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Promise Me

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  85 reviews
He’ll promise her a summer she won’t forget...

Instead of soaking up the SoCal sunshine while housesitting for my aunt, I’m dealing with a Pomeranian who thinks she’s a Pitbull, two half-sisters who would happily prune me off the family tree, and him. Vaughn Shaughnessy. Hot model about to go nuclear, dangerously sexy flirt whose perceptive green eyes promise he’s more than
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 15th 2019
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Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
I’ve lost count of the number of books I’ve read from both Robin and Samanthe, so when I found out they were teaming up, I was on this faster than a rat up a drainpipe.


Some people meet in life just when the time is right and there’s no doubt that fate is playing its hand in bringing Vaughn Shaughnessy and Kendall Hewitt into one another’s lives. And it quickly becomes evident that together, these authors have created an uplifting, heartfelt, sexy story that is impossible to put down.

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Dora Koutsoukou
Dnf after reading 25%
Many characters paraded, many details, slow pace, didn’t hold my interest...
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly
Fair warning: I am still riding the epic, giddy, flaily high this book gave me. There may be gushing. Lots of it. But whoamygoshyouguys - this book was so good!

While Robin Bielman has been charming her way onto my favorites list for a while now, this was my first book by Samanthe Beck and there is some magic in this author duo, I swear it. This is the sort of unicorn story where everything balanced perfectly. I laughed out loud, my belly filled with those coveted butterflies, and my heart ached
Juliette Cross
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. What an absolute page-turner. This is an adorably wonderful love story. We have a heroine who heals some deep emotional scars through actions not words and a hero who isn't afraid to risk his heart or his whole world for that matter for this women he loves. We also see a touching bond form between three estranged sisters, which was a surprising and poignant addition.

Highly recommended! Witty, swoony, sentimental, and just plain lovely.
Robin Bielman
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is a really special book as it's the first one I co-wrote with Samanthe Beck. We wrote together in coffee shops, took longs walks to discuss our characters and the story, emailed constantly, laughed often, and while writing wasn't always easy, we had each other's back. That was a great feeling. The result is a book we're super proud of and we hope you love Vaughn and Kendall as much as we do!
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A big fat YES to this book, it was just simply delicious! The kind of story you just sink right into and want to be part of. Incredible characters, steady plot, the best cast of characters I've read in a while and two of my favorite authors co-conspiring!! Absolutely yes! I'm in!
When Kendall has the chance to stay at her Aunt's house alone for the summer, while thinking about whether or not she really wants to start law school and avoiding going home and the memories that are there, she hops rig
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Kendall is still reeling from what has happened to her and needs a break so she agrees to housesit for her aunt over the summer. The last thing she expected to do was fall in love with megastar model and next door neighbor Vaughn. Shy, introverted Kendall doesn't know what he sees in her but maybe a casual fling is exactly what she needs. Her two half-sisters seem to think so but the more she's around Vaughn, the harder she's falling for him. Can she be the girlfriend of a celebrity and still be ...more
Rating: ✮✮✮ Stars
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
I finally finished this book!!! If I have to describe 'Promise Me' with one word it would be EASY . It's a quick and easy read. The plot was predictable. The romance between Kendall and Vaughn easy. The writing flows quite nicely and most of the characters are likable to an extent, but the story didn't give me much. That's why I can't rate this book more t
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

When Kendall prevents Vaughn, her aunt's next door neighbor, from getting behind the wheel of his vehicle while he's more than a little intoxicated, it sparks something between the two that neither ever saw coming. She tries to keep it casual, as she's only bunking at her aunt's for the summer, AND she has walls around her heart thanks a past she doesn't want exposed, but Vaughn soon wants more. More of everything with the woman who so fascinates and attracts him with her loving heart.

I cannot w
Pamela Lilley
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’d like to say that this was a light easy read, and it was to a certain extent, but it covered a real issue, and had me really feeling for the main character and how she handled a huge mistake, a mistake made years earlier when she was a teenager. It’s a sad fact that the things we do as youngsters greatly impact our future, yet it always seems to be too late before we realise this. We’ve all heard the saying “If I knew then what I know now......”

Now that the serious stuff’s out of the way I’l
Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
Fantastic, Heartwarming, real life situation, and connectivity to the characters and their struggles! This story has all of these and more. Samanthe Beck and Robin Bielman are amazing authors in their own right so when I hear they were working together, WOW, was my first thought. I knew I needed to read Promise Me. Vaughn and Kendell both have their sorrows from the past and those have created the people they are. Kendell ha a lot of thigs to figure out and her aunt is kind enough to let her hou ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a first for me for both authors. And I have to say when I was done I was looking them both up and wanting to read all their words! This was a fun, sexy, and surprisingly emotional read which is my favorite ingredients for a great story. Vaughn and Kendall will hook you from the beginning and not let go. This is definitely a must read and I look forward to more from both of these authors!
Sissy's Romance Book Review
PROMISE ME by Samanthe Beck & Robin Bielman is the story of Kendall Hewitt and Vaughn Shaughnessy.
Kendall is having a rough time with somethings that have happen to her and chooses to help her Aunt by house sitting for her instead of going home. What she finds is that her half sisters are there too. Then there is the hot neighbor Vaughn that is causing her mind to wonder to him. Vaughn is a fun easy going more open person than Kendall but they slowly started to burn up my pages. Enjoyed thi
Heather andrews
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book, I really liked Vaughn, I wished Kendall had a little more self assurance. I found Vaughn to be charming.
One summer dog sitting for your aunt while you figure out the rest of your life should be easy right? With half sisters coming out of the woodwork, bitchy girls partying next door, and a hot neighbor who may or may not be super into you things in this nice quiet place might be even harder than finals week of the last quarter of college or even that horrible LSAT. Can someone get an advanced degree in life drama and make a nice living cuz if so Kendall has a bright future.

I have to admit, whil
Sandy S
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 15, 2019

Instead of soaking up the SoCal sunshine while housesitting for my aunt, I’m dealing with a Pomeranian who thinks she’s a Pitbull, two half-sisters who would happily prune me off the family tree, and him. Vaughn Shaughnessy. Hot model about to go nuclear, dangerously sexy flirt whose perceptive green eyes promise he’s more than just a pretty face. He’s the kind of walking, talking temptation I should avoid, but that’s impossible because he also
Chelsea Harper
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I was completely besotted with this story I devoured it in one sitting and cancelled my plans for the day because there was no way I was going to be able to step away mid chapter.

Firstly - the writing is incredible. Completely immersive and detailed - I truly felt like I was experiencing the story first hand. It is genuinely some of the best writing I have seen/read in a while!

My kindle copy is
I’m not a huge fan of YA romance, but I’ve enjoyed several of Robin Bielman’s books, so I figured I’d give “Promise Me” a shot. The book starts off interestingly enough, with a unique meet between the two main characters, Kendall and Vaughn. Kendall, on a summer break before starting law school in the fall, is staying at her aunt’s place in California. Vaughn, a hot up-and-coming model, lives next door with his two roommates.
Kendall and Vaughn flirt with their attraction to one another, but both
Cee Cee Houston
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read a few books by Robin Bielman, and loved each one. Samanthe Beck is new to me, but that will be changing soon. These two write so seamlessly you would never guess it was a duo’s collaboration.
The book has a few laugh out loud moments, mixed in with the blazing chemistry that we are given an insight before we even see Vaughn Shaughnessy and Kendall Hewitt together for the first time. Vaughn’s slightly hungover recollections of their first meeting(not shown in the story, but visualized in
Caroline F
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

"It's no dream. She's real - every bitable curve, every lick-able expanse of skin, every exasperated crinkle of her brows."

Kendall Hewitt is house-sitting her aunt's house for the summer, while she makes decisions about her future. She never expects to find her estranged half-sisters sharing the house with her, nor does she expect to be attracted and distracted by her gorgeous neighbour. She's feeling things for the first time in a years - things beyond her tight se
Felicia Eddy
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, Promise Me is a fantastic story for first time co-writers Robin Bielman and Samantha Beck. It has laugh out loud moments but also some heartache that affects both main characters, Vaughn and Kendall.

Kendall Hewitt is housesitting for her aunt - she is going through a transition in her life and the summer away is a good time for her to think about it is she really wants. She also has to take care of Snowflake a Pomeranian who thinks she is a big dog and when walking her that's when it happen
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A new writing duo is here! Samanthe Beck is known for her steamy books and Robin for her humorous ones, so these two created a fun and sexy story! Promise Me is a hot book filled with sweet scenes and lovable characters.

Kendall has been house sitting her aunt's home but she has to deal with two estranged sisters, a feisty little dog and an irresistible neighbor. It's only for a summer so what can happen, right?!Vaughn is
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, arcs, 2019-rrrc
it pains me to say this but i really struggled through this one. i've read and absolutely loved two samanthe beck books so maybe it was the robin bielman i didn't click with? or maybe samanthe beck's style has changed since she published the books i read (2013 + 2014)? or maybe it was the plot and the characters. honestly, i don't know. i didn't like either main character. i didn't like vaughn from the get go because, sorry, it's hard to take someone seriously in a book when they get trashed. i ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's so much to love about this wonderfully written romance. The beautiful relationships and characters are fabulous. The sisters and their complex, convoluted relationship was emotional, funny and almost overshadowed the romance. I loved them all and can't wait for Dixie and Amber's stories. Likewise, the guys are all fantastic and so individual and sexy in their own way. Kendall is special and I knew her story was going to be tragic and emotional as it slowly unfolded but Vaughn stole the s ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
What a great story! Promise Me was a story about love, family, forgiveness, trust, and so much more that I was not expecting. I loved it!!

Trust in a world where people use you for your name, your face, who you know is hard to come by. Trust if fragile. Trust is sacred. Trust is everything.

The same can be said for someone living out the spotlight living with their own secrets. Trust by nature is hard to give, especially the older we get. 

Those four little words; can I trust you? hold so much weig
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As this book stands, I'd say it's a 3-3.5. However, I suspect we're getting books for Amber and Dixie (and I appreciate the bait and switch on the pairings), so if that happens, I'll round up to a 4 because most of my issues were in the lack of attention and time spent on fleshing out the sister-relationship. But that will hopefully be explored in any sequels.

This really was Kendall's book. Vaughn was a great character in that he was... well, pretty perfect. He didn't do anything wrong, he did h
Sofia Lazaridou
I struggled to read and finish Promise Me. In my opinion, it was unbalanced. The first half was too focused on introducing us on other people namely Kendall's sisters and Vaughn's roommates and it's frustrating that we don't know how Dixie (?, Kendall's sister, not Amber though) celebrated her win. I sure hope it wasn't with Dylan because that dude is set on menages with 2 women and I am not sure how that would work with them. The authors have left plenty of hints and room for some followup book ...more
Nicole Westmoreland
The temporary neighbor relationship between Vaughn and Kendall starts out almost…accidentally, and slowly develops over the summer. Kendall is only supposed to be house sitting for the summer while her aunt and uncle are away, but unfortunately her aunt had something up her sleeve as Kendall’s two half-sisters have also been sent to house sit for the summer.

This is my first read from Author Robin Bielman, but not for Samanthe Beck. I really enjoyed this collaboration by these two authors! They
Diane McConnell
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kendall and Vaughan figuring out their relationship!

Kendall is house sitting in the Hollywood Hills for her aunt and uncle while figuring out if she wanted to go to law school and become a lawyer like dad. Kendall’s half-sisters show up unexpectedly because her aunt invited them also to stay for the summer to get to know each other as adults. During a late night dog walk Kendall meets the next door neighbor, model Vaughn Shaughnessy. Vaughan’s career is taking off, getting his name out there as
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Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she's trying to break the habit), and spend time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons.

Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live withou
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