Tuesday, 6 June 2017

⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ One is a Promise (Tangled Lies #1) by Pam Godwin

One is a Promise (Tangled Lies #1) by Pam Godwin
TITLE: One is a Promise
SERIES: (Tangled Lies #1) 
AUTHOR: Pam Godwin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: June 6th, 2017
One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.
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ONE IS A PROMISE: Is the first book in the (TANGLED LIES) Contemporary Romance Series by Pam Godwin.

This started off in ‘Present Time’ a life without Cole, thinking it’s time to move on from the past she agrees to go on one date her sister pushed her into. The date is going nowhere fast just when it’s winding down they are interrupted by a visitor, he arrived on a whirlwind and left behind a storm. 

He’s the first man that has awoken her soul since Cole. But no matter how hard she tries she can’t help comparing how similar and how different the two men are. 

You're the kind of woman a man marries. A man doesn't fuck you without wanting more. Without wanting the long haul. But I'm not looking for forever. I'm not going to date you or fuck you or marry you. It's just not in the cards for us, sweetheart. 

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Then we’re shoved into the ‘Past’ and this telegraphs how Cole and Dani met, a quick attraction that quickly morphed into love, a whirlwind romance only fairy tales conquer up, these two feel hard and fast, a proposal in a matter of months being together, soul mates destined to spend their life together. 

💍 One soul
One future
One promise 💍


But what happens when he has to leave on an urgent business overseas and promises that it will be for no longer than a year? Will their love stand up against the test of time? 

What happens if that promise is broken? How long do you wait before you move on? 

I didn't really click with Dani, she was like a crack whore searching for her next lay, I'm used to the male POV obsessing over sex but Dani kind of took the cake, she really frustrated me, one minute I'd be warming up to her character then in the next breath she's destroy it.
Trace gave me whiplash of the worst kind, he was hot and kind, he gave out mixed signals left right and center BUT at the end you understand why and all is forgiven in my Trace stupor. This guy won my heart and claimed it, alpha to a T. 

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He might be moody and layered with mixed signals, but there's something underneath it all, something behind the stuffy suits that calls to me, awakens me, makes my heart flutter like a baby bird. 

Dani and Cole had a smooth sailing, easy loving relationship.
Dani and Trace had a toxic, mistrusting explosive turbulent relationship. 

MY THOUGHTS: OMG where to begin, I feel like I’ve just been put in a straitjacket and thrown into a room full of screaming 5 year olds, I feel like I’ve been thrown into the washing machine on full speed and I don't quite fit through the wringer so I’m left discarded like a mangled mess, I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck and then come back to life in the form of a zombie. I feel fucked!! 
This book threw me into a tailspin, like a car skidding on oil on a rainy wet day losing control as it tries to break. which way to turn the wheel Left is Cole Right is Trace.. GAH ok now that I’ve calmed my fucked up brain, this book quite literally gave me whiplash. 
But that ending sent me to hell. 
I had an inkling that this would end the way it did, I was prepared to fall down the rabbit hole of a cliffy but what I wasn’t prepared for was the mixed up turmoil going through my mind of first love or second chance. Damn I put myself through the wringer with the books I read lol.

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