The Rebound
The last time I saw Nevada Kane, I was seventeen and he was loading his things into the back of his truck, about to embark on a fourteen-hour drive to the only college that offered him a full ride to play basketball.I told him I’d wait for him. He promised to do the same.But life happened. I broke my promise long before he ever broke his. And not because I wanted to.We never saw each other again …Until ten years later when Nevada unexpectedly returned to our hometown after an abrupt retirement from his professional basketball career.Suddenly he was everywhere, always staring through me with that brooding gaze, never returning my smiles or “hellos.”Over the years, I’d heard that he’d changed. And that despite his multi-million dollar contracts and rampant success, life hadn’t been so kind to him.He was a widower.And a single father.And rumor had it, he’d spent his last ten years trying to forget me, refusing to so much as breathe my name … hating me.But just like a rebound, he’s back.And I have to believe everything happens for a reason.

The Rebound Details

TitleThe Rebound
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary

The Rebound Review

  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    January 1, 1970
    I love second chance romances, but I absolutely HATE when the cause for drama is misunderstandings and miscommunication – or in this case, no communication at all. (view spoiler)[All the hero had to do was listen to the heroine, but he was too pigheaded to even hear out the supposed love of his life. And of course, he had to treat her like shit when they reunited, and of course she let him, because why not? He never even really apologized for his cruelty, let alone for shutting her out for 10 ye I love second chance romances, but I absolutely HATE when the cause for drama is misunderstandings and miscommunication – or in this case, no communication at all. (view spoiler)[All the hero had to do was listen to the heroine, but he was too pigheaded to even hear out the supposed love of his life. And of course, he had to treat her like shit when they reunited, and of course she let him, because why not? He never even really apologized for his cruelty, let alone for shutting her out for 10 years. And the heroine didn't make the hero lift even a finger to win her back. They just got back together like a decade didn't happen. Ugh. (hide spoiler)]
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  • PointedlyBlunt
    January 1, 1970
    *Spoilers throughout*Nevada and Yardley meet in high school. They date for a couple of years and are madly in love with each other. Nothing in the world is more important than their love. But Nevada is a year ahead of Yardley, and when he gets offered a basketball scholarship to a school hundreds of miles away they promise to make things work. Until one day Nevada gets a text from a friend back home informing him that Yardley broke her promise and is cheating on him. Broken hearted, he refuses h *Spoilers throughout*Nevada and Yardley meet in high school. They date for a couple of years and are madly in love with each other. Nothing in the world is more important than their love. But Nevada is a year ahead of Yardley, and when he gets offered a basketball scholarship to a school hundreds of miles away they promise to make things work. Until one day Nevada gets a text from a friend back home informing him that Yardley broke her promise and is cheating on him. Broken hearted, he refuses her calls and denies her the chance to explain. Ten years later, he returns to his hometown, now a widower and single father to two little girls. And he absolutely, 100%, wants nothing to do with Yardley, the one that broke his heart.I hated this book. There, I said it. And I hate saying it because I am a fan of Renshaw’s, but this plot was such a clusterfuck, I couldn’t stand it.First issue: The main conflict of this book is instigated by a MC’s unwillingness to communicate resulting in a massive misunderstanding, and I loathe plots that use that device. I see it as a cop-out; an easy way to create drama without having to really provide a reason or purpose. And in this case, I just don’t get it. He gets a text from some acquaintance, takes that guy’s word as truth, and never speaks to the love of his life about it? His justification is that if he did listen to her, he would forgive her and look like a fool for taking her back. BUT HE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF THAT IT EVEN HAPPENED! JUST ONE GUY’S WORD! It’s ludicrous. And then all Yardley does is send a letter? And he sends it back? If I was desperately in love with a man that hated me due to a misunderstanding, I don’t care how far away he lives, I’d be on his doorstep ASAP demanding he have the decency to at least listen to me. Second: Use of the “man moves on and woman pines for him and remains celibate” trope. Not long after breaking up with Yardley he meets another woman, falls in love, marries her and has two beautiful children. Yes, he loses his wife, but at least he experienced her love. All the while Yardley marries a friend for altruistic reasons, never consummates the marriage, and never sleeps with another man in the ten years she’s apart from Nevada. Third: The timeline is confusing. She’s 16 in 2008, but present day she’s now 28. That doesn’t add up.Fourth: There was no reason for Yardley to have to marry Griffin. He was 18, legally an adult. If he didn’t want his parents making life-or-death decisions for him, all he had to do was get a living will outlining his requests and give Yardley POA. No marriage needed. He could’ve googled it and found that out.The story’s foundation is too unstable, the characters are irrational, and the ending sprints from the final confrontation to HEA. And it’s exhausting.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Rejane
    January 1, 1970
    Today was the day I only read reviews about books with assholes and “dick beggars” ( women who seem desperate for a penis). https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...And for what I could understand, this author’s characters lack on something crucial for basic skills to live in society: a brain. They are some dumb people for sure. Gladly many readers can catch up with these little things and warn us. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...And the cherry on top: heroine is second best to a deceased Today was the day I only read reviews about books with assholes and “dick beggars” ( women who seem desperate for a penis). https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...And for what I could understand, this author’s characters lack on something crucial for basic skills to live in society: a brain. They are some dumb people for sure. Gladly many readers can catch up with these little things and warn us. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...And the cherry on top: heroine is second best to a deceased wife. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    January 1, 1970
    I have read other books by this author and loved them. But this wasn't the case. I HATED the hero. He was a prick. He had ZERO redeeming qualities, and I just wanted to murder him the entire time. The lead chick was nothing GRAND either. While they spent 10 years apart, he moved on, had a beautiful wife and two lovely kids, and his NBA career. She had nothing, she didn't even date, or look at another penis in 10 year. THE ONLY reason he move back is because his wife dies, after she gives birth t I have read other books by this author and loved them. But this wasn't the case. I HATED the hero. He was a prick. He had ZERO redeeming qualities, and I just wanted to murder him the entire time. The lead chick was nothing GRAND either. While they spent 10 years apart, he moved on, had a beautiful wife and two lovely kids, and his NBA career. She had nothing, she didn't even date, or look at another penis in 10 year. THE ONLY reason he move back is because his wife dies, after she gives birth to their second kid. He does not move back for Yardley. He is an ass and ignores her, and she does all the chasing which makes her look weak and pathetic and just freaking crazy. He doesn't want to know what happened 10 years ago, he doesn't want her, it is so obvious. He had a great life with his now deceased wife. Well finally Yardley tells him what happened ten years ago, and then he is like oh okay. But if I had never met my now dead wife I wouldn't have my girls, so okay. two years later, they have twins, and they all live happily ever after. I'm sorry, but I would not want to be treated that way. She was like a doormat, and she just kept coming back for more. That was not okay. At all. I was super excited to read this book. I saw these reviews and I was like yay! But no, this was not a love story. I get that every reader is different but this did not give me the warm fuzzies at all, in fact it made me want to throw my kindle. The only way I got through it was by venting my frustration to a fellow book friend. So no, this book was not for me. I liked their names though. Super unique.
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  • Shari Kay
    January 1, 1970
    Second chance...angst...miscommunication...10 year separation...H a widower with kids now...no grovel...did I mention angst?https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
  • April Symes
    January 1, 1970
    Winter Renshaw has written a beautiful yet at times heartbreaking story about young love ,broken promises.. of huge life changing decisions and lives that fell apart. This is such a tale and make sure to get the tissues at the ready.This book starts off in the past and we get a glimpse at young love Yardley Devereaux & Nevada Kane . This is them 10 years ago when life was good for them and they were madly in love. This is when she had found her happy ever after with Nevada Kane but circumsta Winter Renshaw has written a beautiful yet at times heartbreaking story about young love ,broken promises.. of huge life changing decisions and lives that fell apart. This is such a tale and make sure to get the tissues at the ready.This book starts off in the past and we get a glimpse at young love Yardley Devereaux & Nevada Kane . This is them 10 years ago when life was good for them and they were madly in love. This is when she had found her happy ever after with Nevada Kane but circumstances suddenly changed and she broke her promise to him and now because of this, he will never forgive her.Fast forward to the present 10 years later, Nevada Kane has returned to the scene of the crime so to speak- the town where he left his true love and ended everything with her 10 years before. He didn’t want to come home but with his wife’s sudden death and having two children to raise, its time he came home to be near his mother. But Nevada as well as the readers know he could run into Yardley at any time… Yardley has pined for her true love, her lost love for 10 long years. She would do anything for a 2nd chance with Nevada but will he ever let her explain what truly happened or is Nevada still blinded by the past to let her explain ? You can truly feel the pain she is in as she attempts over and over to explain , and how much pain she is in and has been in over a choice she made. I felt Nevada was a jerk at times but I get why he was. This was such an emotionally touching story, one that showed such range by Winter on human emotions , of true love and of jealously. Of what human emotions can push us into doing. There are many twists in this story that take Nevada and Yardley’s love thru a journey. Will they finally get their HEA? This is one story that you must read, that you do not want to miss!!!!My Rating: 4.8 stars ***** “I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."
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  • Traci Parker
    January 1, 1970
    I was excited for this book. And then....I was disappointed in this book. And then I was just plain pissy with this book. For all the things wrong with the book, I did start out enjoying. I have read so many books where the misunderstanding would have never happened if they communicated, but this one was even beyond that. There were just so many things wrong it for me to seriously question all these 5 stars. :( Spoilers within: How in the ever living hell are you going to allow the love of your I was excited for this book. And then....I was disappointed in this book. And then I was just plain pissy with this book. For all the things wrong with the book, I did start out enjoying. I have read so many books where the misunderstanding would have never happened if they communicated, but this one was even beyond that. There were just so many things wrong it for me to seriously question all these 5 stars. :( Spoilers within: How in the ever living hell are you going to allow the love of your life to believe you have cheated on him? How do sit idle while he ignores you? She lived in the same town as his mother and siblings - if he didn't answer her call, go to them! Why not explain in the letter instead of saying you can't explain it in a letter? And then she watches him live his life on national television, get married and have children? Who does that? Who would ever let that happen? Now the whole mess to begin with - the boy knew she was in love with her boyfriend and he still went after her, even kissing her. Why would she remain friends with him when it is quite obvious that he has an agenda? Why put yourself in the predicament for something else to happen when your boyfriend is miles away and trusting you? And for parents that were always there for her and a part of her life...why did they allow a marriage at 18 to a boy that is not her boyfriend and the boy she loves? Why would they ever allow Yardley to marry Griff? There was a very simple solution to Griffin's problem - GO FILE A LIVING WILL WITH A LAWYER!!!!!!! You don't get married so the 18 year old has someone has more say to his life than his parents. You don't allow your boyfriend to think the worst and move on without ever explaining anything!!!
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to love this book but it just really didn't do it for me. I love the beginning but when we got into why they separated years ago it just kind of lost me. I felt like Yardley was altruistic in her reasons for doing what she did but that just didn't work for me. I felt like it was a stupid reason and there were other things that could have been done to take care of that. Also I kind of hated that she was alone all that time. I mean move on. I kinda of felt Nevada because I can hold a grud I wanted to love this book but it just really didn't do it for me. I love the beginning but when we got into why they separated years ago it just kind of lost me. I felt like Yardley was altruistic in her reasons for doing what she did but that just didn't work for me. I felt like it was a stupid reason and there were other things that could have been done to take care of that. Also I kind of hated that she was alone all that time. I mean move on. I kinda of felt Nevada because I can hold a grudge but he should have let her speak her peace way before he did. While I liked parts of this book, I didn't love it but I think its just an it's not you it me situation.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Don't think this author is for me anymore. Not my idea of a romance.
  • Justadele
    January 1, 1970
    How many times can Yardley apologise & Nevada continue to treat her like shit, I mean come on girl have some self respect! Annoying & drawn out.I think this is probably the worse "second chance" romance I've ever read.
  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡
    January 1, 1970
    How much hurt could have been avoided by something as simple as “talking”. If there ever was any proof needed for that it is the story of Yardley and Nevada in The Reboundby Winter Renshaw. I love this authors storytelling and writing. But I have to admit the inability of these characters to talk when it was necessary annoyed me. But on the other hand I would not have had the chance to meet them if there was no story to tell. It is a story of friendship, love, decisions made out of love and frie How much hurt could have been avoided by something as simple as “talking”. If there ever was any proof needed for that it is the story of Yardley and Nevada in The Reboundby Winter Renshaw. I love this authors storytelling and writing. But I have to admit the inability of these characters to talk when it was necessary annoyed me. But on the other hand I would not have had the chance to meet them if there was no story to tell. It is a story of friendship, love, decisions made out of love and friendship as well as the second chance to right the wrong. The leads were perfect for each other and their journey back to where they should have been all along was wonderful. But please fellow readers if we all learn something from this it should be “TALK” not “ASSUME”…. I am sorry that I can not tell you more because anything further than the blurb would spoil the journey. I loved something else the author did. She opened the decision to the reader how much he wanted to know and when. You see these kind of stories have “titanic” character; you know that ship will be sinking so why should you read the story fully knowing it is going to end bad. Stories that have “now-and-then” character all have this issue and therefore readers (like me) sometimes have difficulties in reading the “Train-wreck-waiting-to-happen” – I loved how the author treated this issue and I honestly would love to have it handled that way in all the stories that deal with “Now-and-Then”In total it was another great story from this author that I can fully recommend. ═══ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE / LIKE / FOLLOW US ════Blog : https://www.jerisbookattic.comFB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAtticTwitter : https://twitter.com/JeriTRyanGoodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2...Bloglovin : https://www.bloglovin.com/@jerisbooka...
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  • Tricia
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThe Rebound is split into two halves, each dealing with the past and then the present in the lives of these characters. I enjoyed reading about the bond between Yardley and Nevada in the first part, their love for each other was sweet and heartwarming, seemingly perfect and unbreakable. I loved this couple, their relationship was honest and beautifully described.The second half of the story is set in the present and follows the fallout of decisions made ten years ago. Although extremely 3.5 starsThe Rebound is split into two halves, each dealing with the past and then the present in the lives of these characters. I enjoyed reading about the bond between Yardley and Nevada in the first part, their love for each other was sweet and heartwarming, seemingly perfect and unbreakable. I loved this couple, their relationship was honest and beautifully described.The second half of the story is set in the present and follows the fallout of decisions made ten years ago. Although extremely well written, I became increasingly frustrated with the attitude of these characters and just wanted to shake both of them to get them to see sense. Life and its struggles have taken its tole on the pair of them and this is reflected in their actions. The angst and drama was perfect for the story but the lack of communication and Nevada's stubbornness irritated me and from a purely personal point of view, I found the second half quite difficult to read. I cannot fault Ms Renshaw's writing and certainly look forward to reading more from this talented author. However, sadly, I feel this book was just not for me.
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  • Tiffany Readz
    January 1, 1970
    Whiplash!Good grief, talk about angst. Winter Renshaw is cruel to her readers with the story of Nevada and Yardley. You can't tell if these characters are coming or going throughout most of the book, but I loved it anyway. The blurb pretty much says it all, except for the millions of feelings that are passing between these two. It's a given that Nevada is heartbroken and confused after losing his wife and heading back to his home town with his little girls. The same home town that the love of hi Whiplash!Good grief, talk about angst. Winter Renshaw is cruel to her readers with the story of Nevada and Yardley. You can't tell if these characters are coming or going throughout most of the book, but I loved it anyway. The blurb pretty much says it all, except for the millions of feelings that are passing between these two. It's a given that Nevada is heartbroken and confused after losing his wife and heading back to his home town with his little girls. The same home town that the love of his young life still lives in. Yardley tried to explain ten years ago, he didn't want to listen then and he doesn't want to listen now. Nevada is stubborn. More stubborn than Yardley remembers, however when she finally sees him in person again, he's everything she's always wanted and more now that he's all grown up.The book is well written and I enjoyed the back and forth between this couple as they tried to get to the place they were ten years ago. Nevada was annoying at times, but I gave him a pass by the end. The Rebound reads as a stand alone with two epilogues to wrap things up.Reviewed for Renee Entress's Blog.
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  • Stacey Timmons
    January 1, 1970
    Well, what a story! I loved this book. It has everything! Love, friendship, second chances, misunderstandings, heartache. Oh, and also, Winter's quirky names, which I absolutely adore!!Yardley Deveraux and Nevada Kane!Yardley has just moved to a small town, where she knows no one at all. She feels like she has 2 heads being the new girl and everyone staring but the handsome Nevada Kane doesn't care. He thinks she's beautiful and will do everything he can to prove he wants to get to know her, and Well, what a story! I loved this book. It has everything! Love, friendship, second chances, misunderstandings, heartache. Oh, and also, Winter's quirky names, which I absolutely adore!!Yardley Deveraux and Nevada Kane!Yardley has just moved to a small town, where she knows no one at all. She feels like she has 2 heads being the new girl and everyone staring but the handsome Nevada Kane doesn't care. He thinks she's beautiful and will do everything he can to prove he wants to get to know her, and it's not some kind of joke. When she finally realises it not, they become inseparable! Their love is pure and brilliant and everlasting. Nevada is the star of the basketball team and has the chance at going to college and getting everything he wants. But he also wants Yardley and he plans to have both. He wants to give her everything. They make promises and plans for their future together before Nevada goes off to college. They plan out their life but nothing turns out the way the both planned. Yardley does something to break a promise she made but it's nothing like you think.Fast forward 10 years and Nevada is back in his home town, with his daughters in tow and he still hates Yardley. But Yardley is still holding out hope for a reunion with Nevada. But he's doesn't make it easy.I really enjoyed this book. I loved the little turns in this book and some were truly heartbreaking to read. Neither have had a good life these past 10 years but I think, that Yardley thinks, Nevada has had it a lot worse than she has. But to be honest, I think Yardley has had it the toughest and she still strong at the end of it. And she still loves Nevada with all her heart. I really don't like the way he treats her though, I wanted to slap him one and give her a little bit of a shake. But after everything, I was still rooting for these two. I wanted their love for each other to be strong again. The only thing I wanted was for Yardley to make him grovel a little bit after he found out the truth. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an ARC!
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  • Faith89
    January 1, 1970
    copy received for honest reviewthe first half of the book dealt with Yardley and Nevada's young love. We see how they meet and how they fell in love. Young love has many pit falls. I was very frustrated with Yardley in the beginning of the book. The entire situation with Griffin was mishandled. I will attribute that to her youth. Nevada's actions were equally frustrating and continued throughout the 2nd half of the book which dealt with the present times. Yardley gave up a lot when she made the copy received for honest reviewthe first half of the book dealt with Yardley and Nevada's young love. We see how they meet and how they fell in love. Young love has many pit falls. I was very frustrated with Yardley in the beginning of the book. The entire situation with Griffin was mishandled. I will attribute that to her youth. Nevada's actions were equally frustrating and continued throughout the 2nd half of the book which dealt with the present times. Yardley gave up a lot when she made the decisions that she made. Although she thought she was doing the right thing, she sacrificed a lot. I didn't like how she didn't move on. She was kind of stagnant. I understand why Nevada moved on. For him, it was completely over. He avoided his hometown and any mention of her for 10 years. There were a couple of times in the story when the present times did not back up the past. But for the most part the story flowed very well.
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  • *The Angry Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    Short and sweet with a hero and heroine who each made silly choices, an obvious twist and a bit of a rushed ending. Nevada and Yardley are high school soulmates. Nevada leaves for college - and Yardley leaves him for another man...sort of. 10 years later he’s back in town and bitter and mean. Bc of guilt she throws herself at him - and it’s a little painful. (Also - this bothered me the entire book - but an nba center is like a literal actual giant.)
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  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    January 1, 1970
    **My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**This book starts off in the past like a New Adult book that halfway through goes to the present day and to and Adult bookIn the past we get how close Nevada and Yardley were, how they met, their promises to each other and how things fell apart.In the present we get two people who in some senses have moved on but who are also stuck in the past and are unable to get over their hurt and love for each other. Its a stor **My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**This book starts off in the past like a New Adult book that halfway through goes to the present day and to and Adult bookIn the past we get how close Nevada and Yardley were, how they met, their promises to each other and how things fell apart.In the present we get two people who in some senses have moved on but who are also stuck in the past and are unable to get over their hurt and love for each other. Its a story of young love, misunderstandings and a second chance at true love.
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  • Myla
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this standalone, second-chance romance from one of my favorite writer, Winter Renshaw. Yardley Dove Devereaux, the new girl in town, caught the attention of Nevada Kane, a basketball star on the rise; he was mesmerized by her beauty. What started as friendship slowly developed into deeper one. As lovers they became inseparable. But an offer came to Nevada to play basketball to another state, Yardley knew this day will come, and she won’t hinder this opportunity for Nevada to I thoroughly enjoyed this standalone, second-chance romance from one of my favorite writer, Winter Renshaw. Yardley Dove Devereaux, the new girl in town, caught the attention of Nevada Kane, a basketball star on the rise; he was mesmerized by her beauty. What started as friendship slowly developed into deeper one. As lovers they became inseparable. But an offer came to Nevada to play basketball to another state, Yardley knew this day will come, and she won’t hinder this opportunity for Nevada to be a famous athlete. Promises made to each other until Yardley broke it. Yardley wanted to explain her side, but Nevada won’t hear any of it. It took ten years for their path to cross again when Nevada went back to town with two small daughters in tow. As much as possible both, Yardley and Nevada, try to ignore each other. But it’s obvious they still have some lingering feelings for each other. Will they be able to forgive and forget what happened years ago and move on?This book is like a roller coaster ride of emotion for me, one moment I’d like to shake Yardley for what she’s did (breaking her promise to Nevada) and then when I knew the reason behind it, I’m on her side. Winter definitely wrote another heartfelt story of love, lost and found. Her written words just flow eloquently and characters are well defined. The plot of the story will entice you to never stop reading until the last page. It was a great read for me. Highly recommended!*** ARC provided by the author for my honest review.
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  • Debbie Choe
    January 1, 1970
    This sweet second chance romance is a story about Yardley and Nevada. They meet in high school and fall deeply in love. Nevada heads for college but the two make a promise that nothing will change, they will be just as dedicated to eachother. After a major misunderstanding, Yardley and Nevada break up. Ten years pass and although Nevada has moved on by marrying someone else and starting a family, he is still very much in love with Yardley. Yardley has not moved on and stays in their hometown. Sh This sweet second chance romance is a story about Yardley and Nevada. They meet in high school and fall deeply in love. Nevada heads for college but the two make a promise that nothing will change, they will be just as dedicated to eachother. After a major misunderstanding, Yardley and Nevada break up. Ten years pass and although Nevada has moved on by marrying someone else and starting a family, he is still very much in love with Yardley. Yardley has not moved on and stays in their hometown. Shortly after Nevada's wife dies after the birth of their second child, Nevada make the difficult decision to move back home to where his family is (as well as Yardley).Their story continues from there. Page after page, I was rooting for Yardley. The misunderstanding between them was due to her caring soul, it was never because she didn't love Nevada enough. Nevada came across as stubborn and cold. If only he could've given her the chance to explain, it would've saved them both ten years of heartache. After many twists and turns, they give love another try. You will be rewarded with the sweetest HEA. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a short, sweet read!***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first Winter Renshaw book and I must say she took an interesting approach to this book. It starts off with the two characters breaking up, we don't know what caused the breakup only that Nevada is done with Yardley. Then the book goes to how they met in high school and shows them as a young couple until just after Nevada leaves for college. Then midway through the book, the author skips ahead ten years to show Nevada and Yardley both single but still not reconciled over the breakup. A This is my first Winter Renshaw book and I must say she took an interesting approach to this book. It starts off with the two characters breaking up, we don't know what caused the breakup only that Nevada is done with Yardley. Then the book goes to how they met in high school and shows them as a young couple until just after Nevada leaves for college. Then midway through the book, the author skips ahead ten years to show Nevada and Yardley both single but still not reconciled over the breakup. And we as readers don't know the real reason for the breakup. Turns out Nevada doesn't either because he has never let Yardley explain her actions!While I did enjoy the story, there were times when I just got so frustrated with Nevada. So much could have been avoided if he had ever allowed Yardley to explain. Ten years of pain! A different take on the second chance romance but a good one.
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  • Janice Somers
    January 1, 1970
    I did enjoy reading this and with it brought back my high school memories and life changes. There is a HEA, no cheating and dirty sex.This is a story that when you read it it makes you feel like high school, with your first love. Then one goes off to college and you promise you will wait for them to return. But life happens circumstances are different and a one time favor is asked. A life ends and your life changes. Then years later your love returns and...
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  • Kayla Mason
    January 1, 1970
    2.5I usually love second chance romances. Sadly this didn’t work for me.
  • GTR33GURL
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely This was a quick second chance love I enjoyed the passion Nevada and Yardley were so made for each other it took awhile to get there 10 years lol but got there in the end great epilogue too
  • Nycee75
    January 1, 1970
    This book was...so very much. I was all over the place with my emotions while reading this book. I didn't really know what to expect before reading this one, but once I started I just couldn't put it down. I think I had every emotion known to man while reading it. This is the story of Yardley and Nevada. Yardley and Nevada meet in high school and quickly become inseparable. She is the new kid in town, and Nevada is the basketball star. Their relationship is intense, and they are in love. Nevada This book was...so very much. I was all over the place with my emotions while reading this book. I didn't really know what to expect before reading this one, but once I started I just couldn't put it down. I think I had every emotion known to man while reading it. This is the story of Yardley and Nevada. Yardley and Nevada meet in high school and quickly become inseparable. She is the new kid in town, and Nevada is the basketball star. Their relationship is intense, and they are in love. Nevada is a year ahead of Yardley, and his only hope of going to college is on a scholarship. When he gets a full ride at a college halfway across the country, they both make a promise to each other. They promise to wait for each other. They promise to trust one another. They promise to be each other's forever. But sometimes, forever never comes. I have to tell you, my heart was aching for them with every word I read. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Winter just has a way with the written word. I can't tell you how many times I had to put the book aside for a second and catch my breath. I wanted to yell and cry for both of them, comfort and slap each of them. I had issues with both characters at some point while reading, but in the end I understood why each felt the way that they did. There was a point I wanted to hate Nevada for the way he treated Yardley. She felt like she had to do what she did, but he wouldn't hear her out. Never gave her a chance to explain. Yardley said something in the book that I was thinking, that maybe he just didn't love her like she loved him. She would have listened to him if it was him that broke their promise. She would have gave him every chance to explain what exactly happened and why. He never did, and it really upset me the way he treated her. I almost felt like she was letting him treat her like a doormat, because no matter what he did to her, no matter how awful he was to her, she kept trying to repair something that he so did not want to repair. I wanted to hate both of them by this time, but then Yardley said something that made so much sense. "The root of all pain is love". That is so true. That girl went through hell for him, because of him, undeservedly. She actually felt like she deserved his anger and hatred. I wanted to cry for her when she finally got a chance to explain herself. I wanted to hug her and comfort her. And I just wanted Nevada to grow the hell up and listen to his heart. I wanted him to put aside his ego and his pride and actually listen to her. I wanted to hate him so very much but I just couldn't. He had his own issues and his own hardships. I was so very glad that this book was told from alternating POVs, otherwise I don't think there would have been anyway that I could have connected with Nevada. I had to see what was going on inside his head, how he justified his anger and hatred. How he saw things and what he was going through. I won't say that I agree, but I understand. I get that he was really just a kid when she broke his heart, but I also understand that he truly, deeply loved her on another level, and he truly believed that she discarded that love without a care in the world. In the end, I loved that they got their forever, that everything they each went through (both together and separately) was, in a way, necessary in order for them to get where they were today.Off the chart angst, off the chart feels!! Great book, pick it up!!
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  • Felicia Eddy
    January 1, 1970
    I happen to love second chance romance - its my absolute favorite. So when I knew one of my favorite writers Winter Renshaw was writing her next romance as a second chance I was more than excited. I am even more excited that she didn't disappoint in the least. The chemistry between Nevada and Yardley was there from the start - even in high school. Yardley had just moved to the small town of Lambs Grove from California and Nevada the high school basketball star liked her from the start. They were I happen to love second chance romance - its my absolute favorite. So when I knew one of my favorite writers Winter Renshaw was writing her next romance as a second chance I was more than excited. I am even more excited that she didn't disappoint in the least. The chemistry between Nevada and Yardley was there from the start - even in high school. Yardley had just moved to the small town of Lambs Grove from California and Nevada the high school basketball star liked her from the start. They were inseparable until he leaves for college. Promises were made between the two until they were broken by Yardley. Now 10 years back Nevada and his 2 small daughters are back in Lambs Grove and he has never forgiven Yardley for breaking his heart all those years ago. Now forced to be in the same small town can they learn to co-exist? More importantly, can Nevada learn to forgive before it consumes him?The Rebound is a tale of 2 stories - the first half is about Yardley and Nevada's young love and the commitment they have at such a young age. The second half takes place 10 years later where all the anger and hate Nevada feels (for so many reasons, not just Yardley) comes into play. The fine line between love and hate is evident in this love story and Ms. Renshaw does a great job walking that fine line. As the reader, we feel both sides of the story especially after you find out the real reason Yardley breaks Nevada's heart and the heartache Nevada and his children go through. I also loved the secondary characters - especially Yardley's younger sister. They all add to the story and in some cases voice what I was thinking as I was reading. Ms Renshaw gives us an epic second chance romance - one that I wont forget for a long time.
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  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsI really wavered on how to rate and review this book. I love the second chance trope, and I've always liked this author's writing so I was excited for this book, but in the end, compared to her other books (that I've read), this one trends down for my tastes. However, I fully expect many, many people to love this book. In fact, because I was conflicted I explained the entire book, in detail, to my boyfriend (he was thrilled lol) and his response was that he saw absolutely nothing wrong 3.5 StarsI really wavered on how to rate and review this book. I love the second chance trope, and I've always liked this author's writing so I was excited for this book, but in the end, compared to her other books (that I've read), this one trends down for my tastes. However, I fully expect many, many people to love this book. In fact, because I was conflicted I explained the entire book, in detail, to my boyfriend (he was thrilled lol) and his response was that he saw absolutely nothing wrong with the things I didn't like and he thought it was "just me". I'll state what I didn't like below, so, SPOILER WARNING.First of all, the writing itself is good, and the style the author chose for this book - separated by past and present parts, with quick, short chapters, created a bit of excitement in what might have otherwise been a very formulaic romance. My personal dislikes included the mechanism of their break-up, which seemed pretty easy/weak and overly dramatic to me, even with it later explained that he holds grudges and she was respecting his wishes. Also, I didn't like that he moved on fairly quickly to a wife and children while she pined away and re-virginized herself with a broken heart for a decade, then immediately was ready to throw herself on the altar of being with him, repeatedly, despite his ongoing rejection. I do think the reasons for all of these things are explained either outright or extrapolated from other things mentioned, and they do make sense to me intellectually, I just didn't personally like them, regardless of if I thought the reasons justified it or not.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Rebecca Austin
    January 1, 1970
    Yardley Devereaux thought she had found her happy ever after with Nevada Kane 10 years ago but circumstances changed and she broke her promise to him and now he will never forgive her.Nevada Kane had no desire to return to his home town after becoming a professional basketball player but when his wife dies he knows he needs to take care of his daughters with the help of his mom. But then he knows that there is a chance he could run into her. Yardley would do anything for a second chance with Nev Yardley Devereaux thought she had found her happy ever after with Nevada Kane 10 years ago but circumstances changed and she broke her promise to him and now he will never forgive her.Nevada Kane had no desire to return to his home town after becoming a professional basketball player but when his wife dies he knows he needs to take care of his daughters with the help of his mom. But then he knows that there is a chance he could run into her. Yardley would do anything for a second chance with Nevada but will he ever let her explain what happened in the past? When Yardley tries to help Nevada out with his girls will he let her back in?This was a great book on second chances, heartbreaks and the truth behind it all. Right from the beginning I liked Yardley and I was so curious on how she broke her promise to Nevada yet it was clear how in love she was with him so I didn't think she could have possibly cheated on him. Yardley tried explaining everything to Nevada but he would never hear her out which frustrated me so much!! My heart broke when I learned the truth and I completely understood why she did it.It was obvious Nevada was hurting but I was so mad at him for being so stubborn and never giving Yardley a chance. He still loved her but did not want to get hurt again or lose someone again, like he had with his wife.All of the hurt could have been so easily avoided but at the same time Nevada would not have his girls and that makes you think twice. I loved the healing in the book and how all of them eventually came together to realize what was most important.
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  • Caroline F
    January 1, 1970
    "Lambs Grove reminds him too much of me. What we had. And what we lost."Yardley Devereaux hasn't seen Nevada Kane for ten years. She broke his heart but she's the one who has never been able to move on. She knows that he stayed away from their hometown because of her. When she finds out that he's moving back, she hopes that he'll finally let her explain exactly what happened all those years ago, and possibly give her another chance. Unfortunately, she realises that all the rumours are true - he "Lambs Grove reminds him too much of me. What we had. And what we lost."Yardley Devereaux hasn't seen Nevada Kane for ten years. She broke his heart but she's the one who has never been able to move on. She knows that he stayed away from their hometown because of her. When she finds out that he's moving back, she hopes that he'll finally let her explain exactly what happened all those years ago, and possibly give her another chance. Unfortunately, she realises that all the rumours are true - he hates her."As much as I hate this girl for what she did to me, a part of her still belongs to me in a way I can't deny."Nevada has moved back to Lambs Grove out of necessity. He wants nothing to do with the woman who destroyed his love and his heart. However, circumstances find her in his orbit and he finds out that old feelings really do die hard, especially when he's assaulted by memories of their past relationship.Overall, this was a great, sexy, second chance romance. I felt that it could possibly have been longer. The story moved along quite quickly, and I thought it could have been a bit more drawn out and meatier.Yardley is a great character. She's strong, capable, and determined. She's a really good person with a massive heart. Nevada is cold and moody, but a big softie when it comes to his children. He's tried to live a good, fulfilling life with his late wife and children, but he never really got over his first love.I felt the loss of the years they had apart, but no matter how much Nevada fought it, there was no denying that they belonged together.
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  • Le Ann Foster
    January 1, 1970
    **Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions**I gave this book 4 stars!This is a new to me author and I took a chance on it. From the synopsis is sounding like something that might be worth the read and it was a really good book. I love how the author at 70% of the book gives us the story of how Nevada and Yardley fall in love in High school. She gives us the option of reading it before or after we read the story of them now. I read it after I had read the story of them now and I say I like it bett **Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions**I gave this book 4 stars!This is a new to me author and I took a chance on it. From the synopsis is sounding like something that might be worth the read and it was a really good book. I love how the author at 70% of the book gives us the story of how Nevada and Yardley fall in love in High school. She gives us the option of reading it before or after we read the story of them now. I read it after I had read the story of them now and I say I like it better. It gave me a sense of knowing how things worked out for them. I love me a NA book every now and then and this book didn't disappoint, even though I did get frustrated at Nevada for not letting Yardley tell her side of things.Nevada and Yardley were high school sweethearts they made promises to each other until Yardley broke that promise. Nevada wouldn't let her explain. 10 years he hasn't came home, so now with him retiring from the NBA after the sudden death of his wife he knows he will have to face Yardley at some point.Yardley hasn't never gotten over Nevada and 10 years later it still hurts that he wouldn't let her explain what happen. When they run into each other she is bound and determine to be adult about things. When Nevada wont speak to her, she decides it time to move on. When life happens and these two are put to the test, can the past help shape their future?
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  • 💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily received an ARC copy of this story for my honest review.They were high school sweethearts , Yardley and Nevada had a sweet teenage love they were always together and it seemed that nothing could break their bond. Nevada got a one in a lifetime opportunity. Being a basketball star he got a scholarship and promised he would be back.Yardley did something that Nevada could not forgive. He didn't let her explain and their relationship ended. Now it's ten years later and Nevada is back i I voluntarily received an ARC copy of this story for my honest review.They were high school sweethearts , Yardley and Nevada had a sweet teenage love they were always together and it seemed that nothing could break their bond. Nevada got a one in a lifetime opportunity. Being a basketball star he got a scholarship and promised he would be back.Yardley did something that Nevada could not forgive. He didn't let her explain and their relationship ended. Now it's ten years later and Nevada is back in town. Nevada is even more hurt he lost his wife whom he didn't love like he was supposed to he has two beaut daughters and he has regrets that he couldn't love the mother of his kids like he should have.I really felt for Nevada he has gone through so much in the past ten years all because of a betrayal from the one woman he loved with all of his heart.These two really need to communicate but they don't it could have possibly saved them both the heartache. They continually fight and Nevada still doesn't want to really hear Yardley out even though he supposedly moved on. I wanted to kick them both at some points. They both in a way could have handled the situation better. I understand they were younger back then teenagers, but they are now grown adults.All in all I liked this story. I love second chance romances and this was a good one even though it was a bit heartbreaking. The ending was well worth it.Xoxo,Meme Chanel Book Corner
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