Sabrina Chandler has had a rough go at love: just before her high school graduation, she found her boyfriend in the arms of her so-called best friend.
Tyler Anderson, the town’s sexy bad boy, stepped out of the shadows then to save her pride. Drawing strength from him, she left everything behind and sought a new life for herself, far away from the pain and shame.
Fast forward ten years: Sabrina is settled in Miami, happy at last—until her best friend urges her to attend her high school reunion and face her painful past once and for all.
And…maybe meet the mysterious Tyler once again.
Can Sabrina find the courage to face the demons in her past, let go of the pain, and move forward into happiness? Or will insecurity and self-doubt ruin her one chance to get the love she’s not sure she even deserves?
****received this audiobook for exchange for my honest review ****
Ok I first have to say is that I love Kate Rudd, she’s the narrator on this book, and her voice is just perfect. I’ve listened to her a few times, and her voice was the perfect voice for the characters she played in Promise Me.
Promise Me was about heartbreak,new kindled love. Barbie delivered every emotion to this book. I even laughed a ton i- with the help of the voice from the narrator you felt everything.
Lets start with the Prologue- WOW- caught my attention right away. Sabrina a young high school girl finds her boyfriend and her best friend hooking up. That’s when she meets Tyler Anderson. The Bad boy. He finds her while she watches her boyfriend cheat, and comforts her in a way her own boyfriend couldn’t comfort her. He makes her make a promise that she would leave the both of them and move on…. That was 10 years ago!
Fast Forward……Sabrina Chandler- 28 year old who lives in Miami with her crazy protective BFF Julia. First…. her roommate is to die for, she is hysterical, and she is totally what a Best friend should act like. Anyways…. Sabrina and Julia are in Miami, Sabrina works for a art museum. Sabrina gets mail asking her to come back to there hometown for a high school reunion.
After facing the ex-boyfriend and now the ex best friend , ohh yeah forgot to mention they got married with 2.5 kids! Ok, so she faces the challenges with them but really the only reason why she came back was to see Tyler. Ok.. Tyler was all sorts of good stuff. He’s restaurant owner, good looking and tatted. Nice right? Well… She see’s him at the reunion, and its almost like they never left each other. I loved how Sabrina grew with the story and never put up with Tyler’s bull crap. She gave him a run for his money, and in the end you fell in love with both characters. Since this is an audio review- I’m telling you will love it. With a set of earphones on and laughing out loud to the story, I fell in love with Barbies writing. And guess what!!! There is going to be a book #2 in the Finding Forever series. Thats right its Julia’s story!!! Ga…. I’m soooo excited to here what happens with Julia and Alex- ohh yea Alex, forgot mention him. Alex is Sabrina’s boss in Miami… The one who wanted to hook with her…but in the end we like Alex!!! If your not into audio, than pick up this book quick great read/ great audio/ great author.!!!!
Every time I hear or see you cry it kills me just a little bit more because I know it’s me who’s to blame for it. I know I’ll never be good enough for you… I knew it back then, and I f***ing know it for sure now. I know I don’t have any right to ask, but if you give me another chance, I swear I will spend the rest of my life trying to put that beautiful smile back on your face. Because what I came here to tell you is that I need you… I need you like I need the f***ing air to breathe.”
“Because wherever you are, is where I want to be. You can take all the time you need to think, but I’m not giving up. You and I… we belong together and I’ll wait for however long it takes because I love you.”
“No, you don’t get it at all. I wish you would have told me sooner because I miss you like crazy and I’m dying to see your beautiful face again. Don’t get any crazy ideas in that pretty little head of yours, I told you I’d wait and I’ve been doing nothing but waiting… and I’ll wait even longer if you needed me to.”
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.