By: Dawn Pendleton
Rainey Daniels has been keeping a secret since she left her hometown, three years ago. The death of a friend’s father, though, has her questioning whether or not running away from her past is what’s best for her future. Add sexy Chris Baker in the mix and she’s even more unsure. After all, life is short.
Baker is an all-around good guy with a great sense of humor struggling to keep his new bar afloat. And he always thought Rainey was hot, even when she carried a few extra pounds in high school. Hell, he thinks she’s too skinny now. He knows she’s hiding something, too, but when he pushes the issue, she pushes him away. He tries not to care; she only wants a summer fling, right? But when her life is threatened, he realizes he may just be in love with her… and then he learns her secret.
Can they find love together before it’s too late?
In Broken Promises, Rainey was meeting with Mallory in Boston to tell her what her ultimate secret was. While I was thinking that it would be something worth being happy about ( maybe a pregnancy), I was quite mistaken. I really was not expecting that! I thought that Broken Promises was dramatic but this one was even more so.
I loved the character development better in this story and enjoyed reading how well intertwined all of the characters were. The loyalty and friendship they have amongst themselves is something I found very impressive. How the author described their relations was remarkable.
Normally flashbacks hold no interest to me but the way the author wrote the ones in this story was agreeable. They were short and to the point. I loved reading more about Joe and how even after he was gone he still managed to still positively impact their lives, even Baker’s.
I loved Baker’s character in this story. He always felt deeply for Rainey and although it took him awhile to admit this to her I thought that his proclamation was well worth the wait. Rainey’s character was very aloof in the beginning but she too made up for it in the end.
I thought that this story was better written than the first. There may be a slight cliffhanger at the end but it sets it up nicely for the next book – Broken Pieces. I just hope we don’t have to wait THAT long for Gabby and Wolfe’s story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dawn Pendleton lives in Maine with her husband and their dog. She spends most of her time writing about strong heroines and sexy heroes. When she isn’t writing, it’s not uncommon to find her with her nose in a book or her eye behind the lens of a camera. Aside from writing, she’s the founder of Generation New Adult, a magazine that focuses on the new adult genre!
For a link to my review and a giveaway for Book 1: Broken Promises CLICK HERE.