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Promise Me This

(Promise Me #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,062 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Welcome to the South - where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known. It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.

Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Sarah Ashley Jones
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Jennifer Kyle
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 Promise Me This Stars

”Did you really want to get to know me after you first saw me, or was it just the promise you made with Cameron that kept you around?”

”Love was a funny thing, especially when it came too fast. There was no doubt in my mind of my feelings for her, but I never wanted her to think that I took advantage of hers.”

This story wasn’t the most original plot I have read to date and there were a couple of typos scattered throughout the pages. But the story held my attentio
Tessa Teevan
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing


This was a fantastic debut novel by Sarah Ashley Jones and I'm definitely looking forward to more of her work. When we first meet Charlie she's been sent to California to pack up her brother's belongings to bring back to Tennessee. Cameron wasn't only her brother, but her twin, so the pain of his death is nearly unbearable. Cameron was the independent twin. The twin that left their snooty small town and never looked back. He loved life and lived it to his fullest, regardless of what anyone else
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
Charlie has just lost her brother, her twin brother, to an accident. Cameron and Charlie was twin in every way, except that Cameron wasn’t afraid to leave home to get away from under their mother’s thumb and spread his wings. Charlie on the other hand, despite Cameron’s encouragement, stayed back home living the life that would make their mother happy rather than really follow in Cameron’s footsteps. But when Cameron’s death brings Charlie to San Diego, to pack up what’s left of her brother, she ...more
Rashika (is tired)
There are many novels out there that read along the same lines as Promise Me This so one cannot expect much except hope for the book to be a fun read, which it was.

I think I’ll start with things that didn’t work and then I’ll go onto the things that did.

I don’t expect much from tragedies in general (of course there are a few exceptions) and this one wasn’t that much different. This book doesn’t focus on the loss of a loved one in a way that satisfies me. It is more focused on the romance than it
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, blog-tour
Blog Tour on my blog July 22Th Review + Giveaway + Except


“Charlie, don’t get me wrong, you are the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever laid eyes on, especially in this vintage get-up. But tonight, I’m in awe that you would even go anywhere with me. In fact, I’m beginning to question whose birthday this really is, because I would love to unwrap you like a gift of my own right now.” He leaned in, painfully slow, before planting a soft and t
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jenn by: Bethany
I struggled with this book. I liked it at times yet, it was also a bit slow too. It took about 1/2 way through the book for it to pick up and really draw me in to it.

Charlie and her twin brother, Cameron, are from a well to do, life controlling, family. He breaks the mold and heads out to California while she stays behind and plays it safe, always trying to follow the rules. Her mother sends her out to pack up Cameron's life after he passes away.

While she's at his apartment, she finds a piece
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆ 4 Promise Me This Stars ☆☆☆


They say don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. And don’t promise, just prove. So in Promise Me This by Sarah Ashley Jones, promises are meant to be proved. In such a sweet and yet touching storyline, Ms. Jones takes us on journey of a young woman rediscovering her life and finding love. Promise Me This will make you fall in love, touch your heart, and take you on an emotional journey of w
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Lately I have had a great streak with reading some awesome books and this is just another one that I read. I have to say that right from the beginning I was hooked because I grew up between the north and the south really North Carolina and boy oh boy what a difference. I mean all year up here in the North where people don't say yes ma'am no ma'am yes sir no sir was a struggle because I would spend the entire summer down in North Carolina and it was shell shock the first week then I got into the ...more
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
***Beta Review***

O.M.F.G, are just as evil as Dara. How could you leave me hanging like that?!

It's been so long since I've had the pleasure of reading such a sweet romance without the dysfunction. Seriously, I don't know what's up with all these books that have fucked up relationships. This book will give you butterflies...the kind that will make you feel like you can soar.

I knew that there was a secret being held that could have the power to destroy their relationship. I just did
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book soooo much more than I was anticipating. If it weren't for the damn cliffhanger, I would have definitely toyed with the idea of giving 5 stars.

This is Sarah Ashley Jones' first novel and that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Girl's got talent. I am so incredibly excited to see how her writing progresses in future novels.

This book offered outstanding character development and a swoon worthy male lead. I actually really liked the heroin as well, which tends to be rare for me
Cassandra Giovanni
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: uh, everyone! romance lovers
Recommended to Cassandra by: Ren
The Cover: I really love this cover, and I fell in love with it even more as I watched Sarah's amazing YouTube video of it's creation. As a writer and photographer, I really enjoyed how she wanted the book to really showcase her characters as she saw them. The best part--I saw them the same way, too.
The Book: This novel puts you right into Charlie's world where she has learned that her brother has died, under not really mysterious circumstances. We are able to see some of those circumstances tha
This review originally posted at My Book Addiction

Charlie is a sweet girl who always played things safe, always complied with the demands of her controlling mother. She was afraid to take chances, to really let go and risk her comfortable life in Tennessee. Charlie was pissed that her mom sent her to California to pack up her brother's apartment - um, hello.. who wouldn't be? What parents would put such a task on their daughters shoulders? - but it ended up being the wake up call Charlie needed.
I received a free copy from this book from the author in exchange for an honest review as a beta reader.

Damnit Sarah, now you've made me cry all sorts of tears. Guess you're on my list of Authors who made me cry now. And you're the second person who wrote a book I dreamed about after reading it.

This is the story of 20-year old Charlie. After her brother died, she goes to his home in San Diego, far away from her home in Tennessee. There she meets Jhett. A friend of her brother. And then Charlie'
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off, thank you Sarah for giving me this book for an honest review.

I really was not expecting this story to go down like it was. It starts off as Charlie a.k.a Charlotte is packing up her older brother's belongings in his apartment in San Diego. While she is going that she finds a note from a girl Ginger to her brother Cameron. She goes to the bar that says the name on the napkin and meets Jhett Hudson, her brother's best friend.

Mind you, her brother is dead and we don't exactly know why bu
Felicia Tatum
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy flipping wow! For a debut novel...I can't believe how amazingly good this book was!!! Charlie and Jhett are so romantic, real, and heartfelt. This story was so interesting and enthralling. I would have read it in one sitting had I not had other responsibilities to attend to.

I loved that Charlie was from TN and moved to Cali. I've never been there, but Jones made me feel like I was on the beach with Charlie and Jhett on multiple occasions. Her descriptions made me long to feel sand beneath
Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
OK I have just finished Promise me this and I loved it!
Charlie and Jhett's relationship was great. From the very first moment they met I loved the way they interacted with each other, even when they weren't getting along...

There was so much emotion poured into this book that it was impossible to stay detached. I literally fell into this book and got carried away with its emotions, to the point there was crying; proper heart ache, throat hurts, voice hitching, tears falling, crying at several p
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't know that I have words for this book. I'll try a few. PHENOMENAL. AMAZING. ENTHRALLING. I lied, I have lots of words for this book. I could NOT put it down. I loved every character in it, even Ginger ~cough witch cough~ and I absolutely adored the 50's feel of a lot of it. Jhett is the perfect boy, seriously. From the tattoos to the passion he puts into everything to being able to COOK. gosh, I loved it. This book made me wish I knew Cameron and the relationships he had with these people ...more
Jennifer ♛Jenna♛
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

This is the first book I have read by Sarah Ashley Jones, but it won't be the last.I really enjoyed reading this book. Charlie and Jhett where very likable characters.I can't wait for the next one!

Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved the read. The cliffhanger just came out of no where. I usually will not read a book if I know it has a cliffhanger. I'll wait until all books are out because I don't like waiting. This cliffhanger was a some what happy one. Looks like it will only be a few months wait. Jhett is HOT, tattooed sweetheart who falls hard for the beautiful innocent Charlie. They make an amazing couple. Can't wait to read more from this author.
Jenny Howard
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I heart this book!!!! Can't wait for more!!!!
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Would have loved to meet Cameron! This book was adorable but still had steamy parts. Loved their romance and th 1050's vibes!
Jul 23, 2013 added it
DNF at 40%.
None of my pet peeves but I only like fade to black sex scenes in YA books. Just not my cup of tea.
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you so much for Tess of My Pathway to Books and Sarah Ashley Jones for the eARC! As always, this in now way affected my views of the novel.

Promise Me This first came into my radar when I helped with its cover reveal. It won't win any awards in its originality but the simplicity and the tangible feeling and sense of love it emanates caught me and got me interested in this novel. And hey, musicians in my novels are more than welcome. You could say th
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I gave Promise Me This 3 out of 5 Stars.
*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
Charlie is a 20 year old young lady just trying to find her way. She endures a painful loss when her brother Cameron dies tragically in an accident which nobody seems to want to talk about. Charlie is from the South, a Southern Belle if you will. And the connection that her and Cameron have before his death is stellar, which only brings the pain to the surface even more. Cameron was a rebel of sorts, con
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Promise me This (Promise Me #1)
Author: Sarah Ashley Jones
Release Date: June 17th, 2013

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Welcome to the South - where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known. It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.

Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember - c
Mallory Thorpe
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay so I want to get this done in time for release day and I sincerely hope I do Sarah Ashley Jones and her novel Promise Me This, justice because I’ve sat here for twenty two minutes staring at a blank screen. I mean I even took notes. There are page numbers all over my hand…I flipping made my very first *fangirl* picture, in case you were unsure about how I was feeling. It was a really good book, Sarah Ashley Jones delivered so much more than I even expected, that I’m still struggling with th ...more
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Ugh! Why do I keep reading books that I thought was a stand-alone but ended up with a complete cliffy?! There, I said it already; a cliffy is definitely waiting for us at the end of this, but in a very rare and weird reason, I was happy and contented with the way it ended, yes it was a cliffy and it would’ve been nice if it didn’t end that way but it was a happy ending so whatever. But as I've told you with another story that I've read that also has a cliffy ending, don’t let that stop you from ...more
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

Originally 3.5 stars

This book is intended for readers 17+ due to strong language and sexual situations.

From the occasional NA reads that I have read Promise Me This was a pretty good read and start to a series. The story revolves around Charlie and her trip to San Diego, where she is there to pack up her recently deceased brother’s things at his apartment. It is there that she meets Jett and finds out things that she never knew about her brother, Cam. Charlie is thrust into a journey of sel
Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
4.5 stars

I had been dying to read this book and I was planning to read it until I saw a Blog Tour for it so I signed up and I was super happy when I got on it! The cover for this book initially drew me to it after I helped reveal it, and since then I had been desperate to read it! The plot of this book had quite a lot in it! It was full of emotion and pain and it was beautifully written! It was about two characters coming to terms with someone's death and about them letting go of their grief! Th
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
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Oh my gosh! I have to start off this review by saying that I didn’t realize I would love this book as much as I did. The first line of the synopsis “Welcome to the South – where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter.” along with the cover were what sold me on the book to begin with. Being from the South, I kind of understand that way of life, even if my family is nothing like Charlie’s.

So let’s talk about the writing. Jones is an excellent wri
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