The Redeeming by Shiloh Walker

The Redeeming by Shiloh Walker
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (83 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by Amaranth

Bred for destruction but longing for redemption, this second chance is all they have.

Faced with the choice of torment or redemption, Jonah accepts the bargain laid out by his guardian angel as he lies dying in the street alone. Change…or die. Not a hard choice, it seems. But then he meets Lily and has to wonder just what he’s agreed to by accepting this new life.

Even the angels call Lily unique—and she is. Born of a demon, but longing to be more, her one wish is granted—temporarily. But now her time is running out and she has an impossible task set before her. It doesn’t help that she can’t stop thinking of Jonah…or the very real demons that will come hunting her once they realize where she is.

With demons and angels tracking their every move, Jonah and Lily have a life to save before they can save themselves.

This novel was published previously, but has been revised and expanded for this release.

Warning: This title contains some hot loving, a desperate struggle between wrong and right, some angels, some demons and a race against time.

The Redeeming is a story of second chances. Lily is a daughter of Lillith, the Queen of Demons. As a demon, Lily was meant to be evil, to take souls, and to enjoy every minute of it. Instead, she is a woman with a heart and soul, who hates what she is and wants to be more. She has fought every second of her very long life to be and do what is right and good, despite the torture that she has endured. For me, Lily was the most powerful character in this book and I fell in love with her. She is so strong to be able to fight her true nature and defy her mother, knowing the torture that she will endure because of her defiance. When she is given a second chance, she is so happy. She is finally helping others and is out of Lillith’s reach. She still knows great fear from her mother, but the angels assured her that she is safe. When she has to face her worst fear, Lillith, she comes through in the most powerful of ways, proving that she can be who she wants to be, instead of who she was meant to be.

Jonah was a little harder to like, because he was meant to be a good man, but chose the wrong path so many times. He was too proud and stubborn to make the right choices, even if the choices he made were not selfish, but to help his loved ones. After he is given his second chance, he struggles with who he was and who he can be with a little effort on his part. In the end, he chose the right path, allowing me to breathe a sigh of relief.

Shiloh Walker gave this short novella a powerful presence, packing it full of information and background. If this book were a novel, I have no doubt that it would be a phenomenal book. As it is, it is an intense, emotion packed story that left me satisfied and smiling.

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