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A Broken Promise

(Loving Again #3)

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Ben and Donnie are happier than they've ever been. Zac's adoption went off without a hitch, their new home is tranquil and the perfect place to build their future.

But Donnie can never catch a break. An old affliction flares up again and as a result his physical condition is more precarious than ever. Helen is nervous about the environment to which Ben subjects their daught
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Kindle Edition, 127 pages
Published March 22nd 2019
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Jenny Wood
Mar 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Are....you....kidding????

You give us three books to get invested in. To watch these guys fall in love, deal with death and disease and adopting a sick baby. They’ve been shot, more sickness, rude exes and all the while they’re there for each other. They go through so much together, overcoming so so so much. Then, falling in love and making a life together… And then BEN CHEATS????? Not even just once, but loads of times, for weeks! What the actual F?

Nope. I don’t even care what else happens.

And t
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Cee Brown
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
•*´¨)✯ ¸.•*¨)
✮ (¸.•´This series brings home the open mindedness of the MC Ben, a police lieutenant, who following self discovery, found that he could love again, this time outside of his realm, with another man. Ben had gotten his life sorted out, and eventually married his partner Donnie, who was medically compromised. Together, they formed a family, becoming three in book 2, A New Life.

However, when push came to shove for both Ben and Donnie, "...it was about lies, and deceit, and that was so
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Pat
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh. Great series.

Oh my, how much can Ben and Donnie endure? So much more it seems, until all is right again. Such an emotional read. Loved it.
Karolina Cebula
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review in English and Polish || Recenzja po angielsku i polsku

Ben, Donnie and little Zac's life is like a fairy tale. They are happy, surrounded by friends and love. However, this idyll doesn't last long because Donnie gets sick again and this time nursing him back to health is really difficult and takes time. As if it is not enough, for the sake of her daughter's health, Helen wants to limit her contacts with her father. Ben barely copes with all this, and just when the weight of the world is t
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Meg
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay. I agreed to read this book before there was a blurb, but I knew from the title alone that I was not going to be happy with this one. Boy, was I right about that! This is the third book of the Loving Again series, and definitely should not be read as a standalone. The characters are well developed as with the first two books, and the writing style is easy to follow and flows nicely.

Unlike the previous book, the author focuses more on Ben and how he is handling everything going on in his lif
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K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3

People make mistakes but love can aid forgiveness.

I was nervous to read this story based on the blurb and title but I liked Mel’s approach. It’s real and reflects human nature and thankfully revealed the strength of Donnie and Ben’s bond.

Poor Donnie is dealt yet another hard (health) blow, he never seems to catch a break but the connection between Donnie and Ben is being tested and strained with yet more complications and life challenges. With Donnie navigating sickn
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Sarita Chapdelaine
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is a well-written and interesting story with amazing characters but I definitely liked the first two books in this series more. I was so looking forward to reading this book and had high hopes that Donnie, Ben and Zac had finally settled into an easier life. They deserve it after everything they have been through but I should have known the direction this book was headed in by the title. I was still shocked and disappointed by Ben's actions and I wish that the author hadn't gone there with ...more
Ayla
Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, sick-hospi
3.5 stars

This book was tough. I love Donnie and I just wanted him to get a break and he absolutely did not get one in this book. I wanted more light in Donnie and Ben's story! Zac was a super cute addition; even with all of the angst and sadness he made things a little bit better.

I was a little confused by some of the timeline and there were some details that did not add up. There is also something that happens in this book that is a hard no for a lot of readers and this was my first time rea
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Anita
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
So Book no 3 for Ben and Donnie. Donnie just can’t catch a trick and again struggles with his health. Ben acts in a way that personally I can’t condone but I can see how he craved comfort and normality. I just wish these two could have some good news for a change and they were finally heading in that direction at the end. I love the never ending support these two get from Sara and Arthur, Zac is one amazingly happy little kid and we had a HFN/HEA I’m hoping with that ending cos I don’t know how ...more
Modwena
Mar 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the conclusion of Ben and Donnie's story and life does not seem to be getting any easier for this couple. Donnie has new health issues and both men are desperately trying to push through, not in any small part for Zach. Something has to break, especially as communication starts to to falter and things begin to really fall apart.
I really enjoyed the fact that these books have a very real feel to them, nothing is sanitised or sugar coated. The relationship at the centre faces so many setba
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Violet  Marshall
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not WThis is the third book in The Loving Again Series. I am speechless this is the first time that I have given less than 3 stars. So, I don’t do lightly, but I can NOT stand cheating period end of story. There is not good reason for it I get the emotions and hormones can go crazy but that is not excuse. I really liked Donnie, but I will not be reading anymore of the series and maybe not any further books from this author. Yes, my whole review is on this one point, but it ruined the book for me ...more
Kathryn Manzella
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Broken Promise is the third and final book in the Loving Again series by Mel Gough. It finished off the journey of Ben and Donnie and the family they have created. And it wrecked me.

From the title, we know we are in for an emotional ride. And Mel Gough delivers a story with as much punch to the feels as it gives tender caresses. As much as I wanted to scream because of betrayal, I still yearned for out guys to find their way through... together and stronger.

I received an advanced reader's co
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Margaret Andrews
Jun 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Kaila
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
good story.. i enjoy this theme/genre.. it was fast paced and interesting.. some spots were slower and made me mad.. lol.. but overall it was really well done and enjoyable. i liked it
Lisa
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I really enjoyed this series this was my least favorite but I still enjoyed it.

Donnie hasn’t had it easy at all and things just go from bad to worse when things finally seem like they are getting back on track he is hit with more bad news regarding his health issues.

I just found Ben buried his head in the sand and let things get too far out of hand it takes him almost loosing everything for him to realise what he has. With easy temptations thrown in his way he just gives in too easily.

I
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Mel Gough loves writing about love – but with a twist. Nominated for the 2019 Selfies Awards, her bisexual romantic suspense novel He is Mine is a typical Mel Gough story. She needs her HEA fix, but on the way there will be thorns and fire, and sometimes brimstone. All right, that might be over the top, especially since her stories are firmly based in the real world - though not always in the here ...more

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