Title :

Angel of Redemption

Author :

J.A. Little

Series :


Release date : November 25th 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

Seasoned social worker Kayla Brooks has dealt with her fair share of difficult situations, but nothing could have prepared her for the likes of Dean Wyatt, head of Wyatt House Group Home for Boys. When a case unexpectedly brings Kayla to his door in the middle of the night, sparks fly. With a piercing gaze and heavily inked skin, Dean looks like a walking wet dream.Until he turns out to be an asshole. Dean Wyatt has always kept those around him at arm’s length. Secrets lurk beneath his tattoos—a traumatic past known to very few.Forced to work together in order to help two vulnerable boys, Kayla slowly penetrates Dean’s tough exterior. Along the way the two discover something they’ve each been missing—but only time will tell if they can overcome the painful past that’s kept anyone from bringing true happiness into Dean’s world.This book contains adult situations and sexual content. For mature audiences only

Review :

I’ve been thinking the whole way through the book and since I’ve finished it that I really don’t know how I’m going to rate the book. I have read a book like this in a long time. It was long there was a lot of going on but it was captivating to be able to participate in the main MCs lives. But it also did drag on a bit. I think that if I was solely rating for me I would say 3 Stars but overall being objective on the matter I’ve decided to give it 4 Stars.

I’m just going to give the basics on this book. Kayla Brooks is a dedicated social worker due to one of her kids acting up she is forced to uproot Logan and Matty. The last resort is Wyatt House. Kayla is strong and independent but she still has a vulnerable side. Her past and childhood hasn’t been ideal but name one person whose childhood is ideal. Dean Wyatt runs and owns part of Wyatt House. He first meets Kayla when she brings Logan and Matty.
He is one moody, broody hermit. He has Kayla also has a past. He is guarded and perceives himself in a negative way. He doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions. So he pushes everyone anyway. What he doesn’t get that we all make mistakes and life can get messy. Kayla and Dean don’t get on very well at the beginning due to sexual frustration, mixed emotions and past scars. They become friends and things develop from there. There is no insta-love this is deep, getting to know one another. Developing a deep connection with one another.
Bearing your soul and make you as vulnerable as possible. I enjoyed their banter and the chemistry. To what happens in each of their lives. Well we all have stuff to deal with. There is a pregnant sister with a father who is a kid himself. Domestic abuse and what it really is like to grow up in the system. The book deals with real life situations although I did get confused when whose POV it was but that was probably because I wasn’t always concentrating. It shows that there always consequences for each action that we take.
Some of the jargon for working as a social worker wasn’t explained well. What is a RTC? And if I look on the internet. I get about two dozen options. I would have liked to have known what happened to the Mum. It’s been tough trying to find a book that I liked but an Angel of Redemption was a book I could get on board with.
This is the debut novel by Ms. Little and you can tell that a lot of thought went into the setup and the characters of the book. The secondary characters were likable. The Epilogue left me content. This is a standalone novel at the moment. Ms. Little should continue the good work and I hope to read more about this author in the future.
This book was given to me by Full Fathom Five via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. First post 6th November. FINALLY a book that I like and can get on board with.
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