Title: Promise Me
Series: Alexa Reed #3
Author: Hilary Wynne
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2015
It’s the romance novel you’ve been waiting for: Book three in the Alexa Reed series by Amazon bestselling author Hilary Wynne.
Alexa Reed finally has it all: a new lease on life, a bright future with the man of her dreams, a job she loves, and a great group of friends. She believes in her own happiness again.
Is it too good to last?
Alexa’s bliss is short-lived when an unexpected situation threatens the love she and Julian share. Suddenly, she has to choose whether to STAY and HOLD ON, or run.
The pain is too much. She runs. She runs away from Julian and from a life she can no longer be a part of.
But love is never that simple and an unusual twist of fate leads them back to each other ... although everything is different.
Julian struggles to trust Alexa. She has a secret that threatens to ruin their fragile relationship. Alexa knows she has to tell Julian the truth, even if it destroys any chance of happiness.
They say love conquers all, but can it conquer betrayal from someone who has promised to love you forever?
Praise for Hold On (Book 2 of the Alexa Reed series)
Sometimes you can be so damaged that nothing can heal the destruction that has been caused your soul. But then sometimes if you are really blessed you will be given a second chance and that is what this installment of Alexa’s life is all about. While reading this book your emotions will run rampant with what ifs and why nots! The feelings that you experience as you read this story make an unforgettable impression on your heart and will not be easily forgotten. – Twin Sisters Rockin’ Book Reviews
Hilary Wynne has completely blown me away yet again! This series has quickly become a favorite of mine. I became emotionally attached to these characters in book 1 "Stay". This book was no different. In this book I cried a lot, got so frustrated and then said WTF. Hilary hits you with a twist you don't see coming. – Eye Candy Bookstore
If two people are meant to be together, eventually they’ll find their way!
Sometimes loving someone is not as easy as it should be. Alexa and Julian have struggled to find a way to their HEA! This is the final chapter in their story or maybe it’s just the beginning of their life together. Promise Me, by author Hilary Wynne is the third book in the Alexa Reed trilogy. The author once again revisits the journey her two main characters are on to find each other.
In the second book we are left wondering if our two lovers are really star crossed, fated to just be out of the others reach! So many obstacles are thrown in their way that it leaves you wondering if they can surmount them. Alexa has a tendency to run away instead of standing steady and facing her problems. Julian, who has always seemed to be a rock, now exhibits his own doubts about their future. The chemistry between the two sizzles and threatens to consume them in its fire. Will they be able to put those uncertainties in the past and heal? Or will the sizzle be extinguished?
When they are given a second chance Alexa realizes that she has to be strong for the man she loves. She can no longer run away when things are difficult but she also knows that it will not be easy to convince Julian that she will not run again. Julian wants to believe in their future, but so much has happened to destroy his confidence in Alexa steadfastness. His heart and body will always love her, but can he open his mind and put the past behind and forgive?
You’re either in it together, or you’re not in it at all…There's no room for anyone else. Do not let people in your past destroy your future... they are in your past for a very good reason!
Hero –Julian Bauer: 5 stars
Heroine –Alexa Reed: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is the perfect book for those readers that enjoy reading extraordinary love stories filled with sexual intensity and mental anguish. The big plus is always when true love conquers all adversities and finds their HEA.
Would I recommend this author: Yes! I have yet to be disappointed with this amazing author and her remarkable work. Once you have read a book by this author, you will not be disappointed either and Ms. Wynne will become a favorite on your must read list!
Promise Me - Clean Excerpt © Hilary Wynne
“Saying yes to your proposal was the smartest decision I’ve ever made. Walking out of your life was the worst. That’s on me, not on you. I’m glad you pushed me and didn’t walk away, and I’m grateful we’re even talking right now.”
“But?” He hears the pause. He always hears what I don’t say.
“But, I agree you aren’t ready for us to be together like we were before. Neither one of us is the same as we were a few months ago.”
“Really? How so?”
I put my hand on his face and look at him. "I know exactly what I want now. I’ve never been more sure that you and I are right. I feel strong, Julian, like myself, for the first time in forever. I don’t need you to save me or fix me. I need you to love me and I need you to want me.”
Julian just stares and takes my words in. “But I look in your eyes, listen to your words, feel how you touch me, and know you aren’t so sure anymore. I get it. I really do, and I don’t blame you one single bit. I told you before that I wasn’t going anywhere until you tell me to, and I mean it. But you need to figure out what you really want from me, from us. When you do, let me know. I’ll be here if you want me.”
Promise Me - Sexy Excerpt © Hilary Wynne 2015
“You trying to dunk me with that sexy little body of yours. You know that won’t happen, right? I’m all about you wrapping your strong legs around me and rubbing yourself against me though.” Julian’s eyes are sparkling with amusement.
I put my lips to his ear and respond seductively. “I can’t wait to get out of these wet clothes and rub my body up and down yours. But if you want to fuck me right here, right now, I’m all about that.”
I’ve felt Julian’s erection against me since I wrapped my legs around him, but I can feel him harden even more with my offer. When I pull back and look at him, I see the amusement is gone, and lust has taken over. Julian keeps one hand wrapped around my waist and moves the other under the water. He slides my shorts and panties off, balls them up, and sticks them in his shorts pocket.
“Don’t lose those. I need to be able to get out of the water.”
Julian winks at me and kisses me sweetly as he slides his fingers into me. I grind my hips into him and he thrusts inside of me. I whisper in his ear as I reach below the water, pull his shorts down, and take him in my hand. “I want this.”
Without taking our eyes off of each other, Julian guides his shaft into me. The water makes it a little more difficult and a little uncomfortable at first but, as soon as he’s all the way inside, my body begins to relax. His movements are slow and easy, and as I enjoy the feeling of fullness he has created, I hear voices behind us on the shore. I glance backward and see a couple walking near the water with their dog. They try not to look, but they can’t seem to help themselves. I look down and see the lower halves of our bodies are completely covered. There is no way they can see what we’re doing, but I imagine they have a pretty good idea. I look at Julian, who is now rubbing my clit with the hand that’s underwater. I must have a naughty look in my eyes. “That turns you on, doesn’t it? You like that those people wonder if we’re fucking, don’t you? If they’re wondering if my dick is inside of you.”
I grind myself into his hand; I can’t help but moan as his fingers work their magic. “Yes.”
“That’s so fucking hot, baby. I want you to cum for me. I want you to look at me and let go, sexy girl.”
I wrap my legs tighter around Julian and contract all the muscles in my lower body as my orgasm starts racing through me. I don’t take my eyes off him, and just as I’m about to finish, I feel his thrusts speed up a little as he unloads into me. His orgasm surprises me a little. I didn’t know he was so close.
“I didn’t know you were ready to get off.”
him chuckle a little. “I’ve been turned on since you put those tiny shorts on.
Watching you run makes me hard. Seeing how your body moves, and thinking about
it under me moving like that. Watching and feeling you get more turned on when
you thought we were being watched. Listening to you tell me you were going to
tie me up. Are you kidding me? I could’ve cum an hour ago.”
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Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.
I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.
When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.
I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.
I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.
My someday has arrived!
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