You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy
Series: Forever Yours, #1
Published by Indie on August 29, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
Of course, I’m not going to shake Amanda’s hand.
Instead I grab hold of it, that unmistakable jolt of electricity sparking when our skin connects, just like every other time we’ve touched. I pull her to me and wrap her up in my arms because I can. I’m the one who offered up the tickets so I could…what? Show off? Let her know exactly how great my life is?
I can’t lie. My life is pretty damn great. I have everything I could ever want—except for one thing.
“Hi Jordan,” she breathes against my neck, and I swear she melts into me a little. Like she can’t help herself. Like we somehow still fit together even after all these years.
Either she got smaller or I grew bigger since the last time I touched her, and I’m guessing it’s the latter. She smells familiar, yet different. Better. I recognize the scent of her shampoo, but nothing else. Her hair is longer. Thick. Dark and wavy, up in a ponytail and a little disheveled, like she’s had a long day. Her body is curvier, something teenaged Amanda would’ve never believed could happen. She still has those sexy long legs, though.
Finally, she pulls away from me, her lips curled, her eyes sparkling, nervousness written all over her face, and I watch her carefully in return, my expression as neutral as I can make it. Honestly, I’m still a little pissed over that garbage game we just played, and I’m tense like I usually am after. Her understanding gaze meets mine and I know she knows what I’m feeling. We’ve always been in tune with each other…
She’s my Mandy, all grown up. But not my Mandy anymore.
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You Promised Me Forever is a sweet second chance sports romance that makes you believe there’s always the right time for everything. It’s a quick and light hearted read that is easy to read in one sitting.
Amanda and Jordan were high school sweethearts but when Jordan’s fame started to rise as the star quarterback in college, the pressure just became too much. Years later, during an interview with the NFL, Amanda is left to believe that Jordan may be missing her so she reaches out to him on social media. From that moment on, Amanda and Jordan are relearning not only how to become friends again but discovering how deep their feelings still run.
Sprinkle in a bit of jealously and some crazy media moments that are common with celebrities, Murphy delivers a light and sweet romance.
However, I will admit that while I thought You Promised Me Forever was sweet, I just wasn’t that invested. I didn’t really care one way or the other about either Amanda or Jordan. That sounds harsh. I cared, I just wasn’t invested to where no matter what happened with them, I would have really felt connected. I think I just wanted more character development but that’s a personal preference.
If you like sports and second chance romances that is a quick and easy read then I suggest you give this a try. I think a lot of people will like it, especially as a palette cleanser.