by Rob Douglas


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Polly Hawkins has been Prime Minister for four years when she is faced with her biggest challenge. A spaceship arrives from another solar system. To everyone’s astonishment, its crew is human. They bring news about mankind’s origins and about threats to mankind.

Polly has to manage working with her visitors as well as with her fellow heads of government as it becomes clear that the visitors are not the first to show an interest in the planet.

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ISBN-13: 9781781328866
Publisher: Silverwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Rob Douglas was born in Northumberland. He has worked in the oil industry and the public sector. He now lives in London with his wife, Hilary.

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Redemption 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Ben’s home had been the U S Army for almost twenty years. Ben had no interaction with his parents or brother in that time. Ben had ruined his, his brothers, and two innocent strangers lives when he was younger. The young mother and her son was the innocent strangers and they died. RJ his brother could no longer compete in the Olympics he already had earned three gold medals. Lola’s sister was Mandy . Lola felt it was her fault Kaz got kidnapped and Jake got shot. Lola had given Kaz some disgusting pictures of Kaz that she thought Jake had taken. RJ who used the name of Jake now had lied when Ben had asked him after the car accident as Ben was drunk but he believed as RJ/Jake was a minor he would not get in deep trouble but he was wrong and RJ/Jake had went to jail. When RJ/Jake toke the blame for the accident. Their parents had disowned RJ/Jake but Ben was welcomed home by his parents. Lola was thirty one and managed a modeling agency. For some reason she was fascinated with Ben. they had talked to RJ/Jake and he did verify Ben was his brother. Kaz was Jake’s girl. Jake and Kaz were coming back the next day. When together again Jake had forgiven Ben. Someone is after Ben and he doesn’t know why. Ben is also attracted to Lola and he wants to get to know her but is worried anyone around him will get hurt. I liked this story alot. It had a good plot and was written well. I felt Ben had paid for what he did and was so glad Jake had forgiven him. I am also glad Ben forgave himself with Lola’s help. Also that he felt he had finally found a family. There were some hot erotic scenes in this story. I liked the twists and turns in this story . I recommend. I received an ARC Of this story for an honest review.
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Even though this is the second book in a series, it can be read as a stand-alone without any issues. Ben knocks on his brother’s door and wants to make amends. He blamed his brother for something horrific years ago and now wants things to be set right. Lola answers the door and he immediately falls for her from the moment he sees her. It shocks him to his core, but he can’t deny the feelings she brings out. Lola has had a terrible past with men, but even she can’t deny the attraction between her and Ben. Even though he has done something so awful, she sees the good in him and knows that he has paid a price for those sins. Lola convinces Ben that it is time to let go and move forward. The author did a great job at redeeming the hero. Not many characters can come back from what was done, but she made me, as the reader, care for Ben and feel terrible for him and the turmoil and guilt he has lived with. Even though he let his brother take the blame all those years ago, he paid a price and went into the military which made him realize he needed to do the right thing. As for the attraction between Ben and Lola, their chemistry and feelings were immediate and so believable and hot. I wanted them together from the first moment and had hoped they could work past their individual issues to be together. This IS a story about Redemption, love, and moving forward. It’s the kind of story that makes the reader feel along with the characters and not want to put the book down. *copy provided for review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the second book in the Intimate Relations series by Kate Douglas. Lola Monroe knows that appearances can be deceiving, so when her roommate’s brother-in-law shows up at Lola’s doorstep, she can’t help but wonder what he is hiding. Ben Lowell has spent his entire life running from his past and his family, but when he meets Lola, he knows he can trust her. If you are looking for a great romance with suspense and mystery then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Ben has been living with the guilt for the last 20 years and has finally come home to see his brother. Jake is now engaged to Kaz and Ben is introduced to her roommates Lola and Mandy. Ben’s attraction of Lola is instant and as they grow closure strange things keep happening to Ben, why are people following him. I enjoyed the suspense and mystery, the relationship between Ben and Lola moved and super speed and there are some parts that move a bit slow. Overall I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 3/4 Redemption picks up where Intimate left off. We got to learn a lot about Ben in book one of this series. But in Redemption we learn a lot more about Ben and his way of thinking. Ben has been battling the demons from his past. But now he has a chance to face those demons and slay them. Ben might be surprised by the reception he gets when he gets home. I liked this story. It was a great continuation of Ben & Jake’s story. I was happy to see the brothers resolve some of their issues. I also really like Ben and Lola together. While the story line moved very face it was a good journey. I am looking forward to the next installment into this series. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ben Lowell was responsible for the death of a mother and her son. He stole a car and hit them when he was joy riding. He let his younger brother take the blame. Twenty years later he wants to find him and apologize. Can Ben find the redemption that he needs? Kate Douglas did a wonderful job. She was able to show that Ben was a good person and that he wanted to own up to his mistakes. He joined the army and escaped his responsibility. He never knew that his brother had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. As the story unfolded I understood Ben's situation. I saw that his guilt and shame were destroying him. I was shocked at how forgiving his brother, Jake, was. I asked myself if I could be that understanding and the answer was probably not. Lola was a perceptive and intelligent woman. She was drawn to Ben in spite of his poor judgment. She could see the real man. Their love was touching. I was moved by how protective they were of each other. Redemption has it all. There is forgiveness, love, family and unbearable suspense. This story kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted Ben and Lola to get the HEA that they deserved. I received a copy of Redemption in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars---REDEMPTION is the second full length installment in Kate Douglas’s contemporary, adult INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS romantic, suspense series. This is office manger Lola Monroe, and US army major Ben Lowell’s story line. REDEMPTION can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and back story I recommend reading the series in order as there is quite a bit of background information revealed in the previous installments. Some of the timeline of REDEMPTION overlaps with the events of INTIMATE. There is also a prequel novella-TANGLED- that can be found in the HOT ALPHAS anthology (May 2015). Told from dual third person perspectives (Lola and Ben) REDEMPTION focuses on Ben Lowell’s return to civilian life, and the family he left behind twenty years earlier. Ben and his brother RJ aka Jake (INTIMATE #1) haven’t seen one another for close to twenty years and in the ensuing time Ben has lived with so much guilt that it threatens to destroy his life. Ben will discover that everything and everyone he knew has changed, and with it comes the realization that to move forward you have to forget about the past-a past steeped in guilt, heartbreak and the biggest mistake of his life. Enter Lola Monroe-Jake’s fiance’s former roommate- and the woman who would save Ben from himself. REDEMPTION is a romantic suspense story where Ben’s time in the Middle East follows our hero home to San Francisco and into the lives of the people he loves. The secrets military operations, and possible government involvement find Ben searching for the truth about the attack in Afghanistan that left him for dead, and the continuing attacks at home on US soil. Saying that, there is plenty of background information and history about the time Ben spent in the Middle East, and the possible connections to US Senator back home. The relationship between Ben and Lola is quick to develop: there is an immediate and visceral attraction between our leading characters one that is sated within hours of introduction. The quick friends to lovers scenario finds Ben and Lola proclaiming their love for one another within a matter of days. The $ex scenes are seductive and intense. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Ben’s brother Jake and his fiancé Kaz (INTIMATE #1); Nate and Cassie Dunagan (TANGLED .5); Lola’s roommate/half-sister Mandy Monroe, who may or may not have a thing for Jake’s best friend and IT specialist/ Intimate Jewelry owner Marcus Reed. We are also introduced to several law enforcement officers, agents from the FBI, and the requisite evil that comes with many faces-some familiar and some not. There is plenty of action, mystery, and suspense. REDEMPTION is an entertaining story line where the intrigue builds throughout the story. There are twists and turns, betrayal and revenge, family and friendship, forgiveness and looking forward towards a happily ever after. The premise is infinitely detailed; the main characters are flirty, friendly and intense; the romance is a quick build to a promise for the future. REDEMPTION is a great read for fans of romantic suspense and family love.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Redemption,  Kate Douglas   Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:   Romance  I enjoyed the first novel in this series but with a couple of reservations about communication between the leads, Kaz and Jake. Then getting into this book, Jake’s brother Ben is thinking about the mistakes Jake and Kaz made in not being open with each other, not telling each other what they were concerned about, and how it led to danger for them. So I guess my reservations were unfounded, and it was part of the set up for this story :-) Sorry Kate, I understand now. We met Ben at the end of the last book, and he’s such a haunted character. Been running from himself and what he did for the last twenty years, from his guilt at letting Jake down, from his horror at being responsible for the deaths of a mother and son. He joined the Army as soon as the police let him go, before the trial, assuming that because of his age Jake would get off he’s horrified to hear what happened, to find out how Jake was abandoned by his parents. Luckily he’s has one stalwart supporter though it all, their childhood friend Marcus ( and I’m hoping he and Mandy are the subjects of book three!) Ben  wants to get to know Jake, is back in the US to finish his service with only a few months left, and gets taken in by the girls, Kaz, Lola and her sister Mandy. They are so warm and openhearted, didn’t have the greatest family lives themselves and have created their own little trio, which recently has widened to include Jake and Marcus and now Ben, and brings in others when they feel they need the support. They just seem to welcome everyone with open arms ( and platefuls of much appreciated home cooking) and its really lovely to read. I’d love friends like that, to be like that. As soon as Ben sees Lola something stirs for both of them, an attraction that just can’t be ignored and its not long before they’re headlong in a sexy, sensual, steamy romance. Neither has ever felt like this before, but go along with it, trusting in their feelings. There’s some very erotic and heated encounters, much as there was between Kaz and Jake....well written scenes, not the over done, dull, repetitive ones I’ve complained about in other novels recently. It takes more than endless pages of dirty phrases and sex at every possible moment to make a good and sensual book. Sadly I’ve had a clutch of the other sort over the last couple of weeks, not all review books thankfully, some free, some KU so I’ve been able to just delete them. Its great then to get back to an author who knows that it takes more to write a good sex scene, and works to keep the balance of sex and story correct.  Ben’s been serving in some tough areas, and doesn’t realise it but the danger didn’t stay abroad, but has followed him back bringing the girls, Marc and Jake into danger too. It’s well written and kept me guessing who and what was behind it, didn’t get it right but that’s part of the fun, seeing how things tie up together, what I missed in trying to work it out. Of course bringing danger to them all gives Ben even more guilt but Lola, clever and sound thinking Lola, persuades him its not his fault, that its the perpetrators who are to blame. He needs that reassurance, he’s found something to live for in her and Jake, but at times over the past years the guilt has been such that he courted the danger, uncaring of if he died...suicidal thoughts have plagued him too. Lola wants to keep him away from that mind-se
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
Not Kate Douglas' Best I know I've read other books by Ms. Douglas - I specifically remember the story with the Colonel and the winery. So I went in expecting to enjoy this book. I did not. I won't say it was dreadful, but there were large swaths of it, particularly in the early portions of the book, where I felt like pieces of the story were missing. Judging by the description of book 1 in this series, I didn't, since the events of that book appear to take place prior to this one. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe the scenes which are referenced in this book (the brothers going home to see their parents together) actually did happen in the 1st book. Either way, it wasn't in here, and it was incredibly distracting. If you're going to make allusions to the events, show them. Don't just brush it under the carpet. There were good points to this story, such as the fact that Ben was not afraid to let his guard down and had his breakdowns over everything that happened to him. I liked that she got to be the stronger one emotionally for a good portion of the book. In the end, at most, I can give this three gargoyles. I will definitely read other books by Ms. Douglas, but I'm not sure I can stomach another one in this series. We shall see.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
there is intrigue and lots of exciting danger with lots of twists and turns till you get to the end and feel like you got off a rollercoaster of excitement. At the end of Intimate, book 1 of the Intimate Series, Jake's brother Ben is introduced and by that point all I could say was that there was nothing appealing to me about him. But that didn't stop me from wanting to know his story.  
Wow can this author change ones viewpoint in a mind-blowing and sensitive manner. He character is written as a broken person seeking redemption and as the plot goes on you watch him develop a refined character through love, family and forgiveness. 
This book will keep the reader involved in the extremely believable plot with multiple finely developed characters interweaving throughout the storyline. The main characters are Ben and feisty Lola. Lola and her sister Mindy are Kaz's roommates and are key parts to this series.  
Once again there is intrigue and lots of exciting danger with lots of twists and turns till you get to the end and feel like you got off a rollercoaster of excitement. 
I recommend you read this series and I look forward to I hope the next in series involving Marc and Mandy. Notice how I said hope because I think they belong together but one never knows what an author has up their sleeve. 
An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.