Review: The Promise by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 11, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: The Promise by Kristen AshleyThe Promise by Kristen Ashley

Date Read: October 2015


Since his brother’s death, Benny Bianchi has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother’s downfall. He does this to bury the feelings he has for Francesca Concetti, his brother’s girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Benny’s cousin’s woman, Benny has to face those feelings.

The problem is Frankie has decided she’s paid her penance. Penance she didn’t deserve to pay. She’s done with Benny and the Bianchi family. She’s starting a new life away from Chicago and her heartbreaking history.

Benny has decided differently.

But Frankie has more demons she’s battling. Demons Benny wants to help her face. But life has landed so many hard knocks on Frankie she’s terrified of believing in the promise of Benny Bianchi and the good life he’s offering.

Frankie’s new life leads her to The ‘Burg, where Benny has ties, and she finds she not only hasn’t succeeded in getting away, she’s doesn’t want to.

More Information:
Publisher: Kristen Ashley
Series: The 'Burg #5

Also by this author: Fire Inside, Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Own the Wind, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Ride Steady, Knight
Also in this series: For You, At Peace, Golden Trail, Games of the Heart



Read for Fun (Kindle)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

First Thought when Finished: Benny and Frankie-while I wanted a little bit more from The Promise I still enjoyed it from beginning to end! I loved that we took a little step back in time to get their story because I think it worked for them. They needed more time and it made me fall in love. I did think they needed to use their words more but alas sometimes that happens. The mystery was good but I will admit I wanted a little more time with it. I was excited that the Denver crew was sort of there that was awesome!

I am kind of sad and a little bit relieved I only have one more book then I have read all of Chaos, Mystery Men, Rock Chicks, Colorado Mountain, and The Burg. May 2015 to October 2015 is a long time to be down a rabbit hole but it was fun! I can finally move on back to my Historical Romance world. 

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Review


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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Felicia S
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9 responses to “Review: The Promise by Kristen Ashley

  1. This is one of Ashley’s series I haven’t started reading yet, Felicia, but it’s on my list 😀 I totally get what you mean – when I get obsessed with an author, I tend to read quite a bit of their back-lists too, and it’s good to mix things up a little bit every now and then!
    I’m glad you enjoyed The Promise, even if you’re looking forward to some HR soon 😉

  2. Wow, that was a rabbit hole…lol. I don’t think I have ever read just one author like that till I had all their books read. You must really like her.

  3. Nikki H

    I liked this one, too. And I felt it was a little less dramatic than I expected. Nice addition to the series. Great review.

  4. This was one of my most anticipated reads of hers Felicia, I was so ready for Benny’s family to have to do some serious work to make up for the way they treated her, and I have to admit, I was a little let down at how easily she forgave. I guess I hold a far meaner grudge than Frankie! Otherwise though, I enjoyed this one as you did:)