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Review: An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen

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About the Book

Doing the wrong thing has never felt so right…

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover stranded in a snowstorm is his brother’s ex—and former town rebel—Kelsey Cooper. His complete opposite in every way, Kelsey’s the girl he never allowed himself to want. But when she agrees to stay with him until the storm passes, he definitely finds himself wanting the gorgeous, tattooed woman. Too bad Nate’s sure his brother is still in love with her…

Kelsey had only meant to drive through her tiny hometown, not end up spending time there. With a cop. But despite her issues with authority figures, even she can admit Mr. Serious looks pretty hot in his uniform. Unfortunately, she’s sworn off relationships—and she’ll never be the girl for a nice guy.


Let me first start this by saying how much I love Cindi Masden, she’s one of my favorite authors but I feel very conflicted about The Officer and a Rebel. I’m not saying that I didn’t like it because I did in the end. Usually with her novels, I just fall in love with the characters and I adore her books. This one, despite being a novella, it fell a bit short in the instant attraction for me. Going into the book, I just felt like something was missing, then about maybe past the halfway mark, the spark kicked in and it took off. 

For me personally, some elements dragged on and others felt rushed especially when it came to Nate and Kelsey getting together. I wanted more time with them and then in the end everything happened so fast for me but I’m not complaining because once I got into them, I really enjoyed where it led.

I will say that I enjoyed the characters and the premise of the book overall, but just wish things could’ve a little developed more. I’d still recommend because I think it’s worth reading because the story is still good and who doesn’t love it when the good guy gets the girl? 


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