Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Redemptive (Combative #2) by Jay McLean


Release Day Blitz
Title: Redemptive (Combative Trilogy 2)
Author: Jay McLean

Release Day: March 8

Book Description:


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.


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“We all need saving at some point, and I’m here to save you.”


After reading Combative I was itching for this book, with THAT ending I needed to know what was going to happen, but alas, I never found out eeek!! Jay McLean totally surprised me with this one as she took us back to the past and explored Madison/Bailey’s past. It wasn’t what I was expecting, nor what I wanted, but once I started reading I was hooked, I was addicted and I wanted MORE!!!


“I feel your pain. I live your fear.”


After reading Combative, I loved Kyler and now after reading Redemptive, I love Nate and I mean real like fan girl love Nate. There was so much we didn’t know about him and after reading Redemptive I am sure that you will feel the same way too. He is adorable, despite his shady business dealings.

Jay McLean takes us to the very beginning with Redemptive, how Bailey met Kyler’s brother and ultimately Nate DeLuca. Everything is traumatic and while the circumstances surrounding both meetings were not the best, Bailey made the most out of the bad situations that she constantly found herself in. After laying so low for so long, now wherever she went, trouble seemed to follow.


“And while the chaos could kill us, the calm had us aching for one more second, one more moment of self-destruction.”


Nate doesn’t love, but when he does he loves hard and nothing is more apparent than what we are shown in Redemptive. Nate has been through so much emotionally and physically and these have left deep scars on the inside. Nate puts his life literally on the line for love in Redemptive and I felt it all. I felt their connection, I felt his devotion and it warmed me from the inside out and although while you are you reading you just know deep down it cannot work, it doesn’t stop you from wishing and wanting with all your heart that they somehow find a way.


“Bailey had become my drug. My addiction. My escape. My salvation. My curious fascination turned obsessive infatuation.”


I have to mention how much I loved Tiny in this book, he was a great side character that really brought another dimension to the story and who took part in some unforgettable scenes. He was one character that you wanted in your corner and he made a damn good best friend.

Jay McLean delivers a suspenseful read that will have you on the edge of your seat at times. This is a different side to Jay McLean’s writing but one that she most definitely excels at. This was one of those stories where you felt the build up to the loud crescendo at the end and once those rumblings began you couldn’t help but feel it in the pit of your stomach. You knew how she ended Combative, well Redemptive is no easier…now I just need Destructive and QUICK!!


“But I wish you’d pulled the trigger.”


I really cannot anticipate what way this story is going to go and I have to say that scares me. As much as I loved Kyler, I do not want to see Nate get hurt and I am quaking in my boots. Jay McLean will have my fragile heart in the palm of her hands and I am not sure I trust her with it. She has decimated me on more than one occasion and I am well aware of the pain and devastation this little lady’s words can inflict. So with bated breath the wait begins once again…


“…you allow me to be me, you love me for me. I know you think I saved your life, but the truth is, you saved mine.”


About the Author:


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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