Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In Your Corner (Redemption #2) by Sarah Castille

In Your Corner (Redemption #2)
by Sarah Castille
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: July 1st 2014
Genre: Romance, Erotica
Rate: Enjoyed it+ (4,5 stars)

He rules in the ring
Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn't dull the pain of Amanda's rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.
A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn't found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help...
But can he rule her heart?
Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda's not sure if she can stay in control, or if she's finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

In Your Corner is the perfect second book for the Redemption series. As Redemption fans may know, Jake and Amanda had a lot of potential, chemistry and problems in the first book of the series. So it wouldn't make sense not to have them as the main characters in the second book.

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda had sort of a relationship: they were going hot and heavy and they were not prepared to face the problems that can emerge in a relationship. Amanda has trust issues and a problem with relationships while Jake didn't fight for what they have.

Two years before their painful breakup, these two find themselves again. However, this time Amanda is vulnerable, remorseful and still having feelings for Jake. And Jake's more dominant and whiling to take what he wants.

I loved this story. The couple in it has a lot of potential: there's an almost palpable sexual tension between them and a lot of chemistry. There's a huge chance in the before and after of these two characters and I found myself truly surprised to even like them more than the first couple in the series.
The main point in this book is the same as in the first book: the main character (the female) needs to trust and fall truly in love with the other male main character. While this might sound repetitive, it's not. With a different perspective, new problems and a completely different drama, the author did a wonderful job. This time Amanda's been fired and tries to start again: new life, new Amanda. And Jake's even hotter, more dominant and oozes alpha male in every scene. I love him this way.

I like that this book can be perfectly read as a standalone. The author explains everything, without missing any detail, and the reader can understand what's Redemption, who's Amanda and Jake and their present and past relationship. Although, as a reader myself, I would recommend to first read Against The Ropes to fully understand the past between Jake and Amanda and the drama behind their current tension and the changes that Redemption suffers throughout the years. 

The plot is well-written and the reader doesn't feel lost in any moment. There's a lot of lawyer lingo this time, aside from the fight lingo, that either the author did a terrific job in her research or she has a splendid knowledge. 

The ending is what I like to call a Redemption type ending: one that leaves the reader satisfied and with a huge goofy smile, aching for more and introducing a potential couple for the next book.

In Your Corner is the perfect read for those romance lovers that are seeking for an erotica book. I highly recommend this book 'cause it has everything: romance, sexy scenes, alpha males, fighters, drama, an amazing plot and an incredible and hot couple that would make you stay awake until you read all the book. I can assure you that Jake will keep you awake all night!

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

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