Review Time: A Promise Broken by Anissa Garcia

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Book Synopsis:

After a relationship gone bad, Hilary Matthews felt unsure about where she belonged or what to do with her life. Cue Zach Collins, a love ‘em and leave ‘em, no strings attached type of guy. The perfect distraction for her wounded heart. Just one problem. Zach isn’t some random stranger. He’s her brother’s best friend, and more than that, he’s practically family. And to complicate matters, just when things start to heat up between them, she learns there’s more to Zach than he let on.

Zach’s job as assistant to an A-list actor allows him the luxury of women, travel, freedom and fun. But things changed the moment Hilary made her move, completely altering his world. Hilary is his fantasy come to life, his dream woman in the flesh…and his best friend’s little sister. Stepping over the line with her would not only ruin his friendship, but possibly alienate him from the only family he’s ever known.

The pressure mounts as truths are exposed. Embroiled in betrayal, lies, guilt, and heartache, Hilary and Zach must decide if the biggest emotion of all is worth the turmoil. With so much at stake, the repercussions from a promise broken would cause the battle of their lives.

What we think:

This book was all about the feels for us...and it had it in spades!

The classic storyline of boy and girl who should steer clear of one another is a fantastic formula for an angst ridden read.  Usually the story is brother's best friend after the brother's sister, but Anissa Garcia took this one step further and made the potential lover's even closer by bringing the man into the family from a young age.  Not really family...but oh so close.

What did we love this about A Promise Broken?  Everything.

There were deep feelings for Zach, understanding his need to stay respectful to his adoptive family yet still understanding his need to be with the woman he is falling in love with.  Zach is loyal and devoted and that is something that made him very endearing to us.  He is a hard worker and always put others first...especially Hilary!  He is a total 10 in our book!

Hilary was fun!  Our favorite thing about her was that she was so dang blunt.  The things that came out that girls mouth made us belly laugh and there is nothing better than a story that makes us laugh and cry all in the same sitting.  While Hilary totally loves her family, we also loved that she was super selfish when it came to Zach.  He was hers.  End of story!

There are so many great characters in A Promise Broken and we are happy to report that if you have never read anything by Anissa Garcia, she has other books with these characters in them.  A Promise Broken was our first encounter with Anissa Garcia and when the chance arises we will be going back to read the other books.

A Promise Broken is a standalone novel with characters appearing in previous books.  The story is told in first person, alternating POV between lead female/male characters.  In total it took us a little over 4 hours to read...and we read it from cover to cover in one sitting!

You can't go wrong with A Promise Broken.  Summed up it made us laugh, cry and everything in between.  Totally deserving of the 5 stars we can give it!  Congratulations on a fabulous story Anissa Garcia!

Review done by Corrie H. for Lamplight Review and Promotion

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