Saturday, January 30, 2016

Blog Tour: No Promises by N. Raines

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No Promises by N. Raines
Pages: 166
Publisher: Nona Raines LLC
Source: Xpresso Reads Book Tours
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

A new adult romance by multi published author Nona Raines writing as N. Raines
She never met a stray she didn't love…

In high school, Sam Pennywell had a massive crush on Rick Russo. But he was her cousin’s boyfriend and strictly off-limits. Meeting Rick again years later, she can hardly recognize the man he’s become.

As a paramedic, Rick’s career is all about helping others. But in the line of duty, he’s become one of the injured. He’s caught in a dark place he can’t escape on his own. He can't make Sam any promises of love. Promises are too easily broken.

Sam spends her life taking care of sick and homeless animals. She's never met a stray she didn't love, and Rick is the most important rescue she'll ever make.

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My Review
Yes! This is what I needed. I had been in a little bit if a reading funk. This snapped me right out of it. A romance page turner. Can you believe it? I promise, it's true. See what I did there. Made a promise about a book called No Promise. Ba da dum bum. Anyway...

Sam is such a likable character. Normally it annoys me when a character downs herself but with Sammy I get it. She had things that happen that shaped how she looked at herself. I can relate. I thought I was fat all throughout my tween and teen years. 

Looking back at it now I was no where near fat but when you are young what people say to you can influence you. Sammy came on to a friend only to have him make fun of her. No wonder she thinks her body is still that of her boyish high school self. 

Rick is the hot guy she crushed on. Coming off as a jerk at the beginning you come to realize he his lashing out to avoid his issues. He become the wounded heart throb. 

The relationship between Sammy and Rick isn't forced. It has a natural progression. You get to know Sammy as the strong naturing young woman who's also a daddy's girl. Rick is the protector who finds himself doubting his purpose.

I love the story, the romance, and the characters. All the characters even the bad ass cat named Big Boy. Are you a fan of romance novels? This is the perfect weekend read. Oh and guess love triangles.

About the Author
N. Raines (who also writes as Nona Raines) is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild  Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs.  Her most recent work is the romance novella Write to Me and the transgender romance Her Kind of Man.

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  1. Hi Bunnita! Thanks so much for taking time to read and review No Promises. I'm really happy you enjoyed it. I had so much fun writing about bad ass Big Boy that he is going to make another appearance in the next book in the series. ;-)

  2. Welcome. I love cats. I had one that was like Big Boy. She didn't like certain music so if it was played she would pull the plug out the socket.