Review by Anniek
When Valentine found out that Abbie was pregnant with his baby he couldn't deal with this responsibility. He has been in a bad place ever since. Valentine misses Abbie very much, but he is used to his dark mind. He lived through something traumatic when he was just a young boy and hasn't been the same since. He feels tremendously guilty about what happened and after many years he still hasn't been able to let this feeling go. Will he be able to work through his pain?
Abbie is devastated when she has to go back home to the safe haven of her family, pregnant and alone. She can't believe it when the guy who broke her heart, Valentine, returns to her to make things right. She never stopped loving Valentine and although she would have raised their baby on her own, she is relieved that Valentine wants to become a family. When tragedy strikes a dear friend Abbie puts him first and is there for him. At the end of the day will Abbie succeed in helping Valentine as well?
Abbie and Valentine belong together. Valentine sees Abbie as his angel. She's his light and his sun. Valentine is sometimes struck by Abbie's ability to stay positive. Slowly they get their life back on track. Things are really looking up for them and they are ready to be a family together with their baby and Valentine's son Tyler. Abbie is a sweetheart who is struggling with the hormonal and body changes that come with a pregnancy. She values her family and friends and she'll do anything to make their life easier. She radiates love and understanding. If anyone can help loved ones to come out of a dark place it will be Abbie. I loved her ever since the beginning of Infinite Completion.
Valentine is a complex man and Michelle Dennis has managed to capture his essence with all his rights and wrongs incredibly well. Underneath all of his layers Valentine is actually a loving and caring man and he's completely devoted to Abbie. He is working as hard as he possibly can to make things right and wants to deal with his problems, which is something I admired.
Absolution is a book about loss, grief, guilt and love. Michelle Dennis has written a beautiful heartbreaking story that moved me to tears. There are a lot of characters in Absolution that would be perfect for a story of their own. I really hope Michelle Dennis will continue with her Infinity series. I loved the first two books and can't wait to read more.
Absolution is a love story like no other. It shows how people deal with their problems in their darkest hours. Love has such a strong healing capacity and this makes Absolution an absolute must-read.