Blog Tour: Stealing Promises by Brina Courtney

Promises are made to be kept, never stolen. But that’s exactly what happened to Victoria Blane and Levi Manor. Tragedy strikes their perfect relationship leaving Victoria struggling to overcome the darkness that threatens to bury her. 
With Victoria’s life in tatters she decides that running away is easier than dealing with her troubles. But when a friend finds her on the floor in her kitchen, she knows it’s time for a change.

Brighton Hanley knows what it’s like to lose someone. He knows what it’s like to be haunted by things that can never change. When he meets Victoria he recognizes the pain she’s trying to bury deep in her eyes. He knows she’s trying to run away, but he also knows that you can’t run forever. 

Victoria is drawn to Brighton in ways she never expected. He becomes her champion, her life line… her sunshine in the darkness. But is Victoria ready to let go of the past and grab on to her future? Or will she run away from Brighton before she can be hurt again?

Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs. 

This is a difficult review for me to write.  I have many conflicted feelings about this book.  I was back and forth with how to rate this and review it.

This book starts out extremely slow.  It took me a really long time to truly get into it.  Once I did, it evokes some emotion.  There is a large sense of loss and love.  A girl trying to move forward.  

Once things got going for me, the book took a bit of a dive.  It got good, then it was over.  It left me feeling like I missed something.  I wondered where the rest of the book was.

Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad book.  It just isn't fully developed.  It has the bones to be a good book.  Just the meat and potatoes of the story seem to have been lost in the shuffle.  Some have raved about it.  I can see where it is loved.  However, it just didn't do it for me.  I needed more from the writing than what I got.

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