March 8, 2016

Review - Redemptive by Jay McLean



Title: Redemptive (Combative Trilogy 2)

Author: Jay McLean

Release Day: March 8

Redemptive E-book



Redemptive Wrap


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.

Redemptive is like nothing I expected. Which is crazy, crazy I tell you. I mean it’s the second book in the Combative Trilogy, so naturally had expectations and thoughts on what would happen next after the cliffhanger we received at the end of Combative.

"We both wanted to matter. And we both needed to be saved." 
My 5 Star Review
I can tell you without fail that you will not have seen this one coming. I can also tell you that this turn in events will completely change the way you think about this series. When I read Combative I found Madison to be a little odd, endearing, but odd and I was constantly confused about where she came from and her motives. I thought Ky was this damaged guy, with good intentions, but it was evident he was struggling with his past. 

When I read Redemptive, I thought who hell is Ky and why did I even care about this guy, because hello Nate Deluca. If you haven’t read Redemptiveyou are probably thinking this bitch is crazy. If you have read it you are probably thinking this bitch is crazy, he is mine! Well, I don’t want to fight over him because I called dibs a long time ago, so it’s not really relevant. LOL

"It’s that the problem with “simple” was LOVE. And within the walls of this room, with the bonds that kept us together, neither simple nor love could exist."

Okay, back on track. This story was absolutely everything I want in a book, but nothing like I expected the sequel to this mafia-type-suspense-read to be. This story made me fall madly in love with the characters. I love their strength and devotion. I loved how they love with their entire being, even to a fault. I love how their love was so beyond powerful that it was all consuming and had the ability to break them. The sacrifices and risks taken to love and protect went beyond what’s normal and natural. 

Their love was so consuming it made me feel so much for them. I also was so completely wrapped up in the plot and trying to connect the dots to things I learned in Combative. Trying to discover where everyone fit together and dying to know the truths had me rapidly turning the pages. I am not even going to try to imagine what’s to come because I know this story has an epic conclusion coming. 

"I guess some things are greater than the fears we hold on to." 

If you haven’t read Combative or Redemptive, I highly recommend them. There are few books out that deliver so much emotion, suspense, and sexiness. This is one book I am so excited for people to read because I know it’s nothing like you expected and it will blow your mind. Jay McLean is a freaking rockstar and absolutely brilliant.

I had the pleasure of beta reading this book and received an ARC of the final copy, in exchange for an honest review. 







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.


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