Title: Keeping Promise Rock (Promises #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 28, 2010 – 332 pgs
Carrick Francis has spent most of his life jumping into trouble with both feet. The only thing saving him from prison or worse is his absolute devotion to Deacon Winters. Deacon was Crick’s sanity and salvation during a miserable, abusive childhood, and Crick would do anything to stay with him forever. So when Deacon’s father dies, Crick puts his college plans on hold to help Deacon as Deacon has helped him.
Deacon’s greatest wish is to see Crick escape his memories and the town they grew up in so Crick can enjoy a shining future. But after two years of growing feelings and temptation, the painfully shy Deacon finally succumbs to Crick’s determined advances and admits he sees himself as part of Crick’s life.
It nearly destroys Deacon when he discovers Crick has been waiting for him to push him away, just like Crick’s family did in the past. When Crick’s knack for volatile decisions lands him far away from home, Deacon is left, shell-shocked and alone, struggling to reforge his heart in a world where love with Crick is a promise, but by no means a certainty.
So I while I really did like book there were parts of this that I can be honest and say I was not a huge fan of…
What I was not a huge fan of was Benny yes Crick’s sister.. I felt like she got so much time in this book that she took over the MC’s spots and do be completely honest I was not fan of hers at all. Her whole attitude drove me nuts and how she inserted her self into every situation.
Now another big bug for me was yea this might be a spoiler so here is a warning. Deacon pretty much breaks up with Crick’s so yes Crick goes out and does something he regrets and everyone is pissed of at him. Now usually I am not a fan of that at all but the way Benny and everyone pretty much was treating Crick like everything was all his fault really irritated me, so can you blame him. Let’s be honest here Deacon had a lot of his moments too so the placing all the blame on person I am so not a fan of that at all.
I did really like most of this book but there were things that really bugged me that kind of overshadowed the good parts. So I am sad to say although I love most of Amy Lanes books this one unfortunately was 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.