The Redemption by S. L. Scott
Date of Publishing: November 3rd, 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance
My Rating: ★★★
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?
Losing someone in your life due to a plane crash is the worst thing ever. And I say this because it just sucks hard when you can’t look at your beloved one last time, or feel their skin under your fingertips.
Rochelle Floros is drowning in the pain of losing the one thing she valued in her life to one of such accidents. And now it looks like everything has fallen apart with not one thing in her life that seems to be going her way. But the thing I admired about this girl? She keeps a strong façade, even though she feels anything but, and she does it well enough that everyone believes her.
Almost everyone believes her.
Dex is the bad boy drummer of the group The Resistance—and the exact same bad boy of the band no one wants to deal with. He has a history with drugs and he’s the typical love ‘em and leave ‘em type of guy.
He’s also madly in love with Rochelle Floros.
How do you save an unsalvageable soul that doesn’t want to be saved?
Revealing the connection between these two is a huge spoiler in itself so I’m going to refrain from doing that.
I think apart from learning to let go and move on, this books deals with friendship and how it has the power to give you the strength when you have none. Johnny and Rochelle’s friendship was so beautiful, I almost called my own bestie and ugly-cried.
This book is so full of twists and turns, being pulled in different directions and living a life that’s given you nothing but tears that I thought about giving this book up. Every time Dex fell back into his old habits, I had to stop myself from shutting of my Kindle and not continuing to read this book again.
Both Rochelle and Dex are pushed to their limits and it’s almost a wonder that they come back swinging. Definite recommendation for lovers of bad boys that have really always been good.
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 you 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!”
About The Author
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.
*I was provided a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This did not in any way, however, influence the content of this review.*