- Bonnie Dee
- Release Date
- February 2014
- Book 1 of The Promises Series
Contemporary Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance
After an abruptly ended engagement, Graciela Ramirez is dying of a broken heart and she has to attend her friend's wedding as the only member of her old group who's still a virgin. She sets out on a quest to do some things she's never done, including ending her virginity with a random stranger. Graci never expects that Neal, the hot musician she literally runs into one night at a bar, might become a man she could truly care for. But love doesn't arrive on a schedule, and that annoying virginity may not be as easy to lose as she'd hoped.
Jul 25, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
64 people found the following review helpful
She was an old fashioned girl who wouldn't go all the way before marriage...until her fiancé cheated.
Graciela Ramirez was devastated when Joey, the man she planned to marry, cheated. Even worse, Joey made her realize her chastity vow was unrealistic. She was stifling and dull; she made Joey feel half alive; living together was like living with a roommate who was just a friend. And now, prudish Graci, a twenty-five year old virgin, needed to find a date for her friend's upcoming wedding. Obviously, it was time for a quarter-life overhaul, so Gracie vowed to lose her virginity and embrace no strings sex, while on her way to becoming a new and exciting modern woman.
After a chance meeting with Graci in a night club, Neal Murray was intrigued. The two of them seemed to have a reciprocal spark of attraction but Graci seemed to waffle between hot and cold after their first date. Backing off seemed the thing to do in order to avoid having his heart broken again, but Graci couldn't seem to commit to an exclusive relationship nor allow him to quietly walk away.
In her new contemporary Promise Series, Bonnie Dee introduces five women whose lives are intertwined by friendship and romantic relationships. This first installment is totally relatable to the modern woman and is told with such style and ease that it's hard not to look forward to the forthcoming titles in the series.
Personally, I found Graci's old fashioned values created an interesting dilemma that made me sympathetic to her, but I was just as able to understand Neal's exasperation and frustration. And, while I won't give away the best bits of this gem of a novella, I will say that readers likely won't find themselves disappointed in discovering where Graci and Neal's story ultimately ends. Enjoy!
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