One night in Vegas. One shot at a second chance.
When I fell in love with Brinley Knox, she was the spoiled daughter of the wealthiest family in Orchid Valley. I was the troublemaker orphan, brought to town to find the straight and narrow.
She was the homecoming princess. I was the hired help.
She was the perfect daughter. I was the cautionary tale.
We were young enough to think we could beat the odds. Naïve enough to think the world would make room for true love. Neither of us was prepared for the bitter cold of reality.
I haven’t seen her for ten years. Until tonight.
Face-to-face with a woman who should be a stranger, I recognize the heart of the girl I never stopped loving.
She’s giving me one night. I’m betting everything on making it more.
From New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan comes a sexy and emotional new story. Every Little Promise is a 28,000-word prequel to Every Little Piece of Me.
So excited for this new series!
So excited for this new series! I was so excited when Lexi let us know that she was creating a new series, and even more excited when she surprise released this novella as a prequel to it! While it gave us some backstory, it totally left me with a lot of questions I’m dying to get answered in the first book. We meet Brinley and Marston, who meet as teenagers and are essentially from opposite sides of the track. Brinley is the rich girl while Marston is the bad boy, and they have a chance meeting that sparks their relationship that’s provided in flashbacks. Focusing in the present tense is the pair meeting up after years apart where they also lost contact, and seeing how things have drastically changed for each other. I’m so excited and interested to see where this storyline turns during the full novel!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Love This Second Chance Love Story
I loved Every Little Piece of Me by Lexi Ryan, the first book in the Orchid Valley series. I could not put it down. Who does not love a second chance-opposites attract love story. I fell in love with the main characters in Every Little Promise and really enjoyed the entire cast of characters that joined them in this book. Lexi Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and Every Little Piece of Me is an incredible story. I am looking forward to reading more of her books, especially more in the Orchid Valley series. I love that the book is written in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight from both sides. The characters are all so relatable. Every Little Piece of Me, starts off where Every Little Promise ended, which is included in the book, in case you did not read it. Every Little Piece of Me is the story of Brinley Knox, single mother and poor little rich girl who is trying to make a name for herself and become a fierce independent woman and Marston Rowe, her first love from the wrong side of town, who has make a name for himself in his career. The story starts six months after Ever Little Promise ends with Marston receiving a wedding invitation to Brinley's marriage to Julian Hallison. I love Marston's response to Alec, when he shows him the invitation, "All I know for sure if my wife is getting married and has incited me to her wedding". I love that quote. Marston ends up returning to Orchid Valley, a place I am sure he never planned on returning, and confronts Brinley. Again the story takes place in the current time and uses flashbacks to when they first fell in love as teenagers. It was a great way to learn so much about their relationship. Brinley commits herself to marrying Julian, days after returning from Vegas, unaware of the fact that she and Marston got married. Brinley's memories of the night are very fuzzy because of a mix of anti-anxiety medication and alcohol. Marston confronts Brinley with the news of their marriage, and she believes that she was drunk. He returns her diamond ring to Brinley since they are still married. He explains he reasons for not contacted her about their marriage before then. He was afraid she would end their marriage. Her marriage to Julian, will be a marriage of convenience, she wants to get control of a trust her grandfather left her, so she can buy The Orchid. The only way to get control of the trust before turning thirty is to marry a man her parents approve of. Brinley believes that Julian needs to be married to purchase an apartment complex that the owner will only sell to a married couple. The truth eventually comes out that what was a business transaction to Brinley was a personal relationship to Julian. As the story unravels, Julian gets jealous of her relationship with Marston and shows his true colors, and Marston sends her a video from their wedding. Marston finds out that Brinley is a single mother and confronts her, only to discover that Cami is not his child. I love all the bittersweet and poignant moments that Lexi Ryan included in Every Little Piece and the surprise plot twists that happen throughout the story. My favorite part was how Brinley found out the reason she decided to marry Marston that night when they were in Vegas. It was a beautiful memory. I love that Brinley got a backbone and was able to stand up to not only her father, Abraham, and Julian, but also to Marston. In the end she became the fierce independent woman that she always knew she could be. I am so happy that Brinley and Marston got their happily ever after. It was a wonderful story with all the feel good moments and hot romance. I am so looking forward to Every Sweet Revenge, Stella and Kace's story.
Review: Orchid Valley 0.5: Every Little Promise
Every Little Promise by Lexi Ryan is a prequel novella that introduces her new series, Orchid Valley . A story of childhood friends and lovers, separated by ten years and social class, an appearingly random run-in in Vegas leaves two hearts in tatters and filled with indecisiveness. Second chances do happen - but will Brinley & Marston take full advantage of theirs or squander ita way? Emotional, powerful, well-written and well-paced especially for an introduction and novella length story. Loved it! Enjoy!