The Choice – The Promise Series Book 2
Publication Date: April 7, 2014
Blurb from Amazon:
“What fate would you choose?”
Just when it seems she’s finally moved on from one of the most difficult times in her life, devastation rocks Sophie Ryan’s world again.
When long buried demons from her troubled past resurface, Sophie is forced to face her darkest fears, questioning everything she once thought was real.
Will she be able to return to the path she once traveled? Will she turn back on the promises she’s made in the past? Or will she be confronted with the harsh truth that every decision, every choice, has a consequence?
When life thrusts a path in your direction, what fate will you choose?
At the end of The Promise, Ana and Drake are on the outs as is Sophie and Chase except for a brief phone call.
This book opens with Drake telling Sophie his cousin Chase has been in an accident and “they don’t know if he is going to make it.” Sophie flashes back to when Ana and her were notified of Jack’s death and collapses. Drake supports her and she they both head for the hospital.
Seventeen hours later Chase wakes up. Considering the trauma and surgery he has undergone he appears very lucid. Sophie and Chase have a brief talk before he is taken for more testing.
In the meantime Ana and Drake get back together as well so everything seems back on track. But let’s not get hasty here, this is the beginning of the book.
Here in the hospital when the doctor is evaluating Chase for discharge is one of my favorite scenes. Sophie comes out of the bathroom after changing her clothes while the doctor is speaking.
“Well my boy, if you’re feeling good enough for that I’d say you’re good to go home,” I hear him chuckle as my eyes meet Chase’s.
“Oh my God, Chase! You told them we had sex in here?” I blurt out loud enough for everyone in the room to hear before thinking, clamping my hand over my mouth seconds too late.”
Ana has decided to move in with Drake and Sophie makes her decision to move in with Chase although she won’t say yes to his marriage proposal.
Emily (Chase’s sister) is getting married right after Thanksgiving so before they all head to Florida the girls decide to have a night out. When Drake sees how Ana has dressed for the evening he protests until she changes. Funny how when they arrive at Chase and Sophie’s, Chase is having the same problem with Sophie. By the time Heather arrives it is a full blown battle of wills between those two. I was chuckling the whole time.
That evening doesn’t end well.
The wedding goes off with only a slight musical issue and Chase surprises Sophie with a side trip before they head home.
A fight with Sophie’s boss, then with Drake and Ana. Total Chaos. Drake and Chase are fine but Ana and Sophie aren’t talking. Next up is trip to Lucy’s (Ana’s cousin) for her son (Sophie’s Godson) JT’s birthday party. Where another major surprise awaits.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but these two couples sizzle off the page, the sex is passionate and downright steamy. I still don’t like the whole cliff hanger endings but I will deal since the story line is good.
I give 4 contented purrs for this book, but once again the editing gets a hiss.
Here are some of the editing errors that made me crazy.
“I had the CD player lying next to me on the cot the nurses had brought me in.”
“Her freshly painted toes were peeking out of strappy black hills that made her legs look a mile long.”
” I can’t help but notice when my heart skipping a beat.”