Dylan Anders is making amends
…to his family
…to the public
…to the woman who just walked into his life
Paige Walters must learn to forgive
…her busy father
…her bossy sister
…and the wonderful man she horribly misjudged
Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she's hired to recruit musicians for a literacy campaign—it's her chance to prove she's got the chops to make it in the family business. When Dylan steps in, she immediately dislikes him and vows not to let the fallen idol screw it up. But as the work brings Paige and Dylan closer together, their attraction grows…and so do their challenges…
What People Are Saying about Samantha Chase:
"Classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars."—Kirkus for A Sky Full of Stars
"A delight for readers...a classic love story."—RT Book Reviews for This is Our Song
"So much more than just a romance."—Night Owl Reviews for Always My Girl
Chase's competent follow-up to One More Kiss revolves around Dylan Anders, a rock star and recovering alcoholic in need of redemption, and Paige Walters, a PR expert whose insecurities are amplified by working with her family. Paige's father, Robert, runs a successful Los Angeles public relations firm, where her sister, Ariel, is his obvious favorite and reliably steals Paige's thunder. Worried that Paige might actually achieve something, Ariel convinces Robert to add Dylan to the literacy campaign project Paige is working on. If Paige successfully produces the project, she may finally get some respect at the office, but if the public keeps seeing Dylan as a loser, he could tank all of her hard work. The growth of the couple's slow and smoldering love story is modern and sweet. Dylan supports Paige, encouraging her to blossom into a sexy, confident woman, while Paige assists Dylan in rebuilding his reputation. The author, however, draws Paige's family with overly broad strokes Robert treats Paige like trash and Ariel takes all the credit for her hard work, avoiding blame with remarkable ease. Though effective, the Cinderella premise is long in the tooth and lessens the impact of a well-matched couple's romance.
Love the new series. Alex and Paige are great characters that carry a lot of baggage. Their relationship blooms into something that neither of the suspect or expect until it sneaks up on them. Their story is one of heartache and truimph that is the very essence of their unwavering respect and support of each other.
The book also includes supporting characters of the Shaughnessy band where we catch up to what they have been up to since the last book.
5 very enthusiastic stars!
On the surface, bad boy, fresh-from-rehab rocker Dylan can’t possibly have anything in common with straight-laced, put-upon ad executive Paige Walters. That’s exactly what Paige thinks when meets him and sees hs tattooed arms. He’s been forced upon her by her dad and sister...to work on a literacy project she envision an entirely different way. Dylan thinks she’s a bit uptight...and rightly so...but is attracted and intrigued by her.
As their story progresses, we see that they do actually have quite a bit in common, and that first impressions are very often not accurate. Dylan’s friendship and support help Paige begin to stand up for herself...thankfully, because I wanted to shake her sometimes! And Paige’s acceptance of Dylan’s past and struggles to make amends is a great boost to his continued recovery.
Great storytelling is what I expect from Samantha Chase and I was not disappointed with One More Promise! Dylan and Paige are two extremely likable characters who clicked for me as a reader from page one. I read this book in one sitting...I could not put it down. Fantastic secondary characters, both those you love and those you want to clock upside the head, add another interesting layer to an already fabulous story. In fact, dare I hope that Daisy gets her story told...with an interesting drummer, perhaps!?
One other thought to share. For those of you who may not be enameled with the whole “rock star” hero, do not write this book off! Yes, Dylan is a rock star, but the story doesn’t deal with his time on the road, filled with groupies, parties, alcohol and sex. This is about his recovery, and rediscovery, of the man he is now and wants to continue to be. I loved his journey with Paige. I think you will too!
Amazing. This is a book that I could not put down. Paige and Dylan both have obstacles that they need to overcome in their personal lives. Paige works for family PR firm but is always in the shadows,, but now has been assigned to help with the literacy campaign. Which she takes to heart, wanting famous authors to speak not musicians. Dylan a member of the Band on the Run, who is on a hiatus from after getting out of rehab for alcoholism. He has to serve community service, so this would be a perfect opportunity for him. Neither Paige or Dylan are happy with this journey, but Dylan will make the best of it. As they spend time together, they find they have more in common than they thought. In reality they seem like polar opposites.
Loved both of these characters, both grew from each other. So much is thrown at them but they learn to stand up for each other. Great secondary characters. Loved Daisy, Paige's assistant, she makes me smile. Now on the other hand, Paige's sister, Ariel, I'd liked to take her into a dark corner and slap her around. It was great to see the other members of the band. Such great support for Dylan.
This is not your typical rock star story. This is re-finding your life after the band and finding love when you least expect. This is the second story in the series but can be read as a stand alone.