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Redemption Island

(Island Duet #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  255 ratings  ·  172 reviews
The Island

Welcome to the island.
This is no fantasy.
You’ll face fears.
You’ll face travesty.
You’ll face yourself.

One deserted island.
Two heinous crimes.
Two convicted hearts.

When decent people do bad things,
there’s only one place for forgiveness:
Redemption Island.

The island knows what you’ve done.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published September 15th 2017
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Wanting a unique read then look no further than this book, get transported onto a magical island where all inhibitions and outside influences are left at the door. Redemption Island is a story that will speak to you, capture you, embrace you. It's about forgiveness, love, and atonement.

I solely requested an arc copy of this due to the cover, then the synopsis pulled me in even further, and I knew going into this and sneaking peeks at reviews that it was going to offer me one unputdownable u
Olga therebelreader
Redemption Island P1 was a really unique, heartwarming, dark story. It had a unique premise, great main characters, a nice romance, and a great message. There were just so many things I loved about this; a survival story, a twisted romance, action, suspense, heartbreak.

The summary? It peaked my interest a little. Juliet and Tack have committed a crime. Seeking salvation and redemption, they decide to isolate themselves on an island away from the people of the world. The one isn’t aware of the p
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! What a story !. It's a journey of self discovery, removal of distractions to hear your soul. Ethereally visceral, contemplative and spiritual to an extent
It doesn't hit you hard like a sudden storm, yet it builds in strength. The cadence as gentle  as soft swells of the sea, it starts by skimming on the surface of blue sea like dolphins , but  soon , its the only thing you can see. Endless expanse .
An unfortunate and horrible crime has been committed. Yet the victim and the perpetrator  f
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Title: Redemption Island
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Category: Romance, Dark
Series or Standalone: Part of a duet, Book #1
POV: Dual
Plot: 3
Characters: 3
HEA: Not telling

Not what I expected. Review to come at a later date...
Melanie (mells_view)
If Naked & Afraid had a baby with Scared Straight

This was pretty good. It wasn't dark per say, but there were dark moments. It honestly felt like a stranded by choice story, where two people who do not want to be around each other end up leaning on one another. I feel like the story was interesting, but something was missing for me. Or maybe a piece of the story just didn't work and allow me to appreciate it as much.

I think if you are a super forgiving person, or can accept disliking a hero/
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"Repentant for sin or not, this tropical haven was the religious revival she needed. She'd atone in the sun, bask in freedom, and hold no regret for the evil she'd done."

Redemption Island is a story that will stay with you. A novel that will grip your heart like a vice, and tears will be shed. I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say this is a must read for a
There are books that are read for the pure enjoyment of the story and then there are those books that challenge how you think and change your view of the world, of humanity. This is one of those books that challenged me and I am a better person for having read it.

The only reason this is a 4 star and not 5, is that I felt as though L.B. pulled a few punches, held back when I needed her to follow through. Still, an awesome read. I am eagerly waiting for the next installment.
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Redemption Island by Author L. B. Dunbar is book one in the Island Duet.

"He needed to be alone. He wanted to get away. A year on an island by himself sounded heavenly. Five-star accommodations or not, this punishment would be a piece of cake."

Tack has to atone for his sins, so he is sent to the island. Juliet must pay a price as well, and the Island is where the payment must take place.

"Repentant for sin or not, this tropical haven was the religious revival she needed. She’d atone in the sun, ba
Dri ✰
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
★ 4 stars! ★

“Without anger, we cannot know peace. Without hatred, we do not know love. It’s about recognizing one and controlling the other.”

Ashley Hampton
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Before today, I could count the books that made a profound difference on the way I viewed the world on two fingers. Today, I added Redemption Island part 1, making the third.

The plot of the relationship between Tack and Juliet was not what impacted me the most, although I very much enjoyed their story. I was instantly drawn to each character despite their past choices, and I am looking forward to the continuation of their story in part 2. (I'm intentionally being vague because everything I star
Oct 16, 2017 marked it as avoid
Peehu's Review
Hanna's Book Obsession
3.5 Stars!
{I received this as an ARC in exchange for an Honest Review}

If you are looking for a different unique love story then look no further this book is for you. This book is really good. The reason I gave it a 3.5 stars was because the first part was so hard for me to read. I'm not saying it was bad it was just the context of what was going on was really hard for me personally to read. Once I got past the 20% mark it was really good. The first 20% was good as well. The whole book theme is s
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
When I first heard about Redemption Island, I was instantly intrigued by the premise. Tack and Juliet could not be more different. They have led completely different lives. Tack comes from a life of opulence and wealth, being used to getting or taking anything he wants. Juliet has always struggled for everything in her life Bad has been forced to be a victim one time too many. Both commit a crime that demands justice and are given the option of engaging in a social experiment. Instead of jail ti ...more
Anne Milne
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The synopsis of this book really intrigued me and to be honest I wasn't really sure what I was going to get but the story gripped me right from the start.
I can't say too much about the story, Juliet and Tack's lives collide one night with devastating effect and set up they're visit to the island for their 'redemption'.
What a fantastic premise for a story, two good people who have done terrible things thrown unwittingly together. I couldn't put it down I wanted to find out how they were connecte
AJ's book-reMarks
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fucking love this book. Was this a dream? Is there a island? Don't know if I can wait for the rest of this story.
Oh, received an ARC from Iamabookhoarder in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, you need to read this damn story!
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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My brain!

My heart!

I don’t even know what just happened. The Island just held me in thrall, perched on the edge of my seat while Tack and Juliet played with my heart and my mind and my sense of what is wrong and what is right. I’m all turned around and somehow equal parts exhilarated, fearful, and captivated by these deeply flawed humans and the wonderfully imperfect relationship they forged with each other.

Or did they?

I have so many questions!

This book has an eerie feel to it. It’
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it

"Repentant for sin or not, this tropical haven was the religious revival she needed. She'd atone in the sun, bask in freedom, and hold no regret for the evil she'd done."

I've read this author before. I love her writing style. She tends to write ritch and powerful.

When you hear me start screaming
Listen, I ain't gonna quit
Gonna show you different sizes
That I guarantee to fit

This is a song that I like and it reminded me so much of this heroine. It suits her. It is how I saw her.

And that cliff! I
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I saw the cover I knew I wanted to read this book. It just draws you in. I wanted to know her story! I wanted to know what happened to her! What has left her so lost and broken! The story that unravels was not what I expected it was so much more. From the very start the premise had me hooked without knowing much of the characters or back story I knew it was going to be GOOD!
What I didn't know was the emotions I would go through. I don't want to say much as far as the storyline because
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I generously received this ARC from Foreword PR in exchange for an honest review...

Being the ultimate COVER WH*RE that I am, this cover is what initally drew me in, but it was the synopsis that had me hook, line and sinker! Instantly I knew that I had to get my hands on this story and boy am I glad that I did! This is the kind of story that you don't know what to expect and those are the books that always end up being my favorites. I like the sur
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Redemption Island took me by surprise - it was literally a sucker punch to the gut. This book was angsty, dark and so very different from L.B. Dunbar's previous work. I love it that she is such a versatile and open-minded author who always comes up with new ideas for her readers and is not afraid to explore other genres. With her poignant writing and brutally honest portrait of the characters she has managed to pull at my emotions like a puppeteer at the strings of a marionette.

Make no mistake h
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When L.B. Dunbar announced that she is writting a duet which will be much different and darker than any of her previous books, I was totally intrigued. Knowing that she is an exceptionally talented and versatile author I couldn't wait to find out what she will make out of this story. Of course with every of her books I had high expectations! And let me tell you that she totally delivered. Redemption Island (book #1 in the Island Duet) was thought-provoking, dark and unputdownable from page one. ...more
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! LB Dunbar has outdone herself. This is a fantastic story filled with regrets, suspense and a heat level so high it might just melt your kindle.
Come to a tropical paradise and meet your newest book boyfriend, Tack Corbin. He’s hot, he’s sexy and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. But, what he once wanted, got him more than he bargained for.
Now, he’s paying the price.
So, does one bad deed deserve another? Is revenge the answer to a heinous crime?
Only the Island knows.
For Tack and
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Redemption Island
By L.B. Dunbar
5 Stars

As soon as I finished this book, I thought to myself… Why the Heck have I not read any other books by this fantastic author? This book was written wonderfully, drew me in and had me reading the words that are so beautifully expressed without stopping!

I will admit, the title of this book had me weary of starting it. To me it sounds like a cheesy reality program. That is so far from the truth!!! What we have here is a book that is about two people who have do
Lisa Hill
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of an alternative form of justice: a year alone on an isolated island in lieu of a prison sentence. The guilty party must evaluate why they are there, come to terms with their past and make changes for the future. They must leave a 'better' person.

Terrence 'Tack' Corbin is there because of a heinous crime his father wants to hush up. Juliet Montmore is there to atone for her crime and use the experience in her anthropological studies. Both of them think they are alone. And when
Kim Carter
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review!
Awe, I am in awe of the story L.B. Dunbar has provided us readers....and antsy, antsy because October is too long to have to wait for the second installment! I have read many of L.B. Dunbar's books, and Redemption Island...has topped the charts of my favorites of hers (and her alter ego Elda Lore). This book reminded me of one of my other favorites, Paper Swan by Leylah is just beautifully written with complex, vulnerable and flawed charac
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intense and engrossing are two words that I can easily use when describing Redemption Island. What a read! As you are introduced to Tack and Juliette there is a learning curve to conquer. They are flawed individuals who have each made a poor decision which led them to be on the island. As you get to know them you understand the reasons for the decisions and thus you become very invested in their story.
This may seem strange, but as I read the book I felt that Redemption Island itself became a ch
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book that draws you in from the very first page. As the author says, this book is about redemption, forgiveness, and love. This book is told from Tack and Juliet's point of views, about their time on the island, a way to serve out their so called sentences for their past crimes committed. We soon find out that the two are connected in a very unusual way that grips you in your core and won't let go. Throughout the book you feel, see, and read through each of their inner turmoil a ...more
Kelly - Words We Love By
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Great Job J.B. Dunbar! What a wonderful story of Redemption. At the beginning you couldn't help but hate Tack and all the awful stuff he had done. But while on the island he began to redeem his self. Little by little he began to open up and tell the truth about what happened and how his life has effected him. Also, Juliet started to discover the true Tack and even learn about herself and what she wanted in life. But after a horrible storm one night Tack and Juliet are ripped away from each other ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The title and blurb of this book immediately intrigued me! So different than the norm these days so I had to jump right in. Holy wow!! I can’t even say anything besides it’s about 2 “wounded” people on an island. You have to read it and be prepared for book 2 coming soon!
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
What the hell did I just read?
I mean that in the best possible way!

While reading I was consumed, and had to see how the story played out. I think I felt every emotion possible, including disbelief. I could not believe the circumstances that led to life on the island, and then I was reading as fast as I could because I could not believe how the story was playing out, and how my emotions had done a complete 180!

I went in blind, and think that’s the best way to read it. Go in without any preconceiv
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L.B. Dunbar has been accused of having an over-active imagination. To her benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E. and After Care), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). Her alt ...more

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