Redemption is the second book in Christine’s Revenge series, which focuses on the Savage brothers. This is Kelsey & Axel’s book.
Two years ago, Kelsey came running to her father, covered in the blood of her best friend Charlee. She begged her father to help her disappear. So, she went from Georgia to a town in California where she is able to see the ocean and works in a dive bar. She eats, sleeps, works, and repeats. When the people she knows at work ask her to do things, she generally says no, because she really just wants to be left alone. At least, until one night when a co-worker asks her to do something with her after work. So, Kelsey, who isn’t using her own name at this point, decides she’ll go because she’s ready to stop pining over Axel and move on with her life. She heads out to the beach and meets up with her friend and some guys, one of whom asks her to go out on a date with him the following night. Only, when the door opens to let her date in, it’s not the puka shell wearing dude, it’s Axel.
Axel has spent the last 2 years missing his Wildcat. Al he knows is that she disappeared. But now, her father has hired him and his brothers to get her and bring her home. So, with one of his brothers, he went to Cali to bring his girl home. But of course, it’s never that easy. He went to get her and told her that she could go the easy way or the hard way. Which way do you think that she chose? Of course, it might be good that she chose the hard way, because just as she and Axel get out to her parking lot, his beloved truck blows up. So they run, until his brother manages to get them and they head back to Georgia.
I like Kelsey. I think that she is totally entitled to all the horrible feelings about Axel that she has. I mean, I would feel the same way about him if he had done to me what he did to her. Of course, the bad feelings that she has towards him and her lack of trust is all tied up with the fact that she still has good feelings towards him and all the good pants feelings that she has for him. So when he shows up, she wants to hate him but she also wants to fuck him, which makes it really hard on her to figure out what to do, and really, I think that Axel takes advantage of that to some extent. He might not know her precise feelings, and make a conscious decision to do that, but I think he picks up on it, and then does what he does.
Axel is both a good guy and a jackass. He’s also a huge smartass. And I think that it gets him very much in trouble sometimes, especially when his two older brothers smack him around. Of course, he does everything he can to get in and under their skin, so I’m not crying for him. But, overall he wants to make sure that his family is safe, especially his beautiful niece Lily, who he calls Wildflower. And that includes Kelsey. He will go toe to toe with anyone to make sure that she’s safe. And we get to see that.
I really can’t wait for Zane’s book.
I like the surprise family members.
OK, that’s all for today. Happy reading!