by Dawn Pendleton
Note: This is not a review as I couldn’t bring myself to finish the book.
Title: Broken Promises
Author: Dawn Pendleton
Book: 1 of Broken
Published by: Createspace
Genre: YA Romance
Found: BookBub (Free Kindle Books)
Rating: DNF at 58%
After three years in Boston attending college, Mallory Wells has come home to Casper, Maine to care for her father, who is dying from cancer. She left Casper without looking back, leaving her small-town life and everyone in it, behind. Including her sexy high school sweetheart.
Luke Bates was devastated when Mallory left him for the city life. He managed to pull himself together and move on, even if only just barely. When Mallory shows up in town, Luke vows to stay away from her at all costs. So why does he keep checking in on her and her father, showing up when he’s clearly uninvited? Maybe Luke isn’t as ‘over her’ as he thought.
Why I didn’t finish…
1. I really tried, but couldn’t find anything likeable about Mallory Wells or Luke. They both seemed very self centred and very naive.
2. Her dad was dying and this was really sad and yet Mallory seemed more interested in getting annoyed with and then drooling all over Luke than caring for her dad.
3. I didn’t understand how she could see her dad while at Uni and not notice that he was slowly going down hill. No matter how oblivious you are that he is ill you would still notice a change in them, especially if you are as close to them as you say you are.
Basically I expected a book that was more about her and her dad and how she looked after him before he passed away with perhaps a side romance slowly being rekindled. What I received was a story about how she still fancied the pants of this guy she used to date and this gave her the opportunity to drool over him again. Bit disappointed and as it wasn’t what I expected I just couldn’t finish it.