Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ARC Judge Review - Broken Promises by Dawn Pendleton @DawnwritesNA

Broken Promises
Broken #1
by Dawn Pendleton

Goodreads blurb:  After three years in Boston attending college, Mallory Wells has come home to Casper, Maine to care for her father, who is dying from cancer. She left Casper without looking back, leaving her small-town life and everyone in it, behind. Including her sexy high school sweetheart.
Luke Bates was devastated when Mallory left him for the city life. He managed to pull himself together and move on, even if only just barely. When Mallory shows up in town, Luke vows to stay away from her at all costs. So why does he keep checking in on her and her father, showing up when he's clearly uninvited? Maybe Luke isn't as 'over her' as he thought.

About the Author:  Dawn Pendleton is a new adult author who began her writing journey in New England with her husband and their pup, though she now resides in Georgia and promptly became a Southern Belle (or so she likes to think). When she isn't staring at a blank page, willing the words to jump from her head to the screen, she's usually playing on her iPhone, reading a book, or taking pictures with her fancy camera (which she has no idea how to use).

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!! 

I picked up this book up for free, and I believe it is permafree.  I read it now as a judge for the Author and Reader Convention.

 The cover is okay and a pretty girl, but it doesn’t do anything to attract me to the book. 

This is not usually the type of book I would read, but I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked it.  I am not usually a realistic/contemporary fiction person.  This is a new adult book as it does have some steamy sex scenes.  Dawn is a fantastic writer and makes it easy to connect with her characters.

This book also deals with cancer and grief just to forewarn you.

I really connected with Mallory who tends to run away from love and possible hurt.  Of course, I connect with her because I have my own ‘Luke’ out there that I will always love; unfortunately, he doesn’t feel the same.  I don’t know if this connection is why I really liked this book.  I really fell in love with all of the characters in this book except Mallory’s roommates.  I will definitely be continuing to read this series because I want to see what happens with Mallory and Luke’s friends.

I recommend this book to all those people who believe in second chances, love, and realistic contemporary fiction.

Interested in reading?? Pick it up FREE now!!
**Not sure if it is free on UK site**

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