Series: Rose Canyon

Keep This Promise by Corinne Michaels

Keep this Promise

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 9 Comments

From the moment Keep this Promise landed on my Kindle, I was over the moon. Readers will finally learn the identity of the mastermind behind the human trafficking case. One will also have the chance to see Holden get his happily ever after. In this the final installment of the Rose Canyon series, Michaels delivered an emotional tale riddled with suspense, intrigue and romance. Grab a copy and prepare for a scintillating journey.


Keep This Promise by Corinne MichaelsTitle: Keep This Promise
Author(s): Corinne Michaels
Series: Rose Canyon #3
Also in this series: Help Me Remember, Give Me Love
Published by BAAE Inc. on January 23, 2023
Pages: 342
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I am about to lose everything.
My home. My name. My future.
My husband was involved in something that could cost us our lives, and on his deathbed, he demands my daughter and I flee Britain. I had no idea he found her biological father, Holden James, in Rose Canyon, and that’s where we’d start over.
The moment we see each other, feelings I’d long forgotten rush over me. Holden doesn’t hesitate to care for us. We find ourselves reaching for each other, even when we should hold back. His smile warms me, his arms protect me, and against my better judgment, I fall for him. All the possibilities of a future are threatened by a looming past.
I’m being hunted, and it’s just a matter of time before someone finds me guilty of crimes I didn’t commit. Whatever trouble my husband was involved in won’t evade me forever.
I am trying to keep my promise and stay for Holden, but I don’t know how long it’ll be before we have to run.
My name was Sophie Pearson, but I vanished, just like my hope to ever find love again.

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Keep this Promise was an awesome read from the first page to the end. The events centered around Holden in Give Me Love set the tone for Keep this Promise. Holden received a cryptic message indicating a package would arrive soon. There was no forwarding address. Also, he had no clue as to the sender’s identity and what the package in question entailed. Well, in this installment, he learns that the mysterious package is a blast from his past. A package he welcomed with open arms and one which changed his life by bringing joy and danger to his doorsteps.

Keep this Promise delivered the perfect blend of suspense, romance and emotional moments. The characters will tug on your heartstrings with their vulnerabilities and innocence. While their fears and uncertainties emanated throughout the story, one cannot help but admire their strength in the face of danger. 

The romance which developed was sweet, passionate, and filled with emotions. Holden and Sophie shared an interesting moment three years ago. Although that event lasted only for a moment, the connection they shared in that instant re-surfaced when they re-connected years later. I liked that they didn’t act on those feelings instantly, especially given the circumstances that led to their re-connection. The story highlighted Holden’s protective nature. We also saw him overcoming his fears, opening his heart, and embracing love.

I wondered at the connection between the events happening in Rose Canyon and the circumstances which led Sophie to Holden’s doorstep. Initially, it seemed like separate events, but as the story progressed and the connection became clear. Soon it all came together. None of my guesses regarding the mastermind was correct, which, of course, led to a shocking revelation.

You may notice the vagueness of my review, which is a deliberate act on my part to avoid spoilers. Now, although each book in the series features a different couple, because of the overarching plot, it is best to read the books in order. Keep this Promise delivered an exciting conclusion to the Rose Canyon series. If you are looking for a new series with the perfect blend of romance and suspense to binge on, I highly recommend the Rose Canyon series.



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About Corinne Michaels

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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