Friday, February 6, 2015

Release Week Blitz: Redeem Me (Lost Souls #2) by Eliza Freed

Redeem Me

Lost Souls #2

By: Eliza Freed

February 3, 2015

Forever Romance

Source: eARC from publisher for a honest review

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Charlotte O'Brien desperately needs redemption. Torn apart by her parents' tragic deaths, Charlotte has no one to turn to after she alienates herself from everyone and everything. Fate sends her a lifeline when she runs into a childhood friend. Now all she sees is Noble Sinclair-tall, gorgeous, with a body made for sinning. But Charlotte knows better than anyone how quickly the things you hold dear can be taken away-and though loving Noble feels like it could be her salvation, Charlotte knows it could also destroy her. 

Noble Sinclair has always loved Charlotte. Now seeing how far she has fallen, Noble vows to be the man who can make her happy and bring her out of the darkness that has haunted her for far too long. But to save Charlotte, he must make her learn to forgive everyone who has forsaken her . . . starting with herself. 

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Forgive Me (Lost Souls #1):
Read My Book Review on Forgive Me Here

"The thing he loves most in the world will kill him.   It's only a matter of time . . . " 

College student Charlotte O'Brien is lost and she can't find her way home. Devastated by her parents' tragic deaths, she aches for any kind of connection . . . and finds it in a man who is all wrong for her. Jason Leer is a rough-hewn steer wrestler from Oklahoma-and the hottest thing Charlotte has ever laid eyes on. Yet he has his own dark secrets . . . 

Burying herself in Jason, Charlotte soon discovers that life doesn't have to be so painful. When they're together their passion eclipses everything-and Charlotte can finally begin to see a way out of the darkness of her past. Fighting for a future with Jason won't be easy, but for the first time since her parents' deaths, this lost soul might have finally found a place that feels like home.

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Save Me (Lost Souls #3):

Be careful with perfection. It's brilliant at hiding its flaws. 

Once Charlotte O'Brien accepted she'd never be with the one person who filled her with more passion-and anger-than she'd ever felt before, her choice became clear: she would close the door on a life with Jason Leer and embrace her future with Noble Sinclair. 

Luckily for Charlotte, Noble has proven time and again that he cherishes her in a way which heals her every gaping wound. But first love never dies. Apparently it moves home to torture Charlotte with daily reminders of what could have been. And while Charlotte may have quit Jason, Jason will never quit her. Suddenly, it's becoming harder and harder for Charlotte to remember why Noble was the right choice . . .

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My Thoughts:

Redeem Me, is the second book in the Lost Souls Series, and this series must be read in order.  At the beginning of this story Charlotte is in a deep and downward spiral of depression.  She was shocked by a betrayal of the "love of her life," Jason Leer.  Now, she can't bring herself to shower, get out of bed, eat, or interact with any of her friends.  Everyone is worrying about her, but she continues to shut them out.  Jason is trying to reconcile with Charlotte, but she refuses to speak to him, read his letters, or listen to his voice messages.

Finally, two of her good girl friends use tough love, in order to get her to begin living again.  Charlotte has been avoiding her best friend, Noble Sinclair, but after she runs in to him, she realizes how much she missed him, and how he always makes everything better.  Noble has been in love with Charlotte for many years, and has waited patiently for the time when she would notice him.  As Charlotte begins to spend more time with Noble, feelings toward him start to grow in to more than just friendship.  However, she still loves Jason, and doesn't want to break Noble's heart.  Noble is determined not to give up.  Will Charlotte and Noble get their happily ever after?  Will she ever be able to let Jason go, and love Noble the way that he deserves to be loved?

Redeem Me had a lot of angst, and was a very emotional story.  I cried along with Charlotte, as she mourned the loss of Jason.  I was angry at Jason's betrayal, and worried that Noble would get his heart broken.  This is one very complex love triangle, and one person is bound to get their heart broken.  While Forgive Me, focused on Charlotte and Jason's relationship, Redeem Me, focused on Charlotte and Noble's relationship.  I am highly anticipating the last book in the trilogy, Save Me, and am dying to know who Charlotte will chose to be with, and how everything will come about.

My Rating:

Redeem Me was another page-turner in the Lost Souls Trilogy.  I feel for all of the main characters, and am glad that the author is deciding who Charlotte is ending up with, because I could never make such a tough decision.  With Jason, Charlotte has scorching hot passion, but everything is so difficult between them all of the time.  With Noble, she has a strong friendship, romance, and he is her rock, but the passion isn't as intense.  I give, Redeem Me, by Eliza Freed, 4 Devastating, Painful Betrayal, Romantic, Second Chance at Love Filled Stars!  

My Favorite Quote:

"In my life I've been desired, and wanted, and needed, and loved, but when Noble Sinclair looks at me, I'm cherished."  (eARC, Loc. 2945)


Book Teasers:

Book Excerpt:

     “I’m still waiting for an answer, Charlotte. I don’t understand. Do I not appeal to you?” Not with all this talking.
      After a long sigh, I lean back and look Noble in the eye. “With Trey, or people like Trey, I’m instituting a ‘swim at your own risk’ approach. If someone finds my wretched self attractive”—I put both hands to my chest, forgetting it’s bare in the middle—“and they’ve been made aware of the dangers, it’s their responsibility to make their own decisions.” I pause and Noble’s even more annoyed than he was before I started the ocean reference. “You, though, my beautiful friend, are far too precious to swim without a lifeguard. I would never be reckless with you.”
     Noble pulls me close and kisses me. I freeze for a brief moment and give in to the warmth spreading through me. I cross my wrists behind Noble’s neck and lean into him, enjoying his lips for the second time. It’s becoming less and less possible to deny him, especially if he’s going to look this good. Over the band, I hear tires squeal and I expect the crash sound effect to play, befitting the situation. Noble’s lips graze my neck and my ear. His breath steals my doubts and he whispers, “I’m a big boy, you know.” Oh, I know. “You can let your guard down.” 
     I return my head to Noble’s wonderful shoulder. This is crazy. I’m not starting a relationship with Noble Sinclair!
    “I want to be your friend.” 
    “You are my friend.” The snowflakes come down in a mass flurry from the start, a thousand with the first one. 
    “No, I want to be your incredibly dear friend. I want to date someone I don’t like half as much as you.” 
     Noble pulls back so he can see my face and I try to remain as serious as possible. 
     “I am thankful to have you in my life. Never more so than the past few months. I need you in a hundred different ways, but I can’t keep sneaking kisses from you. It’s a waste of time for both of us.” 
     Snowflakes continue to fall on us and Noble continues to study me, probably trying to figure out why he’s out here in the first place. Then, just as surprisingly as before, he kisses me. And again, I kiss him back. He’s not throwing it out there or testing the waters. Noble claims me with his lips, denying every rationale I’ve clung to. I should be his forever. 
     I really do hate myself. 
    “You’re not listening,” I say, returning my face to its home right between his neck and shoulder. 
    “Perceptive,” he says, nodding. 
    “Sorry to interrupt you guys,” Julia says, sounding like someone just died. “Jason was just here.”

 Interview with Noble Sinclair:

Today we’re sitting down with one of Salem County’s finest, Noble Sinclair. He’s the 6’2”, blue eyed, golden boy who went from Class Flirt his senior year to a dual major in Agriculture and Finance at Rutgers University. He’s also a main character, along with Charlotte O’Brien and Jason Leer, in Eliza Freed’s Lost Souls series. 

Noble’s such an interesting name. What does it mean and why were you given it? 

I’m pretty sure Noble means tortured by classmates, and my parents gave it to me to make my life difficult. 

Forgive me for saying, but you look far from tortured. 


 It’s actually a family name that means noble. I’m the last stop—none of my children will be named Noble. Charlotte is the only person that still uses it. She’s disagreeable and stubborn, very stubborn. Even my parents call me Nick. 

You come from a long line of farmers, and have taken over your family’s farm, what do you like most about the job? How does it define you? 

I am the seventh generation of Sinclair farmers and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I considered other professions at Rutgers, but realized I want to spend the rest of my life outdoors. There are few other careers that would allow me to manage my own business, work outside, diversify my days, and climb into bed every night with a feeling of accomplishment. I believe in our ability to nurture and grow. 

What’s your strongest childhood memory?

When the plowing was done, just before the planting, my father would let us run through the fields. The soil was lined with hard grooves from the tire treads and we’d crush them with our bare feet. My sisters and I, and Jason Leer, would spend evenings running and playing, knowing once they were planted the fields were off limits. There are evenings when the warm breeze hits me and I can remember racing out there like it was yesterday. It’s still my favorite stage of farming. That moment before everything begins again. 

What’s in your refrigerator right now? 

I have no idea. Beer and eggs, probably. Check the date on anything you find in there. I’m quite a catch, huh? 

How would you like to die? 

I didn’t realize this was an inspirational interview. I haven’t thought much about it, but I want it to be peaceful. If I’m lucky I’ll have a great dinner, make love to a beautiful woman, and then pass on in my sleep.

Speaking of beautiful women, what quality are you most attracted to in Charlotte? 

The list would be shorter if you asked what doesn’t turn me on about Charlotte. Let’s see. She’s beautiful of course, her smile and those long legs. There’s the spot on her neck right below her ear that always melts her and I can’t stay away. The softness of the underside of her breast…the feel of her legs tangled in mine under the sheets. 


Her strength could move an army. It’s a quiet, unyielding power. Charlotte could take you out without ever raising her voice. She is the strongest person I’ve ever met. 

But what I absolutely can’t live without, is the sound of her laughter.

About Eliza Freed:

Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job. 

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It's during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it's completely inappropriate. 

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she'd rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story...the more screwed up the better.


  1. Oh wow awesome review Lindy I got the fist book Forgive Me and now I can't wait to start to read it these books looks and sounds so so great and high emotional I most difinately need to get on it and read Forgive Me first.

  2. Interruptions! Always interruptions at the good parts. hehe


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