Blog Tour | The Redemption by S. L. Scott (@slscottauthor)

06 November 2014

Read on to find out all you need to know about The Redemption by S. L. Scott and what I thought of the book. 



Summary:

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 favourite. 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 carismatic 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?

Review:

A few months ago I read The Resistance while I was on holiday and I loved it. I couldn't put it down and when I read that The Redemption was coming out I had to read it. 
Those of you who have read The Resistance know that the band and its friends are hit by tragedy part way through the book when one of their number, Cory, dies in a plane crash leaving his pregnant girfriend and small son behind. When The Redemption opens we are at Cory's funeral and seeing it through his bandmate, Dex's, eyes. 
Some time passes and we pick up a while later where Dex and Cory's girlfriend Rochelle who spend a night together and Rochelle is instantly racked with guilt over her actions. What follows is a beautifully written and heartfelt story of a woman learning that she can move on with her life with another man without feeling guilty. 
Dex never gives up on Rochelle and I loved that. He realised that this needed to go at her pace and later that he had his own issues to deal with before he could be with Rochelle and give her the man she and her son's deserved. I think not only did Dex save Rochelle but she saved him too. Not just from his past of drug use but from his own family who have always treated Dex as an outsider. They truly did save own another in their own ways.
As I mentioned above, this book is heartbreaking and I really enjoyed the rollercoaster of emotions that played out. I also loved getting to see what the other members of the band that we met in The Resistance are up to. 
All in all, this is a beautifully written book and tells the tale of tragic loss and new love so well. 

Teaser:


Excerpt:

“Here’s the truth of the matter. If we do this... again, there’s no going back to square one tomorrow. Not for me. I won’t be able to act like I don’t care about you, like I haven’t thought about you every day since we were together last. So it’s easier to stop now than later.”

With a discouraged sigh, I say, “You’re stronger than me, Dex.”

“No, I just know my greatest weakness is the woman beneath me right now.” He rolls over sighing in a way that shows frustration has set in. Turning his head to me, he says, “I want to fuck you so bad, but I also want to do all that making love stuff too. And if we do that, I can’t pretend it didn’t happen.”

He sits up and walks to the other side of the room, leaning his back against the wall. I prop myself up on my elbows, caught by the heaviness of the emotions I’m suddenly feeling for him.
“Go to sleep tonight. Fly home tomorrow.” He walks into the shadow of the entryway. “I’ll see you in a few weeks.”

I hear the door open as I fall back on the bed, my own sexual frustration setting in. But just when I hear the door close, the weight of his body lands on top of me and he kisses me hard. Surprised, my eyes fly open, but then I go for it just like him and kiss him back with just as much passion. He pushes off of me again and stands between my legs. “I make very few promises in life, but this one I can make to you. Rochelle Floros, I’m coming for you. It’s our time, so get ready for me.” He turns abruptly and leaves me sitting there stunned... and tingly.

About the Author:


S. L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion of 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.

She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com




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