Review: You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy (Forever Yours #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR.

Not having read her Friends series, which falls under the young adult (YA) category, I was a bit concerned that I wouldn't be able to fully enjoy Monica Murphy's new Forever Yours spin-off starter, You Promised Me Forever. However, I'm happy to say that even with my curiosity piqued about the back stories of some of the characters mentioned here especially what main characters Jordan Tuttle and Amanda Winters went through as teenagers in the original series (and I'll definitely be rectifying my skipping that series by bumping it up my to-be-read list as soon as my reading schedule lets up in the last few months of this year), I relished their second-chance love story.

As in love as they were with each other, the pressures of being apart were too much for then-nineteen-year-old Amanda Winters. All it took was one text message to end her relationship with Jordan Tuttle. Six years later, Amanda is more than aware of how much of a draw her ex-boyfriend is on and off the football field, and she's pretty sure that ending things with the boy she loved wasn't her wisest decision. During one television interview, Jordan's statement that he still thinks about "the one that got away" has Amanda sitting up and paying attention. Was he talking about her? One Instagram comment and friend request later, the exes have reconnected, but will the twenty-five-year-old versions of themselves now be able to figure out how to make this new shot last forever?

Okay, I admit it; I wasn't a fan of Amanda's for the first number of chapters. She was somewhat cocky--but hey, maybe I can't really fault for her immediately assuming she was the one Jordan was talking about during his interview--and I do think she was using her co-worker to get a reaction out of Jordan after he invited her to his team's football game, especially choosing to still go with said co-worker AFTER her closest friend confessed her feelings about the guy! Ugh. But she did manage to win me over, especially since Jordan seemed to bring out the best in her personality. Speaking of Jordan, the guy really was a sweetheart who knew what he wanted and set aside whatever else in order to take a chance on rekindling what he knew was the most important committed relationship in his life. Overall, You Promised Me Forever was a sexy and sweet and humorous love story. 4.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 29 August 2018

Date Read: 23 August 2018

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