Book Review ~ Nikan Rebuilt by Scarlett Cole

Book: Nikan Rebuilt (Preload #3)

Author: Scarlett Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: St. Martin’s Press | January 2, 2018

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 led 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?

This must be by far my favorite on this series. I mean, I loved all the books so far, in fact I loved the series this was the spin off of, but this book..It spoke to me on another level. You know how you sometimes find a way to connect with a character? A story? Something in the book reaches out to you and you look at the book in a new light, a light that makes it one of the most enjoyable and emotional reads of your life. This was such a book for me.

I’ve been looking forward to Nikan’s story from the start. In the light of my personal life, I could relate to Nikan and what he represented, so that was probably why I looked forward to reading his story. And I didn’t have any expectations at all because having read enough of Scarlett Cole’s writing, I knew I was in good hands. And the best part was that this wasn’t just Nikan’s story-as the case usually is in this series- but also Jenny’s. Sure, Nikan with his being the father figure in the band, was the intermediary, but Jenny was the glue that held him together until he found a way to, well, rebuild himself. So yes, the title of this book is also very fitting, and I don’t usually pay much attention to titles.

And the thing that I find the most endearing in these books are the children. This is not just a story of the band mates, but also of the children who, for some reason or other, are lost or abandoned, and need to be loved like they deserve. I appreciate the hell out of Scarlett Cole for including the children in the system in these stories. In a way, these guys wouldn’t have had their happy endings without them.

If you’re looking for romances that tackle real life issues, and are hopeful, romantic and sexy as hell even in such darkness, then look no further. You have to give yourself a chance to know Scarlett Cole’s writing. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

I’m adding five spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.


Preload series by Scarlett Cole:

  1. Jordan Reclaimed
  2. Elliott Redeemed
  3. Nikan Rebuilt
  4. Lennon Reborn

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