Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Promise of More Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the A Promise of More book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and copies of A Kiss of Lies and A Promise of More. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

A Promise of More (The Disgraced Lords, #2)
Release date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Disgraced Lords #2

In the second novel in Bronwen Evans’s sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion.

When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She’s determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She’ll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames—only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself.

The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he’s had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it’s time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn’t long before Sebastian’s plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he’s caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.

My Rating: 5 Roses

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, A Kiss of Lies, so I had high hopes for this book. And, it definitely met them! A Promise of More was a romantic, thrilling, absolutely fantastic read. I loved this book. It was wonderful.

Beatrice was a strong heroine. She refused to be backed into a corner or forced to do someone else's bidding. And, she was clever enough to always find a way out. I really liked her. She was tough, loyal to her loved ones, and very likable.

Sebastian was also great. He was very sweet and loyal to those he cared about (though he didn't like to admit to any love). I loved how protective he was with his sisters and Beatrice. My one problem with him was that he could really be an ass sometimes. I understood why he was so unnerved by the thought of falling in love, after what he saw from his parents. But, he could be rather mean about it. However, he did realize his mistakes and made sure to correct them and, overall, I really liked him. Other than that, he was just adorable.

The romance was sweet and steamy. Despite Sebastian's reluctance to go anywhere near love, their feelings were still obvious on both sides. And, the chemistry between them was hot and led to some serious steaminess. I thought they were perfect together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were tons of twists along the way, a few secrets, and enough thrills to keep me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending tied up the romance, while leaving the mystery open for the next books. I can't wait to see what happens next!

A Promise of More was a fantastic historical romance. I really liked this book. It kept me hooked and left me anxious for more. Romance lovers, this book (and this series) is one you definitely need to read.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a grand prize of a $25 egiftcard and an e-copy of A Kiss of Lies. 3 first prize winners will receive e-copies of A Kiss of Lies and A Promise of More
Good luck!

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About the Author:
Bronwen Evans
Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She has always indulged her love of storytelling and is constantly gobbling up movies, books, and theater. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer? Evans is a two-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.


  1. Thank you for hosting today! Great Review!

  2. Lovely review!!! I have heard some amazing things about these books and I really need to try them out PRONTO!! I really like the sound of this story it sounds like a winner.

  3. You really should try these books, because they're great. I hope you like them, too, when you get the chance to read them :)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting me today, and for the lovely review. I do appreciate it.

  5. Awesome!!!!I really need to get a start on this!