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Mine to Promise by Natasha Madison

Posted on September 10, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 3 Comments

Mine to Promise, is the sixth book in the Southern Wedding series. Now while I as disappointed with Mine to Take book 5, and Made for Romeo from her Made For series, I went into this one hoping for the best. Unfortunately, it did not go as I hoped. I am not sure, but it seems has if the author has lost her touch when it comes to writing quality romance.

 

Mine to Promise by Natasha MadisonTitle: Mine to Promise
Author(s): Natasha Madison
Series: Southern Wedding #6
Also in this series: Mine To Kiss , Mine To Have , Mine To Hold , Mine To Cherish , Mine To Love, Mine to Take , Mine to Honor , Mine to Keep
Published by Self-published on September 8, 2023
Pages: 270
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
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Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

From Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a small town, one night stand, secret baby, second chance romance.
When two worlds crossover. From the This Is Series and The Southern Series.From Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a small town, one night stand, secret baby, second chance romance.
When two worlds crossover. From the This Is Series and The Southern Series.
AddisonI never thought I would see him again.Especially while I was planning someone else’s wedding—yet there he was holding hands with his girlfriend.Our one night was wild and passionate; I could never forget him because it changed my life.Now he’s here—and the result of our one night is twirling in a princess dress at our feet.
StefanoI didn’t make mistakes.I was the one you called in when you needed answers.I was cutthroat but they didn’t pay me to be nice.I was in control every single second.The only time I let my guard down was five years ago.If I thought seeing the woman I could never forget again would throw me off—it’s nothing like seeing our daughter for the first time.

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The couple featured in this instalment, Stefano and Addison, engaged in a one-night stand five years ago. They parted ways without exchanging surnames. So when Addison learned six weeks later she was pregnant, searching for Stefano became an exercise in futility. Fast-forward five years later, Addison is planning one of her bosses wedding. It so happened that her boss’s fiancée is related to Stefano. A fact which Addison was not aware of until the day he showed up at the wedding. It was there he discovered that he was a father to an adorable four-year-old girl.

I loved how he immediately wanted to be a part of his daughter’s life. Also, I admired Addison’s willingness in allowing him to take up his role has a father. It was wonderful seeing the bond develop between father and daughter. The family dynamics as usual were fun, and it was wonderful catching up with characters from the previous books. Now, as much I enjoyed this aspect of the story, the romance did not work for me. 

When I pick up a book that’s classified as a romance, I expect to see the relationship between the couple grow throughout the story. I am looking for more than steamy moments between the sheets. I want to feel the chemistry burning between them, and the emotions leaping from the pages. Well, Mine to Promise failed all the above.

Readers are told that Addison and Stefano shared a connection five years ago, but one doesn’t get the chance to experience it. Five years later, they reconnect, but one feels no chemistry and the emotions expected were non-existent.  This made it hard to buy into their romance. They did profess their love for each other; however, it still makes one wonder if they loved each other or if they got together because they shared a child. I do believe, that with a little more length and depth, the romance would be perfect.

 

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
3
Writing Style
3
Pacing
4.5
Cover
5
Enjoyment
2.5
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

About Natasha Madison

When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
3
Writing Style
3
Pacing
4.5
Cover
5
Enjoyment
2.5
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne Star

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Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading

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