East of Redemption by Molly E. Lee: Review

Posted June 6, 2016 in review Tags:

East of Redemption by Molly E. Lee: ReviewEast of Redemption by Molly E. Lee

Series: Love on the Edge #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Edge of Chaos, Edge of Brotherhood
Also by this author: Edge of Chaos, Edge of Brotherhood

Easton Wells has spent years burying his guilt by digging up some of the world’s most renowned treasures while surviving the dangerous terrains in which they’re located—all captured for television. When his producers threaten to axe the show, he has no choice but to turn to the last person he still trusts—the girl he left behind.

Rain Walker has made a name for herself documenting wild and endangered animals, and the last voice she expects to hear while shooting in South Africa is Easton’s. He’s more gorgeous than she remembers, but the pain in her heart is as fresh as ever. They’d once planned on spending the rest of their lives together, but after her father’s tragic death while on expedition in Israel with him, Easton bailed on their future together without an explanation. It’s been nine years, and yet the intense love they shared seems only a moment ago.

When he asks her to film his latest treasure hunt, Rain wants to turn him down instantly. But when he explains it’s to the same cave that swallowed her father, she can’t say no. She wants to experience the last place her father was alive, and she’s beyond curious about what happened to the boy she used to love.

They’ve got two weeks to locate a treasure that’s been lost for centuries, or Easton will lose the one thing in his life he’s come to depend on. As their old passion is reignited—and dark secrets uncovered—they face the extreme terrain of the mountain range that threatens them at every turn. As more than the wildlife and sharp drop-offs tries to kill them, Rain starts to question if the legendary treasure they seek—the same one her father had died trying to unearth—is truly meant to be found, or if some things, including their feelings for each other, are better left buried.

East of Redemption
Molly E. Lee

what i think

East of Redemption is like Indiana Jones with a second chance romance combined. Needless to say I snagged this right away because archeology is cool and I love Indiana Jones! I was not disappointed.

The book starts with Easton and his mentor making a huge discovery that costs the mentor his life. Easton had been dating the mentors daughter, Rain, and planned to marry her. After having to tell her that her father died, he takes off and leaves her. East of Redemption starts 9 years from that point and Easton needs Rain’s help. He wants to go back to the site where Rain’s father died and he needs her to film it. Rain is  still SUPER pissed at Easton for not only abandoning her after her father died, but for never even talking to her about it all. He just took off. Easton is trying to save his TV show and he needs a major discovery to get the show back on the air. He of course, doesn’t tell her this.

There are still lots of feelings between Easton and Rain and they go through the motions of fighting them. The archeology investigations are interesting to read about and the romance is that slow burn type since Rain is (obviously) cautious. The danger is present as what they are doing is what got Rain’s father killed; this adds to the tension of the romance as well! Overall, East of Redemption is a fairly quick read (a couple of hours) with interesting historical twists and a classic second chance romance!


  • POV: Dual 1st
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: Second chance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Stand Alone (its book 2 but not related to book 1)
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Extreme Pursuit by Alex Kingwell, Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin…then you will probably like East of Redemption!

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Molly E. Lee is an author and editor best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult Contemporary and Young Adult Urban Fantasy featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

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