21 July 2014

Redeemed Love by M.S. Brannon - Blog Tour, Book Review

“Who am I? For all intents and purposes, I am the nice guy; the loyal brother and decent citizen. I am quiet and non-confrontational. I am the brother nobody worries about and can always depend upon. To my family, I am the good one. However, that’s only what they see on the outside.” ~ Jeremy Evans

Outwardly, Jeremy Evans is a typical guy, the calmest of the Evans brothers. He’s obsessed with cars, enjoys the company of beautiful women, and is devoted to his family. Inwardly, however, Jeremy is a ticking time bomb. Torn between what’s right versus what’s wrong. When the attempted rape on Darcie occurs, Jeremy finally loses the battle within himself. The pure hatred for Sulfur Heights consumes him and escape is all he thinks about.

One year later, he is secretly engrossed by the drug-infested underworld. Jeremy’s double life leads him on dark and sinister paths of drugs, violence, and rage.

The Evans family is destroyed after Presley’s murder and consequently, Jeremy’s arrest. He’s sent to prison where he’s forced to survive with the mistakes he’s made on his conscience. However, only one thought lingers. It consumes the years he spends locked in a cell. Retribution.

Cami Ryker used to have a picture perfect life. She was loved by her family and happy with her life until her brother’s sudden death tore her family apart. Cami is forced to care for her ailing mother and assume the responsibilities of a normal adult. However, when the bills are paid and her mother is tucked away for the night, Cami likes to cloud her mind in order to escape her daily struggles. Late one night, a stranger trolling the streets rescues her in a dark alley. The mysterious stranger will become one of the most important people in her life until the day he’s sent to prison.

Four years later, Jeremy is released and seeking redemption for his mistakes, but the betrayal is still thriving amongst the Evans family.

Will Jeremy finally find the solace within to gain the forgiveness from his family that he desperately craves? And is it possible for Jeremy to save those he loves and exonerate himself in the process?

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content**
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Sulfur Heights Series had always been dark and brooding. There is always danger lurking around every corner, and if you’re not into drugs, violence and abuse, you better not start reading. These books are not for the faint of heart, by the time I reached this book, my heart has been toughened enough. Because if I thought I have seen the worse, and the vileness of life – but it was only the tip of the iceberg. I didn’t expect to see the darker version of Sulfur Heights in the book of the most quiet among the Evans Brothers, Jeremy.

Can the end justify the means?

It’s a million-dollar question. A lot would have argued. But all Jeremy wanted was to get his family out of Sulfur Heights, away from all the troubles, and the demons – away from their past and live their lives normally. But in order to do that, he needed money. In his desperation to become normal and get out of Sulfur Heights – he became someone he hated the most. He went into Sulfur Height’s darkest, most evil place – the underworld. He built another persona, someone whom I could not fathom that could exist. Way, way different than who he originally is. At home, he’s still the same Jeremy who is quiet. But outside, he became someone else. He was vicious, he can kill without batting an eyelash, and he will do everything, just about everything to have the money and have it fast for him and his family to get out of Sulfur Heights.

Perhaps the only good thing that came out from this was Cami. She was untouchable, being the niece of the drug lord of the underworld. They kept their friendship in private. She’s the only person who knows his other life, and the only person who he can go to when he needs help. How he manage to separate both lives in the town as small as Sulfur Heights was nearly unimaginable, but he was able to. Until the night that ended Presley’s life. This one incident collided both his worlds, and one world have broke apart.

He wanted to have his freedom. In order to do this, he has three stipulations that was necessary to have it. Although it was painful for him, the end was worth it. He was finally going to be free from everything. He and Cami might have a good future together, and he can finally avenged Presley’s untimely demise. But, he had to endure the intense hate coming from his family, especially from Drake.

Part two came a year, or three after he was imprisoned. He was finally free. What he didn’t expect was to see Cami still in Sulfur Heights. Cami, she is a great girl, who held on to life and to her faith. I’m a Catholic, and I appreciate how MS Brannon had weave this story without appearing to be preachy. Nevertheless, it was her faith who saved her and transformed her life. She was still in love with Jeremy, but there was more to consider more than love and chemistry. She needed to know if Jeremy will be in the long run with her….

As for his brothers, blood is thicker than water. It wasn’t easy, he didn’t just stride into their lives and told everyone he’s back. He earned their trust, fought his way back into their good graces. But I was glad all had ended well. Because Jeremy had redeemed himself. He might have some doubts about his capabilities now that he was out and he has to face some responsibilities, and I was glad his brother, most especially Reggie was there to make him see the light.

The ending had my heart aching, half-good, and half-bad. It was something I didn’t expect to happen, but I was touched, when someone unexpected came back into their lives and said his goodbyes. This, perhaps was one of my favorite scenes in the book.

This might be my favorite book in the series. MS Brannon had surpassed her previous works. Redeemed Love is dark, compelling, and will send you shivers down your spine. It will have you hooked, will have you pinning for the characters, will make you understand the reasons beneath the actions, and will make you think that indeed, there is good in every person. One surprise after the other, some good, some caused my heart to stop. This book gave me enough rollercoaster for today, and it was worth it.

•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•

"I push him off me then roll Jeremy onto his back. Our lips don’t break away from each other as I settle myself on top of him. His hands come around and inch their way under my shirt. Slowly, he sears my skin as he moves the fabric up.

After I sit up and yank the shirt off my body, Jeremy pushes up and cups my breasts in his large, strong hands. They are the hands only a man can have—lethal, rough, and protective. I love his hands and all that they can do."

Play List

1.  “Breaking Inside” by Shinedown
2.  “Someone Like You” by Adele
3.  “Ain’t My Bitch” by Metallica
4.  “About Today” by The National
5.  “Boris” by Lo-Fang
6.  “Hero of the Day” by Metallica
7. “Stitches” by Young Guns
8. “Family” by Noah Gunderson
9. “Seven Devils” by Florence + The Machine
10.  “Stand By Me” by KI: Theory
11. “The Unforgiven” by Metallica
12.“Until I’m One with You” by Ryan Bingham
13.  “Shooting Star” by Black Stone Cherry
14. “Say Something” by A Great Big World
15. “White Suburban” by Skylar Grey
16. “Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette
17.  “Make Me Wanna Die” by The Pretty Reckless
18. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
19. “Salvation” by Citizen Cope
20.  “Release” by Pearl Jam
21. “Nothing Else Matters” by Smith & Myers
22.  “Make Me Bad” by Korn
23. “Back From the Dead” by Skylar Grey
24. “More Human Than the Human” by White Zombie
25.  “Wherever I May Roam” Metallica
26. “You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes
27. “Weight of the World” by Young Guns
28. “Die With You” by Type O Negative
29.  “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
30.    “All of Me” by John Legend
31.  “Penitentiary” by Citizen Cope
32. “Freak on a Leash” by Korn
33. “Dust to Dust” by The Civil Wars
34. “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star
35. “Go Your Own Way” by Lissie
36. “House of the Rising Sun” by The White Buffalo
37. “Billie Jean” by Chris Cornell
38. “Love You to Death” by Type O Negative

M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.
Email: MBrannon16@gmail.com
Connect with the Author: Goodreads     |     Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter

★Sulfur Heights Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
Scarred Love - My Review  |  Amazon  |  B&N
Tragic Love - My Review  |  Amazon  |  B&N 
Blind Love - My Review  |  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Amazon UK  |  Kobo
Surviving Love - My Review  |  Amazon  |  B&N

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this tour <3