Saturday, December 21, 2013

Review- Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy


Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life. 

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.


I've read One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy and I had liked them. So I was excited that I got approved for Three Broken Promises which is Jen and Colin's book. Sadly, I did not enjoy the book as much as I thought I would. Some parts of the book irritated me.

Let's start with Colin. Colin has always been Jen's brother Danny's best friend whom Jen has always had a crush on. After Danny dies in Iraq, Colin feels extremely guilty for abandoning Danny and the least he could do is take care of his sister. He doesn't know when he starts seeing Jen as a grown woman. I really didn't get Colin's logic behind staying away from Jen. His hot and cold behavior irritated me.

Then there's Jen. She was fine with trying to show how she felt about Colin but the other times I just didn't get her. She was impulsive to the point of recklessness. As much as I wanted to tell Colin to do something, I wanted to scream at Jen for thinking before doing anything.

The story has a nice base but it felt under developed for me. Colin and Jen were hot for each other and that was obvious but their actions weren't justified. Nor was their behavior. Whatever tension we'd gained in the previous book was lost in this one which brought the romance down to average.

The only parts I liked were where we get glimpses of Fable. She was the most sensible person in this book. If Colin and Jen had just communicated properly, the conflict would be resolved in the first chapter itself. But then we wouldn't have a book now, would we? Three Broken Promises was an okay read for me.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. I knew I recognized this author! I've read One Week Girlfriend; I liked it okay (even though I kinda called the BIG secret long before the big reveal). But I remember it was a romantic, quick read and very steamy. Sorry, you didn't love this one. I hate it when stories are "under developed" like you said. Especially with romance, I like for the relationship/tension to be fully entrancing. Doesn't sound like the case here. Hopefully the next book will be better! :)
    Ninja Girl

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