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Redemption (Beautifully Broken) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B075Y9MCWV
- Publisher : MA Heard (26 September 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 4546 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 131 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 51,339 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You get a really good sense for what these characters are feeling and the pain that they go through, you the reader also go through.
You don't just read Michelle's books .... you FEEL them.
This one is heartbreaking and emotional. I love Eli and Quinn and the quiet alpha that is Eli is exactly what I loved about his father in Predator!! Whilst Eli may seem intimidating, his love for Quinn was truly beautiful and he really does have a heart of gold!!!
This is the kind of book that you just know from the very first page that is going to be amazing!!!
One night while staying at Roy’s the house gets broken into, the only thought that Quinn has is to ring Eli to save her even though they have had difference since her seeing Roy.
After the attack Quinn shuts out everyone, Eli is always there for her telling her he will always be there for her and will be forever.
After taking with both of Eli’s parents, Quinn decides to take a chance, that Eli make not just like her as a little sister, when Eli finally lets Quinn know how he feels the fireworks start between the two of them.
With the patience that Eli shows Quinn, and with Quinn listening to the advice from Eli’s parents, they work their way to become each other’s shadow and sunshine again.
The Jackson Family kept to themselves and people in town were scared of them but Quinn jumped into his arms without a doubt and bamm! they were best friends. Ahhh, what?!
So, after a few months of dating, Quinn was going to marry this other guy without a second thought although she kind of had feelings for Eli in the first place but this didn't even came up once during her dating time or even after. Not until Roy was history did Quinn all of a sudden have feelings for Eli and her soon-to-be man was forgotten. I felt sorry for him because he deserved better.
Quinn was an annoying character. She changed her mind every few seconds and her actions were the exact opposite of what she said.
(Please keep in mind that this is just my personal opinion and that you might see it differently.)
This story seemed rushed and felt lacking in depths, emotions, lengths and especially missing well worked through transitions, as it just jumped from one thing to the other without any developments storywise or characterwise. I was confused most of the time and didn't like how Quinn ‘lived years’ within a few months because I couldn't believe how what she went through was overcome by her so quickly. Some stuff was just so bad that I wanted to throw my kindle away.
There was one chapter I absolutely loved because it felt real, honest and showed that the author has much more talent than the rest of the book felt like. I was so in love with how the characters were cuddling in front of the TV and when they each moved one step after the other closer to each other. There was chemistry and butterflies and it was exactly what I had been missing in the rest of the story because despite this little light in all the darkness, there wasn't much growing, development, or well thought through actions. Every change in the story happened abruptly, as did the ending.
It was a much shorter book than anticipated and you can imagine my surprise and disappointment when the story all of a sudden ended just like that.
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Eli and Quinn meet by chance and from that day are inseparable. Neither of them want to ruin their friendship and hide how much they love each other..
Time goes by and Quinn meets someone. She feels that Eli only sees her as a sister and wants to settle down...
Eli believes he's lost the love of his life forever...
Then tragedy strikes and Quinn's whole world is thrown upside down. She will never be the same...
Can Eli save her? Will he get a chance to show Quinn how much she means to him?
⛔️ Contains subject matter that may be a trigger or offensive to some including adult language, steamy adult intimate scenes and violence such as attempted kidnapping / abduction, assault, torture, rape, murder, drugs, theft, mental and physical abuse, etc.
There are a few grammatical issues, but they are minimal, mainly misspellings and incorrect word choice. Otherwise, this is a really well developed and written story, with dark themes but lots of emotion. I especially find the family saying “I live you” vs “I love you.” Just read the story and you will understand …
I didn’t consider this enough to lower the rating since I enjoyed the strength and resilience of the characters, but there is one blatant and obvious error, the first I have found in a Michelle Heard story, and frankly I am surprised that it wasn’t caught by editing or beta readers. During one of the scenes in the later part of the story, two characters are having fun in the showed without clothes, get out, decide to move into the bedroom and despite being wet get on the bed … then have to remove the rest of their clothes … 🤣
This story begins for the most part 20+ years after the first story in the series. It features Eli, the son of Alex and Nina Jackson, and Quinn, his best friend. They meet when he helps save her from being harassed by a guy who she went to school with as she walks home from work. There is a dark stretch until she makes it to the local gas station, so right before she gets there she is accosted by Steve. He wants her to “hang out” and loosen up.
Quinn has no desire to do either, so when she sees Eli leaving the gas station she decides to approach him and hope that he will play along. So she kisses him lightly on the lips and he acts like she was meeting him and he drives her home. She is nervous as she knows his reputation of helping and protecting others, but she had never talked with him before.
Eli is quiet, kinda gruff, but when he shows up the next morning and starts helping repair a few things that needed it, Quinn quickly decides they are friends. Fast forward 2 years and Quinn is tired of waiting for Eli to look at her as more than a sister, so she starts dating a local guy who is nice. He doesn’t make her feel what Eli does, but she does love him, so she says yes when he proposes.
One night when she stayed over to help his mom make her wedding dress, Quinn heard some noises and then yelling. She quickly realized that someone had broken into the house and was fighting with her fiancé and maybe even his mother. She hides and calls her best friend, Eli. She talks to him they enter the room. Then they find her under the bed.
Eli is crushed when Quinn starts dating and then gets engaged to another man. He waited too long. Then he gets a phone call that she is in trouble … as he speeds his way there, he can hear what is happening as she screams, fights and cries. Life would not be worth anything if his sunshine got hurt … heaven help them if they continue trying to take her, he would burn the earth down to find her …
It takes place 30 years later after Predator. Alex and Nina Jackson are still living in the same small town and now they have two sons. Elijah and Ethan. Elijah is a handyman like his father. Ethan teaches self-defense at the gym.
Quinn is walking home from the flower shop she works at and realizes that she is being followed. She looks back and sees Steven, a stoned drug addict, and his friend coming up behind her. She looks around and sees lights on at the gas station and rushes towards it.
Eli Jackson is coming out of the building and sees a girl coming fast towards him and then when she is close enough she slams into him, throws her arms around his neck and hugs him whispering, please play along.
He looks over her head and sees what she was nervous about and makes a decision. He leans down and presses his lips to hers.
Let's go and he leads her over to the passenger side of his old truck. He gets her address and drives her home.
She's nervous. She doesn't want him to sees where she lives. Her dad is a truck driver and isn't always at home so she's on her own. The house needs work inside and out. The gait is hanging off the hinges.
Eli walks her in and tells her he just wants to make sure she's alright and everything is ok.
Then before he leaves he tells her he has some leftover paint from a job and he'll be over and get the house fixed up this week...
Just another warning there are triggers. The story has a purpose and a need to be told. There is no place that doesn't have violence, drugs, and death. Utopia doesn't exist.
The story starts with the Prologue with a 5 year old Eli Jackson. His Daddy has taken him for target practice because he wants young Eli to learn at a young age to defend himself and protect his family. When Eli asks why? His Daddy explains, “I'm afraid of not being there when you, Ethan or your Mommy might need me.” From that day forward he learned to keep trying and never stop caring.
Years later and all grown up, Eli walks out of a gas station with a bag in his hand. A very frightened Quinn Drake runs and jumps into his arms. There is a man chasing her, and she knows you don't look for trouble with a Jackson. There's just something about them that screams danger, but right then the danger behind her is much bigger than the danger in front of her. Right there is the start of an unlikely friendship.
Somehow Quinn finds away to get Eli to become her friend, “I think you're a pretty amazing person, Eli. I've lived here all my life and never has anyone helped me the way you have in the last twenty-four hours. I'm going to do the same for you. You need a friend and you're in luck, because I'm looking for one.”
Eli did need her. She became his heart and soul. He didn't want to face a day without her smile. She was his sunshine. Without her there's only darkness. Quinn felt the same way about him, but was convinced he only loved her as a younger sister. Eli doesn't talk much and his wooing technique leaves lots to overcome. He feared that he waited much too long to make his move, because there was a Roy Douglas making his move first.
Lots of story ahead. But what I didn't see coming was the end of the book at 72%. It didn't end in a cliffhanger. There was a sorta HEA. I just wish there had been an Epilogue. I was left with a lot of questions. I'm sure there will be another book about the younger Jackson brother Ethan and Quinn's brokenhearted cousin Finlay. I just wasn't ready for the book to end.