I wondered why Jackson Stiles—the main character of this novel—had to be part of the title. And then once I began reading, it started to make a lot of sense. Let’s just say the protagonist is one of the most interesting, realistic, and entertaining I’ve ever read.
Jackson Stiles made this story with his humanly-flawed yet endearingly masculine perspective. The narrative was refreshingly unique; just be prepared to be in a man’s head who drinks too much, carries a cigarette around to quell his desire to smoke, and has a cynical and sarcastic outlook on life.
Road to Redemption is a story of mystery and intrigue with a subplot of an enemies to lovers romance that burns slowly and realistically. Jackson is a PI and basically a bounty hunter who brings in criminals with warrants. When he brings in a wanted teenager, and he finds the kid was murdered in an alley that same night, he believes the police were in on a collusion, and the conspiracy consumes him until more and more clues start to turn up.
Mystery has to be something you enjoy to like this story. It is heavily based on the secrets of why the kid was murdered and who was involved. I’ll admit, I’m not much one for mysteries; my patience level is nonexistent and I need to know answers right away. And maybe if I were, this story would have blown me away.
The romance kept me invested. I loved the interactions between Green and Stiles. They didn’t have a conventional relationship, but an indifferent and snarky attitude toward each other in the beginning. This book stood out to me because of the perspective switch and gender role reversal. The romance is told is a man’s pov and the woman is obviously into him. It was so entertaining seeing a man process her interest, and be sometimes oblivious to it other times.
J.R Richardson did the best male-only perspective I’ve ever read. I don’t read mystery, but I went out on a limb with this one. I can say it kept my interest with its unique protagonist that others would not have.
I did wish I could see a stronger development in the romance. But that’s coming from me who can rarely stay interested if there isn’t romance of some kind. It was entertaining but light. And I was hoping for a stronger connection and a grittier affair.
Jackson Stiles made Road to Redemption. He’s a character who stands out in the sea of forgotten ones. A very well-written mystery with a decent amount of romance that I'd recommend.
If you like your heroes cocky and sarcastic, let me introduce you to Mr. Jackson Stiles. Jackson is a private detective determined to solve a murder that happened in his hometown of Redemption. Actually, he thinks something very suspicious is happening in town. Emma Green is the reporter who always seems to get in Jackson’s way. Find out what happens when these two team up to uncover the truth before more people get hurt.
I love a mystery. I love it even more when it’s a murder mystery with a dose of romantic comedy! Jackson Stiles is one of those wise-guy detectives with a mind and mouth that has no filter. Yeah, he pretty much cracks me up. He’s no angel, but what I love about him is that he’s determined to do what’s right. Emma is a bold and sassy character who has a knack for being in the same place as Jackson. Pretty soon their constant clashing of tempers turns into an alliance and so much more! Jackson and Emma share both funny and serious banter all throughout the story. When I reached the end, I wanted more of them!
I’ve been a long time reader and fan of Jo Richardson, and I must say that Jackson Stiles, Road to Redemption is my favorite of her stories thus far! I know she loves writing characters like Jackson, the ones that know-it-all but are also flawed that you just fall for them each time. She shines when she creates heroes like this for her readers. I hope you’ll get to know Mr. Jackson Stiles, too!
The uniqueness of this book really stood out to me. I had never read a book that was 95% in the characters head as he viewed the world and the other 5% when he is talked to someone. This book was 100% through the eyes of the character and no one else.
The way Jo Richardson painted the world through Jackson Stiles eyes really captivated me. It was a little hard for me at first to be so honest but once I become acquainted with Mr. Stiles the story completely engulfed into his world. She did a remarkable job staying true to her character. Jackson true to himself from the being to the end. I really loved that. His eyes may have been opened up to a whole new world but he was the same.
Jackson Stiles is one cocky PI who felt the world had done him wrong and one point and time. He would do anything to solve a case that he worked even when it endangered his life. And let me tell you, Mr. Stiles walked on the dangerous side often. I snickered out loud a few times at his antics or scolded him for being so careless.
In walked in a saucy reporter Emma Green and turned his already jaded world upside down. He just thought he knew her motive and what she was about. I loved how she constantly challenged him and made him reevaluate his way of thinking. Even when it pissed him off more than anything she had gotten under his skin.
The banter that flowed between Jackson and Emma was great. I loved watching her worm her way into his heart while they solved a case that he originally thought was a closed book. Every time she riled him up, I snickered. Not gonna lie.
The supporting cast in this book was really great. I really would love to get another glimpse into this world a later date. I really think Jackson and Emma should solve another case together! js!
AH-MAZING! That's what I say about Jackson Stiles. He's every bit gritty, raw, and downright dirty talking. He's got an attitude that is unmatched. He's snarky, funny, but under all of his attitude lies a heart of gold.
Jackson Stiles is a PI who has no qualms in doing the dirty work he's paid to do. He takes pride in the fact that he's helping clean up the streets of Redemption, but when a case lands in his lap that isn't all that it seems, Jackson can't let go of the intrigue.
Add in to the mix a tabloid reporter, Emma Green, who seems to have it out for Jackson, and you get a chemistry that is hot off the presses.
If you want a fast paced, hilarious book that will keep you stuck in your seat afraid to stop reading because you don't want to miss what happens next, well, this my friend, is the book for you!
Jackson Stiles at first seemed so removed, so cynical and yet, also at times very compassionate. He tried to fight that compassion with his care for nothing and no one attitude... he failed. I loved how his smart mouth had a mind of it's own, I loved how he sparred with pretty much everyone he interacted with. As the story evolved, it seemed he did too. By the end of the book you could imagine how he must've felt about the circumstances that contributed to his "don't care about anyone" philosophy. I love a good smart ass and Jackson Stiles is one of the best! This book was full of twists and turns and stuff I never saw coming. It also made you think a few times that you knew what was going to happen next, only to surprise you with a completely different direction. I'm a huge fan of Jo Richardson, in my eyes, she writes like I wish I could. Get this book, you'll freaking love it!
I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book. One thing I absolutely love about reading is being pulled into the story where I can totally visualize the entire situation. Jo Richardson has a way of writing where you feel like you're eavesdropping--the characters are so real and you're right there in the moment.
The banter between these two is remarkable. Witty, funny, snarky, and true. I am not ashamed to admit that I am completely in love with Jackson, with all his quirks and snipes and all. This is a character that will stick with me forever.
The story is so fun to follow, with twists and turns and characters you root for every step of the way. This will be a book I read over and over again and will tell everyone I know to read it as well.
I LOVED this story and this author, Jo RIchardson, who was recommended to me by another couple of awesome authors, JiffyKate. Jackson & Emma have chemistry whether or not either of them likes it. You have to love that Jackie (nobody call me that) wants to protect his heart but that Emma has to get THE story. This story is real, has twists & turns and will have you holding your breath and letting it out in relief, too. I cannot wait for the next book! Crazy good! I give this a gazillion stars!
I can't say enough positive things about this book. I couldn't put it down. It's a great mystery with just enough romance thrown in for good measure. The characters are well-developed, likeable, not perfect, and fun. The first person point of view makes the story so much funnier because the main character/narrator uses the F-word like a comma. His descriptions and use of curse words is spot-on and totally hilarious. The whole story blends together well and moves quickly. I can't wait to read the next Jackson Stiles installment!
What a fun read! Jackson Stiles is a tad insane (in the best possible way). I'll let the summary of the book speak for itself and won't repeat it here. The characters are all well developed and the book sucks you in and doesn't let you go. Rich in detail, but not overwrought or bogged with them, you are brought into locations, streets, and conversations as though you were part of them. The last few chapters, I couldn't read fast enough! Thoroughly enjoyed this read and highly recommend it!
Jackson Stiles is a very intriguing and fun character. His wit and no-filter, smart mouth will have you laughing and cringing at the same time. Jackson Stiles is a walking contradiction. He's cocky but insecure, he's rough around the edges but a softy on the inside. He's good at what he does and goes after what he wants, but he's still trying to overcome the guilt and loss of his past.
Road to Redemption was a fun book to read. The characters and endearing, the plot is original and solid, and it keeps you wanting more.The book is full of mystery, suspense, and romance. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has not read it, but it is not for the faint of heart. Be ready for a bumpy ride!