Review Without Promises (Under the Pier Book 2) by Delancey Stewart

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

Without Promises (Under the Pier Book 2) by [Stewart, Delancey]


Editorial Reviews


“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

Top customer reviews

RhondaTop Contributor: Rock Music
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.
Shy G.

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 poor handling of certain situations. When I first met him in Without Words, I was drawn to him. He was a firefighter which is attractive all in itself. But add in his caring nature and the way he seemed to constantly be coming through for his friends and I was drawn in. He had this little hint of insecurity that you see glimpses of and that I found endearing. It made him relatable when he might not have been otherwise.

Amy on the other hand was all strength and independence. Even if it meant she had high walls to protect herself and didn’t easily let people get close. She had goals and a focus that didn’t include starting a new relationship. Meeting Trent changed everything for her and the more time the two spent together, the more impossible it became to stay away from each other. I enjoyed reading the push and pull.

There was a fantastic slow burn element to the story and it was combined with lots of family dynamics on both sides, realizations of what was truly wanted and needed. The flow to the story was easy to follow and just easy to read. There weren’t any moments when I wanted to put it down or take a break.

There were some really great secondary characters that I hope to read about in future. But in general I just know that I want more stories from this author.


I enjoyed this second book in the Under the Pier series, centering on Amy, sister of Dani (of Dani and Rob, Without Words). Amy was at a crossroads as her decision to go to medical school meant a host of changes to her life. Bumping into Trent, part-time bartender, part-time firefighter, full-time denier of his family’s expectations, was a wonderful wrinkle to her plans. But a wrinkle nevertheless…

“Trent was more than just a hot fireman. There was something genuine and good about him…”

I loved Amy’s focus as she kept working towards her goal, despite the difficult decisions she had to make. Those decisions put her at odds with Dani, with herself, and was at the forefront as her relationship with Trent rocked her world, and her heart…

At the same time, Trent had his own storm to deal. He was happy with his career choices even as family pressure became more of a tornado. Pulling Amy into his drama wasn’t intended but following his instincts was what brought her into his life in the first place…

Family is the best even as it can be the worst as both Amy and Trent battle their way through one turn after another and had me along for every bend…


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