Promise Me Always by Kari March

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Will self-doubt and insecurities keep them apart? Or will they promise each other always?

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**Special Note**

I read Promise Me Always before it released (so it has been a while) I’m just a horrible slacker when it comes to writing reviews. So this is long overdue!

I am excited to share this all with you! So let’s get started with the blurb for those of you who aren’t familiar!

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Blake Bentley had a rough upbringing, never fully believing he was good enough for anything or anyone. After being left with a broken heart by his only girlfriend, Blake swore off relationships for good and turned to the only two things that made him feel sufficient – sex and firefighting. 

Tessa Collins was brought up in the traditional ‘perfect’ family – loving parents, great sister, and amazing friends. After falling in love with Jared, her life was perfect – until he betrayed her. She has no idea that his betrayal could end up costing her more than just a shattered heart. 

Blake and Tessa have been friends since high school. Never wanting to admit their attraction for each other, the two always remained close friends. Now, three years later, Blake and Tessa find themselves being pulled together by a force much greater than friendship. 

Blake and Tessa have promised to be friends forever, but as fate pulls them together, they embark on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime. Will his self doubt and her insecurities keep them apart? Or will they be able to promise each other always? 

**content is for +18yrs.**

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I absolutely love this cover. The font, the tagline, the pictures and the coloring– it is beautiful. You know just from looking at it that this is going to be an emotional read and it applies to the book perfectly! This cover to me is just stunning and the design a copy of every other cover. I just love it! 

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I was not just given a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review but I worked as one of the last beta readers. As a beta reader I figured I was doing something wrong because I couldn’t find things to critique. I was so pulled into the story that I forgot that I was reading in general. PMA provides us with a dual POV between Tess and Blake and I loved it so much.

From the very beginning we see how close Tessa and Blake are and have been for quite a while. As Tess immediately goes through a rough break up with her boyfriend Blake is there to make her feel better. I loved reading about the connection between these two. How they can joke around and laugh together, depend on each other and holy hell you feeeeel that sexual tension.

The two can’t fight how they feel but there are so many insecurities the two of them have about themselves that keeps them from giving in easily. It is frustrating because I just want them to be together and stop fighting it! But during my frustrations, and through the eyes of Tess and Blake we see how much these two belong together. Through all their ups and downs we see something that made this book become more than just another new adult romance. We see how badly these two doubt what they can give to the other but they never stop trying. That is what makes love right, when you always want the best for the other person but never think you are good enough. But because you love them so much you will always keep trying.

That is how it was for these two and I just fell in love with their story (despite how freaking frustrating it can be to watch). And I don’t mean it in a bad way! But my Lord I just wanted them to grab on and dive head first and stop doubting everything.

Aside from the doubts and love and insecurities there were other things about the story for the reader to become entranced in. There were a bunch of side characters/friends that are awesome and fun getting to know. There is drama, suspense, and what I wasn’t expecting was for the bit of a thriller side PMA had! I loved it! It was just one more thing that kept me turning page after page until I finished every last word.

This story was amazing and I can’t wait to see what else Kari March has up her sleeves with the next installment in the “Always” series.

So if you like suspense, the struggles to find love and learning to let yourself accept love, a hot as effffff book boyfriend and some serious sexiness then this is so the book for you!

**The next book will be ‘Always Yours’ featuring two characters you meet and fall for in Promise Me Always!”


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For this amazing debut from a talented author I am rating Promise Me Always 5 STARS! 

And YES I highly recommend you pick this one up now!!

5 Stars

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I am a wife, mother of 2 amazing kiddos, photographer, graphic designer and cover designer, as well as an avid reader and blogger! I have been married since 2004 to the most amazing man ever and together we have two amazing children. I was born in Aurora, CO and still reside their today with my amazing family. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I have become accustom to bi-polar weather living here and I absolutely love getting all four seasons (although winters could be a bit shorter.) I have a small obsession with Starbucks and gummy bears! They make the perfect writing snack! Wine helps a lot too especially with the late night writing sessions. I love the summer and everything that goes along with it, camping, swimming, boating, hiking, etc. I love to travel and Disneyland is one of my family’s favorite places to visit together. I have a dream of visiting so many places in the world such as Italy, Greece, Australia, Fiji, Bora Bora and New Zealand (just to name a few.) I have met so many amazing people in this journey so far and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.


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