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Making Promises Audiobook

Making Promises: Keeping Promise Rock, Book 2

All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time he gets hurt in the line of duty. He ends up an officer in the small town of Levee Oaks, and, addicted to the promise of family, he makes an effort to reconcile with his flighty, troubled sister. Kimmy makes her living as a dancer, and her partner steals Shane's breath at first sight.
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All Shane Perkins ever wanted to be was a hero. But after a career-shattering decision to go down fighting, Shane comes home from the hospital to four empty walls, a pile of money, and a burning desire for someone to miss him the next time he gets hurt in the line of duty. He ends up an officer in the small town of Levee Oaks, and, addicted to the promise of family, he makes an effort to reconcile with his flighty, troubled sister. Kimmy makes her living as a dancer, and her partner steals Shane's breath at first sight.

Mikhail Vasilyovitch Bayul dances like an angel, but his past is less than heavenly. Since he left Russia, he's made only two promises: to stay off the streets and stay clean, and to take his mother someplace beautiful before she dies. Making promises to anybody else is completely out of the question - but then, Mikhail has never met anybody like Shane. Earnest, brave, and self-deprecating, Shane seems to speak Mikhail's language, and no one is more surprised than Mikhail to find that keeping promises is Shane's best talent of all.

©2010 Amy Lane (P)2012 Amy Lane

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    Donald Louisville, Georgia, United States 05-30-13
    Donald Louisville, Georgia, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Journey to take..."

    The 2nd book in the Promise Rock series, I really enjoyed this book. I inadvertently read book 3 (Living Promises: Keeping Promise Rock) first but I don't think the reading order was too detrimental to the stories presented by Amy Lane. Learning of Shane's story, Mikhail's journey and the eventual joining was a delightful experience. Though maybe not as gut-wrenching as the first book, the story still evoked a mass of emotional responses and was still worth the read. I do recommend this book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Tulsa, OK, United States 02-04-13
    Michael Tulsa, OK, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story and good listening"
    Where does Making Promises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book has such a great story line and a lot of really great sex scenes in it that come across as totally believable and stirring as well. I would encourage anyone to purchase it that is into gay male romance. Great story line and it actually kept me up listening long into the evening!


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN, United States 01-12-13
    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN, United States 01-12-13
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    "Sweet and Painful and Perfect"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Making Promises to be better than the print version?

    I'll admit, hearing the brief bits of song that Mr. Morey was oh so kind enough to actually sing in his narration was was very nice touch. Please, DSP, please keep this man. He narrates like he gives a damn.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Promises?

    Mikhail's lonely (but not really) week from hell, if I want to avoid spoilers. It tore at my heart reading it and I was sitting at work listening to the audio in tears. Just. So. Sad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm a sucker for every scene where someone asshole was getting punched.


    If you could rename Making Promises, what would you call it?

    Big Stupid Cop meets Irritating Russian Diva and Fall in Love.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 10-07-13
    Elaine 10-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The audio brought the book alive"

    For some reason I couldn't get through the ebook version of this sequel to Keeping Promise Rock. I had loved the first installment, though, and had bought all three ebooks so decided to see if Morey could help.

    Unlike Mickie Ashling's Taste, Morey enabled me to reread the first book and enjoy the second. I still like him better in Calmes' A Matter of Time but Morey's inconsistently good so I tend to buy when he's narrating even when the book isn't one I'm looking out for, as in this case.

    MP isn't as angsty as the first installment but it still tiring. Lane does that to me and even though I may be engrossed in the story, when it's over I always feel like I need a palate cleanser. It's been months since I listened and read this book and I still can't bring myself to do the third and final installment.

    I will, though. It IS Morey after all,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sho Sunaga 03-03-13
    Sho Sunaga 03-03-13

    Love Star Trek

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    "Read the first book, first!"

    This book was particularly great in that half of the story's timeline is parallel to the previous book, thus adding a back/extra story to it. I just couldn't get into Shane as much as Deacon and Crick but I really loved the character of Micky. I know a person exactly like him. It was painful to watch (read) him. I have to say there were a bit too much of crap upon crap heaped upon them, but they prevailed and that's what I think counts. I am glad that Deacon doesn't have to worry about the next door anymore!
    on to the next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Anderson, IN, United States 04-07-16
    Amazon Customer Anderson, IN, United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "humm"

    Amy Lane always makes me cry. I Love it. This series is one of the best things going. characters are. some of the best around. Shane and Mickey are so fine they blow my mind!!!!!!!

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    Belen 12-24-15
    Belen 12-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.

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    "Thank you, Amy Lane."
    Any additional comments?

    I worried before I started this. Mainly because it's over fifteen hours long and after "Keeping Promise Rock" I honestly didn't know if I had it in me if this story took the same kinds of twists and turns. I swear - Amy Lane can rip out my heart like few others.

    This story is beautiful in its simplicity. It's all about redemption, love, and, ultimately, finding home and family. I loved every aspect of this story. It touched a little piece of my soul, and I'm better for it.

    Paul Morey's narration isn't perfect. He fumbles a little, and there are some flubs, but it doesn't matter. He makes this story come to life in a way that absolutely respects the source material and brings these characters beautifully into full bloom.

    I loved it. Even when it was breaking my heart, I loved it. This will immediately go to my "favorites" shelf and I know I will listen to, and read, this again and again because this story made me feel good. Warm and happy and oh-so-grateful for what I have.

    Thank you, Amy Lane. Thank you.

    Highly Recommended.

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    J. Mitchell 06-05-15
    J. Mitchell 06-05-15
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    "If I had to choose a best friend? Mikhail."
    What did you love best about Making Promises?

    It would have to be Shane and Mikhail, they were such engaging characters just trying to forge a future together.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Promises?

    It is hard to pick just one because there were many great moments in the book, but if I had to choose one, it would be Mikhail's mother preparing Shane for her own death.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is one of his best performances, for narrative style as well as consistent characterizations.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Um, Mikhail's mother's death...


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    Eric 05-20-15
    Eric 05-20-15
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    "Another Amazing Story!!"

    I applaud Amy Lane for keeping the story going. Time to buy the next book!

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    Kevin Knapp Bristol,CT 02-27-13
    Kevin Knapp Bristol,CT 02-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it, what a great story!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book! I could not put it down. Went through parts 1 and 2 now moving on to the third Bulletproof.


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    "thinking of sending this back"

    I'm only st chapter 4 and am falling asleep. whoever the narrator is he is awful.. he is far to slow and puts no character in any of the people. I listened to book one and for the most part enjoyed it and decided to try book 2.. my god what a mistake.. why do the authors allow this to happen?. I will definitely NOT be buying book 3 and 4 so what has miss lane achieved. . I think I will go to her website and tel her I think this is disgraceful as I don't believe authers read these reviews as they don't care about us readers....

    actually I am sending this back for a refund

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