Friday, 11 August 2017

Review and spotlight: Record of Wrongs (Redemption County 1) by Sharon Kay

Title: Record of Wrongs
Series: Redemption County #1
Author: Sharon Kay
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 1, 2017
Do your past mistakes define you forever?

Cruz Zaffino leaves prison after a serving a decade for a crime he didn’t commit. With his life all over the internet, there’s nowhere he can go to avoid his illicit past. Involved with one of Chicago’s toughest gangs, he made enemies bent on ruining everything he has. Nowhere is beyond their reach.

Every day, Rosie Marlow lives with the scars from the worst mistake of her life. It’s the one secret she has in her tiny, gossip-fueled town. When Cruz walks into her bar, covered in tattoos and dangerous attitude, she’s captivated. His rough sexuality makes her melt, and his harsh experience calls to her own broken soul. But her story is private and buried so deep, she’s never had the strength to share it.

She’s the unexpected light to his darkness, yet he knows she’s hiding something. Sultry summer nights in each other’s arms weaken her resistance and taunt her with the idea of forever. But as his adversaries draw close, can she love him enough to let him go?

My Review
This book started off so sweet that I was a little thrown off balance (in a good way) when things heated up. The attraction was immediate between the hero and heroine, but they took time to get to know each other a little. I liked that. 

After being unjustly imprisoned for 10 years, Cruz was sweeter than I anticipated he’d be. He had his moments of a tough guy who knew how to take care of his own, but for the most part he was a kind. He’d learned his lessons in jail and I liked that he’d grown from the rough teenager he’d been into a mature adult. It tickled me that he was so easily amused by the country lifestyle he’d discovered.

Rosie was pure joy… well, mostly. Where initially you see a woman who has lived an ideal life in a small hometown, there was more to her. She’d suffered. She understood that the consequences of her actions was her fault, but wasn’t ready to forgive herself. Redemption was not only for Cruz, Rosie had her share to partake in, too.

A wonderful story and a quick read filled with action, drama, and a sappy/hot as hell romance.

I give this book four out of five cowboy boot shaped chocolate bars.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

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  1. Well, now. That sounds like one I need to check out! I like they took their time. Nice to see that :)

  2. Very nice review and interesting book. I like the sound of the characters.


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