The Rebel
Author: Kelsey Clayton
Genre: Romance
Published: June 18th, 2020
Pages: 334
My Rating: 

I don’t play by the rules. Never have, never will. The second our eyes met from across the club, I could feel a shift in the air—an overwhelming pull drawing me in. One mind-blowing night is all it was, or so I thought. Repeating my senior year may not have been the plan, But finding out my one-night stand is my new teacher— That’s something I never saw coming. His gaze bores into me with the same intensity. That body, those hands, I remember every touch. I should stay away, but I don’t want to. This time, all bets are off. I’ll let him think he’s in control, Until I bring him to his knees. Passion and fire, Forbidden and wrong. Like I said, I don’t play by the rules.
A girl falls for her English teacher.
Tessa has a one night stand with a super hot man. However, she walks into her high school English class one day to find her one night stand to be her new teacher. Both of them have a very hard time keeping a distance from each other. Their chemistry is unlike anything they have experienced before. This starts a forbidden relationship that is very hot and steamy. 

Tessa has a dark past and walls that need to come down. Asher helps bring down those walls. The mental health representation in this novel was beautifully done. There were parts in The Rebel that I could not put down. 

Asher's best friend Colby was by far my favorite character of the book. I did not even know this was a series until I went to the books Goodread's page. However, you can totally read this book as a standalone and it will still make sense. I guess the whole series is based on different characters within the series and their love stories. So, each one can be read individually. 

I love the author's writing style and vivid descriptions. The two characters have some of the hottest chemistry that I have read in awhile. I loved how this story panned out and ended. The only thing that did not stand right with me was cheating aspects. Everything was so good until cheating came into play. I do not want to spoil the story so I will not delve deeper into it but why did that have to be included in the plot? 

The book deals with some pretty heavy topics for being a romance novel... so trigger warning! I was not expecting that amount of drama. The Rebel is one emotional book. In the future, I will for sure be picking up more of Clayton's books. I always love a good feisty heroine.

Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog. She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories - she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey. Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

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