Saturday, July 28, 2018

BLOG TOUR - Abby's Promise

Abby's Promise

He walked out of my life eight years ago, and for the first couple of years, I wrote him faithfully.

Then life happened, and we lost track of each other. Now he’s back; appearing one day on campus and sweeping me off my feet. He looks the same—rough stubble on his square jaw, broody brown eyes, thick brows that always lifted when I made him laugh. My Jo-Jo has come home after eight years in Afghanistan. 

She looks the same as I remember her in high school, but now she’s all woman—sophisticated, educated, and just as curvy as ever. And now she’s a professor, and I’m falling for her all over again like I did at senior prom. War screwed me up, but every day Abby was my saving grace. 

She promised one day she’d never let me go, made me promise I’d come back to her. I’ve come back to claim that promise. There’s just one problem: Abby’s moved on. How will I convince the love of my life that a day never went by without her on my mind? 


Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.


My rating: 4 Stars

Abby's Promise is the lovely romance of two former friends that went to high school together. When Joey went off to war, Abby promised to wait for him. They texted for a while, but things eventually fell off. Meanwhile, Abby eventually married. However, Abby is now widowed, and has a 2-year-old daughter named Zoey. Joey is back in town, and, is enrolled in college, and Abby is his History Professor. It might as well be a chemistry class, because sparks begin to fly almost immediately.

Two of the major strikes against Abby and Joey is that they never were a proper couple and the fact that eight years have passed. But, Joey is an awesome guy and when he hears that Zoey is ill, he offers to babysit. Although reluctant at first, Abby does agree, and Joey does a stellar job, and things snowball from there. Things are not wine and roses, however, because things happen rather suddenly that threaten the spicy relationship the two develop.

I read a lot of mystery/thrillers and love when I have the opportunity to read a romance and it breaks up all of that tension. I was delighted to read Abby's Promise. It was very sweet, although there were times that I wanted to throttle Abby. Despite that, I smiled, felt saddened, angered and rejoiced - all while reading this sweet story. I especially loved how Joey treated both Abby and Zoey, especially as he was a veteran, with a tough home life to boot. He was a true hero and a joy to read. He truly was so easy to love, which made putting up with Abby's whims a bit easier. This was fast-paced and had a delightful conclusion. Rebekah Dodson is new to me, and the story was an enjoyable read, one that I was able to read in just a few sittings. Definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.

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