Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Lennon Reborn by Scarlett Cole

Lennon Reborn (Preload #4) by Scarlett Cole
Publication Date: May 1st 2018 by Swerve
Pages: 384
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

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?

My Thoughts:
Can I just say I loved Lennon Reborn?!!

Lennon Reborn is a rocker romance, which usually gives me pause since I always worry about outside influences ruining the relationship.  So much temptation.  But this story is not your typical rocker romance and other women, groupies have zero factor in the story. 

This is book four in the Preload series, but I haven’t read the previous and it didn’t have a negative impact my enjoyment.

Lennon is the drummer for Preload, a rock band born from boys growing up together in a group/foster home.  As you’d expect, Lennon has issues from his childhood, and even though the bandmates and their families are like Lennon’s family, he’s always felt like the outsider in the bunch.  He hasn’t fully shared the details that led him to the group home as an adolescent, not fully letting anyone close or inside all his chaotic thoughts.  Lennon believes himself defective, unworthy of love, the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz, without a true heart.  Of course, all his actions and interactions with his bandmates and others prove him wrong if he’d just pay attention and let some of the walls he’s built down.

All this is rattling around as the band has an accident and Lennon is badly injured.  Georgia Starr, a brilliant pediatric neurosurgeon, is smack in the middle of things and ends up playing a huge role in Lennon’s road to recovery and overcoming his past demons. 

Georgia has her own issues to deal with as well.  Her life is pretty much all work with very little play.   She was raised *pressured* to be the best, and yet that doesn’t ever seem good enough for her snob of a father.  Georgia’s father was a condescending jerk!

Lennon was a sweet, loving, soulful man, despite his claims otherwise.  I just loved this man so much! Georgia was also lovely, and down to earth; respectful of Lennon’s need to do things on his own.  She supported without suffocating or emasculating Lennon in the process.  Their romance progressed quickly but still felt natural.  The romance felt realistic while still being all kinds of hot! 

I’ve read a romantic suspense/action/thriller story from Scarlett Cole in the past, and really loved it, but I’m don’t gravitate towards rocker romances.  However, Lennon Reborn was captivating and moving, so I’m glad I took a chance!  I would love to go back and read the prior books in this series since Cole’s writing is hard to put down! 

5 Suns


  1. Good to know that you don't have to read the prior books in this series to enjoy this one! :)

  2. A 5!? Wow :D It does sound fantastic

  3. This does sound like it would be a fun one and I can't overlook those 5 stars. I'll be checking this one out!