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Promise You (Rebel Desire, #5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  100 reviews
She wants to be friends. I want more.

I’ve had my eyes set on her for months. The gorgeous brunette captured my attention when I first saw her and stole my heart when I met her.

Making it in the music industry has taken its toll on me, chipping away at my confidence and patience. The one thing that keeps me going is having Reese by my side. I’m determined to show her how go
Published May 1st 2019
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April Symes
Promise You by Fabiola Francisco is an emotional powerhouse of a story that is a rollercoaster of a ride which is full of feels, angst, twists, heat, drama and heart. Dex and Reese bring the sparks and the chemistry big time so buckle up and hang on tight! Fabiola has you hooked from the start- Dex and Reese's friends to lovers angsty read that is a deliciously tempting rollercoaster ride of emotions. Do they or don't they in this game of HEA ? Trust me, you'll be reading as fast as you can to f ...more
Dora Koutsoukou
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3 💖💖💖🌟s

A sweet romantic story, slow burn and beautiful characters.

Fabiola Francisco
Feb 21, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Promise You is now live! Grab this funny, sexy, and full of heart romance at your favorite retailer!

“I love friends-to-lovers story lines and Promise You has two-stepped its way to the top of my list.” Alicia, Goodreads Review

Read it today!
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VOTE for most anticipated romance of 2019!

A spin-off of Rebel Desire and Memories of Us
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

This was the perfect mix of funny, sweet, heart, and angst for me in this moment. We get to revisit some old characters that I LOVED and take this journey with Dex and Reese into a new section of the Nashville scene that Fabiola created for us. Dex is an upcoming country star that and Reese is the sister of a country band member, the two shouldn't be attracted or fall in love but they do. However, none of that happens before they become friends first. They both have dreams
Christy Pastore
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Promise You is sweet, funny, sassy, witty, and simply put → AMAZING! Downright amazing. It's the kind of friends-to-lovers romance that doesn't just tug at your heartstrings, it pulls you all the way in . . . and you find it difficult not to fall in love with both of these characters.

Dex and Reese's story will have you wrapped up in all the feels from beginning to end. It will make you laugh and swoon. Sprinkle in the perfect amount of drama and BAM → you have everything I lo
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book!!!

I love Fabiola’s books, she is one of my favourite authors.

I love, love this book.

I loved this book from start to finish.

I love the characters and the story.
Anna Doe
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, music, arc, 2019
Promise You takes you on an emotional rollercoaster in which Reese tries to find faith in love once again.
Swoony and angsty friends-to-lovers romance that will have you flipping pages!
Joy Novel Thoughts
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beta Read. Loved it!! More to come after reading arc. :)
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Promise You is a heartwarmingly sweet friends to lovers romance, with a fun storyline that kept me smiling throughout.

Reese and Dex were such fun characters, with undeniable chemistry and addicting banter. It's clear from the very beginning that Dex absolutely adores her, but she's keeping him firmly in the friend zone. Until a push from his friends finally convinces him to go after the girl, but will he be able to convince her they are better together, or will he lose her friendship in the pro
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Bright and shining stars

I love Dex and Reese. They are such likable, sweet and loving characters. I love their chemistry, the way they communicated with each other and loved one another, I just fell in love with them.

Promise You is a light, fun and sexy romance. Characters from Rebel Desire make appearance in this book, which made the book that much more enjoyable.
Fabiola’s books are home to me. This book was no different. It was such feel good story. No unnecessary drama, everything fell
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Promise You is my first read by Fabiola Francisco. I was glued to each page! This book has chemistry, amazing characters, and a story line that you want more of. I love the chase. But I adore when the characters finally give love a try. Promise You is a swoon worthy romance story that will keep you reading late into the night! I have a new author that I added to my go to list!

Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Sweet, Romantic Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

Reese and Dex are great friends; only he wants more. Reese is scared to open her heart to more. Can Dex convince Reese, how much he loves her, can he persuade her to give them a shot, or will Reese’s past be too much for either of them to move on from?

Fabiola Francisco has once again brought together, another beautiful, sweet, music themed story. One I could get lost in, time and time again. I love how she manages to
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Fabiola Francisco has wrote an heartwarming romance with all the southern charm.

Dex is an inspiring singer and he's found the girl that he knows is the one but she's fighting against it because she's sworn off musicians. Reese is the sister of a Rebel Desire band member so we've seen her before but we don't know her story too well. This book will have you swooning for Dex, wanting to slap Reese and falling in love with both of them all at the same time!
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5*! I absolutely love Dex and Reese! This is my first book by this author and all I know is I now have to go and read all of her other books! Such a swoon-worthy romance with lots of laughs!
Thank you to the fabulous author for the arc! 💕
Up All Night With Books
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Review by: Alysia
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Promise You by Fabiola Francisco is a great, easy and fast read. Reese and Dex are very down to earth characters, they remind me of the people next door. The book is based in Nashville where Dex is an up and coming singer. Reese works for a marketing company but is very supportive of her brothers and friends who are musicians. That's where she meets Dex.

Dex has wanted Reese since the first time he saw her while he was playing
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved DeX and Reese! The author always has a way with words, gripping me from the first page and having you fall in love with the story. There are parts when I just wanted to hug them both, knock them on the back of the head, but also, swoon so much! Love it!
Tiffany Copple
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars for Promise You by Fabiola Francisco. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book from this author, and I loved it. It was a sweet friends to lovers romance. It was filled with angst, love and gives you all the feels we all love to have when reading romance. This book will tug, at your heartstrings and you will fall in love with Dex and Reece. I am a big fan of friends to lover’s romance because they have a relationship built on something substa ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Promise You is the story of Reese, a girl who swore she wouldn't ever fall for a musician, and Dex, the musician who wants everything with Reese. However, he settles being her friend, until he can change her mind, so will she find the strength to take a leap of faith for something amazing?! I know it seems like a short description, and it is, but see I find that going in blind to the amazingly talented Fabiola Francisco's stories blind is always so much better, and totally worthy it. She's got s ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I adored the story of Dex and Reese. I loved the characters (Fabiola Francisco has a habit of bringing you wonderful main and secondary characters). I particularly liked the friends to lovers aspect and the speed at which it progressed to something more. I thought it was really cool that these characters got to know a lot about each other before becoming lovers. It is terrific, too, that Reese is a modern woman, attractive and confident. Dex is positively swoon worthy, with his good looks and ju ...more
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not only is this a perfect 5-Country Music Lovin’-stars read, but bonus points for that adorable cover! SWOON! Perfect image for Dex and Reese, it’s like you get to see their chemistry before you even open the book.

I love getting to go back to this world, I know Fabiola will give me all the characters I love while adding in new ones to become obsessed with. Plus, she knows how to create the perfect country gentleman, with a dirty side that you can’t help but NEED, and Dex was all that and more.
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every book I read in this world makes me want to listen to more country music. I just can't get enough of these boys and their dames.
All it takes is one heartbreak to make you put up your guard and let you know exactly where you don't want be. But Dex isn't going to let what he and Reese have slip away because of it.
Promise You is a scorching hot (can I just say yowza?!) story about love and forgiveness. Its about taking chances and finding that balance that almost seems unattainable at times.
 •Cici• Theory of A Dreamer Book Blog♥
4 Dreams & Hearts Stars!!

Having read Ms.Francisco's work before I've been looking so forward to picking this book up! I enjoyed Promise You! I really liked the music aspect of this story and the sweet moments warmed my heart.

When it came to Dex and Reese I connected with both of them in different ways. I loved how these two made me smile, blush, laugh, and feel so many emotions throughout! Their journey had many moments I didn't expect. I had to finish it in one sitting to see how it would all t
Books Laid Bare
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
A fabulously well-written friend to more read.
Dax wanted more than to be in the friend zone, but Reese seemed happy for them to stay the way they are…after all if it ain’t broke why try to fix it but this pair had a lot to learn, not only about each other but also themselves.
There wasn’t much they didn’t know about each other, being so close that life without each other would be impossible but that doesn’t stop Reese from believing that now that Dax’s life was ready to take off that he
Amber - TBR Book Blog
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Dex... Although multiple times I was calling him Dax in my head. Maybe just too much Vanderpump Rules or too excited for Veronica Mars? Either way, I loved all 3!

I get Reece being scared and not wanting to be involved with a musician but I think Dex went above and beyond showing that he's not a regular, one night stand searching for rockstar. He might have been once but once he saw Reece and then got to know her, he was hooked.

I don't think I read the first book - not enough sleep, I can't r
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet, sexy and emotional! Reese is determined to keep Dex in the friend zone regardless of their sizzling chemistry and easy friendship. She's got issues with musicians from past experience that Dex is not going to let get in the way of what he wants and he wants Reese. How can she resist the hunky musician on the cusp of making it big? Dex is so patient with Reese almost to the point of looking a little desperate but I loved him anyway. Reese needs to get over the past and realize Dex is not t ...more
Gwen Pendley
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read friends to lovers. A slow build heat. He wants more, she draws the line in the sand. Heartbroken once by a musician, Reese vows to never get involved with another one. Everyone around them can see the heat and chemistry between Reese and Dex, but she won't act on it. Once things start to become awkward and tense between these best friends, Dex decides to start wooing Reese at a slow pace. Reese starts to let her walls down, when Dex gets the big break he's been waiting for. Will thei ...more
Gwen Shafer
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a very enjoyable book. Reese and Dax are best friends. The kind of friend you call when you need a mouse taken care of. But Dax is hoping for so much more. But he is also a singer and about to have his life changed. Reese is afraid that his new life won't have space for her in it. These two have amazing chemistry. I absolutely love these two together and wanted to throw my kindle when something bad goes down between them. Will love overcome everything and these two will get their happy ...more
Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)
3.5 stars!!!

Promise You was a quick and sweet, friends to lovers romance that I enjoyed. Reese and Dex were entertaining, and I loooved being reunited with the characters from my favorite, All of You.

Since this was a friends to lovers romance, I do wish there was more time with Reese and Dex being just friends and then gradually becoming more. They kind of jumped into the romance and I would've really liked to have seen more of their friendship.

I'm looking forward to Knox's story next!!!
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was to cute! I have never read anything by Fabiola before so when I was offered an arc I thought why not. I loved Dex and Reese! I am a sucker for a friends to lovers romance and this did not disappoint at all. The pacing was really good and it didn't feel forced. Dex was such a sweetheart and I loved how he didn't push Reese and was always there for her. I am now need to read the rest of Fabiola's books starting with the Rebel Desires series because i'm hooked! 10/10 would recommend!
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emotional and angsty this friends-to-lovers romance is both heartwarming and sexy.

You will love Dex as he works hard to woo Reese. Their chemistry undeniable.

"One night changes everything, risking the only thing I'd want more than a career in country music–her."

Fabiola shows us the softer side of her writing with Promise You.

Whether you're new to Fabiola or a long time reader, I can assure you, Promise You is a swoon-worthy must read.
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