Title ~ Redemptive (Combative 2)
Author ~ Jay McLean
Series ~ Combative Trilogy
Release ~ 8th March 2016
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.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
So only having just finished Combative (Combative, #1) I assumed I knew what to expect as I started reading Redemptive (Combative, #2). I had some theories, but within a few chapters, they all went out the window. I was hoping I would get the answers to all the questions I had especially my ones about Madison. Who she is, what are her secrets and, of course, her connection to Tate DeLuca. I got them but I also got much more.
“We both wanted to matter. And we both needed to be saved.”
Madison’s story is not one of fairy tales or sunshine and flowers. It’s emotional, moving, sad, shocking, intense, heart-wrenching and in some ways a little dark. I read it in one sitting as it got to a point where I needed to know and wanted to know Madison’s story and how it was all going to play out. As the story progress and things happen you start to questions your feelings about certain characters and everything begins to become a little blurred. Jay makes you see things in a new light and give you something to think about!
“It’s strange- how love can form from the most fucked-up of circumstances.”
Overall, this was a captivating read Jay has done an amazing job of bringing her words to life. I can’t wait to read Destructive (Combative #3) as again I have been left with wanting more. I’m intrigued to see what surprises, secrets, and lies will be revealed and most of all how it’s all going to end for these characters.I highly recommend Redemptive but only after you have read Combative.
I highly recommend Redemptive but only after you have read Combative.
Check out Combative book 1 on sale for 99c
We all play victims to our pasts; to the choices we make and the lives we create.
They define who we are.
And sometimes if we’re lucky enough, the past stays where it belongs: in the past.
I’m not one of the lucky ones.
I never have been.
Because now the past is knocking on my door, offering deals I have no choice but to take… deals that will help bring justice—not just for me, but for my brothers.
The deal is a ticking time bomb.
One I didn’t know existed.
Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, as well as skilled 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.