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?
Emotional. This book is emotional no matter who’s side you are on. This book is touching and moving and so full of love. But finding that hope for the future is a big obstacle for these characters. Finding strength is another. Together they can be perfect, apart, they are broken. This book is healing and comforting but more than anything it is learning to love again and finding forgiveness. I loved every moment of this book.
Cory is gone. Rochelle knows this. She has been grieving. She knows this is not going to be easy. She is going to figure out how to do it alone with their two boys. But she knows she can, most of the time. She has a great job, she has amazing friends and she has the most wonderful babies. But deep inside she is just lonely. She of course, would never admit that but there are those that just know. They just get it.
Dex is one of those people. But Dex is spiraling out of control all on his own. He hurts and he aches and he doesn’t want to feel. He wasn’t born the gifted one, he wasn’t handed the perfect life. And now, there is one thing he wants. Only one. But she pushes him away, he comes back. He pushes, she fights back.
Dex and Rochelle have everything in the world going against them, including their own demons. Together the are amazing and the passion is strong and glows with a brilliant fire. But they are also their own worst enemies.
Rochelle hasn’t given up Cory completely, Dex hasn’t learned to live on his own. The both have so many demons and the emotional struggle in this book is a lot to take in. It is brilliantly written and full of angst. You just want these two to be together. But this book is so much more than a simple love story.
It is finding forgiveness, learning to forgive, acceptance and learning to live again. Loss is a powerful thing, but the strength to overcome it is within us all, but finding our way to do it has to be done at it’s own pace. It will happen if it is meant to but hanging in there long enough for that is one of the most difficult things in the process.
This is a touching book. My heart broke over and over for both Rochelle and Dex but it just made me hope a lot more for these two to have their future together. There are so many obstacles in their way, but passion and love are the only things they know they can get right. But in order to do that, they have to allow it!
I was moved by this book and I struggled with both Dex and Rochelle through out the entire story. I fell in love, I had my heart broken. I embraced their weaknesses and if just hoped it would all turn out the way it was meant to.
Beautifully written and a bit of a downer, but then again, love isn’t a perfect mission and it doesn’t always happen in the time frame we expect. S.L. Scott did an amazing job with this book and I adored it so much!
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 your
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!”
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.
She welcomes your notes at firstname.lastname@example.org.