Promises Linger (Promises Series #1)

Promises Linger (Promises Series #1)

by Sarah McCarty

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BN ID: 2940013507791
Publisher: Sarah McCarty
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Series: Sarah McCarty's Promises Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 59,465
File size: 275 KB

About 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. 130 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
I discovered Sarah McCarty on Elora's Cave as an eBook back in the day when romantica was becoming more widely read. Loved it then and through multiple re-readings love and am enjoying more now. It has a hypnotic combination of action, humor, sexual content, and a raw grittyness that pulls you into the story and holds you there until the last word is read. I love Asa and Elizabeth as characters. They seem to fit together at first glance like pearls and leather only to develop into a pairing of worn chaps and faded denim. This author is on my must read list and has been so for more than 15 years. If you love your cowboys rough and rugged read this series and don't miss Mac's Law or the Hell's Eight series.
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
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great book
rainrunner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually left speechless but, after I picked myself up off the floor, I thought "I can't possibly write a review." Well, I'll try anyway. Is it hot in here?Asa is one steamy guy. Whoa. He can call me darlin' any time it so moves him. He's one of those bad boys who are soft on the inside and he sure is possessive with what's his.Elizabeth annoyed me on occasion but not enough to take off a star. I can't put my finger on what it was because I certainly understood alot of her behavior stemmed from being abused. Anyway, this is a great, hot read. Recommend.
amf0001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fairly traditional western romance with lots of explicit sex. Someone is sabotaging Elizabeth Coyote's ranch and so she marries (for the second time in as many days) Asa MacIntyre, a renoun gunslinger to make everything better. He's delighted to have a lady, she expects to be beaten and they fall in love. Not excellent, but better than average. I've kept it :)
blingtastic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very steamy, and fun read; good alpha hero and storyline takes place in the 1860's wyoming. willing to read more from the author
Dianna_the_huntress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent READ... I love the possessive, protective bad boy Asa McIntyre. He can call me Darlin any time any day. Elly got on my nerves sometimes but then I also think a lot of her behavior stems from her abuse and stupid school back East.. There were many good sex scenes and each helped to progress the story, the plot and the relationship between these two. Excellent read.
reneebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Sarah McCarty and I was impressed. This book was just the ticket and pushed all my buttons (the good ones). I love westerns and well written erotic love scenes and the marriage of convenience storyline is one of my favorites. Although not perfect, it was a very enjoyable read.Asa MacIntyre was a wonderful hero, sweet, funny, and very sexy. And very protective of Elizabeth. But Elizabeth was harder to warm up to. She was an independent strong character who knows what she wants and goes out and gets it, but on the other hand I found her rather humorless and prickly or maybe it was just that she was too serious. Asa loved to tease her, but most of the time she was clueless. Asa had a difficult childhood with a prostitute mother but he wasn't scarred by it and had a good sense of humor with a determination to live his dream of a wife and home. He wants a complete marriage but she want to maintain a cool distance. Elizabeth was raised by a brutal father and her skittishness is understandable but I still thought she was a bit annoying. Although their chemistry is hot, she takes quite a long time to admit that she loves him.Asa and Elizabeth work together to save their ranch from foreclosure. Asa believes her old friend is trying to sabatoge the ranch but Elizabeth has a hard time believing it. The mystery around the sabatoge was just enough to keep the story moving along.PL had a good plot, great character development, and some very erotic love scenes. The sex on horseback scene is worth the price of the book alone. (Grade: B)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third time I've read it. Well, written and I cared what happened to the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
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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