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.
Let me get started by saying I am a huge fan of Monica Murphy and the Drew and Fable epic saga. I also adore her Billionaire Bachelor’s Club Series. Because I am a huge fan, it was really difficult to give this book a three star review. I love Monica and it took me several days to develop the courage to write this review.
Jen and Colin have been a part of each others lives for several years. Colin was Jen’s brother Danny’s best friend. They were like brothers and had planned their future together. They were both going to join the military together but Danny got overzealous and went and signed up before Colin had a chance to stop him and ask him to join in him in opening a restaurant instead. Danny dies in combat and it destroys Colin. Colin blames himself for not talking to Danny sooner and lives with the guilt and nightmares. He promised Danny when he left for war that he would take care of his little sister Jen.
Jen is a hot mess. Her parents forgot about her after Danny died and so she runs away with no thought of how she will take care of herself. She finds herself stripping at a club and providing extra favors to men in the backseat of her car just so she can survive. When Colin finds out he is livid. He is her knight in shining armor when he rescues her, moves her into his home, and gives her a job at his restaurant.
The problem is that Jen wants more from Colin. She wants his heart, body, and soul. Colin is not willing to give it to her. This is where the story gets really angsty and the excuses that Colin gives are not substantial enough that they should stay apart. Jen then jumps again without thinking ahead. This is where I felt like the characters started falling apart. Jen is super naive and I think that is why I had such a hard time connecting with her character, and Colin is very wishy washy which made it hard for me to like him. This story just did not do it for me because I could not identify and connect with the characters.
Overall Three Broken Promises was a good read. If you are a huge fan of Drew and Fable like I am then Three Broken Promises is worth reading just to get the chance to see them again. They are the voice of reason in this story. I cannot wait until Drew and Fable Forever comes out.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Monica-Murphy/e/B00AVPYIGG
THREE BROKEN PROMISES Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17969384-three-broken-promises?ac=1
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