Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review: Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life. 

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

Amber says...

As someone who loved both One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend I was very excited to see another book set in the world of Drew and Fable. I’ll admit it took me a second to remember who Colin was (but that was due to how long ago I read SCG and not the fact that he’s not an awesome character). We met Colin and Jen when Fable went to work at his restaurant in SCG. And getting to know the two of them has been a ride. Both have issues with the past, and both have battles to overcome, but together they can be great.

Colin was best friends with Jen’s brother who was killed in action. He has nightmares about what he feels is his responsibility in Danny’s death. One of the last promises he made to Danny was to take care of his baby sister Jen. When he finds her she is at one of the lowest points of her life, and he doesn't hesitate to take her in. Giving her both a job and a place to live. While they are both attracted to each other there is something that holds Colin back. That is until Jen tells him that she is leaving.

Feeling like a burden Jen decides she needs to learn to stand on her own two feet. The road has not always been easy for her and she lives with nightmares of her own, but she is tired of the push and pull of her attraction to Colin. Does he want her? Is she just his best friends little sister?

As with all of Monica’s work she has a way of pulling you into the world and falling in love with the characters. While it was a little angsty I still give Three Broken Promises a solid 4 stars. Her writing is as good as her characters. One of the things I loved about this book was seeing Owen grow up, and I am impatiently waiting for Four Years Later when we will finally get to see Owen’s story! 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I'm a wife, a mom and I live in California.

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