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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Since she broke up with the hottest basketball player in school, seventeen-year-old Courtland Murphy has been the subject of a million rumors. The fallout from her relationship with Allen Benson has made Courtland more sure than ever that waiting to have sex is the right decision. But the drama's not over, especially with her own father acting strangely and Allen out to ma...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Harlequin Presents
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Chandra Taylor
Jul 22, 2010 Chandra Taylor added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My third book--released April 2010.
Taylor Rabon
Oct 27, 2012 Taylor Rabon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves romance
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Leah Madsen
I thought this was a good book that dealt with teen issues; such as teen pregnancy, dating, being pure, etc. I really enjoyed all the chracters, and could imagine them as real people I've known. The only thing I didn't like was the end when it left reality and hit a more soap opera climax.
Alexis Shaw
Oct 15, 2010 Alexis Shaw is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was deep, but i believe the book could have been better, but yet, the book kept me intrested, Courtland the girl iin the book is a very strong young lady.
tiffany ben
Courtland Murray is learning to love herself after the bad experiences she had with her ex-boyfriend, Allen Benson. She’s looking forward to college but first she has to get through her senior year and Allen and his friends aren’t making it easy. The new guy, Aiden Calhoun, has got her back and he also has feelings for her. But Courtland is afraid to love another guy after her last relationship. Aiden shares her beliefs when it comes to waiting until marriage to have sex and he seems to be a bet...more
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Courtney had a rough junior year. Over the summer, she put things in perspective and she’s all about loving herself. Anxious to get on with her life and far away from the drama involving Allen Benson, her ex, Courtney is looking forward to her senior year of high school.

Easier said than done as Courtney realizes that Allen is back at school and looking to recapture her attention this school year. With all of the inappropriateness, misconduct and allegations, Allen is the last person C...more
Katrina Burchett
Courtland Murray is learning to love herself after the bad experiences she had with her ex-boyfriend, Allen Benson. She’s looking forward to college but first she has to get through her senior year and Allen and his friends aren’t making it easy. The new guy, Aiden Calhoun, has got her back and he also has feelings for her. But Courtland is afraid to love another guy after her last relationship. Aiden shares her beliefs when it comes to waiting until marriage to have sex and he seems to be a bet...more
Sarah
Courtland's goal in this novel is a new beginning, fresh start. She decided to drop the charges on Allen so she could be left alone. Allen was suppose to graduate but he didn't. Throughout the novel Courtland is harassed such as ruining her car & pushing her down. How can you move on when people won't let you? Courtland meets a new guy Aidan who likes her for herself and he's a great dude. He stands up for her and gets into w/ allen for courtland. Courtland's aunt Danni tries to steal the li...more
Alize Watson
The promise is about a girl name Courtland Murphy who had to deal with a ex boyfriend who tried to rape her when she tried to file charges against him she begin to get harrassed by Allen her exboyfriend. He messed up her car, pushed her and made her mess up her clothes, and talked about her like she was a dog. While Courtland was trying to get over the abuse her exboyfriend was causing she was apart of a group called Worth The Wait. It was a group she was one of the leaders of and it was a group...more
Iman Jackson
Feb 12, 2014 Iman Jackson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any and everybody
Recommended to Iman by: Nobody
I loved it so much, I even did my book report over it!
Shanda
I think this book is really full of drama. It was so good I wanted to read it again.Everytime I read a paragraph I had to reread it because it was so juicy and full. I already have one of my friends reading it and I want more books like this. This is a sequel of the other book I read and rated "The Pledge". Courtland is a great person I don't know why anybody would want to make her life misarable. I reccomend this to everybody I know If my friend likes it almost everyone I know would!(:
Autumn
Surprisingly juicy and entertaining for a book about abstinence. I enjoyed reading about the truly shocking behavior of Courtland's trifling relatives. Her aunt did WHAT? Her dad is WHO? Oh wow.
Alysa
I abosolutely loved this book lbs especially the ending smh I was going through an emotional rollercoaster reading it :) smh I wish they had a sequel
Brandy Glover
courland murphy is back and allen and his friends wont leave her alone. courland meets a new guy and really likes him..
Jessica Bentu
This book was really good!! it was a big shock at the end of the novel but overall it was good.
Essence B Goofii
OMG I hope the third book will reveal how their relationship is!!
Regina taylor
i hope they get back together
Kelsey
Awesome book:).
Totally recommend it
Larshauneia
It is a great book but the end was
Mykeisha
Will there be a part 2?
Hawiworku
it was an awesome book
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Chandra Sparks Taylor is the author of Spin It Like That, which was chosen as a 2009 Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association, as well as The Pledge, which is a 2010 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and The Promise.

She is the owner of Taylor Editorial Service, which specializes in editing manuscripts by both aspiring and established authors, and is...more
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