Wednesday, September 14, 2016

{Book Review} East of Redemption by Molly E. Lee

East of Redemption by Molly E. Lee
Published: June 6th, 2016 by Molly E. Lee
Series: Love on the Edge #2
Source: Bought
Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 212

Easton Wells has spent years burying his guilt by digging up some of the world’s most renowned treasures while surviving the dangerous terrains in which they’re located—all captured for television. When his producers threaten to axe the show, he has no choice but to turn to the last person he still trusts—the girl he left behind.

Rain Walker has made a name for herself documenting wild and endangered animals, and the last voice she expects to hear while shooting in South Africa is Easton’s. He’s more gorgeous than she remembers, but the pain in her heart is as fresh as ever. They’d once planned on spending the rest of their lives together, but after her father’s tragic death while on expedition in Israel with him, Easton bailed on their future together without an explanation. It’s been nine years, and yet the intense love they shared seems only a moment ago.

When he asks her to film his latest treasure hunt, Rain wants to turn him down instantly. But when he explains it’s to the same cave that swallowed her father, she can’t say no. She wants to experience the last place her father was alive, and she’s beyond curious about what happened to the boy she used to love.

They’ve got two weeks to locate a treasure that’s been lost for centuries, or Easton will lose the one thing in his life he’s come to depend on. As their old passion is reignited—and dark secrets uncovered—they face the extreme terrain of the mountain range that threatens them at every turn. As more than the wildlife and sharp drop-offs tries to kill them, Rain starts to question if the legendary treasure they seek—the same one her father had died trying to unearth—is truly meant to be found, or if some things, including their feelings for each other, are better left buried.

This is the second book from Molly E Lee and I have to say, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite NA authors!  I really had a lot of fun reading this book, but I do have to say, I enjoyed her first book slightly better.  However, this book was really great too.  I think that this series would be a great one for readers who are new to NA books.  It still have some great romance, but does not have overly descriptive steamy scenes.  

The writing in this book was great.  The story flowed seamlessly and as short as it is, it was full of suspense!  I loved the plot of this book.  It was so original and I loved reading something that did not solely rely on the romance, but included so much more!  This book was full of grief and pain, but also forgiveness and second-chances.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book.  Lee has an uncanny ability to create such lifelike characters.  They are very relatable and likable.  I also liked that with how short this book was, Lee was able to add so much depth and allowed readers to look into the struggles that these characters had been dealing with for years. 

The one place that I would say the story faltered somewhat for me would be the romance.  After having read Lee’s first book, Edge of Chaos, I just felt like I was more invested in their romance.  Maybe that was because it focused more on the romance, where this one had more action and suspense.  Don’t get me wrong, the romance was still really good.  Sometimes I personally struggle with second-chance romance books because I like to experience the characters getting to know one another, rather than them already having a deep connection.  For some reason, it just takes something away from the romance for me.  But like I said, that was a personal problem I had with the book and I believe that a lot of people would not mind this.

Overall, I would defiantly continue to read Lee’s books.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series and am really looking forward to ANYTHING else that Lee writes.  Her writing is fun, fluffy and just makes you feel good after reading them.  I can already tell that Lee is going to write some phenomenal stuff in the future!


“Returning my focus to Rain sitting in her tent with her head between her knees, my heart ached.  The tragedy of my past, and the beautiful hope of the future I didn’t deserve, sat within a hundred feet of each other.  I sucked in a breath that seemed to come from a thin vacuum as I contemplated what the day would bring, what I hoped it would bring.
            Redemption.” -66%

Also check out Lee’s first book in the Love on the Edge series.

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