Since his brother’s death, Benny Bianchi has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother’s downfall. He does this to bury the feelings he has for Francesca Concetti, his brother’s girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Benny’s cousin’s woman, Benny has to face those feelings.
The problem is Frankie has decided she’s paid her penance. Penance she didn’t deserve to pay. She’s done with Benny and the Bianchi family. She’s starting a new life away from Chicago and her heartbreaking history.
Benny has decided differently.
But Frankie has more demons she’s battling. Demons Benny wants to help her face. But life has landed so many hard knocks on Frankie she’s terrified of believing in the promise of Benny Bianchi and the good life he’s offering.
Frankie’s new life leads her to The ‘Burg, where Benny has ties, and she finds she not only hasn’t succeeded in getting away, she’s doesn’t want to.
The Promise begins with Frankie being in hospital after having just been shot. She's recovering, but she's ready to move on from her life here, and away from Benny and his family. But Benny has other ideas. He wants her for himself now that he has things figured out he just has to get her on the same page as him. With Frankie being crazy and Benny being a hot Italian they are in for a wild ride!
The Promise was really good! I loved Frankie and Benny's characters. And I loved them together as well. This was a great new addition to the Burg serious that was just awesome! There was only one issue I really had with the book, but I got over it by the end. I won't give to much away but there was a sport sort of in the beginning when something happened between Benny and Frankie, that I hated yet loved but I seriously felt like the issues Frankie had never really got resolved. It was almost like that was just swept under the rug after it happened, and never really thought of again...
That was the only issue I had with it. Other wise it was really good. And I loved getting to see characters from previous books, and from Kristen Ashley's other series in this one as well! And I'm actually looking forward to the next book now too. I never would have guess those two would be together, but I'm thinking it's going to be awesome.