Promise Me by AG Meiers

Logan inherits a fortune and doesn't want it. Rafe is trying to do his best for his cousin Noah so he does what he thinks is best for Logan even if it isn't what Logan wants. Really good book that keeps your attention from start to finish.

From the Promise Me blurb:

A fortune shouldn’t get you killed. A promise shouldn’t break your heart.

Attorney Rafe Stanton knows making promises is a dangerous thing. Over and over he has failed to keep people under his protection safe. For years he watched his younger cousin Noah lose his battle with drugs and alcohol, which eventually led to a deadly car accident. When he finds out about Noah’s secret marriage to Logan Tate, Rafe has one last chance for redemption.

Inheriting a fortune should be a blessing, but for Logan life never works out that way. He’s learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true—and if they do, well, there is usually a hefty price tag attached. All he really wants is a quiet life, but that isn’t in the cards when his apartment gets broken into and a pretentious lawyer from Boston arrives thinking he can call the shots.

The two men don’t see eye-to-eye about the inheritance, but with Noah’s powerful family coming after Logan, they find themselves reluctantly on the same side. A gunman, greedy in-laws, and meddling friends are not enough trouble; soon they also need to deal with the explosive chemistry between them.

But Rafe made a promise to the past and Logan doesn’t trust easily, so a future together seems out of reach.

Reed's review:

I enjoyed this story, it held my attention. The characters overall are likable and definitely realistic. The flow moved right along.

I felt it was tragic when most of the main characters really could never be totally happy. Rafe is sort of a martyr always wanting everything to go right in a world where most things don’t. From when he was young, he was shown that people are not who you would want them to be. He is let down time and again. He tries to help his cousin Noah. Many times he is there for him but sometimes people need to help themselves.

Noah leads a tragic life. He is never going to gain the acceptance from his family he keeps trying for. When he meets Logan he gets a small time to enjoy himself before another event happens to put guilt on his shoulders.

Logan is pretty beat down in life. He isn’t blameless but even when he really tries things don’t go his way. He really just wants to live a routine, boring life but life steps in the way.
There are many twists to this story and more than a couple tragedies. The secondary characters are engaging and contribute a lot to the story.

KjnRose's review:

I really enjoyed this book about Rafe and Logan. It's a high drama, high angst, emotional book that is worth reading and will keep your attention from start to finish.

Promise Me Me is currently available as an e-book