Book Review: Redemption by Kelly Moran 2

Redemption:

(Cattenach Ranch #1)

by Kelly Moran 

Releasing 6/13/2017

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Nearly the last remaining member of Olivia Cattenach’s family has just died overseas and left her overcome by grief. But when a soldier shows up at her ranch with a final message from her brother, she finds new purpose. Nathan Roldan is as formidable as they come. Bulging muscles and inked to boot, he looks like every bit the bad boy he claims to be. Except, under his shuttered gaze and behind his walls lies a gentle giant. Determined to carry out her brother’s wishes, she chips away at Nate’s layers and discovers more pain than any person should ever have to endure. And a passion she never dreamed was possible.

He’s not the hero she thinks he is…

Nate’s mistake got a fellow comrade killed, and a deathbed promise to take care of the guy’s sister lands him in Wyoming with the hope of redemption. But he wasn’t expecting…her. Beautiful, witty, and sweet, Olivia is everything he doesn’t deserve. Born a nothing, he’ll die a nothing. Though guilt is a living thing, temptation is too hard to resist. Somehow, she’s unleashing his restraint and unearthing feelings he buried long ago. He wants her. More, he’s worried he needs her. She’s trying to save him, but when she learns the truth, he’ll lose the only happiness he’s ever known.

“An emotionally raw story with beautiful prose. A compelling read.”
~Katie Ashley, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller

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My Rating:

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

Nakos had always been placed in the what-if column in her someday mental file. Biological clock aside, she was hesitant to pull out the folder and dust it off.

 

 Right this second, he could’ve sworn she was shoving aside shadows in his mind and checking corners for secrets.

 

He gave up. Understanding women, especially this one, was like trying to learn molecular fusion while drinking Jack Daniels. Pointless.

 

If there was the slightest chance I was capable of leaving you, there’s a greater one I never will.

 

This is your world, Olivia. Your home, your family, your friends. I don’t have the foggiest idea what the hell is going on. I just follow you. You’re the only person in my world.

 

My Review:

 

Kelly Moran’s Redemption was a topical, relevant, and thought-provoking read. The storyline was an entertaining, realistic, and well-crafted slow-burn romance; plump with insightful observations, heart-squeezes, and amusing humor. The undercurrent of a yearning attraction simmered slowly on the back burner while the plot developed until the long-awaited volcanic boil over occurred that had me gasping and wiping my brow. Snap! Kelly Moran continues to delight me with deftly written, engaging, and seamless stories that capture my attention and move my heart.   I savor her intriguing and quirky characters and always leave them feeling more than a bit rueful once I reach the last page.

 

About The Author

Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers’ Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and a 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist through RWA, plus she’s landed on the 10 Best Reads & Must Read lists by USA TODAY’s HEA.

Kelly’s been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there’s always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don’t tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and two dogs. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Redemption by Kelly Moran

  1. Reply jjohnson09 Jun 11,2017 3:03 pm

    This was a totally awesome book!! 🙂

  2. Reply Caroline Jun 13,2017 5:41 pm

    You know I’m not big on contemporary romance, but this does sound like a good one! Love the quote about understanding women… Jack Daniels and molecular fusion. HA!

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