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
Promise Me - Clean Excerpt © Hilary Wynne 2015“Ever since you fell onto me in the stairwell, I’ve been unable to get a grip on how I’m feeling. I feel out of control and I fucking hate it.”
I can’t help but laugh even though he’s being serious. I smile down at him. “It’s called falling in love. Or being in love, and I’m glad you feel it too. I’ve been an emotional basket case since I fell on you in the staircase, and am glad it’s not just me. I spend my days feeling a little out of control. It only really gets better when I’m in your arms. That’s where I find my peace, and my balance.”
Julian sits up and turns to face me. He pulls me in for the night’s first kiss, and it’s tender and loving. “You make me feel everything, Alexa Reed. Todo. After Caroline left today, I wanted to call you. When I feel out of control I want to be near you. I stopped needing people a long time ago and you changed that. I need you.”
The kiss that started out tender turns more and more passionate as Julian pours his feelings into it. Somehow I end up under him, his body blanketing mine. We’re holding onto each other as tightly as possible. It’s one of those moments we often share, when we’re both trying to become one. I needed this from him. I need to know he still needs me.
“I love you. So much.”
“I love you too. And I’m sorry I have been giving you such a hard time the last few days. I know I haven’t been very easy to deal with.”
I pull away from his embrace for a minute so I can look him in the eyes. “Please don’t apologize for how you feel, or act. You’re amazing. You have a lot on your plate and it would be very unfair of me to expect you to just act like everything is the same as before. I just want you to love me. That’s all.”
Julian kisses my forehead, then my eyelids, and finishes with a gentle kiss on my lips. “I could never not love you. You’re in my heart, mi amor, para siempre.”
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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!