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Summary

I can’t stand him...and I can’t keep my hands to myself.

If my father finds out I’m an undercover cop, I’m a dead man. And if he finds out I’m gay, it won’t be much better. But I’m determined to take him and his corrupt MC down, even if it means working with Coop to do it. He can’t stand me - or any cop - and the feeling should be mutual. Instead, he makes me wish for things I can’t have.

I’ve been undercover for so long that I’m beginning to forget who the real me is. It doesn’t matter if being around Coop helps me remember. He might hate cops, but he’s the only one who can see past the mask I wear to survive.

I can’t afford to have a heart, and it doesn’t matter if I lose my soul. I need to take down my father’s club and end his evil, for good. Coop can’t be mine when I have nothing to give, and if anyone finds out about us, we’re both dead.

So, why can’t I let him go?

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crackling chemistry!

A passionate enemies to lovers story that slots in perfectly within this series. Many characters backgrounds are opened up and I enjoyed getting to know Rebel and Coop and their dark pasts. these two really are kindred spirits that work well together.

I'm really enjoying the overarching storyline that pops up and leaves bread crumbs here and there. I need to know what happens to someone so I need more stories!

A great bit of passionate chemistry filled escapism! I'm loving this series!!

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sweet and Spicy

I really enjoy this series. It’s full of action and angst, big burly men and bikers, and spicy scenes. The flow of the story is really exciting and fun. The characters were well written, they felt raw and honest. The plot was exciting and yet totally believable. The narration is pretty great, I’m not as familiar with him but he did a good job. I definitely think his voice went well with some of the characters but I felt like it was too similar from character to character at times.

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Great

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
It was a very listen.
I have really enjoyed listening to this series.
I can’t wait to listen to more.

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Great listen

I’m really am glad I gave this series a second chance. This book has everything. The added danger that Rebel has to deal with just adds something extra to this outstanding book! Rebel and Coop’s chemistry is just as intense as the danger!
James Amherst did an outstanding job bringing these characters to life. He really brings out every moment of angst, intrigue and love! Great listen!

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  • 17-08-20

WOW!

Another wonderful book in the series. The plot caught me since the beginning and I couldn't stop hearing it until the very end. This interesting story was full of intrigue and danger in between a lot of romance and hot scenes. Some parts of the book were stressful for me because the story got intense and emotional but the end really is worthy of the angst. In addition to the amazing book I enjoyed a lot the voice acting and general performance of Mr Amherst, who made the book even more entertaining. Loved It!

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Definitely enjoyed Rebel

I thoroughly enjoyed Rebel. It was fast-paced, full of angst, just a bit of badassery – not too much, enough to keep it going and super hot sex. I loved Coop and Rebel. They both had interesting back stories and were likable, after they earned it and I thought the Hell’s Ankhor men were great. I hadn’t read the first two books (But they are on my kindle now) but it didn’t hamper my enjoyment of this book, it definitely could stand alone. I can’t wait to read the next book and I definitely recommend it.
I really liked James Amherst’s voice and his pace was enjoyable to listen to. He definitely brought the characters to life. It was a very good audiobook and I definitely recommend it.

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Great addition

Aiden Bates and Ali Lyda did a brilliant job with another addition to a great series. Nice balance of action and romance. James Amherst did a nice job with the voices.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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SO good!

I was already obsessed with the hells ankhor MC and hearing them come to life just made it that much better! The narrator did such an awesome job bringing the characters to life and the light bdsm aspect was done very well! I can’t wait for more!

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The one I was waiting for

I fell in love with this series from book one and that love affair continued with the second book. I almost didn't read this first book, as I thought MC club books were not something I would enjoy. Boy was I wrong. I rooted for the Hell's Ankhor MC club to take down the Vipers club and their evil, evil leader Bane. In the first book, I was a bit puzzled by the behavior of Logan's brother Rebel, but assumed he just had some vestige of family feeling left that his father Bane did not. The major twist at the end of the second book, Gunnar, when it was revealed that Rebel was actually an undercover cop came as a total surprise to me and explained his behavior in book one. I have been dying to read his story since that revelation and this volume did not disappoint. This is a variation on the enemies to lovers story as Rebel and Coop are forced to work together to bring down the Vipers and Coop certainly has no love for cops. What he does discover, however, is a deep love for one particular undercover cop. Watching Coop and Rebel's relationship develop amidst all the chaos around them was just lovely. Underneath all the layers of bluster, these two are really just marshmallows inside with each other. The outside world, however, will require every ounce of strength and tougness they possess just to survive, much less defeat the Vipers. It suddenly occurred to me at the end of this book that this series has been all about proving that love and trust are stronger than the evil that is out there and that those who are able to give and receive that love are the ones who will win. We get our win and our happy ever after here but there is still a shadow out there lurking and waiting to do some damage to the Hell's Ankhor club in the next volume. I can't wait until we get that in May! James Amherst does an excellent job of distinguishing the voices among a bunch of alpha males. He also catches the emotional nuances necessary to make you understand the men beneath the tough exteriors as well.

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Slow to start

I ended up enjoying the story and the uneasy relationship between Cooper and Luke, but there were a lot of scenes that were long and slow moving. Once it started really moving, I was very engaged.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 01-11-20

Affectionate nudges and kisses


This is a surprisingly great book. Exciting, thrilling and sexy, all neatly packed in one. I’m loving this series.

Rebel is an undercover cop who’s dead set on bringing down his father’s criminal MC organization. And Coop is rival member of his father who also doesn’t like him. But there’s no way around it and they two have to work together if they are to bring down Rebel’s father. And sparks started flying when they reluctantly cooperate with each other.

It’s really exciting and interesting yet at the same time quite heartwarming. I love all aspects of this story. I also like how these Two MCs are able to overcome their miserable situation and made the best out of everything. Highly recommended. Plus, the narrator did a good job with this book.

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 22-08-20

Oil and water friction has never been so good!

These guys start out oil and water. Rebel, with his mask tightly secured, and Coop with his needling and poking. Mistakes are made and two wary souls are now in a deadly situation and must work together. These two have a tense truce that turns to something hesitantly intense. This series is amazing- Hell’s Ankhor is the grounding foundation of these stories, all of which are fresh and unique. This story happens mostly outside Ankhor territory borders but it all still comes back to the camaraderie there. Happiness comes in the end, but there are loose threads left hanging- just like in real life. James Amherst does a good job making each man’s voice and inflections unique.

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  • Phoenix
  • 18-08-20

Love Rebel

Man I really loved this book! I have been waiting not so patently for this book! I am so excited by it!!

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  • JulyP
  • 18-08-20

Good listening

This was a good pass time... narration was ok, I wanted more but it was ok

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  • OldLadyStauffer
  • 16-08-20

Bikers, action, and steamy romance. Yes please.

Rebel has been undercover for many years, trying to bring down his abusive father and his crooked motorcycle club. It’s come at a cost, too; namely his brother. It has taken an emotional toll on him as well. When he starts working with Coop, things are not very friendly between them. It was interesting to watch their relationship evolve. Rebel couldn’t afford the distraction, though. He’s come too far to mess it up now.

I enjoyed the writing and the way the story flowed. There was a good balance to the dynamics of the story, and the characters were likable or hatable, depending on which side of the line they stood. This series really needs to be listened to in order, as they each contain pertinent information for stories to come. Some of Rebel’s story actually begun in Gunnar’s book, and even from book one, where his brother was one of the main characters.

James Amherst is a new to me narrator. I thought he did a really good job bringing the story to life. His voice was perfect to portray members of a motorcycle club.

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  • KBR
  • 16-08-20

Rebel - pleasantly surprised

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I was on the fence about an MC story, but it was a good story. I wish I had listened or read the previous books first, but that was more for spoilers.

I wasn't in love with the narration. It wasn't bad, but it was a bit harder to get into at first.

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  • Larissa
  • 15-08-20

An MC series for the skeptical reader

The description doesn’t comment one way or another, but I’m going to tell you right now, this is NOT a stand-alone. I picked this up and read it first because I was reviewing an ARC copy of the audiobook. Don’t do it - not unless you don’t care about spoilers - like MAJOR spoilers. I didn’t have trouble following along with the story, but you really should read them in order if you want to have the plot unfold naturally. And honestly, it’s no hardship to read them in sequence because these are really good books. I have read some of the others in the series since reading this one - yeah, still not in order lol, but for me, that ship had sailed so to speak - but despite spoilers, they are still captivating.

I wasn’t sure if I’d like an MC club story - they’re usually too dark, gritty and violent for my tastes - but this series got rave reviews so I gave it a try. Well those other reviews were not wrong; this a well written story, with complex characters, a compelling story arc, and some really good romance (not the light and fluffy kind) threaded through it all. I really loved Rebel and Coop, separately and even more so together. The story has emotional punch to it and the writing really makes you feel Rebel and Coop, not just listen to them talk and think.

So let’s talk about the narration: I love audiobooks, but the narrator can make or break the story. This is my first listen to James Amherst and he really delivers. His voice is perfect for this series because it has some weight and depth to it; there’s a slight heaviness to his tone, and a “matter-of-fact”-ness to it that is the appropriate counterpoint to the characters and the story. His diction is excellent, pacing is just right and he is able to impart the right emotion behind the words. The voices of Rebel and Coop were not as distinct from each other as I would have liked, but I think that is narrator prerogative rather than lack of narrator skill, because there is some definite distinction in some of the side characters’ voices. All in all, I recommend the series, but even moreso with the audio; it definitely elevates the story.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 10-08-20

Rebel and Coop's Love Story

I will admit right up-front, I never thought I'd read a motorcycle club romance. I was given an opportunity to request a free review copy of this audiobook and agreed to post a voluntary opinion when finished.

'Rebel', the third book in the 'Hell's Ankhor' series, follows undercover cop Rebel and Hell's Ankhor MC enforcer Coop's story of falling in love. Rebel is intent on bringing his father's club, the Vipers, and their partners in human trafficking, to justice. He enlists the help of Hell's Ankhor to accomplish his goal. Coop is assigned to be the contact for Rebel, against his strong objections.

Aiden Bates and Ali Lyda have written a love story that brings out all the feels. Once Coop and Rebel let down the walls they've erected around their hearts, they start to realize how similar to each other they really are. They both have abuse in their pasts and just want to feel like they belong to someone. It takes them a while to realize they want and need that in each other.

The reader will find slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity and scorching love scenes when listening to this book. Some readers may experience teary eyes at times (I did). There is an alternating first-person POV that doesn't get bogged down in endless internal monologues. The authors have delivered a believable, well-written book.

James Amherst's narration fits the story perfectly. His performance drew me in completely.

I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to the MC trope. I look forward to the rest of this series.

Highly recommended.

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  • LilMommi
  • 09-08-20

Loved it

Rebel and Cooper are two halfs of a whole, they grew up similarly, but with small differences. I like that Rebel was able to kind of redeem himself in Logan's eyes. A cute puppy, police stings, enemies to lovers, and a few tears, are what you get with this listen.

The narration was good I enjoyed listening to this one.

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  • Susan R
  • 07-08-20

great listen

I really am enjoying listening to this series. James has a way of making you feel everything the charters are making you feel. The storyline is intense and great and keeps you entertained that before you know your talking back to the book and everyone is looking at you like your nuts. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to see whats next.