Publication date: 15th May 2014
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: With her best friend happily married and now pregnant, Sam Matthews should be overjoyed. Instead, she can only see what is missing in her life. Pushing her emotions aside, she retreats to a piece of her past that she’s kept hidden, something that even her best friend knows nothing about.
Taking a step into her future, Sam moves to North Carolina where she once again encounters Mark Robertson. He is persistent and hard to resist, and little by little, he uses his charms to break through Sam’s walls.
As Sam starts to open her heart to Mark, she convinces herself that the past should stay in the past. But when her past creeps into the present, her secrets could cost her every hope and happiness in her future.
Favourite quote: "All we have is today. Yesterday is the past, and we aren't guaranteed tomorrow, so live your life for today."
I was so, so excited to read this book! I adored the first two books, and although this book wasn't about the same characters, it made me even desperate for it because it was about a character that really intrigued me in the first books! The plot of this book was pretty different to what happens in the other books! I know it was about a different character, but I was kinda expecting it to be a bit similar lol! I adored it though because I was completely engrossed in it while I was reading it! I loved the plot's development and it also had plenty, and I mean plenty, of sexy scenes in it! The plot was different to what I was expecting, but I completely fell in love with it and I had a hard time putting it down! It was written amazingly too and there was always something happening to keep me wanting to read on! The characters were amazing! Sam was the main character and she's introduced in the first book in this series and plays quite a big role in both the first and second book! Sam really intrigued me in the other books in this series because I felt like she was hiding something and she had a story to tell! I'm really happy she got the chance to tell her story! My heart went out to Sam when I found out why she acted the way she did! Nobody should have to go through what she did and I could see how much it had affected her! Sam was an amazing character though and she just blew me away in this book! I just absolutely adored her! Mark was the love interest of Sam and I'm not sure if he was introduced in one of the other books in this series, but I think he was! I just loved Mark! I loved how he was protective, but he sort of knew where to draw the line on how protective he had to be of Sam! I also loved that Mark let his and Sam's relationship progress at her pace! It was definitely the right thing to do after what Sam had been through! Mark was such an interesting character and he was so hot! Damien has some stiff competition lol! I loved that Allison and Damien from the first two books were back in this book! I thought that they were going to be, but I have to be honest and say that they were in this book a lot more than I was expecting them to be, which I adored! Seeing Allison and Damien's relationship develop even further was so cute as well! The ending of this book was so beautiful! I was nearly in tears because of how beautiful it was! It really showed how far Sam had come as a person and also how far her relationship with Mark had come! I'm really sad that this is the last book in the series! I've loved every minute of reading this series and it's been such a wonderful ride! The cover for this book is stunning! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I love how well it suits the other books covers too! Big thank you to Kristin for a copy of Promise Me and to Book Plug Promotions for having me on the Blog Tour!
Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.
At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.
Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.