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Repentance: The Story of Kace Haywood by [Quinn, Meghan]
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ENTIRE SERIES AVAILABLE NOW: Becoming a Jett Girl, Being a Jett Girl, Forever a Jett Girl and a spin-off book, Repentance: The Story of Kace Haywood

Every choice you make in life comes with a consequence, which dictates the outcome of your future.

I was once on top, I was living the life I dreamt of, I had everything I could possibly hope for. I was happy, satisfied, content…until one night.

One off day.

One moment in time I wish I could take back. My biggest regret.

The once bright future I possessed vanished and in its place a dark world of self-hatred and loathing encompassed me.

People like to celebrate the day they were born, I like to celebrate the day my soul died.

This is my story of repentance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1592 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC (7 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015GQ8LEY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #161,298 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

If like me you've been looking forward to reading Kace's story since reading Becoming a Jett Girl I'm happy to report it is well worth the wait. The story is told entirely from Kace's point of view and this is very much all about Kace. The story switches between the present where Kace is struggling to live with the guilt of his actions, and the past where we get to experience the events that lead to Kace's life falling apart. We are able to judge for ourselves whether or not we think Kace deserve a second chance. I did feel the way the storyline resolved was entirely predictable but given the genre that is to be expected.

Repentance is a captivating story. It is intense and I didn't realise how much the story had affected me until I felt the tears running down my face.

Wicked Reads Review Team
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By mac007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 January 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Found the H - Kace to be fixated on his past deed. The dialogue was repetitive and drawn out.
Liked the h - Lila. She put up with his downward spiral too much.
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By Shanz on 17 November 2015
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Kace, Kace, Kace! Finally got to reading this and was blown away what a great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 8 October 2015
By Helena (Bookhooked) - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Meghan Quinn is a relatively new author to me as this is the only second book of hers that I have read and I'm swiftly adding her back catalogue to my TBR.

This book is a spin off from Meghan's Bourbon series that follows Jett Colby and his girls and as I have not read these books I found this can be read as a standalone but I think looking at the relationships and friendships I kinda wished I'd read the other books, not for lack of understanding but just because I really liked the secondary characters from this book.

Kace is quite a dark character, he is self loathing and hates himself for the sins of his past and his only reason for living is to provide for what he took away.

The book is written from Kace's POV and in the first person and I applaud any female author that can deliver a great male POV as its so hard to connect with the heroine in a story without hearing her thoughts and feelings but Meghan did a spectacular job of bringing Lyla to life through the words and thoughts of Kace and I felt a deep set connection to both characters throughout the read.

Lyla is sassy and she goes after what she wants, she sees the pain in Kace's eyes and she has her own demons and she is determined to give him his life back from whatever it is that is haunting him.

There really is some stunning writing in this book, Meghan's quirky writing style, which usually in my limited experience includes some feisty and sassy ladies, I especially liked Goldie and her manipulative ways of getting her own way, there is some dark subject matter involving Kace"s secret and I think it was portrayed well and sensitively and I really felt Kace's pain during these difficult scenes.

If you loved the Bourbon series then you will devour this book, its sad, funny, heartbreaking but just a fantastic read.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Repentance: Sometimes the hardest thing to do is forgive yourself 8 October 2015
By Melodyslove4books - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
OMG, I have no words to even write this review! Ok, well maybe I do. This is one of the best freaking books I've ever read. I felt like my heart was being ripped out while hoping against hope for a HEA not only for the main couple, Kace and Lyla, but for Kace himself.

In Repentance, Kace Haywood is a boxer from New Orleans. His career is going fabulous and it looks like he is golden. But, someone he trusts does something that ruins his career. Because it looks like Kace is guilty and he doesn't know how to defend himself, he lets himself sink into depression. While out drinking one night, another bar patron recognizes him and begins taunting him. One thing leads to another and there is a fight. I'm going to stop right there because this is where the story really starts.

For years, Kace punishes himself both physically, mentally, and emotionally. The only person he lets get close to him is his best friend, Jett. Jett runs a club that takes in women who are on the street and helps them get an education and a way to get out of the life they are involved in. In addition, Kace helps build a community center called Justice. All he does is work, drink, and barely live. He meets the friend of one of Jett's girls, Lyla, and she gets to him like no one has in years. He pushes her away, isn't very nice to her, but she sees in his eyes that he wants her and that he is a man in pain.

There is so much more to the story, but you really need to read it. You will not regret it. There is a huge plot twist that surprised me in one way and not in another. This plot twist introduces two more characters and one of them just made my heart melt. When the truth came to life, I wanted to jump up and shouty clap, but my hubby is asleep so I didn't. This is the kind of book that gets into your heart and soul. Meghan Quinn did a fantastic job making Kace just injured enough to where you wanted to hug him and help fix him without making him seem like a wuss constantly feeling sorry for himself. It's a fine line and in my opinion, she nailed it. There's nothing like a hot guy that needs your help know because it usually starts by helping him out physically lol.

Seriously, this book is amazing. I loved reading about New Orleans since I am from South Louisiana. I also loved all the interactions of the other characters. Jett and Goldie are perfect for each other and the other Jett girls' conversations made me laugh. I thought Lyla was awesome. She was sweet enough to help Kace, but didn't take his crap either. I think she was able to handle him because as she said to him, he wasn't the only one with demons. Ms. Quinn is a master at character complexity...I think that's evident with each character in Repentance.

I give Repentance 5 stars with the highest recommendation. I loved the plot, the characters, the story setting, etc. Congratulations Meghan Quinn on a fantastic story!

Reviewed by Melody with Melody's Love 4 Books
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A story of bringing hope into our lives, 9 October 2015
By Gloria Herrera - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Life does not always work the way we planned it. As a matter of fact, it seldom does. The one thing I think most of us hope for is to live a clean life, make our parents proud, and be reaffirmed we did our best.

That is not the case with our main character Kace. He planned to be the boxer he could be - his trainer betrayed him by giving him supplements laced with steroids. Forget a career in boxing. He tried to make his parents proud of him - forget that after the scandal broke about the steroids. He was blamed as a user and he lost his will to redeem himself. As to an affirmation he did his best, well, he killed a man when he lost his temper one drunken night. Now Kace is really "the walking dead". He says to Jett he died the night he killed that man, and now his focus is on making sure he pays for the death he caused.

His love affair with Lyla should be what brings him out of his funk. He feels so guilty, though, he is unable to even allow himself to be happy in love with her. Lyla is like the other half of his soul. They both came from the wrong side of the railroad tracks and worked to get out of the gutter. They are raw and exposed, yet still with the spirit to continue looking for a way to move ahead.

Repentance is a story that reminds us sometimes we don't have all the facts because we are blinded by our own lack of self-esteem. We are all sinners and sometimes life just pounds us with might be insurmountable obstacles. It is up to us to find solutions and attempt to improve our lives rather than wallow in self-pity. This is a story of bringing hope back into our lives and doing the best we can with our circumstances.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly addicting! 10 October 2015
By Brittany's Book Blog - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
My, my, my where do I even start here! Kace was just hot damn HOT. If you've read the Bourbon Series and thought Jett was freaking hot .... then you definitely will think Kace is much freaking hotter. Yes Kace was part of the Bourbon series but he was just a supporting character in the series and we actually get to know who Kace really is in Repentance -- we get to find out what he's hiding from and why.

Kace can't seem to forgive himself for what he caused in years behind. He was living with remorse and didn't think he deserved to live a normal life like a normal person because he lived with guilt all these years.

In comes Lyla who happens to have a past as well that she hides but she was woman enough to tell Kace about it, yet Kace ran instead of telling her his story (what a wussy)! These two individuals had some hardcore chemistry and together they made fireworks explode, but Kace just didn't think he deserved a woman like Lyla. He thought she deserved better than him because of his past. But Lyla was so deeply and madly in love with Kace that his past was probably something that wouldn't affect her feelings for him, but he didn't think that, of course.

Repentance was a book that had you wondering throughout the whole book on what could we have expected in the end from Kace Haywood. Such a tough man but highly emotional with so much regret and sorrow. Can this man forgive himself for what he did? Can anyone forgive him for that matter once they found out what he is hiding from?

I love Meghan Quinn's books. She writes each and every series or stand alone's differently and you never get bored from reading her books. Some are funny and hilarious, while others are highly emotional. Repentance was a highly emotional read that made me fall in love with Kace. We all deserve to be forgiven or given a second chance right! Can Kace forgive himself and give himself a second chance?

Every time I find out that Meghan is coming out with a new book, I get super giddy and excited because I can't wait to read what she has in store for us next.

Repentance was highly addicting, made your chest hurt and somehow healed it in the end.

Total five star read for Repentance!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He knew his life was to never know happiness and he wanted better for her than what he ... 9 October 2015
By Book Boyfriend Blog - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Repentance: The story of Kace Haywood is about the life of Kace Haywood after his boxing career was taken away from him and one lapse in judgement changes his life. He lost his house, job, and the respect of everyone in his city. He had made a vow to live every day of his life as punishment, in misery, and grief. Kace was barely living only doing what he had to during the day and then drink his night away.

When Layla walking into Kace’s life there was an instant connection, but one that Kace wouldn’t let himself give in to. He knew his life was to never know happiness and he wanted better for her than what he could give her. Kace also knew he had to stay away from her because every moment he spent with her he wanted her more and more and knew that both their hearts would be torn to shreds with the inevitability that he couldn’t provide her with what she needed. She would ruin him.

No matter how much Kace hurt Layla she wouldn’t give up. She saw his heart, that he was a good, kind man underneath the troubled eyes and the hurt and wanted to save him.

I have to be honest that I was expecting more romance and suspense with this book. Instead, I found it sadder than anything else. It wasn’t angsty, but the more I read of Kace’s story the sadder I got for him as he continued to spiral further down the hole. Kace had stayed for his best friend, Jett, but now that Jett had found Goldie, Kace knew that he would be fine without him and he was ready to give up on life.

Meghan Quinn did a great job of at writing Kace and making us understand his thoughts and actions. We get both the present and the past and at times I was annoyed when a chapter would end and the next one would go back to the past when I wanted to more of the present. But you have to have Kace’s past to truly understand the reasons for his reactions in the present.

If I knew the story would have had less of the romantic suspense, I probably would have had a different mindset when I started reading it. You know how that can be when you are expecting one thing and get something else with a story. Sometimes it’s good and other times not. I’m not saying that this story is bad because it definitely isn’t I was just expecting something else and don’t want others to have that same experience.

** I was provided an arc by the author for a fair and honest review.**