Friday, November 11, 2016

Today's Promises by S.R. Grey

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Starting over isn’t easy, especially when the past keeps coming back to haunt you. 

Flynn O’Neill and Jaynie Cumberland thought life outside the foster care system would be a breeze. Now eighteen and sharing a home in the quaint, little town of Lawrence, West Virginia, their new start should be nothing short of idyllic.

Unfortunately, it is not. 

Flynn and Jaynie are discovering that picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and moving forward is far from easy, particularly when the past keeps rearing its ugly head. And then, as if things weren’t tough enough, they are told the evil Allison Lowry, their former foster sister, may be released from prison early. 

Committed to not allowing that to happen, Flynn and Jaynie begin to search for ways to keep their former tormentor behind bars. In doing so, dark secrets are uncovered. But instead of setting this young couple back, these new developments allow Jaynie and Flynn to grow closer than ever. As their commitment to one another deepens, these two broken people find new purpose and, more importantly, realize the healing they so deeply desire is finally within reach.

Today’s Promises is the beautiful, stirring conclusion to Flynn and Jaynie’s journey that first began in Tomorrow’s Lies. 

"Facing your demons head on, the ones from the past, that crap is never easy."

I read Tomorrow's Lies by S.R. Grey and absolutely fell in love with the story and her characters. I have been waiting SO LONG for this second book to be finished! Today's Promises was absolutely amazing and did not disappoint me at all! This book went above and beyond all my expectations. I do not know how I am going to be able to write this review because S.R Grey has given me the biggest book hang-over I have ever had!

Today's Promises picks up right where Tomorrow's lies ends. I can not tell you how happy I was to jump back into Jaynie and Flynn's story! If you read the first book in the series, then you know that the two were living in a terrible foster home. Their experiences in the system and in Mrs. Lowrey's house have scarred them and are still haunting the couple to this day. How do they move on? How do the two of them live a normal life after their horrible past? Even with their former foster parent behind bars, is it possible to just forget everything? This book is about Flynn and Jaynie trying to keep the Lowrey's behind bars for as long as they possibly can. You will not imagine the plans these two come up with! After a while, the couple discovers something about Mrs. Lowrey, and her daughter, that could keep them in jail for years. That is exactly what Jaynie and Flynn want! They are now more determined than ever to prove that Mrs. Lowrey is guilty! Unfortunately, I can not tell you what she might be guilty of, beacuse that would ruin the story for you! You need to pick up a copy of this book to find out for yourself! This is a series you definitely do not want to miss out on! I would love to say more, but I think I gave enough away already. It is really hard to talk about this book without giving any spoilers! I could go on and on about this book for hours!

As I said when I read the first book, I love stories about the foster care system. People do not realize what goes on in some houses and that the foster care system can be very corrupt at times. I am blown away by this story. S.R Grey has an amazing mind, and I can not believe that she put this story together. Grey's writing is so vividly, beautiful! I can totally see this series becoming a movie. As I read, her words turned into scenes right before my eyes! 

I fell absolutely in love with all of S.R. Grey's characters all over again! Is that even possible? Can you fall in love with characters twice? Her characters are so complex and well developed it is hard not to! Each character has a well thought out background that really makes who they are in the book now. You can't love a book if you don't love the characters. I absolutely love Flynn and Jaynie's relationship! He will always protect her and is ready to do absolutely anything for her. These two are really something special. Flynn is definitely book boyfriend material! In all honesty, every character in this book is special. Each charcter has such a big meaning in this book, that without one of them, this book would not be the same. It has been a while since I have read a book with characters that I love as much as the characters in this book. 

S.R. Grey really has a way with words and she proves that with these amazing books! Once I started this book, I knew there was no stopping. I couldn't part with this book until the last word was read. I am a forever fan! If this series is not on your TBR list.. it really needs to be! I promise you will not regret picking up this book! 

*Fun Fact*
My review for the first book in this series, Tomorrow's Lies, is the most shared/viewed post on my blog! I was a little nervous writing this review, because I knew it had to be just as good, if not better, than the first one. 

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