RELEASE DAY BLITZ
Title: Redemptive (Combative Trilogy 2)
Author: Jay McLean
Release Day: March 8
COMBATIVE (BOOK 1) ON SALE FOR 99c
It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die.
It must only happen to those whose lives were worthy.
Clearly, mine was not.
The only thing that happened to me was a repeat of what I thought was my death.
The blast of the gun as it went off.
The loss of my breath as two hundred pounds of dead weight dropped on top of me.
And then darkness.
This replayed over and over.
When the guy squatted down next to me and asked if I was hurt, the only thing I could see, feel,
hear, were those few seconds.
Even now, as I sat in the back of a blacked out van—it was the only thing that ran through my mind.
Gunshot, breath, darkness.
4.5 of 5 Stars
You know that feeling you get when you have overexerted yourself and you have to put your palms on your knees in order to catch your breath. Yeah, that’s totally how I am feeling.
ERMAHGAH! I didn’t see this one coming peeps. I thought, it was just a continuation of the last one, but THIS!! HOLY FIRETRUCKS PEOPLE!!
This story is a continuation of Combative, but has different POV’s. We get to know the history of Bailey and Nate’s relationship. who just happens to be the . We discovered that Madison from Combative was really Bailey, at the end of the book. Nate is the guy that Kyler(from Combative) goes “undercover” to investigate) Holy Fire engine trucks people. It is a doozy. The connection between Bailey and Nate was just sooooooooo…………… I really feel like I can’t do the story justice if I try to narrow it down to some trite words. It’s complex, it is raw, it is emotional, it is unhealthy, it is pure, it is unnatural, it is fierce, it is toxic, it is present. That’s the only way I can really think about describing it. Nate and Bailey’s connection seems real, even though it is brought about in an unnatural way. The thing is that it is is played beautifully. Is it real love, or it s love due to circumstance? There is a very poignant moment where Nate wonders if Bailey would chose him on the outside, and ugh. My heart!
What seems like classic Stockholm syndrome, still pulls at the heartstrings. There is a definite good vs evil constant warfare in Nate’s actions, feeling and thoughts. You could just feel his desire, his pull to be out, to have an actual future with Bailey, but his involvement in “The Family” just didn’t allow a way out. …..So, what makes this different than all the other man keeps girl prisoner story. Honestly, it didnt feel like that. Nate was protecting her, I wont get into the whole story, because that’s for everyone to decipher, let’s just say, that it felt different. I hate that I liked Nate! But, I also loved Kyler and Nate is supposed to be the bad guy, so what the heck do I do now!! UGH!
This just shows Jay’s master crafter/ ninja skills with her words. There were some real gems in this one. Some real real gems people!
~”I don’t really know what happened next, and I have no idea why we were so intent on hurting each other, why we used the only people we loved, the only we had, to keep the fires of hurt and despair burning, but we did.”
This right here was all I felt while reading this here story. Ugh! Now……I am quite curious as to how this all will tie back together and if I will have the next part say by March 10th? That is totally reasonable eh? bahaha
Oh yeah, Last thing is, was it me or does this story loop in other characters? I am not smart enough but I kind thing there is an allusion to other character? uhm………
Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix. She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.