Title: Forever Promised (Promises #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 28, 2013 – 350 pgs
Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.
When Deacon’s best friends, Jon and Amy, answer the call of an opportunity in Washington, DC, Deacon figures that’s life. You love people, and they leave you, and you survive. Even Benny, Crick’s little sister, is close to grown and ready to start her own future. But Benny loves Deacon, and she owes him—she may move beyond The Pulpit and Levee Oaks one day, but not without leaving something of herself behind. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.
Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.
While I liked this series for some reason I was just not a huge fan of this book…
So I have said I am not really a big fan of Benny Crik’s sister. Well in this book you get so much of her that it honestly drove me nuts! The way she called her brother names after what he has done for her, yea she just came across as a extremely selfish person. Yes she did do something great for Crik and Deacon but I am not sure that she did it for any other reason but to make herself look good.
So you get all the couples in this book but my biggest pet peeve is when secondary characters like Benny take over the whole book pretty much. That really drives me nuts!
So a lot for good things happen for this couple in this book and I was happy to see them going farther with there relationships. But the whole Benny thing honestly overshadowed everything else and that brought the book down for me unfortunately.
So I will leave this review with while I liked this book, some parts I was just not a fan of overshadowed the good and I am sad to say this book ended up being not for me..
Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at www.greenshill.comorwww.writerslane.blogspot.com, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.