de Warenne Dynasty #13
by: Brenda Joyce
$7.99 mass market paperback
Released: September 2010
Elysse O’Neill has always been best-friends with Alexi de Warrene since they were kids. Now all grown up and Alexi is home after a two year absence she finds her feeling may be changing towards Alexi. When she decides to try to make him jealous with his friend the outcome is not what she intended Alexi kills his friend and finds himself married to Elysse.
Nine years without a word from her husband Elysse finds that Alexi is back and she is going to make sure that he keeps up with the lie she created that they are happily married. Alexi on the other hand is not so willing to forgive and forget what happened he is content with his marriage of convenience besides his wife has her lovers and he has his.
As Elysse fights to retain her reputation and to keep her one secret from her husband she discovers that she still loves Alexi can she make him realize that all is not lost and that their marriage is worth fighting for or will she lose him again?
THE PROMISE is heart wrenching, tender and everything you could ask for in a romance. At times I will admit I wanted to jump in the book and hit Alexi up side the head. The pain Elysse lives with and the cover she puts up in front of everyone to make it look like she is who and what she really isn’t. I fell in love with this story it was not your typical girl meets boy and they fall in love it has so much more that I just could not put it down. Brenda Joyce is an amazing storyteller and I look forward to reading many more of her stories to come.
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