Promises Keep

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Being kidnapped into a bordello has a way of changing a woman's focus. On the day Mara Kincaid escapes the Pleasure Emporium, she vows to start living for herself. Rebuilding her life isn't easy as the town isn't fond of reformed fallen doves, but she's a Kincaid and Kincaids are known for their stubbornness. She's successful right up until the notorious ex-marshal Cougar McKinnely comes into town.

As big as a mountain, dark as sin, and wearing a reputation as deadly as the ...

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Overview

Being kidnapped into a bordello has a way of changing a woman's focus. On the day Mara Kincaid escapes the Pleasure Emporium, she vows to start living for herself. Rebuilding her life isn't easy as the town isn't fond of reformed fallen doves, but she's a Kincaid and Kincaids are known for their stubbornness. She's successful right up until the notorious ex-marshal Cougar McKinnely comes into town.

As big as a mountain, dark as sin, and wearing a reputation as deadly as the knife strapped to his thigh, McKinnely is a man who knows what he wants. By rights, Mara should be shaking in her shoes when he approaches her. But when the powerful half-breed turns his dark gold eyes on her, it isn't fear that has Mara trembling, but rather an overwhelming desire to be the kind of woman Cougar needs to satisfy his deepest desires.

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"Sarah McCarty has once again written an amazing and thoroughly engaging book in PROMISES KEEP... Ms. McCarty's vivid, realistic western setting and strong, unique characters bring the story to life, while also weaving together action, passion, and basic human nature... The characters are the best part of this book, and many will become favorites ... PROMISES KEEP is a great read that I recommend to fans of westerns and good, strong, fast-paced romance."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419951572
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/18/2005
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 390,824
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah has traveled extensively throughout her life, living in other cultures, sometimes in areas where electricity was a concept awaiting fruition and a book was an extreme luxury. While she could easily adjust to the lack of electricity, living without the comfort of a good book was intolerable. To fill the void, she bought pencil and paper and sketched out her own story. In the process, Sarah discovered the joy of writing.

Sarah writes what she loves to read; fast paced stories with vivid dialogue, intense emotion and well developed characters. Her attention to detail in her stories has earned her multiple awards and a reserved spot on Keeper shelves everywhere.

Sarah writes for Harlequin HQN, Harlequin SPICE, Berkley HEAT and Berkley SENSATION.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVED Cougar

    Yum. Cougar is an ultimate alpha male yet very gentle with his woman. The sex is very graphic but the underlying love story is awesome. Wish I had a Cougar.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    A DEFINITE KEEPER!

    Another HOT historical romance from Sarah McCarty! Sarah's writing pulls you in from the first page and refuses to let go till the last! Cougar McKinnely promises Mara Kincaid he's going to make everything alright, Mara tries to make him forget it. But Cougar always keeps his promises. Promises Keep is the second book in Sarah McCarty's 'Promises' series,while you can read this as a stand alone,you also get a glimpse of Asa and Elizabeth from Promises Linger.After reading this one you'll be anxiously waiting for the next 'Promises' book,Clint's story in Promises Prevail. You can't stop at reading just one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    great series

    enjoyed the series-can't wait for the next book about Cattle Crossing

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    3 1/2 Stars

    I really loved parts of this book. I loved the the strength of Mara character and the tragic way her and Couger meet. However is it just me or did some parts of this story drag on? Overall nice read, just not my favorite from this amazing author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Aggravating Read...

    I like Sarah McCarty, and most of her books. But as I'm reading this one, it's irritating how fragile, yet strong-willed she makes Mara (main female character), while making Cougar (main male character) the uber-alpha male. I mean, c'mon...really? It's great that Mara can keep her chin up with all of the horrible hands life has dealt her, but how can she survive out in the wild territories, unless she has her "big, strong man" to hold her hand? It's fine as books go, but make me believe this one, Sarah; make me believe in Mara.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2005

    Ms. McCarty does it again!!

    Another superbly written story by Sarah McCarty! Cougar and Mara get together under less than honorable circumstances, but find a way to make things work despite all the obstacles standing in their way. PROMISES KEEP is a wonderful, spell-binding story that will have you turning page after page in anticipation of what comes next. I am a HUGE fan of Ms. McCarty's work as she always pulls me into her stories with her meticulously woven characterization. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in the 'Promises' series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    Hotter than the Old West in the deep summer!!!!

    In PROMISES KEEP,Sarah McCarty writes a very emotional tale that captures your attention from Page 1. I felt every emotion Cougar and Mara were going through. PROMISES KEEP wrangles you into the old west that was 1869 Wyoming. Cougar and Mara are well fleshed out characters and Cougar is one of those rare heroes, especially for those times. Cougar is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Mara that she is the only woman for him and his forever, sigh. Cougar wants Mara the old fashioned way; he wants to earn it. Mara is an innocent, but she's a fighter and she definitely gives Cougar a run for his money. When Cougar and Mara do get together, you better have the AC on for their passion is as intense as the story itself. Learning to trust herself and trust Cougar is something that Mara must do for these two to once and for all accept that the love that is being given, is true love indeed. The secondary characters in PROMISES KEEP not only add immensely to the story, they play a big part in helping Cougar and Mara find the path of togetherness. We first met Cougar in PROMISES LINGER, the prequel to PROMISES KEEP. We are treated to see what is happening with Asa and Elizabeth from PROMISES LINGER, as well as many others, especially Cougar's friend, Clint. Clint's story, PROMISES PREVAIL, is next in the continuing saga of Sarah McCarty's men of the west and the women who love them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Great series!!!

    You wont be disappointed. Western setting,lots of sexiness and hot sex.....so good! The whole series is fantastic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Love

    What a man!

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    love all her books!!!! awesome writer

    love all her books!!!! awesome writer

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    Interesting Storyline

    Okay, it's a McCarty book so there is lots of kinky sex...lots of it...but this also has a great storyline with an unpredictable heroine. Just be prepared for the occassional "punishing her with his manhood" scene!

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    LOVED it!

    Loved this book -- sexy, romantic....couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Ok not her best

    I felt it needed more of a story line - however I did enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Just okay

    Not the authors best or worst. Gets too lost insome places. Cougar is awesome but the whole womans rights thing was stupid for this book. Where did that come from?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    First

    When I first started reading Sarah McCarty, I liked all of her Hell's Eight series. I then tried this (promises) series. This is my second one, and so far I am a little tired of all the sex. A little more story about Mara's background and Couger's would make it a lot better. Oh, well. I'll finish it and hope it doed get better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Not quite as good as #1

    But still good. The sex was a little over the top. But a nice story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    I just don't know

    I just don't know what it is about this author that i get really into her books for about the first hundred or so pages and i just lose interest. Every single one of her books i have left unfinished and i just don't know why that is. The only thing i can think it could be is that her characters are just not engaging enough for me, so this will be my last book from this author, sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    For those who love series books

    Such a well written engaging series. Absolutely adding this author to my favorites. Engaging characters, great/hot romance. LOVE the book length, so tired of short reads.

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

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    erotic and hot but...

    first let me say this was a great story but with two glaring flaws the setting is this cougar mckinnley is an adopted half indian who's in mourning for his fiance who died due to her own bigotry and stupidity good riddance I say he is at a bordello trying to forget but is impotent so the madame sends him up to see her new addition mara kinciad who as it turns out has been drugged and is oblivious sold by her own father she is abused by the madame and her henchmen flaw number one cougar rapes her unaware that she is not acting and discovers she is a virgin now what kind of premise is that to start a relationship on she does not remember of course after the madame and her flunky are dispatched one of my favorite scenes her by mara and him castrated and killed by cougar they escape I love how patient he is with her gentle and loving showing her what real love is all about with positive reinforcement but he is a demanding control freak and she is headstrong flaw number two she takesup the cause of women's sufferage which did not breach our shores until decades later wish fufillment on sarah's part asa and elizabeth are also in the story which is nice but in my opinion the love scenes are much better in this book more anal erotism including salad tossing I love this story even cougars parents are a delight several great characters I cant wiat to read the next book highly reccomended I would have given it two stars except for the rape aspect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Got to READ

    I absolutely love this book. I love the whole series. This book has the hotest scenes and will make you laugh so hard. I love Cougars wife Mara she soes the funniest stuff to him. The man sounds so yummy. everybody could use a man like him.

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