Author: Kristen Ashley
Book Name: The Promise
Rating: Really Good
Blurb: After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes. Completely. Then out-of-the-blue she sees Sampson Cooper, her celebrity crush. A man the whole world knows is decent. A man the world knows is loyal. A man the world knows is good. All of these very unlike her now dead husband.
He’s sitting at a table right next to hers. And she catches his eye.
Terrified of the interest Sam shows in her, Kia finds the courage to go out with him. Not long after, she shares her dark secrets and Sam shares that he’ll stop at nothing to gain her trust.
As Sam leads Kia to heaven, Kia realizes that Sam is living his own hell. But although he gives her beauty and she gives him everything, he withholds his trust.
Even with all the beauty Sam shows her, Kia wants it all. But Sam forces Kia to make a heartbreaking decision and only she can decide. It’s all or nothing.
Review: I came to some realizations while reading this book, but are a bit too in depth to put into a review, so I’ll be writing up a separate post on that. As for this…
This is what I’ve decided is classic KA writing with yet another serious alpha male. I’m not as big of a fan of these characters as I have been in many other KA books, but they are still good. This definitely had its sweet moments.
I did find the underlying plot in this with regards to the hit put out on Kia to be a bit underwhelming and kind of an afterthought. I think I would have liked for this to have had a bit more focus and not such an anticlimactic resolution.
In all, though, this was another really good story that brushed the edges of a couple of other series KA has written without being a direct part of any one of them.