“I’m staring at nothing but darkness, farther from redemption than I ever was.”
I have loved Vincent and Eve right from the very beginning of Rising and maintained this emotional adoration for these characters right up until the end of Redemption. As the realisation hit me that this stunning and incredible series has come to an epic conclusion, I now feel quite sad. I have been taken on an emotional and breathtaking journey full of so many highs, lows, twists and turns that I will definitely put it down as one of my favorite series I have experienced this year. Jessica Ruben is such an incredible writer who has the ability to stretch her reader’s imaginations, take them on awe inspiring journeys and create a world that is so unlike anything else.
Jessica’s signature emotional, thrilling and heart-racing story-telling continued on in the Vincent & Eve series with its conclusion, Redemption. While I knew this was the end of the series and I wanted the story to last forever, I still couldn’t turn those pages fast enough and had to know how this epic love story would end. I wanted to absorb every beautifully crafted and thought provoking word; I was utterly consumed by these beautiful broken characters and this thrilling plot that sure made my pulse race.
The road to redemption is never easy and Vincent and Eve know this all too well. Even though they have been through so much, their intense love and unbreakable connection has never wavered, it is beyond electrifying. They have that kind of fierce attraction and love that many simply wish they could experience at one point in their life.
After the end of Reckoning, we readers were left shattered, heartbroken and wondering what next could possibly be instore for Vincent and Eve. How can they possibly move past everything they have been through? Will they make it? Will they get the fairy tale ending they so desperately seek? I needed to know. I longed for Redemption like I longed for my next breath.
“On my knees, I pitch forward. Eve, oh God, she makes me whole. With her I rise. I thought coming to prison was the right thing to do. The honourable thing. What a delusion I lived under. There’s nothing here but death and degradation. I whisper prayers into the cell, begging for redemption as I roll in and out of consciousness.”
It has been seven years and neither Vincent nor Eve are the people they once were. Vincent has paid his dues to society. He’s made some colossal mistakes when he was younger and knows better than anyone about the devastating effects that his poor judgements have made. Now is his opportunity to get his life on the straight and narrow, but unfortunately things don’t always go as planned.
Eve has come a long way from one of the toughest housing projects in New York, The Blue Houses, to having the kind of success she had only once dreamed of. Her strength, courage and determination is nothing short of inspiring and she has matured into an independent and sophisticated woman who is capable of more than she has ever given herself credit for.
“I’m everything I wanted to become…yet more unfulfilled than ever. I feel ungrateful, confused, and stressed out. I have to leave.”
I absolutely loved Redemption, well I loved the whole Vincent and Eve trilogy and I’ve found this one hard to review, because there are so many events that occur with twists and turns that made for a compelling read and I certainly don’t want to reveal any spoilers by talking about the story too much. I know some readers are awaiting the release of Redemption before starting the trilogy and it should absolutely be enjoyed spoiler free.
Jessica Ruben has skilfully crafted the perfect conclusion to what has been an all-consuming, intense, suspenseful and emotional journey that I for one will never forget. If you are looking for your next read to be one that will likely keep you on the edge of your seat, with all the fiercely heart-pounding thrills, twists and turns then this story/series is for you. Vincent and Eve’s tumultuous journey is one not to be missed, but be sure to start with Rising. I cannot recommend this series enough as you are certain to fall in love with Vincent and Eve, flaws and all.
“You will not escape your destiny. I choose who comes and who goes. Who will live and who will die.”
About the Author:
Jessica Ruben lives and works in New York City, where she spends her days dominating in the court room as an attorney. Come nightfall, she writes romances centering on gorgeous alpha males and the intelligent women who love them.
Jessica is an insatiable reader, and will devour a few books a week without batting an eyelash. Books have always been her drug of choice, and she has no plans on detox anytime soon. She has three wildly delicious children and a husband who, for reasons unimaginable to her, loves her brand of crazy.