Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.
Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents’ unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it’s hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can’t stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.
Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they’ve never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .
Wow, this is such an emotional read, and it all just came crashing down at the end. This review will be short, because I have to jump into the sequel to see what happens next.
We saw glimpses of Luke in Kayden and Callie story, he is Kayden’s best friend. I have loved Luke from the beginning, he is understanding, sarcastic, and accepting. After reading Luke’s backstory it is completely understanding why Luke is so accepting of other people. Abandon by his father at a young age, he and his sister are raised by his drug addict and mentally ill mother.
I didn’t realize it until the end of Redemption of Callie and Kayden that Callie’s roommate was Violet. Violet has a reputation for being a slut, even though she is actually a virgin. She has been in and out of foster homes her whole life and has basically adapted the strategy of doing whatever it takes to get by.
Together these two have had some of the roughest childhoods I have ever heard about. The backstory of Luke and Violet is heartbreaking. Honestly all of these characters have been to hell and back, but the journey and watching the characters grow makes all the tears worth it.
Despite all the tears I have cried reading this, I am still hooked and on to Luke and Violet’s sequel.