Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/12/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Heroes: Book Two
Young mechanic Andrew Campbell’s life couldn’t be better. He is about to restore a Ford Mustang with his dad before heading off on the ultimate cross-country road trip with his best friend, Tanner McKenzie.
But tragedy strikes, and Andrew’s life is shattered. Worried his family will be torn apart if he doesn’t step in, Andrew makes a tough choice between following his heart and doing what he needs to do to protect his little brother.
When Andrew pushes Tanner away, Tanner heads off on the planned trip alone. Once Tanner leaves town, his life takes a different path, and it’s ten years before he returns. Now a firefighter, he’s never forgotten his first love, and no one has ever taken Andrew’s place in his heart. He’s determined to see if Andrew feels the same way. He just hopes Andrew’s excited to see him, hopes that he’s available—and finally out—after all this time.
They might not have been ready to deal with emerging feelings years ago, but now might be the time for their second chance at love.
After reading Charlie’s Hero, I knew I had to read about Andrew’s story. Andrew is the brother who raised Charlie’s lover, Josh. He is also the one who let the “one” get away. As we know from the end of Charlie, that “one” is back in town, and apparently Andrew is ready to claim what he wants.
Andrew’s Promise is told in two part and from both Andrew and Tanner’s points of view. However, the PoV only shifts as the story dictates. There is not much in the way of replaying a single scene from each point of view, so you are always moving forward.
The first half of the story takes place about ten years before the events of Charlie’s Hero. It shows us how Andrew and Tanner fell in love and fell apart. The second half is how they got their second chance at love.
There isn’t much angst in this story. Most of it comes when Josh and Andrew lose their father and then again Andrew loses Tanner. Once we are in the present time, we are all about moving toward the happily ever after. The little bit of angst that Andrew feels about getting back together with Tanner has already been dispelled in the reader’s mind (if they read book one).
Andrew’s Promise turns out to be a sweet second chance romance between two somewhat two-dimensional but lovable characters. Now, I need Simon and Patrick’s story please.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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