Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blog Tour: The Redemption by SL Scott

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?

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

The Redmeption is the second installment in this series.  While it can be read as a stand alone I would recommend reading The Resistance first.  One because it will help to understand the relationships and two because it is a great book. 

Rochelle lost the love of her life, Cory in a tragic accident.  She is left behind with two kids and a broken heart.  The Resistance, the band that Cory was in, is her biggest support system.  They are family and will always be there for her.  But there is on person in particular that she feels this strange connection with.  She feels a certain level of comfort when she is with him.  She has known Dex since the band started many years ago.  But since losing Cory she finds comfort in his arms.  They share one moment together, which in turn causes a tremendous amount of guilt on both sides.  Not only were Dex and Cory band mates but they were also best friends.  This guilt causes Dex to once again self destruct into a downward spiral.  And Rochelle may be the only person that can help him, even if it means risking their friendship. 

Dex has always turned to drugs and alcohol as his way of coping.  When he lost his best friend Cory, the guilt over his feelings for his girl caused him to go back to that world of drugs.  Only to be saved by Rochelle.  It's a few years later and Dex is trying to become a better person.  One that is worthy of love. There is only one woman that he loves and wants, but he needs to fix himself before he can feel worthy of her.    Rochelle and Dex have so much baggage standing in there way that it seems near impossible for them to even be together.  They continue to push each other away only to pull each other back in again.  Rochelle feels guilty having feelings for another man after Cory’s death, especially when that man was his best friend.  

Dex needs to work on himself, his guilt, his family problems, and his addictions, in order to even consider making it work with Rochelle  But no matter how hard he tries he cannot stay away from her. He has loved her from afar for so many years and now is his chance with her.  But with so many obstacles in their way can they really make it work?  Will Dex and Rochelle be able to move on from the pain, the hurt and the guilt of the past in order to find their happiness?

First let me say that the level of frustration that I felt while reading this book was ridiculously high.  I loved Dex and Rochelle together.  I felt their connection and how much they loved, cared for and wanted each other.  But the amount of guilt that came with that was also too much for them to handle.  They continued to push each other away.  What’s funny is that I have read some reviews and seen other opinions where people felt Rochelle did all of the pushing.  But I completely saw it differently.  I think they both did their fair share of pushing. And I completely understood it.  I get Rochelle’s guilt and hesistancy towards the situation.  But there were times when things seemed to be going just perfect, in the direction I was hoping for and then Boom!!  That guilt starts to rear it’s ugly head once again and that is where the frustration came in.  But I loved every minute of it.  The angst and drama that we experience in this book is the drama that is caused between the two of them.   There were so much more to consider that just their feelings for each other.   There was never an issue as to their true feelings for each other.  I felt the love that Dex had for Rochelle, both in his words and actions.  And to be honest he was an amazing man who was kind, loving and patient.  And Rochelle I think was just trying to protect herself and her children and at the same time still stay loyal to Cory.  

I loved this book and all of the angst, drama, heartache and frustration that it caused.  I had trouble putting this book down and found myself staying up way too late wanting to finish it.  I needed to know that eventually these two found some sense and put it all behind them.  I had those moments where I wasn’t sure where they would end up.  I felt it all.  At times my heart became very heavy watching Dex struggle with his feelings of guilt and his insecurities as well.  And at the same time my heart hurt for Rochelle and all that she has been through.  Their journey was far from an easy one.  They both carried around plenty of baggage but in order to be together they had to deal with said baggage.   They had to fix themselves, move on from the past, push aside the guilt in order to be happy and move on.  SL Scott once again has done a wonderful job.  I was completely sucked in from the very beginning and did not want to let go.  In the end I was left with a happy heart.  A must read.  


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.

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