Title: Making Promises (Promises #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Amy Lane (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 26, 2010 – 376 pgs
All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time he gets hurt in the line of duty. He ends up an officer in the small town of Levee Oaks, and, addicted to the promise of family, he makes an effort to reconcile with his flighty, troubled sister. Kimmy makes her living as a dancer, and her partner steals Shane’s breath at first sight. Mikhail Vasilyovitch Bayul dances like an angel, but his past is less than heavenly. Since he left Russia, he’s made only two promises: to stay off the streets and stay clean, and to take his mother someplace beautiful before she dies. Making promises to anybody else is completely out of the question-but then, Mikhail has never met anybody like Shane. Earnest, brave, and self-deprecating, Shane seems to speak Mikhail’s language, and no one is more surprised than Mikhail to find that keeping promises is Shane’s best talent of all.
So let me start this review with I thought this book was a awesome addition to this series!
I absolutely loved Shane’s character! He is so sweet and kind always thinking of others first even when people treat him cruelly. He has not had a easy life and with what happened in his past when someone he cared for and people he was supposed to be able to trust just turned on him. I felt so bad for him because he really did not deserve that at all.. He meets Mikhail at a dance fair when he goes to visit his sister.
Now Mikhail I can be honest and say was not really a fan of his till the end of the book. he just made so many mean and snide comments to Shane that for awhile there I hoped Shane would realize he deserved better than to be treated like that.
I did like them together when Mikhail was being nice and I thought they made a cute couple. All the bad things that happen to each of these characters in this book, it was so sad to see them going through all of this.. I was honestly rooting for them by the end of this book.
You get your angst and sweet with this book but also Steam too!
You also see all of the characters we loved from the first book and the others I was not a huge fan of..
So all together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!
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.