Release Date: Nov 3
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?
Sarah's 4.5 Star Review
The Redemption is the first book I have ever read by S.L. Scott. This is a standalone novel but reading The Resistance first is recommended as it gives more insight into the lives of the characters. I went back and read The Resistance after I finished The Redemption to get a better understanding of the situations in the second book. I am huge fan of rock star books and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful book.
Rochelle was living her dream life but then a tragedy occurs and the love her life is gone forever. She is left to take care of her two children all alone. She never expected the bad boy drummer of The Resistance to be her rock during her time of need. The both lost someone very important to them and now together they must learn to move on with their lives. They both feel a very strong connection for one another but they fight their feelings because of the relationship they both shared with Cory. Every time they get close to each other it brings back painful memories from the past and neither one knows how to deal with the pain.
Dex has had a rough upbringing with a non existent father and a mother who was never around. He realized his love for music at a very young age. . He and Cory were very close friends and band members but Dex has been attracted to Rochelle since the first day he met her. He knew that she was in love with Cory but now that he is gone Dex feels the need to be there to support Rochelle and her children. He has lots of issues to deal with and in order to be able to live a happy life he needs to find himself and move on from the past. Will these two be able to let go of the past and live a happy life together or will the past continue to haunt them both?
I loved how the author was able to make me feel so many different emotions throughout the story. This book was full of so much heartache and sorrow. I was rooting for Rochelle and Dex throughout the entire book but with all the struggles they were dealing with I wasn't sure how the story would end. I was very happy with the way everything turned out. I can't wait to read more from S.L. Scott.
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!”
About S.L. Scott:
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.