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New Release+Review: Today's Promises by S.R. Grey




Title: Today's Promises
Series: Promises #2
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age Romanc
Release Date: September 8, 2016



Blurb

Starting over isn’t easy, especially when the past keeps coming back to haunt you.

Flynn O’Neill and Jaynie Cumberland thought life outside the foster care system would be a breeze. Now eighteen and sharing a home in the quaint, little town of Lawrence, West Virginia, their new start should be nothing short of idyllic.

Unfortunately, it is not.

Flynn and Jaynie are discovering that picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and moving forward is far from easy, particularly when the past keeps rearing its ugly head. And then, as if things weren’t tough enough, they are told the evil Allison Lowry, their former foster sister, may be released from prison early.

Committed to not allowing that to happen, Flynn and Jaynie begin to search for ways to keep their former tormentor behind bars. In doing so, dark secrets are uncovered. But instead of setting this young couple back, these new developments allow Jaynie and Flynn to grow closer than ever. As their commitment to one another deepens, these two broken people find new purpose and, more importantly, realize the healing they so deeply desire is finally within reach.

Today’s Promises is the beautiful, stirring conclusion to Flynn and Jaynie’s journey that first began in Tomorrow’s Lies.
 



Tomorrow's Lies

Emotional Wreck.

Heartbroken.

Devastation.

Tears. 

Hope.

Joy. 

Tears of Happiness.

This pretty much sums up everything I felt and then some while reading this story. Jaynie and Flynn both have had a hard life and grew up in the foster care system. The place they are at looks good on paper but it's not what it seems. The house consist of Mandy, Flynn and the twins Callie and Cody. They are forced to work all day for their dinner. They endure a lot of psychological abuse. Even in these circumstances they form a bond and look out for each other. They become a family and protect each other. I loved that no matter how crappy  their situation was they made the best of it. The foster mothers daughter, Allison has the hots for Flynn. When he shows an interest in Jaynie instead all hell breaks loose. The pain she inflicted on them was horrible. I found myself crying so many times. This book was absolutely gut wrenching. Flynn and Jaynie do make it out but at what cost?? I'm so happy I have the next book because I need closure. If you are looking for a book that will rip your friggin heart out, this book is for you! 

5 Book Corner Stars

Today's Promises
After reading "Tomorrow's Lies", I had so many emotions running through me. I couldn't stop crying and thinking about these characters. My heart ached so bad and I NEEDED closure. I'm so happy to report I got what I needed in "Today's Promises". 

Flynn and Jaynie are finally free from their nightmare, reunited and are trying to start fresh. As to be expected their are some bumps and bruises along the way. Healing and closure doesn't come easy and they are existing and not living. They get a call that changes everything and use this chance to finally heal and move on for the better. I don't want to give to much away but I'm happy the way this story played out. The love they had for each other kept them going. They never gave up even when all seemed lost.

I enjoyed seeing Mandy, Josh and the twins. I loved the family they became and how they never forgot each other. I was rooting for all of them the whole time and so happy everything worked out for the best. 

This story filled me with hope and shows no matter what you go through, with a positive attitude  and strong support system you will be ok! Your past doesn't have to define your future. Keep reaching for that light at the end of the tunnel! This was a perfect conclusion to  Flynn, Jaynie, Mandy, Callie and Cody's story and will stay with me for a long time. This series is definitely going on my Top Reads of 2016. 

4 Book Corner Stars 




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Excerpt

I’m brought back to the present when I hear Jaynie drop something in the bathroom. Scrubbing a hand down my face, I’m torn over how best to help her. It’s hard to help someone when your own life is a freaking mess.

I hear Jaynie tearing open a candy bar and mutter, “Fuck.”

Rolling to my back, I rest my arm over my eyes. I’ve eaten plenty lately, but my stomach, as if on cue, begins to rumble. It’s like all this thinking about starving has reminded me of what it actually feels like to go days without food.

We are still both so fucked-up. Will we ever heal?

“Fuck it.” I throw back the quilt and head toward the bathroom. “Jaynie…” I rap on the door, once, twice, three times. “Let me in. Please.”

The door opens slowly, revealing my broken girl. She stands before me, a half-eaten candy bar in one hand and chocolate smudged all over her chin.

“Busted,” I say.

I’m trying to tease her to lighten the mood, but it sounds lame and pathetic.

“Sorry,” she mumbles.

I reach out and, using my thumb, wipe away evidence of her binge. “Don’t be silly. There’s no need for apologies. I was only kidding around.”

“All right, Flynn.”

When my stomach growls again, there’s no hiding I’m in the same boat as her. We’re like Pavlov’s freaking dogs, I swear.

“Hey,” I say softly, “think you could spare one for me?”

Smiling for the first time since I caught her red-handed—or chocolate-chinned, as it were—her deep green eyes sparkle.

Pulling me into the bathroom, she says, “Just get in here, Flynn.”

We spend the next ten minutes gorging on chocolate. And the reason is simple—when you’ve lived the lives we’ve lived, all within eighteen short years, you don’t take chances. You cover your bases. You live prepared. You eat when you can since you never know when the food might run out, or when it will be withheld from you.

The bottom line is that you absolutely must be ready for things to turn bad, because they always fucking do.

“Hey, can I have another?” I ask as I polish off candy bar number three.

Jaynie hands me five more, and then wisely suggests I look for a spot to hide four of them.

“You know,” she says, shrugging, “in case my stash ever runs out.”

“I’ll find a good place,” I promise her. “And then I’ll let you know where it is.”

“You do that, Flynn,” she replies, her eyes holding mine. “But after you tell me, don’t let anyone else know where you hid them. Like…ever.”

I nod, agreeing to her terms. Hell, it makes perfect sense.
What can I say—old habits die hard.



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Author Bio

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular Judge Me Not series, the new Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 multiple times, as well as #1 on Barnes & Noble Bestselling Nook books.



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