Title: Redemptive (Combative #2)
Series: Combative Series
Author: Jay McLean
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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.
5+ Mind F&$% stars across the board from Babbling Chatter Reads Reviewers!
Cristina’s Rating: 5 of 5 Hearts
This has been one of the harder reviews for me to write because I am lost in a daze on everything that has happened. Needless to say that I am still reeling in shock of this AMAZING read.
It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die. It must only happen to those who lives were worthy.
Seriously, nothing could have prepared me for this utter mind F#$@ of this book! Who the? What the? When the? Where the? WHY?!?!? I totally thought I would have answers to some of the questions that have been in my mind since that cliffy in Combative but was thrown in a loop several times over as I got distracted by the overwhelming intensity of Nate Deluca & Bailey Wright’s story.
Bailey had become my drug. My addiction. My escape. My salvation. My curious fascination turned obsessive infatuation.
Nate is someone I had least expected to fall hard for. I am at a lost on everything that has happened. Soooo Logan Matthews (from her More Than Series) was one that was on the top of my book boyfriend list but damn after meeting and getting to know Nate he is gradually moving up and I am TORN! Ahhhhhh!
There are soooo many things I can rant, vent, babble on and on about this series thus far but until you have read it I’m keeping my mouth SHUT because any new reader to this series needs to experience the true journey of this read. You will be thank me you did. 😉 I won’t be sorry on the book hangover it will leave you though. 😀
Joanna’s Rating: 5 of 5 Hearts
Having read Combative, I was eagerly anticipating it’s follow up book Redemptive. What I wasn’t expecting was a whole new twist on the story and I definitely wasn’t expecting Nate DeLuca!!
Redemptive is very different from her previous books and I’m freaking loving it! The whole mafia storyline is intricately woven into a story surrounding two lost lonely souls, Bailey & Nate. I like to think I’ve a
couple of book boyfriends, but Nate DeLuca has captivated my fragile heart. He’s everything! I also really enjoyed the friendship between Nate & Tiny. He’s loyalty knows
This is a devastatingly beautifully written sequel & once again I applaud Ms. McLean’s ability to reach in and rip out my heart!
Honestly going into Redemptive I thought We would get more answers but instead I was left with so many questions! This is not a bad thing at all. I know Jay Mclean and I can bet the final book in the series will kick my ass.
I need book three ASAP!!!!! I would hugely recommend this series to everyone. Jay never disappoints & all things batman, she didn’t this time either.
Renery’s Rating: 5 of 5 Hearts
This is a reaction I was not expecting at all from this series. I don’t know why, but I didn’t see this coming. I should’ve known somehow. Yet here I am, crying big, fat tears. My heart shattered, lying in broken pieces on the floor. And Nate DeLuca completely owning me.
I thought that this would answer a ton of my questions and shed some light on what happens after that heart-stopping cliffhanger at the end of Combative. But no, we don’t. Instead, we get a tale of two characters—two broken souls who slowly found their refuge and solace in each other. I was completely blindsided—and I don’t mean that in a bad way—but these characters just had me wrapped up tight around their precious fingers right off the bat. And I let them. I let them take it—take me.
“If you ask him to, he’ll risk his life to let you go because he loves you that fuckin’ much. But if he lets you go, Bailey, you’ll take his heart with you.”
Watch out Kyler Parker, Nate DeLuca is most definitely giving you a run for your money. If you thought Ky in Combative was great? Huh, well you’ve seen nothing yet.
Nothing. Because Nate DeLuca is everything and then some. He’s that perfectly imperfect guy
who’d weaken your knees, make you crave him body and soul, and leave his mark deep in your bones. I was totally blown away by this man. His love and passion was so powerful and tremendous that even I got knocked on my bum. His words cut deep and will utterly slay you. He, without a doubt, broke me—all of me. And proof of that are the tears still lingering on my eyes while I type up this review, which I really hope will do the book justice.
“I feel your pain. I live your fear.”
Bailey, on the other hand, ignited a fire in me. She gave me this hope at the beginning that people are given second chances, no matter what. And when you’re given that? Grab it with everything you’ve got with both of your hands and try your damnedest not to ever let go. She’s so strong and brave and she tried her hardest to cope with what was going on around her the best way she could. She had a lot of fight in her, but it was only a matter of time. It almost always is. Bailey was so easy to relate to, to feel everything she’s feeling and see what’s going on in her head. After you read this book, you’d be astounded and impressed with this girl.
I’m in love with how Jay McLean chose to lay out this story, this series actually. It’s all so refreshing yet at the same time it’s mind-blowing and still heart-stopping. It’s a story that’ll have you feeling the lingering effects even days after. This is one of those books where every time you remember it, you’d suddenly feel the rush of emotions just like when you first read it. And again, this wasn’t at all what I expected from a second book in a series. Now I’m left to wallow on my own while I try and fit the pieces of the puzzle together—from the ones I got from Combative and then from Redemptive. Just like what I said in the first book, more so now after reading this, the story will tear you apart—limb by limb. And all you’re left with in the end is another bunch of questions, the loudest being HOW? and WHY?
Jay McLean’s words woven together just pack such a powerful punch to the gut every single time.
And now I’m dying for more of it.
Stacey’s Rating: 5 of 5 Hearts
When I started this book I was ready for it to pick up from where Combative ended and oh boy was I pleasantly surprised. I was surprised to find out I was going to learn more about Nate DeLuca and Bailey. All I can say is WOW! I couldn’t put it down and was so I love with their story and Nate! I loved Ky Parker and I never thought I could view Nate the way I do now and I truly want to see a HEA for Nate & Bailey.
The emotions Jay had me feeling were epic and the style was so different form anything I’ve read by Jay & I gotta say she did it again and I loved every minute of this book and the ending O M G!!!!!!!! I am dying and NEED book 3 sooooooo bad!!!! I have so many questions and am creating so many ideas in my head! But all in all this book was a 5 star read and I highly recommend it!
Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She write what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.
For publish in rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.