Sweet and Endearing

Redemption (The Captive, #5)Redemption by Erica Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. Stevens has written another great one! The Captive series is one of my favorites, even though it isn’t something you’d find in my usual genres. Although I knew that I would read this book just because I love the series so much, I didn’t expect that it would appeal to me as much, since the story wasn’t centered around Braith and Aria. Honestly, I had prepared myself to be disappointed and possibly part ways with the series. I just couldn’t fathom that anything could compare to the intense and forbidden love story that unfolded between Braith and Aria. I’m glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised!

Jake and Hannah’s story is beautiful and endearing. I didn’t want to put it down. I loved that their story was their own, and not a retelling of Braith and Aria’s with the names changed. Yes, there were some similarities, such as the “bloodlink” bond, but the story was definitely original.

As I read more about Jake, aka Jericho, I grew to like him more and more. He was sweet, compassionate and fiercely loyal. The story provides many details about his time with the rebels through Jake’s flashbacks. It was nice to have those holes from the prior books in the series filled in, and to see these events from his perspective.

Hannah was immediately likable and seemed to be the female version of Jake in many ways. It was gratifying to see each of these wonderful characters find the love and adoration they so deserved. I am so glad that I went along for the ride!

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