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The Promise (The ‘Burg #5) by Kristen Ashley

The Promise Book Cover The Promise
The Burg #5
Kristen Ashley
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 8th 2014

Since his brother’s death, Benny Bianchi has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother’s downfall. He does this to bury the feelings he has for Francesca Concetti, his brother’s girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Benny’s cousin’s woman, Benny has to face those feelings.

The problem is Frankie has decided she’s paid her penance. Penance she didn’t deserve to pay. She’s done with Benny and the Bianchi family. She’s starting a new life away from Chicago and her heartbreaking history.

Benny has decided differently.

But Frankie has more demons she’s battling. Demons Benny wants to help her face. But life has landed so many hard knocks on Frankie she’s terrified of believing in the promise of Benny Bianchi and the good life he’s offering.

Frankie’s new life leads her to The ‘Burg, where Benny has ties, and she finds she not only hasn’t succeeded in getting away, she’s doesn’t want to.

ARIANNA’s Review

I feel bad for saying this installment didn’t wow me at all. When I started this I was so ready for Frankie and Benny’s story because I wanted to know more about them since I was reading At peace. I’m beyond disappointed with this read, so my review will be short and to the point.

I won’t go into details about the plot, because I don’t want to give away some aspects.
The storyline was nothing special, actually it bored me to death!!! I had to put it down for a while, because I didn’t want to DNF this. I usually finish all my reads and for some reason to DNF this one felt wrong somehow.

More than half of the book I actually waited for something to happen…something…anything! I waited, I waited and I waited some more…

I can’t say that I really loved the main characters in this book..Frankie for me was an annoying heroine. Half of the time I didn’t understand her. I didn’t feel connected with her at all. The hero, Benny, was lovable, the classical KA alpha male and I enjoyed their relation and their sweet moments together.

What I really enjoyed was getting glimpses into Cal and Vi’s life. I missed Cal!

Overall I liked this one, but I didn’t love it!