Review: The Problem with Promises by Leigh Evans

February 24, 2014 Book Reviews 7 ★★★★

TheProblemwithPromisesbyLeighEvans

I received this book for free from Author, Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Problem with Promises by Leigh EvansThe Problem with Promises by Leigh Evans
Series: Mystwalker #3
Published by Macmillan on 2014-02-25
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Author, Net Galley
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NEVER MAKE A PROMISE…

Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore and my gorgeous mate, tries to protect me, Hedi Peacock, half-Fae, half-were, from all the trouble I get into. The thing is, my past is pretty messy and bad guys keep knocking down my door. Witches, thug bikers, the North American Council of Weres, dark magic Fae, and even an evil wizard are all after me. The Old Mage is the only one I really care about: He has my dear twin brother captive on the other side of the Gates of Merenwyn—not cool. So my alpha love is helping me to keep my promise to free my brother…

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP.

Unfortunately, everyone who helps me ends up in a heap of trouble too—including my Trowbridge. Now, I admit I’ve had my moments as a shivering coward, hoping he will come to my brave rescue. The whole Prince Charming thing is hard to shake. But these bad guys after me mean business and those damsel in distress days are over. You know that “last straw” metaphor? That was two straws ago. It’s now or never. Again… The Problem with Promises is the third Mystwalker Novel from Leigh Evans.
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This third installment in Evans Mystwalker really takes the series to a whole new level. The first two, while good and interesting, were a little bogged down with world building and character development. So jumping into Promises I was excited to see where the story went. And I certainly wasn’t let down.

We pick up just a few hours after the end of the last book. Shit had just hit, and kept hitting, the fan and Hedi and Trowbridge certainly have some issues to work through. I was really hoping, after everything, that they would catch a small break. Because they have been through the wringer. Every time it seemed like they would get some peace and quiet … BAM!

I guess Hedi finally reached her breaking point. She grew as a character and a person, and finally, FINALLY, stood up for herself, and didn’t rely on others to save the day. She really kicked ass and didn’t care enough to take names. I am firmly on team Hedi. I want everything for her, and while I know she will have to work for it some more, I think (hope!) Evans makes her happy.

And Trowbride certainly makes her happy. Her “One True Thing” in this world, the world she has spent many years hiding from, the world that keeps kicking her when she is down. The romance was always clear on her side of things, but for me it wasn’t clear on Trowbridge’s side of things … until Promises. There is a scene near the end that really seals the deal for me. I was excited to see the growth of their budding relationship and that they are apparently on the same page now, that their situation is more than either one of them can handle on their own.

And the ending, it is pretty epic and satisfying, at least for me it was! It certainly wraps up Promises, leaving you wanting for the next book, and still managed to leave me with a feeling of completion and contentment at the end. I am super excited to see how they move forward over the next million obstacles now that they have both put on their big kid pants! Anyone who has liked the first two Mystwalker books will love Promises, and if you haven’t started them yet, they are well worth the journey.

Tour Schedule:

Friday, Feb 21 – That’s What I’m Talking About (Twimom) – Review
Monday, Feb 24 – Little Read Riding Hood – Review
Tuesday, Feb 25 – The Demon Librarian – Joint Review
Wednesday, Feb 26 – Vampire Book Club – Guest Post
Thursday, Feb 27 – Paranormal Haven – Interview
Friday, Feb 28 – All Things Urban Fantasy – Review + Interview
Saturday, Mar 1 – Lazy Day – Review + Interview
Sunday, Mar 2 – Under The Covers Book Blog – Interview

4 Stars

About Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans was born in Montreal, Quebec but now lives in Southern Ontario with her husband. She’s raised two kids, mothered three dogs, and herded a few cats. Other than that, her life was fairly routine until she hit middle-age. Some women get tattoos. Leigh decided to write a book about a half-Fae, half-Were girl who’s a magnet for trouble. The first Mystwalker novel was released as THE TROUBLE WITH FATE in 2012. Second and third books have quickly followed: THE THING ABOUT WERES and THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES. At the age most people start thinking about retirement, Leigh’s found her career slinging words and pummeling plots. A little tardy, but then again, her mum always said she was a late bloomer.

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