Promise Me This by Sarah Ashley Jones
Publish Date: June 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Okay Creations
My Rating: 3.5/5.0
WARNING: This book is intended for mature readers due to strong language and sexual situations.
Welcome to the South – where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known. It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.
Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember – constantly teetering back and forth between being a rock star and living a normal life. His rebellious and sometimes arrogant attitude is known to get him into trouble, especially with the girls who hang on his every move.
Charlie never thought that a trip to pack up her brother’s apartment would leave her feeling even more unsettled about the grainy details of her brother’s death. Her quest for information leads her straight to his old hangout and into arms of Jhett, who suspiciously knows more about her situation than he ever should.
Only a few questions remain – Can you trust someone based on their word alone? And if you make a promise, how far will you go to keep it?
The reason I requested to review this book is simple. The main character’s name is CHARLIE! And…if you’re a little slow on the uptake…MY name is CHARLIE! Please tell me that other people get excited when one of the main characters in a book has the same name as you? Instantly, I felt connected to Charlie, because we had the same name.
Absolutely ridiculous, I know.
While we are on the subject of names, Jhett is a lovely name too! A very strong name. Bold, even.
Charlie’s brother, Cameron, died in a car accident, and the story starts with Charlie going to her brothers apartment and packing up this things. One of her friends talks Charlie into finding out about a girl that Cameron was dating. This is where she meets Jhett.
The romance in Promise Me This was extremely sweet. The connection between Charlie and Jhett was very strong, and when they were riding their bikes it was so cute! Major awww factor!
During the book, I felt like Charlie’s character was a little self-absorbed at times. I know that she’s grieving over the loss of her brother, but there were other people in his life besides her. She lashed out at Jhett when he wrote a song for his feelings without thinking go her hurting him. It was frustrating at times, but other than that she was really charming and obviously loved Jhett very much.
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“You’ve got a little…frosting…” He chuckled as he brought his hand up to my cheek and ran the gentle pad of his
thumb over my now parted lips. He inspected his work and frowned. “I don’t think I got it all…” His voice was a low growl as he leaned in and kissed the corner of my lips; trailing feathery kisses at a teasingly slow place down to
the center of my bottom lip, before sucking it all the way into his mouth. He nibbled on it softly while he tangled his hand into my hair and deepened the kiss. I was leaning into him, craving more of his touch with each second that passed.
Jhett brought his other hand up to my cheek, cupped my face with both hands, and broke the kiss. I let out an unexpected whimper as he drew my forehead in to his. “Any more of that, and we won’t make it to the rest of your birthday presents,” he said between breaths.
I sat back and folded my hands into my lap. “Well, if we get to do that again as one of them, I’m all about it,” I smirked at him.
Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and four dogs in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she’s not writing she works in a pottery studio and comes home covered in paint on a daily basis. She has a slightly unhealthy obsession with cupcakes and chapstick. She is an eternal optimist and can often be found dancing and singing to music at any given time. It’s rare to see her not smiling or laughing, but if you do, just bring her a cupcake and it will cheer her up.
characters never stop coming to her. Her huge imagination was always in overdrive as a child and now she is beyond excited to put it to good use as an adult. She plans to write as long as she has stories that need to be told.