Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Desperate for the ultimate forgiveness, Melissa Jackson offers herself up in the most selfless way. But, by atoning for her past, she could lose her future as she tries to keep her secret from unraveling at the feet of the man she adores.
Daniel Hadley becomes enamored with the wrong woman at the right time. Forever the playboy, Dan falls for the redhead with a jaded past, but all he can see is the gift she so freely gives. Her soft spirit and noble gesture have him head over heels, even though it could be his undoing.
Hoping to right her wrongs, Lissa embarks on what will prove to be one of the most difficult challenges of her life. Clueless to the turmoil she hides, Dan plans for a future that might never be. Together, they set off on a journey to discover their path and fulfill their destiny.
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My Review – 4 Stars
Let me start by saying you’re in somewhat of a catch 22 with this book. If you read the Bound & Freed Duet, you’ll recognize Dan and Lissa and the bones of their story from the second book, Freed. And while I was hoping that Stephie Walls would give us Dan and Lissa’s story, I found myself skimming some of the sections because they were redundant to what I already knew about them. However, I felt that repeating some of their story was essential to understanding their relationships and journey to happily ever after. On the other side, if you read Redemption first, you’ll learn details about their best friends that would take away from Bound & Freed. That being said, this book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the duet first if you are so inclined.
Dan and Lissa intrigued me when I met them in Freed, and I wanted to know more about they’re histories and how they found their happily ever after. What I didn’t expect was how much heartbreak I would experience along the way. Ms. Walls has a special way of pulling the emotions out of not only her characters but her readers as well. I loved how she incorporated pieces of Lissa’s past throughout her love story. It provided the reader a way to connect with her emotions without fully understanding the depth of her pain. When all is revealed, it is truly devastating. I couldn’t imagine internalizing the hurt and trauma as well as withstanding the hatred from everyone around Lissa. She struggled throughout the book to rid herself of the demons that haunted her and believe that anyone could accept her knowing about her past. I believed that she had found unconditional love in Dan and in her friendship with Annie and Brett, but I needed her to believe it, too. This was truly a story of loss, love, and redemption.
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About the Author
Stephie Walls is a literary whore – she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has eight novels out, four short stories, and three collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world. She has another novel on its way to bookshelves in May 2017. Be on the look out for the re-release of Freed!
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