I Loved It!
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review.
HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I absolutely loved Forgiven, but Redemption, I loved 10000x more! This is the second book in Rebecca Brooke’s Forgiven series, but can be read as a stand alone.
In Redemption we meet Josh and Lauren. We know Josh from Forgiven as Caleb’s roommate, and Redemption picks up where the story in Forgiven left off, but following Josh and Lauren instead of Angie and Caleb.
Josh as we all know is the man whore on campus and has never kept a girl more than to get what he needs, and never more than once. Lauren is a star athlete who just caught her boyfriend cheating. When the two of them meet sparks literally fly off the page!
Both of these characters have issues with their family, namely their fathers, and what they have been put through growing up. Both of their fathers are grade a assholes, but for the most part, it makes the two of these characters stronger in most cases, and sometimes a little weak.
Their relationship starts of rocky, but once it gets going, you fall in love with these characters and the love they have for one another. If you read Forgiven you won’t believe the changes you see in Josh in Redemption, its like he is a new man, and Caleb will not let him alone about it, especially after all the grief he gave him.
The friendships in this book, the core group of characters, are written so well that you wish you had friends like these people. They will do anything to help their friends and are always there for each other (even if they are not wanted). They stand by eachother, and even if there is some bickering, they always have their friends best interests at heart.
When things go rocky, it broke my heart for these two, they come so far, and something stupid is done. My heart broke for Josh, and for Lauren, for putting herself in the position she did, and even before that. These two are meant to be together, but can some things truly be forgave and moved past? Especially with the knowledge of what has happened in the past?
This book truly shows you that love does conquer all, and that it is not easy, but if you have the right people in your life, anything can be achieved, as long as you have that support system.
I love Josh’s character, there were parts of the book that had me laughing at some of his comments, and falling in love with his character (Sorry Caleb 🙁 ).
I can’t wait to see what comes next for these characters, or any of the characters in this group of friends, they are all so intriguing and have such amazing stories to tell. Rebecca Brooke did an amazing job with this story, and I highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a great read. Just make sure you have some time, I was laying on the bed all day reading this, I forgot everything else around me, just to read this one. I was unable to put it down, and I have a feeling you may feel the same way once you get your hands on it.