Monday, June 10, 2013

***Promise Me by Barbie Bohrman Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway***

Sabrina Chandler must go back home to face her past and confront her once best friend and ex-boyfriend who betrayed her in the worst way possible.
Returning to her past also means coming face to face with the boy who was standing in the shadows one fateful night. The same boy she made a promise to and who unknowingly walked away with her heart.

Can she move forward with her life when her heart is still 10 years in the past?

Sandy's Review:

“I stand there frozen in the shadows watching him through the window.  Him. He’s my first love and my life…and he’s kissing my best friend.” – Sabrina Chandler
“I’ve waited a long time to be this close to you again so I’m not going to waste my time catching up with a bunch of people who didn’t give a shit about me ten years ago.” – Tyler Anderson

There it is! That line right there – from the very first page – “kissing my best friend”.  Arrrghhh, it broke my heart and just like that I was completely and totally hooked.  Did you ever wonder about that boy?  You know the one.  That one boy that always made your heart skip a beat whenever you saw him in the hallway.  He probably never even knew you were alive or maybe he did but your Dad would have grounded you for life if you ever looked his way.  Wonder what ever happened to him.  Sabrina Chandler has been wondering the same thing about Tyler Anderson for 10 long years.  

Sabrina couldn’t wait to get the hell out of Dodge.  Physically and geographically she has moved on.  Emotionally, she’s still in the same place – standing outside that damn window watching everything she thought she knew to be true blow up in her face.  Sabrina has a wonderful new BFF and a great life in Miami with a job she loves at an art gallery.  By the way, she has a hot as hell boss named Alex.  As it turns out Alex wants Sabrina and is hoping Sabrina will give him a chance.  Poor sod doesn’t realize that he’s competing with the ghost of her high school past.  Oh!  Wait let me tell you about the BFF!  Her name is Julia.  She is brash, bold, honest, loving and a total ride of die chick.  Says things like “oh it is on like Donkey Kong”.  I laughed my ass off.  Now that is my kind of girl!  I’ve been saving the best for last.  Let’s talk about Tyler Anderson.  He was a bad boy way back in the day.  However, he’s turned all that around to be even better than any fantasy Sabrina had of him all these years. 

Ten years later and yet once they “meet” again it seems as it no time has passed at all.  These two feel a deep down soul connection that has been there all along for both of them.  Alas, the road to love does not run smoothly.  She is in Miami and he is in Philadelphia.  There is Alex to consider and Tyler was not a monk all these years.  Of course, there is the obligatory confrontation with her old “bestie” Lisa and ex-love Chris.  Let me tell you some of the saddest, yet funniest and “yea tell that bitch off” stuff I’ve ever read is in Promise Me.  Alas, there is also angst and there for sure heart ache.  There were a couple of places where I had to step away from my Kindle (to stop myself from flinging it across the room) and get a bowl of ice cream to fortify me so that I could continue.  Honestly, I almost had to pull out the tequila.  LOL. Really, there was no doubt that I would continue because like I said from the beginning – I was hooked!  I freaking loved it.  Every single little bit of it.  Even the parts that made me crazy.

I know the formula has been done before, ad nauseam, in many many books and movies but Barbie Bohrman made it fresh and exciting and fun and sad and angsty and sexy.  How did she do that you may ask?  Well, my friends, she does and she does it very well indeed.  Promise Me was definitely worth my time and I think you will find its worth yours too.  

About the Author:
Barbie Bohrman was born and raised in Miami, FL. She moved to the New Jersey after getting her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Miami-Dade Community College. She currently resides in the Garden State with her two children. Her hobbies include movies, great TV shows, reading, reading, and even more reading.
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/bbohrman1            

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