When looking for love, you sometimes find it...and sometimes you don't! Promises: A Story of Love, Betrayal & Revenge combines coming of age, romance, and suspense in a totally satisfying way.
Smooth as a sip of Kentucky bourbon, it eases you into the Appalachian hill country. That wonderfully wild place of mountains and hollows, creeks and rivers, with its hardscrabble life and whiteboard churches where roots go deep, family matters, and Granny Wright is never wrong. A place where King Coal still rules, and beneath its veneer of respectability lies a hidden web of treachery.
Mary Jane Combs may have gotten her momma's good looks, but her strong-willed determination came straight from Daddy. Growing up in Kentucky, she dreamed of a simple life with a loving husband, a home of her own, and healthy kids. But fate has some tricks up its sleeve, and her life has turned out to be anything but simple.
Instead of a housewife, Mary Jane's become an international supermodel. She's swapped the Appalachian coal country for New York City's Upper West Side, traveling the world in her private jet, and staying in the best hotels. Things are going along fine until mystery man, Michael Cole enters her life. He's an unscrupulous businessman with connections to the Russian Mafia who'll do anything to save his floundering company, including marrying her. When she catches on to what Cole's up to and dumps him, he sets out to destroy her along with everything she's accomplished.
Never one to give up without a fight, she circles her wagons and mounts a counterattack. The evidence she needs to bring down her ex-husband remains in their London penthouse. To get it she decides to break in and access his computer files.
And that's when things start to get dicey. Cole unexpectedly returns, and she suddenly finds herself crouched beneath a desk while her ex seduces another woman atop it.
Throughout her battle two questions remain unanswered. Can she do what needs to be done and still remain true to the promises she made at her mother's deathbed? And when the dust settles, will she at last find the loving relationship she always dreamed of?