The Renegade

The Renegade

by Jennifer Bernard

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A second chance at the one thing his billions can't buy...

As a trauma surgeon, Isabelle Rockwell has devoted her life to helping others. Her life is too crazy for romance...despite a powerful attraction to a stranger during an unexpected layover in Italy. But there's no time to obsess over the mystery man. Recurring dreams of her mother are calling her home to the family lodge in the mountains, where a surprise guest is staying for the holidays—who else but her airport hottie!

Battling a takeover, billionaire Lyle Guero has been asked by his board of directors to lay low. What better place than Rocky Peak Lodge, his latest silent investment, home to the woman who's haunted his thoughts since Rome? Independent, fascinating, equally career-focused, she's the perfect temporary distraction.

But he didn't count on the holiday spirit, the zany Rockwell family, or the danger lurking in the snowy shadows of the Cascades. How far will two renegade hearts go for a chance at love?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161981566
Publisher: Rock Out Books
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: The Rockwell Legacy , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,950
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. Sign up for her newsletter for book news and fun exclusives.

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The Renegade 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Not much exciting happens until the end
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charlo721 More than 1 year ago
This is book three in the Rockwell series, Isabelle and Lyle's story. She's a trauma surgeon with Doctors without Borders. he's is a multi billionaire. She's home for Christmas and he's laying low at the request of his board of directors. They met during a layover in Rome. She's trying to avoid him and he can't stop thinking about her. Rockwell Lodge at Christmas time with a fun loving family. If you haven't read the Rebel and the Rogue you'll still love this as a stand alone. I highly recommend this series. I received an eARC from the author for a honest review.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
The Renegade is the third book in Jennifer Bernard’s The Rockwell Legacy. I couldn’t wait to read Isabelle and Lyle’s story. This was a fantastic book that I couldn’t put down. Isabelle Rockwell, a trauma surgeon, and billionaire Lyle Guero are both searching for answers. While she’s delving into her mother’s past, trying to uncover why she died, Lyle’s trying to keep his company. I loved the humor throughout the book as the entire family experienced past Christmas tradition. This was a delightful read and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story!! The third story in the Rockwell family and we finally get to meet Isabelle, a trauma surgeon whom is home for the holidays, and only the holidays. Not expecting to ever see the man from a wonderful night in Rome, Lyle. Billionaire, Lyle has arrived at the lodge to lay low during a takeover, hoping to find the lady that is still haunting his dreams. Both Isabelle and Lyle are strong willed personalities and not looking for the forever. But after spending the fun filled holiday, things may change. Loved the chemistry between these two. Such fun family traditions the Rockwells have. Love catching up with the rest of the family. With the added element of the mystery, makes for the perfect read. Can't wait to read the next installment!! Highly recommend.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
The Renegade by Jennifer Bernard continues her fun The Rockwell Legacy series. We met Izzy and Lyle at the end of the Rogue and they definitely do not disappoint. Izzy definitely holds her own among the Rockwell siblings. Lyle is her perfect match, he listens to what she says and helps her reach her goals. We find out more about Amanda Rockwell and her life in this installment and it changes things from the previous books. I am all in on this series and can’t wait to see how the last two books play out. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A homecoming, a bit of mystery, and the last man she ever expected to see again! With the next book in The Rockwell Legacy, we see the lodge renovation making progress, get updates on the two couples we’ve loved in previous books and begin Isabelle’s journey to love. I enjoy this family and series very much overall, but found this particular book to be lackluster. Her back story wasn’t built up nearly as well as her brother’s had been in their earlier stories, and the connection between she and Lyle just fell a little flat for my taste. Still enjoyed the story, just not my favorite in the series. Looking forward to more to come! Doctor Isabelle Rockwell is finally making the journey home after working with Doctor’s Without Borders in faraway places. She’s torn about her journey. She enjoys the work she gets to do for people who really need it, but she misses her family and a recurring dream about her mother finally has her unable to stay away any longer. She needs to know what’s pulling her home once and for all … but she never expects to see a familiar face when she gets there! Billionaire Lyle Guero is having a takeover crisis at his company and lying low while things get ironed out, so what better place to visit than his latest project? He’s the silent investor that is enabling Rocky Peak Lodge to be returned to it’s old glory again, so he’s excited to get to see how it’s coming along, and get a feel for what the lodge will feel like when it’s open and thriving once again. He doesn’t know Izzy will be there, but he’s thrilled to get to reconnect with the woman who caught his eye when they were stranded together in Rome overnight!
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Bernard takes us back to Rocky Peak Lodge and the Rockwell Clan in The Renegade, which is the third book in this series. I love this family, and wish I could head to Rocky Peak just to hang out with them. Bernard has created a family and characters that you can’t help but love. Isabelle and Lyle are two strong people who fit together perfectly. They understand each other and what the other needs. Isabelle cares for Lyle the person, not the billionaire, and watching their relationship strengthen was fun to watch. The Rockwells and their interactions with each other and their growing clan are hysterical to watch. I love the way they have created their own wacky Christmas traditions that they all love and want to continue. I am also intrigued that there is still more to uncover when it comes to their mother, with both her life and accident. Jennifer Bernard has perfected her ability to create characters and storylines that are likeable and full of humor. She always tosses in an unexpected twist, as well. This can work as a standalone novel, but, and I have said it before, why would you want to miss a word of the story? Thanks to a tease at the end of this one, I am anxiously awaiting the release of book four! #TheRenegade #TheRockwellLegacy #JenniferBernard
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
This is the third in the Rockwell series and another winner by Jennifer Bernard. I was hooked from the very first page and could not put it down. This book has everything you need—wonderful characters, bantering siblings, conflict, and a hot romance! What else can you ask for? I highly recommend this book and this series. While you will enjoy them in order, you can read as a stand-alone. You won’t be disappointed!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
WOW!! I loved, loved, loved reading Isabelle and Lyle’s story in The Renegade by Jennifer Bernard, book three in her The Rockwell Legacy series. After one night spent together, stranded in Rome, Lyle Guero has not been able to forget Isabelle Rockwell; investing in her family’s lodge because of her. After returning to Doctors Without Borders in Sudan, Isabelle has been unable to forget Lyle. If her dreams aren’t about Lyle then they feature her mother; possibly sending her a message from the grave. Both Lyle and Isabelle are strong people who consider themselves renegades. My problem with the use of this term is a renegade is someone who betrays and these two just like, maybe love, to bend the rules to suit themselves. Finding each other at Rocky Peak Lodge just made this story better, funnier, and fun. The time they spent together that Christmas gave them a chance to learn about each other and give their love at first sight relationship a chance to develop and bloom. The antics, love, and pranks that the Rockwell family played on each other led to some hilarious situations as well as their approval of Lyle as a perfect match for Isabelle. However, if only the outside world wouldn’t interfere in their chance for love and a happy ever after. Ms. Bernard wrote an amazing, steamy, and fantastic must read book. This story is filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters; as well as heartbreak, and conflict. I highly recommend The Renegade to other readers and look forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Isabelle Rockwell has dedicated her life to being the best. It didn't matter if it were skiing, becoming a surgeon, or winning a snowball fight. She excelled. She volunteered with Doctors Without Borders because she enjoyed helping others, but also because she wanted to experience life. She vowed to do what her mother didn't do, live life with no strings attached. Until an unexpected layover in Rome... Lyle Guero became the man he was due to sheer determination and hard work. Having been moved around throughout his youth to various foster families, Lyle never truly felt as though he was part of a family-until he rescues another boy from a group of bullies. His new friend's family takes him in and ends up investing in a business that ultimately makes Lyle a billionaire. Being a billionaire has its perks, but when a snow storm delays his flight in Rome he comes across Isabelle. Isabelle doesn't "know" that Lyle is a billionaire. Lyle realizes he enjoys just being seen as Lyle, not a billionaire. After an amazing night, Lyle wakes up to find Isabelle is gone. Renegade is the third novel in The Rockwell Legacy series. Although each novel can be read as a stand-alone novel, I highly recommend reading this series in order. The foundation for the series is revealed in the first novel and more secrets are revealed in the next two. I absolutely loved this novel! It was probably my favorite as I truly believe in its message. Isabelle lived her life chasing her dreams and striving to be the best, only to find out she wasn't really chasing her dreams. She was living the life she thought her mom always wanted, but couldn't have because she was "tied down" with kids and marriage. Lyle always believed the family life wasn't for him either. After spending time with Isabelle's family, he realizes he has his priorities all wrong. I loved the suspense, the journals, and revelations into Gracie's story. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
All_Things_Dark_And_Dirty More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Jennifer, I've read it as a standalone without reading any of the other books in the series, and to be honest I really felt I was missing out on a lot of the plot points, the family connections and history, etc., so while it can be read as a standalone I would advise reading the others in this series first - saying that when I did get into the story I did enjoy it!! Isabelle is a trauma surgeon working for Doctors Without Borders, and has gone back home to the family at Rocky Peak Lodge, which is in the process of being renovated, for Christmas. The person helping fund the renovation is none other that Lyle, a billionaire she met in Rome and had a bit of a thing with, who left an imprint on her in both good and bad ways. She's trying everything she can to stay out of his way!! Lyle has thought about Isabelle non-stop since Rome, and was more than willing to help funding the renovations when he found out it was her family. He's at the Lodge while there is a bit of a ruckus going on with his business, he is there out of the way while someone he thought of as his family challenges him for his CEO. Lyle and Isabelle come from completely different backgrounds, she brought up surrounded by a big family that are a little crazy - the antics in here and the Christmas traditions will have you laughing and leave a smile on your face! Lyle was brought up in foster homes, knows nothing about families or relationships, having just lived to work. But Isabelle brings something out in him he has never experienced before and wants more of it. I enjoyed their highly charged interactions, Lyle was adorable in his unique knack of putting his foot in it around Isabelle!! Good reading, pity I hadn't read any of the others first though!!
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
If you have been reading The Rockwell Legacy stories, The Renegade is the latest. This time, it is about Isabelle Rockwell, twin sister to Jake (we met him in previous books), a trauma surgeon working with Doctors Without Borders. She’s come home to Rocky Peak Lodge to help her family bring the lodge back to life. (No worries, it is a standalone story however it is much more enjoyable following the antics of this family.) I won’t get into detail about the story but it starts with a bang, at least for Isabelle, when a very rare occurrence one-night-stand shows up in the lodge at Thanksgiving. Just so happens that the billionaire helping the Rockwells hang onto their legacy is none other than Lyle Guero…yup, her one night stand. The re-meet/cute is fun, well, at least for Lyle, but these two are combustible. Both have backgrounds that shaped who they are today. At least Isabelle has a loving, make-you-crazy family while Lyle was an orphan who struggled in the early years of his life. As you can imagine, Isabelle’s family dynamic makes for a ton of laughs and they are the most loyal bunch you can imagine. Lyle is like the kid standing outside the candy store, looking in the window, wondering what he has missed all his life. There is intrigue and mystery but also some fun times and sexy-times, all within a great story. Lyle will touch your heart, as he did mine. Isabelle is a fireball and may have been the one sibling closest to her mother than the rest. Reading about both and what they are working thru made such a great read. I can’t wait to read more about these siblings and their new ‘significant others’.
_NormaJean More than 1 year ago
Isabelle Rockwell is a trauma surgeon who has devoted years to serving with Doctors Without Borders. During a layover in Rome she meets billionaire Lyle Guero and they spend an enjoyable snowbound night together thinking that they will never see each other again after they leave Rome. When Lyle discovers that Isabelle’s family’s business, Rocky Peak Lodge, is in financial trouble, he jumps at the chance to help by investing in the lodge. When Isabelle comes home for Christmas she finds an unexpected guest...Lyle Guero. He is keeping a low profile (at the advice of his Board of Directors) while his foster brother attempts a hostile takeover of the business that Lyle spent his whole adult life building. Isabelle has a recurring dream about her mother. She thinks that the dream means that her mother is trying to tell her something. She goes in search of her mother’s journals in the hope that they contain the answer to whatever it is that her mother wants her to know. This is Book 3 in The Rockwell Legacy Series. I highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance. Five Stars!
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
Each book in this series just keeps building on the awesomeness of it all!! I absolutely love Isabelle and Lyle as a couple but I just love them as people too!!! I find them to be complex but also really down to earth characters. Isabelle is caring and fun but she can be so sassy too. Lyle is so much more than his nickname of "Lyle the Pile" lol, he is quite charming and kind and not at all cold and calculating like people think because he is a billionaire. I really love their story and everything they go through from the funny to the sweet, and all the sexy steamy moments in between. It was a pleasure to watch them grow as a couple from that stolen night they met in Rome to that dangerous day in the woods. I also love that we get so much of the Rockwell family in this book just like the others and I felt like I was right there with them for their fun and fantastic Holiday traditions!! Can't wait for Grace's book up next!!