Lily Whitman has been devastated by the ultimate betrayal and later tragedy hits her heart full force. She doubts she will ever be able to give her heart to anyone again. She hides her own demons behind a wall of colorful hair, piercings, tattoos and a style and attitude that is all her own.
Kyle and Lily find themselves thrown together when Lily takes a position at Sterling Corporation after her place of employment burned to the ground. Lily is the complete opposite of the type of woman that Kyle has ever had any interest in. Lily is rough around the edges and challenges Kyle at every step. Despite his dick-like disposition and violent past, Lily fights to prove to Kyle that he is worthy – of being loved, and worthy of redemption, but Kyle is afraid of repeating history and he can’t let go of his past…And maybe a very important someone from his past isn’t ready to let go yet either….
Worthy of Redemption by L.D. Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kyle Sterling wakes up in rehab and starts to put together the way things ended with Emmy. He has been through total chaos personally and professionally. Lilly is trying to make ends meet after her job and future is burned down along with Emmy's bar, which she was running. She's had serious challenges of her own in life, and is doing her best to take care of herself and those she cares about. Lilly ends up working as Kyle's assistant, and even though Kyle is still mostly a total pain, they have a strong growing attraction to one another that is getting hard to ignore. Kyle doesn't feel that he is worthy of love or a safe person to be around after the things that happened with Emmy while he was using drugs. Lilly is hoping to help him understand that even he is worthy of redemption and deserving of love.
Who was team Kyle after reading Accidentally on Purpose? I'm guessing no one. I certainly never expected that I would want to read a whole book about someone I considered to be an abusive mess of a person. I also never expected to come to care about Kyle and wish good things for him. What a complex character he turned out to be. While the impact and seriousness of his past actions (under the influence or not) is not excused or minimized- we do come to get a much fuller picture of Kyle and the life he has had and is working towards now.
Lilly is also a great character. She is unique, smart, bold, and vulnerable. It was a rough journey learning what her life had been like up until now, but it was rewarding to see her working through not only her financial struggles, but the relationships in her life. She was someone I was rooting for the whole way. Her chemistry with Kyle was amazing and the sexy stuff was plenty steamy.
I also loved that we got to spend a little time with Emmy and Luke and not just in passing, but in a pretty significant way. We get to watch them experience and work through some tough stuff, but it really helps us know them as a couple and see what their life together is becoming. It was nice to see some resolution in Kyle and Emmy's relationship for both their sakes as well.
If you've read Accidentally on Purpose- you really need to read Worthy of Redemption. If you haven't read Accidentally on Purpose, go read that then read Worthy of Redemption. I've really enjoyed my time with these characters.
*A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
L.D. Davis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces of Rhys. L.D. began writing at a very young age with consistent support from teachers and friends. When she was only thirteen years old, she wrote her first romantic novella. A few years later at the age of nineteen, she completed another. Always writing, but never attempting to publish, L.D. left many projects unfinished over the years, but when she was thirty-four years old, she self-published her first full-length novel, Accidentally On Purpose. L.D. is currently working on two more books to go along with Accidentally On Purpose, two more projects to go along with Pieces Of Rhys, and several other novels.
L.D. has a serious addiction to reading, especially contemporary romance novels. She also loves the work of Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and classics like Lord Of The Rings and Jane Austen’s novels. She lives in a small East Coast town with her five children and husband.