Love's Promises

Romance - Contemporary
302 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2012
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Author Biography

Deborah Armstrong believes in love – love at first sight, the power of love and love that makes the world go round.
Deborah lives with her family on their dairy farm in Ontario, Canada. When she’s not writing or working on the farm, Deborah enjoys travelling, reading, spending time with family and friends and looking for that perfect cup of coffee.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

"Love's Promises" by Deborah Armstrong brings us into the story of Quinn and Davina Thomas. It always seems easy to make that promise to love someone forever but when life happens and your life happens to be in Hollywood it can be a little more difficult to execute the promise. Quinn made Davina a promise that he was serious about their romance and that what happened in their bedroom would be more real and more genuine than anything on screen. Davina believed that this was a promise being kept. That is until she left the farm and family she loved at home and went to the premier of LOVESTRUCK seeing the broken promise clearly on the silver screen. As if this turn of events and broken promises was not enough, Deborah Armstrong also introduces us to Guy Tremblant, an unstable director who has become a stalker and wants to claim Davina as his own. He has already made an attempt at abduction and an attack on Quinn.

Deborah Armstrong has woven a very real and passionate story in "Love's Promises". It is the sequel to her debut novel "Forever Love" and continues to keep you riveted to what is going on with Davina and Quinn. Things seems to be going smooth and fairy tale like for this newly wed couple who are completely head over feet in love with one another. That is until Deborah Armstrong throws in two plot twists that will put you on the edge of your seat. I can honestly say that even if you are not a huge contemporary romance reader you will enjoy this book. The deepness of the plot is so much more than what we get in most romances. The characters are rich and intriguing. Neither Quinn nor Davina is perfect. Both have very notable character flaws that make them all the more real to the reader. A fine blend of suspense and romance makes this a great read.

Gayani Hathurusingha

Deborah Armstrong, in the contemporary romance "Love's Promises", traces the promising story of a man and a woman who are vibrant, daring lovers. Newly married to the Hollywood celebrity, Quinn, Davina is gradually drawn into his whirlwind life. The novel is saturated with romance, while the plot gives way to the excitingly sensual conjugal felicity of the two protagonists, detailing the possible extremes of an attraction between a man and a woman. How would Davina adapt herself to life with a husband who is a Hollywood star, continuously sought after by his fans, especially women? How would Quinn protect his lovely partner from the most unfavorable attentions of Guy Tremblant, a lunatic who claims her love? The plot propels through extravagance and the fulfillment of life through love.

Presented through the perspective of an omniscient narrator, the novel provides an extremely palatable reading experience for an avid reader of romance. The plot is light; the setting is contemporary and the themes are universally significant. What entices the reader of "Love's Promises" is its vivid approach to the subtle realities of human relationships. The plot intertwines the spirituality of love with its carnal pleasures, evoking emotions both raw and subtle. Adorned with reality, suspense and ample romance, "Love's Promises" is adept at keeping the reader at high zest until the very end.