New York Times bestselling author Katherine Stone writes from her heart to yours, weaving emotional and evocative stories of love. In Promises, she has created an unforgettable story of friendship and love, joy and tragedy, daring dreams and heartbreaking betrayal.
Some promises can, perhaps, be broken . . . but not the promises of love. Dr. Elizabeth Jennings is a dedicated trauma surgeon. That’s her dream, her passion. And it’s more than enough until Dr. Nicholas Chase arrives at San Francisco’s Pacific Heights Medical Center.
The black-haired, blue-eyed transplant surgeon has dark secrets that he wants to hide. He must hide. Especially from someone as lovely as Elizabeth. For Nick knows all too well that caring about him, loving him, would surely destroy her.
Larisa is Elizabeth’s college roommate and one time closest friend. But since her marriage to Julian Chancellor, Larisa has drifted away, faded away . . . until, desperate and betrayed, she reaches out to Elizabeth.
Larisa fights to repair her shattered heart, but will it truly be whole until she dares to trust again? To love again? And what if, when she takes that courageous chance, it is the most perilous choice of all?
Katherine Stone is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including Roommates, Bel Air, Twins, Love Songs, Happy Endings, Sleigh Bells Ring, and Thief of Hearts. Her books are sold worldwide and have been translated into twenty languages. A physician who now writes full time, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, physician-novelist Jack Chase (Mortality Rate, Fatal Analysis, The Magruder Transplant).
Blending stories about three plucky heroines, Stone (Roommates ; Bel Air) fashions an entertaining, if essentially vacuous contemporary romance. When beautiful former model Larisa leaves her violent, wealthy husband Julian, she finds shelter with her former college roommate Elizabeth, a talented San Francisco surgeon. Elizabeth is in love with her colleague Nicholas, but he is hiding dark secrets. Another college acquaintance, dress designer Christine, is struggling to remake her life in the wake of her husband's death. As Elizabeth fights to prove that their love can overcome Nick's unhappy past, her friend Stephen woos Christine, and Peter, a warm and caring architect, helps Larisa find herself again. Several crises threaten everyone's happiness, including a life-or-death decision involving Nick's young son (Stone's background as a physician provides authentic material here), and a shared connection to Julian that prompts him to try to destroy Peter and Larisa. Stone's prose is never more than pedestrian and often is melodramatic and overwrought, and her plot leans heavily on misunderstandings and coincidences. But her formulaic fiction has the slick tension that will please fans. 75,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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