Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Man's Promise by Brenda Jackson

A Man's Promise
(Grangers, #2)
by Brenda Jackson
Released |May 27th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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A man's word is his bond. His family is his strength. His heart is his own.
Superstar musician Caden Granger has spent years running from love, commitment and family. Yet despite his fame and fortune, he knows the kind of respect and adoration he needs can only come from one person—the very woman who wants nothing to do with him.
Corporate fund-raiser and society maven Shiloh Timmons finally got her life on track once her relationship with Caden ended, and she's in no hurry to revisit a romance with the man she left standing at the altar.
If Caden can't have Shiloh by his side, all the success in the world will mean nothing. Now he has a chance to renew his promises…but is it too late?
Last year I got the chance to read the first book in this series, A Brother's Honor and really enjoyed it. When I saw A Man's Promise on Netgalley I was excited when I got accepted to review it. This series consist of three brothers, the first book was about the oldest brother, A Man's Promise is about Caden, the middle brother and the next book will about the third brother. But the thing is, you need to read the books in order because the books connect to one another.

I've read quite a few books by Brenda Jackson, but I have to admit the romance in this book wasn't one of my favorites. It wasn't the highlight of the story for me. I loved the romance in the first book, but I couldn't really connect with it in this one. It might be because I never really had much interest in Caden to begin with, but I wanted to get his story anyway. Caden is a musician. He and Shiloh dated in their past and came close to being married, but Shiloh's dad did everything he could to keep them apart. One moment the two went from hating each other to some bad happened and now their back in love. I couldn't connect with it. It wasn't terrible, but it just fell flat.

The highlight of this book was the mystery surrounding the brother's mother. Their father has been wrongfully accused of murdering their mother and has spent the last 15 years in prison because of it. But the boys are determined to find out who really murdered there mother. We found out bits and pieces of information, but not enough to solve the case. We also got some shocking information at the end that left some anticipation for the next book, but we won't find out more until the next book and I'm excited for it.

I also like how we got Dalton's pov sometimes in this book (the youngest brother). The whole thing between him and Shana's sister is adorable and I can't wait to see his story in the next installment. But another thing that I didn't care for with this story is the pov from Shana and Jules' father. I sort of feel it's pointless. It isn't really that important to me that he's found love. It's sweet and all, but sort of irrelevant to the actual story itself. Overall, the book was okay. It had suspense from all the mystery, but the romance fell flat for me.


  1. I am sorry you didn't enjoy this book as much as you did it's predecessor :(
    I usually do find it hard to connect to books that are in a series like this but don't feature the same main characters but I am definitely intrigued by the murder mystery.

    Great review, Janina!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  2. Never really read Brenda Jackson, have heard great things about some of her writing thought. Sorry you didn't connect with the romance in this one. After enjoying the first I see how that can be disappointing :(