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REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: “Redemption” by Eden Winters

ABOUT:

Living is the easy part.

Agent Lucky Lucklighter and his partner escaped Mexico alive, only to plunge into bureaucratic fallout from their mission. Hell, maybe Lucky should have stayed south of the border. Especially when the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau places Bo into rehab, and Lucky’s facing both therapy and an inquiry into a fatal shooting. Watching over his shoulder for a vengeful drug lord or a cartel don calling in favors leaves him scarcely able to imagine a future for them as agents, or as a couple.

Bo Schollenberger once had a vision for their life together, but he’s bowed beneath the weight of his undercover work. Lucky’s hanging on by his deeply chewed fingernails, clinging to hope by making Bo’s dreams of a home into reality. The last thing he needs is a phone call from a dangerous man who knows too much, summoning him back to Mexico for “an early Christmas present.”

Not when the SNB brass asks tough questions, like “How well do you know your partner?”

 

BOOK INFO:
Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00023]Title: Redemption (Diversion #5)
Author: Eden Winters
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Pages: 205
Release Date: August 8, 2015
Purchase Links: Amazon

REVIEW:

If someone were to ask me “What book(s) do you wish more people were reading?” I’d answer…the Diversion series by Eden Winters. It’s smart, well-researched, funny, and surprisingly tender. The relationship between Lucky and Bo has really grown on me and I’m bought in for however many books the author wants to write (please write more books…please!)

Redemption is book 5 in the series and boy have Lucky and Bo come a long way. It’s post Mexico (for those of you who haven’t read the series…why not? and also…no spoilers, promise!) and we find ourselves in an unfamilar place…unflappable Bo struggling to stay up on his feet and Lucky being the one to carry the load for them both. I loved this role reversal because we really get to see how deeply in love Lucky has fallen for Bo. And it’s soooooo sweet. It feels like a reward for the reader who’s come this far with them in the series.

Unfortunately, it’s not all roses and rainbows and Bo’s struggles are…well…they’re often hard to read. He’s battling PTSD, drug addiction, the confusion of having been so deeply undercover, mood swings, an unknown future, depression, low sex drive, and insecurity about his relationship. That’s a LOT of shit to be dealing with. I wanted to wrap my arms around Bo and just rock him, comfort him, tell him it would be ok. But truly, the best thing for Bo is Lucky. And Lucky is there…doing the best he can in his quirky, silly way.

What I really enjoyed about book 5 is that aside from the relationship…the story really developed along the way. There were questions answered, more questions posed, and a few “aha!” moments along the way. I’m feeling better about where our couple stands at the end, both in the greater story and with each other. The house and the home they’re going to build makes my heart full!

So…what’s next for them? I have NO idea where this is gonna go. But, I can say with all assuredness…I’m coming along for the ride!

 

GIVEAWAY

Now, because I really DO want more people to read this series, I’m going to personally giveaway the 1st THREE books so you can get a feel of the characters, the writing, the story (if you’ve already read these, I’ll purchase this newest one for you!)! Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, August 24, 2015!

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14 comments on “REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: “Redemption” by Eden Winters

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman
    August 18, 2015

    I’ve enjoyed all of Eden’s books that I’ve reaed but I must admit I haven’t read this series I’m not sure why I’ve read some great review recently so please count me in.

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  2. susana
    August 18, 2015

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I’ve read some of Eden’s books before, but I haven’t read this series yet. Thank you for the chance! ;)

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  3. Laura Keeling
    August 18, 2015

    Thanks so much for the chance! This sounds like a great series!!

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  4. jenf27
    August 18, 2015

    Thanks for the review and contest! I have read the 1st book in the series and want to read the rest. Sounds like it gets quite exciting.

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    • BioB
      August 26, 2015

      Jenf27…you are the GIVEAWAY WINNER! :) We’ll contact you via the email address you provided to get you your prize!

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  5. Rene
    August 18, 2015

    I really enjoy reading m/m books with a bit of mysterie, romance and a good character development. This looks like a great serie that has it all. Your review has definitely sold this serie to me so thanks for that and also thank you for this awesome giveaway chance of winning the first three books!

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  6. Jen CW
    August 18, 2015

    What a wonderful giveaway chance! Thank you! The review was fantastic. I haven’t read any books by Eden yet, but this series definitely makes me wish I had read it earlier. Thank you for the chance!

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  7. H.B.
    August 18, 2015

    Sounds awesome. Thank you so much for the giveaway chance! Thank you for the lovely reviews too =)

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  8. Terri Brooks
    August 18, 2015

    I’ve just finished book one in this series and I’m definitely going to be getting the rest of this series. Great giveaway along with the outstanding review.

    Terri

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  9. debby236
    August 19, 2015

    I loved Fire and Ice and Fire and Water.

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  10. Carolyn
    August 21, 2015

    I just picked up the first one recently because it was a 99cent book and ended up reading it a few days ago. I honestly didn’t expect much because Eden hadn’t really been on my radar. It was great! I went looking straightaway to see if I had bought more at some other time and forgotten (common occurence, and yes I did – Duet, which I also really enjoyed). I’m so glad I have more wonderful stories ahead in this series. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. sula22
    August 21, 2015

    Oh what a fantastic prize, thank you for the chance to win some of the books from this series :)

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  12. Alishea D
    August 21, 2015

    This sounds great. Count me in.

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  13. flutterfli
    August 22, 2015

    I have’t gotten to start this series, but I’m extremely anxious to do so. Please count me in. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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