My Review: Redemption Island by L. B. Dunbar

My Review:  Redemption Island by L. B. DunbarRedemption Island by L. B. Dunbar
Series: Island Duet #1
Publication Date: September 15, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis

The Island

Welcome to the island.
This is no fantasy.
You’ll face fears.
You’ll face travesty.
You’ll face yourself.

One deserted island.
Two heinous crimes.
Two convicted hearts.

When decent people do bad things,
there’s only one place for forgiveness:
Redemption Island.

The island knows what you’ve done.

My Review

​Redemption Island by Author L. B. Dunbar is book one in the Island Duet.

“He needed to be alone. He wanted to get away. A year on an island by himself sounded heavenly. Five-star accommodations or not, this punishment would be a piece of cake.”

Tack has to atone for his sins, so he is sent to the island. Juliet must pay a price as well, and the Island is where the payment must take place.

“Repentant for sin or not, this tropical haven was the religious revival she needed. She’d atone in the sun, bask in freedom, and hold no regret for the evil she’d done.”

Redemption Island was the book you take into a movie theater and read while flashes of the story appear so vivid in your mind that it is as if you could mentally project them onto the screen.

“I think I want you to tame me,” he hummed. “But you make me wild instead.”

This story was so incredibly different that what I was accustomed to from Author L. B. Dunbar. I was stunned and in awe. Although I have always enjoyed her stories, Redemption Island had a edge of mystery that surpassed the others and made me hang on each word.

“Each day, I feel as if I’m in a dream, and when night falls, I’m afraid to sleep and end the dream.”

I could feel the change in Tack and Juliet from the beginning of the story until the end. Their emotions, actions, and reactions remained true to their characters, but also revealed just how much impact they had on each other. It was so interesting how their life on the island, though immeasurably different, still paralleled real life.

“Without anger, we cannot know peace. Without hatred, we do not know love. It’s about recognizing one and controlling the other.”

The redemptive nature of the story coupled with a renewed love for self and others made this story emotionally compelling and physically rejuvenating. There was no doubt in my mind that this island had been created for Tack and Juliet to find one another in a new way, and I was their biggest cheerleader, cheering them on and wearing my emotions on my sleeve the whole way. There were shadows of sadness and despair that became lined with hope and newfound life. Laughing, crying, and celebrating with these characters, I heralded the triumph in their journey as they passed through each hurdle.

Redemption Island was a bold and suspenseful beginning to this new duet. Can’t wait for more!

 

5 Stars

About L. B. Dunbar

Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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