Andrew's Promise by Nic Starr
Andrew took the helm in his family when his father passed away unexpectedly but at the tender age of 22 he had a lot to learn, and he had to shape up sharpish because his little brother who was relying on him.
With pressure like that he is bound to make mistakes and his first and his most devastating is the way he turns his back on the relationship that Tanner and him had.
Friends for years before they acted and changed the dynamic of their relationship, I thought he was foolish to cut those ties, especially at a time when he needed the support that Tanner would have given him.
In a way I felt sorry for them both.
Tanner couldn’t face staying around and not being able to have the man he wanted, so he does what he is sure is for the best, he leaves town.
Life on the road is interesting to say the lease for Tanner, but having been away for a decade I am sure that we could have been afforded a lot more detail about his adventure than we got.
But Andrew felt sorrowful to me, his life felt as if it had been vacuous, without either much direction or joy.
Everything just seemed to be more trouble than it was worth.
I liked the secondary relationship between Josh and Charlie and the doorway that his honesty eventually opened.
I liked the fact that despite time and distance, it is apparent that Tanner has never either forgotten or gotten over Andrew. He was hurt with the events that happened before his left, they have lost so much time but now he is back in town there is no way that he can ignore the way he feels.
Holding out an olive branch to Andrew he is prepared to put his heart back into the affray to see if the flicker of what they had all those years ago could possibly be re-ignited.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, my co-blogger Sue did but I read her review before I started this book and I have to say that I don’t feel that I lost anything by not having read book one.
This was a quick easy read, it was fairly simple in its scenario but I think that worked, it gave the information that we were given time to shine.
I love a second chance story and this wasn’t mired in angst and as a novice to this genre, I found that appealing.