Release Date: October 7th 2014
Series: Between Breaths #4
Rating: 3 stars
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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 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.
I received this eARC from Penguin Group Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Although,it took me some time to get into the story and it was kind of predictable, I enjoyed Promise Me This. The writing is really nice and it made the characters more real and more likable. The story is being told by two POV;s and I always love that in a book, it just makes it much more interesting. I loved Jessie and her awesome character. The fact that she was off the wall and so much different than other heroines of similar books was pretty awesome.
In comparison to other NA books, this one was kind of original when it came to the main characters and they relationship they developed. Yes,like other stories these two are attracted to each other without giving anything away. Jessie seems to be the bad girl from the good family with the dark side on sex and Nate is the good guy from the broken family with a shy and more closed and restricted personality when it comes to sex because of his past.
The relationship between those two does not have any ups and downs and tough break ups like in other books of this genre. Everything seem smooth and Jessies helps Nate a lot when it comes to finding his personality,trust himself and realize that he is not danger to anyone.
At some points the feelings were flat and did some scenes lacked that anticipation. The conversations were okay,some seemed forced and others were extremely good while others lacked something, as for the humor better not to discuss it. It was bad.