Redemption Lane

Redemption Lane

by Rachel Blaufeld

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Overview

Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.

Bess, a wild party girl running from herself, literally falls victim to her demons when she collapses in the most unexpected of places.
Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can't seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn't know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.

It was a night she doesn't remember, and one he can't forget.

But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson--a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.
Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn't know him, and he doesn't share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.

Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth-that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.

When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991592852
Publisher: Rachel Blaufeld Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

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Redemption Lane 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Story line different. Bess and Lane are a timeless couple you fall in love with. Who they were, who they became when it was them who needed each other. A beautifully written love story of redemption.
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bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "I shouldn't have ever left." Stars! Its no secret that I have fallen out of love with the overly dramatized, angst fests that some authors release nowadays. You know the kinds of books I mean, where everyone in the main characters past/family has died, There are demons are aplenty, addictions abound and just when you think it cannot get any worse, something else is dumped on the pile just to depress the plot even more. I do however still love drama and angst when it is well written. relevant to the story, and actually adds something to the plot and the relationship between the characters it is about. Rachel Blaufeld hit that balance perfectly with Redemption Lane. The story between Lane and Bess is intricately woven and exquisitely written. It's unpredictable in the directions it takes, and the author pulled everything together in a way that I could never have predicted when I started reading. "I shouldn't have ever left." A love story in the truest sense, it isn't rushed, in fact 5 years passes between their first and second meeting, and a lot has happened to both of them in those years. Bess isn't the woman Lane remembers from their brief meeting. Bess doesn't even remember their first meeting... My heart was on autopilot until I met you, and you made it beat steady and strong again. Told from 3 points of view, I got pulled into this story, the reconnection between this couple takes time, the story builds, and every secondary character has relevance, nothing is glamourised and everything is developed so well that you see the story in your minds-eye as it plays out, even better some of that relevance of certain things you do not realize the importance of until the latter stages of the book. There was solace in the time I was left alone with my memories. And absolutely outstanding read, this is my first book by the author, and I am moving straight onto the next book in the series; Absolution Road I enjoyed it that much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing with the amount of drama this book had. I expect it but there comes a point where u need to say enough.. this book went past that point for me
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  5 Rockin Stars Redemption Lane, Rachel Blaufeld's newest book in her new series, Crossroads, is a stark reminder that things always have a way of coming back full circle.  These characters are extraordinarily crafted in a way that will pull at your heart strings while making you feel so much love, passion and need. Lane Wrigley is a self-made millionaire, playboy.  He wears his armor strong by never having relationships while working non-stop.  Dabbling in all different types of women, yet never having more.  Now living in Miami, he's running from a past that always seems to find a way of haunting him.  A chance meeting at one of his hotels back home in Pennsylvania brings Lane face to face with the woman that has been in his dreams since that fateful day at his brother's gym.  The woman who was screaming to be saved, but he refused to help.  So, hope takes bloom for Lane and he can't let her go again. Bess Williams is a recovering addict.  She struggles every day to stay on the lamb.  Now working as a hotel waitress, Bess lives a simple life.  She has her dog, Brooks Bailey, her small cabin in the woods and a routine that helps keep her sane.  Since her comeback from the dark-side four years ago, Bess hasn't been with a man, didn't feel that she would ever be able to enjoy the company of a man because of her caustic past.  In walks Lane Wrigley and everything changes for Bess. This was a phenomenal story filled with passion, love and redemption.  However, the bigger picture here is how the author brings to light a dreaded topic across the world, addiction.  Whether it's drugs, alcohol, sex, lies, etc. it all can torture a person the same way.  I was impressed by the author's carefully, elegant manner of hitting on this topic with a need and hope that will leave the reader feeling complete once again.  I can't express how much this book touched me to the core of my soul.  As with her other books, Rachel ensnares the reader and won't you let go! What a beautiful atonement, Rachel.    Hero -  Lane Wrigley 5.0 stars Heroine - Bess Williams 5.0 stars Steam Level: 5.0 stars  Plot: 5.0 stars  Cliffhanger: Yes  Would I recommend this book:  Yes! This book was everything I was hoping it would be.  From the beginning, I was captured by the underlying storyline and the beautiful characters that will hold your heart and never let go.  Would I read other books by this author:  Yes! Absolutely!  I've been a hug fan of everything Rachel Blaufeld from the beginning with her Electric Tunnel series.  I am immensely excited by this new series, Crossroad's series.  As always, she writes in such an eloquent manner that always satisfies her readers!   ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
csingh More than 1 year ago
I thought the concept behind this book was fascinating; hiding behind secrets and lies and the impact it has on you and your relationships.  Bess and Lane were perfect for this theme.  Their stories were different yet so similar.  I couldn't help but devour this book.   We meet Bess in not the nest of circumstances, and we learn she's been off the rails for quite sometime.  We also learn how she got to the point where she'd lose consciousness doing yoga.  Lane's introduction is also not under the best of circumstances, he's covering for his brother when Bess lands on him and he has to take responsibility for her.  Something about Bess stays with Lane and when they surreptitiously cross paths again, the infatuation comes back, but stronger.  I didn't understand why he couldn't tell her about their initial meeting. Granted it created issues later, but it was odd for a CEO to be interested in a waitress he'd never supposedly met.   I liked Bess.  She had to face her demons after her collapse and had come out stronger.  She's was fighting to face her past and make a better future for herself.  Of course she was afraid of getting hurt, so she tightly wound her self sort of into her self.  The only way she could make sure she wasn't tempted to fall off the wagon was to work constantly.  I liked Lane too.  He too had demons he needed to face, and it quickly became clear he too was running from his past, but it wasn't helping.  I understood Lane's need to take care of his brother.  I also understood how keeping his secret was eating away at his soul.  Lane too used work to avoid thinking about anything that might take him back into the past. Besides the characters, I liked how the book was set up.  There were chapters from Bess's point of view, and Lane's, but also A.J., Bess's sponsor and friend.  It was a great way to find out why they behaved the way they did.  I was on the fence about Jake.  Luckily, he's going to be getting his own story told, so I'll be able to decide on whether or not I like him.  Rachel Blaufeld did a wonderful job with this book.  The revelation of what happened in Lane and Jake's past was horrible and so painful. My heart ached for those two.  And the surprise intersection of Lane and Bess's lives, again was also something I didn't see coming.  That too was hard to read. Redemption Lane is a unique novel.  I loved the fresh feel of it.  If you like stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat and give you lots of feels, this book is for you.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Redemption Lane, Rachel Blaufeld Genre: Literature/Fiction, Contemporary Romance. Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews wow, what a read...its so packed with emotion, sadness, and really tugged at my sensibilities. I veered from hope to despair, from happiness to the depths of sorrow. It contains some really dark vibes at times – and of course that’s right up my street. Its not all despair and melancholy though – there are breakthroughs when you feel this time they really will come through, and then dammit, something else happens and poor Bess or Lane is sent back to their demons. I loved Bess, she’s really struggled to get back after hitting the bottom, nearly dying and ending in rehab. she was determined to put her past behind her – sadly though it wasn’t to be left behind but crept up, sneaking in by way of Lane. Until then though she’s working hard, filling every hour she can with her job, attending meetings for addicts and with looking after the wonderful Brooks Bailey, her rescue dog. Its quiet up in the mountains where she lives but it suits her. She’s a small group of connections, they can’t really be called friends - more acquaintances really, from work or the addiction group. Somehow she’s getting by in life, its not fun but hard work but its all she knows now. Lane, he’s got his own troubles and is always pulling his twin Jake out of situations. Then That night happens, when Bess collapses at Lane’s feet and somehow in the muddle of getting help for her he doesn’t follow up what happened, just leaves Jake and runs. He’s now a rich and successful CEO, and then on a working visit to a hotel he runs into Bess. Of course she doesn’t remember him, after all she was hardly in a position to notice anyone, and he just can’t stay away from her, there’s an attraction he can’t shut down. He’s never short of ladies, they flock to him being the magic duo of rich and good-looking, but it’s Bess he wants. Slowly he persuades her and they begin a relationship. Its fraught though from their demons of the past, from so many things that I began to think they’d never come through together. It was so tense at times, so edge of seat wondering what would happen, and then some beautiful moments when all was going well. Of course secrets always come out in the end, and Lane’s knowledge of her collapse comes out just when things are going really well for them. Its not only that secret that comes out though, there’s the connections from the twins past, the secret that plagues Lane, gives him terrible nightmares, but he refuses to admit it or talk about it when Bess questions him. She loves him and wants to help, but each time he runs, just shuts her out and goes. It’s what he’s always done to cope but this time, if he wants Bess he needs to face up to his past. It’s a complete novel, and wraps up beautifully with a quick glimpse into the future. There is another book featuring Lane’s twin Jake, and hopefully we get to see a bit of Lane and Bess there too. Its a wonderful novel, more than just a simple romance, a feeling that this story could be real, and has some great secondary characters; Jake, Shirley, AJ, James – they all play a special part in making this book come alive for me. I so felt for them – and look forward to reading Jake’s story next. Stars: Five, a great read, a romance but so much more than Just a romance... ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.