Thursday, March 31, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥: Promises by LaVerne Thompson

LaVerne Thompson

Page Count: 50
Release Date: 19 May, 2009
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Source: Received as a gift from the author (thank you so much!!!!!) in no way expecting a review, let alone a positive one

Can the promise of love withstand the test of time?

Childhood friends, David and Mia know there is something special, something different about their friendship. But the David moves away and whatever that something is they never have the chance to explore.

Mia waits twelve years for David to come back to her, knowing deep in her heart that one day he would. She made him promise the day he left, she would wait for it, and she kept it.

Unbeknownst to her, he has also. He never forgets her. Not where it counts, in his heart. Now he has to prove it to her.

Unforgettable or is it a game he is playing?

What Stephanie Thought:
Promises is short and sweet, a mere 50-page novella with an exceptionally hot cover :) Full of nostalgia of childhood innocence and loyal sentiment, it's one that you're likely not to forget.

David and Mia grew up together, did everything together, understood each other. Until David abruptly decided to join the army, that is. Mia was shattered, but she made a promise to him that she would wait for as long as it would take him to return, and she was determined to keep it.

When almost all hope is gone, David comes back. And though Mia feels inner anger, she takes one look into his familiar eyes and realizes she is still in love with him.

I didn't like how short this novella was; I wish it had been drawn out a little more! Besides that though, it was a warm, not quite erotic but more sensual read that I think has something to say about every relationship.

Stephanie Loves: "Watching her the entire time, he took his time lowering his head to hers. He didn't close his eyes until his lips were touching hers, devouring them. This was no kiss of innocence.
He was right. Nothing had changed between them.
Everything had changed.
David raised his mouth far enough away from hers to whisper, 'My Mia, I came back for you.'
'David, I waited because I knew you would.'"

Radical Rating: 
8 hearts: An engaging read; highly recommended. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥