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Broken Promise

(The Denton Family Legacy #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  883 ratings  ·  61 reviews
The Dentons are the ultimate crime family, involved in drugs, sex, illegal fights, gambling, and much more. They’re vicious, but yet there is a rumor that whispers of a deeper legacy than that of their crime heritage. It is said that a Denton will only fall for a woman once, and he will fall hard. They will not settle for any other woman, and those that do, end up breaking ...more
Kindle Edition, 127 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Evernight Publishing
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Meret Punk
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads, 3-stars
3.5 stars (:
I liked this book :D..
The idea of the legacy is really cute and I enjoyed it..
Thats all really :P..
I think Im going to be reading book 2 soon, just for fun xD..
A Meh Story

It pains me to say anything negative because I like this author. Sadly I strongly disliked this book. So many grammatical errors and poor structure. The dialogue was lousy, cliched and juvenile. Lou and Jacob were likable but cut from the archetype patterns of a zillion characters from other stories. Trope, trope, trope sludge everywhere. The plot was predictable. It was so hard to enjoy this book. The best thing about it was the emotion in the writing. This story has heart but fell f
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a good book, the hero is crazy possessive and once he see's the heroine she is it for him. He doesn't even look at other woman(win) but they both talk way too much about his past and the fact that he has had many woman in the past. I get it if you are with someone you should know these things but after that lets move on. We know your past is your past and you won't apologize for it but I only need told that once. This wasn't horrible but after the second and times after that I was like l ...more
Vampress Bathory
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG THIS BOOK, MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! To say I LOVED IT doesn't even cover it!!!! It was unputdownable !!!
Sam Crescent never ever disappoints me, I am such a huge fan of her books!! Yes, I love myself some good contemporary erotic romance from time to time, who doesn't?
The story is awesome and even if the blurb may sound a bit cliche well it's not, or to say it in a more fitting way: it's a very good type of an almost cliche. This book has everything in order to make it work for the reader: awesome
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am going to like this series, enjoyed this entry and characters.
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review

I don't think I will stop saying this but Sam Crescent just keeps surprising me and her books are just so HOT and so OTT alpha males that you can't help but fall in love with every book that she writes and this one was no exception

Sam you have done it again babes, another HIT! I couldn't stop reading from the minute I started and wanted to scream when it was finished

If you haven't read any of Sam Crescent's books then start this one NOW!!
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love my men possessive,totally aggressive alpha and the heroine that will find a way to melt his heart.This is a book hold tight and doesn't let you go from the moment you begin to read it. I loved every single moment of the book and the story totally captivated and had me invested until the last page
Jennifer Finn
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Denton Family Legacy series by Sam Crescent. Maddox and Charlotte Denton have 6 sons and 1 daughter, Jacob is the oldest son, Tamsin is the youngest and the only girl. Maddox is also the head of a criminal empire which will eventually be passed on to Jacob since he's the oldest. There is a legacy amongst the Denton men, although some see it as a curse. When a Denton man finds "the one", his soulmate he knows immediately and no other woman will do. He will love her w ...more
*Dee's books!
Jacob Denton was a bad man as all the Denton men were, but it took one women, Louisa aka Lou Moore to make him believe in the legacy that bestowed all the Denton men. One look or could I say just hearing her voice, Jacob knew that she was "the one." As his father, Maddox had told him so many times only he would know when the right one was for him, but his father neglected to mention that the woman would not see the love at first sight point of view. Oh, no because Lou had heard all the rumors of ...more
Libby Harrison

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Lou): 25yrs old – 3/5
Hero (Jacob): 35yrs old - 3/5
Plot: 2/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes with babies
Triggers: H constantly reminding us that he has slept with lots of women before meeting h

Average score: 2.5/5

Best Line: h: “She hated food. No, that was an entire pack of lies. She loved food, but her body hated it.”

Worst Line: H: “Do you know how many women there would be who’d love for me to take them out?”

The Dentons know one thing, they will find one woman and fall hard. Jacob Denton has finally found his, Louisa Moore. Louisa's family is bad news, with the exception of her twin Riley. Jacob quickly realizes Louisa is completely opposite from the rest of her family members. Louisa wants complete honesty before she will even consider going out with Jacob.

Jacob decides he is going to court Louisa properly. He is completely honest about what he does and what she means to him. Louisa just has to dec
Chitra *CJ*
"Broken Promise" is the first book in Denton family legacy, and the story of Jacob and Lou.
Jacob is 35, and knows about his family curse. Having never found the one he spends time managing his family legacy, and fckng women.
A fight between his youngest brother Landon and his opponent Riley leads him to meet Rileys twin sister, Lou and after seeing her he falls head over heels.
My issues with this story
- I don't get the hero and his family threatening Lou to save the legacy
- I know he wanted to s
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Great premise. The men in the H's family fall in love with only one woman and they are determined to have them. Unfortunately, the couple did not have any chemistry. The h was too b*tchy and not likable. She had an attitude problem yet everyone kept talking about how sweet she was. Why the hell would you want to work at a strip club when you don't have to? Plus, this was yet another story about a h with weight/body issues. The story didn't flow and some things just didn't make sense. Lastly, the ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite

So with all the Legacy thing about the Dentons men loving one woman and being instantly obsessed with them, I was kind of excited to read this book. Unfortunately, the main couple didn't do it for me.

I just didn't feel any kind of chemistry between them. Plus, the hero was a total douchebag. Calling the heroine 'bitch' multiples times was not cool. Definitely not something I enjoy reading.

Also, the story had no flow. And to top it all off, the author killed a kind of important character and I
Jun 19, 2017 marked it as to-read
sale - 99 cents
May 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to read this, I like the idea of the Hero finding one women out there for him and being instantly obsessed with her. Sadly the execution and writing failed.

H told her she was being a bitch multiple times and that's just as bad as being called a bitch. He also kept mentioning he was a slut and liked pussy while the h was around!

He had a little black book full of sluts who’d take his cock without any question. There had even been women he called who were in the middle of fucking
Neringa Neringiukas
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sam did it again. Another series I'm hungry for. I mean, I wasn't even finished with this one and I already was wanting for the next books. Yes, books. In plural. I desperate not only for Jacob's brothers stories, but his parents and uncles, too.

I love Denton family. And I can't wait to see another one fallow it's legacy.
Tamica Green
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As usual Sam Crescent has hit it out the park. This book was fan-freakin-tastic, I wasn't even half way through it and i was looking forward to the next one. I could not stop reading it once i got started. So if you haven't read it yet, i suggest that you do
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great read by Sam Crescent!!

What a great book!! I couldn't put it down until I was done. I look forward to the next book in this series. A definite must read!!! Happy Reading!!! :)
Sorry DNF. Will try later.
Katarina Silva
NOVA Reviews

Okay so i need a couple of minutes to take this book in because I just finished it and I’m still feeling all the loss and the happiness that happened in the last chapters. Seriously, everything happened in the last few pages. People died, got married and lived happily ever after in 20 pages. That’s too much to take in in such a short notice!!! I was WTF'ing the whole time!

Sam Crescent really did a beautiful job with this storyline. It’s not very unique meaning that we all read books
Jessica Gomez
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. I loved that thr female lead was strong and independent with out being in your face torwards people. She had her own opinions but like any human woman, she at times showed her vulnerability. Granted she took her time in learning not to listen to other women's gossip. But it was thanks to that that she took the initiative in talking to him. And their relationship progressed further. I loved that the male lead Jacob. Actually had to work to get her attention. Even thou ...more
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Samia Mahim
Mar 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Read it only if you can detach your brain from all kinds of reasons. God i hated the book. The number of times they talk about the "legacy" is annoying af. I know that romance genre is not usually very practical but this book has never seen the ray of reality. It's based on a very imaginary prince-charming-in-his-white-ass-horse type hero. It almost felt like a fairy tale kinda book with a good sprinkle of eroticism.
Cynthia L. Turner
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Denton Family: Jacob and Louisa/Lou

An intense novel about the first born son of Maddox and Charlotte Denton: Jacob. Jacob falls for Lou very hard. The reader gets a look inside the Denton Family and their legacy. Louisa and her twin brother Riley are literally on their own but the Fenton's take an intense interest in the twins with Jacob attracted to Louisa/Lou. Jacob and Lou do get their HEA but it is earn with a tragic loss.
Fabiola Cadet-Destil
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Love

Thank You Miss Sam Crescent, This Was Very Sweet And Hot. I Love The Denton Family, I Was A Little Sad Louisa's Twin Riley Had Die, For A Moment There I Thought Riley Would've Been Tasmin's Love Interest In The Upcoming Years But I Guess You Have Something Else In Mind, Overall My Rating Is 5 Star⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐For This Book, Can't Wait To Read The Next Denton Family Legacy, Until Next Time Miss Sam Crescent
Shivani ~*My blurry eyesight wants more books*~
I'm not a fan of the heroine and the hero turned out to be very ordinary albeit an alpha. But many things were missing in this book. Detailings are crucial to me. They make an average book to extraordinary. Sam Crescent is known to write alpha possessive heroes who takes too much control but this one fell flat. I was not a fan of writing too. Perhaps good word building would have solved all the problems for me.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW..Great Start!

Love Sam series books have not been disappointed and been dieing to read the Denton Legacy and crime family.
Jacob the first son and Louisa her family are criminals too. So it was easy for Jacob not to hide business from Louisa but to convince her she the one made a good story.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia
This one was kinda "meh" for me.

I loved the uber alpha Hero & his mafia family but unfortunately, that was about it. The heroine was okay but not really memorable... just like the plot of this book.

And don't even get me started on what happened with the heroine's twin brother, Riley. Grr...

Here's hoping the next book in the series, Shattered Vows, will blow me out of the water! :)
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Sam Crescent is passionate about fiction. She loves a good erotic romance and so it only made sense for her to spread her wings and start writing. She began writing in 2009 and finally got that first acceptance in 2011 by Total-E-Bound.
She loved creating new characters and delving into the worlds that she creates. When she’s not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be foun

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