Redemptive (Combative, #2) by Jay McLean REVIEW

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Redemptive (Combative, #2) by Jay McLean REVIEW

It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die.
It must only happen to those whose lives were worthy.
Clearly, mine was not.

The only thing that happened to me was a repeat of what I thought was my death.
The blast of the gun as it went off.
The loss of my breath as two hundred pounds of dead weight dropped on top of me.
And then darkness.
This replayed over and over.

When the guy squatted down next to me and asked if I was hurt, the only thing I could see, feel,
hear, were those few seconds.
Even now, as I sat in the back of a blacked out van—it was the only thing that ran through my mind.
Gunshot, breath, darkness.


★★★★ 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

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Jay McLean

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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More in this Series

Combative (Combative #1) Redemptive (Combative #2)


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