Thursday, June 14, 2012

Book Review: Promise Me by Dee Julian

Promise mePromise me by Dee Julian
Kindle edition, 175 pages
Publisher: Dee Julian
Pub Date: March 19, 2012
ASIN: B007B6N5K8

My rating: 4.5/5.0

My Review:
Dee Julian has written another enjoyable historical romance that took me away for a few days with a great plot and interesting characters. Promise me is witty, entertaining and has a wonderful historical romance.

Leah is a great character, she is a woman who wants to do what is right and she is in a pickle that her fiance has left her in. But she continues to do what is right no matter how it makes her look to the public. When the Duke of Chase, her fiance's older brother enters the picture it gets really interesting. Sparks fly, witty repartee ensues and the mystery begins to unravel as Leah, the Duke and those that surround them begin to try and work out what really happened to the Duke's brother and how to get Leah out of the predicament she is in. I liked the Duke too. While he seems that typical Duke-type at first, a little stuffy, you get to know him through the book and he softens, especially towards Leah and he becomes very likable. I felt like both characters had a lot of growth and I got to know them very well which is always important to me.

The plot as mentioned before is excellent. It kept me turning pages to see what would happen next, who was involved and what twist and turn would happen. And of course to see how Leah and the Duke's relationship would evolve as well. The beginning was just a bit slow with having to build the story up but after that it never lagged and Ms. Julian does a marvelous job moving the story along at a perfect pace. I loved it and had a hard time putting it down each night so I could get some sleep.

With great historical aspects, interesting and evolving characters and a great plot, Promise Me is a wonderful book to pick up this summer or any time. If you love romance then this a book for you. If you love a bit of mystery (but it doesn't take away from the romance) this is a book for you. Ms. Julian has added another wonderful book to her collection and she has a dedicated reader in me now. So when is your next book coming out?

About Promise Me:

After a hasty promise to her dying fiancé jeopardizes the future of his illegitimate child, Lady Leah Sheridan vows to make amends for the gentleman’s lack of honor by personally seeing to his son’s financial needs. When the boy’s heartless mother abandons him, Leah finds herself nearing a disastrous scandal. To make matters worse, her fiancé’s older brother returns to England demanding answers she swore never to divulge.

As soon as the Duke of Chase meets the woman his deceased brother had intended to wed, he is unexpectedly captivated by the lady’s beauty, but he quickly suspects she is hiding a secret, making him more determined than ever to seek the truth behind his brother’s fatal accident.

Will Leah break her promise and confide in the only man who can keep her safe?

About the Author:
Dee Julian lives in Memphis, TN with her husband, two children, and four dogs. A typical Virgo, she is passionate about everything she does. 

Visit Dee Julian's webpage.

***I received this book from the author for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***