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That Promise

(That Boy #7)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,228 ratings  ·  148 reviews
What happens to childhood promises when you grow up?

Growing up, Devaney Diamond and Chase Mackenzie promised to go to college together. But it’s been two years since the summer that changed everything between them, and their friendship hasn’t recovered.

Now, Dani is faced with all the challenges of her freshman year of college—navigating rush week, making new friends, and l
Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published June 8th 2021 by Swoonworthy Books
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Jillian Dodd That Boy is the beginning of the series. You could start with That Summer if you want to read Chase and Dani.

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Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars


After reading That Summer last year I was so ready to get more from Chase and Devaney. Things have been strained between these two since the fall out. Now Devaney is getting ready for her first year at college and Chase is starting his senior year and they find a way to become friends again.

I love friends to lovers stories so much. Especially when a couple has been lifelong friends. Dani and Chase both love each other so much, but it's hard to deal with a love that big at that age w
Jillian Dodd
Jun 07, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
“I heard you’re in trouble,” Dani says, startling me when I enter my room. She’s lying on her stomach sideways across my bed like she owns it. Her elbows are on the mattress, her chin nestled on her fist. Her knees bent and her feet up in the air. I could be eight or eighteen. It’s like a moment wrapped in time.
Anne OK

I hate to say it, but I was really disappointed with "That Promise." Dani was very unlikable in this installment treating Chase like second-rate. Her whining and daily pity-parties got old real fast. I love this family and have enjoyed this series, but I'm also really ready to let Danny Diamond stand aside and give the next generation centerstage to tell their stories without so many interruptions from mom and dad's regurgitation of the past. And I'm also seriously sick of reading about the priv
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Is there anything better than reading a new story in a favorite series? I never have to re-read anything beforehand to remind myself what happened in the last book because the characters are so ingrained in my mind. Being with the Diamond and Mackenzie families is like sinking into my favourite chair in a cosy lounge by the fire, it’s so comforting and familiar.

That Promise is the continuation of Chase & Dani’s story after things were left up in the air at the end of That Summer. Teenage angst c
Brittany (happy.ending.always)
Tears! So many tears! What a rollercoaster of emotions this book just took me on! Literally I cried so many tears reading this book. Heck, I’m sobbing writing this. First off, Jillian Dodd’s writing is phenomenal! She knows how to pull at your heartstrings. I have been a huge fan of hers ever since I read the first book “That Boy,” which is the parents, Jadyn, Phillip and Danny. If you haven’t read those books, they are absolute must reads!!! I love when books continue on in their story, you get ...more
Hope Vollm
I love Dani and Chase so much. I have been rooting for them since BEFORE their first book.

This book is a ride. I got so excited then my little heart got broken so many times. I love how much of a roller coaster of emotions I have reading Jillian Dodd's books. But all of the characters are so lovable that I end up not being able to put them down even in the parts that I am sad.

One of the things I really enjoyed is how real and flawed Dani is. She struggles with what other people think of her and
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First...if you have not read That Summer, you MUST do that before starting this book (even though this is book #7 in a series, you only need to read book #6 followed by this one). Now, if you are caught much do we LOVE Chase and Dani! Jillian Dodd writes teenaged angst and love like no other! This story is filled with drama, football, family, friends and love.
Lynn Forde
I am conflicted on my rating because I enjoyed everything Dani and Chase but what really lowered my rating is the focus on the parents story and the flashbacks.

This book covers a 3-4 month time period and honestly I wish it was set over more time. So much happened in such a short amount of time to the point where it felt a little unrealistic which is honestly okay with me more often than not. But with the constant talk of the mom and dads relationship and the parallels between them and their chi
Katie Prouty
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
"I want the kind of love worth fighting for, Dani, and I wish with all my heart that this were us for real."

A few summers ago, on a family trip to the Ozark's, Chase and Dani went from being childhood BFF's to something much more. Before it got all screwed up. That Promise will have readers hearts beating out of their chests! Tears will be POURING down your cheeks. I ADORE Chase and Dani! They're like...

and like...

Damon makes me LOL. Is Pace sticking around? I'm totally shipping him and our H
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This series just gets better and better. Chase and Dani are destined to be together...but only if they can put aside hurt feelings and focus on putting each other first. Lots of angst on their journey with Chase dating Lacey and Dani away at college. I love the teen emotions, the nurturing parental advice and the innocence in discovering all of the firsts. First time away from home. First love. First time choosing people
Tracy Dalton
Jul 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love these books and being back with these characters! Even though I still wanted to slap some sense into Dani about 100 times, lol! But loved watching her and Chase try to figure it all out. Can't wait for the next one! ...more
Patricia Ausmus
Jun 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Jillian Dodd has such a way with words that I wish I had to describe just what this book, as well as all the previous ones, have meant to me. The friendship between these two families is something everyone should wish for. And Dani & Chase having such an amazing relationship growing up. And then to have to deal with peer pressure and teen emotions makes it that much harder. But the maturity that these two show is something special. Can't wait for the next book.
Jun 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This was cute.
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That Promise • That Boy series - Book 7

Oh my goodness- this book! I’m honestly speechless. The families that make up this series feel like my family too & reading their stories always gives me the warm and fuzzies.

Chase and Dani’s story has been an emotional roller coaster. “Watching” them grow from babies and seeing their love unfold has been so much fun. Who knew fictional characters could worm their way into your heart like this?!

This book made me laugh, cry (both happy &
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this world and this series. I will read anything and everything set in this world. These characters are my favorite.
Ashlyn Powell
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There aren’t enough stars in the galaxy to rate this book.

I loved it so damn much, y’all. That Promise was hands down my most anticipated release of 2021. The wait was torture but oh so worth it!!

That Promise had so many absolutely SWOONFEST moments. I just want to relive them all again already. Chase & Dani have a chemistry that could set this world on fire, if only love were that easy for these two. There seems to always be something in their way.

That Summer ripped my heart apart. But I ass
Gabi Barbosa
I hate Dani so much, She is the worst heroine I ever read, and I read a lot o bad books.
Chase, be less stupid, PLEASE, she doesn't want you, idiot.
He is like, "Dany I love more than anything, I want forever, our dream", and her response is " It's just sex, friends with benefits, because I'm 5 months older and am ashamed of dating you. But you're hot, lets kiss more."
I vomited when the book ended, it made me sick.
Jillian Dodd got to make someone worst than Jadyn.
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-that-boy
Final Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Chase & Dani (Book 2)

It's been two years since That Summer . The summer in the Ozarks. The summer that Chase and Dani stopped being just best friends who kiss. The summer that Chase became Dani's everything. The summer that Dani and Chase stopped being friends.

Dani is off to college and Chase is a senior in High School. She's settling in at school and rushing sororities. He's leading the football team to the state championship and choosing colleges. They are both trying to move on but their l
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a TRAGIC ending to their budding romantic relationship after a lifetime of friendship, Dani and Chase continue to be in love with each other, yet too emotionally scared by the other to mend their fractured relationship. Not able to be apart from each other another minute, they decide to be in the weird limbo of friends with benefits, which is always a bad idea...or is it? This entire book is a coming of age from a friendship to a romantic relationship, overcoming past hurts and lost dreams ...more
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favourite book in the series so far! (I know, I think that every time a new book is released.) But for real this time!!!
This book begins with Devaney getting ready to head to college and Chase in his Senior year of high school, trying to decide which college would be the right choice for him to sign with. They still haven’t talked much since That Summer, and are both miserable for it.
Throughout this book, Chase and Dani are trying work out their problems and put aside their
Jen Zingaro
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had so many different feelings about this book....
First off, Chase is so dreamy. Such a loyal, sweet, amazing guy with integrity in spades. He is a model for all the other book boyfriends out there to aspire to.
And as much as I love him.... He and Dani drove me absolutely bonkers. At certain times they could be so grown up and other times act like such children. BUT, I have my own teenager so I get it and it makes so much sense. I wanted to throw my kindle a couple times. Certain parts were li
Jaxi Martin
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You guys.. this series! It is truly one of a kind! Something that reels you in && keeps you along for the ride. Jillian writes is a book for this series once a year, and every year I devour it in a day.

Chase && Devaney left us in our feels at the end of That Summer && I’m not gonna lie, I was scared to start this one. But it was so worth it! I loved getting to go through rush week with Dani && getting to experience Chase’s senior year. The reconnection these too make is everything I wanted and n
Kristina Maysonet
I had a feeling this book was going to wreck me and I was right. So many emotions, mostly anger, sadness and excitement. I don’t know how Jillian Dodd does it but every time I read her books, I get more emotionally invested than with any other book I read. This is Dani & Chase’s 2nd book, but the 7th book in the series. The 1st book ends with Dani & Chase no longer together and no longer friends, and this book picks up 2 years later with Dani going off to college. This book has many ups and down ...more
Robin Powers
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better. Chase and Dani are destined to be together...but only if they can put aside hurt feelings and focus on putting each other first. Lots of angst on their journey with Chase dating Lacey and Dani away at college. I love the teen emotions, the nurturing parental advice and the innocence in discovering all of the firsts. First time away from home. First love. First time choosing people you want to surround yourself with. All of it...the growth and maturity of ...more
Emily Butler
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I love this series so much. Chase and Dani’s story is a series of ups and downs. That Promise gave me so many emotions. There were laughs and smiles while reading but also angst and sadness. Both Chase and Dani have done some growing up but has it been enough to finally come together? I liked getting to know a new character Pace, who is on the football team with Chase and Damon. Another character revealed more in this story was Lacey. This entire series focuses on the friendships between th ...more
Jun 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
AHHHH I'm going to cry!! I started reading this series a little under a year ago. That Boy was the first book I had ever downloaded on kindle. I fell in love with Jay and Phillip's story. Then Danny and Jennifer and last but not least Chase and Dani. Ugh I literally love this series. When I found out that two of the kids were getting their own book I jumped for joy. Reading the end of that summer broke my heart and I was so mad at the both of them for not looking at the problem at hand from each ...more
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jillian has such a way with words that just pull you into her stories.

Who doesn't love a story that involves college, football and the boy next door! This book is filled with so many emotions and it's one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I love the dynamic between Dani and Chase. I'm look forward to see where their future heads.
Reyna LeJeune
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was good. I was super glad to see some growth from Dani and Chase. I love the friendship between. Hay, Damon, Chase and Dani. And I love the scenes with our old favorites! There is humor, there is tears... this book is good!
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Jillian Dodd is a USA Today and Amazon Top 10 Bestselling Author. She writes fun binge-able romance series with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy series to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl series. Her newest series include London Prep, a prep school series about a drama filled ...more

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