Meet The Author:
Maureen Smith is the author of seventeen novels and one novella, including the award-winning novel With Every Breath. She writes romantic suspense for Kensington (Dafina) and contemporary romance for Harlequin (Kimani). She received a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) with a minor in creative writing.
As a former freelance writer, Maureen's articles were featured in various print and online publications. While working as a freelance writer following the birth of her second child, Maureen penned her first novel. To her delight, Ghosts of Fire was nominated for a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers' Choice Award and an Emma Award for Favorite New Author, and won the Romance in Color Reviewers' Choice Awards for New Author of the Year and Romantic Suspense of the Year. Maureen's second novel, With Every Breath, was also nominated for a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers' Choice Award, and garnered four Emma Award nominations in the categories of Favorite Hero, Favorite Romantic Suspense, Author of the Year and Book of the Year. Maureen's novel, Secret Agent Seduction, won the 2010 Emma Award for Best Romantic Suspense. To date, Maureen has received four Romantic Times nominations and fourteen Emma nominations.
To learn more and stay up to date visit her website http://maureen-smith.com/
In this steamy sequel to Tempt Me at Midnight, Quentin and Lexi Reddick are enjoying a life of wedded bliss. They have everything they could ever want and their love is stronger than ever, proving why best friends make the best soul mates.
But when a stranger from Quentin's past appears unexpectedly, old wounds are reopened, forcing him to confront the family he never knew. As his anger threatens to consume him, Lexi hopes her love will be enough to teach him the healing power of forgiveness.
Meet Q & Lexi
You know how back in the day you used to read romance novels that were just about the love. I mean it was little conflict but more so about the relationship aspect and the sex scenes were ones you had to share with your friends. These were the books with more creases and the topic of all phone conversations. That’s what reading Maureen Smith’s This I Promise You was like. This story is a sequel of her Tempt Me at Midnight story and a bridge to her upcoming spinoff series the Morehouse Nine. If you haven’t read the first story it’s not necessary the author provides enough details in this story so you won’t get lost with all the characters but I suggest you do because the series is just that good.
This book displayed black romance at its finest and made me as a reader want to be a part of the crew. I often joke with Maureen and tell her she as ruined me for other man with her Wolf Pack characters. And although Quentin isn’t a Wolf by blood the clan has adopted him and his mother as just another member of the long extended family. Quentin and Lexi were best friends turned lovers. The road to marriage wasn’t an easy one Lexi was stealing fighting the demons of her past i.e. her mother and no good ex-husband And, well “Q” was the ultimate golden eyed playboy but when its love its love. Cut to years later where this sequel takes place these two are married and going through the joys and woes of married life. Q has never known his mother’s Georgiana side of the family and when his mother’s estranged brother comes to visit things get shaken up quite a bit.
This book is low on the drama and a recap or long summary of your favorite character’s from her other series including the Brands and Harrington’s. I loved being able to catch up with some of my favorite characters. This book was like a big family reunion including that aunt and uncle who act up occasionally. The banter between Asha and Celeste was classic and oh so funny. One thing that is constant with Maureen books are her alpha males. These men love hard and play harder. Although Q and Lexi are married there is not a lack of spice in their relationship. Lexi is his rock and in the light of meeting his new family she holds him down and offers much emotional support. I felt this book was a great bridge story between this series and her upcoming series. If this is a sample of what’s to come I will be the one-click Queen. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.