Reviewed by Karin
Midnight Promises by Sheryl Woods is every bit as good as the other two in this trilogy. I read it last, but it was the first.
This story is Karen Cruz' and her husband Elliot's. Their marriage is in serious trouble, but not because they don't love each other. Elliot's father was head of the household with a few problems of his own. Karen's first marriage left her with insecurities of her own. She is terrified of money problems, and Elliot has a chance to become part f opening a gym for men in Serenity. Unfortunately he doesn't share the idea with Karen. Additionally he would like to adopt her two children, but she keeps putting him off. She isn't sure on some level that her marriage will last, considering her past.
Running beside this story is Elliot's sister Adelia who has an in-your-face philandering husband. And a family who doesn't believe in divorce, and she has not been warm and fuzzy with Karem. And there is a bit more about Francis' memory lapses.
I got tired of Karen's insecurities. For this reason, I give the book 3 stars, not 5 . She has the husband 90% of all women would give their eye teeth for. The writing is very bit up to Woods' standards. The relationships are warm and loving. The kids' parts in the stories are true to life, and there is the set up for the second book in which Katie is bullied at school. (I've already reviewed this one.)