Book 3 of the Promises series
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Six years ago, Jeff Beachum comforted a frightened teenager outside an HIV treatment clinic, and Collin Waters has remembered his kindness ever since. Now, after six years of crushing on the kind, brown-eyed sweetheart of his dreams, Collin is feeling adult and together enough to make his move. Too bad fate, which has never been kind to Jeff, has something else in mind.
Jeff’s life had fallen completely apart before that long-ago day, and it isn’t much better now. Jeff has toughened up, become self-reliant, been the funny guy his friends turn to, the one who gives advice and comfort when needed. But every phantom from Jeff’s past is about to come out to haunt him, and the family Jeff has staked his future on isn’t in such great shape either. Collin is more than a starry-eyed kid, and it’s a good thing, because Jeff’s going to need all the help he can get. No one knows better than Jeff that life can be too short to turn your back on honest love, and that living happily is the best promise of all.
Living Promises is the third book in Amy Lane’s Promise Rock series, and like the others, has its share of love, laughter and angst. We visit old friends and family while making new ones and once again meet at Promise Rock.
I loved Collin and although Jeff wasn’t my favourite character in previous books, I came to love him too. Watching Collin get under Jeff’s skin and prove himself was a pleasure. I liked how the issue of their sickness was handled, and that though their paths to this point weren’t perfect, and could be considered slightly tragic, they weren’t depressingly horrific either.
There were many sad moments, but seeing the family rally around Deacon in his time of need was as heart-warming as his need was heartbreaking. I am comforted again and again by the strength of these people and look forward to the final book.
I feel this book was better than the first as it didn’t have as much shear pain. It has a hopeful end and lots of love without as much stupidity on the MCs’ part either. It was a great read!
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