Release: November 3, 2014
The Redemption is a standalone novel. The Resistance is a standalone novel, but the two books share characters and background.
He was everything she never wanted. Yet, she ccouldn't stop thinking about him.
Soulful, amber eyes
A sex, drugs, and rock n’roll reputation
A body that beckoned for sin
Three years ago Rochelle Floros was living her dream come true… then lost it all. On the worst day of her life, the last person she expected to be there for her was a rock star and tabloid favorite. Now, she’s trying to rebuild her life after the tragedy that destroyed her fairytale. Slowly, she found herself captivated by a sexy, bad boy drummer she had known for years.
Rochelle was caught between the grief that shrouded her heart and the charismatic man that made it race. What she didn’t know is if he was being sincere or toying with her heart. The Redemption is about finding the pulse of your soul in the most unlikely places and giving love a chance to grow.
Can what she wants really be what she needs? With his rhythm and her passion, can they make music together? Or will their harmony be lost forever?
I know it's stressed that though this book is related to The Resistance that it is still a standalone, but I think it would be a smart idea to read The Resistance before you read The Redemption. Anytime I see that books are related, and are essentially a series, I make it a point to read them all in order, and I should have done that this time around. Things are easy to pick up and understand once you keep reading The Redemption, but when I first started reading I felt like I had opened up a book and started reading from the middle.
As far as characters go Rochelle is a kick ass mom and band manager. She has dealt with a lot the past couple years, but despite losing her other half she is a trooper. She not only picked herself up, but has been raising two adorable sons, keeps the band of track, and gave Dex the strength to turn his life around. I give Rochelle props for that. Dex is the typical man-whoring, drug-using, bad boy rock star, who has been living with the incredible guilt of loving his best friends girl for years and the pain of a crappy family. Once they finally get their lives together, Dex gives into his feelings for Rochelle and makes them known, but they struggle, as you would expect, I can see their chemistry throughout the story, the burn up the sheets, and the scenes with Dex, Rochelle and her sons are some of my favorites... What I didn't enjoy was the wishy-washy, back and forth throughout the entire story. Like I said, you can clearly see their chemistry, but the back and forth gave my whiplash so bad couldn't keep up... almost didn't want to anymore.
Written Revelry gives The Redemption a 2.5 out of 5.