Nikan Rebuilt by Scarlett Cole Review

5 Smooches


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?


This book was a second chance lovers dream. If you are like me and love to see old wounds slowly heal and for all the pain that two lost loves hide away come to the surface and boil over before healing and learning to love again, then you are in for a treat!

Nikan and Jenny had a love for the ages when they were both in foster homes. They lived the hardest lives possible before they were even grown but it was going to be okay because they had each other. Then as they ages and he came to fame everything changed. Let me tell you why this is one of my absolute favorites by Scarlett Cole. Without giving away spoilers let me tell you that the subject matter is hard, their story is so full of pain that it is not an easy fix. But that is what I loved most about it. When Jenny arrives back in town she doesn’t easily welcome her lost love back into her life. They both have to work t become friends again before it ever goes anywhere else. It is that slow burn kind of love that just resonates in your soul and makes it impossible to put the book down.

NIkan Rebuilt is a book that even a week later has not left me. I am still thinking about it and the more I think on it the more I am in love with what the author gave us. So many books nowadays are written too safe which makes them all read so similar to me. But NIkan Rebuilt tackles problems often skimmed over and does so in a way that had me falling harder for Scarlett Cole than I already had. I love this entire series of standalones, but Nikan now holds a special place in my heart that is going to be hard to beat.