Book Review: No Promises by N. Raines

Published January 27, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
No Promises by N. Raines
Publication date: January 15th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
A new adult romance by multi published author Nona Raines writing as N. Raines

She never met a stray she didn’t love…

In high school, Sam Pennywell had a massive crush on Rick Russo. But he was her cousin’s boyfriend and strictly off-limits. Meeting Rick again years later, she can hardly recognize the man he’s become.

As a paramedic, Rick’s career is all about helping others. But in the line of duty, he’s become one of the injured. He’s caught in a dark place he can’t escape on his own. He can’t make Sam any promises of love. Promises are too easily broken.

Sam spends her life taking care of sick and homeless animals. She’s never met a stray she didn’t love, and Rick is the most important rescue she’ll ever make.



I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed reading this book; it was one that I could not put down. It’s not easy to get readers to not only to connect with the main characters, but to also connect the secondly characters. I not only adored Rick and Sam, but I loved Sam’s father and her cousin Britt.


The stories plot also hooked me a lot; I really wanted to know what was going on with Rick. At first I picture him as someone who didn’t want to work, but that changed the more I got to know him. I will also admit there were a couple of time where I found myself tearing up, between Sam’s story about her mother and Rick’s story about his job.


I would highly recommend this book for any new adult romance fans, It is one I think you’ll all enjoy.


N. Raines (who also writes as Nona Raines) is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild  Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs.  Her most recent work is the romance novella Write to Me and the transgender romance Her Kind of Man.

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