Wednesday, August 20, 2014

~Review: Ace's Redemption(Devil's Despair Book 1) by A.C. Bextor~


Memories alone can ruin you. Fear has a paralyzing effect, and love isn’t always enough to keep you safe.

Ace was the gateway to a freedom I hadn’t known since I was fifteen. He offered his protection from the demons that haunted me; both living and dead.

Although I knew I wasn’t enough to keep him, this didn’t deter my hope that one day he’d love me for who I was, not the broken girl he tried so desperately to save. 

In the end, the ghosts of my past found me. Their malevolence knew no bounds, and I was forced to succumb to their will of darkness. Each threat named against those I loved made any escape impossible; choosing my life for theirs became my desolate absolution.

Inevitably, it was my own weakness and self-doubt that became my undoing.


Emotional ties are sometimes severed. Friendships don’t always endure their hardships, and love offered isn’t always returned. 

I was in love once. For me, leaving her back in Ohio was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. For her, moving on with her life that included her son and the man she loved was no less than she deserved -- unconditional happiness.

My reasons to bring Cherry home to California were obvious. I needed help with my family, and she needed help staying clean and convincing her parents she was ready to give her son the life he deserved.

It was a perfect plan. However, the best laid plans often get lost amidst their best intentions.

Cherry fell in love with me, and in return my love for her acted as the catalyst to her destruction.

Authors Note: This novel contains material that is not suitable for individuals under the age of 18. Content includes: drug use, explicit language, violence, rape, and other scenarios with content that readers may find offensive. Please use caution when deciding on this book, as every reader has the right to understand the product before purchase.

Ace’s Redemption is the first standalone novel in the Devil’s Despair series. Although the main character of Ace was introduced during the Lights of Peril trilogy, you do not need to read that series in order to follow this one.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

When Ace walks out of his MC he leaves behind not only his cut but also the woman he has loved for years.  He takes with him Cherry a woman that has experienced the worst side of life and has nightmares to prove it.  Ace and Cherry return to his home and the life he left behind when he joined the MC in Ohio.  His family and friends are happy to have him back home in their lives.  This is a chance for Cherry to heal and move on with her life. 
Cherry had been a club slut but it was a place that she felt safe in until she was kidnapped and subjected to unholy torture.  The only thing that kept those nightmares at bay was Ace and his protective care.  She has loved him for over a year and even though he loved another woman she made sure that she was there to support him whenever he needed her.  It is hard for both of them to move forward from their past but as they spend time together their relationship starts to change. 
Cherry had left her little boy behind with her parents to protect him from the life that she was involved in and now with Ace’s help she was going to see him again.  She wants to be a part of his life and Ace is making that happen.   Will Cherry and Ace find their way to a different future?  Can she have her son back in their lives?  Read and enjoy the journey that they take to find their way to a new life.

Hero –‘Ace’ Mark: 4 stars
Heroine –‘Cherry’ Regan: 4 stars
Steam: 4stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a transition book for Ms. Bextor from MC to Rock Band.  Love the way her characters move from one lifestyle to another and still have roots in both worlds.  The book has hot sex, hot guys and gusty women that don’t ever quit.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, it is amazing!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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