The Rebound

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 n...

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Title:The Rebound
Author:Winter Renshaw
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The Rebound Reviews

  • Bindi Boo

    3 stars

    Pros: 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.

  • Diary Of Book Fiend

    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.

  • Justadele

    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.

  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)

    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.

    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.

  • Traci Parker

    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!!!

  • PointedlyBlunt

    *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

    , I couldn’t stand it.

    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.

    Use of the

    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.

    The timeline is confusing. She’s 16 in 2008, but present day she’s now 28. That doesn’t add up.

    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.

  • Rachel K

    Don't think this author is for me anymore. Not my idea of a romance.

  • Shari Kay

    Second chance...angst...miscommunication...10 year separation...H a widower with kids now...no grovel...did I mention angst?

  • Rejane

    Today was the day I only read reviews about books with assholes and “dick beggars” ( women who seem desperate for a penis).

    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.

    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).

    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.

    And the cherry on top: heroine is second best to a deceased wife.

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