Promises Keep

Promises Keep

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by Sarah Mccarty
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419951572
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date:
02/18/2005
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
933,241
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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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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Promises Keep 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
iluvbooks81 More than 1 year ago
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.
ReadingVixen67 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in this series was great so i purchased this one. This book is awful could not even finish. The story drags on, Cougar and Mara do nothing but fight, argue, n disagree, the story is just one constant argument with some sex thrown in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wont be disappointed. Western setting,lots of sexiness and hot sex.....so good! The whole series is fantastic.
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What a man!
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mommiesallikat More than 1 year ago
love all her books!!!! awesome writer
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
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!
ladyginger More than 1 year ago
Loved this book -- sexy, romantic....couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt it needed more of a story line - however I did enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
But still good. The sex was a little over the top. But a nice story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.