Overall Rating: # Stars
Title: Promise Me Forever
Author: Debbie Macomber
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
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Debbie Macomber’s beautiful story of hope, healing, and the magic of the human heart is available for the first time as an eBook.
Physical therapist Joy Neilsen doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to her patients. She’s tough yet compassionate, doing whatever it takes to get them back on their feet . . . and she’s met her match in Sloan Whittaker. Bitter, angry, resentful, Sloan is ready to give up. But Joy doesn’t let anybody quit, especially not a man as talented as this brilliant tycoon—a man who, somewhere along the way, has won her heart.
After weeks trying to push Joy away, Sloan realizes he’s a fool. She’s determined to piece him back together, and now he knows why: Deep down, she’s as broken as he is. Joy is prepared to give him everything, and now Sloan wants to give her something in return. He can be the one to show Joy that she’s perfect inside and out—if she’s willing to let go of her own painful memories and make happy ones with him.
BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber’s Last One Home and The Inn at Rose Harbor.
I loved the first half of this book.
There have been a few times where I’ve started a book and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed where it was going, but didn’t love where it ended up. I think this was set up to be a pretty epic slow burn, hate-to-love situation, but then all of a sudden it felt very rushed.
There were a lot of Me Before You vibes with this – the wealthy, recently injured playboy and his “caretaker.” In this case, our heroine is his physical therapist, so there were some definite forbidden romance vibes here.
And at first, I was really into it. I liked the dynamic between the two characters, but it quickly began to fall flat as the romance went from slow burn to light speed. The hero came on a little too strong out of nowhere and from there the story just seemed rushed.
All in all, this book was the definition of a 3 star read … an almost, but not quite.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 1 Star
Re-read Worthiness: Nah
Bookshelf Placement: Nah
Book Boyfriend Rating: 2 stars