The Secret – The Promise Series – Book 3 by Kate Benson

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The Secret
The Promise Series – Book 3
by Kate Benson
Published – August 10, 2014

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Just as her life finally seems to be on the road to happiness, an unimaginable twist of fate rocks Sophie Ryan’s world yet again.
Torn between two paths that promise her unconditional love and unbearable heartbreak, Sophie faces the hardest choice of her life.
New truths will be revealed, old demons will resurface, but when future and past collide, who will she trust to keep her secrets?

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I purchased this book with the other two after reading this series from book four hoping to become less confused over who’s who.

I still find the back and forth between POV is a bit confusing, and several times I had to go back a page or two to figure out who’s head we are in. However, the story is such that I can’t help but continue reading.

Sophie and Chase are at a turning point in their relationship celebrating their engagement, when Jack her “late” fiancé  shows up very much alive. This is quite the shock not only for Sophie but Ana (his sister)as well.

After the initial shock Sophie and Jack talk and then she leaves with Chase. Jack is devastated, Ana is fuming, and Chase is praying.

Everyone has a lot to come to terms with, especially Jack when he realizes Sophie is never leaving Chase for him.

We meet Sophie’s mother in this one, and all I can say is she is a consummate bitch. No mother should ever treat their daughter the way Grace treats Sophie. One of my favorite scenes happens during Christmas dinner, when Chase goes off on Grace.  This is a part of that conversation.

“That’s full of cheese and heavy cream, Sophia Paige,” Grace interjects, wiping the smile off my girls face. “If you’re having pie, you may want to make sure you don’t go overboard. Remember, a moment on your lips, a lifetime on your hips.”
What the fuck is wrong with this woman? “Grace!” Debbie says in shock from across the table.
“What? She wants to get married so badly,” she says in a saccharin sweet tone. “I’m sure she wants to look her best for Prince Charming here. I’m just trying to help!”
“Okay, I’m done,” I start, angry and determined to make my point no matter how childish it might be. Taking the bowl from her hand, I pile a massive portion on Sophie’s plate. Honestly, more than even I could eat, but I can’t stop. When I’ve all but emptied the serving bowl on her plate, I set it down with a thud and face my girl.
“Chase…” she starts, her eyes round from the shock of my reaction, but I can’t hold my tongue anymore.
“Sophie Ryan, I want you to listen to me. I love your hips. I don’t care if you gain five hundred pounds and I have to shove your ass in a wheel barrow and roll you down the aisle. If you don’t eat every single bite of that macaroni and cheese, so help me God I will call off this wedding myself,” I tell her seriously. Taking a bite of my ham, I look at her mother and smirk. “And she’s eating pie, too, Grace. All of it.”

Surprisingly it is not Grace who reveals the big secret but Jack. Thus creating even more anxiety for all of our leading characters.

These characters are very complex and I have come to love each of them. The relationships are totally on fire and the sex is red hot!

Alas, this is another cliffhanger and I am grateful that I can now re-read The Commitment with more knowledge of the character’s relationships.

5 Contented Purrs for Kate!

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Kate Benson Kate Benson

I grew up in Texas and moved to Florida when I met the love of my life 13 years ago. I wrote my first poem when I was five and it was about my love affair with pickles. I still love pickles but I like to think my writing has grown since then. I absolutely adore anything to do with books whether it’s writing them or devouring them in one sitting. I live on music, love, and sweet tea.

I am known for my silly but blunt personality. I’ve been lucky enough to find the love of my life, marry him and now we’re working on our happily ever after. He inspires me in everything I do, but especially in telling love stories.

I’m an ordinary girl living an extraordinary love and I’m so happy I get to share it with the world through my writing. I can’t wait for all of you to read my books!

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