Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book Review: Redeem Me (Lost Souls, #2) by Eliza Freed

Redeem Me (Lost Souls, #2)
Eliza Freed
Published: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Forever Publishing
Age Demographic: New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 384

Some things can't be forgiven...

Charlotte O'Brien should forgive God for her parents' death. She should forgive her boyfriend for his one horrific mistake that separated them, and she should forgive herself for cutting them both off, but instead she hates everyone. 

But when her childhood friend Noble Sinclair arrives, his passion reignites the spark that had vanished so completely in Charlotte's gray existence. And in Noble's arms, Charlotte finally begins to wonder if she might be ready to choose the future with Noble over her shattered past.

Redeem Me is book 2 in the Lost Souls series.

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(Note: I received a copy of this book via the publisher, in exchange for an honest review which I have posted here on the blog and on Goodreads.)

My God, I am wrecked in the best possible way imaginable. Emotionally compelling and incredibly intense, Redeem Me is an absolutely stunningly beautiful novel. Noble Sinclair is insatiable, gorgeous, and the absolute best thing for Charlotte. The chemistry between these two remarkable characters is undeniably electrifying. Their emotional connection will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Eliza Freed has gutted me from the inside out and ruined me so perfectly with her beautiful way of telling a story about the messy, irrational, and complicated journey of love. I am just shattered in so many ways and I wouldn't change a thing. Noble has saved Charlotte in so many ways that it's incredible, how much love he has for her. It's honest, bone deep, and genuine. If there ever was a perfect love, Noble would definitely fit that bill for sure.

The only thing that bothers me, is the fact that Charlotte still can't let go of that little piece of her that Jason Leer still has a hold of. Even when she's with Noble, there's a moment or a space in her both her head and her heart, where she isn't with him and it just doesn't seem very fair to him. It is so very clear that he is all in and she's going along with him, because it's easy and it feels good. There's nothing hard or manipulative or emotionally abusive about the love that she shares with Noble. 

It was hard watching Charlotte fall apart after learning about what Jason had done to her and then watching herself slowly knit her heart and spirit back together, with Nobles gentle love and kindness. The realistic portrayal of raw heartache and torture that one goes through when they endure the fall out of such a tumultuous and emotionally gripping relationship, is one of the things that draws me to Freed's books and keeps me hanging on until the last page has been read. It's gorgeously dark, intense, and so amazingly hopeful while at the same time being sad, wistful, and surreal. You don't just read her books, you feel them all the way through from the beginning until the end.

There is so much growth and evolution and forgiveness and finding oneself in this book, that it's hard not to immerse yourself in it and wade out into the deep end along with the characters as they take that plunge. If you're looking for a book that will give you ALL OF THE FEELS then I suggest this one.

Full review coming soon.

Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job. 

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story...the more screwed up the better.

Please stop by and visit her on her Goodreads page and don't forget to fan her as well!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Susan! I checked out the series on Goodreads and it sounds so good!! I'm so curious to find out what Jason did to her!!!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog


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