Welcome to our stop on Redeem Me tour for Eliza Freed. This tour is hosted by Good Choice Reading.
Author: Eliza Freed
Reading Level: Adult
Released: February 3 2015
Review Source: Forever Yours
Some things can't be forgiven...
Charlotte O'Brien should forgive God for her parents' death. She should forgive her boyfriend for his one horrific mistake that separated them, and she should forgive herself for cutting them both off, but instead she hates everyone.
But when her childhood friend Noble Sinclair arrives, his passion reignites the spark that had vanished so completely in Charlotte's gray existence. And in Noble's arms, Charlotte finally begins to wonder if she might be ready to choose the future with Noble over her shattered past.
Redeem Me is book 2 in the Lost Souls series.
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The story picks up a couple days where Forgive Me left off. Charlotte is dealing with the reality that Jason cheated and has a child on the way. Unsure how to pick herself up and move forward she at first wallows in self-pity and hatred. Slowly she comes out of her shell and Noble steps in. The long time best friend who is ready to try his hardest to piece together Charlotte's broken heart.
Oh wow! I knew I would like this book because I enjoyed the first one but OH MY GOSH! Redeem Me is mostly everything I wanted Forgive Me to be. Redeem me took it's time in jumping into the romance of this novel. You got the story first, whereas I felt Forgive me just threw you into the fire that was Jason and Charlotte. And honestly I almost wish there never was a Jason and Charlotte; but to enjoy Noble and Charlotte you have to have lived through the relationship that is Jason and Charlotte.
I appreciated that Freed didn't just make you jump from Noble to Jason quickly. She eases you away from Jason as Charlotte slowly tries to ease away from him. I was most upset that Charlotte still at the end isn't fully letting herself be happy with Noble because she misses Jason, but I see progress in how she handles herself. Freed writes about a real life relationship essentially, it's not likely that most people would've forgiven and forgotten to get back with the man who broke you into a million pieces. She writes about raw heartbreak and the torture that it is when putting yourself back together, as well about the torture of feeling like you are unworthy of moving on. Noble is so patient, he is all any girl would want in this situation-heck I think he's all any girl would want any time: no circumstances needed. Which Charlotte makes mention of most of the time she's thinking of him, but she realizes that he is good for her, and he is exactly what she needs.
I am so excited for the next book, Save Me, to come out this coming Winter. The ending of Redeem me isn't completely a cliffhanger but I would love to see what happens. I want to see if Charlotte is actually able to come back to being herself.
She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.
She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and a beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story...the more screwed up the better.