Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Tour, My Review, & GIVEAWAY: Shattered Promises by J.R. Grant....


In a perfect world, Lani Foster had it all; wonderful, supportive parents, two adorable little boys, an amazing husband whom she loved fiercely, and an unbreakable bond with her best friend, Parker, no one can tear apart.

But Lani never realized being happy would cost her years of pain, until tragedy strikes the Foster family, leaving her left hanging by a thread, questioning everything around her. 

Lies are exposed and secrets are brought to surface, destroying the one person who just wanted to feel loved, to be happy.

What do you do when you find out your marriage was nothing but a lie? Do you stand by the one person who abolishes your world? Or do you let go, and leave everything behind to start all over again.

Shattered Promises is about learning how to survive after the storm pulls you away. Everyone deserves a chance to be happy, it's finding the special one to stand by your side through the rain.


A loud banging causes me to jump up from an apparent sleep. I force my eyes open and glance around the room startled. 

Who is knocking on my door at this hour of the night? 

Throwing my arm across the mattress, I reach for my cell phone on the nightstand and squint my eyes at the bright green light that reads three in the morning.

Something’s wrong. I can feel it.

Forcing myself out of the bed, I hurry to find my housecoat and rush down the hall toward the living room. Unlocking the front door, I pull it open and find a frantic Parker standing before me. 

He looks awful. 

“What’s wrong?” I ask, suddenly feeling all sorts of panicked. He’s wearing khaki shorts and a button-down plaid shirt that has blood spotted all over. It’s everywhere. 

“It’s Kade,” Parker says in between profound breaths. “Him and Owen…..they’ve been in an accident.”

An uneasy feeling rushes through my body as I stand here blankly staring at my best friend, holding onto the front of the door in shock. 

An accident? Oh God…

“What do you mean they’ve been in an accident? You’re scaring me.”

Pushing past me, Parker runs his fingers through his messy brown hair as he paces the living room. 

“It happened so fast. I….I thought Kade was dead. We…we’ve got to go. Please. We have to leave now,” he cries in a way I’ve never seen before. “Your parents are on their way over here to listen for the boys. We have to hurry.”

My heart rate instantly triplicates in speed, plummeting to the floor, making any wife’s worst nightmare become a reality.

“Kade,” I cry out in fear. 

God, please don’t take my husband away from me. 

Racing back toward my bedroom, I slam the door closed and stop beside the bed. Tears gush uncontrollably down my cheeks, the loud sobs coming from my throat startle me. 

Please, I beg you. Keep my husband safe.

Ok, right off the bat, I feel it's only fair of me to warn you that J.R.'s debut book, Shattered Promises will catch you, hook, line, and sinker right from the very start. In other words, you won't be able to put this one down until you've completely finished it.  So, call ahead for pizza delivery for the kids' dinner tonight, and kick your shoes off and ENJOY!!

Here, we meet Lani, Kade, and Parker. All three of which have been friends since childhood.

Lani is a stay at home mom of two children from her high-school sweetheart of a husband, Kade. Only, we very quickly find out that he's not so much of a sweetheart anymore, if at all. In fact, he abuses Lani in every way possible. By this I mean, verbally, emotionally, and yes, even physically. When one night, middle of the night, I should say, we find out about the secrets Kade has been keeping, well I guess hiding is a better word for it, we dislike him even more, if that's even possible at this point in the story.

Parker, however, is the exact opposite of Kade in pretty much every way possible. And, he's not only in love with Lani now, but he has been every since they were kids. So it isn't surprising at all when he steps up to the plate to help Lani and her children whenever needed.

When the day comes that Lani finally up and leaves Kade, we can't cheer loud enough, but we also know that leaving a relationship like that, isn't as easy as it sounds.

Find out what happens next in this very true to life and believable story which is written from all three of their points of view.

I always have to say, I hate to be a spoiler, so I have to leave it here, and let you go grab your own copy. This story is simply amazing! From a personal point of view, it hit just a little too close to home, seeing as how I have just up and moved 3000 miles away on a whim one day, with my two youngest boys (my other three children are adults) to get out of a domestic violence relationship myself.
So to say that J.R. does a wonderful job at making this story absolutely 100% believable is not exaggerating in the slightest bit.

Seriously, you'll absolutely fall in love with this book and all of the characters except for Kade right from the very start. Go get yourself a copy, and hey....while you're at it, why don't you get a copy for a friend as well? Books make great unexpected gifts. Especially wonderful stories such as this one.



J.R. Grant is a thirty something mom of three who resides on the East Coast. When she isn't spending her day relaxing on the beach with a good book in hand, she’s lost in a world of fictional characters, begging to tell their story. She is a hopeless romantic that loves getting sucked into a mushy book anytime of the day. The minute her love of reading was discovered, is the day she became unstoppable. With high hopes and great expectations, she can’t wait to share her stories with the world.

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