PROMISES by Michelle Lynn is a sweet and quick read. Let me first point out that PROMISES is an adult contemporary romance but has a strong Young Adult crossover appeal. The main characters, Maggie and Elijah, are still young enough that their story will appeal to younger readers and the writing style will feel familiar. PROMISES is an excellent follow up to CHOICES and introduces characters from CHOICES while seamlessly intertwining with new characters.
Promises explores the question if men and women can really ever be friends and that’s just what Elijah and Maggie are – best friends. They’ve been best friends their entire lives and nothing has come between them. Until Eli can’t hold his feelings back any longer and even though Maggie knows she feels the same way, she’s not sure she’s willing to risk her best friend if things don’t work out between them. But deciding to be together won’t be the most difficult decision they have to make, not even by a long shot. Will this new couple survive all the things life is throwing their way?
What Left Me Wanting More:
I loved the character of Chris in CHOICES and I really wish we had gotten to see more of him in this story. He’s more a straw man in this story and I hope that he’ll get his own story in the installments to come.
PROMISES is a great contemporary romance with several different layers that all work together seamlessly. It’s a great addition to the New Beginnings series.