“You gonna sit down or what?” 
I sit down. Arguing with him would be futile. We sit there, side by side, staring off down the arrow-straight road, and for a moment I don’t hate him. He pulls a cell phone out of his pocket and taps something into it, and then he turns to face me, frowning slightly.
“You believe in vengeance?”
“You mean like revenge?” 
He shakes his head. “Revenge is a selfish act. Retaliation for something. Vengeance is a different thing altogether. It’s about obtaining justice, usually for someone who can’t claim it for themselves.” 
This is an odd line of questioning but I decide I’ll bite. Maybe I wouldn’t if he were being a jerk like he was a couple of hours ago, but that’s not what’s happening. He’s pensive, the live wire that apparently runs through him dulled for the moment. “I don’t know,” I say. “Probably, in that case.”
“What if I simplified the question? 
What if I say, do you believe in justice? 
“Then, yes, I do believe.”

My Review

Rebel (Dead Man's Ink, #1)Rebel by Callie Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

My Review

Rebel is the first of 3 in the Dead Man’s Ink series and can be read before, after or independently to the Blood & Roses series.

Since being introduced to Rebel and Sophie in Callie Harts’ previous series, Blood & Roses, I have been so excited to read about this couple and I wasn’t disappointed.

The book begins with Alexis (aka Sophie) witnessing a brutal murder and seeing things very far removed from her normal and predictable life. One minute she has a loving family and a nice boyfriend, the next she is sold. Her new owners are the Cartel, but somehow ends up being the property of Rebel, who is president of criminal motorcycle club, The Widow Makers.

Rebel wants Sophie to help him bring down the Cartel leaders that killed the man she witnessed dying but he won’t force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do. He has to convince her to trust him willingly and for the first time in his life he is thrilled to find a woman who he has met his match with.

A slow burning romance develops, Sophie is wondering if she is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome as she fights her attraction more and more as she discovers that Rebel is far from the person she thought he was when he first took her from the people who changed her life forever. Not only that but she is finding that with her name change comes a transformation within herself as a woman.

Sexual tension is high and when Rebel finally convinces Sophie to trust him, the result is explosive.

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I loved Sophie, she was not a weak person and she stood up for herself and was a feisty heroine that refused to go down without a fight.

Rebel was an enigma, he has so many layers to him and a history that deserves a book of its own. I loved how he was so honourable despite being a criminal and a killer.

A fantastic start to what will no doubt be a gripping series.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author
Callie has experienced many changes throughout her life, and gone through many ups and downs that have all worked towards shaping and molding her into the person she is today: fun loving, active, social, and hard working. The only thing that has remained a constant throughout her life is writing. Creating characters who will tear your conscience in two is a favorite pastime of Callie’s. There are few real saints and sinners in her books; more often, the denizens of her stories are all very human. Broken, flawed, and always with the potential for redemption.
Despite the subject matter being markedly hot and heavy in comparison to the stories she wrote in elementary school, there will always be an element of fairytale to her work.
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