Series: Promise Me
Published by Self on 6/23/20
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Also in this series: Forever Only Once
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a sexy new contemporary stand-alone series.
Hazel Noble has survived horrors she wouldn’t inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she’s healed, found herself, and connected with a group of women she’s proud to call her friends. However, when they make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up first but also forced to face a past she thought she’d escaped.
Cross Brady has no need for a relationship. As the oldest of five, he’s always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all he wants is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel’s path.
Though the two initially fight their connection, they soon learn that it’s safer to fall for each other than keep running from what’s holding them back—not to mention, who wants them dead.
I loved Forever Only Once by Carrie Ann Ryan when I first read it, so when I had the chance to listen to the audiobook, I jumped at the chance. Narrated by Emma Wilder and Jason Clarke, they brought Cross and Hazel’s story to life for me in new ways. Hazel was so strong in so many ways and yet vulnerable. She has gone through so much, but is it time to move forward? With strong friends beside her, can she open her heart to love? Cross is the oldest of five siblings. He is their protector and that is his priority. He has no time for relationships. Then he meets Hazel and everything changes. They feel an instant connection and chemistry, even if they try to deny it at first.
I loved the characters so much and just loved their journey. It was not an easy one, but I devoured it. Cross’ siblings and Hazel’s friends were great secondary characters and I have a feeling we are in for a lot more of all of them! Forever Only Once by Carrie Ann Ryan is a story about second chances, love, family and suspenseful. Carrie Ann Ryan has quickly become a one-click author to me. Her writing, characters and stories are captivating start to finish. This is a must-read and/or listen!