Monday, January 25, 2016

Blog Tour: No Promises by N. Raines

Author: N. Raines
Publisher: N. Raines, LLC
Date of publication: Janaury 2016

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.

My thoughts:

In No Promises, Sam has had a crush on Rick since high school. When he gets too drunk to drive at her cousin's party, she can't help but offer to give him a place on her couch.  Rick is at a crossroads, trying to figure out what is next in his life.  Go back to his job, or try something new...Sam and her father might just be the friends he needs to help him figure that out.

No Promises was a pleasant surprise.  A lot of times with the New Adult genre, there is insta-love, and lot of angst..  That was pretty much to a minimum in this book. Don't get me wrong, Sam and Rick both have their demons, but they are able to help each other see their way to the other side.  Rick's story was heartbreaking. I was rooting for him to realize that he was meant to go back to his job, despite his experience.  I liked that there wasn't "insta-love", but they developed a friendship before acting on their feelings.  OK Sam did have a crush on Rick in high school, but the feeling wasn't mutual right away. I also loved how this one ended.  I thought it was perfect for their budding relationship.

I definitely recommend this NA book.  It was a quick and cute story that will make you smile when it's over.

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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 comment:

Nona Raines said...

Hi Kari, Thank you so much for taking time to read and review No Promises. I am so happy you enjoyed the story.