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A Promise Broken

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  63 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
After a relationship gone bad, Hilary Matthews felt unsure about where she belonged or what to do with her life. Cue Zach Collins, a love ‘em and leave ‘em, no strings attached type of guy. The perfect distraction for her wounded heart. Just one problem. Zach isn’t some random stranger. He’s her brother’s best friend, and more than that, he’s practically family. And to com ...more
ebook, 315 pages
Published July 10th 2017 by AG Romance Reads LLC
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, sexy and sensational! A Promise Broken is a forbidden romance you MUST read!

Seeing the heroine's name solidified it, I would read this because how many books have a heroine that shares your name when you name is Hilary? The spelling even matched. I had to find out more about her immediately.

 When this book appeared on my kindle, I dropped everything else. Having read Garcia's books before, I knew I was in for a sexy, funny, and great reading experience. Her books are just real, and I love
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **

I love Anissa Garcia's stories. The kind that melts your heart, with endearing characters.
Oh my Zach ... swoon!


A Promise Broken is Zack and Hilary’s story. The moment I’ve met Zack in A Promise Kept, I wanted to read his story. I have to tell you, Anissa Garcia frustrated the hell out of me with this story. And I liked it. A lot. (I can't even imagine that I would be saying this one day)

Above all, the author likes to maintain a certain degree of co
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I LOVED Zach!!! I have been waiting for this story since A Promise Made, and Anissa did not disappoint. I loved that we got to got flashbacks to see different parts of their past since Zach and Hilary grew up together. It made me understand each of them more and made me fall for them even harder. I love all of these characters so much and I can't wait to see what Anissa has for us next!
Every once in a blue moon, words fail me. They are going to today, unfortunately. Because, there realistically aren’t enough words in the human language to adequately describe how much not just A Promise Broken, but how much the entire Promise Series, utterly wrecked me (more about the series later….I promise). A Promise Broken is the story of Hilary and Zach. Don’t know who they are? Well for goodness sake, get off your butt and BUY THE BOOK!!! You definitely want to meet them. Let me start by ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book from Anissa Garcia, and it won't be my last! I loved that we got to got flashbacks to different parts of both of there lifes, to see what makes them as they are now. It made me understand each of them more. The characters are richly developed and you really get a sense of being in the story versus reading a story. I love these characters, and I can't wait to see what Anissa has for us next! This story is told in alternating views.

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Keanna (KeyReadThat)
*Received from NetGalley*

Full of tension, love, broken hearts and promises this was a sexy, but heartbreaking book. It follows Hilary who's been in love with her brother's best friend for years. Unbeknownst to her, he's putting his feelings for her have been festering, but because his obligation to Hilary's family for taking him in so he's trying to hide the fact that he's in love with her.

I loved seeing the flashbacks of both Hilary and Zack's pasts that made them who they are as well as helpe
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was all about the feels for us...and it had it in spades!

The classic storyline of boy and girl who should steer clear of one another is a fantastic formula for an angst ridden read.  Usually the story is brother's best friend after the brother's sister, but Anissa Garcia took this one step further and made the potential lover's even closer by bringing the man into the family from a young age.  Not really family...but oh so close.

What did we love this about A Promise Broken?  Everything
Mayurakshi Paul
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A promise broken is a beautiful love story with a nice storyline and lovable characters.

Zach has lived with Matthews as their family member ever since his parents left him there with a lot of money. Zach is very lovable and relatable character. He is a person who could to do anything for the Matthew's family, because it is the only family he had ever know. He is kind hearted and a bit afraid to fall in love or have a relationship. 

Hilary is Zach's best friend Evan Matthew's sister, she is a stro
Lee Lowerre
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazingly magnetic. I found myself wanting more of Zach and Hilary.... This story has touched me in so many ways. The want, and the desire, of what you know you can't or shouldn't have but the feeling that it is so very wrong but you can't stay away! Anissa Garcia captures it in every element. The chemistry of these characters is so powerful that no matter how badly they fight the feelings their is NO STOPPING what is meant to be.... at the expense of family, friends, and lovers. ...more
Kari Hansen
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hilary needs to escape from her cheating ex so she leaves Boston and goes to Austin to stay with her brother Evan and his best friend Zach who was basically adopted by her family. She has feelings for him that are far from brotherly however they can never be more than friends.

Zach is not sure how to handle the feelings that Hilary causes he only knows that he can’t act on them as it would destroy his relationship with his best friend and the people that he is closest to. If only she wasn’t what
Colleen Mc (The Book Lover)
A Promise Broken is a heart-breaking, sexy, swoony and sweet read. I’ve been waiting for Zach’s story, and it did not disappoint!!

Hilary and Zach were both characters that I fell in love with. There was something very real and relatable about them which made them even more charming. They have their own flaws, insecurities, strengths and weaknesses. The chemistry between them is undeniable and no matter how hard they try to fight it, it’s only a matter of time until what’s meant to happen, happen
Maria Angie Mendoza
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've come to look forward to Anissa Garcia's stories. Her stories without fail are charming with just enough angst to make things interesting. A Promise Broken was no exception.
Zach and Hilary's story was sweet, funny and oh so sexy. This best friends to lovers story contained some unexpected twists and turns that had me wondering what the outcome between Zach and Hilary would be. But lies, secrets and betrayals just added another dimension to their story that made it more enjoyable. Their bante
Nicki Holt
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed, I cried, I screamed at my kindle. So well written I could not put it down. What do you do when you fall in love with the one person who can destroy your sense of family? Between hiding the relationship from those around him and hating himself more and more everyday for the deception, Zach cannot give Hilary up. What started out as friends with benefits ends up as soulmates but the rocky road to get there was what made this a truly heart ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy,sinful, and delicious

This book has some serious hotness happening.

It's my first book from this author and it will not be my last. What a beautiful and engaging story. Ms. Garcia, delivers a beautiful story of lust, love, pain, and truth.

It gets sad at times but it will keep you wondering what's going to happen. It's a page turner, grab a drink and a snack and get lost in the beauty of this book
Gab Mce
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Zach and Hilary have this exhilarating connection and getting to see them come together is amazing! Their chemistry is on fire! How do you live someone for that long and never go for it, that's the question that is answered in this book. Zach and Hilary are to strong characters who are brought together after years of skirting around each other. When they connect there is so much passion that the pages are on fire! This is an awesome read!
Isha Coleman
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
A Promise Broken is a love ballad that is waiting to be felt. Two people dancing their way through life, working with the cards they've been dealt. The heart delivers a mating call that entices emotions to take flight. However, the obstacles standing in their way prove an exhausting and daunting fight. There is beauty in reality and Ms. Garcia does a splendid job of relaying that message to the world.
I enjoyed this book, however I did not like that it’s part of a series and technically book 3. The series is a standalone with intertwining characters.

Zach and Hillary are great. This is a brother’s best friend and very well written. I enjoyed their banter and Zach’s brooding self.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zach is everything

I have been waiting for Zachs book For-Ev-er!
And he didn't disappoint me one bit! I love how Anissa showed the love that Zach has for her thought the book. It was always there.
And it was Epic!
Amy McNeece
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great book! Zach was my favorite character in this book. He was so caring but also troubled. He always put everyone's needs above his own. He made this book for me. Loved this book and will definitely be reading more books from this author.
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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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