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
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
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
Title: Ride To Redemption Author: DJ Wilson Publisher: Wilson Publishing Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review:
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?
Ride To Restoration Reviews
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
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.