Monday, November 3, 2014

The Redemption by S.L. Scott Review

He was everything she never wanted. Yet, she couldn’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 pull my hand away slowly, leaving all the feelings we were developing behind in
the palm of his hand. “The timing is wrong.”
Startled, I jump in my seat.
Lowering his voice, he says, “That’s a cop out. I know you feel something for me.
I see how you react because I also feel it when I’m around you. There’s something here
and you’re just scared.”
“Scared of what?”
“Scared to have a life without Cory and thinking you have to justify it to others.
The problem with that is that when you start justifying it, it will make you feel like your
love for Cory was less. It wasn’t. It’s just different. He’s not here, Rochelle.”
“Stop it. Stop talking about Cory and take me home.”
“Now you want to stop talking about him?” He looks surprised. “I can’t win with
you when it comes to him.” He shifts the car into drive.
“This is not a competition, Dex.”
Disappointment slides onto his face. “Then why is he being shoved in my face
every time we make a move?”
“This is one of the reasons why we won’t work. We see things very differently.”
“One of the reasons? Name another because from where I sit, we fit like two
puzzle pieces clicking together.”
“You’re a supposed recovering addict. You have sex with anyone who offers.
“That’s it. Right there. You play like you know who I am, but you don’t. That’s
why the lies are so easily believed. I can tell what you’re doing. You’re giving me an out
that I don’t want. You’re allowing yourself to believe the worst about me to ease your
conscience, but it won’t—”
“You know what? Not everything is about you and your past. You lost a band
mate and friend, but I lost my soulmate!”



I've rated The Redemption by S.L. Scott with FOUR LEAVES! I haven't read The Resistance yet which is a standalone as well but has the same characters and background as The Redemption. After reading The Redemption, I will definitely go back and read The Resistance.  

This read is such an emotional read. The story starts out with Rochelle mourning a very deep loss. I am pulled in and am mourning with her from page one. She needs someone to lean on in her time of need and Dex is that person. Dex is a band member and friend of Cory, Rochelle's late husband. He is in such a bad place because he loved Cory as well. Rochelle and Dex are there for each other during this hard time. 

Years go by and Rochelle and Dex still aren't over the loss of Cory. They both are attracted to each other but feel guilt with their feelings because of their connection with Cory. Throughout the whole story they are trying to work through their feelings, both happy and sad, and I felt it the whole way. I was happy and laughing one minute and crying the next. 

It's the mark of a great author when you feel almost every emotion that there is while reading one story. This is what S.L Scott managed to do with The Redemption. If I were you, I would one-click both The Resistance and The Redemption right away. I know I won't let another S.L Scott book get by without it being at the top of my to-read list!


S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.
Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.
Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.



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