Review: The Promise Of Amazing

Nov •  11 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Promise Of AmazingThe Promise Of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Balzer + Bray on December 31st 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

If you know me, then you’ll know how much I love a good romance. Especially one that alters the lives of the people that you least expect….yourself.

Plot: I adored this plot. Layed out nicely, with a touch of realism, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this book. Every turn of the page, lead me to a deeper knowledge of the characters and where they are leading. The way that Wren and Grayson lives collided in such a dramatic way, I knew to expect nothing but greatness when it comes to these two. Watching their perspectives change, is the best part. Growth in the character along with the plotting of the past coming back to haunt them, makes this story even better.

Love: Who doesn’t love a rich guy/down to earth girl fall in love? I adored Wren and the way she made Grayson questions things. He was so stuck in his ways, so stuck with the idea of “nothing is going to change. I ruined everything.” Wren gave him that hope. She helped him see past his errors and made him worthy of himself. And of course in time, they fell in love. Oh and not to mention, Wren did save his life.

Drama: One of the best areas of the book is fighting the past. Grayson has done some bad things and has been dealt a bad set of cards. He plays it off as if it is nothing but he really is worried about how his life will end up. Sometimes the past can hurt. And having Wren by Grayson’s side, it helps him alleviate that pain. Or rather, face it.

This is a great book that I highly enjoyed. Addicting from the start, The Promise Of Amazing is a successful story of love and forgiveness. Smart and engaging, The Promise Of Amazing is awesome.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Nov 11, 2013

    Confession: Grayson is one of my very favorite names ever. Along with Tristan. Any book that has a character with one of those two names, I feel compelled to read. So glad this one has much more than an awesome name going for it though! I do love a rich guy/normal girl storyline:)

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Nov 11, 2013

    I am reading this very soon, so I’m glad to hear that you liked it so much!

  3. Sounds like a book full of growth. I do enjoy those kind of stories. So adding this to the wishlist!

  4. Wendy Darling
    Nov 11, 2013

    The rich guy/poor girl thing appeals to the Cinderella type story we all grew up with, I think! This sounds very cute, your review is the second rave I read for this one today. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Nov 12, 2013

    Yay — I have this and now I’m so excited to read it. Great review!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  6. Candace
    Nov 12, 2013

    This book sounds SO great! And I adore the cover!

  7. I have a copy of this book and after reading this, I can’t wait to start it! It makes me happy to hear that the relationship was created well and led to growth of the characters.