Brilliant conclusion to this two part story
Deviant must be read first
Firstly I was not expecting this at all. Book one was dark and edgy and had a lot of wtf moments, this was like a totally different story altogether. Dean was sweet and swoon worthy and a totally different character and I loved him.
In book one you're taken through the suspense and lots of on the edge and sometimes creepy moments with bitterness possession and revenge being the focus. The only outcome was hurt and feelings of betrayal. Jamie did a brilliant job with Deviant it kept you gripped with the madness of it all, right to the bitter end and I couldn't put this down.
Book 2, although it was the second part, I could of read this as a stand alone with not many links to the past at all and the ones that were mentioned were explained so maybe this could be read on its own as it starts were Tyler has started a fresh and changed her identity this sometimes is how a lot of books I have read also start but having said that you don't want to skip Deviant, it was brilliant.
There was more humor in Redemption, more loving family moments and it showed a totally different side to Dean. Moving on in years you are introduced to Tyler's son Jeremy and Deans friend and employee Jimmy, the banter between Jimmy and Dean was great, loved it and the chapters with his relationship from Jimmy's pov I loved, so you almost get a bonus addition story of another two characters.
There are lots of hot intimate moments in redemption partnering with a story of two childhood friends that have a deep love for each other but Forgiveness is the key and Dean has the lock that only Tyler can chose to use.
The love both Tyler and Dean had shared wasn't fully revealed in Deviant, it portrayed more like possession on Deans part and his need for revenge but Redemption more than made up for this.
Definitely a childhood friends to lovers story with a difference and if you felt Deviant was a little to gritty for you well hang on because Redemption will still keep you gripped but it definitely softens the blow with Deans redeeming moments.
A great read that I thoroughly enjoyed and will recommend.
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