Review: Redemption by Stephanie Tyler

redemptionTitle: Redemption

Series: Defiance bk 2

Author: Stephanie Tyler

Genre: Dystopia, New Adult

Matthias Robichaud is looking for an alliance. The Defiance motorcycle club is a stronghold in the dangerous world that’s become the new norm and he’s driven to prove he’s tough enough to be sworn in as a full member. But when he sees a beautiful, spirited girl abducted by a rival MC, rescuing her jeopardizes all he’s worked for.

Politician’s daughter Jessa Everson knows what’s expected of her—obedience, loyalty and silence—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fight when she’s kidnapped by the Lords of Vengeance. Having Matthias save her is like gaining an avenging angel in leather and tattoos. But Defiance is known for brutal justice, and she may have just traded one bad situation for another.

Matthias’s urge to protect is too strong to ignore, no matter how much trouble Jessa brings to Defiance’s gates. There’s no room in the post-Chaos world for weakness so if Matthias and Jessa have any chance of surviving, they’ll need to put their full strength behind the MC…and hope that the MC will do the same for them.

Thoughts: If you’ve never read a Stephanie Tyler book then you are missing out on one of the best Romantic Suspense authors published today. In her Defiance series, she takes all those great things she does in her RS series, and mixes it with Sons of Anarchy and Revolution. This combination takes a certain amount of ability and Stephanie not only has that, she makes it believable.

Redemption picks up about six months after Defiance, the first book in this series. It takes everything we though we knew about this world she’s created and turned it on its side with the introduction of two new characters. Two characters who have been in the heart of the government all their lives and know the truth about what is really going on. A truth that rocks everything.

Matthias is one of those characters that you would imagine seeing in a Black OP’s book and being one of the best bad-asses in the unit. So imagine all of that in a twenty year old. As we get to know Matthias the more we realize that he is someone who has an honor code forged in steel. And that is what makes him so sexy, and also puts him in the crossfires of some very dangerous people.

Jessa is a character I had to warm up to. In the beginning so much of what she did screamed I’m 19 and clueless. Until you discovered not all is at it seems with her. Her secrets have secrets and she’s terrified of what will happen to her if anyone discovers them. She never expected to meet someone like Matthias and his code of honor, nor the feelings she’s suddenly having about him.

Like always there is a ton going on in the background of this story. I have a feeling with each new book we’ll get more about what is really going on, and it will be nothing that we expected.

Once again Tyler has written a book that will suck you in and hold tight to you until you’ve read the last word, and then you will scream because the next book isn’t out yet.

Grade A

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