Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2023

Review – Madden by Brooke O’Brien

Madden; A Rebels Havoc #4
(#4 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: February 10, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Rockstar/Opposites Attract Romance

Author: Brooke O’Brien

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


The final book in A Rebels Havoc, Madden finally gets his turn at love.

It’s hard when you are the final man standing and everyone in your social circle has found their person. While Madden was never opposed to finding love, he just never found the right person and honestly the longer he’s in the industry he finds it hard to trust people. Trust is so easily broken and sold for headlines, so call him shocked when he begins to fall for a journalist, the very person who could turn on him in a heartbeat and burn down everything in a second.

Brielle Silvers has a secret, but it’s one that Madden would actually understand about her so she doesn’t know why she keeps it hidden as long as she does. Brielle doesn’t trust easily, just like Madden, so falling for man like him isn’t on the top of her to do list. The cons weigh higher than the pros, but the heart wants what the the heart wants and it doesn’t take long for Madden to work his way under her skin.

This story is somewhat light on angst and heavy on steam, overall it was a nice wrap up to the series. While Madden can be read as a standalone, there is a lot of time spent with his other band members and their significant others, so reading the other books in the series would make reading this book more enjoyable, but not necessary to follow Madden and Brielle’s plot.

USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O’Brien brings all of the hate-to-love feels in this highly anticipated conclusion to the A Rebels Havoc series.

Madden Cole is considered a rock ‘n’ roll god, and all the women want him. Except for me.

After working my butt off as a journalist for years, I’ve heard the rumors about him and his band and have read all about their dirty scandals in the headlines.

When I land a job as a writer for Limelight magazine, I’ll stop at nothing to make a good impression. Even if it means agreeing to a sit-down interview with the bad boys of A Rebels Havoc.

They’re making a name for themselves by soaring to the top of the charts with multiplatinum records and sold-out tours.

Madden is cold and closed-off, but the more I get to know him, the more he starts to open up to me. As hard as I’ve tried to resist wanting him, when he turns on his sweet-talking charm, all the walls I’ve built around me crumble.

They say what goes up must come down, and the band is forced to face the downside of fame. Rumors, lies, and blackmail threaten Madden’s life and the career he and the guys have worked so hard to build.

He doesn’t know about the secret I’ve been keeping.

And I fear when he finds out the truth, it could destroy everything.

Author’s Note: Madden is a standalone and can be read without reading any other books in the A Rebels Havoc series. If you prefer to read in order, start with Brix as the stories do interconnect.

💚 BRIX ⤑
💜 SINS OF A REBEL (Prequel to Tysin) ⤑
❤️ TYSIN ⤑
🧡 TREY ⤑

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