In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.
Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.
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One of the best book series I have ever read. I read over 100 books a year. Never once between these 2 books did I get bored.
Everything that happens is the result of a calculated move that leads us to where we are
Sempre Redemption was a compilation of guilt by numerous characters. Vincent guilty for involving Carmine into the organization. Haven guilty for existing. Carmine guilty for freeing her while imprisoning her.
Carmine's life was about history repeating itself with a few major adjustments. It was time for redemption against the people in the organization to adjust and adapt to a new reality.
Sempre Redemption began where Sempre ended with Haven, Corrado, and Carmine injured after an eventful night with the Russians. Carmine was sworn into the organization altering his future plans with Haven. Carmine sacrificed himself to set Haven free, but that sacrifice cost him his freedom. Carmine took orders from Salvatore while Corrado looked after him. Vincent was a player in the background.
Vincent was like a ghost in this book. Very little was written about Vincent after everything he did to save Haven and his boys.
The story was written the same as book 1 with a slow execution to the finality and many details outlining the day to day activities of both Haven and Carmine. At least
in this book I was better prepared for all the characters. This book focused on the
few remaining key players left in the organization.
The story alternated between Haven's life and Carmine's life. Vincent still popped
in from time to time, but it was limited. The nest was empty and the family separated
to live their separate lives.
Book 2 was another lengthy read. Just like book 1 I had to filter through the detailed information. The process and list of arrangements made by Sal were a tiresome process for me. I found the story predictable considering it was titled redemption.
JM Darhower certainly knows how to drag out the scenes by delaying the inevitable.
I found Carmine's involvement with the organization a waste of time. What was the point of Sal recruiting him if he was going to turn back into an alcoholic and drug addict?
At least Haven was doing something productive with her time even if it was boring as hell to read. Chapter after chapter JM Darhower droned on and on about art stuff it was so excruciating.
This duet was once a high priority book for me to read. I waited until this duet was discounted waiting several years. Years later I finally took the time to read this duet and wondered what all the hype was. The covers were eye catching. I've long learned to not judge a book by its cover. I'm disappointed I waited years to read this duet because it wasn't the book I had been excited to read. It was too long, too wordy, and too boring.
Must read it, nothing like this well rounded story....it gives u everything u want in a story :)