Feature Friday Review: Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, book 1) by Amy Lane

The Blurb:

cover-AmyLane-KeepingPromiseRockCarrick Francis has spent most of his life jumping into trouble with both feet. The only thing saving him from prison or worse is his absolute devotion to Deacon Winters. Deacon was Crick’s sanity and salvation during a miserable, abusive childhood, and Crick would do anything to stay with him forever. So when Deacon’s father dies, Crick puts his college plans on hold to help Deacon as Deacon has helped him.

Deacon’s greatest wish is to see Crick escape his memories and the town they grew up in so Crick can enjoy a shining future. But after two years of growing feelings and temptation, the painfully shy Deacon finally succumbs to Crick’s determined advances and admits he sees himself as part of Crick’s life.

It nearly destroys Deacon when he discovers Crick has been waiting for him to push him away, just like Crick’s family did in the past. When Crick’s knack for volatile decisions lands him far away from home, Deacon is left, shell-shocked and alone, struggling to reforge his heart in a world where love with Crick is a promise, but by no means a certainty.

The Stats:

January 18, 2010
Dreamspinner Press
Contemporary, M/M, GLBT+
332 e-book pages
3rd person
Series, book 1
Dates I read this:
Edition I read:
January 18, 2015
Kindle Edition
See the book on GoodReads.

The Review:


Guess what? I don’t have a review.

I wasn’t writing reviews when I read this book.

Since it’s been so long since I read it, I can’t really write one now and do it justice.

However, this is an Amy Lane! If you’ve never read Amy Lane’s work before this is a great place to start. The entire series is gorgeous and entertaining, full of emotion and full of a family of choice.

I picked this for this particular Friday because of the Thanksgiving weekend here in the States. The book is essentially about family and, while I’m so thankful for mine, I realize that there are many people in this world who aren’t so fortunate. The thing is…family can also be what you make. Family is comprised of anyone you love, anyone you trust, anyone who has your back while you have theirs. Brothers and Sisters of the heart, ya know?

So, I send you off into the weekend with my Thanks for stopping by my Back Porch and I wish you lots of love and peace, great health and good books.

The Series:
Book 1: Keeping Promise Rock
Book 2: Making Promises
Book 3: Living Promises
Book 4: Forever Promised

Tell me what you think!