Promise Me This

Thursday, September 25, 2014 0 Comments A + a -

Title: Promise Me This

Author: Christina Lee

Published Date: October 7th 2014


Synopsis: Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.

You know that part where the title makes sense? Sometimes the title is literally said or it's the gist of what's happened in a certain scene. But over all, when the title is mentioned you know you're in a very important scene in this book and you're hyper aware of what's going on or what's being said. Know take that feeling and spread it around each and every page of Promise Me This, slather each page like the most peanut butter-ed slice of toast.

Promise Me This bleeds emotion, and I couldn't tear my eyes away from its words.

If you've read Christina Lee's other works you have some kind of insight of Nate. And so, going into this particular read I thought, "this should be fluff." In hindsight, I don't know why I thought that. All of Christina's past work have had deeper meaning to them and somehow (I must have been brain dead after all my studying if I thought this) I thought Nate and Jessie's story would be different. I mistakenly thought that I wouldn't love this two as much as the previous characters. Boy, was I gladly proven wrong.

Their story IS different. I mean, it's THEIR story, and their own set of obstacles to overcome. You can't tell me that every relationship is the same and goes through the same problems, because I know they're not and Christina shows that concept to her readers through her amazing words in Promise Me This. She really leaves nothing out in her books. Christina is will to go into the deepest parts of ourselves and doesn't sugarcoat it when she brings it to light.

The words in this book will tear you apart and open you up at the same time and it's the best feeling ever. <-- If you couldn't tell that's me telling you to grab this book with all you got (You won't regret it).

In a Nate & Jessie book hangover
1 Corinthians 7:23

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