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.
Two people looking for a future, two people that are conusmed by the past, two people looking for home, two people looking at each other. This book was a beautiful story. It was full of angst and drama but most importantly it was about love.
Jenny has been give a second chance at a fresh start at life with the help of her brother’s best friend, Colin. She wants nothing more that to escape the past, the stripping…the other stuff. Colin has been there for her every day, since he found her in that car. But what Jen wants more than anything is to feel Colin’s love. She knows they have chemistry and she has loved him for many years but there is always something holding him back from her.
Colin has made many mistakes. He let his best friend join the Maries without him. He swore to take care of his friend’s sister and look after her… He said he would do those things. And time and time again, Colin has proven that these things in his life have been his biggest failures. And now she is threatening to leave. He knows that he lost his chance, always too afraid to tell her how he feels… Always afraid it will ruin his ability to protect her. If anything where to happen between the two of them, he would ruin her.
Colin and Jen have so much love for eachother, but telling each other and making that commitment to each other may never happen. They both need to stop living in the past if they are going to have a future.
The one thing I love about this book is that Colin and Jen both have this immense and deep passion for eachother but getting to each other in that way may never happen if they can’t be honest with eachother. I loved being able to read Colin’s feelings as well as Jen’s. I love that the book tells the story from both perspectives. It also kept me glued to the pages of this book. I didn’t want to put it down to do anything. I read what she wrote, but I wanted to know what was going through his mind as well.
And don’t worry, if you are looking for a sort of steam factor, it’s definatley not lacking is this book. Jen and Colin have this tremendous chemistry and does bubble over on a page or two.
If you are missing Drew and Fable from Monica Murphy’s stories…. don’t worry, they are in the pages of Three Broken Promises as well. This was a great story of figuring out what is really important in life and what needs to happen to move beyond the past.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.