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Saturday, March 13, 2010


Title: Redemption

Author: Remmy Duchene

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 978-1-60737-479-4

Genre: {M/M} Multicultural Contemporary

Rating: 4 Nymphs

Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Keegan MacLamore has spent twenty-five years serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. He returns to his hometown with a realistic view of how he is perceived by the townspeople. Fortunately, his best friend, Jaxon Lesley, believes in his innocence.Jaxon arrives at Keegan’s ranch to fulfill a promise. The moment he set eyes on the sexy rancher, Jaxon knew he was in trouble. His old attraction for Keegan has come back full force. However, the secret he has kept all these years could stop the romance before it has begun.

Can Keegan find it in his heart to forgive Jaxon?

Redemption is a story about second chances at love and life. The townspeople's cynical feelings toward Keegan MacLamore had little to do with his actual misconduct in the beginning. The negativity was destined to haunt him and destroy his young life. I felt sorry for Keegan at that moment. No matter what he did, he was labeled a troublemaker. Jaxon didn’t have a real family to rely on for guidance. It was hard to dislike him when you saw his dedication to Keegan and his desire to make amends. This story reminded me of what I sometimes dislike about small towns. There’s nothing like being the delegated whipping boy. The stress and unfairness of the situation can be enough to make anyone become a rebel.

The setting for this story isolates the characters, allowing readers an opportunity to focus on their attraction and budding relationship. Redemption moves at a moderate pace, and includes some scenes between Keegan and Jaxon that are anything but slow and relaxed. The characters grabbed my attention and I could see their internal battles being warred. Redemption is my first opportunity to read a book written by Remmy Duchene and I’m looking forward to reading more of his tales in the near future.

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