This I Promise You by Tressa Messenger
When thirteen year old Nicky Moore’s parents decide to buy a small summer beach cottage at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, she thought her life would end. It didn’t matter the beauty of the area - land and water as far as the eye could see - she was bound and determined to make her family’s summer vacation as dismal as she felt. That was until she met a boy from down the beach; a beautiful boy, with the most intense brown eyes she had ever seen and a smile that could light the ocean on fire. A summer that Nicky thought was doomed from the start, turned into a summer that she would never forget; one full of firsts. It was impossible for her to know years later how one seemingly little decision could change everything forever, but soon, as an adult, Nicky will find out that everything she once thought were real and the promises once made, were lost in a sea of inner turmoil.
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I knew a little about the story that inspired this amazing novel, which you can also read about in the acknowledgments part of the This I Promise You. Knowing what inspired this novel made me want to read it even more, but I never expected to get so involved with the characters and the story.
This was one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read. The author takes you right into the life of the characters in a way that you feel what the characters feel. You will not want to put this book down.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels. Just a warning… this book is extremely sad and it will make you cry.
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