Tuesday 2 January 2018


Does the past ever really stay in the past? Find out in Scarlett Cole’s NIKAN REBUILT, the steamy, third standalone in her rockstar romance series, Preload. After years of no contact, Nik and first love Jenny’s connection still blazes between them. Will they have their second chance at love? Or will the weight of their past crush their future together?

Nikan Rebuilt
Preload #3
By Scarlett Cole
Releasing January 2nd, 2018

In Nkan Rebuilt (Preload #3) by Scarlett Cole, years ago Nikan made a terrible mistake that cost him the woman he loved. But now, she's back in his life and he will do anything to prove that he isn't the same man that hurt her. Will Nikan be able to convince Jenny to give him a second chance, or will he lose the woman he's always loved again?

If you've never read a story from Ms. Cole's Preload series, I strongly suggest you get to reading about the fabulous men that make up the wonderful rock group, as their men that have had tough pasts and finding their Ms. Right is just what they need to heal from the hurts of their pasts. Will Nikan get his second chance at happy ever after with Jenny? Will Nikan's betrayal be too hard for Jenny to ever be able to trust him again? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story got very intriguing, as Jenny has already survived so much, but facing Nikan is hard especially when she still has feelings for him, yet can't seem to get over what he did.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine, because she grew up in a cult with a manipulative father that did terrible things and it's made it hard for her to trust people. Moreover, the main characters were fantastic and I loved how determined the hero was to win the heroine back. Really, he's confident, persistent and I loved everything he does to show Jenny that she's the only one for him. I also liked the decisions he made, because he can't keep going on like he's going in pretending that everything is all right when it comes to the band and how everyone relies on him. 

While the heroine, she's a survivor and seeing Nikan again is just another thing she has to deal with to be able to keep moving forward with her life. Furthermore, she's strong and brave with everything she deals with throughout this book, especially when it comes to handling the problems that arise at the place where she works. I also liked that the heroine gave Nikan a second chance and that she finally made peace with her past as best she could. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was her kind and caring nature and how good she is for the children she cares for. 

Overall, Ms. Cole has delivered another fantastic and nicely-crafted read for this series where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance was red hot and showed how much Nikan still loves Jenny; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters, but had me liking how things worked out for this couple, as Nikan and Jenny need each other. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as Nikan does something really special for the heroine. I would recommend Nikan Rebuilt by Scarlett Cole, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Lexxie Couper, Avery Flynn,  and Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott. 

Does the past ever really stay in the past?

Nikan can never be complete. He's got a rock group made up of the family he built for himself, more money than he knows what to do with, and a stream of groupies falling over themselves to date him. But none of them are her. The one regret that still plagues him, still taunts him with what he could have had.

Jenny is a survivor. Now running a group home after overcoming life in a cult lead by her manipulative father and watching her mother drink the poison he fed his followers, she fights to keep the light in the eyes of every boy who walks through her doors. Far from simple young love, Nik taught her to trust, showed her how good life could be. Before he formed the band. Before he became a famous rockstar. Before he destroyed it all.

A chance meeting after years of no contact shows the connection still blazes between them. But will they have their second chance at love? Or will the weight of their past crush their future together?

Nik took the towels out of her hands and placed them on the dryer. “Hey, come here,” he said as he reached for her hands. “Talk to me.”
She wasn’t ready to, not least because she didn’t understand the swirl of feelings sweeping through her. To put into words for Nik exactly how that felt was impossible. “I’m fine, I’m good. I just have a lot to do here now.”

Nik placed his finger under her chin and raised her eyes so she was forced to look at him. “I think we can safely say that lies have no place between us. So, I’ll tell you what I’m thinking, and then you can tell me what you’re thinking. Okay?”

Jenny sighed and nodded. “Okay.”

“I didn’t come here tonight expecting to kiss you like this. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it, but I know I have a lot of work to do to prove myself to you. But seeing you laugh, and seeing you look at me, just for a moment, without the pain I caused you in your eyes . . . Well, I don’t even know how to begin to explain what that felt like to me—except that I didn’t want to be away from you for another moment, and that it felt like a new beginning of sorts. If there’s any doubt in your mind about what that kiss did to me, I’d encourage you to touch me and check, but I think that might be a step too far, given where we are. Now it’s your turn.”

His words made her stomach flip, and despite her best efforts she was filled with a warm and fuzzy feeling. She looked over to the staircase again to check that nobody was within earshot. “We’re coming at this new friendship . . . relationship . . . from two completely different places. I’m mad at myself for letting you get this close to me again. It’s reckless to fall for you all over again and I know it. But when you stand so close to me, I can . . .” Crap. How could she explain that the way the smell of him, and the heat of him, and the proximity of him, and the touch of him took her straight back to that time and place where she wholeheartedly loved him?

“You can what?” Nik asked, moving his hands to her hips.

“I can remember us. Before.”

The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada were I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I'm getting the chance to follow that dream.

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