Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Redemption

Title: Sweet Redemption
Author: Nicole Morgan
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand Inc.
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ISBN: 1-60601-915-5
Genre: {M/F} Erotic, Contemporary, Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Tamara Somers is trying to end her relationship with her boyfriend Brent, in a nice way but he refuses to let her go. She is feeling bored with their sex life and there is no love in her heart for him. One day, Tamara leaves work early to spend the New Year with Brent but walks in on him having sex with her best friend on her kitchen table. The betrayal she feels is deep and she heads out to the gym to work off her anger. When Tamara sees Jack working the front desk, she gets tongue tied and forgets everything else.

Jack, a former Navy SEAL, and now health club owner, hasn’t conquered the demons that still haunt him from the past. He feels the guilt of a failed mission, even though it’s not his fault, and he doesn’t trust people because of it. After stopping Tamara’s ex-boyfriend from hurting her, their first meeting goes from being reserved to a new level of friendship. Jack is having a hard time with Tamara meeting his best friend, Rex, who is a womanizer.

Brent has taken Tamara’s rejection to a new level by terrorizing her and he will not accept Tamara’s word that the relationship is over. His sanity is iffy at best, and he will do whatever it takes to get her back by his side, forever. What happens to Shelby and Tamara by Brent is incredible and they learn more about him as he becomes unstable.

Sweet Redemption is truly a realistic story that has happened at one time or another. This is the first book in the Sweet Awakenings series. There is so much going on in this story, I wasn’t sure who to believe at first. When the real personalities of Brent begin to come out, both Tamara and Shelby are in for quite a surprise.

Ms. Morgan has created quite a spell-bounding story, very well plotted out and very descriptive regarding child abuse. I didn’t know what to think of the ex-boyfriend’s behavior, whose life fell apart after his betrayal to Tamara. Brent is a villain who had no limits to what he would do to accomplish his selfish goals.

Jack and Tamara have found each other and they learned the real meaning of love. These two never ceased to amaze me with their trust and need of each other’s closeness. Jack’s best friend, Rex, thought he was crazy for staying with one woman, but found himself emotionally drawn into their situation. I really admired Tamara for her strength in fending off Brent and Jack’s emotions almost got the best of him because of his love for her.

I am excited to know there are more books to read about the Navy SEALS, and looking forward to reading the next story.

Warning: This story contains excessive violence.

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