Title: Wolff (Redemption #1)
Author: J.J. Harper
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Page Count: 128
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Twelve years ago, Wolff Mannheim was afraid. Afraid to admit he was gay but also in love. He broke up with his boyfriend, Gage Norton, in the most heinous of ways.
When Wolff accepts his dream job, he finds out his ex not only works there but is also his superior. Memories of the last time he saw him come rushing back and bring a deep level of shame. Now, older, wiser, and definitely out and proud, Wolff reaches out, through social media, to explain to Gage. All he gets is a resounding “no.”
Gage can’t believe his ears. He is filled with happiness as he’s finally made partner. His joy is quashed, though, when he finds out the name of the person to fill his vacated position: Wolff Mannheim
The moment Gage accepts his friend request, he regrets it. He decides the best way to deal with his nemesis is to ignore him, to have nothing to do with him outside of work. So why does he want to seek Wolff out, to hear what he has to say, and to tell him about his own past? When did his hate turn into caring about him? And maybe more.
Wolff recognises he’s still in love with Gage, but how does Gage feel about him? There’s no way Gage could still have feelings for him. Not after what he did.
Wolff is the first book in the Redemption Series and is not a stand-alone novel. The story continues in book 2, Gage. Wolff takes place in England.
This is a gay romance and book one of a short story series.
This was super intense and I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t get enough.
Gage is in finance and just weeks away from becoming a partner at his firm. He’s got it all. A great best friend and a nice place and the perfect job. As long as he doesn’t think about what happened to him 12 years ago, his life is good.
Wolff can’t believe he got the job at the firm he’s always wanted to work for in London. In a few weeks his entire life is changing. When he pokes around at the firm’s website and sees Gage the past comes flooding back and drags him under.
12 years ago, Wolff did something unspeakable to Gage. It’s the worst thing that anyone can imagine and now he’s going to have to face him and try to apologize. But what if Gage can’t forgive him?
This was super raw and the feelings portrayed by the writing were so direct, it was awesome. The way that Wolff humbled himself and how Gage showed such compassion was just so honest and felt so real.
I loved reading this story and even though it didn’t end on a cliffhanger, there are quite a few strings left undone. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Redemption series!