Tuesday, June 27, 2017

REVIEW: "East of Redemption" by Molly E. Lee (Contemporary Romance)

by Molly E. Lee

Publisher: Molly E. Lee
Genre: Adventure/Suspense/Contemporary Romance
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Series: Love on the Edge, #4
Standalone: Yes

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Description from Publisher:
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.

My Rating:
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Loved this!! The backstory really worked and it was just such a perfect second chance romance. The suspense was great, with the mix of animals, geography, and competition adding a lot to the story. Every book in this series is well-written and flows in such a way that they keep you engaged and eager to continue.

I appreciated that there wasn't huge drama here, much as the subject matter was a bit heavy (grief & death). There also wasn't really instalust or instalove, but genuine feelings that came right off the page showing that Easton and Rain had great chemistry and a wonderful dynamic.

The adventuring aspect was just plain awesome and so much fun! This is a favorite "trope" of mine, Adventurers, and Molly really does a seriously fantastic job of getting the details just right (at least, they feel very authentic and well-researched!) without bogging the story down at all.

All in all, a superb adventure romance with a sweet couple!

My Source: Bought from Amazon. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Molly E. Lee
Molly E. Lee is an author and editor best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars - a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult Contemporary and Young Adult Urban Fantasy featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.
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