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When her long-distance teaching buddy goes on maternity leave, New York City native Leyla Harraq, temporarily transplants to a sleepy beach town on the West Coast to manage her friend’s Hot Yoga studio. But the yogini’s brash spunk leads to an immediate social gaffe when she insults her new landlord, carpenter Adam Fields, and must backpedal to save face.

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Published November 18th 2019 by Deana Birch
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Amy
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pinky Promises was a delightful book!! Leyla and Adam's banter made me laugh out loud numerous times and their chemistry...WOW!

Leyla and Adam are attracted to each from their first meeting but don't act on it because Adam has a girlfriend. When Adam and his girlfriend break up, Leyla offers to be his rebound, but will feelings become involved?

Leyla is a strong woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. Adam is just a sweetheart and an all-around nice guy. These two together are funny and
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Gem
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I laughed so hard reading this book. What a feel good read! Adam and Leyla have chemistry that is off the charts. Their banter had me choking on my coffee.

Leyla offers to be the rebound for her landlord as she is only in town temporarily. What could go wrong?

I love Deana's writing style and humour. I couldn't put this book down and had a smile on my face the whole time.

I can't recommend this book enough. An author to watch for sure!
Stephanie Ditmore
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author and I loved it! What a fun, laugh out loud, read that I couldn’t put down. I loved the banter between these two it was so crazy good. When Leyla does a friend a favor and help her run her business while she is on maternity leave, Leyla never guessed she’d run into Adam, who is hot, sexy and taken. Bummer, right? The attraction between them is off the charts hot and when Adam and his girl break up, what an opportunity to step in and be the rebound girl for the ...more
Momandbooks
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leyla a big city girl that finds herself in a small beach town to help a friend. Adam is swoon worthy character from the start. The banter in this book will have you smiling and laughing out loud. The way Deanna Birch describes there connect and banter had me enjoying this read from start to finish.
Jenny Hobson
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a bit of banter in a romance book and this one had it by the bucket load! The witty comments and gestures between Adam and Leyla had me smiling from ear to ear.
Leyla find herself in a small town after temporarily moving from New York to run her friend Kara's yoga studio whilst she goes on maternity leave. Kara has got her a place to stay which happens to be in the building that hunky Adam, the carpenter, owns and lives in. They don't "get off" on exactly the right foot but that soon
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JudyAnnLovesBooks
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I still remember the day I first discovered Deana Birch’s writing. I fell in love with ‘Love Repaired’ and jumped at the chance to read a copy of ‘Pinky Promises’. I was not disappointed. This book is an incredible love story. What makes it so good is that it doesn’t start off the way a typical romance book does. Leyla is a yoga instructor from New York. She’s judgey, messy and a tad bit disorganized. Having left NY to help run her friend’s yoga studio while she’s on maternity leave, we see how ...more
Jasmine
***Actual Rating: 4/5 Sweet Stars***

Deana Birch is a rather new author to me since I've never read any of her books or heard of her before. Pinky Promises was a cute, adult contemporary romance story that I really enjoyed reading because of the pure, irresistible chemistry between Leyla and Adam. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this book so it surprised me by how delightful the entire reading experience was. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who's looking for something fun,
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Daisy Dooley
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deana Birch writes fiction that could be described as romance, but if it is it's romantic fiction on steroids. I adore the fact that the women in her novels are strong and feisty and not afraid to ask for what they want. Leyla has moved from New York to Grover Beach, California to teach yoga at her friend Kara's yoga studio while she is on maternity leave. The move was only meant to be temporary, but when she meets Adam, Kara's cousin and her landlord, her life takes an unexpected turn. A ...more
Giofab21
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When a commitment-phobe meets one who doesn't know when to call it off it's clear their connection will be tricky but fun to watch. When Leyla flirts with Adam and he flirts back, finding out his girlfriend has been cheating on him doesn't ruin him like he thinks. Of course his "BIG" secret seems like something she is more than willing to help him with. A no strings attached deal quickly changes and all the pinky promises can't stop it. Loved it, them, the beach, the sex and even the yoga.
Anne Bird
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I received a free copy of this book via Romance Rehab and Romance Remedy.”

I am an avid romance reader and, I suppose, some would say that once you’ve read one romance you’ve read them all but that is so not true; the way the characters connect and the storyline behind the love story can make or break a good read and this, for me, was a good read.
Robyn
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leyla leaves New York temporarily to stand in for her very pregnant friend as a yoga coach. Leyla finds running the multiple classes at the yoga studio tiring, but there is the distraction of her sexy landlod. Adam has just broken up with his long term girlfriend, and Leyla suggests that she helps him by being his rebound girlfriend. After all, she is leaving town in a couple of months. What happens when she has the chance to stay in town?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
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Kristi
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A delightful read, plenty of laugh out loud moments, and off the charts chemistry between the characters. Leyla and Adam have a strong attraction to each other but Adam has a girlfriend so they won't act on their attraction. When Adam and his girlfriend break up and Layla offers to be his rebound since she's only in town for a short stay. But what happens when feelings start happening between the two? A love story that starts off in a unique way. A truly enjoyable read.

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Maria
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review
Quotes (from ARC):
“How could I deny her anything? She’d restarted my heart and put my sex life into overdrive. And after all her confessions at sunrise? I was incapable of saying anything but yes to her.” (Adam)
“God, his lap was better than Disneyland.” (Leyla)

Characters that jump off the page, especially our totally idiosyncratic heroine, a mix of affection and kindness with a certain level of harshness, extremely tender and sweet
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Isabel Debono
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pinky promises was the first book I have read from this author and I wasn’t disappointed.
Leyland and Adam are perfect together... and what chemistry
Loved the banter between the two main characters... loved the book
Must read
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SEng
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Leyla and Adam. She steps in to help her friend by teaching her yoga classes for the summer. Adam is her new landlord and the chemistry between them is steamy. I enjoyed this fun, steamy romance. These characters are endearing and the antics are fun. I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Angela McClellan
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mother of all things holy! The steam is so palpable I had to stop a few times to take a deep breath. Never have I ever found characters with so much life I felt as though I were apart of their group. Leyla and Adam try everything to fight their attraction, but once they give in... The sparks will burn you through the pages. My first and definitely not my last book by Deana Birch. I can’t wait to see where these two lead in the future.

I received an ARC copy of this book for my honest review.
L H
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Layla and I identified with her need for a change and embracing the chance to get that change while doing good for someone else. I also liked Adam and the crazy ways they worked their way towards one another. All the elements kept me interested throughout the book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written by Deana Birch; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Brittany Thompson
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Adam and Leyla’s story! So good i could not put it down.
Amelia Foster
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So this time of the year is… dramatic. Seriously. Family, holidays, stress, food (okay, yeah, that’s a pleasure, but waistline concerns… not so much), travel, money, and a million other things that just seem to compound themselves. Why, pray tell, do I bring all that ick up in a BOOK REVIEW? Well, darlings, that is because Pinky Promises is a light-hearted, but steamy read that is exactly what you need to distract you from… all that.

Our female lead is Leyla and she is an unabashed big city girl…
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Mybookscafe
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I pinky promise you that pinky promises is a book worth reading, deserves all 5 stars. I couldn't get enough of this book, I was hooked from the very beginning and at the end, I wanted more!!!! Deana Birch did the damn thing with this story. Her writing kept me engage with both the story and characters.
Leyla is a breath of fresh air. She brings all the sass expected from a NYC girl and she has no filter at all. I enjoyed her take charge attitude and free spirit. Adam, is the good guy, one who
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Becca
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think someone described this to me as a feel-good book and I couldn’t agree more. I loved reading about this stand up guy Adam and a slightly eccentric yoga teacher Leyla. They were a match made in heaven from the start even if it was not a straight line to their HEA. I think what I liked best is that it was not too sweet and also a bit raw at times. The heat between these two plays well because of Adam being so timid and Leyla’s own openness with her sexuality. Parts definitely made me ...more
Sharon
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leyla is an independent and eccentric lady. When her west coast yoga teaching friend asks her to fill in for her during her maternity leave she jumps at the opportunity.
She is teaching classes and spending time with her handy landlord Adam.
Their attraction and banter is hot! She offers to be his rebound over his recent break up from his long term love while she is here.
This proves to be a mutually beneficial arrangement that develops feelings.
When her friends decides that she can’t return to
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Pat
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The storyline was great and the characters were so well developed that I was hooked from the very beginning! I enjoyed the banter between Leyla and Adam and the HOT chemistry between these two kept me turning the pages until the very end!
LJT
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pinky Promises is a well conceived novel with an amazing heroine. Yoga instructor Leyla Harraq kept me glued to each page, as her spunky New York City personality provided endless entertainment. Carpenter Adam Wallow is Leyla's landlord, and his kindness is beyond swoon worthy.

Leyla never thought she would call a small, coastal town in California home, but that's what happens when her friend Kara asks her to run her yoga studio while she is on maternity leave. Leyla loves performing yoga and
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Jen
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read several books lately with delightful couples, but Leyla and Adam really take the cake. Separately, they are amazingly enjoyable; but together they are simply adoreable!

I was at first a wee bit reluctant to read this book, considering that one of the two love interests was already in a relationship with another woman when it began. But that situation is quickly resolved (and later further explained) in a way that let him keep his Good Guy card intact. And Adam was pretty much an all
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Heidi
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic read. Leyla and Adam were great for each other. Leyla is helping a friend by moving to a small coastal town to teach yoga. When she and Adam first meet she lets her no filter talking get the best of her. Adam seems so sweet and nice, and he is, but there is also a dominating alpha underneath all that sweetness. When he takes a blow to his self esteem. Leyla says she will be his rebound sex. Since she is leaving in a couple months, they can do the no-strings, rebound ...more
Julie
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book was set in a small town with just a few characters, which allowed for a quick easy read with lots of understanding. You had characters that were easy to fall in love with. They all made sure to help others and of course there was a villain who wasn't, really she was a bit of selfish of a person really. I was a bit surprised by the extent of graphical detail, but it had it's place to better show off the characters, among other things. It fits with the title of the book without spoiling ...more
Peach
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was quite a cute read. Leyla was a quirky yoga teacher whose mouth had not filter. She spoke out loud her random and crazy thoughts. She transplanted from New York to the West Coast for a temporarily yoga assignment. There, she met the strong and steady Adam who was unbelievably loyal and unselfish. Adam was in a 10 year relationship with his beautiful high school sweetheart but they were together for the wrong reasons. Even though he was in a relationship, he could not stop the lustful ...more
Pamela
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Leyla is from NYC and has all the sass to prove it. She ends up managing her friend's yoga studio while she's out on maternity leave. She makes a mistake when she meets her landlord Adam and has to find a way to apologize. Adam is just out of a relationship and isn't looking for another one. Leyla lets him know she would be perfect for a rebound as she doesn't plan to be in town long. This is a fun, sexy and great read. A feel good romance with heat.
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Contemporary romance and erotica writer Deana Birch was named after her father’s first love, who just so happened not to be her mother. Born and raised in the Midwest, she made stops in Los Angeles and New York before settling in Europe where she lives with her own blue-eyed Happily Ever After. Her days are spent teaching yoga, playing tennis, ruining her children’s French homework, cleaning up ...more
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