Series: Rebels at Sterling Prep #2
My Rating: ♥♥♥
ARC KINDLY PROVIDED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
So, we basically pick up where we left off with book one. As I said in the review of that book, Ace is set for revenge, but the plan blows up in his face. When Remi wakes up in hospital, Ace can’t bring himself to face his uncle so hides out while sneaking in to check on Remi.
Ace finally concedes that what he feels for Remi is a lot like love. He wants his girl back, but he knows he fucked up royally…so first step is to get back in her good books.
Listen I’m not one to judge but what Ace did was really fucked up. And of course Remi swears up and down how she’s done with him blah blah blah. But as soon as she gets home, and he touches her, all that shit goes out the window
After a stunt like that I expected some serious grovelling. I get it. she loves him blah blah blah but fuck me. He did not even try very hard and she was begging him to hump her
I mean she showed more resistance with the Ace and Michaela misunderstanding. I would have thought the video was a much bigger crime…but hey, what do I know?
Anyway, they move on and somehow, they decide that it was Michaela was responsible for leaking the video. I wish that would have been fleshed out a bit. While their suspicions may have been accurate, they could have done more to confirm them. Nonetheless, once again Ace is out for revenge and once again has a plan up his sleeve (we know how well that turned out last time).
Anyway, when Ace’s parents secret is finally revealed and who James really is, I did not see that coming. And Ace showed some maturity this time and handled it a bit better. Cole however didn’t.
This was a perfect conclusion to Ace and Remi’s story. This time Ace was a bit softer. His determination to win and keep Remi caused him to act like his got some sense. I still wish the characters “lived” with each other more. Their relationships were parallel. Ace and Remi, occasionally Conner featured. Cole may as well have not been there. He said about 4 line the whole book. Sarah and James again were independent on their children, Sarah and Remi, etc. there wasn’t enough cohesion between the characters.
Again, what is it about the Jagger men thinking its smart to use Remi to get revenge on James? I do not understand what Charlie was trying to achieve. He just came out of nowhere. Just like Remi’s dad. He came and went as quickly as he came. Also, what the hell does James do? If Bexley’s parents are supposed to be super rich and powerful, how much juice does James really have to get them to pack their son up and move him away? I still feel like the supporting characters are not well developed. We don’t know what James or Sarah do for a living. Perhaps it’s because the brothers will have their own books, but I really hope next books they come together a bit more. But
Nonetheless, I can’t wait for Hadley and Cole’s story.