Title: Broken Promise
Author: Tara Fox Hall
Publisher: Melange Books LLC
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire/Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
Publication date: September 23, 2012
Length: 221 pages
Book Series and number: Promise Me Book 2
Heat Rating: Scorching
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
Shocked at Danial's betrayal, Sarelle returns to her old home to consider her options. Yet even as Sar plans a reconciliation with Danial, Terian arrives, confessing his desire. When Theo witnesses Terian and Sar kiss, he angrily confronts Sar, leading to startling consequences. Will Sar's heart choose Danial, Terian,…or Theo?
Wanting to continue reading the wonderful Promise Me series with Broken Promise, I kept wondering what could Danial ever do to betray Sarelle? The starts off with this betrayal and I never would have guessed what it was.
Ms. Hall writes her characters with such a grasp of reality that they could be your neighbors. They are honest, emotional, deceptive, and flawed. I like that about them and can relate to the mistakes, passion, happiness and sadness they all feel.
Danial is just so gorgeous, he's also arrogant and a little selfish. When Sarelle decides she needs some time to think, I just want to shake her and say, "What the heck?" She has a man who adores and cherishes hers, why would she throw that away. As you can see I'm a lot partial to Danial. I didn't like how Sar behaved sometimes but I kept reading hoping to find a reason for the way she acted. Ms. Hall does a fantastic job throwing her characters into all sorts of difficult situations. I think she rather enjoys it!
Terian is hopeful that maybe there might be something between them now that Sar is no longer at Danial's. Now add in one furious were cougar, Theo to the mix and it makes for a rather interesting situation.
The action is a non stop wild roller coaster ride with a lot of unexpected turns and twists. Broken Promise has just a little darker edge to it than Promise Me. One particular scene between Devlin, Sar, and Danial. And I couldn't believe that what I was reading was going to happen. I was definitely shocked to the core so much so that I read and re-read it to make sure I wasn't missing anything. The book also has some lighter plot points as well, I like a little smart alec humor sometimes and Broken Promise has that too.
Overall I really enjoyed this book even though the characters had me wanting to scream at them at times, but I think that's why I liked it so much.