Tuesday, January 7, 2014

That's a Promise by Victoria Klahr

That's a Promise left me wanting more and thankfully, there are still 2 more in the series to come.  I suspect the roller coaster ride will continue in the next one though, so it will be torture.  Sweet torture, but still torture.

Josie Sommers is a young adult who is trying to reclaim her life after a very traumatic experience.  Through the course of the first book, we are taken back and forth in time as we learn about her life, her loves, her friends, and the devastating event that has come to shape her life.  We meet Seth, her best friend who has always been there when she has needed him.  And then we meet Blake, the man who could be the love of her life. 

But life isn't a fairytale and not everyone gets a happily ever after...or do they?  Hey, this is a 3 book series.  I have no idea if everyone gets a happily ever after.  I can hope.

There are Secrets!  When will we ever learn that secrets aren't good.  You would think that Josie would have learned this, yet she still has her secrets.  Will she ever learn?  Will she find her happily ever after?  Guess we'll just have to keep reading to find out. 

I really enjoyed That's a Promise.  There is nothing typical about it, yet it's still real.  Actually, that's probably what makes it real.  It's not a cookie cutter love story.

I will tell you that the story jumps back and forth in time and I know that some people will find.that annoying, but it didn't bother me at all.  I had no problem keeping the story straight and I think that is a testament to the author because she keeps the story flowing without confusion.

Overall, a great debut novel and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.  But why...why do I keep getting wrapped up in series?  And another love triangle?  Really!  Anyway...I gave it 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads...but that's a very strong 4 stars, inching it's way toward 5.

This book is recommended for 18+ due to sexual situations.

That's a Promise on Amazon for Kindle  (currently 99 cents at the time I'm posting this).

Barnes and Noble  ($2.99)

Oh and why not...how about a little teaser?

“I’m not going to take you here at a bar, Josie, but make no mistake, I will make you come multiple times before the night is over.” He leaned in and licked from my neck down my chest. “I’ll help you out for now, but I’m not done with you tonight. Got it?” he asked before nipping at my cleavage. I nodded, because that’s all I wanted. I needed all of him that night. I couldn’t wait any longer.
- Blake, That's a Promise

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