Thursday, January 7, 2016

Review ~ Redemption by Kate Douglas

Redemption (Intimate Relations #2)
by Kate douglas

Published December 29th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Categories ~ contemporary romance suspense, intrigue 

From bestselling author Kate Douglas comes a breathtaking tale of unraveling secrets, heart-stopping passion, and a love that conquers all...


Lola Monroe knows that appearances can be deceiving—even in the most beautiful of places and angelic of faces. She's seen how the ugliest rumors and lies can destroy women's lives and careers. So when roommate's brother-in-law shows up at Lola's doorstep—unannounced, unassuming, and unbelievably gorgeous—she can't help but wonder if he's hiding something behind that handsome face, that sly smile, and those tempting lips...


A battle-scarred veteran with devilish looks, Ben Lowell has spent his entire life running from his past, his family—and his deepest, darkest secrets. When he meets Lola, he knows in his heart he can trust her with the truth, even if it means baring his soul and losing her forever. Lola wants to help Ben find redemption by reconciling with his family. But when she discovers more skeletons hiding in his closet—and more dangers waiting in the shadows—the powerful love that binds them together could be the one thing that tears them apart...

At the end of Intimate, book 1 of the Intimate Series, Jake's brother Ben is introduced and by that point all I could say was that there was nothing appealing to me about him. But that didn't stop me from wanting to know his story. 

Wow can this author change ones viewpoint in a mind-blowing and sensitive manner. He character is written as a broken person seeking redemption and as the plot goes on you watch him develop a refined character through love, family and forgiveness.

This book will keep the reader involved in the extremely believable plot with multiple finely developed characters interweaving throughout the storyline. The main characters are Ben and feisty Lola. Lola and her sister Mindy are Kaz's roommates and are key parts to this series

Once again there is intrigue and tons of exciting danger with lots of twists and turns till you get to the end and feel like you got off a rollercoaster of excitement.

I recommend you read this series and I look forward to I hope the next in series involving Marc and Mandy. Notice how I said hope because I think they belong together but one never knows what an author has up their sleeve.

An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.

Books in the Intimate Relation Series
Intimate (Intimate Relations #1) ~ my review
Redemption (Intimate Relations #2) ~ my review
Awakened (Intimate Relations #3) ~ my review
Tangled my review 
(though not technically part of the series the characters are in each of the other books)

Some people just seem to know they are meant to write, but it can still take a while to figure out exactly what their career will entail. Kate Douglas started out writing radio copy for a country western radio station in 1972, wrote and illustrated an educational cartoon strip for the American Mosquito Control Association for a number of years, was a newspaper reporter for a small town weekly where she covered everything from high school sports to drug busts, and then, in the mid-1980s, decided to write her first romance.

Many submissions and rejections followed.

In 1998, she published with a small ebook publisher before anyone knew what an ebook was, but it wasn't until 2005, a full twenty years after finishing that first romance, that she signed with a New York publisher.

In January 2006, Kensington Publishing launched their Aphrodisia imprint of erotic romance with Kate's Wolf Tales, a sexy paranormal series about a lost race of shapeshifters. Kate has continued on as the imprint's lead author, with twenty-one novels and novellas in the full Wolf Tales series. She also has a series with Kensington's Zebra imprint, DemonSlayers, and has just completed her latest Aphrodisia series, Dream Catchers, which opened with the NightShift anthology and her novella, Dream Catcher, followed by the novels Dream Bound and Dream Unchained.

Her next series, Spirit Wild, debuts April 30, 2013 with Dark Wolf. This is a spin-off series that takes place in the Chanku world readers first met in Wolf Tales. Characters are the grown children of the first Chanku.

Kate and her husband of over forty years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the small town of Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. 

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