Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him.Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut.When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for?Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for.
Jackson Stiles, Road to Redemption is the story of a bounty hunter/Private Detective, with a whole lot of issues and baggage and a conscience that is a lot more active than he actually believes it so!
What do a renegade cop turned bounty hunter or Private Detectives and a straight shooter with a flair of dramatics have in common? Not much really, except a murder that shouldn’t have even happened and an attraction that somehow sneaks up on them.
Told in the POV of Jackson Stiles, it is one twist after the other that held more conspiracy in his small town than he could have actually believed to be possible. Support comes from the unlikeliest form of ally in Emma Green; the one reporter who lambasted him in one of her articles and is not exactly his favourite person in the world! But he really has no choice when faced with the stubborn wall that is his nemesis!
This is one of the few books that I have read that is all MALE POVE – you don’t get those books a whole lot; especially in the romance genre – so just for that reason it would have been a treat to read this – but what made it better was that the writing was phenomenal! The plot was intricate and had me hooked in right from the start – the disgruntled family times, the angsty conscious of the hero, the twisty plot lines, the induction of amazing secondary characters and a plot that had me guessing at every single turn!
What was also definitely fun was Jackson and Emma’s relationship – you see a transformation of supposed hate to colleagues to definitely falling for each other! There is this singular connection between these two that pops out to the reader from the first moment that they meet each other in the book!
Road to Redemption was a single sitting read for me – and my only issue with this book was that “I” did not know that this is NOT a standalone. No, there is no cliffhanger at the end; but there are a whole lot of loose threads from the foundation plot line to the characters themselves that I believe are going to be taken care of in the next book – so even though it wasn’t the “UGGHH” ending I have read, I am still going to antsy till the next book releases!