Thursday, November 15, 2012

Broken Promises by Belinda Boring - Review

Title: Broken Promises
Author: Belinda Boring
Series: Brianna Lane - Book One
Publication Date: October 12, 2012

Synopsis: What would you do if the man you loved became one of your greatest enemies? Would your love be enough to save him? All Bri wanted to do was spend her Friday night with the man she loved and adored. Little did she know leaving her home would result in her relationship with Quinn being tested beyond its limits. Fae have been organizing to invade Earth, and their devious plans are culminating now, colliding with Bri's very existence. Using a powerful glamour, the Fae trigger each person's violent tendencies, turning the streets into a battleground and strangers against each other. In a crushing blow, Quinn becomes affected and Bri finds herself battling to save her lover from himself as he stalks her relentlessly, taunting her at every turn. But fighting for her love isn't her only worry. As the battle ensues, Bri discovers a startling truth about her own heritage that she must come to terms with. She has no other choice but to fight, leading her to a confrontation that will change her world forever - and threaten to leave her with broken promises.

My Thoughts: When I joined this tour I did so because I love Belinda Boring's Mystic Wolves, and because I am a cover shopper. That cover is amazing! So I started reading Broken Promises, and immediately thought, I think I need to read the synopsis. Fae. I love reading about the Fae. They are beautiful and dangerous. I was even more excited about Broken Promises then.

Brianna Lane is a very likable and believable character. Boring made her into a normal girl. She is klutzy, messy, and she has funny little quarks that I loved. When the Fae come and cast a charm that changes the people around her, including her boyfriend Quinn, she stays pretty in control. She shows a lot of strength and courage throughout the book. She also never ever gives up on Quinn. 

Quinn is a perfect boyfriend/monster. Trust me, he is both. His character is pretty amazing. I love how sweet he is before the charm. He teases and laughs easily. He sounds gorgeous. Then after the charm he is dangerous and determined. He wants Brianna and he'll do whatever he can to bring her under the charm, too. As frightening as he was, he was still just amazing.

Liam is someone I suspect will play an even bigger role in later books. He is sweet, and he is always looking after Brianna. He, and a group of people Brianna joins are fighting the charm and looking for a way to send the Fae back to their own world.

This book is action packed. It takes place over a short amount of time, but it is just never ending action. There were sweet flashbacks of Bri and Quinn's relationship, fights, rescues, and steamy scenes. A whole lot of everything a great book needs. Belinda Boring really created a masterpiece with Broken Promises. I am hooked and waiting for the next book. 


Author Bio: 
A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. When she’s not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for book on her blog The Bookish Snob.
With all that excitement, it wasn’t long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can’t help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn’t be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes.
Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!
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I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Melissa! I loved your review of Broken Promises and I'm glad you enjoyed it!