08 November 2013

Review - The Thief Redeemer By: Leigh Clary Abdou

Title: The Thief Redeemer (Redeemer #1)
Author: Leigh Clary Abdou
Publisher: (September 2013)
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Format: eBook
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Synopsis: Brandon Wilson is trouble.

As leader of the largest car theft ring in Atlanta, GA, life is coming at him faster than he can handle. While the criminal world views him at the top of his game, the truth is, he’s breaking apart, piece by piece. He’s not sure how much more he can take before he completely shatters.

He’s able to manage this facade until he meets Claire Peters. As a part of a kidnapping scheme gone bad, she’s literally delivered right to his warehouse door. As his love for her grows, Brandon finds himself caught in an impossible dilemma. With his lifestyle, he knows he can’t keep Claire, and yet, he can’t risk letting her go, either. His men think he should make her disappear forever, but she’s his angel who still believes in second chances.

Can someone be so lost they’re beyond saving? And if salvation is possible, how does Claire show him the way?

Can a thief be redeemed?

Review: 3 Stars - The Thief Redeemer by Leigh Clary Abdou takes readers through the life of the leader of a car theft ring. He’s dangerous with a temper problem and does what he needs to do to get by. However there’s more to him than meets the eye and it just takes a few things in his life to make him question how he ended up where he is and how to make a better life for himself.

Brandon is the main character and leader of the car theft ring mentioned above. He’s rough, tough, and extremely intelligent and doesn’t take anyone’s crap. He’s been dealt a rough hand in life and because of things that happened when he was younger, as well as a teenager. He’s been fighting the system to take back what was taken from him, fighting himself with his anger and fighting to keep a hold of his crew in the two garages he runs in Atlanta, GA.

From the start of the book I was curious about the character(s) and their lives. I wanted to know what made Brandon tick and what turned him into the thief he is today. However the story was a tad dry in places which interrupted the flow. It was also brutal in places which fit the story well, it just felt forced a little bit?

The story revolves around Claire who comes into Brandon’s life when he’s at a fork in the road. She just happens to give him what he needs to make a choice as to which road to take. I had a hard time with their relationship because of how it all happened. I was surprised she was as understanding, forgiving and loving as she is because of what happened at the end of the book. I didn’t understand that and the redeeming qualities she has up until that point were dashed. I ended up pretty much hating her. She seriously threw me for a loop!

The story and the characters are a bit weird but there was enough throughout the story that I was interested to see what would happen next. I wanted to see how Brandon made his choices once he met Claire and I wanted to see how he would be redeemed. I wanted to see how things would end and it was touch and go with that ending.

While this wasn’t the best one for me it ended up just okay, hence the 3 stars. It took a little longer for me to read because this isn’t the norm for me when it comes to grabbing a book. I’m not sure if I veered too far off from what I tend to enjoy, but I like taking chances and gave this one a shot. It wasn’t a total hit but I’m glad that I took the chance on something new. Would I recommend this one? I think I would for those who like or are looking for a bad guy who’s looking to change and to read to see what choices he makes and why he makes them, because there are other reasons besides Claire entering his life for Brandon. You just need to read it to find out.


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