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Monday, November 28, 2011

Review of promises, promises

promises, promises
Erica James
Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 9781402257865

   Maggie Storm spends her days cleaning houses for people who have more money then they have sense or manners. She just longs for a man to sweep her off her feet and tell her she is beautiful. Instead she is married to a man who has as much sex appeal as a toadstool. Not only does she have to put up with "Mr. Blobby;" she has his miserable, mean-spirited mother to contend with. She is bound and determined to start standing up for herself.
   Ella Moore is an artistic interior designer who promises herself that a relationship with a man will not derail her life again. She has spent seven years of her life with a man who allowed his daughter to completely role his life. It eventually destroyed the life that Ella thought they may have. Enter Ethan Edwards. Ethan is a repeat offender when it comes to the opposite sex. He uses women to provide consolation for his loveless marriage to a rich, spoiled, bitchy woman. When Ethan meets Ella, he wants something he never had before. A friend he can confide in. Can a man and woman truly have a friendly, non-sexual relationship?
   Erica James weaves a masterful tale of three very different people into a wonderful story of love, deceit, passion, friendship, and betrayal. Generally, when you read a story like this one, you don't like all the characters; however, all three of these people endear you to them in their own way. Ella is a strong woman who thinks she knows what she wants; but is unable to admit to herself what that truly is. Ethan becomes a man who finally knows what it means to love someone. Erica develops a backbone that truly sets her family on their ear. All around, this is a wonderful story that will keep you engrossed from the get go. Anyone who likes a good story, no matter the type you normally read, will surely like this one. I highly recommend it.
   I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with an ARC to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.

I give promises, promises 5 out of 5 stars


  1. What an excellent review! I like that the author created characters that the reader can relate to and that we will like them all. That adds so much depth to a story! The storyline sounds interesting and it seems like a book I would read quickly. Perfect for the week after Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog Jess. It was a really nice story.