I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I Promise You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

My rating: 5 of 5 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?


I Promise You

I promise you, Ilsa does humor and steam like nobody’s business!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔📙
World building: 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The setting: Waylon University

The Hero(s): Dillon McQueen – Quarterback for the Waylon Tigers football team. Dillon wants to go pro, but has self-doubts. He lost his younger brother four years ago and blames himself.

The heroine: Serena Jensen – in Graduate school for Journalism. Serena’s parents died four years ago and she is helping raise her teenaged sister. She doesn’t do much except work and study and she has an unpaid internship at the Gazette.

The Love Story: There is a superstition at Waylon about being a freshman and the first girl you kiss at the bonfire in the woods is the girl who you will never forget. She will be in your thoughts and drive you crazy. Though timing is the key, if timing is right you and the girl will be together, if the timing is bad, she might run and you will be left with a hole in your life. Dillon kisses Serena at his freshman bonfire and the timing is all wrong.

Boy did I love this story. Ilsa Madden-Mills writes steamy romance and humor so well. I was laughing throughout the story and the romance was all that and a bag of chips! (Alexa play “Your Body Is a Wonderland”, by John Mayer). Sizzling intimate scenes and terrific dates, Dillon and Serena were perfect for each other!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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