Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

 

17969384Title: Three Broken Promises
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Bantam
Format: eBook
Publication Date: December 31, 2013 
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

 

 

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.

review

 

I’ve really enjoyed Monica Murphy’s writing since One Week Boyfriend and this installment of that series definitely didn’t not disappoint. Three Broken Promises is Jen and Colin’s story, and I was extremely excited because the two had such great chemistry in the previous books.

 

I thought we had learned alot about Jen in the last book, but really this book only made me realize how secretive she could be. I can definitely understand her reasons why, but it brought a depth to her character that I wasn’t expecting. I didn’t think she was necessarily shallow, but I didn’t realize how much more to her there was.

 

Colin was pretty much as I expected him to be, and less traumatized than I originally thought. In a way it actually bothered me to find out what really had him upset. I understand why he would feel guilty it just seemed like an overreaction especially one that lasted like two and a half years. I do think Colin was a great guy, but for most of the book I kept thinking that he needed to see a therapist for his guilt complex.

 

Overall, I would probably give the book 3 out of 5 stars. I did enjoy the novel; however, I just felt as though there was something present in the first two installments of the series which was missing in this one. I did enjoy the novel; however, I just felt as though there was something present in the first two installments of the series which was missing in this one.. Jen and Colin had great chemistry, and it’s definitely for fans of the New Adult genre, but there was just a missing element for me. However, there is an upcoming installment in this series, Four Years Later that I will DEFINITELY be picking up. I just can’t wait!

 

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3/5 – Worth Reading

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

 

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Kasey