Synopsis:Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.
Bess, a wild party girl running from herself, literally falls victim to her demons when she collapses in the most unexpected of places.
Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can’t seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn’t know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.
It was a night she doesn’t remember, and one he can’t forget.
But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson––a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.
Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.
Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.
When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?
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Licking his lips, he ran his hand through his dark hair and leaned close once more. “As for why I’m back here with you, I can’t really say. I only know I haven’t been able to get you out of my head since our unbelievably boring dinner in the tavern…or the coffee we shared in the back room the morning after.”
His expression softened. “There’s just something about you, Bess. You’re sweeter than the aroma of the blueberry muffin I devoured with you, prettier than the sun setting over the ocean back home, and tangier than the lemons you squeeze into your water. Something I can’t put my finger on pulls me in and makes me want to be close to you, probably the same thing that makes you want to run. Hell, it makes me want to flee so fucking fast, but I’m not. So…just don’t.”
Bess is a wild party girl who is always up for anything. Always finding some way to try to escape the issues from her past that plague her. Never caring about the consequences of her actions. She finally takes things too far and ends up in rehab. Now shes out and has a new job, and new life, attends meetings, has a few years clean and is living a very quiet life in a new town, just her and her dog Brooks Bailey. But will her past come back to haunt her after one chance meeting?
Lane is a successful CEO living in Miami with a troublesome twin brother he is always having to bail out. Whether it be money, work, or ladies, He is always having to cover for Jake in one way or another. While covering for Jake once again, he finds himself at a yoga class with a drugged out female passed out at his feet. Now that womans face it etched in his mind and has haunted him for years. Can he ever get past his secrets from his past?
Lane cant forget her face, yet its pretty obvious she doesn’t remember who he is. He doesn’t want to tell her who he is because of the guilt he has over not checking up on her after she collapsed. Bess cant help but be drawn to him no matter how hard she tries not to. She is very straight forward with him about her addiction and recovery but he is hiding something and refuses to let her in. His nightmares are getting worse the closer he gets to her. If he would just let her help him, maybe they could make the relationship work.
I LOVE Lane. He broke my heart and made me want to throw my Kindle all at the same time! He is such a tortured soul. Yet hes kind and thoughtful and sexy all at once. He has a lot on his mind and a lot in his past that haunts him. Bess is sweet and determined to keep her demons hidden. Its an everyday struggle dealing with addiction. I have watched family members go through it and this story is very true to the emotions and actions of a recovering addict. These two work so well together. They help each other through the struggles of their pasts and end up with a strong bond and relationship that heals both their souls. I Loved this story. I couldn’t put it down.. I loved the flow and the feelings it evoked. Love, sadness, anger, sorrow and of course the occasional unexpected surprise. I cant wait for Jakes story!! I give Redemption Lane (Love this title!) By Rachel Blaufeld 4.5 Huge Gold Stars!!!