Thane's Redemption

Thane's Redemption

by Nina Crespo

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The one night she'll want to remember, she'll be forced to forget.

It's been almost a year since Celine's fiancé's death and she's still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…
Thane’s unexpected connection with Celine only leaves him wanting more of her—but his life makes it impossible. For Thane's Redemption is just a cover for a deeper secret: A former Army Ranger presumed dead, Thane is really a time-traveling, covert operative charged with saving the world from disaster. Each jump through time forces those around him to forget he ever existed—and Celine would be no exception. But can time work in their favor to give them a second chance at love? Or will a choice Thane makes in the future put Celine in mortal danger?...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616506650
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: The Song , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 70
Sales rank: 336,787
File size: 272 KB

About the Author

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows Nina to create sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales, which she hopes will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after. Visit her at:

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Thane's Redemption 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
There are bad books and there are books that make me angry. And it’s days like these when I am not sure which is the worst scenario. If a book is bad than you can simply not finish it, forget it and be done. The angry books stay with you I think are worse. Because, they with all there “what could have been” scenarios, keep your mind occupied for a long time. This is one of those books. It has a great plot idea. No scratch that – it has a UNIQUE plot idea. The writing is good and flawless – BUT and now comes the angry part. The fact that this story is a short story ruined everything. There was so much in there ready to be extracted. And it was all wasted to the fact of writing it as a short story. The characters were missing necessary depth and the fact that the end was sort of “cut off” does not really help. Sure I noticed this is supposed to be a series so there might be coming more, but that does not help to ease the more than strange feeling after finishing the book. I feel deprived … I really liked this story idea and the writing but it did not get what it deserved and that makes me angry ….really really angry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short novella that is a stand-alone story. It's nice to have a quick read with no loose ends. Sentences and grammar are good as well. I recommend this as a light and entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BUT too short. Wished there more to Thane and Celine's story ... even 100 pages more .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every so often you come across a book that leaves you wanting more! I loved the plot and charicters! I was upset becausr this was a short story, there was so much more that could have been explored! So many unanswered questions
BigBookTheory More than 1 year ago
I love the cover and I really, really love the story idea of this book. I found it very original and when they met again two years later, even though every time Thane phases, memories are erased, Celine still felt as if she knew him and it was AWESOME the way the author described it. Read it all in one sleep-deprived night. A really amazing read.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Every now and then, I come across a book with a synopsis that's intriguing enough for me to want to read it even if the genre isn't one I indulge in often enough. And every now and then, I'll pick that book and sink into it. This was that kind of book. It's short but completely captivating. Thane's past isn't as shrouded by mystery as I thought it would be. Instead, Ms. Crespo offers it to the reader on a silver platter. Who he was, what he is now, how he became who he is now. The truth is only hidden from Celine and for good reason. After all, would you want anything to do with a guy who phases from one location to another? That ability defies logic and the rules of science. Thane and Celine's first meeting was terrific. And she was paired with the perfect man. He was military, former and current, so he understood her grief over losing her fiance a year ago. To his credit, he put Dominic's decision to leave in perspective for her, helped her see how leaving her was the hardest thing to do. In grief, we sometimes don't understand the other person's reason. Their decision is seen as selfish when, in truth, it isn't. He had a job to do, just like she did. His took him overseas into war zones while hers took her to a store front. Yes, his job was dangerous but she could have died just easily on her way to her job. I loved, loved, loved Celine's meltdown over Thane's phasing. It caught her by surprise and her freakout was totally epic. For the first time in a long time, I didn't want to slap a heroine who was being irrational! But then, it totally made sense for her to be that way! Can you imagine finding someone you totally connect with then find out you'll forget him when he phases into the future? That...would suck. Knowing that before it happened had to have been hard for Celine. How do you deal with that knowledge? What're you supposed to do after everything you've experienced in the arms of such an incredible person? Thane and Celine didn't have a choice. He had a job and the consequences would wipe him from her memory. But Fate was kind and gracious and gave them a chance to meet again. Oh, man. And that touch the second time they met? Well written, Ms. Crespo. I was blown away by how accurately you described what Celine was feeling in just a few short sentences, and how quickly she realized that this man and these feelings were okay. Grief can bind a person to the past, keeping them still while the world moves on. Sometimes it takes someone special to jump start that person into moving. Thane was Celine's jump start, and she was, indeed, his redemption. Though she couldn't remember him, he remembered her and found a way to reconnect with her in the future. Their love was undeniable and it was obvious nothing would keep them apart, not even time. 4.5* (Received from NetGalley via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)
gaele More than 1 year ago
Far more than is reasonable is packed into this novella, the first in a new series from Nina Crespo. Thane’s Redemption is a story about Thane, a time-traveling rock-star, former ranger given a chance at life to save the world from threats.   As a rock star, Thane hasn’t lost his memories of life as a ranger, nor forgotten those who were lost.   Celine runs a boutique, but has been struggling with the loss of her fiancé, an army medic killed in Afghanistan.  Her friends are worried about her isolation and depression, so they drag her out to see a new rock show in town.   Not ready to face people, even though it’s been a while, Celine needs to leave the room to collect herself and  runs right into Thane.  For some reason, his manner and being feel familiar and calming to her, and she begins to rely on his presence in her life.  And from here the twists start: every time Thane jumps forward to save the world, she will lose all memory of  him: the why’s of this are never clear.  Unfortunately too many of the whys were left unanswered in this story:  too many unexplained inclusions and issues, not to mention a cliffhanger that leaves us wondering if there is a  possibility yet undiscovered for Thane and Celia to have a relationship.  While I loved the concepts, there was easily another 100 pages of story to explain, outline and answer all of the  questions that arise that don’t appear, and as the first in the series I am most certainly looking forward to the next, but I only hope that answers will fill in all of the holes that were unresolved.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.  
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
4 Stars! When I saw the cover, I knew that I would have to read this story. I have always had a thing for rock stars and musicians in general. I am pretty sure that I was a groupie in a past life because there is nothing sexier than a hot musician. Once the cover got my attention, I read the blurb about the story and was even more excited to read this story. I actually read it the same day it made its way to my kindle and since some books have sat there for years unread, that says a lot. Thane was awesome as any smokin' hot-time traveling-rock star-secret agent should be. He was all of those things and he proved he had a heart. He has all of the makings of a perfect man in my opinion. I like Celine and hated everything she had to go through in her life but in my opinion this was Thane's story. This story had a whole lot that happened in just a few short pages. While I am not a fan of the ever popular insta-love, I think it worked in this story. These two characters were drawn to each other literally across time and their fates were interwoven so falling in love without ever knowing what really happened didn't bother me as it usually does. The story wasn't perfect. I really wanted more and wish this would have been a full length novel because there was so much of the story that could have been expanded on and developed. I finished the story and still had a few unanswered questions. I would recommend this story to anyone who thinks the synopsis is appealing. I thought that everything worked well and I really ended up enjoying this story. This is the first work by Nina Crespo that I have had a chance to read. I look forward to reading future books by this author including future installments in this series. I can't wait to read more about the member of Thane's Redemption. I received a copy of this book from Kensington Press - Lyrical Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
ZForward More than 1 year ago
Nina Crespo sure does know how to heat up the pages and doesn’t disappoint in this quick read! What a fascinating PNR concept with time shifting – unique and complex. The relationship between Thane and Celine escalated a bit faster than I expected, but the chemistry between the super hot time-traveling covert ops hero, Thane, and the recovering from her dead war hero fiancé heroine, Celine, scorches the pages. And, ugh, she leaves us on a cliffhanger. I admit to finding this frustrating, but the stage is set for a super series. I can’t wait to read the next installment. *This arc was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
As a fan of the paranormal genre I'm always looking for a story that sets itself apart from the crowded field and Thane's Redemption succeeds in its uniqueness. Combining time travel with an otherworldly entity equals a complex storyline that isn't always clear but moves at a fast pace keeping readers guessing every step of the way. It also leaves readers on edge with a conclusion the ends in a bit of a cliffhanger, though there's the promise of a HEA on the horizon. Thane and his fellow soldiers were on death's door when an otherworldly entity offered them life in exchange for keeping the world safe by traveling through time trying to make things right. He's a lonely man, a mad full of sadness for all he lost in his mortal life. His new life is full of danger and one-night stands that leave him empty as he's forgotten as soon as he jumps into a new time. Meeting the equally lonely Celine has him hoping for more as he goes against all he's taught to keep her safe from their enemies. Thane is a sweet and sexy man who's a musician in his current lifetime which presents him with lots of woman, but Celine intrigues him like no other and he'll do anything to keep her safe. Celine's lonely and depressed after the death of her soldier boy fiancée. She's closed herself off but feels alive for the first time in many months once she sees Thane. Their connection runs deep which time can not erase as seen by her dreams and acknowledgement of him through the different timelines. Celine is truly hurting at the start of the story which hurts her relationships with her friends, turning them catty. Being with Thane brings her joy and pushes her to finally deal with her grief and move on, which improved my opinion of her. This was an intriguing story that's a bit confusing at times. It's suspenseful too with one villainous group still on the loose to affect the next installment. We get a brief glimpse of the other men working and playing with Thane, but not near enough. Though they're just sexy and compelling enough to make me want to read more about them. There was a sweet romance with one intensely sexual scene that burned up the pages and cleansed Thane and Celine of their painful past. This was ultimately a good start to a series that leaves a lot of questions unanswered. It's an intriguing premise though, one that leaves me wanting more.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - Could have been so much more. Stars. I really like Nina Crespo’s writing style, and Thanes Redemption is no exception. As I have come to expect with her books; we are given interesting characters, an unusual plot and plenty of scope for development. But that is where my issues lie with this novella, this may be the start of The Song series, but reading this 80ish page installment felt like a full book that had been cut back to fit into a novella. There was so much happening in the story a lot of it was never really given any kind of level of development that it deserved. This is definitely something that needs to be read in close succession because of it, but with no release date forthcoming for the next book in the series I would worry that most readers would need to revisit this part to actually remember what has happened. There are a lot of loose ends as well, which because of it being a series, and no forthcoming date for its follow-up leaves everything pretty much hanging in the air. I have read several novellas by this author now; I always enjoy her writing style, story line and characters I just always feel that something is lacking due to the length of the book. The same can be said for Thane and Celine so much happened in such a short space of time, I just wanted them to be given the length of book their story actually deserves. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.