ARC Review: Forever Promised by Amy Lane

Posted July 10, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Forever Promised by Amy Lane
Forever Promised
by Amy Lane

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 28, 2013
Series: Promises #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 350
Format: ARC
 

You won’t find more multifaceted characters elsewhere other than in a Lane book.  ~ Under the Covers

Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane is probably one of my favorite M/M books ever. It was one of the first ones I’ve tried and Deacon and Crick still remain as top favorites in this genre. I had quite high expectations so I feel a little conflicted about my thoughts and feelings on this book.

FOREVER PROMISES takes place a couple years after we’ve seen our guys. The entire book is written from different POVs so you get a chance to visit all your favorites. That being said, there are quite a lot of ongoing threads to this storyline. It kind of reminds me of J.R. Ward’s writing style in the BDB books where we get alternating POVs from core characters. The one thing I think that caused a problem for me about this was that it often felt convoluted.  There was one particular plot line that I was interested in but felt that it was often drowned or overshadowed by the others.

Without revealing any spoilers, the one plot line I was interested in was fascinating to me, but it also felt a little clichéd. I felt like it was “just another one of those books”. We see it happen in M/M all the time. It’s a natural desire and the obvious next development to a relationship, but I just didn’t think it held something particularly special. If it didn’t involve two of my favorite characters, I probably would not have cared so much, I don’t think.

Lane has a unique sense of humor that she likes to incorporate into her novels. They make the characters feel so much more real and HUMAN. The emotions that they experience feel so genuine and I think that’s a big reason why readers are so drawn to her work. I am consumed with bittersweet feelings about all this. I still don’t think I have grasped everything even as I write this review. All I know is that if you haven’t read this series, then I think it’s worth the shot. You won’t find more multifaceted characters elsewhere other than in a Lane book.

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About Amy Lane

Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at www.greenshill.com orwww.writerslane.blogspot.com, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I haven’t started this series yet, but I look forward to it. Thanks for sharing!

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I quite enjoy this series, Sophia Rose. Hope you love it too!

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Thanks for the review Ann!