Vicky says…The Promise is a good sexy story about life, love and family. This is obviously a love story, but the secret of The Promise is that second love, finding love after the first one dies, is not a betrayal. You don’t have to forget your first love to find happiness with your second. Just as a true, unselfish person (love) would want one to move on afterward. All this is nicely packaged in a sexy story with a great supportive family. Now that is The Promise we can all only hope to live up to!
Here's a blurb of the book.
Shannon Hayes' husband David was killed in Iraq nearly a year ago, and now she must face her first holiday season without him. With a toddler in tow, she travels to the Vermont farm where the rest of the family has gathered for the holidays. There she comes face to face with the man who was with him when he died, and her destiny, his older brother Ryan.
For the first time in years, Ryan returns home to keep a promise he made to David — to take care of Shannon and their daughter. It's a pledge Ryan is reluctant to keep because he's been secretly in love with Shannon since first setting eyes on her. Their attraction to each other is instant, intense and soon the promise isn't the only thing between them.