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Promise Me This

(Between Breaths #4)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,129 ratings  ·  176 reviews
A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by InterMix
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 stars!!


While this was a sweet and predictable story, Promise Me This ended up being a book that I didn’t know I needed – likable main characters, fun & flirty plotline, and smoking hot sex scenes. After just finishing a highly emotional series I craved something lighthearted that would give me a couple of hours of mindless fun and this book did just that.


Nate Connors is the campus playboy with little to give and much to hide. Having grown up in an abusive househol
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Promise Me This
was my favorite in the Between Breaths series. Jessica and Nate’s friends-to-lovers romance was full of heart and fiery hot intensity! Instead of being filled with angst and drama, Promise Me This was filled with realistic emotions and reactions, setting it apart from many New Adult reads out there.

Jess and Nate are friends, first and foremost, and that’s exactly the way Nate wants to keep it. He’s afraid of getting close romantically with any girl because of witnessing
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

This one was HOTT! With every new book Christina Lee is getting better and better at writting about panty dropping heroes! Loved NATE <3

Full review to follow.
Jun 16, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Nate and Jessie were first introduced in ALL OF YOU, book one in the series.

I hope you enjoy their story as much as I enjoyed writing it! XOXO

Here's a little teaser (click to enlarge):

Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books
4 Pushing the boundaries Stars

Promise Me This was a little different from the previous books in the series. I felt like Christina Lee pushed the story a bit and it went the right direction.


Nate is a player and he’s known to never bed the same girl twice. He also has daddy issues and a somewhat dark past. He doesn’t want to go off the deep end and works very hard to keep his control in check. I liked Nate. He’s the typical bad boy we love to read and yes at times I felt certain things were
**ARC received by NetGalley**


Genre: NA romance
Cover: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 7/10
Hero: 7/10
Humour: 1/10
Hotness: 8/10
Romance: 7/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Can be read as a stand-alone.

High angst.
Sweet romance.
Lovable characters.
Steamy sex.

'Promise Me This' is just as good as the other books in it's series. It's an easy to read with all the elements you want in a New Adult book.

I really enjoyed the role reversal. The tatted, rough and ready chick & the rich, p
I loved this book! Jessie and Nate are opposites. Nate is a clean-cut guy from a wealthy family. Jessie doesn't come from money, she's got tattoo's and blue hair. As opposite as the two of these characters are, when they get together their chemistry is amazing. The sexual tension between them is off the charts sexy and there is definitely some very hot steamy scenes in this book. I loved Jessie - she's smart,strong and knows what she wants. Nate is very sweet and has been keeping some family sec ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆ 4 "Promise Me This" Stars ☆☆☆☆


Two friends from different sides of the tracks...Two people mutually attracted to each other.. Till one day, the lines of friendship gets blurred and two friends embark on a relationship that ignites a fire of desire and love. And in Promise Me This, the lines of friendship for Nate and Jessie are crossed when they finally submitted to their feelings of lust, friendship, desire, and love. In this installme
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've had a bit of a Christina Lee fest and the thing I love, is her characters. They are so well developed. I love the way the characters mix through the books. I'm thinking of making a family tree so I can track them all. Hint. Hint Christina put one in the front of the next book. Emile Zola did one when he got so far through his Rougon Macquart series, and he was a pretty special writer.

In Promise Me This we get Nate's story. Please, please don't tell Bennett but I think he is my new favourite
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Very steamy romance that will pull at your heartstrings. I have really enjoyed this entire series and would recommend it to all New Adult contemporary fans!

Opening Sentence: I backed the brunette against the wall, my lips at her neck.

The Review:

Nate is quite the player when it comes to beautiful women. It’s not that he wouldn’t like to be in a relationship, but he doesn’t trust himself in one. His father was very abusive to his mother and Nate r
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
"Give it all to me," she murmured in my ear. "The wild and the sweet, the light and the dark. Because I need them both."

All the feels people! I have ALL THE FEELS right now over this book! I really loved Nate and Jessie together and their story is one filled with hope and the promise for something better. The two couldn't be more different- she is artistic with her tattoos and love for photography, where Nate is built like an athlete and fits the preppy, frat boy image. The tension between the
JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Nate has a reputation on campus for being a love them and leave them kind of guy. He doesn’t kiss, it’s to intimidate, commitment, no way. A quick hook up with never a repeat performance is all the women get from him. It’s not that he doesn’t respect women, it’s that he doesn't trust himself. Nate comes from a violent family life so he fears that he too will be prone to abusive behavior. Nate has a secret he can never reveal urges that he forces himself to suppress. However, one girl makes him w ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 Stars

This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Promise Me This was another strong book in the Between Breaths series. This book focuses on Jessie and Nate (who were featured briefly in the last book).

The synopsis summarizes the book relatively well, so I’ll skip straight to my review.

What I loved:

Nate’s story.
Nate has abuse in his background, and he doesn’t trust himself to get close to anyone , so he’s avoided relationships. But he can’t fight his a
Teresa Mary Rose
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

This is seriously the perfect series for New Adult fans. It has all the elements you want from a New Adult book, but each book still feels fresh and new. It never feels like I am reading a carbon copy of something else. I was really excited when I found out this book would be about Nate and Jessie since they both seem so different.

I’m starting with Nate because that boy wormed his way into my heart. My poor poor Nate. He has not had it easy growing
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
4.5 stars

I've decided that everyone needs a little Nate in their lives. A man who is outwardly the pretty, charming boy, but inwardly, he's a closet bad boy. That's a change of pace, right? Nate single-handedly made Promise Me This the best book in Christina Lee's Between Breaths series yet.

Nate comes from an abusive father. His brother is already showing signs of being just like him, and Nate is determined to not let the other men in his life define him. But, the fact is, Nate is sometimes pro
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
A sweet, emotional, and lovely New Adult romance, Promise Me This was a great read. It was another wonderful book in an already fantastic series and I really enjoyed it.

Jessie was a great heroine. Tough, independent, but also kind and compassionate. I really liked how she helped Nate face his issues, encouraging him but never pushing him farther than he wanted to go. She was a lovely character and I really liked her.

Nate was also wonderful. He had trust issues but not with other people. Because
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
The wild and the sweet, the light and the dark...
I am a big Christina Lee fan, and the Between Breaths Series rocks! The author has an awesome storytelling gift. Her ability to make us connect to the characters, to feel their pain, their joy, their love, and um...other things is amazing and wonderful. Each book in the series is about a different couple, but they all continue to be included in each story. Their relationships are interconnected and deep, friendships that feels like a family that y
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
This is the reason why Christina is one of my favourite NA authors!

Full review on Agents of Romance -

Anna's Herding Cats
That was...absolutely incredible. Left me smiling and crying and just all choked up. Full review to come...
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Some subjects are so painful and dark- not romantic at all in fact- so it takes a talented writer to weave the two together to create a heartwarming, passionate and hope-filled story that is above all about love. Each book in this series introduces characters that need to heal and find that special someone who is right there to love them and encourage them along their path. In this case, the story swirls around two characters that were introduced in the first book, Nate and Jessie.

I didn't read
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me be your moon—so that every night, I can illuminate the lonely cavern of your soul.

Let me be your sun—so when I burn out each night, you can be the breath and the beacon that leads me home.
(From Promise me This)

As I sit here trying to work out the right words to describe the outstanding book that was Promise me This, I find myself struggling for the right words. This book was AMAZING. But I can’t use that as a review right? You came to read this to find out if the book was worth investing
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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The Between Breaths series by Christina Lee has been fantastic. Each book has been well written, full of depth, emotional, and entertaining. The characters in this series are very real young people from different walks of life and different difficulties in finding their place in this world. It is about learning self acceptance, growing as a person, and learning to love with a free heart.

Promise Me This took me by complete surprise. We met Nate in the previous book. He was this rich, privileg
Amy Logg
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley, abuse
Promise Me This is made of all things hot and sexy!

The story:
Nate the privileged playboy & Jessie the tattooed carefree girl are complete opposites on the surface. Working together at the Raw Tattoo parlour, they become close friends, never giving into the attraction that sparks between them. Nate is adamant that he doesn't do relationships, fearful of unleashing a darkness he believes hides within him. But after they take off on an impromptu road trip for Jessie's photography as
Brandi Kosiner
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
WARNING: NEW ADULT. ABUSIVE TRIGGERS (parental) BDSM Type situations (handcuffs and "orders" during sex (all consensual). Read review at own discretion.

I wanted to read Promise Me This because I have loved the Between Breathes series. They are all friends so can be read separately, but I will admit I am a little fuzzy on a few of the characters but remember other pieces of stories.

I like that Nate is conscious of his past, and that those who are abused is more likely to be an abuser. B
Sep 28, 2014 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Three Little Birds Book Blog

A story about balancing darkness and light, Promise Me This is a sweetly sexy, yet poignant novel about being true to who you are without fearing the different facets of yourself – the good and the bad.

I’ve wanted to read a Christina Lee book for a while now, because her work is pretty prevalent in my world amongst my book friends. In fact, I’ve had All of You, the first book in this series, for months, but with my never ending TBR
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I have loved this series so much. Interesting situations that lead to different combinations than you might expect makes this one, oh so good. It's New Adult at it's best.

Characters. I love Nate. From the outside, he looks like the privileged rich kid cruising through college. Clean cut with an athletic build, he doesn't do relationships. Why? He grew up in an abusive home and he's greatest fear is to become his father. He's so far from this father, it's not even funny but he's not so sure.
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Promise me This is the fourth book in the Between Breaths series. Each book can be read as a standalone, and I have found with this series that this is really the case. Sometimes you get a mention or a cameo of a character from another one of the books but not very much. They basically all just live in the same city/world, but other than that each book is completely focused on the main characters. Which works out great for people that want to pick and choose which books they want to read or to r ...more
Kristal &amp; Charmaine
3.5 Stars

Promise Me This follows the tried and true NA formula - Good Girl meets Bad Boy. We know what happens in these books. It happens every time, yet we still love them. And THAT is why they remain so popular.

A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't tr
I’ve found that I go up and down with Christina Lee and this series, but overall, it is a very steady series. Promise Me This is the fourth in the Between Breaths series and the couple in the spotlight here are Nate and Jessie. Nate is a love ‘em and leave ‘em type. He doesn’t do relationships and he’s built quite the reputation, but he doesn’t care. As long as he doesn’t get too attached he can’t hurt anyone and if he never hurts anyone, he’ll never become his father. So when he realizes he has ...more
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"We all have darkness and brightness inside of us. You won't know exactly what you're made of until you embrace all of it, live it."

Nate and Jessie's story has everything I crave when picking up a book. Off the charts chemistry, sexual tension galore, a hot guy that's a little bit damaged and a strong heroine that helps him see the light.

Nate (Kai's ♥ cousin) and Jessie have mutual friends and over time have become friends themselves. They are constantly ragging on each other in a cute, pla
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Christina writes romance in different sub-genres, mostly with LGBTQ characters, not only because she's part of the community, but because representation matters, and everyone deserves a happily-ever-after. 

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Between Breaths (5 books)
  • All of You (Between Breaths, #1)
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“I needed to take back control, but damn, the way she was kissing me was pure heaven. Just the way I always imagined I wanted it. With someone bold and free and hot as fuck.” 3 likes
“I was close and when he spread my legs wider and firmly pressed me down to the mattress, I was nearly gone. My hips were now grinding against his mouth.

“That’s it, fuck my mouth. My tongue is loving it.” His thumbs spread my lips apart as he sucked hard and then moved down to tunnel inside me.”
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