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Redemption #1

Bad Alibi

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Farah Highland was raised with more money than most people could ever dream of, but with that wealth and privilege came cold indifference and cruelty. Determined to start living for herself, Farah cut ties with everything and everyone she'd ever known for the chance at starting over in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

Notorious town playboy, Cannon Banks grew up living the good life. He had it all, loving parents, good friends, and a face and body that drove women wild. Love and commitment were the last things on his mind . . . until he locked eyes with a woman across a crowded bar, and everything changed in a heartbeat.

There's just one problem. Bad Alibi's newest waitress wants nothing to do with him. But he's nothing if not determined.

Cannon and Farah are about to enter into a battle of wills.

First published January 1, 2020

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Jessica Prince

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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.
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2,351 reviews403 followers
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January 15, 2020
Heroine hears hero having sex with another woman and is still insanely, knee-knocking attracted to him.

This is romance?

I'm sorry, but I simply have no time for this kind of bull shit malarkey.
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1,591 reviews308 followers
January 14, 2020
Spoilers ahead, 1.5* for the cover and some of the secondary characters



The blurb says.............
Love and commitment were the last things on his mind . . . until he locked eyes with a woman across a crowded bar, and everything changed in a heartbeat.

I say LIES!
He locked eyes with her but love and commitment still weren't on his mind because he had sex with OW








It's 2020 and there's still absolutely nothing new here!

h is raped and leaves her old life behind to move to Redemption
Gets a job at the town bar
Sees the H and is warned he's a Dawg (manwhore by any other name)
She sees him with one woman and overheard him having sex with another
She ghosts him then apologizes
He acts a fool and pulls away from her
They finally get their shit together
Get together and stay together
Drama from her ex but he's run off quickly
She's attacked again
Finally she's seeking help for her past trauma
Set up for future books in the series

Same old same old



**** Shane thinking her child's father looks good at his unexpected return is the kind of shit that needs to stop! She's been struggling working in a bar to take care of her son and at her ex's apperance the first thing she thinks is he looks good???? FOH with that BS!


No Cheating
Manwhore H who was with OW after meeting the h but not after they got together
h was raped and is attacked here
OM drama from her ex
h hadn't had sex since her attack months earlier
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1,482 reviews689 followers
February 3, 2020
Release Date: January 13, 2020
Actual Rating: 5+ stars

Sweet Romance | Small Town Romance

Bad Alibi by Jessica Prince is a sweet, small town romance. This is my first foray in Jessica’s books, and I am THRILLED I decided to take a chance on a new author. This book is pure perfection. If you’ve read any of the authors previous books, then I have to say LUCKY YOU! Experiencing her books are like falling in love for the first time. I wish I started reading her from the beginning because I can tell she’s going to be a top favorite author of mine going forward. Thankfully though, I can go back to the beginning and fulfill my needs with the rest of her novels. I may even be buying them in bulk paperbacks because of how much I LOVED this book. Sigh. I cannot recommend it enough!

If you’re a fan of the uber protective, alpha hero then Cannon is going to steal your heart. Cannon at first comes off as a playboy- he sleeps around, doesn’t stick with the same woman twice, and doesn’t see any one woman occupying his heart anytime soon. Typical hero one would think but he is so much MORE than this. Cannon may not THINK he wants love, but when the RIGHT woman walks into his life (Farah) he has no choice because the heart wants what it wants.

Farah is our struggling heroine. She may have more money than she’ll ever need in one lifetime but that doesn’t change the fact that she’s never had the love and affection that every person needs (especially when it comes to her cold parents). Not only this, she’s hiding a devastating secret that is slowly eating away at her. Readers will FEEL her struggles and want to dive right into the book and give her a hug. Luckily, in moving to Redemption, Farah finds more than just a beautiful small town to call home. She meets people she can confide in, friends she can trust, and even a man who has the potential to heal her shattered heart.

The way Cannon and Farah come together is absolutely beautiful. There are some emotional moments for sure, but this book is truly a work of art. I fell hard for these two and I can only imagine what the rest of the series is going to do to my heart and I seriously cannot WAIT. Ladies, if you miss out on this book your missing out on a gem! This is a sweet, powerful, and gorgeous read. I can’t wait for more!
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608 reviews50 followers
February 13, 2020
First things first

I hate one starring a Jessica Prince book. I considered a two star "It's okay" but decided against it.

Bad Alibi was full of tired and overused tropes, themes, and devices. It was also reminiscent of earlier JP books with the same tired, overused tropes, themes, and devices.

Strengths: Great cover. Engaging writing style. Ingenue wasn't too ingenue

Weaknesses: Already listed elsewhere on this review



Note to Authors:
The manwhore/ingenue pairing is as ridiculous as it is overdone. Sexual experience for both parties is good. It's realistic.
However, sexually indiscriminate is the exact opposite of sexy. I'll say it again. Manwhores are *not* sexy.
Helpful hint: an on page suggestion of a main character having a sexual history is perfectly adequate. No page time detailing sexual escapades with pointless-to-the-plot randos is necessary.
In a bizarre attempt to make the heroine "speshul" you are delivering heroes that are "skeezy".
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3,971 reviews432 followers
January 15, 2020
3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads.
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Similar story to Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) by Kristen Ashley .
Heroine starts new life in town, makes real friends, works in a bar, and our hero is a manwhore whose she sees and hears having sex with another woman in the same Inn she's staying in. He has doubts because she has money and he thinks they won't work. She is dealing with trauma and the results of an attack.
Nothing new, but I like the style similar to KA's.
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2,049 reviews120 followers
February 18, 2020
Farah Highland was raised with more money than most people could ever dream of, but she only felt accepted and loved from her brother and the family driver who has been more of a parent to her than her biological parents, who have disowned her for daring to live her life based on her own decisions. Determined to start living for herself, Farah cuts ties with the past and moves to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Notorious town playboy, Cannon Banks grew up living a life encased with love and affection, when he meets Farah he knows he wants her and can tell she is attracted to - and yet she avoids him and pulls away.

I would have liked this way more if it wasn't for some of the hero's actions, one action in particular led to a long ewww from me -

I think the PTSD the heroine experienced could have been dealt with/integrated into the story more potently. Also wish there had been a epic scene where Farah's parents had been verbally ripped to shreds.….Still a read that had me engaged and wanting to know what would happen next.

Potential Triggers:

Acquired via KU.
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115 reviews47 followers
October 2, 2020
I adored almost everything about this story! Makes me wanna go to meet these guys.
One of the best small town stories.
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1,721 reviews338 followers
January 16, 2020
4 💖💖💖💖🌟s❣️

Such an enjoyable romance read, with engaging characters and intriguing plot.
Farah and Cannon were a wonderful couple and their story captured my interest.
I am looking forward for the next story of this series❣️
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4,844 reviews517 followers
November 9, 2022
Farah Highland grew up with all the money in the world as well as all the strings attached to it. After an incident has her reevaluating what she wants in life and decides to break ties with everyone but her brother and the only man she looks up to who worked for her family. She heads to the Smoky Mountains and finds a home for herself. Not wanting to sit idly she gets a job as a waitress at Bad Alibi where she sees Cannon Banks.

Cannon has the reputation of a player, he beds women and moves onto the next. He sees Farah and wants her but she is skittish, he decides to bide his time but then he learns who she really is and decides she is not worth it. Farah though surprises him at every turn and Cannon realizes she is the one person he can't let go.

This was the best book I have read by this author so far. I loved every moment of the roller coaster of emotions this book put me through. Farah is a an inspirational character who is so accepting of others and yet can be a firecracker when needs arise. Cannon oozes alpha male through each page whether it is with just a look or action, he is intense and perfect for Farah. Excellent read.
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127 reviews4 followers
November 28, 2022
3.5/4 blissful stars 🌟 🤩
This book made me happy. I enjoyed it, hence the high rating. Don't you just think small towns romances give you a warm feeling in your stomach? 🥺🥺 Loved this one. This had some Angst 💔💔 in it but otherwise it was quite wholesome.
Hot biker man Hero 🏍 💟🌶 ✔️
Insta love/ attraction (sometimes that's what we all need) ✔️
Small town ✔️
Awesome family 👪 ❤️ dynamics ✔️
Friendship ✔️
A heroine that wasn't boring ✔️

Will definitely 💯 be carrying on this series.
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911 reviews337 followers
January 11, 2020
If I’m going to start of my year with a five star read, it seems fitting that it’s from Jessica Prince because she’s never fails to suck me into her worlds.

Bad Alibi is the start of a brand new series with brand new characters. You could say it’s a spin off from her Hope Valley series which also happens to be my fav series of hers to date. The redemption series might just challenge that however.

Bad Alibi checks off all my must haves when it comes to romance. With a smoking hot hero who’s got that bad boy vibe to a heroine that is independent with a little bit of sass, this story had me feeling those feels I crave.

I instantly felt the connection between the two MCs in this. And wanted to know where this story was headed. I always want at least a little bit of angst with my romances, for whatever reason I like to have those moments where I feel my heart drop a little and Jessica definitely delivered.

And the secondary characters in this one also have very quickly grabbed my attention. One of the things, Prince does so well with her stories is set the stage for the next books. I’m craving stories from so many other characters already.

Once again another amazing read from Jessica Prince. She’s one of my go to’s for a very good reason.

If you love small town romances this book is right up your alley. Hell if you love romance this book is right up your alley.

And now the inevitable I need more wait for the next one. Never fails with her books. I devour and I immediately want more.
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4,991 reviews401 followers
January 14, 2020
Bad Alibi is the book 1 in The Redemption series by Jessica Prince. This is a spin-off of The Hope Valley series and it's set in a small biker town. This is Farah and Cannon's story.
Without giving anything away, this is such a complex, emotional, endearing, beautiful, sizzling, intense, amazing, sweet story that will have you rooting for the main characters in this read. There is some crossover from the Hope Valley series/characters but this is a new series and a standalone. It's amazing and I loved the chemistry between Farah and Cannon. You have to literally experience this story , the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs/ highs and lows and highs to get how brilliant the writing and characters are. I enjoyed the plot, characters , feels, small town feeling, and the beautiful romance that comes the readers way. I look forward to the next book in the series next (book 2).


My Rating: 4.8 stars ********
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4,003 reviews257 followers
January 14, 2020
This is really good.
It does have similarities to Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley and it has the same feel.

Cannon and Farah. We met Cannon in the Hope Valley series.

Load of potential for stories of secondary characters in series.

I wasn't keen on the visceral reaction the heroine has to the Hero when he is present esp as at times he's either with another woman or just had sex with another woman but there is a reason the author wants it to be remarkable the heroine has feelings she hasn't felt in a long time.

Heroine has exdrama with her ex fiancé.

For the safety gang.

She moves to town and sees him with several women before they get together, he is described to her by others as the 'town dawg with a capital D'. She is also told he has at times had one woman who he is faithful too, he's no cheat but it's not lasted long.

There are only detailed intimate scenes with the Hero and heroine though she sees a couple of occasions while she is working at the local bar, him leave with other women and while at the bar there are different occasions where women are crawling all over him.
She also overhears a couple having sex, grunts and moans and later realises it the Hero and another woman, she is passing their room at the Inn.
For me there was a real ick factor here, he uses a pet name for her and seems to be expressing interest and he's just had sex with another woman and doesn't ever seem to see that's not okay esp as he claims later shes different to the other women and special.
No cheating.
Small pushing away.
Once the Hero is committed to her no looking, flirting with others.

Triggers.
The heroine was raped in the past, she has nightmares which never describe the actual act but the fear and initial attack are described in dreams. And she retells the event once to a girlfriend, it included violence with a knife, life threatening injuries, small details, very brief.

Breadcrumbs dropped for future books, esp for Poppy.

HEA.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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4,003 reviews257 followers
January 14, 2020
This is really good.
It does have similarities to Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley and it has the same feel.

Cannon and Farah. We met Cannon in the Hope Valley series.

Load of potential for stories of secondary characters in series.

I wasn't keen on the visceral reaction the heroine has to the Hero when he is present esp as at times he's either with another woman or just had sex with another woman but there is a reason the author wants it to be remarkable the heroine has feelings she hasn't felt in a long time.

Heroine has exdrama with her ex fiancé.

For the safety gang.

She moves to town and sees him with several women before they get together, he is described to her by others as the 'town dawg with a capital D'. She is also told he has at times had one woman who he is faithful too, he's no cheat but it's not lasted long.

There are only detailed intimate scenes with the Hero and heroine though she sees a couple of occasions while she is working at the local bar, him leave with other women and while at the bar there are different occasions where women are crawling all over him.
She also overhears a couple having sex, grunts and moans and later realises it the Hero and another woman, she is passing their room at the Inn.
For me there was a real ick factor here, he uses a pet name for her and seems to be expressing interest and he's just had sex with another woman and doesn't ever seem to see that's not okay esp as he claims later shes different to the other women and special.
No cheating.
Small pushing away.
Once the Hero is committed to her no looking, flirting with others.

Triggers.
The heroine was raped in the past, she has nightmares which never describe the actual act but the fear and initial attack are described in dreams. And she retells the event once to a girlfriend, it included violence with a knife, life threatening injuries, small details, very brief.

Breadcrumbs dropped for future books, esp for Poppy.

HEA.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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1,446 reviews262 followers
January 7, 2020
Every time I read a Jessica Prince book I have the same feeling...it's a mixture of belonging and wanting that is so strong it seriously takes over and I devour the story. Every. Time. What also happens is wanting to scream from the rooftops that EVERYONE should read Ms. Prince's books. I can't explain how I melt into the comfort of her words. The stories unfold in a way that connects me so intimately with each experience, each character, with such a sense of strength and conviction I just fall head over heels in love. With. Every. Single. One. I am so excited we have a new town, new players, and people surrounding the story that I want BIG things for. I LOVE IT. As always, thank you Ms. Prince for allowing us to enter these worlds and let these characters into our hearts. It is SO appreciated.
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508 reviews41 followers
January 13, 2020
Bad Alibi is the first book in The Redemption series.
This is a spin-off of The Hope Valley series (one of my favorite series) and after reading the first book I know this series is going to be my favorite too.

Farah Highland is in Redemption to start a new life. Growing up her insanely rich parents were cold and cruel. She’s leaving everything behind to start living for herself.
Love Farah’s character. She was strong but also very sweet.

We met Cannon Banks in Out of Darkness.
He’s a playboy and lives his live without commitment.
But when he sees the beautiful Farah across the room he is intrigued and very interested in her.
Cannon was hot!! But he was also very protective of Farah. Love his character.

Love the secondary characters in this book and can’t wait where this series will take us. Hope that Jase’s book is next.

My Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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1,243 reviews
May 13, 2022
Rated 4.5 Stars

I enjoyed Bad Alibi and I’m very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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2,713 reviews1,266 followers
January 14, 2020
Who doesn’t love a woman who stands up for herself and is bound and determined to make it on her own? I know I sure do!

Farah Highland has lived in a gilded cage, though she’s been trying to buck against her upbringing her entire life. And she’s finally taken the steps she’s needed to break away from the hypocrisy and poisonous lifestyle her parents tried to force upon her. She’s broken free and is determined to live a happy, better life than whatever was planned for her. She’s making her own decisions, her own choices and she’s finally happy.

Especially now that her new home is under renovation—bringing back the grand old Victorian charm that’s been long neglected. And she’s making friends—real friends—while waitressing at Bad Alibi. And she’s also caught the attention of the resident bad boy, Cannon Banks.

And the Cannon effect is in full force! There’s just something about the man Farah can’t stay away from. Even with her past—her fears, her pain, her recovery from unspeakable acts.

But Cannon can’t stay away—can’t/won’t give up on the first and only woman he’s wanted for long term. He’s bound and determined to make Farah his.

I love how Cannon and Farah’s relationship develops. That slow burning desire that simmers under the surface, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to boil up and over. Their banter, their romance is sweet, sexy and enduring. And I love how the town of Redemption envelops Farah in their warmth and freely giving friendship and protectiveness. I cannot wait for more from this series! ~ Missy, 5 stars
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2,108 reviews5 followers
January 13, 2020
Bad Alibi kicks off a brand new series from Jessica Prince. This time it's a small biker town setting, Farah Hyland is starting over, she never liked the lifestyle of her upbringing. Even as privileged as she was, she didn't care for it. She also had a traumatic event that pushed to her to live as she wants. Coming into town she buys this old run down house that she deems a fixer upper. When she walks into Bad Alibi bar that has a job opening she sees it as a sign. I was interested so far where this would go.

In a similar way to the Hope Valley series as a newcomer she encounters a lot of the townsfolk. They treat her nicely which she never had except for her brother and family driver. Ok that's a bit much but not so far fetched. Meeting the town resident hot guy Cannon Banks also known as woman magnet he is the first to catch her attraction after a long time.

So it goes they don't get along too well at first but then Cannon turns out to be really good to her and she's tentatively not sure about it at first. I wasn't too keen on Cannon's reputation swept under the rug when feelings started but I get why it moved on fast. Since a lot of drama ensues with Farah's ex and her past trauma comes back up.

Just a little caution that it may be a trigger point Farah's trauma involves sexual assault and there are some nightmares and will not so graphic it might not be for some. It's brought up dealing with that and her new relationship, it was done with sensitivity I feel. This had the signature style of the author for the sweet kind heroine with a past and the hero a guy who makes her see her worth. Still pretty good and an easy read for me content wise. Cannon and Farah was a good match even with them being opposites at the start. The next book has a hint already and it seems like a good one.
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779 reviews12 followers
January 14, 2020
A new series to deeply love!

It's incredible the power this author has to hook and enchant the reader.
She is a true story teller and her characters are potent and adicting.

This is the first book in a series of standalone. Kind of like Hope Valley series, featuring a small town (Redemption), adorable, funny and loyal citizens, lots of love and chemistry and a dash of suspense.

In this book, we get the story of Cannon (we've met him in Out Of The Darkness) and Farah.

In paper, they could be polar opposites. But when they are together, all their differences and similarities dont matter.
That's because their feelings speak way louder than what could come in between them.

They are from different worlds, him being comfortable in his, her running away from hers, only to crash in his world and fall in love (with it and with him).
Him knowing what is like to have loving friends and family. Her only being loved by two people.

But even with their different backgrounds, they both love with everything they've got, they are loyal and ready to jump at everything to help someone.
They both cant deny their feelings and chemistry.

Cannon and Farah touched me so deeply. I couldnt unglue my eyes from their words and their story.

I felt like I was hungry and they were this delicious meal I couldnt have enough and was finished way too fast.

I'm already starving for them.
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1,163 reviews13 followers
January 7, 2020
Bad Alibi by Jessica Prince
“A fresh start, 5 stars”

Farah came to Redemption for a fresh start. She grew up hearing stories of the town so when she decided to leave her old life it seemed like the place to go. All she wants to do is work to keep her hands busy, restore her house, and find out who she is and what she likes. What she didn’t expect was Cannon. Will she take a risk on him when love isn’t exactly on her radar?
Cannon had always been told when you know you know. Well he knew he wanted Farah when he saw her, and she cemented that when he got to know her. But when he finds out who she is and where she comes from will he be able to handle it? He’s a small-town simple man who loves his bike. She comes from a world of old money; will he be able to make her happy? Outside of the bedroom of course, because he’s got that on lock. Only one way to find out.
I FLOVED Bad Alibi. I loved how the town took Farah in and made her one of their own. I’m from a small town but would easily without question trade mine for Redemption. The chemistry between Farah and Cannon was off the charts. I fell in love with not only them but the side characters. I cannot wait to see what Prince does next.
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5
6 reviews
January 5, 2020
Jessica Prince has done it again! Easiest 5 stars I’ve ever given. I absolutely adored Cannon and Farah’s story. You get all the feels while reading this book. I laughed. I cried. I yelled.

We first meet Cannon in Out of the Darkness. Cannon comes off as your typical alpha - sexy & sinful - but turns out he just hasn’t met the right woman to bring him to his knees.

I LOVED Farah’s character! She went through a traumatic experience that should have made her weak and untrusting. Instead, she came out of it a total badass. Her sweet personality never faltered.

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! You will fall in love with the town and people of Redemption.
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694 reviews8 followers
April 21, 2020
Let me start by saying that if you have read and enjoyed the ‘Hope Valley’ series of this writer than you will love this story ‘Bad alibi’ (and the new series ‘Redemption’) too! It has the same vibe to it as the ‘Hope Valley’ series. You don’t have to read the ‘Hope Valley’ series first to read this book.

I discover this writer (Jessica Prince) through the ‘Hope Valley’ series and it’s one of my favourite series. So I was very looking forward to her new series ‘Redemption’ and especially the first book ‘Bad alibi’. Just like the books in her ‘Hope Valley’, this story too had a ‘Kristen Ashley’ feeling to it. And being a big fan of the writer Kristen Ashley, that made me very glad but this time it also made me a little bit conflicted on the story. Because one of my favourite story of KA is ‘Sweet dreams’ and this story reminded me a bit of that story and that made that I couldn’t really loose myself completely into the story. What was sad because ‘Bad alibi’ is a great story and I’m sure that if I read if for the second time, I will enjoy it more because than I will already know what is coming. I don’t say that this book is a copy of ‘Sweet dreams’ but if you are like me and you have read a book so many times that you know what is coming out of your head, you do (unwillingly) compare stories that has the same feel to it.

So now about the story itself, like it said, I enjoyed it very much. Farah was such a wonderful character, strong in her own way, sweet, caring, thoughtful, gentle and kind-hearted. She may come from a rich background but she certainly didn’t acted like a rich, spoiled woman. No! She’s a very warm woman, who’s looking for a home, love and friends. And I’m so happy that she found that in this small town! Cannon’s character was great too, alpha, respectful, interesting, protective and sexy. I liked the chemistry between Farah and Cannon and their interaction with the secondary characters. Their family and friends were fantastic too. I really loved them. You really felt the love, the friendship, the connection between everyone. I can’t wait to read more about them in the next books. In this story we got both POV’s (but a bit more of Farah than Cannon).

This book is a great start of a new series.
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826 reviews1 follower
January 14, 2020
This was so similar to Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley but no where as well done.
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2,002 reviews102 followers
January 7, 2020

***5 Stars***

After meeting Cannon and company in Out of the Darkness, I was crossing my toes that we’d get to see them again. So to say I was all kinds of excited when the Redemption series was announced AND that Cannon was up on the chopping block of love first, is an understatement. I was THRILLED and this book does not disappoint. It hit all my romance buttons in best of ways and has given me a whole new set of characters to get to know!

Farah and Cannon. I adored these two. Farrah is strong and sassy. She’s been through more than most could ever imagine but has come out of it with a truly golden soul and the determination to live her life on her own terms and I loved watching as she evolved into the woman she always wanted to be. Cannon is a charmer. The man could melt kevlar with his silver tongue, but he has a heart of gold.

Cannon and Farah’s journey to their HEA was a fun one. They both have their moments ~ some were funny, some had me wanting to reach out and Gibbs smack some sense into them ~ but I loved watching how they worked things out and got to know each other and find that they actually fit pretty well together. Their bantering was a lot fun, the smexy was hot and I loved how everything worked out for them in the end.

This was a great read. The writing was engaging, pacing good and I enjoyed the dual first person POV’s. There are a few issues that arise that some may be triggered by, but they were handled well and were very much pertinent to the growth of the characters. And then there are the secondary characters...seriously, this one is chock full of people I NEED to get to know better. Bev, Darla, Buck, Shane, Poppy, Bennett, Jace, Banks. Clay...they all brought Redemption to life and I cannot wait to go back!

~ Copy provided by Love Affair w/ Fiction & voluntarily reviewed ~
1,894 reviews38 followers
January 10, 2020
Oh, wow, another great series starts from Jessica Prince! Bad Alibi is book #1 in the Redemption series, a spin-off of the Hope Valley series. We first met Cannon in Out Of The Darkness, as he's Sage's ex/best friend from her hometown.

Farrah is a Connecticut socialite who sets out to make a new life for herself after a brutal, life-changing incident. She left behind her uptight parents and cheating ex-fiancé, escaping to the small Tennessee town that her family's driver Bennett (and father figure) had once called home. Although she's not looking for a relationship, Farrah catches the eye of local mechanic Cannon -- who has quite a reputation around town for being a player. But despite her not wanting a relationship, and him not doing a relationship, their friendship turns into quite a steamy romance.

There are some cute scenes with Sage and Xander from Out Of The Darkness, and Sage really kicks Cannon's butt into gear when it comes to making things up to Farrah. I love how Farrah is a fish out of water, but slowly finds that Redemption is the pool she was meant to thrive and swim freely in as she makes new friends and creates her own family. This story is full of laugh-out-loud moments, a crazy cat named Crash, and a manwhore who falls to his knees for the love of a good woman, but Bad Alibi also deals with a rather sensitive trigger subject, and Jessica Prince does it so well. What Farrah went through, the support system she finds in Redemption and how it changes her life for the better is nothing short of amazing.

Bad Alibi is all kinds of gooey goodness! I can't wait to see what comes next for the couples in Redemption! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
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January 11, 2020
There is a reason that I adore this author, and this book is just an example of why. It is a spinoff of the Hope Valley series, which if someone hasn't read it then they need to asap. I loved that series but have a funny feeling that this one is going to beat that one. This book has all of the things that this author is known for; strong characters, great plot, just the right amount of steam, and secondary characters that make this feel like family.

Cannon was first introduced in Xander and Sage's story but he is so much more in this one. He had a feel like a Kristen Ashely hero (and God knows how much I LOVE KA), and in truth the whole story felt like her which made me love them even more. Cannon was perfect and once he got his head out of his butt and realized that he had met his one he stopped at nothing to make sure that his girl was good. Goodness knows she deserved it. Farah was such a joy and a remember to not judge a book by its cover because although she didn't look like someone who might have adapted to life in Redemption it was exactly where she needed to be. I loved that the author chose this as the name of the city. it was perfect considering everything that is in the background of this story.

I look forward to the next characters and where this author takes me next. I know it will be a great and memorable ride.
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January 13, 2020
Cannon is the BEST kind of main man to read about. This guy is the definition of alpha, strong and independent. My gosh, if you cannot tell I totally have a crush on the guy! Farrah is pretty awesome herself, walking away from the only life she ever knew and settling in Redemption to change everything- super commendable. This leading lady is not a shrinking wallflower, she is strong and giving and deserves the best-- Cannon sees this as well....

AHHH, I have always liked Jessica Prince and this intro to her new Redemption series is one to get excited about. It has her trademark alpha male, strong women, and some crazy stuff happening in between, which makes it even sweeter! If you are looking for a book that has those aspects, you need to read Bad Alibi right away! 5 stars from me- when is the next book out?!?!

PS: Thank you to Jessica Prince and Love Affair With Fiction for allowing me an ARC of the book to read and review honestly!
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January 10, 2020
Jessica Prince is without a doubt one of my favorite authors because she has earned my trust. By that, I mean that I can count on her to write about genuinely likeable characters, create a world in which I am quickly and thoroughly immersed, and tell a story in a captivating and efficient way such that I don't EVER find myself skimming. I was genuinely worried about this new series because I don't read motorcycle club books for a very specific reason (that I will keep to myself), and I wasn't sure how much the motorcycle town aspect of this one would bother me. In reality, that piece of it plays such a minor role and is not disturbing in the least. Like the Hope Valley series, this series is set in a small town that just happens to be filled with people who like to ride, but they are wonderful, supportive people. I absolutely adored Farah, and although Cannon's actions sometimes irritated me (he's such a man), he earned my respect as he earned Farah's. Cannon and Farah's redemption story is a beautiful one, and I devoured it in one sitting. I truly look forward to getting to know more of the people in this wonderful town and getting to share in their HEAs.
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