A beautifully written tale of 2 people who both feel like undeserving of love, Absolution Road was an enjoyable read that captured me throughout.
Jake is one of a pair, he is a twin who has always felt the lesser person for various reasons and is full of guilt over the death of his parents. Aly is a public defence lawyer who grew up poor and has never felt like she belonged anywhere.
They first meet when Aly is called out one Christmas Eve to represent Jake after a bar brawl, and they feel an instant attraction towards one another.
“It wasn’t the time for hitting on the hot public defender, or thinking about eating her pussy. I was in jail, and this was extremely bad.”
Aly is in no way open to showing her feelings towards Jake, but fate has another plan for them when months later they keep bumping into each other, and Jake decides that he is going to take advantage of kismet by insisting she goes on a date with him.
Alyson Road is full of confidence when she is in the courtroom or with her clients, however once she steps outside of her professional box, she is a very insecure and introvert woman. What could the handsome and fit mutli gym owner possibly want with her? Little does she know, that he is looking for love and he sees something in her that he wants to take hold of and protect.
This was a story about two people who were both feeling inadequate, until they met each other and helped the other to heal. There is also a great suspense story going on in the background which made it all a bit more interesting.
“It was like I saw a better me in you. I know I bossed you around and made you move, but something hit me hard with you.”
Having not read book 1, Redemption Lane, I didn’t feel lost at all, and pretty much got the gist of the events that took place prior to Jake and Aly’s story.
This is Book 2 in the Crossroads Series, but can be read as a Standalone. Told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review
Leaning my chair back on its two rear legs, I couldn’t help but laugh again before trying to contain myself. This chick and her soft demeanor were all business. Of course, she would be. Who else would work on Christmas Eve? I was pretty certain she could have made me wait until the day after Christmas to post bond, but here she was defending the public on the most holy night of the year.
Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.