that his species of hybrids need in order to claim their mate without killing them. Most of them have fangs in the venom that is embedded in their meat can kill them. Ivy has the antidote in return she is on a vengeful retaliation of her squad being killed. That begins this crazy high intense book. Not to mention from the first chapter it is so steamy I had to clean my glasses from the fog that came from reading the first three chapters. The adventure was action packed the characters were well-built and of course it was fun Antagonizing Zenos. A good read, a must read with snacks as you pretend to do laundry. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Grace you have done it again. This book was full of twists and turns, and a few hidden surprises. Not my favorite book from your series, but still a good book to get lost in. **Sorry but I'm a colony/prillion girl. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
EmilyP23 3 months ago
This story brings us some awesome characters in Zenos of the Astra Legion of Rogue 5 and Ivy Birkeland. Ivy, a human, has walked away from the Coalition Fleet’s regulations to become a bounty hunter seeking revenge against the aliens responsible for the death of her entire ReCon unit. They were provided with Quell, a mind-altering drug distributed by the pirates of Rogue 5, and no one survived. Ivy will not stop until she has seen justice served and the death of her unit avenged. She has no desire for any sort of commitment to a male, but she still makes time for a wildly passionate one-night stand with a stranger to take care of her needs. Zenos, a hybrid Forsian, is on a mission to obtain a serum, the antidote to make sure a female survives the mating bite from his poisonous fangs. In the same way that the mating instinct affects the Atlans, Zenos knows his own mating instinct will soon control him and he needs to be prepared with the serum. Although he cannot mate until that serum is in his possession, when he meets the kicka$$ bounty hunter, he won't deny his body the one-time experience of a few hours of pleasure she is offering him without commitment. As always, this author gives us the very best stories, bringing the reader back again and again to read about the various aliens we are so familiar with! The story line is fast-paced and exciting as Zenos and Ivy let their passions overtake them, only to meet each other again unexpectedly at Transport Station Zenith when she attempts to gain access to the “unknown operative’s” home planet. How will their overwhelming attraction impact her plans for revenge? They need each other – can either walk away? Grab your copy and immerse yourself in a fantastic experience you won’t want to miss as the author places us in the amazing universe she has created!
Pwalley01 3 months ago
The great character and storyline development kept me totally engaged throughout the entire book! I was so engrossed in this story that I read the entire book in one sitting!
ltfrombc 3 months ago
I love this series! I was so excited to read this book. This is 3rd book of the sub-series Rogue 5 of the Interstellar Brides series. There is something special about the whole “honor among thieves” characters. Characters who are very different than those in the rest of the series. The characters of Rogue 5 are strong in their own ways. They are rough but gentle. Ms Goodwin tells a great story. And while this book, like the others are standalones, if you have never read any of her books, her storytelling will drags you into read the others in the series or if you are like me having read them all, leaves you impatiently awaiting her next book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Ivy has an antidote which will allow Forsian Hybrids to mate without killing their partners. Xenos has been looking for it - and takes Ivy t Astra. But Ivy is after revenge - dealers in the drug Quell have killed all of her unit, and she wants to avenge them. She has had herself infected by the Hive to give her the powers she needs - but when she meets Xenos, the attraction between them is undeniable. Will she succeed in her quest? And will he be able to convince her that her place is by his side? Love this series! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Barj60 3 months ago
Book nineteen of the Interstellar Brides® Program series a well written story that has a very good storyline, the story flowed smoothly across the pages. This is human Ivy Birkeland and Zenos' story of a man in love with a woman but to afraid to trust that a cure has been found and he will not watch her die if he does what she wants. There is suspense, drama, danger, twists, turns, villains, and romance. I hope there is more to come in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MariAybar 3 months ago
I was captivated by this. I will admit, I haven't read the previous stories in the series and I am so disappointed I hadn't picked them up sooner. It's a whole new world here with everything at play. This story was so good where Zenos and Ivy are everything they needed without realizing it or wanting it. The sparks fly and it's a story you won't be able to put down. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Miaegia 3 months ago
Ivy is driven for revenge and will do whatever it takes to achieve it. Zenos is devoted to the Astra legion on Rogue 5. They are both fighters with causes and living on the edge. When their paths cross wildfire ignites for a few moments of glorious pleasure. When they both thought they'd never see each other again. Fate steps in. I couldn't put this book down. This book steps away from the coalition and the Interstellar Bride Program, but I love it. Rogue 5 is a big favorite for me. Second only to The Colony. The Prillons are fantastic but I want more Forsians!
MarybethR 3 months ago
This was a bit different than Grace's other books. Ivy is searching for the man responsible for killing her Coalition team. She has been made better with Hive parts. She meets Zenos of Rogue 5. He is her other half. But he doesn't trust her enough to claim her. I loved this new story in the Interstellar Brides world. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I loved the book so much, I bought it!
cleeck 3 months ago
Unlike the other females in the series that is looking for love, the main female character of this book is looking for revenge. But as one good turn deserves another, love is thrown into the packaged deal I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Ajgray 3 months ago
Loved the story. The main characters, Ivy and Zenos, are strong individuals with a storyline that is full of intrigue, danger and sexual encounters. They are each strong in their own right but together they are a super power. The book is well written, entertaining and full of excitement. There is s HEA for Ivy and Zenos but a lot happens first. It is a great read and I would highly recommend it.
SammLynn 3 months ago
Stop reading reviews and just grab this book and be prepared to be sucked into Rogue 5. The Interstellar Brides' Atlans are my favorites but boy, does this hybrid Forsian come close to surpassing them. Just a note - if you couldn't tell by the blurb, these are not a matched pair (Rogues so far have been chosen and not matched). This fascinating universe that the author has built, just gets better and better. To perfectly explain how great this story is would require spoilers and I just can't do that. So, Ivy - awesome, butt-kicking, broken, looking for revenge Zenos - mouthwatering, controlling, terrified his bite will kill Astra - 1/3 of the "good" rogue leaders and an inspiring character And a guest appearance from a certain IC commander that really needs to get mated so, that his mate can kick his butt. A riveting story that revolves around all of the characters different heartaches. As each character has to face their fears and desires, their struggles within cause more heartache. The relationships developed are strong and true. Overall, this is one of the best books in the series (it is even better than some of the Atlans that I adore, but don't tell them, as I love those giant teddy bears). To be totally honest - Grace Goodwin is one of a handful of authors that I will drop whatever I am currently reading (even if it is a promised ARC) so that I can read one of her new releases. Her characters are well fleshed, the world building is fantastic, and the plots just draw you in.