Title: Nikan Rebuilt
Author: Scarlett Cole
Series: Preload #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press SWERVE
Format: Digital and Paperback
From the queen of heart-pounding, sexy, emotional romance Scarlett Cole comes Nikan Rebuilt, the next novel in the Preload series.
Does the past ever really stay in the past?
Nikan can never be complete. He’s got a rock group made up of the family he built for himself, more money than he knows what to do with, and a stream of groupies falling over themselves to date him. But none of them are her. The one regret that still plagues him, still taunts him with what he could have had.
Jenny is a survivor. Now running a group home after overcoming life in a cult lead by her manipulative father and watching her mother drink the poison he fed his followers, she fights to keep the light in the eyes of every boy who walks through her doors. Far from simple young love, Nik taught her to trust, showed her how good life could be. Before he formed the band. Before he became a famous rockstar. Before he destroyed it all.
A chance meeting after years of no contact shows the connection still blazes between them. But will they have their second chance at love? Or will the weight of their past crush their future together?
So I will admit this is the first book by Scarlett Cole that I have read, and I’m happy to say I was not disappointed. I loved the story between Nik and Jenny.
Nik and Jenny have a past, a past where trust and hearts were broken. Jenny comes back to town after years apart and comes face to face with Nik, the person she never really wanted to see again. Nik, however, was more than happy when he saw Jenny again. Nik is home after touring with his band/his brothers, and working on fixing up his house. Jenny works at a home for boys, the same home that Nik spent time in.
One thing I like about this story was that it was not your typical book where the girl has no real backstory other than the boy broke her heart. Jenny had a rough upbringing that affects the way she is now as an adult. I also like that she made Nik work his way back into her life, there was no instant forgiveness.
“I’m building our house for us, and I don’t even know if you’ll ever move in. But like the house, we’ve had to strip back what we were to the bones of it, and now we get to decide what we want to do with that foundation.”
This quote absolutely sums up what Jenny and Nik have to do in order to move forward, and it is my favorite quote from this story. I really liked how Scarlett Cole handled the subject of what tore them apart, and took time to bring them back together, as well as how they interacted with the people in their lives.
The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada were I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I’m getting the chance to follow that dream.
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