Wednesday, August 20, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dylan's Redemption by Jennifer Ryan

Dylan’s Redemption
The McBrides Book Three
By: Jennifer Ryan
Releasing August 12th, 2014
Avon Romance


There's a new sheriff in Fallbrook … Meet Dylan McBride.

Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return. Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes home—only to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead.

Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessie's disappearance. He knew he'd have to face a few ghosts … he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning … and alive. The pull between them is instant, but Dylan's heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?

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 JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances. 
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper. 
Please visit her website at for information about upcoming releases.

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Sarah's Review:
Thank you once again to Tasty Book Tours and Jennifer Ryan for the opportunity to read about the McBrides!   I have been a fan since Brody's book and looked forward to reading Dylan's story for a while. We got to see bits and pieces of Dylan in Brody's and Owen's books.  We also heard the speculations about Jessie in previous books as well.  I was outside with my son and his friend when they were playing when I started reading this and I couldn't put it down until I finished it.

I love this story told us what happened to Jessie after she went missing.  Her experiences and her emotions were something that caused a real emotional reaction from me.   There were things that are described in this book that could be trigger inducing if you have been involved in a domestic violence relationship or if you have experienced that death of a baby.   Due to my profession as a social worker, I feel that I needed to included that warning because I wouldn't want someone to have a negative reaction as a result of reading this book.  I believe that Jennifer Ryan did an amazing job at treating both subjects with respect and made it real with the emotions and reactions.

As far as Dylan is concerned, I wish I could find a guy like Dylan.  There are so many things about Dylan that make him more attractive in my eyes than any other character I have read lately.  Dylan chose his profession as a cop because of what he thought happened to Jessie.  He adopted Will because of Jessie and her situation.

Watching the two of these character reconnect and find out what both of them lost during the 8 years they were apart was heartbreaking but when they finally worked through the past, they became even more powerful as a couple.        

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