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Audrey's Promise

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she's unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy.
Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has a
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published July 24th 2013 by The Wild Rose Press
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Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Audrey Allen has to be one of my new favorite characters. She's strong, confident, sexy and determined. And Ethan, the bad-boy journalist who is also ambitious, confident and sexy. They are extremely mismatched, but when they come together sparks fly. They are also the kind of characters you can imagine having a drink with. Wonderful debut novel from a writer who is sure to have a long and successful career. ...more
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Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book made me think of the political story of the shows The Good Wife or House of Cards once I started to read it, and as I am a fan of The Good Wife, I couldn’t stop reading this story after page two. I had the story on my phone and sat in a hotel room on vacation reading Audrey’s Promise until I was finished, keeping my family waiting for me to be done so we could explore Montreal. And that
C.A. Szarek
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It wax a fast paved read for me that l could not put down. I love strong females & Audrey certainly fits the bill. I love her. Even with the past that makes the reader need to know more right now! And Ethan? Wow. Talk about HOT! A badboy with a smartass sense of humor. Loved him. This is a fantastic story w/ moments to laugh & cry. What a great read!
Skye Hegyes
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

This was an interesting romance. I was worried when I read the description that it would be heavy in politics, and I was glad to find I was wrong. It's interesting when a journalist bent on breaking someone down and destroying them has more respect for the person they're trying to break than that person's own family. I hated half of Audrey's family and the townsfolk even more. I didn't understand why Audrey didn't warn the reporter
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Contemporary romance with more women’s fiction laced throughout. This one was all about Audrey. She all about who she is. She was strong, level headed, independent, secure, confident, determined and herself. Ethan was the man that felt he had to take her down a few pegs to make his mark. The read gave you the people to love, to fall in love with, to dislike, to despise, to want to rally around and those to just ignore. I found Audrey to be the strong heroine that had much going for her but famil ...more
Vera mallard
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Although classified as a romantic suspense novel, the reader finds much more in Audrey's Promise. Author Susan Sheehey filled this novel with emotion, suspense, and intrigue. Audrey Allen's poised at the pinnacle of success. Running for senate in the great state of Texas, if elected Audrey, aka the Peacemaker, would be the youngest member elected. Supporting the establishment/funding for a much-needed crisis center as well as running for office, Audrey has a busy life
Melanie Adkins
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audrey's campaign was in full swing and she's decided to go back to her hometown for awhile. She knew things would be difficult there, but Audrey felt it was time to be part of her family again. The voters called her 'The Peacemaker' and she hoped it worked in her favor when she reached home. To add to her stress, an investigative reported asks to tag along. Audrey didn't want her secret to be told.

Great characters who are fully developed and relate-able give this book a perfect start. You'll
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I thoroughly enjoyed the plot in this book. While somewhat predictable, there were plenty of surprises, twists and turns to keep you guessing. Like any great contemporary romance chick-lit story, it was full of love, emotion, pain, angst, and just a dash of drama. Every situation that came up, makes you hope the story will get better
Roxanne Kade
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, quick read. Although the story was a little predictable, I loved getting to know the characters and I was intrigued to see how the drama would play out.

The mystery behind Audrey's departure from her hometown kept the story alive, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Sheehey dropped little hints as to what the tragedy was that happened a decade before, but she threw in a few twists for good measure and I was always kept one step away from the actual truth until it was finally reve
Mikki Cober
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
'Audrey's Promise' by Susan Sheehey is a poignant story about a young woman trying to erase the errors of the past by fulfilling dreams, not necessarily her own, in the future.

This book touched me deeply, and I admit that I did shed a few tears during my read.

Audrey Allen is a young woman not afraid to face tough challenges, but she hides a bitter past that she refuses to let ruin her future as candidate for the Texas State Senate. Her real goal is the sponsorship of a Woman's Crisis Center, a
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Susan will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. Audrey is a amazing woman. The way the town treated her after the accident is really awful. When Ethan wants to do a story about her she tells him no because of stories he has written about other people. Ethan is totally shocked by the way Audrey's family and the town treat her. What Ethan does for her at the end of the story is truly wonderful. This book deserves a higher rating than a five star review. I had the hon ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Audrey Allen wants to become Texas senator. She believes in herself. She is strong, confident.

Ethan Tanner is a hot, bad boy journalist.

Drama. Twist and turns. Love. Emotions. Characters. Plot. Story. All of this made the book a hooked read.

This is a really amazing debut book.

≧◔◡◔≦ 5 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦

>>>ARC received in exchange for an honest review<<<
Casey Dawes
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Audrey's Promise is a keeper. Engaging characters with deep problems keep the story moving forward, while the mystery of exactly what happened to cause an entire town to hate Audrey Allen creates a page turner.

I would have liked a little more resolution at the end, but the book is a fine read and I highly recommend it.
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Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How will Audrey cope when her nightmares begin to run her life a little more every night. Will this journalist find her dark secret and blow her whole campaign?
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
The plot's a little far-fetched and the Big Secret is not as stunning as I'd hoped--but nonetheless a fun and absorbing read. ...more
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author*

Man, this gave me the feels. I'm surprised by how much I liked this because I sincerely dislike politics and reporters, but by the time I finished, I was already making it my current favorite of the year. I'm an (urban) fantasy girl, but reading this really made me go through the emo-mill. Ethan is a hot journalist with tons of charisma and no morality, so when he decides to make Audrey his next meal ticket to New York, there
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