ARC Review: The Promise by Kristen Ashley

Posted July 6, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Promise by Kristen Ashley
The Promise
by Kristen Ashley

5 Stars


Released: 8 July 2014
Series: The 'Burg #5
Published by Smashwords
Pages: 518
Format: eARC

If you are a Kristen Ashley fan then you definitely need to pick this book up, it won’t disappoint you…” ~ Under the Covers

Francesca Concetti is done with the Bianchi family and their unfair judgment of her, but after being shot protecting one of their own, their preconceptions are shattered and they start reevaluating their opinion. Especially Benny Bianchi. Benny is determined to show Franki how much she means to him and that despite having a complicated past, they can have something beautiful.

I promise you, I don’t copy and paste my Kristen Ashley reviews, but how many times and how many ways can I say how much I love her books without sounding like I am repeating myself? But I can’t help it, Kristen Ashley has found a formula that I love and heroes and heroines that I can’t get enough of and all I am do it sit back and fall in love again. 

It’s been a while since the last Burg books came out, so I loved the chance to get back in to that world and visit familiar characters like Joe and Vi and Feb and Colt, but also to delve into the dynamics of Franki and Benny. Like all Kristen Ashley heroes, Benny was hot, protective and alpha and with the added bonus of bring able to cook, how is a girl supposed to resist that? And Franki was spunky and fun, with a heat of gold. Together they were fantastic, with great chemistry, both in and out of the bedroom.

If you are a Kristen Ashley fan then you definitely need to pick this book up, it won’t disappoint you, it is unashamed wish fulfillment that leaves you with a smile on your face and looking forward to Kristen Ashley’s next book.

*ARC provided by author



About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review suzanne

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

LOL! I guess there are really only ways to say something is fantastic. Glad you loved it! I love her writing too, but I haven’t tried this series yet. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne!


Thanks for the review Suzanne

Gale S.
Gale S.

[Seriously, I am about to tease you…] “a HEAT of gold”? Made me smile! Admittedly, I didn’t know about this series but I will check it out after reading your wonderful review! Thanks! (I can always count on UTC to give me the straight skinny.)