Rebound, The Pentagon Group, Book 1

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Rated 4.47/5 based on 15 reviews
A year after Perla Mercurio divorced her first lover in contentious divorce, she had resigned herself to being single. After a doctor's visit, she meets Dr. Mathias Keene, and her attraction to him sparks her sexual desires. When Perla and Matt dance at a club, their chemistry is undeniable. Immediately, they undertake a whirlwind romance. Perla falls head over heels in love with the dashing doc. More
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About Rosemary Rey

Rosemary Rey left her practice of law to write after rediscovering Romance, Erotica, and Contemporary Women's Fiction. She reads anything that is erotica and love. Her most favorite are story lines with plot twists. If there is a trilogy, a cliffhanger to make her buy the rest of the series must be there. And because she is a little obsessive, if there isn't a cliffhanger she will still read the rest of the series.

Rosemary has self published her first novel and is presently finishing the second book in the series; The Pentagon Group.

Rosemary lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children. Her life revolves around sports even in the off season. When sports aren't on, she is writing and reading erotica.

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Reviews

Review by: Francis Haley on Jan. 13, 2018 :
Did not enjoy this read.
(review of free book)

Review by: thegleam on Dec. 22, 2014 :
Rebound was a fantastic book!! Perla is a divorced woman that isn’t looking to find another relationship. Perla goes to see a doctor and experiences a charge of desire for him. Then she runs into Dr. Dashing as she and her best friend, Chelsea call him at her job at the fitness center and again out at a club. Matt Keene is attracted to her and whirlwind romances her.

Rebound was a nice change of pace where both Perla and Matt talk to each other about their feelings and not play games. It was refreshing to read a romance where the characters are adults and act like it. While they romanced, they didn’t spend a lot of time discussing their lives right away. They are slow to learn things about each other. Perla is independent woman not looking to lose herself in a relationship and Matt is a man that wants to give Perla the world if she’ll let him.

If I could give more than a 5 star rating, I would based on the end of the book. While not a cliff hanger in the traditional sense, it definitely left me wanting to read the next book.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: chipuk on Dec. 06, 2014 :
I had the privilege of reading Rebound for free for an honest review. I did checkout other reviews prior to reading the book due to the author being new to me, and to get an insight to see what was in-store, and couldn't believe some of the negativity surrounding this book. Not allowing for other reviews to influence me, I started the book with an open mind and I was pleasantly surprised.


I agree the book is a slow pace compared to most reads, but for me I found this an added bonus, due to the time allowed for the author to give us a full in depth insight to the two main characters Perla and the dishy DR Matt. I loved the storyline, the chemistry between the two leads, and the sex scenes which are described in fine detail are scorching. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and the twist at the ending left me opened mouthed, craving more. Can't wait to start book 2 Unbound, to see what the author has in store for Matt & Perla next.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Chandra G. on Dec. 03, 2014 :
I was gifted a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

WOW! Fantastic Read! Seriously in my top 10 of the year. As soon as I am done leaving reviews, I will be purchasing book two due to the cliffhanger. :)

Let me just start by saying this book was so well written I found myself absorbed in it and totally losing myself to the movie in my head! As a debut novel this author shows no signs of having problems with making her writing flow.

The book was RED HOT when it needed to be, emotional at all the right times, and then she threw out the plot twist! Matt is the perfect guy. Written so well that even if he wasn't your type you wanted him. Perla was cute and independent, and that is always a great trait in a female lead.

I seriously cannot wait to read more from this author. This is a CANNOT MISS READ!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Tina Hart on Dec. 02, 2014 : (no rating)
4.5 stars - would have been 5 with better editing

OK First off it ends on a cliffhanger that had me in tears - so much so hubby made me a mug of hot chocolate and asked what was wrong!

I loved the whole story. It's a 2nd chance love story for both the female and male main characters. It's also got a heck of a lot of hawt smex and i mean HAWT! then there is the twist at the end ...

Be prepared with a box of tissues handy, a bottle of your favourite AND chocolate because the last chapter or sI found to be totally heartbreaking (no spoilers as to why)/

It's so nice to see a female character go from being so totally negative about herself image to rocking it and discovering there is so much more out there.

I can't wait to read book 2 (after xmas when I have some money again lol)

Highly recommended
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Tricia Bramham on Oct. 11, 2014 :
A year after Perla Mercurio divorced her first lover in contentious divorce, she had resigned herself to being single. After a doctor's visit, she meets Dr. Mathias Keene, and her attraction to him sparks her sexual desires. When Perla and Matt dance at a club, their chemistry is undeniable. Immediately, they undertake a whirlwind romance. Perla falls head over heels in love with the dashing doctor, but is he all that he seems?

I was offered this book in exchange of an honest review.
This was a 4* star read for me.

The story of Matt and Perla.

I found this to be a VERY descriptive read. A bit too much description if I am honest BUT that still didn't take from the enjoyment of this story. Yes, there was lots of sex but isn't that the whole point of an erotic book? Anyway, to me this was a good story, with characters I liked. Perla wasn't a pushover, in fact she was a bit too Alpha for my tastes as I like a Alpha male in a story. The sex comes quite quick in the story, but as Perla reasons, she has been single for 2 years after a crappy marriage and even shittier divorce so hey, what the hell, go for it! I don't go with the rebound thing though.. To long has passed between her divorce. She works hard holding down 4 jobs to pay her way, so why shouldn't she have something good... Some fun.

Matt is her doctor, which makes Perla doubt the legitimacy of the relationship. She thought it would be a one night stand... A fuck... albeit a good fuck. Fortunately she has a good friend, Chelz, who she can talk to that makes her realise how silly her logic is.

"You can’t expect to have a one night stand with a man who knows the results of your last pap smear.”

Yup, that's about right! lol.

To sum up, I found the story a bit slow to get going, and if you don't like too much sex in a story, then this isn't the book for you. The sex was hot and once the story kicked in I thoroughly enjoyed it. Character wise, they were believable and likeable and the twist I didn't see coming has left me dying to see what happens nex
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

Review by: Amy on Oct. 11, 2014 :
Oh my word.... I have got to read the follow up. This story had everything that I enjoy. There was angst, a empowered but not bitter heroine and an alpha but not over the top hero. The book is at turns super romantic, sometimes bordering on mushy but then snap it is super raw and hot. It strikes a very nice balance and it is a read that I was happy to enjoy. I will be purchasing the second book because be warned, there is a cliff hanger and when it happens your heart is in your throat and lets just say... you want the next one.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Meetta on Sep. 30, 2014 :
I received Rebound by the author for an honest review. I am so happy that she approached me, because I loved this book! To me, the writing flowed very well and it kept a nice pace. I really didn’t want to put it down, but unfortunately sleep and work interfered with my reading time!!

I felt that Perla is a very strong heroine of this story. She is recently divorced and she is doing what she can to be independent and to get out from under her divorce after having to start completely over. When she meets Matt, he stirs something inside of her. The main part of the story initially is their developing relationship. The sex scenes were great and I love how Perla took control often. Without getting into much detail, Perla is determined to keep her independence while exploring her budding relationship with Matt. I do like the fact that it brings up her concerns about how fast things are moving between them. I enjoyed “watching” their relationship grow. I was rooting for Perla and Matt. But as things unraveled, I felt so angry right along with her. When I get attached to a book and its characters, I feel their emotions right along with them and I definitely felt emotions throughout.

This is the first time I have read a book by this author. I like how descriptive she is with her writing. This book was written in a first person POV. When I read, I like to be visualizing the story as I go and this book allowed me to do so. I’ll be purchasing the next book, Unbound and I look forward to the continuation of Perla’s story. I, for one, am on #TeamPerla!

Thank you again Rosemary Rey for a wonderful read!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)

Review by: Amanda Miller on Sep. 30, 2014 : (no rating)
This book follows the journey of one woman as she finds unexpected love after a messy divorce.

First off, I guess I should give my reasons for not giving this book a higher rating. Although the story was wonderful, I did find quite a few errors with spelling and word usage. Certain words and phrases were overused in paragraphs and even within the sentences making parts of the scenes redundant or confusing.

Honestly, with a good edit, this book would easily earn highest marks in my book. The characters are realistic, the emotion is raw, and the relationship between Perla and Matt is compelling. The sex scenes are, for the most part, well written and they convey a wealth of serious emotion, often missing from erotic fiction. I can truly feel Perla’s emotions as I read through the book and I loved every minute of it.

I was completely blown away by the conclusion of the story though. Never in a million years did I expect things to take the turn they did. I’m not saying the author didn’t set up for the twist, because she did but the setup was so subtle that I never saw it coming. By the end of the book, I felt like I’d run a marathon and I honestly didn’t want to stop. I will be looking forward to reading the next installment; I have to find out what happens next.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Trrrr on Sep. 29, 2014 :
Wowww a really really well written book. Smooth lines and very detailed. Lot of great sex. I thought Perla was stobburn by her principes. And Matt was ..... just great. The end was full of information and was a little to much, but its a great storyline im going to buy and read #2 of the serie.
Great job Rosemary!!
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: Lisa Gerould on Sep. 25, 2014 :
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars.

I was left feeling saddened and upset at the ending of this book. I want to read the next book just to see what happens next though.

Perla was just an average woman going through a rough time trying to get her life back after a divorce and now having to work four jobs to make ends meat. She just wanted to live her life and try to find a way to move forward. She had a few friends but not many. She didn't have a lot of extra fun things to do in her life.

Dr. Mathias Keene was just that a doctor but also had a second life as well. One that was well hidden until someone wanted something he had and set out to destroy it. He has a group of friend that have set up a large corporation that split into several smaller ones to buy out companies.

Perla and Matt started dating at a rather fast pace. It was just a little to fast for Perla but Matt had reassured her that it was all goo and it was rushed but it felt right. He did a lot of things that made Perla feel better about her self after going through a rough divorce. She never thought to much about what Matt did in his life. She knew he was a doctor and that he was a romantic and that he made her feel needed. She was falling for him in a big way. She met his family and his friends. When she first met his friends she was uncomfortable but things got worse and more unsettled with her after a conversation she had over heard in the restroom.

When a handsome looking man came into the gym she worked at and started flirting with her, Perla was taking aback by this. She was just starting out with Matt and didn't want to rock the boat so to speak. But one day after a few months of dating Matt this man came into her office a the gym and explained to her who he was and what he did for a job and where he worked. What he did next would change things for Perla, Matt and everybody else involved. It was something that was not expected or foreseeable.

~Lisa Sweet Books
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Sweets Books on Sep. 20, 2014 :
I give this a 5 out of 5 stars.

I was left feeling saddened and upset at the ending of this book. I want to read the next book just to see what happens next though.

Perla was just an average woman going through a rough time trying to get her life back after a divorce and now having to work four jobs to make ends meat. She just wanted to live her life and try to find a way to move forward. She had a few friends but not many. She didn't have a lot of extra fun things to do in her life.

Dr. Mathias Keene was just that a doctor but also had a second life as well. One that was well hidden until someone wanted something he had and set out to destroy it. He has a group of friend that have set up a large corporation that split into several smaller ones to buy out companies.

Perla and Matt started dating at a rather fast pace. It was just a little to fast for Perla but Matt had reassured her that it was all goo and it was rushed but it felt right. He did a lot of things that made Perla feel better about her self after going through a rough divorce. She never thought to much about what Matt did in his life. She knew he was a doctor and that he was a romantic and that he made her feel needed. She was falling for him in a big way. She met his family and his friends. When she first met his friends she was uncomfortable but things got worse and more unsettled with her after a conversation she had over heard in the restroom.

When a handsome looking man came into the gym she worked at and started flirting with her, Perla was taking aback by this. She was just starting out with Matt and didn't want to rock the boat so to speak. But one day after a few months of dating Matt this man came into her office a the gym and explained to her who he was and what he did for a job and where he worked. What he did next would change things for Perla, Matt and everybody else involved. It was something that was not expected or foreseeable.

Till next time - Sweets Books
(Written by Lisa - SBAH)
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Moon on Sep. 19, 2014 :
I LOVED IT!!!!! Very well written, with an extremelly creative and thrilling story, characters who are hot, sexy, sweet and strong but most importantly with a twist and plot you will never, ever, see coming!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! Addictive, this book will captivate you from the begining and you won't be able to put it down! I need to read the second book right now to see what happens!!! Very clever with a devious twist, i finished it bitting my nails! This thrilling romance with sizzling chemistry will make you reach ice cubes several time while reading and still manage despite the red hot heat to freeze you with its cliffhanger!!!! Two thumbs up high in the air!!!!!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: raewebb1122 on Sep. 18, 2014 :
I received a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a honest review. Enjoyed the story line and the flow of the story. I enjoyed the characters, Matt and Perla. The was a lot of detail put into the story so it was easy for me to picture it all unfolding in my head. At first it was a little slow for me but it picked up. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the shoe to drop, things for our couple Perla and Matt moved very fast. Things seemed too perfect for them until Perla meets someone who tells her just what her new boyfriend has been up too. Ends with a cliffhanger. Can't wait to read what happens next!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Amanda Gale on Sep. 17, 2014 :
I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. I started this book not really knowing what to think. I just dove in and hoped for something half way good but was delightfully surprised when this book was really good. I really liked the story line and didn’t at all expect the surprises near the end, and yes it does end on a slight cliffhanger but book two is out, so make sure you get both books.

Perla is a stronger women now, after leaving behind a past that left her hurting and weak. She works ALOT so she can make ends meet and she is very adamant about being independent. So in some cases I found myself thinking she could have just sucked it up and excepted some of the things that Matt was doing for her. But I do understand her need to be independent, she was once burned and left to pick up the pieces by herself.

Matt is a handsome, very successful, and sweet doctor. He meets Perla in his office and has some run ins with her later, before they finally make that official contact with each other. Matt helps pull Perla out of her boring routine, he brings her back to life, and she starts to trust in others again. She starts to think that it is possible to love.

Their chemistry with one another is boiling. Perla is also not your typical young inexperienced girl in bed. This I found to be very interesting because it seems to be a trend in books for men to always be the dominate ones in the bed and seem to move things along. But here we have equal topping and bottoming from both Perla and Matt.

Which by the way Matt is hot, and I’ve added him to my new BBF. He does sweet things for Perla and he trys to hold back his alpha-ness so he wont scare her away. *sighs, swoons, sighs again.........

But then there’s the events that happen at the end of the book. Some things are revealed, some things are left un answered, and hearts are broken…

I was pretty happy to have book two out so I could rush right into it.

Rosemary, Thanks, for the gifted copy of your book I really enjoyed it! And to all of your readers I highly recommend this to anyone that likes a steamy, sexy, suspenseful read. The writing is flawless and the book is a fast easy read that I couldn’t seem to set down.

Run along to your nearest e-book provider and pick it up, stat!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Kimberly Sullivan on Sep. 17, 2014 : (no rating)
**I received an ARC of this book for an honest review**

I liked the characters and the story line. I did skip over some pages because it felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. The relationship moved fast as hell and the sex was great...but by the time it got to be really interesting it was at the end of the book. Big cliffy and I want to know what happens so will be soon reading the next book!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: jackie04726 on Sep. 10, 2014 :
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. To me it was unlike most erotica where the female is needy and submissive. Perla was neither! She was very to the fact and almost alpha-ish. I did find it to somewhat too descriptive but nothing that took away from the book. I liked the plot twist at the end and with definitely buy the next in the series.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Louise on Sep. 10, 2014 :
I am reviewing Rebound Book 1. Quite simply this is a must read book. I could not put it down until I had finished. This book is tagged as erotica so contains a lot of sex. However it's tastefully put across (no pun intended lol). The ending took me completely by surprise as I was certainly not expecting that ending. It really is a well written book and I would highly recommend it. Rosemary writes about human relationships so well. It does end with a cliff hanger and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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