★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★
The thing I love about Jay McLean is that when I pick up one of her books, I never know what to expect and I don’t know exactly what I was expecting when picking up Redemptive, but what I got was the complete opposite of what I had even dreamed or imagined. If you think you have any theories whatsoever as to what you are going to get when diving into this book, then think again, you are probably wrong!
Combative is the first book in this new adult suspense trilogy in which we were introduced to several characters, only some of which make a return to Redemptive in order to give us a more background into the mysteries surrounding Bailey. #WhoIsBailey?
Our man Nate DeLuca is integral to this part of the story and fans of his from book one will be in their element, I absolutely adored him and his relationships with both Bailey and Tiny, his right hand man.
“I protect you because you’re my boss, Nate. I kill for you because you’re my family.”
Overall, it was a fantastic, intricate story that has left me with wanting more, but I was left feeling very conflicted as to who my loyalties should lie with, and I also feel like I am none the wiser regarding where the plot is going. I would have liked just a few more answers to keep me going until the final installment. On the plus side though, I have so much more to look forward to.
I definitely recommend re-reading or at least skim reading certain parts of Combative, because this story is so detailed and the characters have so much depth, there is so much to take in and processes. I loved how Jay has proved that she can write something different to her signature sweet new adult writing and written something that is more suspenseful and thrilling with a mafia type feel.
This is looking to be a five-star series overall, I can’t wait to get all the answers in the final installment.
“We all need saving at some point, and I’m here to save you.”
Redemptive is part two of three. Told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review