Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Preload #4
Published by St. Martin's Press on 1 May 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge
Lennon McCartney is not a broken man. Because being broken implies being whole once. When a horrific accident deprives him of the one thing he loves—his talent as a fierce and explosive drummer—Lennon is left with a life chained by an abusive mother, by crushing guilt over a tragic past. A life he doesn’t want.
Dr. Georgia Starr is a legend. She’s one of the most successful neurosurgeons in the world, coming from a long-line of respected New York doctors. Her life is built around solving complex medical cases in order to bring relief and hope to sick children. But the one problem she can’t solve is how to live her life. How to be shake loose the burden of being her elitist, arrogant father’s daughter. How to be free.
Can a man who despises his life and a woman who desperately needs to live find the answers, and love, with each other?
Lennon Reborn is the perfect ending to the Preload series! Heavy on emotions, this story was simply beautiful!
Lennon Reborn packed more than a few punches, and I was so emotionally involved in his story it was hard to put down. The story started with a loud bang, and includes some dark themes and might trigger some readers. If you want to know what kind of trigger, please contact me privately.
I think Lennon’s backstory is the one that touched me the most. It’s a wonder he could even function at all with all he had to go through as a young child, and then through several foster homes until he found the Preload guys.
Lennon Reborn not only touches on a lot of difficult themes, though. There is a lot of hope, a little romance, and a lot of personal work to make their own life better – both on Lennon’s and Georgia’s part. I’m not going to say much more, because I think that the story will have a greater impact on readers if they don’t really know what to expect.
It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to my Preload guys, but I hope Ms. Cole will grant her fans a wish for a little something with the band in the future. Plus, there was a little wink towards another series by Ms. Cole, and that also makes me think I haven’t seen the last of this band yet.
Lennon, drummer extraordinaire, good friend, but bad with emotions.
Georgia, excellent doctor, but not so good at standing up for herself.
Writing style :
Lennon Reborn is written in close third person perspective, with an omniscient narrator who follows Georgia and Lennon.
My heart shattered, like completely. But it was also put together again – and I was able to breathe normally by the end.
But goddamn, that fucking smile of hers was going to kill him. It crept under the first layer of his skin. He wondered if she even realized the way the tip of her nose scrunched up when she was happy.
“There’s an… honesty about you I can’t stay away from.”
“So, don’t,” Georgia said as he placed his hand on her hip and stepped away.
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oh, here i thought it’s like me before you kind of story. the guy looks hot as =D
No, not at all like that one, Ailyn. And yeah, the guy definitely looks hot 😉
Very strong premise for this story. And your review makes me want to read it!
Oh you should, Nina! This whole series is truly amazing 🙂
I loved this one. My heart shattered, too.
Excellent review, Lexxie.
*sobs* I’m so glad I’m not alone, Astrid!
I wanted to review this one but just couldn’t fit it in right now. Sounds great. Good review. I’ll have to try to fit this series in later, as I like this author. Anne – Books of My Heart
I love Ms. Cole, too! And both this and her other series are so raw – they just totally grab me.
I used to love contemporary romance books about musicians but then an author kind of ruined it for me. I do love drummers though. They’re always my favorite and I already feel half in love with Lennon from your review. *swoon*
Sorry about that, Stephanie. You should try this series, it’s really well done, and those characters are going to stay with me for a very long time.
I really, truly MUST start reading her books! Everything she writes seems something I’d enjoy a lot, and you know I trust you, that’s why I purchased one of her collection in the first place, hehe. I’m super-happy the final instalment in this series worked amazingly well for you, Lexxie 🙂
You really MUST, Silvia! I know you are going to love this series. And I’m really happy you can trust me – that’s heartwarming to know 🙂
I love when you are fully invested and cannot set the book down. I should try this series and author.
Yeah, you really should! It’s a solid series, and I love the character development Ms. Cole has made possible here.
This sounds like a story that will put your heart through the ringer.
That’s exactly it, Nadene.
OMG!!! I bloody love Scarlett Cole, and I totally swooned over Lennon Reborn! It was my introduction to Preload (but not my first book by her), and I’m glad I started with this. It was so emotional and heartwarming, and I love how her works give you all the feels. I’m so excited to meet her in Rome!
YAY Fran! The rest of the Preload books are really good, too. You should definitely get those as well 🙂
Dang, wifey! This is a series I need to read! Of course, I have to finish the Second Circle Tattoos series first. Gah! So many books! You did a nice job with this review…just enough to make me extremely curious. 🙂
I hope you’re having a great week! Miss you! LOVE & BIG HUGS!!
It’s so very good, Brandee. And I know you’re going to love these rockers just as much as I did. We just need more time, right? So that we can read all the books. Miss you too!!!