BOOK REVIEW ~ THE SORDID PROMISE BY COURTNEY LANE
February 7, 2019
***Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, violence, and very dark themes.
***First and foremost, The Sordid Promise is a psychological thriller. The erotic elements are secondary. It is not a simple, happy story. This is a twisted, complicated, and broken story.
Please, please read the PREFACE before purchasing.
When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?
Diouana “Nikki” returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she’d left her “baggage” behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother — realizing Nikki’s torment — pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.
Eric Brenton, Nikki’s new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price.
And Eric…comes with an extensive black box warning label.
3 stars!This review will be pretty short, partially because I don’t really know what was happening half the time.
First, please heed the warning on the book – this is a psychological thriller. Any romance and erotica here isn’t the primary focus, only secondary elements. This is an extremely well written story that I think hit the mark on the psychological part and I truly enjoyed all the messed up, jagged, and twisted parts; however, neither characters were likable, some scenes were just filled with over the top drama, and a big cock doesn’t solve problems so the pros and cons are pretty equal.It took me almost 10 hours to come to this conclusion but it is:I didn’t love the book but I didn’t hate it.I disliked the characters immensely, but I enjoyed the story (though sometimes it was OTT).