Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: "Redemption Lane" by Rachel Blaufeld

Redemption Lane (Crossroads #1)



Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.

Bess, a wild party girl running from herself, literally falls victim to her demons when she collapses in the most unexpected of places.
Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can’t seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn’t know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.

It was a night she doesn’t remember, and one he can’t forget.

But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson––a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.
Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.

Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.

When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?


Addiction comes in all forms, for Bess it started with alcohol, went to sex, and then to drugs a little harder. It all came crashing down though at a yoga studio. That was the end to her use, but not the addiction that she fights daily. It was also the day that brought about Lane's hardness. One person can't forget that day and the other can't remember it. In a moment and the actions along with it people's lives were impacted forever.

This book is an excellent example of a story that leaves you with no clue as to what will happen next. I am truly amazed with how the author weaved the story. I in no way expected most of the events until they happened. The way people are weaved in this story is flawless. It's a small world.
The love scenes are smoking. The tender scenes are tear worthy. You'll feel anger, betrayal, fear, happiness, and everything in between. This isn't a book that is full of fairy tales. It's a real life story, one that could happen anywhere and to anyone. It's addiction with highs and lows mixed with happiness that can be quickly taken. This book shows the dark side of the addictions and how hard it is to cope. This isn't just another love story and it will have you feeling raw. I truly didn't know who I felt worse for Bess or Lane, or maybe Jake. AJ was a character that I never did decide on. I really hope there is a series made from all of the characters. I'll definitely be following this author to see what she brings out next.