Mar 28, 2014

Promise Me by Sarah Ashley Jones ~ Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Promise Me blog tour! I was able to read and review both of these fantastic books and I can't wait to share my thoughts with you on this wonderful series.

Promise Me This (Promise Me, #1)Title: Promise Me This
Author: Sarah Ashley Jones
Series: Promise Me #1
Publication: June 17th, 2013
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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?
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Promise Me Forever (Promise Me, #1.5)Title: Promise Me Forever
Series: Promise Me #1.5
Expected release date: March 17th, 2014
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Novella

Charlie Jennings and Jhett Hudson knew that a single moment could change everything.

It took them one song to find each other, one question to give them a chance, one kiss to fall in love, and one night to almost lose it all. But they had one thing other couples lack—pure, unconditional love—and that takes more than a moment to walk away from.

Falling in love is only the beginning. Forever is what happens next.

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The Promise Me books were an enjoyable journey from start to finish.  I loved Charlie, and watching her change and grow throughout the story was really fun.  She took a lot of chances that she normally wouldn't have and I love characters that are willing to step out of their comfort zones to see what doing things different with their life might bring.  Sarah Asheley Jones did an excellent job building her charaters, showing the bond between Charlie and her twin brother even though he was never actually in the book was impressive.  Jhett, for me, was a character I didn't quite know what to do with at first.  I sometimes have trust issues and wasn't quite sure where I wanted to stand with him.  As the story progressed however, it was easy to build trust in Jhett and find out what a genuine and great guy he is.  

I love books that switch between both characters so I can see into both of their minds and know exactly what they are feeling.  This writing style works really well for me and Sarah really nailed it while writing both characters.  Charlie and Jhett both had a very distinct voice which is essential when taking this route while writing.  

The only issue I had with this story was the fact they fell into bed so quickly.  I would have liked a little more build up to that big moment, but it didn't detract enough that it stopped me from continuing with the book.  I would also like to note that this book is much more tame than most NA I have taken a chance on reading and I really appreciate it when I find that in a book, especially recently.  I have found most of the NA genre to be saturated with A LOT of detailed sex and it really bothers me.  Thank you Sarah Ashley Jones for keeping things steamy but in a mild manner.  

I would recommend both Promise Me books if you enjoy a great contemporary romance.  If you plan to read, or have read Promise Me This, you will want to immediately add Promise Me Forever to your collection.  The story didn't feel complete to me without reading both of them and I'm certainly glad I was able to read them back to back.  

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Promise Me This 
Promise Me Forever 

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About Author Sarah Ashley Jones

Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and three 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. 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.

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Thank you so much to Sarah Ashley Jones for including us on her Promise Me tour!

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! :-)
    Megan @ Books i View