Monday, May 15, 2017

Secrets of Redemption by L.K. Shaw - Review

Title: Secrets of Redemption (Secrets #3)
Author: L.K. Shaw
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 258 pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: March 27, 2017
Source: Review Request
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

I killed a man. 

He deserved to die, but guilt threatens to consume me. I continue on as though nothing is wrong, but every time I close my eyes, all I see is blood. His face haunts me. My life is crumbling around me, and I don’t know how much more I can take. Then, there is her. I’ve watched her, wanted her, for years. And now, I can never have her. Darkness surrounds me. I’m damaged goods. A murderer. 

I killed a man. 

He deserved to die, and never once have I regretted my actions. I’ve since made something of myself. I live a full life with a great career, a fantastic boss, and the best friends a girl could ask for. Then, there is him. I’ve seen him watching me with want in his eyes. I’ve been waiting for him to make the first move. But now, he walks around as if ghosts are chasing him. I know what he did, and I know it’s eating him alive. I only hope my love can light his way out of the darkness, and I can show him the secret of redemption.

Secrets of Redemption was an amazing and emotional story. Both characters were very complex, and Miles especially so. His PTSD has a stranglehold on his life, and he isn't sure what to do about it. Guilt is eating him up from the inside and he isn't sure what he can do about it. Josie thinks she may have the solution, but has to face her own fears of opening up to him about her personal life.

LK Shaw really shows the intense dynamics in a BDSM relationship. It isn't just about the sex, it's about finding a connection, finding a way to let the world drift away and just be for awhile. Josie and Miles are a shining example (once they work out a few kinks) or how this relationship should feel and the respect between partners.

That being said, they aren't perfect people, Josie screws up, Miles reacts in an appropriate way (which is great - I hate when people blow things off or overreact). But Josie has a lot more on her plate than just trying to make things right with the man of her dreams. She's also made an error in judgment with a dangerous man, a man that is out to get her.

A great mix of romance, suspense, and great writing. This is a story of love, redemption, and finding a way to overcome the darkness of your past.

**I voluntarily received a review copy of this book**

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