Rebel (Parvathy’s Review)


Title: Rebel (415 Ink #1)
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 29, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 238
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Blurb:A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

The hardest thing a rebel can do isn’t standing up for something—it’s standing up for himself.

Life takes delight in stabbing Gus Scott in the back when he least expects it. After Gus spends years running from his past, present, and the dismal future every social worker predicted for him, karma delivers the one thing Gus could never—would never—turn his back on: a son from a one-night stand he’d had after a devastating breakup a few years ago.

Returning to San Francisco and to 415 Ink, his family’s tattoo shop, gave him the perfect shelter to battle his personal demons and get himself together… until the firefighter who’d broken him walked back into Gus’s life.

For Rey Montenegro, tattoo artist Gus Scott was an elusive brass ring, a glittering prize he hadn’t the strength or flexibility to hold on to. Severing his relationship with the mercurial tattoo artist hurt, but Gus hadn’t wanted the kind of domestic life Rey craved, leaving Rey with an aching chasm in his soul.

When Gus’s life and world starts to unravel, Rey helps him pick up the pieces, and Gus wonders if that forever Rey wants is more than just a dream.


Rebel is an achingly beautiful, angsty, soul-touching, heart warming and emotional love story with characters who will captivate you with their depth and the amazing bond they share. The book is filled with bunch of characters who comes alive through the pages and make you feel the emotions they are feeling.

The book is no way easy to read. There will be times when your heart will be crushed and at times when you are swept away by their emotions. You will feel every emotion so beautifully captured in the pages. And you will fall in love with every single one of the characters too. Gus and Rey have to weather their own storms and deal with their demons in order to find their happily ever after. Their journey was worth reading and I simply fell in love with them. I loved every single character in this story and they captivated me and I’m intrigued to know more about them. I really cannot wait for the next book in the series.

Rebel is at times hard to read; there will be times when you might want to put down the book to take a breath, and there will be times when you will laugh, when you will fall in love and times when your heart will break; but the journey is oh so worth it..!! If you are a Rhys Ford fan and if you want to read a story that will take you on an achingly poignant and memorable journey this is your book. Highly Recommended.

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