Friday, February 28, 2014

Craving Redemption - Nicole Jacquelyn

Craving Redemption (Aces #2)
by Nicole Jacquelyn
Release Day: February 21, 2014


Asa and Callie had nothing in common. He was an Ace, raised in the club and loyal to it above all else. She was a high school student with braces on her teeth and a narrow view of the world.
They should have never crossed paths.

But when Callie decides to defy her parents, and Asa goes on an errand for the club, their lives collide. He saves her, and she mesmerizes him.

They part believing they’ll never see each other again.
Neither could have predicted the chain of events they’d put in motion.

Now the two have to navigate the dark waters of a relationship built on tragedy and need without drowning in guilt for things outside their control.

How do you love someone when the worst decision of your life was the reason you met them?

Nicole Jacquelyn bio
Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed-to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.
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Dawn's 4.5 Bookmark Review
I went absolutely crazy with I read Craving Constellations. It was a book that snared me from the beginning and carried me regretfully to the end. When I started Craving Redemption I was eager to find out what in the heck caused Callie to react so dramatically to Asa when she went to see her brother and saw him instead. What was their history?
So perhaps this isn't fair but when I read a book I prefer to stay in the present. I'm not the kind of reader that likes starting in the present, flashes to the past and then comes back to the present. I realize this is how the author was building Asa and Callies story but still, this is a peeve of mine.
Asa and Callie....oh how the two started! Asa became a reluctant knight in shining armor when Callie finds herself in a compromising position at a party her friend leaves her solo at. He rescues her and takes her to her grandmothers house (I love Grandma, she rocks) and programs his number into her phone. Over the next few years they start a relationship. These two are great together. Their chemistry and background make them perfect for each other. Callies screwed up friend and Asa's loyalty to the club are huge obstacles that eventually tear them apart.
Flash forward to the ending, which is also the beginning, and we discover where these two wind up. The one thing I wished for was more of the present day with these two. I felt that it was a tad too rushed. I wanted more of how they were going to settle their differences. Regardless, this book still sucked me in. Definitely pick it up and give it a read, you won't be disappointed.


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