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, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary

The Rebound Review

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bindi Boo
    January 1, 1970
    3 starsPros: Angst on point, LOVED the beginning as the chemistry was palpable. I also ADORE plots such as this.Cons: Irritating, door-mat like heroine that completely broke the hero's heart. Could not blame him for how he reacted. I also think the hero had already moved on(heaps and bounds, mind you!) and I did not buy the 'love' he thought he still had for the heroine. Overall, just a meh read for me.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • нυgѕαи∂¢σσкιєѕ
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t know why I picked this book as I was browsing through Amazon but I was curious about it and asking myself why haven’t I read a book by this author unbeknownst to me I have, but after reading the blurb, I was intrigued. I’m surprised that it’s good (ain’t gonna lie) so good that I’m rating it 41/2 STARS. Don’t ask me why it’s half and not a full five cause let me say I don’t like Nevada I just found him too ignorant in a sense that I felt for Yardley and I didn’t like how she gave in so e I don’t know why I picked this book as I was browsing through Amazon but I was curious about it and asking myself why haven’t I read a book by this author unbeknownst to me I have, but after reading the blurb, I was intrigued. I’m surprised that it’s good (ain’t gonna lie) so good that I’m rating it 41/2 STARS. Don’t ask me why it’s half and not a full five cause let me say I don’t like Nevada I just found him too ignorant in a sense that I felt for Yardley and I didn’t like how she gave in so easily to him. The storyline is amazing but I wished that the author hadn’t made Yardley a bit of a doormat (sorry) but it’s how I feel. This story is definitely a second chances at love and yet I was drawn more to Yardley’s character than Nevada’s. Winter Renshaw knows how to capture an alpha male that’s like a bear lol but I tried at times to feel emotional how Nevada’s character is, but it still didn’t make me like him lesser in the end.
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  • Rachel K
    January 1, 1970
    Don't think this author is for me anymore. Not my idea of a romance.
  • 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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  • Dilek VT
    January 1, 1970
    The hero is a single father - not my cuppa!
  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ I like
    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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  • 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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  • Shyralf
    January 1, 1970
    3 ⭐⭐⭐ Stars! 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars!
  • 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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  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Didn’t feel itI really wanted to like this story, the premise of it is actually pretty great but I wasn’t a fan of the execution. For two people who were supposed to be completely and utterly in love, they obviously didn’t outwardly show it. Hardly anyone around them seemed to know about how serious they were and when they ended nobody seemed to wonder why. Apparantly nobody in this town communicates with each other outside of single, vague texts without any follow up questions or explanations. Didn’t feel itI really wanted to like this story, the premise of it is actually pretty great but I wasn’t a fan of the execution. For two people who were supposed to be completely and utterly in love, they obviously didn’t outwardly show it. Hardly anyone around them seemed to know about how serious they were and when they ended nobody seemed to wonder why. Apparantly nobody in this town communicates with each other outside of single, vague texts without any follow up questions or explanations. Everything in this story came down to a lack of communication and a lack of respect for anyone, including themselves. It just didn’t work for me.
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  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    This was just OK. In my opinion the characters were not likable, especially the H he was just immature.
  • 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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  • My Pink Fairytales
    January 1, 1970
    I was really close of declaring this one a 5* and put it on my favorites shelve. It was really great, but heartbreaking. I'm grateful for the life lesson. I'm pissed for the 10 years waste. I loved their names, their characters and how strong the heroine was despite everything. I really think you should read this one. :)
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  • ~Dawn~TUG
    January 1, 1970
    That was a quick read. Started about 2 hours ago and poof done. Had some angst. Had some flaws but over all it held my attention so...add it to my challenge numbers yo!
  • CM
    January 1, 1970
    The hero is a bit of an a** that i almost put the book down about 25 times. For a 28 yr old, he acted immature. Heroine too “door-maty” for me. Too bad since I typically like Winter Renshaw’s books! This one just Meh
  • Krystin
    January 1, 1970
    I do like the author but- Edit turns out I dontDNF 28% Life's to short to keep reading a shitty story with completely unjustified, irrational drama. I'm not going to stick around for the big reveal of the misunderstanding that broke them up and the subsequent forgiveness from the heroine when the dudes an asshole and she (I'm guessing here) didn't really do anything wrong in the first place. She'll just feel like she derseved it and will take him back, no questions asked because even TEN YEARS L I do like the author but- Edit turns out I dontDNF 28% Life's to short to keep reading a shitty story with completely unjustified, irrational drama. I'm not going to stick around for the big reveal of the misunderstanding that broke them up and the subsequent forgiveness from the heroine when the dudes an asshole and she (I'm guessing here) didn't really do anything wrong in the first place. She'll just feel like she derseved it and will take him back, no questions asked because even TEN YEARS LATER she still loves him and only him, even though he clearly moved on enough to get married and have 2 daughters with a women he banged the night he heard a rumor.
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  • Anne OK
    January 1, 1970
    Not what I was expecting. A big disappointment. It had some redeeming qualities and could have been a really good story. Too much time spent on misunderstandings that could have been solved simply with a little C O N V E R S A T I O N! Those kinds of second chance romances drive me insane. It was relatively easily fixable -- and so unnecessary. Time spent on things that weren't even important and not enough time spent on the crux of the matter. And then a mad dash to the finale that was less tha Not what I was expecting. A big disappointment. It had some redeeming qualities and could have been a really good story. Too much time spent on misunderstandings that could have been solved simply with a little C O N V E R S A T I O N! Those kinds of second chance romances drive me insane. It was relatively easily fixable -- and so unnecessary. Time spent on things that weren't even important and not enough time spent on the crux of the matter. And then a mad dash to the finale that was less than thrilling.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    I simply don't like any plot which revolves around completely resolvable miscommunications. There wasn't anything here to work with and I just felt irritated by the characters. This was just a silly pretext for a breakup turned into a ridiculously easy reconciliation after ten years apart.
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  • Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
    January 1, 1970
    ➳ Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars“I’m still getting to know you and already I’m crazy about you,” she says. “I think about you all the time. When I close my eyes, I picture you. When I’m lying in bed, I’m thinking about you and wondering what you’re doing right then. When I wake up in the morning, I get these butterflies in my stomach just thinking about seeing you in the halls at school. (...) “I’m in this, Nev. You’ve got me. And there’s nothing in this whole entire world that could ever change that.”Oh, ➳ Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars“I’m still getting to know you and already I’m crazy about you,” she says. “I think about you all the time. When I close my eyes, I picture you. When I’m lying in bed, I’m thinking about you and wondering what you’re doing right then. When I wake up in the morning, I get these butterflies in my stomach just thinking about seeing you in the halls at school. (...) “I’m in this, Nev. You’ve got me. And there’s nothing in this whole entire world that could ever change that.”Oh, this one had angst man. I loved it. Know what else I really love? When second chances give us all the story through past and present chapters and not just through memories. I love getting the whole story and having all the insight to their relationship. This one is definitely one that needed that and I enjoyed it immensely.I’m lucky that he loved me first, but it’s unrealistic to believe he’ll be the one to love me last.These two has such an abrupt ending and it hurt them both so much. It was really hard ti see them struggling to move on from the past. It really was hard to read sometimes and Nevada was a real dick at first but I get it. He went through so much, not just because of what happened with Yardley but also with loosing his wife. And to just think that a lot could have been avoided if he had just listened to Yardley's explanation, oh man it hurts. I mean, he still would have been hurt no matter what but she did a good thing even if she ended up breaking both their hearts. This town is haunted by a past I’d do anything to disremember. I’m not sure if she’s still here or if she’s long gone—I’ve kept myself intentionally out of the loop all these years—but none of it matters because I still feel her here and it’s all the same. Whether she’s around or not, the ghost of what we once had still lingers.Their past was truly heartbreaking and that just made them finding their way back to each other all the more special. I really enjoyed this book, It was short but super heartfelt. Give it a read sometime.➳ Order at: Amazon UK ⁕ Amazon US ➳ Follow me on: Blog ⁕ Instagram ⁕ Facebook ⁕ Twitter
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  • Alaina Meserole
    January 1, 1970
    The Rebound is a dual POV from Yardley and Nevada. Yes, two very unlikely names but two people you will definitely fall in love with.Now this book is definitely about second chances at love because Yardley and Nevada had the best relationship until one little misunderstanding happens that wrecked their lives.This book also does a great job at juggling the past and the present because so much has happened in their lives that you would have to have both parts to realize where things went wrong and The Rebound is a dual POV from Yardley and Nevada. Yes, two very unlikely names but two people you will definitely fall in love with.Now this book is definitely about second chances at love because Yardley and Nevada had the best relationship until one little misunderstanding happens that wrecked their lives.This book also does a great job at juggling the past and the present because so much has happened in their lives that you would have to have both parts to realize where things went wrong and how everything could have simply been different in their lives if they just would've talked to one another.Nevada and Yardley were high school sweethearts. They were so in love with each other and they still are. Everything changed with Nevada went off to college and Yardley was still in the same town where they met. She tells him she broke a promise and that she's willing to explain everything - however, Nev never lets her have the chance.Then you fast forward to ten years later and you just scream at your book because you want them to talk to one another! Everything's different between them yet they still show their true feelings. I felt bad because they were both hurt, I cried when the truth came out eventually, and I was so freaking happy with the ending that my face hurts from smiling so damn much.I loved everything about their story. I still think that if he let her explain everything instead of taking someone else's word (over hers) then this whole misunderstanding wouldn't have happened. Everything would have been fine between them. However, that's not the case and I still ended up loving the book. I can't wait to read another book written by Winter.
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