Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy

18304765This was good and somewhat lived up to expectations, I’d rate it a 3.5 but rounded up simply because the writing was good. The storyline was a bit old with damaged boy meeting good girl and falling in love. The author did have her way with words and delivered the story in a beautiful way albeit the overused plot. I think the plot definitely deserved to be more refreshing because it was terribly predictable. It didn’t have anything that was surprising and each turn that the story took was foreseen.

Fin is a beautiful girl, inside and out. I really admired her for her strength and her ability to carry on in life when Ryan wasn’t in it. She somehow trudged through and focused on other aspects of life and created a life without him. Her ability to forgive Ryan for his choices was a little confusing and I’m not sure I would do the same thing.

Ryan’s haunted and carries too much guilt with him. I like his character but at the same time it’s frustrating reading about how he deals with things in his life. He runs away and makes choices on what he thinks is best and not what the other person wants. He is like this with Fin the whole time and it’ just annoying how he just cuts people out of his life because he can’t deal with it.

All the secondary characters were all very well written as well. All of the characters in this book played a good role and was worth reading about including Jake and Kyle. As I said, the writing was definitely good and I like the delivery. The plot needed more creativity but overall, it’s still a good book.

4 stars