The Promise of Amazing (Paperback)

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Now out in paperback:

"Although a somewhat predictable love story, girl meets boy, girl saves boy’s life, boy falls in love with girl, the beauty of this book is in its writing. Told in alternating voices, the characters Wren and Grayson are so well drawn you find yourself rooting them on in their complicated teenage life. It is not often an author can write both male and female voices well. This is a love story at its best."

— From Robin Recommends


Robin Constantine's New Jersey romance The Promise of Amazing is a sexy, poignant, funny, and authentic debut novel that will appeal to fans of books by Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith.

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, 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, and on the 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 at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. 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.

Praise For…

“You’re going to fall in love with this romantic (and scandalous!) read. It 100% lives up to its promise.”

“Filled with action, passion, and adolescent angst, Constantine’s novel introduces two believable characters with strong, honest voices who work to find themselves as they chart new territory together.”

“Enjoyable and sometimes surprising…for readers who like a little more heft than the average teen romance novel.”

“Will have you rooting for the bad boy to find his inner good, and for the good girl to open up her heart to love again.”

“I was instantly hooked.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062279491
ISBN-10: 0062279491
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 400
Language: English