Thursday, September 30, 2021

Redemption (Saint Squad #11) by Traci Hunter Abramson + Win This Book!!


Gage Stewart has spent five years trying to overcome his past. Once an abused and troubled teenager, he has worked tirelessly to move beyond the fateful day he was manipulated into holding a group of teenagers hostage. Now, with a new identity and a college degree in criminal psychology, he accepts an unlikely job teaching others what to do during mass shootings.

At the hotel where his class is held, Gage is immediately drawn to Skyler Prescott, the daughter of the wealthy hotel owner. Gage and Skyler quickly discover a shared desire for normalcy, and their easy friendship soon develops into something more. But after a night out ends in horror when a gunman opens fire in the crowded venue, they make an alarming discovery that threatens more than their relationship. The attack was little more than a publicity stunt to draw out the real target: presidential candidate Senator James Whitmore. Unwilling to become someone’s scapegoat, Gage must now work in tandem with the very men who ended his own life of crime before it began—the Saint Squad.

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Yessssss!  Finally!  I have a new book in the Saint Squad series to read!  Redemption is HERE!  I might be a little bit excited.  This is my favorite type of book by this author- this romantic military/government suspense.  She writes all kinds of books really well, but this is my favorite genre.  

This book had me hooked from the very beginning with Gage and Skyler.  There is an excellent build of character connections, emotion and plot that leads to such an explosive ending.  It was so exciting!  The "bad guys" are obvious to the reader from the beginning but not to the characters so there was always that extra tension of knowing something they didn't know and hoping they would figure it out.  Gage's arch was particularly satisfying and I was so invested in his growth and success.  I'm like a Gage cheerleader- "come on, Gage!  Don't give up!  You can do it!  Believe in yourself!  You've got this!  You are capable, smart and worthy of good things!"  See?  Cheerleader.

The Saint Squad novels build on each other with the same characters showing up in all the books and some cross over of plot lines.  I don't think you have to read the previous (10!!) books before reading this one but you might be more satisfied if you do.  These characters become like family after so many books and some of the inside jokes might be missed.

I really love the cover on this book.  The actual title print is awesome and I love the graphics as well.  It's a great representation of what this book is about.

This whole book just made me happy.  I'm ready for more.  

Content:  peril, violence, death, mass shootings, kissing, some Christian elements (going to church, praying).

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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