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Keeping Promise Rock

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

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    ANOTHER AMAZING STORY amy lane

    This story starts with a Prologue of Carrick James Francis finishing his 2 years in Iraq. There was a terrible explosion, with Carrick losing consciousness. Before going under he thinks "Oh goddammit Deacon, I should have given you more time."

    With that our story begins with Carrick as a nine year old lost little boy, wandering along a dusty road, on the horse farm of Parish Winters called The Pulpit in Northern California. We learn that Carrick, Crick for short has had a terrible childhood, an abusive step father and an allowing mother. Parish and his 14 year old son Deacon become the only bright spot in this young boy's life. Through school Deacon becomes more and more important to him. Crick realizes his hero worship and crush is so much more than the love of a brother.. Crick realizes he is different, and is not growing up" liking girls". One day swimming with Deacon and his friend Jon, Crick realizes he loves Deacon and wants a life with him.

    Parish has a fatal heart attack and Deacon puts his college plans on hold to run the ranch as his Dad did and also take care of Crick as his brother. We learn that he has always wanted Carrick to realize his dreams being a talented artist. Deacon wants him to leave their town and his horrible family that cast him out. Carrick has other plans. The day after their friends Jon and Amy's wedding held at Promise Rock, Crick and Deacon have cleanup detail. That day Crick plans, with his heart on his sleeve, his seduction of his love. Deacon seemed to know it was coming, and was happily prepared for it. After their beautiful encounter that afternoon, Deacon who is painfully shy, did NOT say what Crick wanted to hear quickly enough and Crick, always feeling like the other shoe would fall and Deacon would cast him out takes the long silence as rejection.

    The reader now has to suffer the pain of these 2 beautiful young men and their 2 year separation. You see Crick joined the Army and was sent to Iraq. This is a heart wrenching tale only the powerful storytelling of Amy Lane can deliver. To ease some of the more painful times of this separation Ms Lane has the young men writing, texting and twittering. This is the only thing that will make you smile. The finale , the explosion, with Carrick almost dying almost does Deacon in. The story spans the 2 years of our two loves trying to survive without each other.

    To conclude, Ms Lanes dynamic picture of the ranch, the side characters, and the love story is something NOT TO MISS As always Ms Lanes storytelling abilities surpass the norm. The M/M genre is somehow secondary with such a dynamic love story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    omg

    This is the best book i have ever read it made me horny, happy, sad and made me reflex on my life in a different way and i wish you could make another one like this

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    An amazing read that I couldn't put down, even as I reached for

    An amazing read that I couldn't put down, even as I reached for a box of tissues. This is a heart breaking and heart warming story of love, loss and forgiveness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Great

    Great and powerful love story. Get it, so worth the money.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

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    promise rock series

    all three of these are great too bad i had to buy the most resent from amzon

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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