Sunday, March 16, 2014

Craving Redemption-- Nicole Jacquelyn

What can I even say about this book, except that it is flat out amazing!! I was so looking forward to getting Grease's story after meeting him in Craving Constellations, and I have to say that I am so thrilled with it!!


Asa and Callie had nothing in common. He was an Ace, raised in the club and loyal to it above all else. She was a high school student with braces on her teeth and a narrow view of the world.

They should have never crossed paths.

But when Callie decides to defy her parents, and Asa goes on an errand for the club, their lives collide. He saves her, and she mesmerizes him.

They part believing they’ll never see each other again.
Neither could have predicted the chain of events they’d put in motion.

Now the two have to navigate the dark waters of a relationship built on tragedy and need without drowning in guilt for things outside their control.

How do you love someone when the worst decision of your life was the reason you met them?

Now, we only briefly met Callie when she stormed into the club at the end of Craving Constellations (CC), but from what I saw there, I knew she was going to be a spitfire and make for an awesome heroine for Grease. And I was not wrong!! This girl has some brass ones, I have to say that. The way that she went up against not only Grease, but the rest of the club throughout much of the book, I mean wow. Most gals know better than to buck an MC, but Callie never paid it any mind, and did just as she pleased. I would like to think that it was due to the sheltered life she led before meeting Grease, and not that she was stupid.
Clearly, the girl has brains, given that she had to outsmart some very dangerous gang members, and stay level headed, all while dealing with the most tragic thing she could ever imagine. And the fact that Grease is so gentle with her, so protective of her- it's like he knew that she was his, even before he made it so. And all of this while she is still a 16 year old girl......... Yeah, don't forget, these two meet when Callie is only 16, and Grease (aka Asa), is a whopping 19- not exactly a legal situation in some places. But, he doesn't try anything on her, and even discourages her advances, and boy does she try!!
I love their, well basically- I love their love. The fact that it withstands years, and yeah- a lot of time passes from the time they meet until they finally have their HEA (kinda like in CC), but also it withstands loads of dangerous people, dangerous situations, and even a prison sentence. It literally withstands the tests (yes, there are several) of time.
Of course, we also get a glimpse into the lives of Fallon and Casper (Callie's brother), and see how they initially get together, find out who Fallon comes from (yeah,  bit of a shocker there), and learn that theirs will be the next story to unfold. I didn't know how I would feel about Fallon at first- I really just wanted to punch her in the throat most of the time, but by the end of CR, I was anxious to see what Nicole has in store for her.
This is for sure, a solid 5 star read for me!! Cannot wait for you all to read it and enjoy the lit gold that is Nicole Jacquelyn!!

And for more about this amazing author.............

Nicole Jacquelyn bio
Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.
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