Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ryder's Redemption by Rose Dewallvin

Ryder's Redemption
Ryder's Redemption by Rose Dewallvin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ryder’s Redemption is a definite improvement over Faith’s Temptation. While still not as gritty as I like my MC books, Ms. Dewallvin does bring some grit to this installment of the Dueling Dragons MC series. As I had hoped, Ryder’s Redemption picks up the storyline promised in Faith’s cliffhanger and does a good job in crafting in interesting read with more action and involvement in the MC lifestyle.

This book begins up with Ryder being held by the Russians after they bailed him out of jail. They feel that Ryder owes them money as their product was seized when he was arrested, and they expect him to pay off this debt by competing in underground fights. It is while he is in their custody, that he gets cold and angry and this is where the grit comes in. Ryder’s character becomes edgier, more aggressive and possessive, far more alpha male than he was in the first book, and a much better read character wise.

On the other hand, I found Faith to be far more off-putting this time around. I was floored when she accepted Peggy Sue’s apology and they re-started their friendship from scratch, completely ignoring the fact that Peggy Sue slept with Faith’s boyfriend. The conversations between Faith and Ryder still seem a bit stiff to me, but there is improvement from those in book one and the sex scenes were more enjoyable this time.

Ms. Dewallvin demonstrates an improvement in her writing from Faith’s Temptation to Ryder’s Redemption. I enjoyed that parts of the story were told from Ziggy’s point of view, not just from Faith and Ryder’s POV. As I am hopeful that Ziggy will play a big part in the next book in the series, I look forward to reading it so that I can find out what happens to the characters and find out if the author’s writing style continues to improve.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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