I’ve got it all, they say. I’m the starting quarterback for the best NFL team in the league. I’m rich. I’m famous. I can have any woman I want, any time I want.
Yeah, I’ve got everything—except for the one who got away. How do you move on from loving the same girl since you were in the seventh grade? She promised me forever until forever got too hard and at nineteen, she dumped me.
By text message.
Now she’s walked back into my life. Just as beautiful. Just as sweet. Just as smart. More grown up and incredibly sexy…
We’re older now. Supposedly wiser. This time, I’m going to fight for what I want, no matter how hard it gets.
This time, I’m going to make her mine.
4.5 Star Review by Lorena
Can I just start off by saying that this book was everything and more than what I was expecting!
I absolutely loved the Just Friends series and when I found out we were getting more of Amanda and Tuttle, I was practically jumping for joy.
Now we get the grown up version of these two in You Promised Me Forever and boy oh boy did I absolutely enjoy this book to the fullest.
Amanda felt neglected and left out once Jordan started to get very popular in college and he had bigger and more demands when it came to football, so it's not that he wanted to neglect or push her aside, but he had to think about school and his career. He didn't think he was neglecting her, he actually thought everything was great between them, until Amanda decided to break up with him.
As the years have passed, and now Jordan is a professional football player and a player (in all sense of the word), or at least that's what the media portrays him to be, when he is interviewed and was asked about "the one that got away" Amanda decides to look him up in social media and instantly friends him on Instagram, she sends him a message not thinking he'll respond back, but boy did he respond back quickly.
From that point on, it seemed like they got back on track. He contacted her and they started talking again. For as much as he wanted to hurt Amanda for hurting him when she left him, he just couldn't. He knew deep down that he still had feelings for her and he wanted to see where it would lead this time around, if Amanda would actually give him the time of day and let him prove to her that he was in it forever.
The love they had was impossible to let go of, they never stopped loving each other even though they both tried moving on with their lives, but sometimes love is much stronger and no matter what the past holds, there is always room to forgive and forget and that's exactly what Jordan and Amanda did.
I loved how they came in contact with each other again and how easily they picked up where they left off.
I absolutely love this couple, I think they are my favorite couple of the year!
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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