Title: The Promises We Keep
Series: Made For Love, Book 1
Publisher: Self- Published
Author: RC Martin
Genre: New Adult, Romance
★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
The promises they keep reveal who they are and define who they want to be….
Beckham and Addison are the picture perfect couple. High school sweethearts, still lost in love as they prepare to enter their senior year of college, marriage is a dream that weighs heavily on both of their hearts. But while Addie is trying to wait patiently for a ring, Beckham has a different proposal in mind. The decision he makes is laced with good intentions, but his journey to self-discovery may cost him the only woman he can imagine being with forever.
Grayson and Avery are just friends. While everyone tries to convince them that their study dates and late night hang outs are proof positive that their feelings are much deeper than they’ll admit to each other, they’re stubborn in their resolve to hide in the safe zone of friendship. But when Grayson’s best friend and Avery’s twin sister face hard times in their relationship, Grayson begins to question whether or not surrendering to his heart’s bidding—consequences be damned—is what love is all about.
Beckham, Grayson, Addison, and Avery learn that in romance, all they need is love—except for when life is way more complicated than that.
At first I was held back a bit, so many characters introduced at once my head was swimming. Ha! By Chapter 2 I was settled in, and I couldn’t stop reading. Within Chapter 2 you are back to getting to know the couples, characters and their personalities. By 20% in The Promises We Keep I was sobbing. I was having to quietly sob, without doing the sucking in sobbing cry due to hubby sleeping beside me.
On an emotional level, I would say this book is like Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery, not from the story aspect but as the emotions I felt for this story was the same.
I felt for Beck. Commitment is such a hard thing to understand, and it should never be something that you think needs to be done. I totally got Beck, I really did. He holds my heart, and I will hold his.
Grayson, he has such a sweet heart, he is full of genuine emotions, and his character is for anyone to swoon for. He is soft spoken, says things that needs to be said. I believe I could read about him some more for sure.
The twins, Addie & Avery, they balanced each other. They have the twin thing. They know what to say and do around one another, and I loved that they had similarities but yet completely different personalities.
With all that said, I do love how the book has a touch of religion. I don’t really like the word “religion” but the book does have God elements, and mentions prayers, and guidance. I loved the softness it brings, and the message held within the story. I think RC did an amazing job on this book, and I would recommend it.
About the Author
I’m a born and bred Coloradan. While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I’ve left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. I started writing love stories when I was seventeen, and I haven’t been able to stop! With me, you’ll find that I dabble in a few different romance genres, but my voice is one that’s all about the heart. Writing is my dream; and as a dreamer, you can rest assured that there are many more novels in my head that I can hardly wait to share.