Published by Hachette Book Group on 2013-07-30
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden comes an emotional new story about two troubled souls sharing one all-encompassing love . . . THE REDEMPTION OF CALLIE & KAYDENThe dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way to clear his name is for Callie to speak up-something he'll never ask her to do. Instead, he'll do whatever he must to protect her . . . even if it means letting go of the only girl he's ever loved.Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But that means facing her greatest fear and admitting her own painful secrets aloud. The thought of breaking her silence terrifies her-but not as much as the thought of losing Kayden forever.Deep in her heart, Callie knows the time has come for her and Kayden to forget the pain of the past. With the help of her friends Seth and Luke she makes a plan to show Kayden the life they could have. But can she convince him they can make a fresh start together-or is she already too late?
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen picks up pretty much where book 1 leaves off. Callie is reeling after finding Kayden bleeding in the kitchen of his family home. Kayden’s family won’t let her see him in the hospital either.
To say this is an emotional story is an understatement. The entire book is heavy. Very very heavy. Every page bleeds emotion, and unsaid words.
When Callie & Kayden finally do see each other it’s definitely not a welcoming. Kayden has decided he’s no good for her and so he refuses to see her or talk to her. Callie refuses to give up on him.
Luke and Seth are very prominent throughout the entire story. I think Seth is the most refreshing of all of them. He at least brings some levity. Luke obviously has issues of his own and for the most part was just there. I really didn’t think he added nor took away anything from the story.
Obviously, I can’t talk about too much without giving stuff away. Let’s just say that things come to a head and words ultimately come tumbling out. There are some shocking moments as well. Secrets I think that are still to be revealed.
Most of all there is a lot of healing that needs to take place on everyone’s part. I think all these characters need some serious therapy.
I found this book to be good but tiring. There is only so much angst I can take. Like I said earlier the pages bled with it. I really wished for more light. I felt like there could have been more happy moments instead of so much doom and gloom. I understand that’s what this story is. I just wish there was a little more balance.