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Publisher Description

What do you do when your past comes knocking?

Six hundred and ninety-five days. That’s how long it’s been since Jude’s fiancé broke off their engagement. With the help of his brother and his all-encompassing love for music, Jude glued the broken pieces of his heart back together, but when his ex shows up on his doorstep late one evening, Jude fears it will fall apart again.

Two years ago, Vincent made a terrible mistake. He left the love of his life for stupid, ill-advised reasons. It took a traumatic event to bring what was truly important in his life into focus. Older and wiser, he’s now ready to do whatever it takes to win Jude back.

Their chemistry is as explosive as ever, but will they be able to work through the real issues? Can trust once broken be rebuilt?

March 3
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Customer Reviews

ButtonsMom2003 ,

Nice story; I enjoyed it a lot.

Promise Me We'll Be Okay is the first book I've read by Nell Iris and I liked it very much. It's a pretty quick read (about 92 pages according to Goodreads) so I was able to finish it in one sitting. The story is told in first-person from Jude's POV.

Vincent broke up with Jude two years ago and Jude was devastated. The story isn't terribly angsty – just the right amount for the tension between the two MCs (main characters) to be felt while reading the story.

I was moved to tears in several places but there are also some light-hearted scenes in the story. Vincent and Jude visit an art gallery catering to the LGBTQ crowd and the artwork on display was rather eye-opening; it was all homoerotic.

We eventually learn why Vincent broke things off with Jude and why he came back to beg his forgiveness. I'm not sure his reasons for either action were good enough but Jude still loves him and is willing to try again.

My only negative comment about the book is that there were way too many technical musical terms used throughout the story. Jude is a musician and I get that he relates a lot of feelings to musical terms but I felt that it was a bit too much. While I was bothered a bit by the over-use of technical terms it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book.

Ending on a positive note – When done well, novellas are actually my favorite length of book to read and Nell Iris did a great job with this one. I'll be looking for more of her books.

An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.

***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***

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