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Every Promise You Made

(Redeeming Love #3)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  306 ratings  ·  133 reviews
She was his best friend's little sister...
He was the boy who'd always fought to protect her.


She was his best friend's little sister...
He was the boy who'd always protected her.

I've loved Evan Morgan ever since I was a little girl.
Growing up, he was my best friend.
I thought he always would be.
Turns out, I was wrong.

September 30th was the day my world shattered.
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wish I would have read the previous books of the series. I got a little lost as I’m bombarded with too much information about the characters from the other books. But the writer did great work to find my way about the stories of these characters.
I chose to start with this book because I read the blurb and thought this is an incredible and poignant story of two lost souls. And I knew I did it right.
Especially last %15 of the book was so heart wrenching, emotional and full of ugly cries. It
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Here I sit, surrounded by tissues, chocolate, and empty glasses. My mascara is ruined. Why I chose today to not wear waterproof is beyond me because it is long gone. I look like the happiest trash panda in the world right now all because of this book. I thought J.E. Parker’s writing was incredible before, but this book, I have no words. Mind blowingly epic is the closest I can think of. I cannot say enough how absolutely amazing Every Promise You Made is.

I probably (definitely) looked insane
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

Wow, this book is deep! So many emotions and feels.

Every Promise You Made is the story of Evan Morgan and Hope Petersen, who have known each other forever. Evan and Ryker, Hope's brother, have been best friends since kindergarten. They were inseparable. Ryker and Hope are extremely close, and Hope is always around. She's always felt very close to Evan, and has been in love with him since she was 4.

Evan has been in love with Hope forever as well, but feels like he can't act on it. The
I've loved every book I've read by J.E. Parker but this one is hands down the best. I laughed, I cried, and then I cried some more. My heart broke for both Evan and Hope and I rooted for them to find their happily ever after from the very first page. Both are broken, both are damaged, but both are beautiful.

Things I loved:
- Evan and Hope's love for each other. Even when they weren't together they were so much in love.
- The plot. Although this book was based around familiar themes (Military,
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every promise you made illustrates what happens when we are young, ignorant and naive and make promises that we set in stone and think we will be able to live up to. However, when we discover for the first time that some things in life are beyond our control we watch as the pain rips through our most precious loved ones and the consequences of our actions are more damaging than we thought possible - it leaves a person with a darkness that touches their soul!

Evan and Hope met when they were
Space Cowgirl
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Promise to Hope He Couldn't Keep

Ryker is Evan's best friend since they were five. Ryker's little sister, Hope, was always meant to belong to Evan. But time and the Marines got in the way.

Both young men join the Marines at High School graduation and years later, during their last deployment, Ryker is killed. Evan had made a promise to Hope He would bring Ryker back alive, but it was a promise he just couldn't keep and one he should never have made.

Hope, the woman he wanted for his own, is so
Jenn the Readaholic
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely fantastic. Hope and Evan have known each other for almost their entire lives, but heartbreak and tragedy has gotten in the way of their true happiness. They’re both dealing with loss and mourning in their own ways, know that they’re both in pain, but don’t know how to heal those wounds without some prodding from outside parties (enter Grandmama and Shelby, two of my favorites). These two make their way back to each other in one of the most heartbreakingly wonderful ways ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think their story will stay with me forever!
Promises were meant to be broken, but the agony behind those promises is worse than breaking the promise in the first place!

I have a headache from crying and a sore belly from laughing! The tears were real as your heart breaks for these two, but hope isn’t lost when things finally start to come back together!
Granmama is up to her usual antics and for the love of god she makes you laugh! I said it before and I’ll say it again, I need her in my
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i was given an arc for an honest review..

Hope and evans story...

Wow what an emotional rollercoaster this book has been.. I've laughed, I've shouted at my tablet and I've cried like a little girl.. And I loved every second of it.

Seeing all the gang back was so good. Getting to continue all of their own journeys as well as seeing were hope and evan began. It wasn't easy to read this book it was somehow more heartbreaking than the other 2 before hand and they were both heartbreaking so I didn't
Rebecca Austin
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Evan Morgan has a twin brother named Brantley but his closest relationship is with his best friend Ryker Peterson since they were in kindergarten. When Evan and Ryker decide to join the Marines after high school the two are ready to do their duty but Evan leaves behind his heart with Ryker's little sister, Hope.

Hope Peterson has had a crush on Evan for as long as she can remember and when Evan is leaving for his 3rd tour overseas the two finally kiss and Hope knows that Evan is hers. But when
This is the third book in the Redeeming Love Series and each can be read as a standalone; however, you do see continuing characters story, but you are never felt like you are missing a piece of these crazy, nutty characters. While reading this story you will feel the emotions, guilt, pain and love that Evan and Hope had for each other. The saying goes, “when you love someone set them free if it was meant to be, they will come back” but be still your heart when the guilt is revealed is all I will ...more
Shelly Reynolds
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I know I should let you go, but I can't. I swore I'd take care of you, and that's what I plan to do. Because despite the walls between us, you're still the love of my life."

This. Was. Amazing! I have loved this series, but this is my favorite!! This has all the feels - humor, love, friendship, anger, sorrow, heartache - it's all here. On top of that, there is plenty of steam too!

Evan Morgan has known Hope and her brother Ryker forever. Ryker was his best friend. Hope was his forever girl. He
***Received an ARC for my honest review.***
Thank you JE Parker for this opportunity

Evan and Hope has been friends since Hope was 4 years old. He was very protective of her. Their friendship eventually progressed into something serious but wanted to keep it to themselves for the time being. Hope and her brother was also very close. They had a special bond.

Hope worked at a women's shelter for battered woman as a Social Worker. Her brother and Evan joined the Marines. She loved Evan deeply.
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Evan and Hope....heartbreaking....tissues required

This is the third book in J.E. Parker's REDEEMING LOVE SERIES. The previous two, Every Moment With You and Every Breath You Take, were superb, so I could wait to get my hands on this one. To my absolute delight, J.E. Parker did not let me down. EVERY PROMISE YOU MADE was just as exceptional.

This is Evan and Hope's story, and believe me, you will need an endless supply of tissues, wine and chocolates to get you through this one. It will tear
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great emotional read, with plenty of hilarity that balances everything out. This book features Hope and Evan. Two employees at a women's shelter. Evan, ex-military, works as security, and Hope as a social worker. Each book in this series features a different women who either has been somehow abused, or an advocate for those who have, or both, so there is a lot of talk about that, and they have have some sort of hang up. In this instance, neither have been abused, but each have their own set of ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
J.E. Parker has quickly become one of my #1 favorite authors! I thought she killed me with Hendrix and Maddie, then slayed me with Anthony and Shelby but Evan and Hope just crushed my heart and soul and all the best possible ways possible. I was so excited to see where these two came from and how they came to be in the non-relationship we've seen them in. I knew their story was gonna be so heart breaking and it did not disappoint. Going into this book i was a little more emotional since my ...more
Anne Kulasa
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!!! This was a very intense, powerful and emotional read. You better have a box of Kleenex nearby, cause you are going to need it. This is the story of Evan and Hope. They have known each other since Evan started kindergarten and met and became best friends with Ryker. Hope is Ryker's baby sister and wherever Ryker went, Hope was with him. There always was a special connection between Hope and Evan, so when Ryker told Evan to always protect her, he took it to heart. He took a job as ...more
This book started tugging at my heart right from the beginning. Hope and Evan grew up together. He was her brother's best friend. They had their whole life in front of them, and hints of a forever kind of romance. They just had to get through Evan's last deployment to Iraq. Unfortunately, tragedy struck. Evan came home, but he isn't the same. Now they are caught in an endless cycle of hurt, and need. It was heartbreaking! These two were hurting so much. Hurting themselves. Hurting each other. ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It should be a criminal charge how the brilliant J.E. Parker wrecked me with Every Promise You Made, and as I sit here with swollen eyes, yes, no mere eye leakage here, I can't help but wonder, if she got through writing this story dry eyed herself. I'm a already a HUGE fan of hers, but seriously?! She straight up brought her A game to the table, and delivered an emotional story of EPIC PROPORTIONS that will be tattooed on my heart FOREVER! Like blew me out of the water EPIC! I wish I could try ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hope is a soft and sweet but strong social worker that has devoted her life to helping others. Working in a women's shelter, she is stuck in limbo. She is still grieving, stuck in the anger and sadness of the loss of her brother. She lives with the only man she has ever loved, Evan. But they are not together which is a terrible situation that is edging towards unbearable. Evan came back from Iraq completely devastated that he had broken his promise to Hope. He is stuck in his anger and sadness ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Hope is everything. Beauty, love, compassion, happiness."

Make sure to keep a box of tissues right beside you when you read this book everyone. Seriously, I rarely get emotional when I read a book BUT J.E. Parker has the ability to bring the emotional part of me when it comes to reading her redeeming love series. Hope and Evan have known each other since they were kids and have been in love since then unfortunately, circumstances have made Evan push Hope hurting her in the process. Tragedy
Christina Youngren
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Promises get kept and promises get broken, each having a great emotional affect on everyone the promise was made for or for the one who made them. This story is one of many promises and the emotions they bring forward hold a lot of power, taking the characters on their life’s journey.

This journey consists of heartache, friendship, strength, commitment, honor, happiness, sacrifice, love and so much more. As I struggle with the feelings this book brought forth in me and a way to express what they
Angie Flanagan
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book to make you understand how amazing it is? JE has done it again!!! I had read the first two books, and absolutely loved them. I didn't think I could love a book more, but boy was I wrong!!! I read this so fast as I didn't want to put it down!!! Talk about an emotional roller coaster. One minute I'm bawling my eyes out, and the next I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.
I'm so enthralled with JE's writing style, it just pulls me and keeps me attached to the book and
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I just love how with this series even though each book is focused on a certain couple you get to know more about the world around them and their friends and family. Having meet Hope and Evan in the last 2 books we knew something was going on with them but wow once we find out the past they both shared as well as the heart break you see why they were the way there were. This is really one hell of an emotional roller coaster of a read, the way J.E. Parker sucks you into her world is just amazing ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book took me on an emotional ride. I laughed out loud so many times but also cried a few as well. I love this authors writing style. She is funny but writes on sensitive subjects that would normally be difficult to read but somehow makes everything turn out fine in the end. This is book 3 in this series. They are all stand alone books but trust me you will want to read the other two if you haven't to get to know all these crazy characters. Each book focuses on specific characters but all ...more
Shauna Zey
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope and Evan are perfect

Man with each book they get better and better. Hope and Evan have loved each other since they were young. A promise made to come back to Hope and bring her brother, Ryker, back with him when he was done serving Evan set off to serve his third and final tour. Only trying to protect a four year old little girl winds up getting Evan shot and Ryker taking his last breath and making Evan promise to take care of Hope.

Evan comes home except he’s a shell of the man he once was.
Sierra Clothier
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I sobbed through this delightful and romantic story. I'm not a huge fan of crying books, but Parker earned her place with me with her character's down to Earth southern charm and empathy. The connection between Hope and Evan was there for years, tainted temporarily by guilt and honor after Hope's brother Ryker dies in combat with Evan. Family togetherness and forgiveness is a huge theme in this book. We get more Grandmama, which is always a huge positive.

What I love about this book and Parker's
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I loved this book! Warning to all those who have not read this book yet..... make sure you have a box of tissues, snacks and something to drink nearby while you read this book. You will not want to take your eyes off the pages of this book until it is finished. This incredible love story takes the reader on a gut-wrenching emotional ride with Evan and Hope as they struggle to come to terms with their grief, guilt and self-hatred. Their love for each other has taken a back seat to all of ...more
Cherie Melbourne
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story deserves 5 stars, but it's down one for editing. I'm getting tough in my old age. lol
I expected to read a story that was going to deplete my tissue supply & J.E. Parker did not disappoint. This one didn't get to me as much as Maddie & Hendrix's story, but it was close. I suspect the way the characters have developed during the series of stories has something to do with that, especially when reading about Grandmama, I love her & her antics & interactions. She's special.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever since the first day that they saw each other, even though both were to young to understand it, they knew the other was made for them. That they were each others Forever.
Falling in love with your best friends little sister is never a smart idea, but there was no stopping his feelings for Hope. Evan has always protected and cared for her. Yet after breaking his promises it seems as though either of them can make it through.
For as long as she can remember he was her everything, but since he
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J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.

Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their

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Redeeming Love (8 books)
  • Every Moment with You (Redeeming Love #1)
  • Every Breath You Take (Redeeming Love #2)
  • Every Tear You Cry (Redeeming Love #4)
  • Every Time We Touch (Redeeming Love #5)
  • Every Wrong You Right (Redeeming Love #6)
  • Every Kiss You Steal (Redeeming Love #7)
  • Every Sin We Erase (Redeeming Love #8)