Official Rating: 4-4½♥'s
This is a spicier novella that sounded promising. Once I read the blurb, I was intrigued and had to read the full story. I've also been on an adult kick, so this sounded right up my alley.
This story is short, but extremely satisfying- one of the most satisfying novellas I have ever read (for a 'full' story and characterization within a shorter length). I really can't get over how much I enjoyed this. Usually, the shorter the story, the harder time I have with really connecting with it. But not so with The Promise.
Make no mistake, this is an adult
read. Steamy but not porn, and takes a while to build. No worries about insta-love or artificial plots.
It's almost mind-boggling; The Promise takes place on 6 evenings, spanning 20 years(confusing seeing it written like that but it makes sense, I promise). In such a defined and narrow prescribed time frame, I was concerned at first.
Didn't really like the female, she was a 'female dog' (to avoid swearing). I don't feel it was a 'deal breaker' situation; the reader (me at least) can still enjoy this book regardless of how they feel about the individual characters. After all, one of them is
a demon. Somehow, they really suited each other. Seeing the outwardly appearing 'innocent' act like an evil conniving (insert cuss-word insult here) while the self-proclaimed 'demon' actually be a saving grace in a way. Who knew being bad could be this good?I received a free eBook via Nevermore PR Blog Tours in exchange for a review. My thoughts are my own.