With a past buried and left behind, Katrina changes her last name on a search for a normal life. But what is normal, really?
Three years, two amazing friends, and a new future, she thinks she has finally secured it. That was until Ryder. With him she was able to forget her fears completely, to feel more normal than she ever has.
But when her past comes crashing into her present, will he think her past is all lies, and abandon her like everyone else that she thought loved her did. Or will his promises bring her above the dark that surrounds her life.
Ok now to my review… This book is filled with emotions of friendship, love, hatred, sorrow and darks secrets… This story revolves around Katrina.. Kat, as her friends call her, thinks of herself as a plain Jane… She doesn’t have the beautiful mile long legs of her BFF Lexie or the loud outgoing personality of her other BFF Skeigh… and she holds a secret deep in her heart that not even her BFF’s know about..
While out celebrating Kat’s 21st birthday (WOO WOO!!!) The girls meet a group of guys and end up at a house party hosted by Ryder… From the moment she feels his beautiful & daring green eyes on her all she feels is the intensity in which he stares at her.. It’s like he can see inside her soul… and that just scares her… Kat has never allowed anyone
besides her BFFs to get close to her… but Ryder has a different plan up his sleeve…
Ryder is so captivated by Kat’s beauty… and he knows she is hiding something but somehow all he wants to do is love her and protect her.. even if it means breaking his own rules and taking things to the “serious” level of a relationship…
Once Katrina’s dark secret is threatened to be exposed her world seems to crumble… she comes clean to her BFFs about what really happened to her as a child and they do nothing more than keep loving her for the person who she is.. she also comes clean to Ryder and he can’t help but fall more and more in love with her…
Here is my most honest opinion of this book… I LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT!!! Not only did the author described each and every character (felt like I knew them personally) she did an awesome job making sure everyone had their voices heard… I am hoping the author decides to write a continuation to this book because I feel Lexie and Skeigh and even TJ deserve to share their story!!! 5 stars all the way!!!
When I first started this book I thought.. here we go another half hearted cutter book.. Half the books that attempt that subject fail.. but after the prologue we jump forward to a much different person than we saw in the prologue. I had a hard time putting this book down I was in love with Ryder from the very beginning. I wanted more of him and.. less of everyone else.
Anywho.. Besides falling in love for Ryder.. I really loved TJ and felt super sad for him. I want to know his story… BADLY. So I might have to grovel at Faith’s feet and hope we can get a story about that fine man.
Moving on to the story line, I thought was very well thought out I liked the way it played out and the way it wrapped up was fabulous. At times I felt like there was a lot of drawn out scenes to get to be rushed at the end. But overall, it was very well done.
4.5 stars!! Well done for a debut novel!!
Before Ryder has a chance to react, I take his face in my hands and pull him down for a kiss. For a second he is still, then he kisses me back. This kiss isn’t like the first one, there is no holding back for either of us. I am giving myself over to be hurt, I know this. What’s the saying? Go big or go home. That’s what I intend to do. I ease my hands away from his face and around his neck. His elbow still supporting his weight, his other hand has made it to my hip. He grips it and pulls me closer to him, our bodies lined together perfectly. When his teeth graze my bottom lip in a soft nip, I can’t contain the moan that leaves me. Hearing it, Ryder deepens the kiss.
We come back to reality when the movie starts. Ryder pulls back, my body begging for more, and he has that damned grin on his face. “That makes me very happy.” I smile on the inside, I want to make him happy. To be the reason that smile takes residence on his handsome face.
I am a New Adult author. From Lies to Promises is my debut novel! I am wife to the best husband of the freaking universe and mother to 3 majorly awesome kids! Reading, Xbox, cooking and WINE just barely scrape the surface of who I am. Everyone who knows me will say I am a nerd… and I would agree. Want to know a secret? I am a super hero. True story!
I have an obsession with anything people consider odd and I think learning is the bees knees. I have an Associates degree in Business Management and was an accountant for 7 years. I know, boooring! But I like having a problem and seeing a solution.
Maybe, just maybe, this is why I enjoy writing so much!
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