REVIEW TOUR: REDEMPTION by Jessica Ruben

We’re celebrating the release of REDEMPTION by Jessica Ruben!

Get ready to binge read this best selling series!

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Blurb

Vincent

Through every drop of blood I spilled, I lost a piece of my soul. I’ve sacrificed seven long years and the woman of my life for the Family. With prison behind me, I’m finally taking the reins of my destiny. I won’t allow the choices of my past to define my future. But I’m not done fighting—not yet.

Eve is still out there.

I will stop at nothing to get her back.

Eve

After having my heart torn out by the son of the biggest crime family in New York, I was forced to start over in California. With three thousand miles between me and my past, life is finally set on cruise control. I’m a lawyer at one of the best law firms in the country, I own my apartment, and I even have a doting boyfriend by my side.

As for love?

It’s not worth the fight.

*Redemption (Vincent and Eve Book 3) is the final book in the Vincent and Eve trilogy.

You must read Rising (Vincent and Eve Book 1) and Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) in order to enjoy the conclusion of this heart-stopping romance.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40738718-redemption

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2PaHx1G

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2wikZFe

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2C3b8IW

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2oen5S6

My Review

After finishing the last page of Reckoning, I was desperate to know what would happen in Vincent and Eve’s final book because even though I understood why Vincent did what he did to save Eve, removing her from the darkness of the New York City nights, Vincent crushed Eve’s spirit, shredded her confidence, and brought her to her knees in all the worst ways, which means their path back to one another was going to be almost impossible.

So the wait to see what Jessica Ruben had in store for her two main characters was excruciating, but now that Redemption is here, I almost didn’t want to read it because that would mean that it’s over and I’d have to move on from this couple who have introduced me to one heck of a new romance author.   

When Vincent leaves New York and the mafia behind, it appears that freedom is truly his for the first time and in all the ways that matter, but the question is…at what cost because it’s clear that Vincent’s past misdeeds and his father’s refusal to accept Vincent’s choice to leave the family business are going to affect his present and most definitely his future with Eve, and that fact is always in the background…always just beneath the surface because a snake like Antonio Borignone can only be stopped one way.

The fact that Jessica Ruben allows readers into Vincent’s head and provides us with his thoughts about how much of a mess he made weighs greatly on our perception of him. Vincent owns up to his bad choices and the fact that he not only ruined a significant part of his life by being locked up but he also destroyed the woman who owns his heart and he has to deal with that fact and try to make amends if she’ll allow it, which seems a bit of a crap shoot since readers witnessed how deeply Vincent’s betrayal and mistreatment cost her in terms of her mental/emotional strength.

For me, the last book in the series is more about Vincent and his steps to redemption and transformation, so while Eve factors into Vincent’s plans, I feel like her role in the final part of their story is weighing whether she can risk her heart again with the same man who broke it, not so much having to change who she is or what she wants. In the length of time that Vincent was in prison, Eve struggled with herself, with the truth, and with the pain, so even though she’s a kickass attorney, she lost so much of herself when Vincent hurt her that she hasn’t been able to be her true self until Vincent walks back into her life and it’s that idea that almost cripples her again because she doesn’t want to need this man who she gave everything to and then he destroyed.

The conclusion of Vincent and Eve’s story is bittersweet in some ways; the fact that we, as readers, have been with this couple since the beginning and are able to trace their feelings and their growth in such detail makes it difficult to say goodbye to them and their world, but it also is exciting because I can’t wait to see the new characters and settings that Jessica Ruben creates for her readers, so I hang onto that idea and hope readers haven’t seen the last of Vincent and Eve.

4.5 Poison Apples 

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About the Author

Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.

Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.

http://jessicarubenauthor.com

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  1. Aaand now i have to read this!

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