Something Like Redemption

Something Like Redemption

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by Monica James
     
 

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Some secrets are best left untold...

Mia Lee escaped to the sleepy little town of South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be normal, and to find a place she could call home.

Sadly for Mia, her past has come back with a vengeance, and forced her to flee yet again.

This time, however, she's not alone...

Mia and Quinn are on the

Overview

Some secrets are best left untold...

Mia Lee escaped to the sleepy little town of South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be normal, and to find a place she could call home.

Sadly for Mia, her past has come back with a vengeance, and forced her to flee yet again.

This time, however, she's not alone...

Mia and Quinn are on the run, fleeing for their lives, while attempting to prove their innocence for a crime they did not commit.

But with a tainted past like Mia's, it was inevitable that one day, it was going to catch up to her in a way she never fathomed.

One ill-fated decision leads to an explosion of unimaginable events, and now Mia and Quinn are not only running for their lives, but also, for their redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150464551
Publisher:
Limitless Publishing LLC
Publication date:
07/25/2014
Series:
Something Like Normal Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
966,233
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy, running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.

She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in both the US and UK

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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Something Like Redemption 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
This book is NOT a standalone. Something Like Redemption picks up right where Something like Normal left off. Mia & Quinn are now on the run. Running seems to be the easiest thing about their journey. You can run from your past, you can run from danger, but you cannot run from your thoughts. Poor Mia, she doesn't even realize Quinn wants to finally be the protector that she needs, but because she has been so deeply damaged by men in her life, she cannot accept it and continues to try to push him away. It is so frustrating to see women convince themselves that they are not worthy. Not worthy of a better life, not worthy of protecting, not worthy of love. Though she tries to deny it, Mia can feel the bond growing between her and Quinn, but wants nothing more than to run from him knowing she wants to be the only one people blame for everything. Thankfully Mia comes to her senses and realizes that on her quest to redemption, she is not the only one with secrets and a damaged past. Along the way she has gained something very rare, she has captured a soulmate. She captured Quinn's heart. "Quinn Berkeley is unlike anyone I have ever met. He is the eighth wonder of the world. Scrap that-he is my first and only wonder of the world." Quinn really shines in this adventure. He is all in. He isn't going anywhere, his heart won't allow it. He is there for Mia. He becomes the protector, the partner in crime, and the lover. I love the slow burn of their love blossoming. They have a delicious "push and pull" between them that is frustrating as you want nothing more than for them to have that connection, but truth be told they are building a stronger connection emotionally by not jumping in to anything physical too quickly. They make you feel their emotional struggle, making them steam up the pages. Even though their love is something neither of them can now deny, it has to take a back seat as their road trip is not a smooth one. There are turns their journey takes that make you wait for the other shoe to drop. The last two words in the book will make you scream......GIVE ME BOOK 3 because you just know this story is nowhere near complete! Beautiful follow up that I look forward to continuing on because like Mia & Quinn...I couldn't stop if I tried. I too am all in!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-intense battle of wills:  3.75 stars--SOMETHING LIKE REDEMPTION is the second installment in Monica James’s contemporary, new adult  Something Like Normal series focusing on Mia (aka Paige) Lee and Quinn Berkeley. The series must be read in order. There is important information contained within each storyline and each novel ends with a cliff hanger leading to the next installment. Told from first person point of view (Mia) the premise follows Mia and Quinn on the run from the law and from the man who wants to destroy her life. Suspected in not one but two murders in Quinn’s hometown, Mia and Quinn struggle to remain in control on the road. Mia continues to keep Quinn at arm’s length hoping to protect him from the horrors of her life but her continuous need to push Quinn away is aggravating and infuriating; at times almost impossible to accept especially when her need to run from Quinn, and her jealous behavior, places both of them in danger time and again. Mia does not want to depend on anyone and she is fast becoming dependent on the man by her side. We follow Quinn and Mia as they make their way across country heading to Canada in search of Mia’s mother; from seedy bars to even seedier motels, beautiful scenery and busy cities, our couple battle one another while on the run, hoping someone will prove their innocence back home. Quinn’s dark secret and even darker past continues to build a wall between our couple when Quinn refuses to talk. While on the road, the relationship between Quinn and Mia continues to build. There are moments of pure happiness followed by painful memories and the realization that they are on the run. Mia and Quinn will cross paths with a former friend and in this their life on the road will never be the same. SOMETHING LIKE REDEMPTION is a story of revenge mixed with graphic violence, hatred and loss. Monica James pulls the reader into an intense battle of wills between Mia and Quinn; and a blossoming romance for a present day ‘Bonnie and Clyde’.   Their continuing story is heartbreaking; adrenaline filled terror of action and suspense. 
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Nothing could have prepared me for this story. I absolutely loved the first in the series and had to continue. But this book? It blew me away! Monica James has always been a favorite of mine, but she absolutely poured her heart and soul into Something Like Redemption. “...because as long as he’s happy and free-I can live with anything.” Something Like Redemption picks up right where book one, Something Like Normal, left off. Mia and Quinn are running away. They are in some serious danger, and of course Quinn refused to let Mia run away alone.  But there is some heavy guilt. As much as Mia feels for Quinn, she knows the danger she faces and does not want him to endure a fate that is meant for her. But Quinn never backs down. He challenges and pushes Mia back harder every time she pushes him away. Quinn and Mia have this pull on each other’s hearts that the author never explains, she simply allows you to live and feel this pull. “He is the eighth wonder of the world. Scrap that-he is my first and only wonder of the world.” As Mia and Quinn are on the run, there is a slow shift in their relationship. They begin to realize that there is something much deeper between them. And that feeling is not going anywhere. It grows stronger as each day passes. As they overcome each obstacle, their connection is truly solidified. What Mia and Quinn have is so genuine. It’s felt in every scene. The emotion, the angst. You will feel everything. I love that the author doesn’t force a love story, it naturally happens. Yet the words are not spoken. They are simply felt. “...and this is the first time in two days I have felt alive.” As a reader you become so hypnotized in what these two feel for each other. It’s so deep, so consuming, yet there is so much about them to discover. They are not easy. But then again, love is never easy. It’s hard to imagine that this broken girl has become Quinn’s whole life. She becomes his. In every sense of the word. And Mia doesn’t understand it...until her heart allows Quinn to find his way inside. “But what’s more hypnotic is the steady of Quinn’s heart which is beating wildly in sync with mine.” Don’t be mistaken. You will not be able to put this book down. Something Like Redemption has it all, suspense, and romance. You are left on the edge during the entire time. You have no idea what to expect  from one moment to the next. The author weaves the story into an addicting adventure on love, life and redemption. Mia and Quinn are easily a testimony of love and all it entails...it’s strength, resilience, and power. “Because, Red...I don’t want you to stop looking at me the way you do.” Something Like Redemption is simply a great continuation of Mia and Quinn’s story. There is so much that happens that the reader must experience. I cannot put it into words. I love that this series is not predictable. Monica James puts her unique twist on romantic suspense. I cannot wait to see what is to come for this series and it’s characters. 
keleex More than 1 year ago
Something like…Incredible! What a wild ride! Monica James does not disappoint. We pick up right where we left off where Mia and Quinn are on the run. Mia’s past has finally caught up to her. Her friends stand by her side and do not disappoint. They stand by her completely. Quinn and Mia are on the run. Mia is struggling with her own demons. She feels like everything is her fault and she has a hard time processing this as she has never had loved ones she wants to protect before. She and Quinn are learning more about each other with each passing day. They both have their own pasts to deal with but are learning to trust each other entirely. I can’t go into depth about how the story unfolds as it is something you have to experience for yourself. Mia experiences a lot of firsts with Quinn that we all take for granted. But don’t for a second think this is a typical love story, because it isn’t. There are so many twists and turns. You just know something big is going to happen and when it does, well, I will let you fill in the blank. WOW! A few of my favorite quotes: “It’s been said that before you die, our life flashes before your eyes. All the good, all the bad, all the significant, or the non-significant, it’s all meant to flicker before you, presenting you with an epiphany. And then in turn, you’re meant to embrace death, and accept it’s your time.” … “But what happens if you’re not ready to die? What happens if your life is snatched out from under you, with no real say as to why it ended so suddenly?” “I hate that look. That ‘sucks to be you’ look. It’s a look that makes you feel weak. It’s a look that makes you feel like a victim. And no one wants to be a victim, especially someone who knows firsthand how that feels.” “At the start of this journey, it was all about revenge and vengeance, but now? Now it’s about survival.” “I’m spent. I’m sticky. And I’m shaky. But would I trade this feeling for anything in the world? Hell to the f**k no.” Everyone is running from something. It starts as revenge and vengeance but sometimes there are bigger things that are happening. This is a must read. The story ends with one hell of a cliffhanger, again, but I am (im)patiently waiting for the 3rd installment. Absolutely cannot wait!