REDEMPTION by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Release Date: October 22nd
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From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes an emotional, small-town romance with a twist…
For years, I was close enough to fame to touch it. Taste it. Drink it.
Until one more drink became my answer to everything.
Until one night I made a mistake which couldn’t be undone.
So, I cut all ties to my former life and the addiction that destroyed it. And I left in search of redemption on the other side of the country.
After months building a new future, I thought my past had stayed put.
Until I opened my front door to find she’d followed me.
Taylor Hastings. My sister’s best friend.
And the good girl I’d never been good enough for.
Not then. Not now. Not ever.
One glance at Taylor’s face told me she’d come searching for a safe haven. One glance at the swell of her stomach told me she hadn’t come alone.
I didn’t hesitate to offer her my help and my home because looking out for her was the right thing to do…
Even if the way I wanted her would always be wrong.
So, I kept my distance. And Taylor kept her secrets.
Until one kiss changed everything.
Until one kiss made me realize it wasn’t our first.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Having not read Resurrection, I knew nothing going into Redemption about Ash and Taylor. So I felt that the prologue kind of started in the middle of a story, but I realize now that the initial exchange between Ash and Taylor was a spinoff of something that started in the previous book. Beyond that, I didn’t feel that I was missing pieces of Ashton’s story, but I am curious to see what his behavior is like in Resurrection.
But back to Redemption… this book was a great tale of a guy whose life crashed and burned. Ash knew that he needed help for his drinking problem, and he got it. Miles away from the situation that caused him to spin out of control to begin with. Months later, Taylor tracks him down in the small coastal town where he’s trying to rebuild his life, and suddenly, Ash has to face demons that he wasn’t quite ready to face yet. The fact that Taylor is pregnant gives Ash a reason to step up and help and protect his sister’s best friend, who seems to be all alone. He handles the situation with grace and strength, continuing to rebuild his life and try not to feel all the things he’s feeling for a woman who he believes is too innocent and pure and good for him.
I loved Ash… Taylor, not so much. I get why she didn’t tell Ash at first about the baby, but the more time that went on, the less I liked her. She waited far too long to tell him something that he had every right to know. And she had no good reason for neglecting to tell him. I felt horrible for Ash when he pieced it all together. He was honest with her about his addiction and how he was trying to change his life, and she kept something huge from him. They were professing their love for one another, but she was lying to him by omission.
In the end, it all works out, because there’s an accident that makes Ash realize that even though Taylor betrayed him with her lies, she’s still the woman he wants to spend his life with. A nice, neat bow. But the fact that she lied to him in the first place is what kept me from giving Redemption a full 5 stars.
Still, this book is a lovely work of trial and error, owning your past mistakes and trying to make your life better. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
About the Author:
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.
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