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Yesterday’s Promises

by Teresa Keefer

Overview (from B&  Tyler Rivers is a successful country music star with a young son. His one try at marriage was a disaster and he has become tired with the lack of privacy that being a celebrity brings. He makes the decision to move back to his roots and raise his son in the small town atmosphere that he grew up appreciating. In the back of his mind and deep in his heart, he still held on to the small town girl that had grown up as his best friend.

Shannon McKinley-Keystone returns to her hometown after the death of her professional football player husband. The publicity and legal battle after the accident that caused his death led her to take her pre-teen daughter back to her hometown so that they could both heal. Working to put their lives back together the last thing she wanted was to be reminded of the boy she had grown up and fallen in love with. After all, he had broken her heart and she had never forgotten it.

In a small town it’s hard to avoid running into people you’ve known all your life so when Ty and Shannon came face to face with each other at a community festival it was no surprise to anyone but them. Ty saw it as a sign of good luck; whereas, Shannon didn’t quite feel the same. Will they be able to put the past behind them and pick up the pieces of their broken lives or will yesterday’s promises stay unfulfilled and buried in the past…

Full Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the author on Goodreads via Making Connections in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts:  Everything happens for a reason.  At least, that’s what some of us constantly repeat to ourselves when things go wrong.  I thought Yesterday’s Promise had a lot of promising potential based on the overview.  It didn’t reach its potential.  The main character, Shannon, was irritating.  She was constantly angry at the male lead, Tyler, for something that she thought happened more than 10 years earlier.  The plot really didn’t flow.  It took forever for anything to really build up between Shannon and Tyler and then it moved so fast that I was actually confused by the fact that the book ended.  The chemistry between Shannon and Tyler was there, although delving into it took far longer than I thought was necessary.  There were also errors missed in editing that were a nuisance for the reader.  Overall I liked Yesterday’s Promises, but it didn’t dazzle me.  I was never fully engrossed in the plot or invested in what happened to the characters.  Therefore, I would not recommend Yesterday’s Promises.

3 out of 5 Bookmarks = I liked it, but I was underwhelmed and would not recommend it.

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