Review: The Rental by Rebecca Berto

At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice. 

Months away from graduating high school, Vee’s life is on the verge of crumbling. At home, dire finances and long hours test her family. Her boyfriend hardly pays attention to her. And she can’t shake her feelings for his older brother, Rick. 

Then, all in one night, tragedy tears her teetering life into shreds. 

When Rick and Vee reunite, the sparks fly. However, she unwittingly signs away a future for both of them. In his world, a place called The Rental, she becomes Victoria and Rick becomes Rhett. One part of her watches with fascination, while the other unfurls and embraces her sexual awakening. It began as a game, but the consequences are real. 

Following their heart’s desire is forbidden, but walking away could strip their hope for a future. 

The Rental is an erotic romance that explores how sex isn’t purely physical; sometimes, it’s a gateway to your soul.

Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction. 

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their pets.


If you know me, I don't usually read books that are considered erotic.  I make exceptions now and then, depending on the author.  So, of coarse I made that exception with Rebecca's book.  Just keep in mind, I am not want for a lot of sex scenes or a story that is all based on sex.  I am not saying that this book is purely that, but really, it's about sex and desire.

So, my thoughts.  The story-line itself is intriguing.  These two originally meet at a time where they are unattainable to one another... Then a little down the road, they are thrown back in to one another's lives.  And so the steam starts up!

I had a hard time going from past to present, but eventually got the gist of it.  The story was a little hard for me to follow at times, but I managed.  I like a challenge.  hehe.  The character building in this story is average... Nothing wrong with that.  We all like average, don't we?

The chemistry with these characters is undeniable.  Rebecca does a wonderful job in showing just how much these two are connected in the lust category.  Enter sex scenes.

Overall, this is a good book.  If you read this genre, you will more likely be giving it a 4-5 rating.  I tried really hard not to let my dis-taste of the genre persuade my rating on this book.  But to be honest, I could have done with a little more meat and potatoes.  That's just me though.  This genuinely is a good book.  I don't think very many would be disappointed in this book (unless you are a complete prude or a nun).