Series: The Coincidence #2
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing) on February 11, 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge, 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge
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The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way to clear his name is for Callie to speak up-something he'll never ask her to do. Instead, he'll do whatever he must to protect her . . . even if it means letting go of the only girl he's ever loved.
Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But that means facing her greatest fear and admitting her own painful secrets aloud. The thought of breaking her silence terrifies her-but not as much as the thought of losing Kayden forever.
Deep in her heart, Callie knows the time has come for her and Kayden to forget the pain of the past. With the help of her friends Seth and Luke she makes a plan to show Kayden the life they could have. But can she convince him they can make a fresh start together-or is she already too late?
The Redemption of Callie and Kayden was a book that I had been meaning to get to for a while after finishing The Coincidence. Like The Coincidence, it definitely pulled on my heartstrings. It takes a lot for a book to make me cry, but this book did just that, multiple times. I haven’t read anything quite this deep and heartbreaking in a while. Callie and Kayden are two of my favorite characters that have ever been written because they are real. They are real and they hurt and they love and they make mistakes. Their journeys are inspiring and I loved being able to tag along with them as they experience the things that they experience. In this novel, we also see both of their points of view which makes things insightful. Kayden definitely took the brunt of the emotional pain that was in this novel and my heart absolutely broke for him. He was feeling all sorts of things, including an immense sense of loneliness. I loved Callie’s character for refusing to give up on him. They had the ability to heal each other and I can’t wait to see just how much they do in the rest of the novels. The Redemption of Callie and Kayden destroyed me and my emotions from the very beginning to the very end. You haven’t read New Adult contemporary until you have read this novel.