The Absolution of Aidan is Book three of The Best Selling
Syndicate Series by Kathy Coopmans is Now Available!
I was cruel to Deidre La Russo. Said things I should never say to a woman.
Seen things happen to her.
Things darker than the bottle of liquor I consume.
I felt helpless.
The memories are more tortuous than the act of her torture.
Then she walks back into my life, only she’s not alone.
Deidre La Russo
I have my reasons for leaving.
I lived through hell.
I was beaten, tortured. Drugged.
I have secrets.
I have to tell them.
Danger brought us all together.
Danger may rip us apart.
Aidan Hughes. I can focus on him. No, not him. Images of his bruised and
battered face invade my mind, mixing with those voices.
Aidan can never see me like this. He’s lodged in my head too. I should hate him
after the things he said to me, the way he treated me after we gave in to the carnal
desire we felt for each other. I know I treated the man poorly, but he just kept
getting under my skin. His deep voice. His bright blue eyes. His muscular body.
His sixfootsomething frame. I hate him.
Oh, I heard him, all right, demanding for me to hang on while I felt like I was
going to die every time Royal pierced me with his knife. He even called me baby a
few times. He’s a callous asshole. A user. A fucking tool of a man, and I don’t
want to see him. I’ve gone insane. I don’t want or need anybody. They can let me
die. Yes. The only way to get rid of any and all of these voices in my head is to die.
“Deidre.” An older woman comes into my room, followed by my dad. The look of
concern on their faces stops me in the tracks of plotting ways to kill myself.
“I’m Doctor Jenkins. Your father here has told me you want to leave. I cannot
discharge you. This is the best place for you to be. You have to heal. Now, are you
in any pain, sweetheart? Would you like the nurse to give you—”
“Noooooooooooooo! Quit saying I have to heal! You don’t know what I need or
have to do! None of you do!” I scream. Her body jolts back.
I’ve fucking had it with these people not listening to me. I start to thrash in the
small bed. Kick the covers off. My body is so weak I have no idea what the hell
I’m doing. All I know is if they won’t help me, then I will help myself. I will get
out of here. I will. Then I will die. The howling laughter, the slimy deep tones,
their faces, they will all be gone.
I signed up to review this book not realising it was the 3rd book in a series (standalone within a series, you dont have to read the first 2 but you should. they are so good) After the first two pages I ended going back and binge reading the first two books. I have to say I was hooked. I knew this one was going to be a great read but I didn’t expect it to be as emotional as it turned out to be. Deirdre and Aiden had a rocky relationship. The last conversation they had was full of insults to one another. After experiencing something horrific together, Deidre disappears. Leaving Aiden to live with the guilt he carries for not being able to help her. a year later she’s back with a surprise for him.
I loved everything about this. The heat between these two is off the charts, but with that are some incredibly sweet moments. Aiden comes out with sone stuff that had me sighing out loud.
Deirdre is such a strong character. All of Kathy’s women are but this one took being a Mamma Bear to a while new level. Despite going through some horrible stuff she is still warm, funny and completely kicked butt when needed.
An all round great story that kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page. The story line is action packed and engaging and as with all the others in the Syndicate series characters I could relate to. I suggest reading this when you have a few hours to spare because you wont want to put it down. I’m already excited for the final book in this series.
About the Author
Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband
Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from
being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!
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