Tuesday 4 September 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Redemption (Vincent & Eve #3) by Jessica Ruben

We're celebrating the release of REDEMPTION by Jessica Ruben! Get ready to binge read this best selling series!

Cover by: Okay Creations
Adult Contemporary Romance
September 4, 2018

Book Description:


Through every drop of blood I spilled, I lost a piece of my soul. I’ve sacrificed seven long years and the woman of my life for the Family. With prison behind me, I’m finally taking the reins of my destiny. I won’t allow the choices of my past to define my future. But I’m not done fighting—not yet.

Eve is still out there.

I will stop at nothing to get her back.


After having my heart torn out by the son of the biggest crime family in New York, I was forced to start over in California. With three thousand miles between me and my past, life is finally set on cruise control. I’m a lawyer at one of the best law firms in the country, I own my apartment, and I even have a doting boyfriend by my side.

As for love?

It’s not worth the fight.

*Redemption (Vincent and Eve Book 3) is the final book in the Vincent and Eve trilogy. You must read Rising (Vincent and Eve Book 1) and Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) in order to enjoy the conclusion of this heart-stopping romance.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 stars
***ARC Received for an honest review***

“You will not escape your destiny. I choose who comes and who goes. Who will live and who will die. Me.”

I have adored this trilogy, and for a debut author, Jessica Ruben has certainly done herself proud. Vincent and Eve is an accomplished trilogy, each book bringing something new to the table and with each book the growth in Jessica Ruben’s writing is ever present. While this book is not my favourite of the trilogy, it was a great conclusion to their story, and I lapped it up by the pages.

“I thought coming to prison was the right thing to do. The honorable thing. What a delusion I lived under. There’s nothing but death and degradation. I whisper prayers into the cell, begging for redemption as I roll in and out of consciousness.”

This story begins some years after Reckoning and herein lies the crux of my problem. The gap is huge and the amount of growing up these two did in those years was vast, and we as readers were not privy to it. Therefore the feel of the characters in this book was a far cry from the previous two. I loved that they grew, don’t get me wrong, but I would have liked to have seen and felt some of it, I think that would have helped with the character connection, which for me, wasn’t as strong in this book.

“But now I’m back, and I want you. Need you. Fucking love you babe and always have.”

Vincent and Eve together though, still hot as ever, but I did feel that their reunion was a bit too easy and brushed under the carpet a little. These two were fiery individuals, so I was expecting sparks and fireworks, not flickering embers. But, Jessica Ruben delivers an action-packed story, full of twists and turns that certainly leave the reader expecting the unexpected. It is this plot that really carries the book and for me, made those pages turn faster.

“I died for you, Vincent…”
“Well, I lived for you, Eve.”

This book was emotional at times and definitely got my heart an soul stirring for these two characters, but it was the action that really made this book. This was a jigsaw, with many ill-fitting pieces until Jessica Ruben wants to reader to find out what is going on in her author brain. Compelling, addictive, yet heart-breaking at times their journey to redemption and each other was fraught, but this was a fight with heart, passion, trust and belief, honour and of strength and survival. Only the fittest win. This was a great conclusion, while I would have liked a little more in certain areas the others more than made up for it.

“You’re as strong as they come. But you don’t have to eat shit in order to prove strength.”


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.

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