Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review: Redemption Road (A Vicious Cycle Novel) by Katie Ashley

(Vicious Cycle #2)
 by Katie Ashley
Published:  October 6, 2015
Publisher:  Signet

The New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Cycle plunges readers into a world of danger and desire in her newest in the Vicious Cycle motorcycle club romance series. 

Looking for a walk on the wild side, Annabel Percy, the daughter of a powerful politician, starts dating a biker she knows is completely wrong for her. But she finds herself living a nightmare when she’s kidnapped and transported into a hell on earth she never could have imagined.

Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her.
Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?

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My Thoughts:  I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this exciting series by Katie Ashley, Vicious Cycle, so I was more than excited to read Redemption Road.  In Vicious Cycle, we were introduced to the three Malloy brothers, Deacon, Rev, and Bishop, with Vicious Cycle being Deacon and Alexandra's story.  Redemption Road is Nathaniel "Rev" Malloy and Annabelle's story.   I wasn't really sure how I was going to feel about Rev, but I must say he won me over from the get go, and even when he messed up, I still rooted for him wholeheartedly to turn things around.  Annabelle......wow, just wow, what an awesome character.  I cannot imagine going through what she went through and coming out on the other side as the beautiful person she was, even though she had to go through hell to get there.  She was like a plant whose roots had been severed and forced to become dormant, left for dead. Rev played a big role in helping her heal, but deep down it was her own character, resolve, love, and strength that enabled her to push through, opening the door to the healing she so desperately needed.  Once again, she found the ability to receive love, give love, and fight for who and what she wanted, as those severed roots once again flourished, grew, and even began to bloom.  Rev was like the water and sun....the catalyst that got things started, and providing the encouragement she needed to keep going.    

Redemption Road starts off with a bang, and that tempo pretty much keeps up for the majority of the book.  There are a few "normal (or as normal as you can get when you are part of a motorcycle club) moments," but for the most part, it was intense.  Sometimes that intensity was manifested in the form of impending danger and the fear that brought with it, and sometimes it was centered on the developing relationship between Rev and Annabelle and all the things that went along with that, including the baggage from both of their pasts, her family and who they were, and the relationship that was changing into much more than friendship between them. Events, actions, choices, and regrets try to tear them apart. Then, just when it seems to all be coming together, Annabelle's greatest fear and the most dangerous situation they could face is suddenly upon them.  Their love, faith, and trust, as well as that of the Raiders MC is put to the test as alliances are formed and deals are made, culminating in an edge of your seat nail-biting ending that is awesome.  Katie Ashley closes out this installment so well, and sets the stage for the next book in the series, Last Mile, which I can't wait to read.  That said, do I recommend Redemption Road?  Most definitely.


  1. Yay for a book that lived up to the first! Great review Ellen!

  2. Love good MC books. Still need to read this series.


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