Redemption (Carmel Cove, #1) by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Series: Carmel Cove, #1
Author: Rebecca Sharp
Genres: Contemporary Romance, #Friends2Lovers
Release Date: October 22, 2019
From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes an emotional small-town romance with a twist...
For years, I was close enough to fame to touch it. Taste it. Drink it.
Until one more drink became my answer to everything.
Until one night I made a mistake which couldn’t be undone.
So, I cut all ties to my former life and the addiction that destroyed it. And I left in search of redemption on the other side of the country.
After months building a new future, I thought my past had stayed put.
Until I opened my front door to find she’d followed me.
Taylor Hastings. My sister’s best friend.
And the good girl I’d never been good enough for.
Not then. Not now. Not ever.
One glance at Taylor’s face told me she’d come searching for a safe haven. One glance at the swell of her stomach told me she hadn’t come alone.
I didn’t hesitate to offer her my help and my home because looking out for her was the right thing to do…
Even if the way I wanted her would always be wrong.
So, I kept my distance. And Taylor kept her secrets.
Until one kiss changed everything.
Until one kiss made me realize it wasn’t our first.
5 iScream Cones
"She saw me at my lowest and still wanted the man underneath."
I've been beside myself excited to read this story after meeting him in Reputation. Truthfully, I kinda didn't like him...then. He really pissed me off with the way he treated his sister whom I adore. Then, after reading the synopsis, I decided to give him a chance at Redemption. As I'm sure you already guessed, he won me over. I've gone over to the dark side, trusting that Taylor will work her magic on him, and bring him into her light.
I can't give you details, but I can suggest that you stock up on energy drinks and tissues. You won't want to stop reading to sleep and you'll want to keep your reading device dry from the tears or risk missing out. There are no words to tell you how much I love this story. It is... everything and more.
"The only thing worse than an addiction was an addiction to something you couldn't have."
There's nothing stronger than unforgiveness. It can keep you from those you love regardless of who is harboring the guilt. If you feel unworthy, you keep yourself from others 'for their own good' and hurt all involved by your absence whether physically or emotionally, right? Removing himself from his friends and family didn't solve all of his problems, but it did give him perspective. He saw some things more clearly but had a blind spot when it came to her.
She followed him to the other side of the country. She had a secret that she couldn't hide, but the devil is in the details, right? I could've died waiting for that revelation. I almost passed out from holding my breath in anticipation. Afraid of his reaction but anxious for him to know. Another thing that took a few years off of my life was waiting for him to get over her being his little sister's best friend and his idea that she was too good for him.
I wanted to just light a match and throw it between them. I had no doubt whatsoever that their chemistry contained enough fuel to cause an explosion and I wanted it to happen NOW! But that doesn't mean that I don't recognize the fact that is exactly why I enjoyed it so much. The slow burn buildup was soo delicious.
My heart runneth over with emotion and I can't stop thinking about this story. It touches on some very sensitive subjects in a very tasteful way. The author did such a number on me that I cried and smiled at the same time. And let's talk about the residents of this amazing new place, Carmel Cove. There are enough colorful support characters to keep this series going indefinitely, much to my delight. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Yes, I'm addicted, with no need for intervention. The line forms here...
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband - the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she's always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.
To celebrate Redemption’s release, Rebecca Sharp is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card on her Facebook Page!
A signed paperback is up for grabs in her reader group!