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The Promise Kept

(Echo Springs #2)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Cybil Roe gave her heart away thirteen years ago only to have it wind up shattered. With painstaking determination, she has rebuilt her life into something to be proud of today. Yet all her future plans are upended when the only man she has ever loved returns to Echo Springs. Nor does it help that he seems bound and determined to draw her back into his life. Cybil vows to ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published August 19th 2020
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Andrea Guy
I have to say I decided to read this book based on the cover. How freaking cute is it?

Its a novel of second chances. I really like these types of stories, especially if they are done right. I was a little concerned at first because it felt like Miles had pined for Cybil for 13 years and that kind of thing usually is a deal breaker for me, but it worked here, especially since they didn't hop right into bed together as soon as they encountered each other. Though there was a point where I thought
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Kim
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Promise Kept by Maggie Mae Gallagher is book two in the Echo Springs series and it’s also a second chance romance, which happens to be my second favorite romance trope (after friends to lovers). So The Promise Kept has a lot going for it in my eyes.

Before I get into the romance, I want to talk about the relationship between Cybil, her sister, Tessa, and their friend, Abby… it was wonderful. I wish every woman had a group of friends like this. And the geek/nerd in me loved that Tessa is invo
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Gale
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet...

And sweetly sexy story about Cybil and Miles. A second chance story that has heartache and warm, great things and love. There’s even a right hook to shake things up! No worries, the jerk deserves it. Enjoyed this book two. Can’t wait for book three...
Cath
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book two of the Echo Springs series and centres around two main characters, Cybil Roe and Miles Keaton. Cybil has finally starting to get what she wanted from life, having just opened up her own yoga studio in town a couple of months ago, but still works doing shifts at the local bar each week. It wasn’t what she thought she might be doing when she was in her final year of high school and couldn’t wait to get out of the small town as soon as she graduated. An accident changed everything ...more
T.
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving an honest review. As I’ve said before, I always give honest reviews whether people appreciate them or not.

This is the second story of the Echo Springs series by Maggie Mae Gallagher. Hopefully you all have read the first book, The Fixer Upper, before you began this one. This story begins with Cybil Roe having a super hot dream when she’s actually being awakened by Gus, her sister’s cat. Cybil is a yoga instructor in E
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Emily Pennington
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Cybil was having an amazing massage on the beach, Pablo’s talented hands getting out all the aches and pains. When she thought he might kiss her, she heard a loud purr in her ear! Opening her eyes, the determined cat was pleased at his pre-dawn wake-up call to be fed. Just to be sure, he let out a loud meow. This was not the man she had intended to kiss! Her sister, Tessa, had adopted the cat 3 weeks ago, but he chose Cybil as the one to wake each morning to get his breakfast. Cybil chose to wal ...more
Jessica
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Promise Kept is the second book in the Echo Springs series, but could be read alone. Cybil and Miles have an intense and tragic past, but now Miles is back in Echo Springs, with his eyes and heart set on winning back Cybil into his life. She’s not as easy to win as he anticipated, so he needs to patiently win her trust and love again. But Cybil is keeping secrets. Will these secrets be enough to tear these soul mates apart again, forever?

I think one of my favorite parts of reading books writ
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Marlene Davis
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: write-a-review
Echo Spring's Colorado was where Cybil's family moved just before her senior year in high school. Her father was a deputy who moved the family from Kansas for a change of scene for his family. She met Miles who was a college student when she was out exploring the town. He was tall, built and had a wicked smile...and they began an affair since he was back from school for his father's funeral and the summer, then returning to classes in Boulder. But thirteen years have passed and now Cybil runs he ...more
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having not read the first story in the series, I was hoping not having met Miles and Cybil before, wouldn’t mean I was a little lost in this book. I am pleased to say that you can easily read this book as a standalone. However, I would recommend reading book 1 first, purely because this one was so good, you will enjoy having two of Maggie’s books to enjoy. Trust me on this one!

If you are a lover of well-written and exciting romance, you should dive right in to this one. It has secrets that floa
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KL Cassanello
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cybil needs a date. Desperately. There's a man shortage in Echo Springs. But oh hell no - anyone but Miles. He just bought a law practice and building, and her yoga studio is on the second floor. They have history. Boy, do they have history! And he wants her back. It's gonna be a long and bumpy road. Cybil made a promise years ago, and keeps it. Until it threatens her happiness with Miles. I read this book in one day, unable to put it down for a moment. After I was finished, I felt like my heart ...more
Heather
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! The history between Cybil and Miles added so much depth to an already interesting couple. And the way Gallagher slowly revealed their past secrets had me flying through the pages. It was done so well, I didn't mind being on the edge of my seat for the whole book. I had an idea of where things were heading, but the wonderful writing still had my heart breaking when all of the pieces came together. These two have gone through a lot, and this story dragged my emotions around as if I was ...more
Nicole
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
This is the second book in the series and one I've been waiting for since the first book. This book is just as great as the first. I could hardly put this book down. I'm a sucker for a good second chance romance. Miles and Cybil's back story is one to break your heart. My heart bled for them and I'm not gonna lie they had tears in my eyes. You can feel the connection Cybil and Miles still have. The inner struggle for Cybil can also be felt through the pages. This book had me laughing as
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Alethia
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book kept its promise of what you expect in a romance. There was action, troubles, a wonderful second chance romance between Miles and Cybil, a peek at the couple from the previous book in the series, and some awesome supporting characters who you hope get their own love story in future books. It was refreshing to read in a second chance romance a couple who do not instantly fall back into it. They had things to figure out, let go of, and work through together and separately. Old Man Turner ...more
Kari Hansen
Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cybil is content with the life she has created but her world is about to be turned upside down when her first love returns to town. When life and circumstances tore them apart they did not end on good terms and now he is her landlord and holds the fate of her business in his hands so avoiding him is not an option.

It’s been over a decade since Miles left Cybil and his hometown and he has gone on to forge a successful career as a lawyer. He has now relocated his practice to his hometown to not onl
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Jean
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book two in The Echo Springs Series and it is Cybil and Miles story. Cybil and Miles have history and years ago they were in love but Miles walked away and broke Cybil's heart and now he has returned and wants to win Cybil back but things have changed and she is not going to have her heart broken again. There are twists and turns that makes this a great read and it is so well written but will it be enough for Cybil and Miles to have a second chance to be together or will the secrets that ...more
Fleur
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
There are plenty of feels in this book as we learn of the story between Cybil and Miles, we slowly learn they were way more than just a fling but there are still secrets that need to come out. Cybil and Miles dance around each other a bit although Miles is determined to let Cybil know how he feels so between that and the banter between friends has plenty of laughs, head shaking, anger and heartache along with hope and happiness. There were a couple of times where I did skim read due to some page ...more
Anonymous 5
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading something by this author and it won't be my last. It's a charming and touching second chance romance. It's the second book of the Echo Springs series. Cybil and Miles were together years ago and then he walked out of her life and broke her heart. He's back in town now and wants to win her back, but Cybil is understandably hesitant to trust him. Despite their pain and hurt they are soulmates and their love for each other is beautiful. There were some interesting twis ...more
Marybeth
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cybil and Miles were teenage sweethearts. But tragedies kept happening to them and they broke up. Thirteen years later, Cybil is still in the same town. She has recently started her own yoga studio, but still waitresses at night until her business is doing well. Miles left town to become an attorney. He comes home because he still loves Cybil and wants another chance. When they meet, they both realize they never stopped loving each . But is that enough for them to start again? I enjoyed this boo ...more
Toni L
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Echo Springs series is easily read and enjoyed as a standalone story.  This book takes place both in the present, but also 13 years in the past as Miles & Cybil try to repair their broken relationship into something workable.  I normally don't like books that use the flashback method when telling a story and at first it did really annoy me.  However, I kept reading and found that this couple were coming from such an emotionally charged background that the style works.  This story d ...more
Lori
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is Miles and Cybil's story. A story of true, deep love ithat was almost lost years ago. One secret broke the relationship but not the love. Now Miles has returned home and Cybil does not want to see him. Too much water has gone under that bridge and it hurts just to know he's in town much less to see him and have to talk to him. Unfortunately, her best friend is married to his best friend and more importantly Miles came home for Cybil. He needs to figure out how to fix whatever is going on ...more
Sheila
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second chance romance with Cybil and Miles who were sweethearts when she was a high school senior and he a second year college student. They share one hot summer together which ended in a tragic way and they parted ways. Thirteen years later he moved back to Echo Springs to set up a law practice and buys the building the same building where Cybil has her yoga studio. As they continue to run into each other it is hard to deny the feelings they have for each other even when she tries to ...more
Kristine Avakian
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.....it has all the feels...sweet, angst, love, anger, regret...just to name a few! Miles and Cybil were young and loved one another deeply. Anger, selfish promises asked and promises made and regret drove them apart for 13 years. Neither one forming lasting, meaningful relationships with anyone. When Miles moves back to Echo Falls from Denver, he is determined to get Cybil back into his life, but Cybil isn't ready to share the hard facts and promises kept.

I also loved the exce
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
They once had a promising relationship until tragedy struck. When Cybil pulled away after the death of her parents, Miles took it as a sign. However he never found any woman that measured up against Cybil. Now he is back in town to stay. When they reconnected it was not a pretty sight. He is determine to win Cybil back but is it too little too late to win back her affections. This story draws you in and have you in their corner to rekindle their love and make it to a happily ever after.

I receive
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Judy Gittleson Hendrickson
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thirteen years of hating someone, only to have them move back into the area, is hard. The characters were fantastic and the locale was perfect. Love series that include bits and pieces of books behind and ahead, so it all blends. The hatred, then on talking terms, then... Good flow and nice surprises, while the backstories come out to deepen the scenario. Blessings do happen when you root for the underdog. Will definitely be reading more of this series shortly.

I received a free copy of this book
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Kristi
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There's so much about this book you'll love. The characters are wonderful, realistic and easy to like. The story line is captivating, heartwarming, well written and has surprises, twists and turns. The location in this story is described so well, you feel like you're there and easily becomes the type of place you want to visit. A great romantic read you won't want to miss out on so grab your copy today, open the cover and escape your everyday life for a bit.

I received a free copy of this book vi
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Ewa
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emotional rollercoaster.
From the first page I was stuck to my chair. Putting down this book is very painful option.
The anxiety, the expectation and the promise. The love they have and never lost.
After thirteen years apart is time to face each other again.
Between this we have some laughter thrown to the mix.
Gus, the cat and Great Dane who thinks that he is a lapdog .
It’s a delightful romance with scorching heat. Enjoy!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
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Ann Holden
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this story but it seemed longer than it needed to be. Cybil and Miles have a history and he wants to rekindle their relationship but she has a secret promise that she can’t share with him. Both characters are relatable and interesting. The story is interesting but there are some people whose exclusion would have made the book better. Not too much sex, especially in the beginning with a few light-hearted moments made this book an enjoyable read.

I received a free copy of this book and I am
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Jamie Jack
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: p-2020, contemporary
Had Potential Fell a Little Flat

The bones of this story are perfectly fine, but I thought the execution of the plot and the characters fell flat. The author had an angsty present storyline with a deep and twisty backstory—which I usually love—but parts of this simply jarred me because they didn't seem to go with each other. At the very start of the book, the heroine is very forthright about her sensual interests and lack of real-world intimacy with varying explicit thoughts and mental discussion
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Elizabeth
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely second chance romance that at times makes you smile, at times makes you cry and the epilogue will make you melt. Thirteen years is a long time to hold a candle for another but when the other is also holding a candle they deserve a second chance and that is what Cybil and Miles finally get. It is not an easy journey for either of them and it nearly gets derailed but this is a romance and love wins. A really lovely feel good book.
Molly
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Bittersweet love and loss story fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
When Cybil was much younger, a devastating series of events crushed young love and destroyed her family

Now that Miles is back, will he learn the truths behind their breakup?

Sometimes people make well intentioned promises that exclude some truths that should be told. Except some truths are too late to make a positive difference

Will Miles and Cybil let past heartbreak keep them from gambling on a future?

Melancholy and bittersweet love story
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Maggie never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St ...more

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