Thursday 1 August 2013

Promo & Review: Worthy of Redemption by LD Davis @LDDAVIS478

Book Description (from Goodreads): 

After his devastating actions in Accidentally On Purpose, Kyle Sterling is trying to move on. He has lost the love of his life and he does not believe he is worthy of ever being loved again.

Lily Whitman has been devastated by the ultimate betrayal and later tragedy hits her heart full force. She doubts she will ever be able to give her heart to anyone again. She hides her own demons behind a wall of colorful hair, piercings, tattoos and a style and attitude that is all her own.

Kyle and Lily find themselves thrown together when Lily takes a position at Sterling Corporation after her place of employment burned to the ground. Lily is the complete opposite of the type of woman that Kyle has ever had any interest in. Lily is rough around the edges and challenges Kyle at every step. Despite his dick-like disposition and violent past, Lily fights to prove to Kyle that he is worthy – of being loved, and worthy of redemption, but Kyle is afraid of repeating history and he can’t let go of his past…And maybe a very important someone from his past isn’t ready to let go yet either…


Our Review: 

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars!! 

**Contain spoilers to book 1**

“I know you want me, I know you love me, but you don’t need me. You still need Emmy. That’s why you cried last night,” she touched her neck with remembrance. “Because as strongly as you feel for me, you don’t need me. I’m not enough. I just wish I didn’t need you too.”

OMG, how could I fall in love with Kyle Sterling…I loathed him after Accidentally on Purpose, even though I loved him too…I felt his pain, I knew there must have been a solid reason behind how his relationship with Emmy ended but I was devastated all at the same time. He needed to get away from his “father” before any more damage could be inflicted on him, but what was his reason for staying? He seemed to be bound to the company, but why? After everything his “father” put him through, why stay?? Well, all is revealed and so much more. But LD Davis, managed to do the impossible, she has made me love someone that beat a woman and that is no mean feat. Whilst there is no excuse for such an act and I would not expect Emmy to ever forgive him, you understood why and how by the end of this book, he was not in control of what he did, he has no memory of what he did only nightmares and even then he does not know if they are real images or a figment of his imagination, but what he sees he doesn’t like, they torture him.

“I was very much in pain after losing Emmy and as clich√© as it may be, I couldn’t imagine ever loving someone else again.”

Kyle Sterling is a broken man, having just come out of rehab, he tries to find Emmy, he needs to know what happened, but toying with these emotions leaves him on the brink of relapse. He has always used drink and drugs as his coping mechanism, but after that fateful night where he beat Emmy he realises that he cannot continue and that he needs to find other ways to deal, other ways to cope, but most of all he needs punishing. He feels that he got away with it, even though he lost the person that meant the most to him…ever, as if that wasn’t punishment enough, even though his heart had been ripped out he wanted to keep on punishing himself. He couldn’t let go and he couldn’t move on, he just tortured himself. It wasn’t until Lily came into his life that he could actually see a life after Emmy, but even then, the dark thoughts were always there, punishing, torturing, remembering and he could not help but let these thoughts interfere with his relationship with Lily.

“He was my drug, and I was his,” she said so softly I almost didn’t hear it. “Our love was one of addiction and instability. Kyle broke me,” she said and then paused for a moment. Then she looked at my face with a hard expression. “But I broke him first.”

Lily was not Kyle’s “normal type”, she had her own issues, she was broken herself. In an attempt to “reinvent” herself, she changes her hair colour, cuts her hair, has tattoos and piercings anything to change the “old Lily” to the “new Lily” but this was all just a mask, as the pain and the hurt that she was feeling was still there lurking underneath. She has only given her heart away once and that ended badly, very badly so she keeps her heart firmly guarded. She is a ballsy feisty girl, can look after herself and is extremely independent but she is also selfless, as we find out during this book. It will take a very special someone to break into her heart again and is Kyle Sterling that man? If he does manage to penetrate her walls, would he help heal, or destroy what was left? With what we know about Kyle, how volatile and emotionally wrecked he is, the odds do not look good!! If Lily wants this relationship to survive, she needs to make Kyle realise that he is “Worthy of Redemption,” that they can both move on from the past and the future is theirs for the taking.

This book is incredibly deep, I couldn’t possibly convey in words how emotional and angsty this book is, LD Davis, drags you into their little world and pulls you through it warts and all, you feel their pain, sadness, emotion, happiness (yes there is some), love, fragility and fears. You need to read it to experience it in all its literary glory. There were times when I was laughing, mainly at how idiotic Kyle was at times, I just wanted to punch him, strangle him and make him see sense…but then once you had learned throughout the book what he had been through and had to cope with, you just wanted to give him cuddles and make him realise that he is worthy, everyone is worthy, no matter what their past indiscretions, there is room for forgiveness, both received and given.

There are some twists and turns in this book, you do get to see how Emmy and Luke are doing. We learn about Kyle and Lily’s families and how their pasts have so destructively moulded their present. We realise what needs to be done to help these two both move on going forward. Free from their past, just living for their future.

“I love you,” he said, his voice thick with emotion. “You have revived something in me that I thought was gone and dead. You don’t just make me feel alive, but you make me feel like I am living.”

I have loved this series, I will admit that this book was long and at times it felt long, I seemed to be reading and no progress was being made but on reflection, I think it all needed to be said. I can’t wait to see what else LD has in store for us. I love her style.

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About the Author:

L.D. Davis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces of Rhys. L.D. began writing at a very young age with consistent support from teachers and friends. When she was only thirteen years old, she wrote her first romantic novella. A few years later at the age of nineteen, she completed another. Always writing, but never attempting to publish, L.D. left many projects unfinished over the years, but when she was thirty-four years old, she self-published her first full-length novel, Accidentally On Purpose. L.D. is currently working on two more books to go along with Accidentally On Purpose, two more projects to go along with Pieces Of Rhys, and several other novels.

L.D. has a serious addiction to reading, especially contemporary romance novels. She also loves the work of Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and classics like Lord Of The Rings and Jane Austen’s novels. She lives in a small East Coast town with her five children and husband.

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