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Redemption

(McKenzie Ridge #5)

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Jessie Clarke has worked hard for nearly a decade to overcome the trauma of her past, becoming a firefighter in McKenzie Ridge has helped her rise above the ashes and become a strong, independent woman. But, underneath her foul mouth and tough exterior, Jessie is hiding something... A secret that could not only endanger her but destroy all those she loves in the small moun ...more
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published December 15th 2017
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Beth
What a great series finale! I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and have watched the sexy alpha police chief Blake Cooper and Jessie Clark, the foul mouth firefighter with a tough exterior, but a heart of gold; dance around their love-hate relationship. They both are close with their McKenzie Ridge family of friends and would do anything to help each one of them, but they both keep people at arm’s length, not sharing their personal secrets and pain.

There is so much going on that I was
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Donna Smith
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Their fight was harder because their love was bigger- it was fated- they had just been blind to it." This sentence is how I would describe Blake and Jessie through the first four books in this series. They have been minor characters with big roles and I fell hard for them from the first book. THIS is what I was waiting for and Ms. St.Klaire has outdone herself. The story that unfolds in these pages is more than I could have ever expected and everything I needed.
So Blake and Jessie... who do I
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Heather Nobbs
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic end to a fabulous series. What a way to send Mackenzie Ridge out in a blaze of glory. From book one you just knew that Blake and Jessie would get together, they were alike in that they both had hidden pasts that neither had come to terms with. This book had me on the edge of my seat from page one and didn’t let up until the end. A peek into Jessie’s past was given to us at the beginning when Blake thought she was in trouble and had to protect her. Blake knew her past but didn’t ...more
Maree Repa
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

Hiding From Her Past

I was just completely thrilled to read this fifth and final book to The McKenzie Ridge Series. Written by the amazing, loved author, Stephanie St Klaire. I have just loved and adored this most marvellous romantic tale! This book and series is just wonderful.

As Jessie Clarke chatted to Blake Cooper she pleaded with him for assistance. Jessie had gone through so much in her life. Although still was still shocked about its timing . Blake knew how important it
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Terri
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, street-team-book
It is amazing to think that Ms. St. Klaire has only been writing since 2016, because she is by far one of the best writers out there for romantic suspense. This last story in the series is like the finale at a fireworks display. I was so blown away and yet so sad that it was over. This story of Jessie and Blake has been simmering since the very beginning of the series and boiled over in Redemption. Theirs is a love/hate relationship. They really antagonize each other through most of the book, bu ...more
Bev Sten
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with all Stephanie St. Klaire's I was on the edge of my seat. She pulls you in with the first chapter and it doesn't end there. Her books make you feel like you've been through your worst nightmare. "Redemption" is no different. It sucks you in and holds you there. Blake and Jessie are both have broken souls. They both believe that if you keep people at a distance, you won't be hurt. They keep fooling themselves with heated barbs to keep each other away. Jessie didn't know that she'd need Bla ...more
Jane
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Emotional Journey! Two people deeply flawed and broken by their pasts find each other and begin the process of helping each other heal while chasing a psychopath.

This is the final book in the Mackenzie Series and it was perfect!! I have waited a long time for Blake and Jessie's story and it was SO worth it!! This story touched my heart and will live there for a while! I also LOVED the ending!! I will not give it away but I will say, it was the perfect way to end the series!!

Melissa  Wright
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blake and Jessie have been the couple you have been pulling for since book 1 of the series.
Blake is sexy and mysterious. He is a true alpha determined to keep his town and friends safe.
Jessie is sexy and has no trouble telling you like it is.
Together the sexual frustration and playful banter is hilarious. Their past both heartbreakingly tragic.
This book brings back all the gang. It will make you laugh and cry.
Perfect end to a perfect series. Hopefully we will see them in the brother's keepers
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Dawn Barrett Connolly
This series was amazing!! Redemption was filled with suspense, love and twists!!! I love this author and I wish this wasn’t the end of the series, but what an awesome way to end! Jessie and Blake finally get their HEA!
Pam
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That opening scene set the tone for the story from the very beginning! My heart about jumped out of my chest! Who was trying to hurt Jessie? Would Blake get there in time? Would he ever recover if he was too late? My next thought isn't polite to say or write! I'm sure the authors ears were burning!! This was just the first unexpected twist in this story.

Blake & Jessie are two damaged individuals that find themselves drawn to each other even as they try to fight it. Jessie doesn't want to let an
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Lynne Costa
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Ms. St. Klaire saved the best for last.We have seen these two throughout the series and been waiting for them to admit that they want each other.Blake & Jessie are two damaged souls hiding their past traumas.Blake hides his by knowing everything about everyone and taking care of them whether they want it or not & Jessie hides behind her sarcastic, foul mouth & flipping everyone off.They both have the biggest hearts.The beginning of this story is not what you expect and I could not stop laughing ...more
Stacy
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Holy. Freaking. Crap! Talk about saving the best for last! Five stars all the way! I love every single book from this series, but this one blew them all out of the water. Jessie and Blake's story has been a long time coming, and boy was it worth the wait. The build up and anticipation to their relationship in all the other stories made it that much better. I was completely hooked from page one! There's so much I want to say, but don't want to give anything away. Trust me, when you get to th ...more
Mel
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Just finished. What an amazing end to a phenomenal series.

Redemption was not a redemption story for Stephanie but it definitely was redeeming for Jessie and Blake.

Jessie was a ball busting sass machine with a heart of gold and a past that was holding her.

Blake was all alpha and protector, not just for Jessie, but the whole McKenzie Clan. He had a past that broke my heart, but once explored made me love him more.

The storyline was SOOOO Stephanie, twists and turns and a story to melt your p
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Jazmyne- Ramblings of a Bookworm
Blake had a softer side that she always suspected he had but only witnessed for the first time tonight. He made her feel safe, and she believed him when he said he would protect her. She didn't doubt that for a minute. But could she let him?

BLAKE & JESSIE! AHHH! FINALLY!

I've been waiting for this story foreeeeeever, and I was not disappointed. These two have been dancing around each other for far too long. And when this story began ... wow, it didn't even start slow! I can't believe how much was
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Linda Carlson
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Best Yet!

I am sad that this is the final book in the McKenzie Ridge series because these books are so good. The upside is that I am sure that there are greater reads on the horizon from this very talented author. She brought a quiet, sleepy, little, town into our lives and made it come to life with characters that became part of a large quirky family. From all walks of life, with mysterious and troubled pasts, the townspeople of McKenzie Ridge come together to support one another each and ev
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Perrin Larton
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redemption is the last book in the McKenzie Ridge series. The twists and turns the couples in this series have all faced, were well written and well thought out. I’ve been waiting for Blake and Jessie’s story since Ms. St. Klaire’s first introduced us to McKenzie Ridge. It was worth the wait.

Blake and Jessie both have shadowy backgrounds. They’re private people. They don’t share what their lives were like prior to settling into life in McKenzie Ridge. Blake is ex-military and needs to be the pro
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Shelley Youngblood
Redemption is the 5th and possibly best book in Stephanie St. Klaire's series McKenzie Ridge. It is packed with suspense, memorable characters and combustible chemistry. From the start I was on the edge of my seat burning through the pages. Then I was nearly falling out of my chair with laughter. Stephanie St. Klaire concocts the perfect mixture of emotions while reading this book. I never knew what was going to happen, but I loved each and every moment of it.

In this story, you finally get to s
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Diane Vice
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's sad to know that this is the finale of the McKenzie Ridge series, but Ms. St. Klaire closed it out with more than just a bang...she gave us a technicolor explosion! This book had me on a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed, I swooned, I ugly-cried, and I fell in love even more with McKenzie Ridge.
Blake and Jessie are two hard-as-nails bad-butts who have been butting heads from the series beginning. They both have secrets in their pasts and have built tough exteriors as a survival techniqu
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Sherry Haynes
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was worried when I started this book it wouldn't be as good as previous in the series since it was the last one in McKenzie series. I was so very wrong. The author saved the best couple for last. Blake and Jessica are both backbones for everyone in McKenzie. They both have troubled pasts that have each with walls on their hearts to not only protect themselves but those they love from their haunted past which makes them stubborn and overprotective of those they care about.

While Blake and Jessi
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Anna Hartt
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh!!! I want to read the series all over again.
This is the fifth book in the McKenzie Ridge series. This is the book where Jessie and Blake finally get time for their story. Jessica and Blake both have secrets in their past. They have closed of those parts of their lives and do not want to share the stories with anyone.....until Jessica's past come back to haunt her. Blake becomes extremely overbearing and has to take care of Jessie. Due to Blake's job, he knows what has happened to Jes
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Mackenzie Bibliophile
Immediately after finishing this book I knew I had to write this review while the feels were still hot and true. Redemption was everything and more of what I have been waiting for. I have been eagerly awaiting Jessie and Blake’s story from the very first McKenzie book, and each installment was just more and more of a tease to their separate dark pasts. Finally getting to reading their story was a dream!

Everything about these stubborn characters was played out in the most beautiful and angsty of
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Cindy Gifford
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely the bet McKenzie Ridge story!! I loved reading Blake & Jessie's story, hearing about their pasts and what they both lost and suffered through was heartbreaking. All the plot twists were amazing, still baffled by the fact that Logan was responsible for mostly what happened in the present. It kind of felt like he stabbed Blake in the back, but I can also understand the turmoil he went through growing up. Beyond thrilled that Blake and Jessie were able to have children after all that she ...more
Pamela Lunder
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow! This amazing book has it all, suspense, hot sexy scenes, tragic events, and so much love. Jessie has such a harsh mouth and attitude that you just can't help but laugh at what comes out of her mouth. After I learned about what she went through 10 years ago, her attitude made total sense. Blake oh sexy silent protector Blake. To find out what he went through was a bit of a shock. I have loved these two since book one. Knew they felt so much for each other. They make the perfect couple. Th ...more
Mona
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
REDEMPTION; Book 5 McKenzie Ridge

So good. I couldn’t put down.

Blake Cooper knows what happened to Jessie but won’t let on. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her even though she goes out of her way to drive me insane. It’s his job, and that goes for all the town. Jessie and him joke around a lot which is what there relationship is all about.

Jessie can’t let her past harm Blake he means to much. She may have the attitude that things just roll off of her, but she cares in her own way. When p
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Yomari
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is brilliant!!! Stephanie St. Klaire saved her best work for last. After reading Redemption, I've been thinking long and hard how will she ever outdo this book, and she's got her work cut out for her. Technically, this book is flawless. Everything ties up beautifully, good length, a nice pace is set from the beginning, and the build up is the best from all the books. All the characters make their appearances but this one is completely centered in Blake and Jessie. Be prepared, because ...more
Amy Leibenguth
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blake and Jessie finally get their HEA! While this book can be read as a stand alone, it would be much better having read the series. The series really puts an amazing perspective on both of these characters, their personalities and understanding of a troubled past. Their bantering is funny and always so well placed throughout the book. Blake has a military past, one that you know has left him with many scars from what he experienced. Jessie is much harder. You know something is there, but until ...more
J Williams
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! The much anticipated conclusion to The McKenzie Ridge series did not disappoint! It was fantastic!

Jessie, tough, rude, crass is hiding a big secret from her friends and when that secret puts her in danger Blake is right there to protect her.

This story had lots of great twists as well as plenty of romance, tears, and fun with the whole crowd of friends. And babies. Lots of babies.

A fabulous ending this series!

Yomari
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is brilliant!!! Stephanie St. Klaire saved her best work for last. After reading Redemption, I've been thinking long and hard how will she ever outdo this book, and she's got her work cut out for her. Technically, this book is flawless. Everything ties up beautifully, good length, a nice pace is set from the beginning, and the build up is the best from all the books. All the characters make their appearances but this one is completely centered in Blake and Jessie. Be prepared, because ...more
Heather Swan
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Holy Conclusion!!! This book was great. I didn't want to put it down. I am really sad it is the end but WOW. Stephanie St. Klaire, it was amazing! Blake and Jessie are something else! I love them. This is definitely a must read.
Adrianne
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hands down the best book of the series, unfourtantly it is also the final book. Blake and Jessie have been at each other through out the entire series and their story made the wait worth it. Their story will have wanting to stay up and skip work to read the entire book!! This is definitely a must read!
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About Stephanie St. Klaire

Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the six book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion,
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