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Promise Me

(Defiant Motorcycle Club #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,156 ratings  ·  141 reviews
From NYT and USA Today bestselling author Cora epic novel of heartbreak, desire and the healing power of love.

Promise Talbot needs to escape.
Forced into a polygamous marriage to a sadistic man, she grabs a desperate opportunity to flee his clutches.
And falls into the world of the Defiant Motorcycle Club.

Grayson Mercado seethes with the injustice of a long i
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published April 10th 2014 by Cora Brent
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 You looked like my last hope Stars


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“Fuck, it hurts to see you in pain. I just want to take it all away.”

Promise me is the second book in the Defiant Motorcycle Club series, and it was so damn good. It is longer than the first book which I loved, and gave me all of the things the first book lacked. I feel I really got to know these characters, and see their relationship develop. I will warn everyone, and say that the heroine is raped and beat in this book by her worthless evil bast
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barbara➰ by: Erika
I'm not going to lie...I was cringing and almost sick to my stomach the first 15% of this book. What Promise had to go through, the way she was treated by her "husband" was horrific. I'm glad I plugged through it though.

I don't know what to even say about Grayson other than he was the perfect hero...there for Promise, not pushing her too much but just enough to heal. He was awesome. Promise herself was so strong I wanted to shout and cheer for her, that she would push herself out of what she'd
I enjoyed reading this one. Been a long time since I read an MC book. I also appreciated the fact that the Hero was not some cheating manwhore. He was perfect actually. The heroine was very strong and likeable. The beginning wasn't an easy read. There is rape and other abuse. It was very raw.

I had a little bit of trouble when the book switched from rape and abuse to steamy hot sexscenes. I mean...Promise was raised in a commune. She was given away by her father to marry this sick fuck bastard w
4.25 stars

The relationship between Grayson and Promise was so sweet!!! Grayson was just an amazing hero, from the moment he appeared on the page. There was no angst between these two; they only had eyes for each other from the get go. There were so many sweet, beautiful moments between them -- it really fulfilled my need for romance.

Despite there being a scene with an ex-OW, it was clear that the hero regretted ever having been with the woman. He never reminisced fondly about having sex with her
It is a rare occurrence that I find a MC romance with no club whores/cheating/OW/sleeping around and degradation!

In this one I found a Hero with a body to sin but with exception: HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD! Not only that this Hero is well physically endowed, but also from the inside! he's protective and caring and would do anything for the heroine from the moment he sees her! My only complaint would be the beginning of the book was hard for me to digest! The heroines descriptive ordeals with her ab
After being less than ecstatic about book 1 in this series, I was a little hesitant about forging into book 2. But holy hell am I glad I did. I cannot believe how much I enjoyed reading this book. The author deftly dealt with some serious moral issues in this book and did it in a splendid manner. She gave us a hot romance between a hot biker man and a strong woman who had to fight so many battles. But she was strong and did it well with Grayson’s support. The plot was believable and I was drawn ...more
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe
Ok I really liked this one! It was much better than the first one. Grayson was a wonderful H- he was sweet, thoughtful and protective. Promise was a great h- she had been through a horrific experience but she was strong and had a great attitude. Also Promise was lucky because none of her new friends had sex with the H. That was a big problem I had with the first book- every chick the poor h met had banged the H. Anyway- the H did have one nasty ex who showed up once. It was minimal drama and the ...more
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rape
Loved the unique plot line...found heroine's story, interesting, horrifying and compelling. The story made me really feel for the heroine and her suffering, so up a star for that. The romance was very sweet, and I loved the alpha hero protectiveness of the hero and the MC men (usually MC men are pretty there are other men so much more evil that the MC guys seem rather innocuous). But WAY too many "I love you's", replacing actual dialogue. Who says it every 5 minutes? Maybe to your k ...more
Heartwarming MC read

I cant always say that about an mc read but with bbf Grayson in this one I can.

Promise had a sheltered upbringing part of a religious cult were men had more than one wife and old men took child brides, treating them as they pleased.

Promise was one of those girls, used and abused and desperate to escape the living nightmare.

When a trip with her husband took her away from her home the fear of another beating had her falling into the arms of this gorgeous biker.

Fate intervened
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I just finished it and I am actually sad it's over! Cora out did herself with this one. It totally rocked! All of it..... This the sequel to Know Me. It's a great short MC romance. You don't have to read it first, but it really adds to the story and helps you understand the president and Kira. Promise Me deals with some pretty tough stuff. The lead character had a rough go of it in the beginning. Her new husband was a complete ass. It is very well written. Not too much, but enough for you ...more
May 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bikers
First thing, Orion & Kira are just crass & disgusting. He's a complete douche who's a pervert for hooking up with her who is young enough to be his daughter. All they do is screw, day & night. It seems that's all these people do.

The beginning of this book was really heartbreaking & disturbing because of the fact that these cults exist in real life. But I can't wrap my head around Promise adjusting to normal life so easily after she escapes such a traumatic experience. She's been
The second half of this book was excellent.
This story had some strong themes of abuse and rape. It was not an easy book to read and I admire the author's ability to make this book an uplifting story. I thought Promise was very well characterized and the length of the story did justice to the change and growth in her personality as time passed. The dialogue of all characters was unpolished and jarring, more so than the context required but it was a minor part of the book. Grayson was the best ma
Sweet Daisey
I truly enjoyed this book. Promise Me is a sweet and sexy love story between Gray, a hot biker and Promise, a young, abused woman who escapes from a polygamous cult. First time I have read a story about a cult and those parts of the story were pretty chilling. Creepy old men with many wives marrying young teenage girls and abusing them. Disgusting. But with the help of Gray, her cousin Rachel and the rest of the MC, Promise is able to recover and blossom into a strong woman. I have to admit this ...more
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars

I had just finished Fired by the author and felt like an MC so figured I would give the next book in this series that I started another shot. It was good, not great but I still enjoyed it!

I have to give credit in that after reading her current novel, boy how she has grown as a writer!!!!! This book compared to her new book was a big difference and I congratulate her on her obvious growth. Now, I don't mean this was bad at all but I could definitely see how much potential she had and h
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it

Promise Talbot at twenty-one has been told she's to marry Winston Allred this is a situation she could have found herself in at just sixteen years of age if circumstances had been different, she will be his fifth wife.
Winston Allred is a cruel and violent man who takes full advantage of his position and Promise can see the life that lays before her but then she gets the chance to escape and grabs it with both hands.
Grayson Mercado is the man who saves her, he's suffered himself, he had the injus

Promise Me is what I consider a guilty pleasure MC/biker book. It wasn't the best of the best but it was an enjoyable read. I love a damsel in distress story. Add in a hot biker, some crazy cult bad guys...and it worked for what it was. A middle of the road 3.25-3.50 STAR READ.
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc
I liked this one ... it was a good MC story and in a lot of ways it reminded me of the MC series by Tillie Cole I am off to start book 3 now happy reading to all .. :)
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So sweet. Yikes. It was sad and rough, how Promise got to Grayson, but boy was he sweet!
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Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

This is the next book in the Defiant Motorcycle Club by Cora Brent. It is a story that will move you, horrify you and at the same time have you say there are still good people in this world that care for others. While this is a story about an abusive religious cult and a MC, it is more about a remarkable love story that shows all things are possible when love is involved.

Our story begins with Promise Talbot a member of sadistic cult that claims to be religious! T
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid 4.5 stars for a kinder, gentler biker romance with a religious fanatic, psycho twist.
Yes, I do love to read harder, grittier books, especially when there is a biker involved but sometimes it is a welcome respite to indulge in a sweeter love story but still containing a hard edge. I had just recenty read a biker book dealing with a polygamist cult (It Ain't Me Babe) and while this at first seemed to be very similar and reminiscent of that book, Promise Me was much less vile and the club
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
The storyline was weak and entrench with unrealistic characters however; had great potential. The book was hurried to compact several thing going on while confusing the reader and losing the true plot. The main heroine, Promise, is supposed to be a recent graduate from college, but the way she is written she could be only a preteen. She eluded a trifling attitude toward her own life and tendencies to portray insecurities. The main hero Grayson, is one dimensional and uninteresting. Sure he's des ...more
Great first half. The topic was interesting and the horrors Promise survived well written. I liked her character so much and couldn't wait to read the next chapter. I also liked Gray a lot.
Somewhere at the 50% mark Promise and Gray had sex, after that it wasn't the same. Suddenly they were having sex all the time. And Promise acted like she had years of experience. There was no hesitation, no fumbling, no instructions from Gray. How was it possible? Maybe there's something wrong with me. I actua
ugh, it was OK. Just OK. The story idea was an interesting one & the beginning of the book was good, quite dark and angsty but then it kinda fell face first into a hole of over the topness. All the "I love you's" every page & the sex every other page, just turned the book into silliness. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. There were also a few grammar mistakes - missing words, wrong words being used and even double words in some sentences. While this wasn't a deal breaker for me, it did ma ...more
Tracy Lundy-Munn
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Promise Me is the second book in the Defiant MC book series by Cora Brent. This full length book was a great follow up to the first book in this series. This stand alone book had a solid storyline with lots of unexpected twist and turns. The characters were raw and gritty and had smoking hot chemistry. Loved the polygamy spin to this storyline I think it definitely gave this MC book a different feel. Loved it!!
Lisa Cullinan
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mc-read
I really liked this book

This was a good MC read especially if you don't like bikers and violence being too graphically depicted. The love story between Defiant MC member Grayson and Promise, a young runaway from an abusive religious sect was sweet. The last third of the book seemed a bit rushed, but all in all, I enjoyed it. I'd definitely read more from Cora Brent.
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a weird MC series. Nothing, 'MCish' has happened outside of the opening to book 1. Still, I find myself oddly drawn to this small group of bikers that live in trailers, ( as in pull behind a car Airstream trailers ) and have no jobs. It's like Scooby Doo, MC style.
Michele bookloverforever
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I lived in Nevada..there was a polygamist town just over the border with this child bride carp, lost boys, abused women with no rights. this story spoke to me as I am a survivor of spousal battering too.
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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Other books in the series

Defiant Motorcycle Club (3 books)
  • Know Me (Defiant Motorcycle Club, #1)
  • Remember Me (Defiant Motorcycle Club, #3)
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