Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus
Genre: Romance, Contemporary romance, Sports Romance
Pages: 256 pages
Published: October 9th 2016
Goodreads Summary: From the USA Today and AMAZON best seller, HJ Bellus, comes a sexy standalone romance: Pinky Promise.
Baylor Jones and Stayton (State) Blake
Two lost souls raised on the streets. Young children vowing to always protect each other. He was only nine but he was her protector and best friend for years.
Even when thrown in foster care he took care of her always like a king to his queen. A silent pinky promise shared between, it was their secret protection to one another.
Then one morning he was gone. Leaving Baylor on her own to battle the streets and more importantly life in the Kings all by herself.
“I will love you, even if I never see you again.”
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️
My Review: This story begins with Baylor and State as children. After a tragedy takes away their parents, they are sent to an orphanage. Once State is adopted and Baylor isn’t she was sure she would never see him again.
Flash forward ten or so years and Baylor is working three jobs and trying to put her self through college and she hasn’t heard from State since the day he was adopted. That is until one night she is work as a waitress and he happens to be sitting at one of her tables with a bunch of his friends from college.
Now, what happens when they see each other for the first time since they were kids was very awkward, even for me and I have read a bunch of weird books. He just reaches out and grabs her pinky finger. That’s not really the weird part, but it was the fact that she was angry with him for being adopted. And they were angry at each other like they had been lovers, like they were madly in love at nine years old, when they were separated.
I grabbed this book prior to even reading a synopsis, because it really had such good ratings. Hundreds of five-star rating. I thought it would be a great read.
I am all for reunited love, but this had so much cheese, I needed some chilli and fries to go with it. It had potential, it did, but it felt rushed and it was really predictable, especially at the end. I had figured out what would be happening early on in the book.
I hate having books that are left unfinished, so I pushed my way through.I felt even in the end there were loose ends. I am not saying its horrible. It isn’t, it just wasn’t for me. It felt childish. The banter between the two main characters was extremely cheesy and the “drama” was just silly sometimes.
I don’t want to give out spoilers, actually I am not sure if what I am about to say would even be a spoiler, but here goes. State had said he had never even had a girlfriend before…and he wasn’t a virgin. I would think that if he was that “in love” with Baylor, he would have not had sex with other girls, but that is just me.
This is a Kindle Unlimited book, so if you want to check it out, you can for free if you are a member, but I wouldn’t be recommending this to a friend.