Reviews of Ride To Redemption

5.0 out of 5 stars Redemption and paying it forward January 18, 2014 By Amazon Customer Ride to Redemption by DJ Wilson
I first learned of this book by attending a Writerspace chat where the author was discussing it.
The storyline sounded interesting for me, travel, action and adventure, maybe a bit of romance...
Candice Parker meets D at the coffee shop when she almost runs him and his latte over. They become better acquainted over coffee and it's her birthday.
Love hearing of the nature explorations on their journeys. Loved learning all about the techniques used in designing and redesigning houses ...
Many times while reading I'd burst out in loud laughter and others would glance over at me as it's NOT something I do often. Bit erotic at times but it's needed for the story line.
As they leave TN and head to the western states we learn more about the mysteries and more mysteries arise.
It all comes to a head while they are on the road, I didn't see it coming myself but was fun learning how it all came about.. how everything is connected.
So much more happens that alter the outcome as you could foresee it happening. Glad there will be more of this to read in the next book... Can't wait for more of a ride where it ended off. With the detailed descriptions I feel as if we are riding along with D.
Very well rounded book, it has it all and then some for me. I love a book that will teach me new things and take me to places we've yet to explore and I like action, nature, walking and mystery and adventure. Even the food described is part of the whole picture. Easy to keep track of the colorful characters along the way.
This book has that and so much more-especially as there is another book coming along. Love what the book stands for, redemption and paying it forward-something I do every time I pick up my needles to knit for a charity daily.
I received this book via the author in exchange for an honest review

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book January 28, 2014 By Sandra H Bryant This first time author hits a home run his first time at bat. The very detailed descriptions of the events and places visited, coupled with a twisting and turning steamy romance, makes this book hard to put down, (unless you're running out to buy your own bike and recreate the ride.) Twists and turns come out of left field along with humor that left me longing for more. Can't wait till his next release in this series.

5.0 out of 5 stars More than a romance. January 27, 2014 By Danyon Hale Amazon Verified Purchase Although difficult to peg in a genre, this novel was an unexpected blend of romance, intrigue, travel and humor, coupled with surprising altruism. A good read and great escape.

5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! February 21, 2014 By Arlena Title: Ride To Redemption
Author: DJ Wilson
Publisher: Wilson Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Ride To Redemption" by DJ Wilson was a interesting read with a good storyline that once you start reading you will not want to put it down until the end giving the reader 'travel, action adventure and some romance.' "Ride to Redemption" was just that...a ride from TN to many western states on up though Canada as the reader learns how all of this mystery read is all connected. I loved out this author was able to bring us such adventure that was explored on this ride and even providing us with the some laughter that came from the read. The two main characters D and Candice were really well I don't want to tell too much...less just say real, well portrayed, colorful very well developed and rounded giving the read one that I would say .... off the chart good. Truly "Ride To Redemption" will hold your interest because you will be left turning the pages wondering what is coming up next on this ride. I loved how this author presented to the reader just want was going on...D is in 'witness protection' and how was he involved in this .'A.J. Standford's Bank?' Be ready for a read that will teach, take you places to explore, giving you actions such as walking, riding, good food, adventure, mystery, hits and lets not leave off some erotic love making. I will say that "Ride To Redemption" has a little bit of it all and in the end will there be more to come? Would I recommend this read to you? YES!

Ride To Restoration Reviews

Review by: julie barrett on July 17, 2014 :
Ride to Restoration
This book picks up where Ride to Redemption left off but if you've not read that one this story can give you glimpses of what happened prior. Reading the first book will tell the whole story.
After reading the first book I became mesmerized. I finally figured out why. Just the way the story is told, some narrative, some subconscious thoughts really give you a feel for the characters.
This author reminds me SO much of Nelson DeMille and how his stories are told and evolve. Love the little remarks about 'points' just as DeMille in his books.
This book starts out in Canada and Vic and D are regroupoing after Candi has left. Alternating chapters where Candi is in FL with her family and what's going on in her life while we are along for another ride with Vic and D.
Love all the nature, travel, romance, scenery as it's displayed in front of us, as if we can see it for ourselves. Love scenes and fun bantering throughout. All the new things on this extension of the journey, some new words for me to look up-love learning new words.
All the instances of paying it forward continue in this book.
I like series books but I need to read new things and this one delivers that and more. A different side to the main characters and you learn new things about them, their past, and their future.
Some series books I've read try to play catch up with the first book but they repeat enough of the backstory so that it takes up 3/4 of the new book. This book is not like that. it's all new material with just glimpses of the past so you are not left out in the dark.
Can't wait for the next one in this series.

Community Reviews 5 Star The Character Connection

D, a simple name for one heck of a guy. Women call him a slut. Men beg him for sexual advice. He's a slave to a part of the female anatomy he affectionally dubs 'woo-hoo.' He's certainly a character who makes an instant, indelible impression.

D is a Robin Hood of sorts, stealing two billion dollars worth of diamonds from a crooked Bernie Madoff-type investor and redistributing them anonymously through the mail to the innocent people he ripped off. How did D get his hands on this sparkly stash? He built the guy's house, so he knew the ins and outs of his security system. Presto, change-o.

But D gets himself into trouble when the mafia decides they want the diamonds too, or at least a list of those he's sharing them with. He gets himself in deeper by falling for the wiles of an irresistible young thing named Candi. D knows next to nothing about her, but he doesn't care, he just wants to have sex with her. Not that he's completely driven by lust, he's also looking for that soul mate type of connection he never had with his ex-wife. He's broken, on the run and looking for someone to believe in him, and he thinks Candi might be the one to heal him and make him complete, or at least get his jollies off.

Yet D is a romantic, of sorts. He tries to live a selfless lifestyle by putting the needs of others ahead of his own. He goes out of his way for people, and he expects the same courtesy in return, even if he doesn't always get it. He has no problem pleasuring Candi sexually, giving her whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. He feels that they're on the page physically, enjoying each other in bed, in the shower, in a lake, on a picnic table - heck, even on the back of his motorcycle - but he just doesn't know if he can trust her.

D is a double-sided character with shades of a sinner interspersed with the aspirations of a saint. He's willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, even if it's not his wrong to right. He takes the burden of association upon himself, sticking his neck out for the little guy and hoping that those he's helping will pay his generosity forward. He's all about one good turn deserving another.

However, he also has a macho side that some female readers might find off-putting. He brags to ZZ Top, of all people, that he'll get Candi to show them her breasts. He picks a woman up in a casino after inviting Candi to join him on a multi-week motorcycle ride. He shares the vibrator he bought for Candi with another woman on their trip, sterilizing it with mouthwash before passing it on. It's up to the reader to decide what types of behavior fall under the standard of acceptable behavior. Some women will forgive D his transgressions, others likely won't.

Because D is a complicated lover boy. He's not one-dimensional. He's not cookie cutter. He's a leading man of the modern age with a slight hankering for the romance of old. He's a romantic hero with a voracious sexual appetite, but also with a sensitive heart that always seems to be yearning for more. More love. More give and take. More honesty. He's the kind of a guy who wants to give himself to a woman completely, and he'll keep hope alive until he finds her, if he hasn't already.