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The Redemption of Roan

(The Syndicate #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,060 ratings  ·  191 reviews
Roan Diamond’s loyalty to the family may be obligated by blood, but nobody ever said he had to love them all, right?
As the next in line to head the Diamond dynasty, he has loose ends to take care of, and one of those is his brother Royal. Yet his plans for revenge fall apart the minute he lays eyes on Alina—Royal’s ex-girlfriend, who also happens to be the daughter of the
Paperback, 244 pages
Published November 20th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Redemption of Roan (The Syndicate Series, Book 2) is where we fall head over heels in love with Roan Diamond, Calla’s cousin from The Wrath of Cain. Roan is hot for Alina Solokov, the daughter of the Solokov Family and his brother, Royal’s former girlfriend.

I love mafia books, especially well written ones. Kathy Coopmans has done a spectacular job of weaving a world of intrigue
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Probably more like 3.5 stars but... this one is a lot better than the first!

I was wary in reading this book, because I honestly thought the first one was kind of a clusterfuck. This book was getting pretty good ratings though, so I decided to give it a go.

Roan, the brother of Royal who we meet in the first book (evil dude), wants to be with Alina. Alina is the daughter of the Russian mafia boss (aka the enemy). Alina used to be with Royal. So Roan's intentions when he first meets Alina (prior t
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This book is the second in the series, but the first I had read. I had no issues reading this as a standalone. There were flashbacks to book 1 that brought a little insight, but weren't imperative for the plot in Redemption of Roan.

Roan's family is mafia royalty. The mortal enemy is the Solokovs. These two would do anything to just completely wipe out the other family. Until along comes the oldest brother, Royal, who falls in love with the
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

“That one word–spark, the beginning to a fire, a storm brewing, a desirable connection between two people..”

What a great addition to the Syndicate series. The Redemption of Roan is told from dual points of view and is Roan and Alina’s story.

Roan is the next in line to take over the family business, but before he can do that, he’s got one last, but very important loose end to tie up; he’s got to get revenge on his brother Royal. Sounds easy enough, right? It was a simple
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

This author completely rocks. Each book I have read by her has been amazing and completely captivated me. But this book right here might just be her best to date. This author gave us suspense, the mafia, some steam, and one alpha male who will make you swoon hard. This book does end on a cliffhanger but it is more a storyline one with a softer landing but I am pins and needles for the next!

I loved this book... every piece, every part of this book. This book was gritty, suspenseful, sexy,
Melissa Mendoza
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“His eyes darken. ‘My god, look at you. The mere sight of you on this washing machine with your perfect breasts bouncing, those n@pples begging for either my hands or my mouth, has me straining against my own resistance, Alina. You are perfect. A vision I will never erase.’”

5 Roan is sexy as f@ck stars!! Wow, I thought I loved Cain, but I was wrong…..Roan give Cain a run for his money is this lust filled book!

Roan has lusted after Alina from afar for a while. The problem? She belonged to someone
Karrie Mellott Puskas
The series continue with Roan. His story is a little more intense than Cain's. I love that it's more action packed! Roan is a big ol' teddy bear! Alina brings out the best in Roan. They really compliment each other as couples goes.

As I read this book, my heart raced. OMG I literally couldn't put it down. There's so much that is going on I was scared if I put the book down I'd miss something! Granted, I know I could set the book down. However, I couldn't and didn't want too! And neither will you
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Umm! Not my fav but I still want to read more of these characters, LOL.

Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Redemption of Roan, Kathy Coopmans a new to me author I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was at a wee bit of lost as I didn’t read the book before this, but was able to put it together enough that this story flowed well.

Who doesn’t love bad boy with good girls? Whispers and this good girl belongs to someone else.

Lets talk secrets, something so intense that it causes Alina to leave without a where, why or any kind of explanation. She com
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Four Stars!

I received an ARC for an honest review of The Redemption of Roan (The Syndicate #2) by Kathy Coopmans

I have been anticipating this book for so long. This book was sexy! Roan and Alina are a very unlikely pair, she despises what her family, his family and eve what Roan does for a living. But Roan is addicted to Alina, he wants to protect her from everyone especially his brother. When Roan learns what all his brother has done to her in the past he promises to end Royal. An unlikely alli
Maria York
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an awesome read! Roan is freaking sexy hot and he wants Alina! But she's his families enemies daughter! It starts out as wanting to use her in his plan to bring his mental brother out of hiding and turned into an obsession! One that he couldn't get enough of!
Alina knows that Roan has been following her for weeks, but what she doesn't know or understand is why! She wants nothing at all to do with his family, especially since she has had enough of one of them to last her a lifetime of scary
Melissa Parnell
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew after reading The Wrath of Cain, I had to read this book. I couldn't wait to find out more about Roan. I was so excited and the author did not disappoint! This story was suspenseful and action packed and the hero was swoonworthy. I can't even begin to tell you how sexy Roan is. I loved this story and can't wait to see what's next in this series.
Just WOW!!! I hate beginning my reviews like this, but that’s the only thing I can come up with! What an emotional and thrilling ride! I haven’t read many “mafia” type books, and I’m not usually a huge fan of men who are as violent as Roan, but he could really bring me over to the dark side!

Roan has plans to take his father’s place in the “family” business, but first he has to tend to some unfinished business, “taking care” of his psychotic, drug-addicted brother, Royal. The problem is he has n
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Roan, Roan, Roan…sigh…Roan, Roan, Roan…

I wasn’t sure how Kathy Coopmans was going to up the bar from The Wrath of Cain but somehow she did. She exceeded every expectation I had. Roan was a sweet side character in the first book but man, in this book he grew into an amazing character. He was just … he was just so everything. He was strong, sexy, hot, sensitive, loving, protective…I could go on and on but you’ll get it once you read the book. Now, aside from Roan being everything, the storyline wa
Melissa King
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ever since I read my first book by Kathy Coopmans I knew she was a great author and she has proven herself again in The Redemption of Roan. You need to start at the beginning and read The Wrath of Cain first. To see how the story began with Roan and his family.

Roan Diamond is one Hot Alpha male with plans to take his father's place in the "family" business. Before he can completely takeover for his father. He has some unfinished business with his demented, drug-addicted brother Royal Diamond. He
Amy  Crull
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of mafia books but I was so glad to read this one. This is a different take on the mafia, neither one of the characters really want the life. Roan, is in line to become the new boss but honestly I don't if he'll take it or not. He does have the protective, take no charge side to him but he also has this sweet romantic side as well. I really fell in love with him while reading this. He was out to prove to Alina that he was nothing like his brother. Oh his brother.... what words can ...more
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If you loved The Wrath of Cain, you won't want to miss Roan's story! Mafia stories are not really my favorite, but love Kathy's books so I gave The Wrath of Cain a try and loved it. The Redemption of Roan is no different. Roan is just as hot, broody and alpha male. Alina is the daughter of the Russian mob boss that is an enemy of Roan's family. Royal, who we met towards the end of The Wrath of Cain, did some not so nice things to
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
The Redemption of Roan by Kathy Coopmans is the second book in her new series The Syndicate. In Cain and Calla's story in book one, The Wrath of Cain, we met Roan and, personally, I couldn't wait for his story. It is now a couple of years past the events that took place in book one and this is Roan's story. Roan Diamond and Alina Solokov. Both are children of mafia families. They shouldn't work...

But they do. It takes a while for Roan to be able to fully work his charm on Alina but the spark bet
Renee Entress
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, suspense, secrets, lies, twists & turns, and heartbreak. This story ends on a cliffy but not a relationship one.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate, #1)

This is Alina and Roan’s story. Roan wanted Alina from afar but she belonged to someone else. That is until one day she up and left. Now she has finished school and is back. He wants to understand why
Caro Richard
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roan, Roan, Roan, how I loved thee in Cain's book but now I've fallen head over heels!

Roan has fallen for Alina and unsurprisingly, Alina falls for Roan (unsurprisingly as Roan is drool worthy)! Both have a history, brother and lover, of Royal, the guy who took Calla and Roan in book 1.

'Stole my heart right out from inside of me. We need each other. It's a need that's bone deep'... and that line there is what had me on the edge of my sofa clutching my kindle.

2 families unite together but when wi
Pam Nelson
4 Redemption of Roan Stars

I defiantly like this book better than the first, only because I was a fan of Roan in the first book so much I was glad he got his own.

I am going to say it…. Alina isn't my favorite female character, I liked her I just wasn't her biggest fan but hey Roan wanted her and that’s all the really matters right.

These two really were right for each other, I think what I was leery of with her was about half way through she became a little weak. Think she needed to be the one t
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Wrath of Cain I was unsure of how this author was going to make this series any better. Cain was one sexy man and so devoted to Calla.

Now we have Roan. His devotion ran deep for Alina before they ever spoke to each other. Alina was once Royal's girlfriend. That was until she left abruptly for England. She never told anyone why, she just left. After she finished school she returned. Still not telling anyone why she left. That is until her and Roan became a couple.

When Roan finds out just
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-arc
Ok, I've sat on it and I do believe that this deserves a 4 Crazy Ass Star rating.

I wasn't thrilled with the Wrath of Cain and had a hard time rating it. I honestly didn't think I would continue this series but being a Kathy Coopmans fan, I felt it warranted a second chance. I'm glad I did because I had no huge problems with the Redemption of Roan. The storyline flowed and was cohesive. At no time did I feel the story was rushed or lagged.
The big build up in the story concluded with a bang. I fe
Naughty Mom Story Time
Way more action, suspense and plenty of passion. Alina and Roan had a very intense and fast paced romance with all kinds of crazy from Roan's brother getting in the way.

On to Aiden's story.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-books
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Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***

We met Roan in Wrath of Cain, he’s Calla’s cousin and the son, and underboss of the Diamond family. When we last saw him, he was out to find and use Alina Solokov to lure his brother, Royal, out of hiding. Because Royal was a very bad man and he was bad for business. But Alina was beautiful, and she was a good person. And Roan recognized good and beautiful when he saw it. Alina was the only daught
Dawn Pressel
I really liked this book and yes that surprised me since I wasn't going to continue the series after reading Cain because Cain was a total tool, but Roan? He was nearly swoon worthy. I still don't know why I continued this series but I am really glad I did.

4.5 Stars for Roan. He is the polar opposite of Cain (thankfully), he was honest, romantic (cherry donuts), sweet and sexy but was still a bad ass being groomed for his dad's empire. He respects Alina and proves it when he decides to be hones
2 "If You Like Insta?.....You'll Insta Love This........d:(

First time ever.........DNF @ 64%. I really really tried. This book only had 244 pgs but after 3 1/2 days and literally forcing myself to continue, I pulled the plug. This book had INSTA EVERYTHING: insta lust, insta love, insta bodyguard, insta corny, insta cheese and my personal favorite, insa sex goddess.

Alina wants nothing to do with men, yet when Roan asks her out she can't say yes fast enough. After their first date, Roan puts one
Reader By The Mountains

I can say it all I want because it's true. I want Roan to be my book boyfriend forever and ever because of how sweet he is.

We met Cain and fell in love with his tough boy exterior and got to see Calla break him down.

In this book, we get to see softy Roan get even more softened up by Alina. But plot twist, it is his older brother's ex-girlfriend. Eyes on her and her only, you just have to slowly fall in love with him more than you already have as he described the
Helena Rizzuto
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coming off the whirlwind that was The Wrath of Cain..... I pondered of the author was going to surpass it with Roan..... Let's just say, she set a whole new level of badassery. I'll confess to being overly curious of Roan in The Wrath of Cain. Because let's face it, he was intricate in some parts of the story. However, it pleased me to no end to have read Roan's story.

In keeping with her usual mind screw writing, Roan is tasked to do something that somehow..... He's ok with doing. The author do
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