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Peek Inside Without Promises

Trent’s the complete opposite of Amy, who plans everything and is too busy for fun or a relationship, but soon this sexy firefighter has her ready to throw caution to the wind.

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Trent McNeil was a classic trust-fund kid until he watched a team of firefighters save his family home. From that moment on, he rebelled against the path his parents were determined to keep him on. Now a San Diego firefighter, he knows he’ll eventually be expected to take over the family empire. But until that day, his only plan is to have fun and enjoy life.

After a childhood of upset and uncertainty, Amy Hodge is going to make something out of herself. She has her future all planned out. She's starting medical school and is going to be busy...far too busy for a relationship. But she does have time for a quick fling before she buckles down and concentrates on her studies.

Amy quickly realizes that playboy Trent is not all he seems to be. Never relinquishing control and sticking to her plans has done well for Amy, but no one has ever made her want to throw caution to the wind like this sexy firefighter.

Each book in the Under the Pier series is STANDALONE:
* Without Words
* Without Promises

Praise

“I enjoyed Trent and Amy's romance. With passion, sweetness, drama, angst, love, and heartbreak. An entertaining and enjoyable read.” – Gladys, Goodreads

“Stewart weaves an endearing and sweet tale with plenty of angst and the perfect HEA.” – Erika C., NetGalley

“A firefighter and his med school love make for the perfect slow burn romance.” –Shelley B., NetGalley

Without Promises is filled with a passion, a fake engagement, family boundaries, and commitment issues. It's a sweet romance that kept me turning the page. I enjoyed the friendships, it left me wanting to find out about the other characters. I will definitely be looking into reading Without Words and a little more from Delancey Stewart.” – Books, Wine & Time Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640635555
Series: Under the Pier, Book 2
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Page Count: 249
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, new adult
Tropes: fake engagement, fling, opposites attract

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By Nerdy Dirty & Flirty May 22, 2018

-Shy, 4 stars

Without Promises by Delancey Stewart brought us a story that was emotional, filled with strong writing and great characters.

Trent is a man torn between family obligations and the desire to figure out a life for himself on his own terms. He was a really likeable guy for me despite his... ...more

By Lisa May 21, 2018

Oh wow. To say I wasn’t expecting what this little beauty turned out to be would be an understatement. What we got in this book wasn’t what I expected, it was more, it was better, it was amazing!

Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Trent and Amy are complete opposites. Trent is ric... ...more



I already read several books by this author and so far I liked them all. The same goes for the writing style of this book. But this book is actually the first where I am not that sure if I loved the characters. Amy was an OK female lead for me but while I like strong male leads - Trent is a stran... ...more

By Liz May 20, 2018

Without Promises by Delancey Stewart was an interesting read. A trust-fund man with dreams of more and a woman fighting for her dreams at all costs. This is a standalone series of interconnected characters and can be read as a standalone.

Trent McNeil knows that one day he will need to fulfil his... ...more

By Heather April 30, 2018

Trent is an over the top type of man, "Trent wasn’t joking about the wooing. During the first week he spent at the office , he seemed to feel like buying gifts would make up for not spending actual time together." I liked this book, but I had a hard time with Trent at times, I just wished the man... ...more

By Bec_BookMagicReviews May 22, 2018


Trent McNeil has never wanted to run his family's company, but he's been groomed to take over for his dad for years, even though he's been enjoying his time as a firefighter. With time getting closer to his father retiring, Trent finds his life taking a turn for the better when he meets Amy Hodge... ...more

By Brandy May 25, 2018

Without Promises by Delancey Stewart

Second book in the Under the Pier Series, Without Promises, by Delancey Stewart reads as a stand-alone contemporary romance. Although, there were segments I felt may have been enlightened by book one.
Trent McNeil, trust-fund kid/firefighter/bartender steps into... ...more

By Bette May 19, 2018

This was an enjoyable read. As with other books I've read by this author I really enjoyed the writing style, character development, and story pace. The biggest difference with this book is the characters. I liked them but I didn't love them. Trent comes across as this strong alpha firefighting ba... ...more

By Teresa May 02, 2018

**I received a copy of Without Promises from Net Galley in exchange for a honest and voluntary review**

Without Promises by Delancey Stewart is a companion book to Without Words. Since I've read both now this book can be read as a stand alone but Rob and Dani are featured in this story as well as... ...more

By Melissa May 21, 2018

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I am intrigued to read more of this series. Although I did not fall in love with the characters, I enjoyed their story enough to finish this book and want to know more about other characters mentioned. The writing style definitely helped... ...more

By Tara May 20, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. Trent was a man who was living life the way he wanted to and didn't care what anyone else thought, especially his parents. Amy wss a woman who had her future planned out and vowed not to let anyone get too close. Sparks fly as soon as they meet and eventually Trent g... ...more

Without Promises - Delancey Stewart
Book 2 of Under the Pier series but can both be read as standalone.

Amy Hodge, super sweet pharmaceutical sales rep is giving it all up to attend medical school, she has a plan in life and I’d doesn’t involve a man. But when on a night out with her sister Dani an... ...more

By Lori May 27, 2018

A great addition to the series. Trent and Amy sizzled together. And I truly loved the way he pursued her and never gave up on her. Trent could make you swoon, big time. I loved the way they jumped into a relationship despite wanting to be casual. Amy came to his side several times without hesitat... ...more

By Mary at May 23, 2018

I loved the first, stand-alone book in this series, Without Words, so I had a feeling I would love Without Promises, too. I was right! (Can I trademark that as my tagline?) Trent is charming and sexy, and I adore his and Amy’s chemistry. There is something real and relatable about their character... ...more

By Aisling May 20, 2018

Reviewed on Behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blogs

Without Promises is the first book I’ve read by Delancey Stewart and I really enjoyed it. The relationship between the two characters was teasingly slow and did frustrate me sometimes. When they finally allow each other into their hearts it was... ...more

By Denise May 24, 2018

I have read one other book by this author so I thought I would try another since I liked the other one. This one he is a firefighter whom I adore. Trent has quite the story with you following every step. Then enters Amy and the story really gets under way with us getting to set back and soak it a... ...more

By Reviews from the Heart May 21, 2018

3.5 stars

Without Promises is my third read by Delancey, and I can truly say that I enjoy her writing style. Without Promises was a good read, that was easy to get sucked in to. The stroy feels a bit like a rollercoaster, I was never really sure what was waiting around the next page, which kept th... ...more

By Teresa May 21, 2018

** I have received an Arc for a honest review!!

I fully enjoyed this story! I do recommend.

Under the Pier book 2~standalone

Trent and Amy story

Trent a San Diego firefighter. Earlier in his life, he watched firefighters save his family home. Trent is also a bartender by night running a club his weal... ...more

By Samantha Ortegon May 10, 2018

Without Promises is my first book by Delancey Stewart and I found it to be an enjoyable read. The relationship between a firefighter and a woman waiting to get into medical school is a slow tease, left me a little frustrated at times. The moments of these two characters allowing their guards down... ...more

By Michele May 21, 2018

Trent and Amy
A relationship that started as an instant attraction that soon becomes something neither one expected.
Trent is a firefighter that has decided to make his own way in the world away form his families money. He decided that corporate life may not be for him. Amy is on her way to begin... ...more

By Noreen May 04, 2018

I've read several books by this author and I really enjoy her writing. Here is a fun story about Trent and Amy who decide to have a no strings attached fling as they both don't like to make promises or commitments. Well things get a bit steamy in this story and life happens. You'll find some pret... ...more

By Stina June 13, 2018

Without Promises, is my first book by this author. It's a slow burn kinda story, which I needed a couple of chapters to get into.

I liked the heroine, she had a troubled past, but she was realistic about it. And now she was ready to make something out of herself!
The firefighter by day and barten... ...more

By United Indie May 21, 2018

This book was a really good read and highlighted the real struggles of class crossing relationships. You can genuinely feel the tension and uncomfortable air in some of the interactions. You are left feeling sorry for both parties at different times. I enjoyed seeing the mother character soften a... ...more

Trent is from a wealthy family that expects him to take over the business. He is a fun loving firefighter and playboy for now. Amy is determined to make something of herself by becoming a doctor. She has a fling with Trent but finds out he is more than he seems. Will they be able to form a relati... ...more

By Rhonda May 22, 2018

4 STAR FOR WITHOUT PROMISES!! What a great story that keeps you flipping pages. I loved Trent and Amy's story they are so different, but so perfect. This is my first book by Delancey Stewart and it will not be my last, she is definitely is a storyteller. ...more

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Delancey Stewart

About the author

Delancey Stewart

Delancey Stewart always knew she wanted to be a writer, but it took her several decades to gather together enough experiences to be sure she had something worth writing about! With an English degree from UCLA and many years working in various fields tuning her writing chops, Delancey now focuses on contemporary romance, working from her current home outside Washington D.C. Thanks to a traveler’s heart and her marriage to a Marine, Delancey has lived in small towns and big cities, and writes about both. She stays busy as the mom of two little boys, and finds time for writing when she’s not at soccer games, PTA meetings or basketball practices. Delancey writes the Love in the Vines Series – romances set in vineyards from Paso Robles to Oregon. She’s also penned the Prohibited! Duet, published by Carina UK. She has written WITHOUT WORDS for Entangled Publishing, LLC Entangled, and has another steamy romance called RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW coming from Loveswept in summer 2017.

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