The Promise of Paradise
by Allie Boniface
Source: e-book courtesy of Reading Addiction Blog Tours
Available as of February 12, 2013
Ashton Kirk, youngest daughter of a prestigious senator, fiancee of a hotshot attorney, and fresh Harvard graduate, is headed for a promising law career when scandal breaks apart her family. To escape, she rents an apartment in the sleepy town of Paradise, New Hampshire, where no one knows who she is.
Ashton hopes for solitude, but all bets are off when Eddie West, the town’s most eligible bachelor, moves in downstairs. Eddie likes his women and his cars shiny, sleek, and fast, and when he meets his new housemate, he wastes no time getting friendly. While he's looking for a no-strings romance, though, he gets more than he bargained for in Ash, who sees through his bravado to the pain of a loss too fresh to mention.
Can two people from different worlds find common ground, a place to fall in love and build a future? Is it possible to find your soul mate in the place you least expect?
What originally drew me into this novel was the the cover. It is gorgeous and a wonderful story was buried inside. Allie Boniface kept me on my toes and dying to know how it would all end.
Ashton Kirk recently graduated from Harvard Law School. After her father was arrested for a number of illegal activities, her boyfriend/fiance broke up with her. Now she has set off on a path of her own to make a name for herself, but the name she uses isn't her real one. Not everything can be kept buried and secrets always find their way to the surface.
I must say that I was head over heels for Eddie. Even though he was a complete and total player, you could tell by the way he acted around Ashton that he was more than willing to be a one woman man if the right woman walked in. Ashton was this intelligent girl who makes a few mistakes, but in the end she knew that she had two options and only one would get her what she wanted.
The Promise of Paradise had everything I expected of a New Adult book. There was a hott guy, a main character fresh out of college and a plot with a few steamy scenes. I love that the story just pulled me in. I found myself making time to read this book even if I was with friends. The characters were well developed and had back-stories that affected how they lived their lives. I also loved that we got to see the events unfold from both Ashton and Eddie's points of view.
Overall, I loved The Promise of Paradise. I cannot recommend it enough for those who love New Adult novels. It was juicy and held my attention from page one.
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