I wasn't planning on falling for Ethan Jamison, hell I wasn't planning on our paths ever crossing. He’s the most popular guy at school and a complete player. Me; I’m the perpetual good girl, trying to carry out one last request. But when you make a promise, how far do you go to see it through?
It’s a running joke that I’m a terrible liar, if only people knew the truth. My whole life has been spent making excuses and deflecting questions. I was pretty good at it until Blair Thomas entered my world. She saw through the mask that everyone is so willing to accept. She makes me want to tell her all my secrets, but can she promise to keep them?
Promises Hurt grabbed me from the beginning with a the story of a girl losing her best friend to cancer and trying to complete her friend's bucket list.
I will say, though, that I really was on the fence with this as to whether it should get 3 or 4 stars. My main reason for this is because it seems like a book I would want my 13 year old daughter to read just without the detailed sex.
I couldn't fully enjoy the sex scenes because its weird for me to read sex scenes involving high school students. I do realize they are adults but its still weird to me. I might even would have enjoyed it more without the sex.
That is what made me want to rate it a 3.
What made me rate it a 4? Well, despite the issues mentioned above, I was into this story. I did have an emotional connection to the characters and the story. I was connected and invested and wanted to know what was going to happen. And what clinched it for me? The ending did it. As soon as I hit that last page I was texting Sarah, asking if that really happened. If I'd really read what I thought I had read.
I am invested at this point and I can't wait to find out what is going to happen. I would really love to have a version of this that had a "fade to black" type of sex scene for my daughter to read. I think this is one that she would really enjoy too.
*Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review.