Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Jaimie Roberts - Redemption (Deviant #2)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

How could anyone move on from a betrayal so devastating, it cut down to the bone and rooted itself deep within? You could never forgive such heartache…

Or could you?

From the moment Tyler was six, she fell in love with that cocky eight-year-old boy with the black spiky hair, captivating blues eyes, and scruffy uniform. From the moment he punched a boy for hurting her, Tyler knew there was no going back. They were always meant to be together...

Always.

Then everything changed. The stage was set like a tragic Shakespearean play, and Tyler’s and Dean’s world—as they knew it—had ended.

Or had it?

Tyler

My name was Jessica now. I faked my own death, changed my identity, and moved thousands of miles across the ocean just to escape the one man I would never get out of my heart. I had a four-year-old son I adored more than anything in the world. On one fateful, horrific night, the life I knew disappeared in the blink of an eye. I left people behind. People I cared about. People I would never forget. People I loved.

But had I truly moved on?

No one said leaving behind the one man you had loved since you were six would be easy. I lived life day-to-day. I even met a man and tried to settle down. Evan was a man any woman would desire. So why could I not love him the way he obviously loved me? Why couldn’t I move past the dark-haired, blue-eyed boy who consumed my every thought? I may have left him, but he had never truly left me.

I could never love another man. Dean made sure of that the day he breezed into my life. I was only half a woman now. I had been broken and bruised by the one man I thought I could always love and trust. How could I let go of something like that? I suppose I just had to. I was just getting by with each day that passed. I was coping. I was managing, and that was keeping me from falling apart.

But then disaster struck again. And it was on that day…

Everything changed.

Dean

You can’t hide forever, Tyler. I will always be hunting you, always be searching, and will never give up. If there was ever one certainty in your life, it was that. You slipped through my fingers, not once but twice. You took my heart with you when you left me that day. No amount of alcohol, women, or punching bags would block you from my mind. You couldn’t be dead. I wouldn’t allow you to be dead. You’re out there somewhere. I must congratulate you that you had evaded me for this long. You always were a smart girl. How could I not have fallen in love with you? You did escape me this time, but I will find you, Tyler. I promise you that. And when that day comes…

I will finally make you MINE.

I was so excited about this book. The follow up to Jaimie Roberts 'Deviant' story was just brilliant. Completely different but no less compelling. Returning to Tyler and Dean's story was heartbreakingly brilliant. The life Tyler had set up would soon be disrupted by her true love. But could she let the man who had hurt her so badly back into her new life. Meet what truly was his?  

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"Hindsight is a f*****g wonderful thing.  Didn't you just love that word?....didn't you wish you could take hindsight, kick it in the b*****ks, and shove it up its own ass?"
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The brilliant Jaimie Roberts mixes her sense of humour with some of the darkest emotions of her characters.  Meeting Tara and Jimmy and their developing relationship was also brilliant.  The relationships that grew seen the group bond together not just as friends, but as family.  But the heartache wouldn't be over.  Deans past had always been a concern for Tyler.  But could he escape it at the other side of the world?  

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"...You can't fix the agonising pain I feel on a daily basis....you can't undo what's been done."
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Jimmy and Dean are an incredible duo and bounce of one another so well. My heart was in my mouth for them on a few occasions but they grew more like brothers over the course of the book. It was just brilliant.  

After all the heartache and obstacles put in their way would both Dean and Jimmy find their happily ever after? Please go one click this incredible book. I can't recommend it enough. Jaimie Roberts is an incredibly talented author and I can't wait to see what she has coming up next!  

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Get your copy of Redemption here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

Disclosure
I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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