Thursday, 15 October 2020

🏈 I PROMISE YOU 🏈 Ilsa Madden-Mills 🏈 #BlogTour #Excerpt 🏈

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• 12 October 2020
 standalone College Football Romance
• Book #4 in the Hook Up Series


★★★★★
4.75 Stars
New adult football romance! Complete standalone!

WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoony romance between the football hottie and the mystery girl he kissed years before.

Dillon McQueen: Babe. I promise. You want me.
Serena Jensen: Um, who are you?

There’s a legend at Waylon University: the first girl you kiss freshman year at the bonfire party is the one you’ll never forget. She’ll crawl under your skin and never leave. She’ll spark a passion so fierce you’ll burn the world down to possess her.

You might even put a ring on it.

As in all things with fate, timing is everything. That kiss can go horribly wrong. She might run in the opposite direction. And boy, did Serena run.

Dillon is Waylon’s hotshot quarterback with something to prove. All he wants is to graduate and make it to the NFL. What he doesn’t need is to finally meet the mystery girl he kissed at the bonfire freshman year. Isn’t it enough that she’s haunted his dreams for more than a thousand nights?

Fate laughs in his face when he runs into the quirky girl at the Piggly Wiggly. Surrounded by his entourage, he’s got all the Oreos in his cart; she gets revenge by buying every six-pack of his favorite beer.

Obviously, that legend is a curse. She’s not his type. She hates him. Worst of all, how can she not remember him when she left a Serena-shaped hole in his heart for the past three years?

So why can’t he stop trying to win her?

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?




Back in Magnolia!
Dillon and Serena. Three years ago they shared this one amazing kiss.
It was bonfire night and very dark and they didn't really see each other.
Legend says, whoever you kiss bonfire night as a freshman will be the one. The one you can't get out of your head and heart....
Now three years later they meet again.
But they are so not each other's types. Plus he has to give all to his sport - so that he'll get into the NFL. And Serena is busy writing for the paper and taking care of her family.
But ... Legend says... LOL!
LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN....




ADORABLE
Another fun and adorable college football love story with a few sad & emotional parts thrown in!

I think I've read a million sexy and funny & heartbreaking sports romances. BUT - I love those books! I love football and college romances. And this one was so sweet and funny and sexy and a bit moving ... I loved Serena & Dillon and all the others too!
I really enjoyed reading this book! So many funny moments and sweet moments.
I loved the ALEXA PLAY lines!
Great college romance!
Wouldn't mind seeing this as a tv show one day.

I PROMISE YOU was such a funny & adorable college football romance! I loved it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own DILLON - this one is MINE!




ARC received for an honest review
 
We're back in Magnolia and at Waylon U - woohoo!
 
I am starting to shy away a little from college aged romances - nothing against the books, it is just that I am an old fart and it is a bit pervy lusting after 21 year old boys lol

Also, I know nothing about American football - other than it takes about 42 hours to play a game!
However, there are some authors that I will pick up no matter the age of the characters, and Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of them.

Each time I think that nope, this is definitely my favourite IMM book, she releases a new one and I am all "this is definitely my favourite in the series".  And I did that again with I Promise You. 

I adored Serena and Dillon.  I have read plenty of Uni-aged stories, however this series are up the top of my favourites list.

 I could feel the big "thing" that happens in this book a mile away, however I did like how the characters dealt with it.

 I mean, Waylon U legend says they have to be together, right? 

 This is heartwarming, at times heart breaking story that kept me wrapt the whole time I was reading it. 

 I look forward to what Ms Madden-Mills brings us in the future. 

 

♥ EXCERPT ♥

The kiss burns a hole right through me and blood rushes to my groin. I’m in over my head—Who cares?—and I groan, deepening our connection. My hands slide down her cheeks, her throat, then to her arms at her sides. Our joined breaths mingling, I trace my thumbs over the rapid pulse in her wrists. My head swims with images of her body draped on top of me—

A cry comes from her as she breaks away from our kiss. “Jerk! Don’t do that. I don’t know you!”

“You liked it, babe.”

“What? No.”

“I’m Dillon.”

“Um, I don’t care. Step away.”

“What’s your name? You got a number?” Dillon McQueen does not give up easily. When he sees what he wants, he goes after it. He also sometimes talks about himself in the third person. “Are you a freshman? I play football. Quarterback.” Usually that’s enough to catch a girl’s interest.

She shakes her head, looking almost surprised as she touches her lips briefly. I think she mutters pigskin-toting Casanova. Then, she flips around.

“No, wait! Don’t go!” I say, reaching out for her, but she’s gone, daring one look over her shoulder as she disappears into the crowd of people.

I take off after her, navigating through the throng, jostling into dancers. One of them, a big barrel-chested guy, shoves at me when I bump into him. I fall on my ass. Heart pounding, I scramble back up, dirt and grass on me as I dart through the crowd and look around. My height gives me a decent vantage point, but she’s vanished.

Off in the distance, the football guys hoot my name, then chant Venus over and over.

Well, hell. The bonfire got me good. She’s gone.

Legend 1, Dillon 0.

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 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.