Friday, September 1, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "Elliott Redeemed"

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Elliott Redeemed by Scarlett Cole
Publisher: Swerve (August 29, 2017)
Series: Preload, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A single mom and tortured musician find common ground in Scarlett Cole's Elliott Redeemed, the second standalone romance about the band Preload. 

Elliot "Pyro" Dawson burns up the lead guitar like a legend. But the nickname Pyro isn't just a clever play on words. It's much darker. A past he's fought like hell to overcome.

Grocery store cashier Kendalee Walker is at her wits end and homeless. She's watched her fourteen-year-old son, Daniel, go so far off the rails, he can no longer see the tracks.

When the two are brought together, attraction flares, but can Elliott find the family he never had with the sexy woman and her son, or will he fall back on dark habits?

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Other Cole Reviews:

Jordan Reclaimed
The Darkest Link
The Fractured Heart
The Purest Hook
The Strongest Steel
Under Fire

Pat's Review:

This is the second story in the series about a rock band named Preload. All the band members had nightmare childhoods and equally damaging experiences in the foster care system -- until their last home. There, they were allowed to find themselves and form a bond of brotherhood nothing could break. They will never forget Ellen and and her partner, Maisey, for saving their lives.

Kendalee Walker and Elliott Dawson met totally by accident. Preload was visiting some children/fans in the hospital and somehow ended up in Daniel Walker's room. Daniel was hospitalized with severe burns to his legs and feet, and was going through the slow, painful process of healing. His mom, Kendalee, was always at his side day and night when she wasn't at work as a cashier in a grocery store.

Elliott felt a deep connection to Daniel and an instant spark with Kendalee. He was totally amazed at her strength and courage. Daniel is carrying a mountain of guilt and pain. Her cheating ex had left her months ago and left her without money, homeless with a son severely depressed who refused to see his Dad. Elliott took things under his control. Members of the band visited frequently, he would take turns occasionally so Kendalee could get some sleep; whenever anything was needed, he took care of it and Kendalee fell under his spell. Their relationship was quick and off the charts hot. But Elliott is trying to find a way to tell her about his past and is terrified it will send her away. He needs help, and only knows one way to get it, but it threatens their future together.

There is so much pain in this story, but the love counters it and gives hope. This band of brothers were damaged as children but are emerging as wonderful, talented men with huge hearts. I have read and re-read all Ms. Coles books, and this one is one of her best. It can be read as a stand alone, but don't miss the others in this series and her first series, Second Circle Tattoo. Her work is amazing, and each new book a joy to read.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I really need to read Cole's books. I'm a bit of a sucker for single mom heroines -- plus, who doesn't love a tortured hero who is also a rockstar?!

Have you read Scarlett Cole yet?

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on September 28th for a chance to WIN an ecopy of your own!


Until Next Time,

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