REVIEW: Vow of Retribution (Vow, #1) by Emma Renshaw

40018358.jpgI want revenge.
With scars like these, I knew I could never forget my past.
With threats like these, I can’t escape, either.
This time, I’m fighting back. I don’t just want my life back. I want vengeance for what was done to me.
I didn’t plan to fall in love.

I want to save her.
A girl like her isn’t easily forgotten.
A girl like her doesn’t trust easily.
I’ll fight for her—I’ll fight with her. Together, we can build a new life, free from the past. Together, we can rise.
Even if we could lose everything by trying

This was a fantastic debut for Emma Renshaw. I am always wary of debut books, but this was worth the risk because it sounded amazing!


As I am writing this review, I keep singing Fight Song in my head because I felt like that was one of the themes for this book. It was about two characters fighting to get their lives back on track and moving on with a fresh start. Savannah has been to hell and back and is finally in a place where she feels she can fight back when her past comes back for her. She has slowly let people back into her life after having her trust shattered, but still keeps them at arm’s length, except for James. There were some amazing secondary characters, but James was definitely my favorite. That man would go to battle for her and is a hulk of a man with a fluffy inside just for her. James played an instrumental role in getting her to the place she is now by teaching her to fight and pushing her to let her guard down when a certain man can’t stop staring at her (ahem Liam).

Liam just moved back to Austin after things went south for him in Chicago, and he decided it was time to move back home to be close with his family. He ends up going to the gym with his buddy where he finds a woman punching the shit out of a bag. He can’t take his eyes off of her and decides he wants to get to know her. However, he can tell she has been hurt in the past…he is just hoping he can break her walls down enough to let him all the way in. Liam was the absolute best person for Savannah. He was strong, protective, patient, and everything a survivor like Savannah needed.

I absolutely loved Savannah and Liam’s journey because it was very healing and honest and exactly what I want in my own relationship someday. The trust these two built up to and the strength of their relationship was beautiful.

I am hoping that these secondary characters are getting their own story, but there is not one I am hoping more for than James!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars!

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