Promise me This by Christina Lee, review.

Promise me This by Christina Lee, review.

Promise me this


Synopsis 1


A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side…

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 behaviour—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 parlour. 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.




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Rachels Review



Let me be your moon—so that every night, I can illuminate the lonely cavern of your soul.

Let me be your sun—so when I burn out each night, you can be the breath and the beacon that leads me home.

(From Promise me This)


As I sit here trying to work out the right words to describe the outstanding book that was Promise me This, I find myself struggling for the right words. This book was AMAZING. But I can’t use that as a review right? You came to read this to find out if the book was worth investing your hard-earned money in and I can answer you in one word, YES!!! So I have its amazing and yes buy the book. Great review so far huh?

Now to get serious. I absolutely loved this book. There is just something about this author’s writing that snags me from the opening line and has me hooked till I finish the last word with a satisfied sigh, EVERY SINGLE TIME.

This book was an emotional roller coaster. I’d go from chuckling to fighting tears to fanning myself (because it’s a hot one) to wanting to rip a characters head off, to wanting to hug a character, but all through it I was loving every word.

This is a story of opposites attracting, finding the one person you can be totally free and your true self with, friends, family and all the crap that comes with any of the aforementioned.

Who would have thought the brainy, studious and let’s face it a bit of a man whore Nate would ever fall for Jessie the fiercely independent, tattooed, photography student. But that’s exactly what happens and it’s a journey that’s worth the ride.

“He studied my lips corner to corner and then his gaze slid up to my eyes. I tried to keep them wide open instead of closing them on a sigh. Because the intensity of his gaze was all-consuming, devastating even. There was so much written there, behind those amber beauties. So much darkness and brightness, pain and splendour. So much I wanted—and now, needed—to know. If only he’d allow me that privilege.”

Our hero Nate comes from wealth and privilege and what seems to be a stable family. But looks can be deceiving. What goes on behind closed doors and has been for years has made Nate into what he is now. He doesn’t do relationships only one night stands, he lets his friends only so close and is terrified of becoming his father.

Our wonderful heroine Jessie is putting herself through college, works at a tattoo parlour and is following in her late father’s footsteps and is studying photography. She may not come from wealth but Jessie has family that loves her unconditionally and that’s almost more important.

When these two put their heads together to help Jessie come up with a theme for her project, neither suspected where it would lead them. A simple road trip that changes everything.

So much comes out that neither can go back to where they were before. Lines are crossed and revelations are made and Nate and Jessie are forever changed by the events of that trip.

I don’t want to give anything away but to say what happens is both heart wrenching and at times extremely hot is an understatement.

When they return to reality things are different and it’s fun and interesting to see them interact after all the events of that weekend. Jessie has managed to bring to the surface a side that Nate keeps hidden. It’s a side that he’s scared of and with Jessie’s help he starts to see it as what is really is and that he shouldn’t hide from it. This is one of the reasons I loved her. She didn’t run away from the drama but stayed and helped him work through it. Jessie balances out the darkness in Nate and he balances out her.

“Give it all to me,” she murmured in my ear. “The wild and the sweet, the light and the dark. Because I need them both. They make up who you are. And that’s the Nate I want to belong to.”

When you add in their friends, family (can I just say I love Jessie’s mother) and other characters, you get a book that you will not be able to put down till you are done. Oh and the ending……I loved it.

While this book is part of the Between Breaths series it can be read as a stand-alone novel. I encourage you though, to read all the books as each one is beautifully written and has characters you will fall in love with as I have with each and every one of them. It is also told from alternating points of view which is both needed and allows you to get the fuller story I feel.

I’m already desperate for the next book. Good thing I stalk, um follow this author everywhere and won’t miss it. If you haven’t already picked it up yet, I love this authors writing. This is an author who if you read Young Adult, you need to read and add to their auto buy lists.



Buy The Book 1


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Below are the previous book in the series.


All of You (Between Breaths)

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Before You Break (Between Breaths)

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Whisper to Me (Between Breaths)

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About the Author 1

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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favourite guys. She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything.

She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

She also owns her own jewellery business, called Tags-n-Stones(dot com), where she hand-stamps meaningful words or letters onto silver for her customers.

She loves to hear from her readers. You can find her on her WEBSITE: From there you can link to her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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