Spotlight Feature of Rebel by Skye Jordan


by Skye Jordan


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: 4.5/5

Publisher: Cygnet Books

Publishing Date: December 22, 2013

Series: The Renegades, #2

Format: Digital + Print coming soon

Words: 90-100k

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Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.

Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.

Piece of cake.

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Wes reached back, grabbed her forearms and used them to pull her around in front of him. Then he gripped her waist, separated her knees with his and pulled her into a straddle across his lap.

She gasped and grabbed his shoulders. Her heart rate spiked. The chair had no rungs. Nowhere for her to plant her feet and lift off him. He gripped her hips and pulled her closer, growling when his package rubbed between her legs.


“I want you looking into my eyes when you try to trash our arrangement.”

“We didn’t make an arrangement.

“What does that make last night? Other than a fucking fantasy come true, I mean?”

A mistake. She scooted off his lap and stood. Crossed her arms. But that didn’t stop the desire flooding her body in a waterfall of heat. “Look, Wes, our friendship doesn’t fit the whole friends-with-benefits model. I really think—”

He laughed, eyes closed, smile stretched across his handsome face. “Baby, you’ve been spending too much time in business meetings. Where’d you get this idea of a ‘model’?”

Embarrassment flushed her face and she bit the inside of her lip. “Internet.” As soon as his smile grew again, she added, “Don’t laugh. It makes a lot of sense.” She covered her face, rubbing at the tingle in her cheeks. “And I seem to need help making sense right now.”

He sat forward and pressed his elbows on his knees. His gray eyes were clear and serious, but also rich with affection. “If you need help making sense of us, listen to your body. It knows exactly what you need. And even if there were some type of ‘model’ to this friends-with-benefits thing, I wouldn’t follow it. I was born to break rules, baby. We both were. All we need is an understanding between the two of us, not a one-size-fits-all list of ‘shoulds’ created by some geek staff writer for an online rag.”

Damn, she didn’t know what to think or how to feel. She only knew she wanted to escape the pressure caused whenever she thought about this situation.

“I know this freaks you out, so let’s keep it simple for now—sex when we want to fuck and friends the rest of the time.”

Her belly burned with the implications. A huge part of her wanted to scream yes. Absolutely. Let’s start now.

Instead, she frowned, narrowing her eyes on him. “You think you can do that?”

“Don’t know. Never done it before.”

Her wall of resistance reappeared. “That’s what I’m afraid of. Really, Wes, this isn’t—”

“Are you chicken, Russo?” he asked, his voice low and taunting. “Afraid you’ll fall for me?”

No. Yes. Shit, she didn’t know. “I’m afraid this is the perfect setup for disaster.”

A slow, hot grin lifted his mouth. “Sounds like the perfect challenge to me.”

She rolled her eyes, her chest growing tight.

“Come on,” he said, razzing her with a fake punch to her gut. “I expected more zing from you, Russo. I think you’re…” He made chicken noises.

A laugh bubbled up, and she reached out, covering his mouth. “Stop that.”

He pulled her hand away and threaded their fingers. “Let’s set up some ground rules if that will make you feel better. I’ll even give you a handicap.”

“Pfft. Like you don’t need a handicap? And this”—she lifted their joined hands—“is not sex when we want it and friends the rest of the time.”

He exhaled hard and pulled his hand back, but his smile faded into a frustrated, tight line. “Go ahead, set up your first rule.”

“No. That would mean I believed this could work, and I don’t.”

More chicken noises.

“Dammit, how did you get so good at that?”

“Grew up on a farm. Duh.”

“I keep forgetting that. Bet you do a great pig.”

“Blue-ribbon winner in the county fair a decade running when I was a kid.” He took a deep breath, closed his eyes, tilted his head back. “Suuuuuu—”

She slapped a hand over his mouth before the “weeeee!” came out and doubled over with laughter. “God…you’re such an idiot.”

He pulled her hand away with his free one and squeezed gently before letting it go. “Just one thing you love about me. There will be lots more. I’ll make sure of it.”


SPECIAL SALE: RECKLESS (Renegades, #1) is $0.99 for a very limited time starting 12/23/13! 

Author Skye Jordan PicMeet Author Skye Jordan:

Sometimes fun, sometimes naughty. Always romantic.

I am a NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.

My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)






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26 Responses to Spotlight Feature of Rebel by Skye Jordan

  1. Karen G. December 26, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks for the post and the excerpt. I really loved Rubi and Wes in Reckless and this excerpt only solidifies that they will be great together! I am so excited to read their story, Thanks for the the giveaway!

  2. Jane December 26, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    Really enjoyed the first book in the Renegades series.

  3. Ashley December 26, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Im so excited to read Rebel!!!

  4. Jeannie L December 26, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I’ve not read any of Skye’s books but will be checking this series out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Victoria Zumbrum December 26, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Emma December 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    I <3 Skye Jordan. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Lori Meehan December 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    The book sounds so good. I’m adding it to my TBR pile.
    Did you have a great Christmas and what do you have planned for the New Year’s Eve ?

  8. Sierra McBride December 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Great excerpt !!

    To comments, If you haven’t read the first in the Series yet, you really need too !
    Great books.


  9. Glittergirl December 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I just picked up Reckless ~ THANK YOU for the Christmas present =)
    I can’t wait to read Rebel. I hope you and your family had a fantastic Christmas & New Year!

  10. Shadow December 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Im so excited to read Rebel! I cant wait to get my hands on it! :) The excerpt is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Marissa December 27, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    Great excerpt! This sounds like one great read :)

  12. Warinda December 27, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Maureen December 27, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    What a great excerpt! I really enjoy the reluctant heroine since it is usually the hero who is unwilling to commit.

  14. Karen G. December 27, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I love both Rubi and Wes in Reckless and I am so excited to read their story. I was wondering if you have any impute on the cover and if it is important to have a cover that accurately depicts the characters in the book?

  15. elaing8 December 27, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Love these books

  16. Heather December 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    What do you enjoy most about writing?

  17. Brenda Quezada December 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    This series is awesome!!! will soon be reading Rebel :)

  18. bn100 December 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Interesting excerpt

  19. Denise Smith December 28, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    thanks for the giveaway the book looks really good

  20. Karen Roma December 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    I love this cover Skye and the excerpt too!! Can’t wait to read the book!

  21. Denise Loves-Books December 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I love a hEro that knows what he wants and goes after it! The excerpt has me wanting more!

  22. Diana Merritt December 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Love the first book. Can’t wait for this one.

  23. Laura D December 30, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Book really sounds like a good one.

  24. Diana Huffer December 31, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    As intended ;) , I am intrigued by the excerpt! ;)

  25. Diane Sallans January 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    I love a smart female character – these two sound like it may be a bit of opposites attract.

  26. Karen G. January 12, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    Thanks for the post and the excerpt. I have enjoyed to blog tour so much, love all the excerpts that you shared. I was wondering how many books you have planned for the Renegades? I don’t think I will get enough of them no matter how many you write. =D

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