Promise Me Always

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Blake Bentley had a rough upbringing, never fully believing he was good enough for anything or anyone. After being left with a broken heart by his only girlfriend, Blake swore off relationships for good and turned to the only two things that made him feel sufficient - sex and firefighting.

Tessa Collins was brought up in the traditional 'perfect' family - loving parents, great sister, and amazing friends. After falling in love with Jared, her life was perfect - until he betrayed...

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Overview

Blake Bentley had a rough upbringing, never fully believing he was good enough for anything or anyone. After being left with a broken heart by his only girlfriend, Blake swore off relationships for good and turned to the only two things that made him feel sufficient - sex and firefighting.

Tessa Collins was brought up in the traditional 'perfect' family - loving parents, great sister, and amazing friends. After falling in love with Jared, her life was perfect - until he betrayed her. She has no idea that his betrayal could end up costing her more than just a shattered heart.

Blake and Tessa have been friends since high school. Never wanting to admit their attraction for each other, the two always remained close friends. Now, three years later, Blake and Tessa find themselves being pulled together by a force much greater than friendship.

Blake and Tessa have promised to be friends forever, but as fate pulls them together, they embark on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime. Will his self doubt and her insecurities keep them apart? Or will they be able to promise each other always?

**content is for +18yrs.**

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495291685
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/7/2014
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 599,342
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

I am a wife, mother of 2 amazing kiddos, photographer, graphic designer and cover designer, as well as an avid reader and blogger! I have been married since 2004 to the most amazing man ever and together we have two amazing children.

I was born in Aurora, CO and still reside their today with my amazing family. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the world. I have become accustom to bi-polar weather living here and I absolutely love getting all four seasons (although winters could be a bit shorter.)

I have a small obsession with Starbucks and gummy bears! They make the perfect writing snack! Wine helps a lot too especially with the late night writing sessions. I love the summer and everything that goes along with it, camping, swimming, boating, hiking, etc. I love to travel and Disneyland is one of my family's favorite places to visit together. I have a dream of visiting so many places in the world such as Italy, Greece, Australia, Fiji, Bora Bora and New Zealand (just to name a few.)

I have met so many amazing people in this journey so far and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

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  • Posted February 17, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.  I gav





    I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. 
    I gave this book 5 stars. 
    This is Tessa and Blake's story.




    Tessa has had a beautiful life, she loves her family and her friends. Her love life not so great. She has been cheated on more then once and she is tired of being used. She has known Blake since High School and although she has been attracted to him she has settled for being his friend. She would rather have him as a friend then not have him in her life at all. 








    Blake his life is not a good one and he feels like he isn't good enough for anyone. Yes he has had it rough and he has the ghosts to prove it. He is so attracted to Tessa, but he also knows that with the way things are in his life he will never be good enough for her. At least that is what he keeps telling himself.. Over and over and over again. 




    Once these two stop fighting themselves can they make it a go? Will their love be all that they think it could be? Or will their problems get in the way. Jealousy, self doubt, ex's ... Come on Tessa and Blake's journey and find out why they are so amazing together. 




    "Promise, me." "Always."




     




    Let me just say these two had to go through hell to be together. I like the fact that they were basically best friends and knew each other so well. I don't think a normal couple could have been able to handle the things that these two did. Up and down. Up and down. I was captured from the beginning to the very delicious epilogue that was pure perfection! 








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    I love this story and I cannot wait to read the next one coming up!!
    It is sure to be just as good!! Thank you Kari for a beautiful story. About learning to let the people you least expected to love you! You never know what Fate has in store for you! <3 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Very good book although I got a little frustrated with some of the characters in the book. At times these characters remind me middle school or high school kids instead of adults. It was a very sweet love story, a story of how words are destroy a person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    IT WAS A PAGE TURNER, COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

    IT WAS A PAGE TURNER, COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Ok

    It was an ok book, but they act like a lot of teenagers, and their like all in their 20's

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    This book has been getting a lot of buzz and a lot of praise - w

    This book has been getting a lot of buzz and a lot of praise - which prompted me to pick it up. I'm happy that Kari is finding success, but this book did not work for me. I finished this book a few days ago and held off on writing this in order to determine what had me so annoyed - yes, annoyed. I can't tell you how many times I yelled "Oh, please!" or something similar while reading. The story was a good one and the friends to being in love several years later was done nicely.
    Here's the crux of my problem with the book: The characters were too emotionally stunted for who they were portraying. These are all people in their early to mid 20's. They've been through high school and college or several years of real life working and living independently of parental support. Had these characters been 16-19 years old, this book would have been a home run. A lot of the actions taken by the characters was very high schoolish. There were way too many clenched fists, assumptions, mis-information and internal self-deprication for these adults. Shane's actions alone made me think of 17 year olds. Why would you risk that many friendships at that point in your life? You wouln't because you already know better based on experience.
    The love between Tess and Blake was obvious from very early on. Many others in their group of friends also knew it. The use of the words "Promise Me Always" was inspiring and was heartwarming. The book from Steamboat Springs til the end was much more age appropriate. As I said, I enjoyed the story but couldn't get past the maturity (or lack there of) from all of the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Ready for the next!

    I had given up on reading for a long time, just got busy with work, family, everyday life, and just never found anything that could completely keep my attention. I could not put this one down! Loved the drama, the characters, and it is HOT... Just don't read at work ;) can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    I was disappointed because this story did not draw me in like I

    I was disappointed because this story did not draw me in like I thought it would. The characters, their dialogue, their actions... just seemed a little immature. I feel bad comparing it but reminded me somewhat of the cast from the Jersey Shore. There seem to be plenty of other people that liked the book so I think that I'm probably just too old to have liked this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    StuPid

    If u enjoy immature relationships coated in drinking and low self esteem this is the book for u. I think this is the worst book I've ever attempted to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Great Book

    Loved it! Can't wait for book two!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Great author

    Great book. Romance and mystery. Cant wait to read more of her work!

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  • Posted February 17, 2014

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    Great intro to the Always series! I was riveted from the moment

    Great intro to the Always series! I was riveted from the moment I started the story. All of the characters were wonderful and I enjoyed all of their individual personalities. The story line was engaging and I had no problem finishing it in one sitting.
    Blake and Tessa have an instant connection but they obviously have some personal issues standing in their way. Blake is a seriously sexy tattooed firefighter constantly fighting to overcome his self doubt. Tessa is fun and feisty, finishing up her associates degree in photography, and has her own insecurities. Despite their issues, they really complement each other and I really enjoyed their story. All of their friends were fun to read about as well and they lent great support to Blake and Tessa throughout the whole book. I really look forward to reading more about this wonderful group of people I’ve become seriously attached to.
    This book evokes a lot of different emotions and I really liked that. I think the best books get you to feel for the characters and this definitely accomplished that. This was a fantastic read and I look forward to more from the series and the author. A wonderful story and a solid 5 out of 5 stars!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Awsome

    Loved it this is now one of my favorites

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

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    What an emotional roller-coaster. I could hardly put it down. I

    What an emotional roller-coaster. I could hardly put it down. I love to read from male and female POV.

    Blake has a hard and abusive past and Tessa has a loving family. They met in high school and became friends. She was in a relationship at that time, but she finds him cheating and Blake is there to comfort her.

    I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to Cam and Cara's story.

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    I came across a blurb about this book on my Facebook. Read the d

    I came across a blurb about this book on my Facebook. Read the description and was like yeah I'll give it a shot. Wow I was totally blown away. Tess and Blake have been friends for many years, and while they've always harbored an attraction to one and other they never really gave in. That was until they couldn't fight it any more. But the both are carrying around tons of emotional baggage not to mention crazy Ex's. Great job Kari can't wait to read Cam and Cara's story

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    Great chemistry between Tessa and Blake.  Loved Blake!  A hot ro

    Great chemistry between Tessa and Blake.  Loved Blake!  A hot romance with lots of twists and turns.  I highly recommend this book.   Cannot wait for the sequel about Cam and Cara!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    I just got this book and it is amazing!!!! Great job on this pa

    I just got this book and it is amazing!!!! Great job on this page turner!!! Cant wait until the next one!!!

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