Something Like Redemption (Book #2)
Some secrets are best left untold...
Mia Lee escaped to the sleepy little town of South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be normal, and to find a place she could call home.
Sadly for Mia, her past has come back with a vengeance, and forced her to flee yet again.
This time, however, she’s not alone…
Mia and Quinn are on the run, fleeing for their lives, while attempting to prove their innocence for a crime they did not commit.
But with a tainted past like Mia’s, it was inevitable that one day, it was going to catch up to her in a way she never fathomed.
One ill-fated decision leads to an explosion of unimaginable events, and now Mia and Quinn are not only running for their lives, but also, for their redemption.
OMG… so I don’t even know where to start with this review. Have you ever read one of those books where there is so much you want to say but then you don’t want to say too much and give away all the juicy awesome parts of the story…yeah that is my dilemma.
Something Like Redemption picks up right from the point where Something Like Normal ended. Mia’s past makes an appearance placing both her and Quinn on the run, hopping from one place to the next. With Mia’s past always one step behind her and the police also on their tail, Mia and Quinn have to determine who they can trust as well as learning how to trust each other.
For all you action seekers who loved the thrills of the first book do not get disappointed as this book though it has its thrilling moments is not heavily focused on the action. This book is all about Mia and Quinn’s relationship with each other. Their fears, their heartache, their past and the decisions that will impact their future.
I loved this story. I love the strength and passion of Mia and Quinn. Mia is headstrong and determined to ensure that the people she loves don’t get hurt so much so that she is willing to do everything in her power to push them away. But there is a problem with her plan because Quinn is also stubborn and determined to stay right by her side no matter the cost. Mia has never had anyone care for her like Quinn, never had the safety of someone’s arms around her or the peace that comes with Quinn’s presence. It’s new to her, scary, frustrating, heartbreaking and simply amazing. In Something Like Redemption we see Mia embrace this new part of her life that is Quinn. After much struggle of course and though she has her moments of doubt and insecurity we see Mia begin to accept what she deserves; the love and protection that Quinn is so willing to offer her.
And Quinn, he has never faltered in his efforts to be with Mia, his feelings for her are so strong they literally leap off the page and squeeze your heart. Despite Quinn’s hard exterior we get to see so many sides of him in Something Like Redemption. We see his compassion, his fear, his love and just how much he is willing to sacrifice for Mia, to keep her safe. We also get some more clues into the past that Quinn has been so hell bent on keeping a secret. We begin to see how Quinn is struggling with his inner demons and though he cares for Mia deeply he is not convinced that he deserves her.
This title of this book is so appropriate as this entire story is about these two lost souls Mia and Quinn trying to redeem themselves and make up for the ill choices they have made in the past. For Mia, Quinn is her ray of hope; he offers her a home for her heart and promises to keep it safe. For Quinn, Mia is a ray of light in his darkness. A chance for him to protect what matters the most to him even if it means giving up his own life in the process.
The character development in this book is phenomenal, it’s rare when you get a whole book in a series dedicated to just building on the relationship between two characters. It gives you such an inside view into what these characters are feeling; making you that much more invested in what happens to them in the future and what they may have to endure. This book will still give you that thrill of the chase with some of its plot twist and turns, and you will still find yourself blushing and getting all hot and bothered by some of the hot intimate moment between Quinn and Mia. But this book will also leave you with something else; it will leave you with a warmth spread over your heart and a hope that Quinn and Mia will finally find Something Like Redemption.
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
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