Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

The Promise of Amazing
Release date: December 31, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: N/A

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

My Rating: 3 Roses

Cute, light, and sweet, The Promise of Amazing was a lovely YA contemporary romance. I really enjoyed reading it. It was a sweet, lovely story, with a bit of a dark side :)

Wren was a good heroine. She was likable and very realistic. She started out the book as a bit of a pushover. But, as the story went on, she learned how to stand up for herself and became a much stronger character. I really liked her. I thought she was great.

Grayson was complicated. Our first impression of him was that of a slightly arrogant, but mostly sweet guy. Then, we start learning about his past and about the things he's done. Things that are bad and illegal. But, after almost dying, Grayson had a wake up call and wanted to leave that behind. Unfortunately, it didn't want to be left behind. I liked Grayson, though I think he should have had to grovel a bit more before he was forgiven for the things he did. I had my issues with his past behavior, but he was everything that was sweet when he was with Wren, so I ended up liking him.

The romance was sweet. Wren and Grayson were adorable together. I thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was good. I was kept interested the entire way through, though I wasn't hooked. It was a fluffy, sweet, light kind of read. I enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was cute.

The Promise of Amazing was a lovely YA Contemporary Romance. It was sweet, light, and a wonderful read. Lovers of the genre, you'll want to check this book out.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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