Promises Linger

Promises Linger

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by Sarah Mccarty
     
 

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Promises Linger

Book 1 in the Promises series by Sarah McCarty.

1868 Wyoming Territory

Elizabeth Coyote will do anything, anything at all, to save the ranch she loves, including marrying Asa MacIntyre, a broad-shouldered, lean-hipped silver-eyed gunslinger with a ruthless reputation for getting the job done.

Asa dreams of a place of

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Promises Linger

Book 1 in the Promises series by Sarah McCarty.

1868 Wyoming Territory

Elizabeth Coyote will do anything, anything at all, to save the ranch she loves, including marrying Asa MacIntyre, a broad-shouldered, lean-hipped silver-eyed gunslinger with a ruthless reputation for getting the job done.

Asa dreams of a place of his own, a wife, and the respect that comes with both. Marrying Elizabeth may have started as a means to an end, but nothing in Asa's wildest dreams prepares him for the excitement of unleashing the carnal woman beneath his wife’s prim and proper exterior.

“Those familiar with this author know she’s the queen of writing fresh, sensual westerns with characters that will remain with you long after the last page is turned.”—A Romance Review

Editorial Reviews

Barb X - XX XX
CAPA NOMINEE BEST HISTORICAL EROTIC!

"Promises Linger is an out-of-the-ordinary erotic romance!"
Nicole Hulst
REVIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD!

"PROMISES LINGER is by far one of the best books this year. Sarah McCarty has an incredible ability to create some of the most intriguing and believable characters. This is erotic romance at its best. Extraordinary and astounding, PROMISES LINGER will have you yearning for more of Sarah McCarty’s wonderful writing."
Barb X
CAPA NOMINEE BEST HISTORICAL EROTIC!

"Promises Linger is an out-of-the-ordinary erotic romance!"
Teri X
5 ANGELS! -Fallen Angels
"...Ms. McCarty teamed that humor with some seriously page-burning love scenes and heartwarmingly realistic circumstances in this time period. All this comes together to create a truly touching and page-turning story. Get it, you'll love it! "
Shelley X
5 STAR KEEPER!

"Sarah McCarty has written, hands down, one of the best erotic romances I’ve ever read. ... This is 'romantica' at its best!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013507791
Publisher:
Sarah McCarty
Publication date:
11/21/2011
Series:
Promise Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
63,984
File size:
275 KB

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 Linger 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 120 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this was agreat book in a great series i almost want her to continue to just keep writing about these characters and what happens thru out their lives. Must start with the first in the series
davey800 More than 1 year ago
this is the first in a series it is the story of elizabeth and asa two strangers who thruogh curcimstances end up married to each other after elizabeth dumps her useless first husband for stealing and since the marriage was never consumated it is easy she owns a ranch she inherited from her abusive father who thankfully died but since she is a woman in 1868 she cant own property hence the need for a husband the ranch hands are disrespectful espiecally one named jimmy who near rapes her till asa puts him in his place someone is sabotaging the ranch and they try to find out who the love scenes are erotic the mian reason to buy the book and contian my favorite anal eroticism but asa is too arrogant by far and why must all of this authors women be damaged elizabeths innocence is charming it is a great story I highly reccomend it
JC_Rubio More than 1 year ago
Definetely one of the best alpha male stories I've ever read. I loved everything about this book. I read a couple of chapters and I was completely hooked I couldn't stop reading. In one word this book was AWESOME. I can't wait to read more in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Another great book from a wonderfully talented author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her books all of them this one was one of my favorites by her both people are so easy to like
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to read a story that is HOT and mixed with tenderness and emotion, you've found what you've been looking for. Sarah McCarty is an excellent author who has an extraordinary talent for creating irresistibly sexy Alpha males and pairing them up with their perfect woman. This was my first book from Sarah McCarty, but I went on to read the next title in the 'Promises' series, Promises Keep which was also a keeper! I'm impatiently waiting for Sarah's next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I feel the need to preface my review with an explanation of the 5-star rating I've given. I've never given a book that high of a rating, mainly because I am highly suspicious of reviews that gush about a book that turns out to be underwhelming. So I am perfectly willing to admit that maybe I read this book at just the right time or that I was in just the right mood, and just because I think it's worth 5 stars doesn't necessarily mean you will all agree with me. But you should really agree with me. :) Because it was amazing. I fell in love with Asa, the quintessential Western alpha male, and with Elizabeth, the tough-yet-soft alpha female. One thing I especially loved about this story is that, even though it had a little bit of the stereotypical misunderstanding between the two main characters, it didn't fall into ridiculous territory. The male thinks he knows what's right for the female (leaving her), and she doesn't allow him any room to try. And the plot was an actual plot, not just an excuse for sex scenes. And speaking of sex scenes - this book contains a whole lot of hot, steamy, make-your-toes-curl ones. There's no rough play in it, but the language gets a little dirty. McCarty doesn't refer to his "stiff member" or her "aching valley;" she uses words that Amazon would block my review for. Also, there is some description of anal sex. If any of those are deal breakers for you, you shouldn't get this book. I loved this book so much, I immediately got the next two in the series (Promises Keep and Promises Prevail).
bookpal More than 1 year ago
just started this series and have already fallen in love
PJSM More than 1 year ago
Great story. The outcome is somewhat predictable but I still enjoyed the journey of these two. There's enough other things going on to not guess everything that's going to happen. The sex is a bit graphic and I could do without so much detail but I have read a few of Sarah McCarty's books and wouldn't not read them for that reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Coyote will do anything to keep her family’s ranch, the Rocking C, including marrying up with gambler and all around drifter, Asa MacIntyre. Asa, is the son of a prostitute and a graduate from the school of hard knocks, and marrying Elly gives him stability and the respect he’s been looking for his entire life. But an unknown enemy lurks in the Wyoming Territory willing to commit murder to snatch their new found happiness away from them both. The first third of this book was wonderful and well-paced. We’re introduced to Elly and I immediately cheered. YES! A heroine who walks into a bar, ‘divorces’ her first husband, grabs the payroll money he stole, and finds her second husband has my allegiance. What a firecracker! And Asa is such a marvelous hero as a guy who’s not afraid of a strong woman. But…what’s the story question? *** SPOILER ALERT**** I’m giving this book 3 stars for three reasons: 1) The sub-plot was not interwoven with the romantic plot as well as it should have. Once Elly and Asa make love, I thought the conflict (sexual tension) vanished and I struggled to finish the book. Erotic romances are driven by a different story question than conventional romances and I felt this story question (“Will our Hero and Heroine overcome the forces working against them so that they can stay together and find their HEA?”) was lost/non-existent during the middle of the book, then re-introduced in the end. Once the sexual tension is lost in erotic romances, forces (sub-plot, internal conflict, etc.) acting to keep hero/heroine apart create conflict. In this book, the sub-plot was the unknown enemy trying to ruin the Rocking C. Conflict is the engine of the story and drives the story (and the reader’s eyes) forward. Thus, when the conflict is gone, the story dies. 2) Sure there was an external force working to keep them apart, but why not use Asa’s background, his internal conflict to drive a wedge between them? Most of the story was focused on Elly and her growth as a woman, but I felt that Asa’s growth was overlooked. Here is this street-wise, confident man who marries his dream woman and finally gets the respect he wants. Goal complete? HEA? Hardly. I wanted him to fight harder for that respect – not with his fists (which is what he did), but to use his brains and rely on Elly more. He never learned to do that and even at the end was willing to believe Aaron over Elly on who the villain was…boo. And let’s talk about Brent as the villain. Not only does he admit to sabotaging the Rocking C, he also (conveniently) admits to killing Elly’s mother when she was a child. How old is this man? And no one from town remembered him or even suspected? Yes, very convenient villain with no known motivation. I liked Aaron as the killer and he had more motivation. 3) There are several times when the dialogue is flat and does not move the story forward. I felt the dialogue volleyed back and forth for no particular reason and I couldn’t ‘hear’ distinct character voices. I got the impression McCarty was trying to draw out particular scenes for word count and used dialogue to do it. This book taught me the importance of dialogue and balancing the Hero/Heroine External and Internal conflicts to drive the story forward. It’s been recommended to say the dialogue out loud and I will certainly do this to find problems.
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Love all her books n this one is good too. A great writer with a good sense ofusing wordssn love scenses r hot.
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Good Book
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Loved it. Just the beginning of a good series I hope.
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This is the best McCarty I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a horribly written book! It shouldn't take 5 pages just to write out one feeling. I couldn't even finish. Terrible.
pammy1483 More than 1 year ago
love this book, sarah never disappoints
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a hard time getting in to this book when I first started to read it, but I loved her Hell's Eight series so decided to try putting it away and read at a later time. So glad I did. Who wouldn't want a man like Asa? Good story, surprise villian. Very well written. Look forward to the rest of Promises books.