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A Promise Kept

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise.

Evan is drawn to his new neighbor. Grace is the exact opposite of the women he normally en
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Published June 6th 2016 by AG Romance Reads LLC
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Title: A Promise Kept
Series: Standalone
Author: Anissa Garcia
Release date: June 6, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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He never fit with a woman so entirely, but she owned him, and he would do what he could to own her right back.

A Promise Kept is your typical book about an average girl meeting a Hollywood star and the fairytale romance that comes along with it. This is a story about how one woman learned to accept the past, face her fears and take a chance on a most unlikely
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
I was so excited when a copy of Anissa Garcia's debut novel A Promise Kept showed up on my kindle. I dove into this baby and let me tell you I was not disappointed! I devoured it in one sitting.

We have gorgeous Evan Matthews, who moves in next door to Grace Clark. Evan happens to be a Hollywood movie star! They meet when property manager Grace heads next door to fix Evan's leaky pipe. Evan is attracted to his property managing, historical romance writing next door neigbor. But getting her to giv
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

*Actual Rating 2.5/5*

This book was a fast read that was enjoyable but for me lacked the ability to make me feel the character's emotions. I flew through the first half of the book and while it contained a few cliches like the neighbour next door and the girl who can change the player, it was quite enjoyable. By mid-way the momentum of the plot started to slow and the story started to drag. By the end I kept on checking how ma
Nay Denise
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Received a review copy.

Beautiful is how I would describe such a romantic story. Anissa Garcia has created a very beautiful romance that gripped me from cover to acknowledgments. I loved how this story flowed and how the romance continued to grow into tender love between two different, yet similar characters.

Grace was a very beautiful woman, inside and out. She is smart, hardworking and loving. She works as an author writing historical romances and as a property manager. Grace had a tough time as
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This book didn't evoke much of a response from me, which is rare. Usually, I finish a book and then just want to talk about it with everyone. I think the missing component for me was tension. It needed more of it and introduced earlier. I flew through the last 15% of this book because that's where all the story ended up. If the entire book was as action packed as the last of it, then this would have been a hit. I did enjoy the story line, but I just needed a bit more.

I received an advance reader
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This has to be the most beautifully and well written book that I have read this year! I could not stop reading this book. I could not put it down.... and I can not tell you one thing I didn't like about it. It was amazing... well maybe one thing, I didn't want it to end! It could have gone on another 200 pages, and I would have not cared!!

A Promise Kept is a sweet story about Grace, who is also an author who meets her new neighbor, Evan, who is a HUGE movie star. This isn't your typical
Rachel Caplinger
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

4 Stars

A sweet movie star next door and the troubled and guilt ridden property manager/ author with an explosive chemistry. The question is can they help each other with what they are each struggling with and fix what ails them? I thought this was a nice read, perfect for a cold day or a spring read. It has its funny moments and it has its sexy and sweet moments but I found myself with slightly higher expectations that what came out-- it was a good book, I throughly enjoyed reading it--- I just
Lisa Mandina
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun story, the main character Evan was hilarious, and I loved that Grace was a romance author.
Grace's friends are all fun, and they all like Evan and think the two of them belong together. In the end it takes a very scary event to force Grace to face how she really feels about Evan and decide that she can be with him, and still keep that promise she made her brother so long ago.

I had a few issues with some of the dialogue, such as characters constantly sayi
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars. Loved the premise of the hot celebrity movie star pursuing a literal girl next door type who has closed off her heart. Evan Matthews meets Grace Clark and is instantly attracted and thinks that for the duration of his filming in town, he and Grace could maybe have some fun together. I have trouble understanding why any guy would pursue a girl so seriously when she is not at all the casual type, especially with the knowledge that he isn't going to stick around. Still, Evan doesn't gi ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. **

4.5 stars!

I think I have a crush on Anissa Garcia. I read A Promise Kept in one sitting. Evan and Gracie’s journey was poignant, sweet and so romantic.
It was so beautifully written, I was utterly under the spell of the author’s writing.

I am so going to read Josh's story. Like right now.


I think I have a crush on Anissa Garcia. I read A Promise Kept in one sitting. Evan and Gracie’s journey was poignant, sweet and so ro
Breanna Eichhorn
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Grace was at a signing, when she was called away for an emergency broken pipe. When she got to the house she met Evan Matthews. When he told her that the broken pipe wasn't an emergency. She was upset about leaving her signing. Evan was trying very hard to charm Grace, she wasn't allowing any of it. Grace had a get together with her friends Marla and Jamie after she told them about the A lister movie star living in her neighborhood. Jamie decided that she was going to order pizza and have it del ...more
Peggy Dabney
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite line, " You're afraid of what others will think about your story, but nothing ever come from playing it safe, babe."
Grace, a struggling writer meets Hollywood actor Evan Matthews. He's smitten and she's afraid to trust any man. The banter between Grace and Evan is electrifying, fun, and sexy. Grace is determined to keep a promise made years earlier. Her fears threaten to reveal a painful past. Facing these fears is not something Grace is ready to handle.
This debut novel by Anissa
Sue Wallace
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A promise kept by anissa garcia is a romance and new adult read.
Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise.
Very good read with good characters. Grace was my favourite character. Lovely read with mixed emotions. 5*. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of
Maria Angie Mendoza
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great debut standalone novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced, easy fun sexy read. Evan and Grace were next door neighbors. She's the property manager for their properties and he's a Hollywood star. In true alpha male fashion he pursues her but she's not impressed. Grace has some unresolved demons that prevent get from getting involved. Not to be deterred, Evan takes it as a challenge, and uses some creative convincing to get her to go out with him took making their banter funny, and sexy. ...more
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing


In one word for A Promise Kept is WOW. This is the first I have read by Anissa Garcia and cannot wait what is in store from this talented author. I loved that even though Evan is an actor he is really just a normal guy completing Grace in every way. There is laughter, family, love and most of all healing in this book. I would love to see what else Annissa Garcia has coming for her readers definitely interested in Josh and Marla`s story. Lo
Gladys Avilés
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since the very first time I heard about this book I wanted to read it... And I knew it was a good story.. The plot is so beautiful and you feel like you are in a movie... Literally.
Gracie Lynn and Evan are just a perfect couple with a lot of issues (like usual when its about love) but always finding a way to solve them..
Its a great story, and Anissa has a very good sense of humor I couldn't stop laughing from the very beginning.
Thanks my friend for this beautiful book. Would like to read some
Karen Arrowood
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Loved the interaction between Grace and Evan. It's hard to believe that this is the author's first book. ...more
Shawna Shauntia
Oct 15, 2016 marked it as to-read
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Within the hour, Grace was working up a sweat as she huffed and puffed on the treadmill.  The gym was full of morning people who used all the elliptical machines, which was an unexpected and annoying revelation.  She grumbled to herself as she picked up speed and let Bruno Mars blast in her ears. 

                She slowed after half an hour and grabbed her towel to wipe her forehead.  Her peripheral vision caught a man walking toward her and she did a doub
Angela's Book Addiction
A Promise Kept, Anissa Garcia's debut novel, is a standalone, Hollywood contemporary romance told in dual POV. I really like both main characters, historical romance author and property manager, Grace Clark, and Hollywood heartthrob, Evan Matthews. The secondary characters were also very likeable.

Evan is a famous actor best known for the role of action hero, Captain Abrams. Renting a place in Austin, Texas while filming a movie there, he meets Grace when she responds to a call from his assistant
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

A Promise Kept is Anissa Garcia's debit novel and it is a great start for her. Trust me, you will be hooked on her novels after you read A Promise Kept. I truly enjoyed this novel. It was a great romance.

A Promise Kept is a story of seeing love blossom rather than love at first sight. I felt drawn in seeing how Grace fights tooth and nail to keep her distance from Evan. Situations in Grace's life has left her with a wall up. One no one has ne
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars! WOW ... what a great debut novel! Evan is the hunky movie star who doesn't have "relationships" with women. While on location filming in Texas, he rents in a gated community. Along comes Grace, the property manager, to fix Evan's leaky pipe. She has had a crush on Evan since he started acting and can't believe that he is now living next door to her. Grace doesn't do relationships either ... oh yeah, or one night stands or dates! Grace feels that she is not Evan's type ... they come ...more
Corinne Akers
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Promise Kept

This was my first time reading this author and I must say I enjoyed the book. As I read it kept getting better. The plot picked up and got more interesting as you got further into the book. I loved this book and would recommend it. I hope the other Promise books are about other characters that were introduced in this book!!
Kathleen Majorsky
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. The story had layers, and it took place in Austin! Very well written and good character development. Anissa even came to our romance book club meeting after we all read it. She's so great! Very talented! Can't wait to read all of her books! ...more
shanel edgmon
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know where to begin

This is one of the BEST books I have read I couldn’t put it down now I am sad it’s over I would love to ready more on Evan and grace I hope you write more books about them I would read them all it was AMAZING!!!!!! B
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

It took me a while to get into this book. I was so confused on what Grace was hiding. I was so happy that it wasn't my worst fears. Evan was a super sweet alpha that stepped out of his comfort zone because he knew there was something special about Grace. When I finally began to bond with the characters and road the roller coaster called life for them I was happy, sad, crying ugly tears and then jumping for joy. I just wish that
Mandy jones freeman
I did not want it to end

What a great read I was not ready for it to end. I cried and laughed through it all. It's a must read
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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» Review can also be found on Orchids & Amethysts.

Title: A Promise Kept
Author: Anissa Garcia
Rating: 3.5/5

Thanks to NetGalley and AG Romance Reads, LLC for letting me receive a digital copy of this book.

Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise.

Evan is drawn
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

This is your first summer read! This should be mandatory reading this summer, involving at the minimum a pool/bubble bath/ or sandy beach in the reading mix. I personally found myself locked away in the bathroom finding the privacy of a luxurious bubble bath and my kindle the perfect beginning to my summer.

If you know me, you know I lean towards the darker reads. Sweet reads don't tend to hold my interest very long. That being said there are a few authors that can write sweet romance th
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
I wasn't really a fan of this book. It's not that it was bad, it's just that there wasn't anything special about it. To be honest, it was a bit boring.

Not much happened in this book. There was the Halloween scene and the Thanksgiving scene and that was really the only memorable events that happened. I didn't feel like Grace and Evan had much of a connection. I know Grace was trying to act like she wasn't enamored by him, but everything just felt so forced. To be honest, she was a pretty boring,
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet easy read with a lot of heart

I really enjoyed this book. It was light-hearted but deep. I really loved the main characters and their interactions and their emotions. I feel like Grace is a person I would be friends with in real life and that would be easy bc I live in Austin!
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Anissa Garcia resides in Austin, Texas and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English. She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she moved to Los Angeles where she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre. After working in Hollywood, she returned to Texas where she has ...more

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