Wednesday, January 15, 2014

REVIEW ~Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy~

Title: Three Broken Promises
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: Drew + Fable #3
Release Date: December 31, 2013

My Rating: 3.5 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
Three Broken Promises was one of my most anticipated books of 2013, and I loved it! Yes, I'm aware of my rating, I'll get to that in a second. From our glimpses of Jen and Colin in One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend, I knew their story was going to be a rough, emotional one. And I was right. They both have very traumatic pasts, that they haven't shared with anyone entirely. So, Three Broken Promises is the story of them dealing with their pasts and accepting that they do deserve a happy ending. 

For quite a while Colin has been the one taking care of Jen, looking out for her, but now she's tired of being coddled and is looking to break out on her own. Well, you can just imagine how that goes over with he-man Colin. While, Colin is trying to figure out how to make Jen stay, Jen is trying to figure out how to make Colin stop resisting to their attraction. I will say that Colin did try to be as noble as possible, but in the end his dirty mouth, and passion for Jen won out. These two enter into a massive tug-o-war. Jen pushing for more, and Colin trying to keep her at arms lengths because he doesn't think he's worthy. It's a push and pull mess that almost drove me a little crazy until they finally gave in. And let me tell you Ms. Murphy drove up the heat index with these two. Colin has a penchant for dirty talk and Jen is right there to encourage him. What they can never admit is that it is their pasts holding them back. They both have pasts they're ashamed of and they can never fully move on until they put it behind them. Only one problem, while Jen is wholly accepting of Colin's past, he may not return the favor. 90% of the time I loved Colin to pieces. That other 10%, I just wanted to throttle him. But that isn't the only trial these two must face. They may have given into their desires but Jen is still planning on breaking free from Colin in the end. Three Broken Promises threw me for a loop a couple times and kept me guessing where it was going. 

So this was a solid 4 stars for me. Until the end. I'm not saying I didn't love it, or that is was a cliffhanger. The only thing I'm going to say is that I was expecting a bit more and the ending was the only part that fell a bit flat to me. It seemed to wrap up too quickly. That being said, the rest of Three Broken Promises was exactly what I was hoping for in Jen and Colin's story. In addition to OWG, and SCB it rounds out this fantastic series so far and I can't wait to read more. Keeping true to this series, Three Broken Promises delivers a captivating story line, hotter than hot chemistry and emotions to boot. If you're a fan of the New Adult genre try it out, I'm positive you'll love it! ALSO, Drew + Fable have a new novella out as of yesterday so make sure to click on the link below for that as well. I've heard nothing but fantastic things so far!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by Goodreads and publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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