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Promises [Reading] ➶ Promises By Marie Sexton – Thomashillier.co.uk Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado He can t imagine living anywhere else Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be h Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado He can t imagine living anywhere else Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting Facing Matt s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt s co workers, Jared fears they ll never find a way to be together if he can even convince Matt to tryCoda Which book do I read first.


10 thoughts on “Promises

  1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Who stayed up until 3 am to finish this story last night ME


  2. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    loathed loathed it.my copy is highlighted to shit and back with all the horrendous things this book is trying to say.i m livid.book j deteste.j defuckingteste why i ll tell you.because you, book, do not speak truth.you take bits and bobs of shit you ve seen on the internet and turn it into an embarrassing hash of pseudo psychological justification for absolute dafuqery.the ideas you promote, little booky wook, are toxic and offensive.because you demonstrate a profound disrespect for the nature loathed loathed it.my copy is highlighted to shit and back with all the horrendous things this book is trying to say.i m livid.book j deteste.j defuckingteste why i ll tell you.because you, book, do not speak truth.you take bits and bobs of shit you ve seen on the internet and turn it into an embarrassing hash of pseudo psychological justification for absolute dafuqery.the ideas you promote, little booky wook, are toxic and offensive.because you demonstrate a profound disrespect for the nature of my sexuality for the sake of getting your goddamned rocks off infantilizing a fucking muscly copper by way of suggesting his latent homosexuality is akin to multiple personality disorder.which is insulting as fuck, given that i paid good money for you to not make me feel like a goddamned dancing gay monkey.do you even read yourself sometimes, book huh do you no check out my status updates, then.because i simply cannot with you right now


  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    This was a quite beautiful and addictive story.Jared is in his early thirties and living peacefully in Coda where he grew up and where his family has always been Except, he s lonely and the only person with whom he shares his bed is a rich and mostly unavailable man traveling from here to there on and on I was so glad to see Cole in this book I know I may have been cheating a little because I ve actually read Strawberries for Dessert fantastic story before picking Promises up, but it felt g This was a quite beautiful and addictive story.Jared is in his early thirties and living peacefully in Coda where he grew up and where his family has always been Except, he s lonely and the only person with whom he shares his bed is a rich and mostly unavailable man traveling from here to there on and on I was so glad to see Cole in this book I know I may have been cheating a little because I ve actually read Strawberries for Dessert fantastic story before picking Promises up, but it felt good still to see Cole and the kind of relation he and Jared shared.Matt is straight At least, he thinks he is He s the new police officer in Coda and the most wanted bachelor in town By destiny or pure coincidence if you don t believe in that, he and Jared met and became friends after Jared sold him a car They spend some time together but they both feel lonely and Jared the most since he had helplessly started to feel fully attracted to Matt, the handsome straight guy.What I loved the most while reading this book is anticipating the moment both men will be true to their feelings, accept and entirely exploit them in the good and enjoyable way There was so much sexual tension, woah.I loved it.This is the kind of story that feels too good to be true I mean, it s almost like a fairy tale what happens to both main characters, except for the case implying Jared While the story didn t completely feel believable, the setting and characters were, without any doubt.Jared started off being my favourite character since we have his point of view and he s a great but shy guy, so I felt connected to him without even trying I still felt the same after 50% of Promises but my opinion of him changed at around 70%, when some real drama came up I felt like Jared wasn t actually the kind of guy I thought he was I didn t expect him to be that of a recluse to the outside world when being in a relationship, except for his family, so that surprised and deceived me a little, I must admit.The writing was very good I didn t expect less after reading Strawberries for Dessert I only hoped Marie Sexton s writing didn t change after writing Promises.I thought every secondary character was unique and contributed to embellish the story, even the most despicable ones.Overall, this is a series I would completely recommend because it was delightful to read it and the story is simply heartwarming


  4. Exina Exina says:

    3.5 starsThe StoryJared Thomas lives in the small town of Coda, Colorado He is openly gay but very withdrawn He has no friends, except his sister in law, Lizzy He is resigned to live his life alone, but suffers from being so lonely.Matt Richards just moved into town He is adamant about being straight He explains the fact that he has never been committed to any woman by preferring to be independent and autonomous The truth is that he has never felt satisfied being with a woman So he just g 3.5 starsThe StoryJared Thomas lives in the small town of Coda, Colorado He is openly gay but very withdrawn He has no friends, except his sister in law, Lizzy He is resigned to live his life alone, but suffers from being so lonely.Matt Richards just moved into town He is adamant about being straight He explains the fact that he has never been committed to any woman by preferring to be independent and autonomous The truth is that he has never felt satisfied being with a woman So he just gave up dating, and settled for being a bachelor What he keeps hidden is that he was attracted to men before but always ignored or suppressed it When he meets Jared, denying is not an option any The conflicts of the story revolve around the issues of being out or staying in the closet, struggling with homophobia, denial, unrequited love, and later relationship problems.Jared is kind of pseudo out He is really self conscious and thinks the whole world is against him just because he is gay He can live with that, but view spoiler being seen with a man by his side, being openly in a relationship is too much for him, and he panicsDon t act like you don t know what I m talking about You think I haven t noticed that suddenly we can t even go out to eat any Sure, you re fine with being gay, but only because you live your life in a fucking bubble As soon as it comes down to actually facing people, you bury your head in the sand You said this was what you wanted, but now you re the one who can t face ithide spoiler The story is a complicated maze of feelings and conflicts It left me puzzling over it for days view spoiler Is it real that Matt is so deep in denial that in one moment he touches Jared passionately and in the other moment he abhors being touched by him Is it real that when his dreams finally come true, Jared is unwilling to be out with Matt in public It was so unexpected hide spoiler The RomanceTruly wonderful a solid friendship slowly turning into love.The CharactersDebatable and ambiguous, but maybe for that very reason they are believable.The PlotThe formation of Jared and Matt s friendship and the slow development of their feelings for each other make the love story engaging But Jared s turnaround put me off a little of enjoying it The view spoiler murder of that girl hide spoiler was totally exaggerated, unnecessary and superficially depicted I felt the same about view spoiler Jared s self sacrifice hide spoiler too, plus it was melodramatic.Writing StyleCaptivating, a really unputdownable book It triggered all kinds of feelings in me mainly amusement, but it also made me laugh out loud, cry and even rage There was not a moment when this story didn t provoke any feelings EroticaEmotional and sweet but I missed the steam Here and there it was awkward, a bit weird Matt seemed to be oblivious about basic things.All in allThe novel s shortcomings are compensated with great writing style and humor, making it a really enjoyable read Recommended My favorite quotes


  5. Judith Judith says:

    SWEET,SEXY M M STORY OH,I REALLY enjoyed thisStory of Jared and Matt. JARED MATT Jared has lived in a small town in Colorado all his life.He is openly Gay but lonely,and while the residents of the town know this he doesn t openly flaunt it and prefers to live in a Bubble,concentrating on work and his family..All that changes when Matt moves into town as a new Cop.They form a friendship and while Jared is honest about his sexuality..Matt is not,insisting that he s straight.Jare SWEET,SEXY M M STORY OH,I REALLY enjoyed thisStory of Jared and Matt. JARED MATT Jared has lived in a small town in Colorado all his life.He is openly Gay but lonely,and while the residents of the town know this he doesn t openly flaunt it and prefers to live in a Bubble,concentrating on work and his family..All that changes when Matt moves into town as a new Cop.They form a friendship and while Jared is honest about his sexuality..Matt is not,insisting that he s straight.Jared is very attracted to Matt buthestruggles with his feelingshe pushes Jared away,ignores him for weeks and even dates a women.This is a lovely story of two men falling in love and the obstacles they face along the way.I just ADORED these two as a couple.A bit of Angst,steamy sex,great secondary characters I loved Lizzy ,just a really GOOD M M book.I WILL DEFINITELY BE READING MORE OF THIS SERIES..LOVED IT


  6. ♡Karlyn P♡ ♡Karlyn P♡ says:

    Wow, this one did NOT disappoint I read very few m m romances, but compared to the many m f ones I ve read, this was a WINNER Promises is told through Jared s point of view as he meets and falls in love with Matt, a person he believes will never bethan just his great friend We get a wonderful glimpse into the lives of two people who must come to terms with their own identities, desires and expectations before they can truly love and be happy This story really grabbed me and I hated to Wow, this one did NOT disappoint I read very few m m romances, but compared to the many m f ones I ve read, this was a WINNER Promises is told through Jared s point of view as he meets and falls in love with Matt, a person he believes will never bethan just his great friend We get a wonderful glimpse into the lives of two people who must come to terms with their own identities, desires and expectations before they can truly love and be happy This story really grabbed me and I hated to put it down While Jared is openly gay, he chooses not to subject people around him with a constant reminder of his lifestyle For example, he always dreamed of becoming a teacher but ultimately chose against it to avoid the likely confrontation of bigoted parents Matt, on the other hand, suppresses his desires for men and tells himself they are not real urges He lacks interest in women, but won t admit to himself that it has any significance While these two share many common interests and quickly create a tight bond of friendship, Matt insists he is straight to keep the relationship platonic But despite the emotional denial, much is brewing beneath the surface These two need to face the truth of what is really happening between them, or lose each other forever This was a WONDERFUL romance story that delivered on so many levels Both Matt and Jared were great characters, I just loved them I loved how the story unfolded over many months as it gave so much credibility and believability to the romance Both Matt and Jared had much to learn from each other The author did a wonderful job of conveying the heart and soul of these two guys, and when things progress from friends to lovers I held my breath in places And when the heat finally turns up, it got dang HOT Bottom line, I knew this relationship wasn t going to be easy and I could see many of the obstacles in front of them, but in the end I fully believed in this romance, loved these guys to pieces, and have no doubt they ll get their HEA Hope you enjoy it too


  7. Abigail Abigail says:

    4.25I just want to touch you a little starsI wish I could stop thinking about you I wish I didn t miss you so much Jared was born and raised in Coda, only leaving to go to college His whole family lives in Coda, his mum, brother and his sister in law He was alwaysattracted to guys than girls, and over time, he realised that he was gay While at college he got a degree in teaching But instead of becoming a teacher, he opted out and works at his family s automobile shop 4.25I just want to touch you a little starsI wish I could stop thinking about you I wish I didn t miss you so much Jared was born and raised in Coda, only leaving to go to college His whole family lives in Coda, his mum, brother and his sister in law He was alwaysattracted to guys than girls, and over time, he realised that he was gay While at college he got a degree in teaching But instead of becoming a teacher, he opted out and works at his family s automobile shop And then in walks Matt, wanting to buy their jeep, and they have an instant connection.Jared works at the family s hardware turned automobile shop, where he is a co owner with his brother, Brian, and sister in law, Lizzy Jared has a degree in teaching, but doesn t want to act on it due to the stigma of being a gay teacher But it s a good job he isn t a teacher, or he would have never of met Matt Lizzy is selling her jeep in preparation for the arrival of their first child, it s parked outside of their shop Matt has a new job at the Coda police department, but he needs a car He spots a Jeep for sale outside of an automobile shop He goes in and meets Jared They hit it off instant friends But it can never bethan friends, even though Jared wants it to be, afterall, Matt s not gay, or so he tells himselfI am quickly becoming addicted to audio books, and because I m going to a different college this year, I have a two hour drive each way Perfect 12 hours a week of audio books, I can finally work through my to read list, but with audio instead However, as much much fun as audio books are, I had difficulty with this one When it started, I thought there was two perspectives And two perspectives would be really hard to keep up with in an audio book, it s hard enough to just read a book with two Also, the darn narrator was terrible he used the same tone with minute variations for everything, and all the characters sounded the same There were also no pauses between scenes, so I felt like it was skipping all the freaking time He also got a few words jumbled up and I didn t like his accent that much I knocked off a few points.5 for that because if a book had typo s I would reduce the rating also, they re practically the same thing I could reduce itthough, but I really enjoy just closing my eyes, not paying attention to anything else, and just listening to the story.I have also listened to Hot Head by Damon Suede, and I, by far, preferred Promises But they have the same rating, because of the poor audio of Promises I think Promises would have been a 4.75 5 if I had of read it myself.I didn t read the blurb, because I think blurbs just spoil the story I like either going in knowing everything or knowing nothing And so everything that happened was a surprise well sortof a surprise, I knew they would end up together etc , like I didn t know that he was a cop until I was told in the story The first scene we see, is where Matt and Jared meet Matt wants to buy Lizzy s Jared s sister in law car Jared is instantly attracted to him, and I can definitely tell why He was probably in his early thirties just over six feet tall, with military short black hair and a couple of days worth of dark stubble on his cheeks Broad shoulders and big arms showed he worked out He was gorgeous a touch of green in those steel gray eyes yum.I really hate insta love And thank ducks I haven t come across any insta love in M M Without insta love, their relationship can grow and prosper, and I really enjoyed the slow development of Matt and Jared s relationship They re just so cute Even before they were in a relationship I laughed You re right In fact, it s going to be so cold tonight, our only hope for survival is for you to share my bag He laughed a little at that, too, but then he pulled his shirt off, and it was all I could do not to stare.I also enjoy realism in my stories, where I believe that they can actually happen not necessarily for me, but for someone Unfortunately this can t happen for me though, because I m not a gay man sad face fingers crossed for my next life though The only things I thought were mother f cking stupid was where view spoiler Cherie s ex husband murdered Cherie and wrecked Matt s apartment and Jared s house, and then shot Jared Like W.T.F man hide spoiler I was actually out with my friend while I was listening to Promises, and I snorted A lot She just kept looking at me like I was crazy But I told her that It s OK, I m not crazy I don t think she believed me, though.He gave me the pseudo grin as he handed me a cup of coffee What s so funny I asked him You talk in your sleep Oh shit Of course, I knew that I sometimes talked while dreaming, and I tried to sound very casual as I asked, What did I say I was hoping like hell it hadn t been about him You said, let me follow it , and I asked follow what , and you said, the trail I turned away so he couldn t see me turning red and said, I was dreaming about mountain biking When they re actually together, it s f cking adorable I grabbed his hips and pulled him over to me I kissed his stomach first, as he had done to me The trail of hair leading down from his navel was the sexiest thing I had ever seen I remembered that night in the tent, months before, when I had been so turned on by the thought of it Tonight I actually did follow it, first with my fingertips, and then with my lips and tongue.Oh, almost forgot yeah right, I did not forget , and their sex scenes mmmAs soon as my body closed around the head of his shaft, his eyes closed, and I felt him shudder With a groan low in his chest, he pushed the rest of the way in, not hard enough to hurt exactly, but I was glad it wasn t my first time Then he froze and seemed to be holding his breath as he said, Oh Jesus, I m sorry Don t be It felt wonderful, actually I was already arching into him, amazed at how well we seemed to fit together I realised how close I was to coming already Oh my God, that feels incredible, he said He was holding perfectly still yet trembling with the effort of it For me too Jesus, Matt, I need you to move I can t hang on much longer If I move an inch, I m going to come I think that s the point I wanted to punch Matt s dad s lights out though Bigoted idiot.I didn t like when view spoiler Matt didn t talk to Jared for near two months though, hide spoiler hence the other.25 drop in my rating.I loved the humour that was encompassed in all of it The plot was simple and yet great.A simply beautiful story, which I most certainly recommend


  8. Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read** Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read** says:

    11 12 18 Well, unfortunately, this book doesn t hold up over time I d probably rate it maybe around 3 stars now Though to be fair, it probably didn t help that the narratorhow shall I put this.sucked His regular voice was so much better than whatever the hell he was trying to do with Jared And his dialogue was a big pile of cheese It was so bad I m going to leave my original rating becuase I want to remember happier times 11 2 18 Re read via audiobook because it was on sale 11 12 18 Well, unfortunately, this book doesn t hold up over time I d probably rate it maybe around 3 stars now Though to be fair, it probably didn t help that the narratorhow shall I put this.sucked His regular voice was so much better than whatever the hell he was trying to do with Jared And his dialogue was a big pile of cheese It was so bad I m going to leave my original rating becuase I want to remember happier times 11 2 18 Re read via audiobook because it was on sale I gotta say, I m a little nervous here I read this book years ago, and it s almost 9 years old I really enjoyed it at the time, but I don t know if it ll hold up over time Guess I ll see 4.25 stars I ve been on a lucky streak lately, this is another one that just hit the spot Such an exquisitely sweet book Matt and Jared s story is perfect for those beginning to read M M Decent steam A little angst Lots of love Fantastic characters Great banter.And there was sweet swoon all over the place Off to check outby this author


  9. Jewel Jewel says:

    I first read Promises about 6 years ago It s one of the first M M romance books I remember reading, and through Jared and Matt, I fell in love with a whole new genre I haven t looked back.Not long ago, I saw that a 2nd edition was being published with a prequel that takes us back to Jared s college days, so I happily bought the new edition.Visiting with Jared Matt again was like getting to visit 2 old friends No matter how long you ve been apart, you just fall into a rhythm The prequel, Me I first read Promises about 6 years ago It s one of the first M M romance books I remember reading, and through Jared and Matt, I fell in love with a whole new genre I haven t looked back.Not long ago, I saw that a 2nd edition was being published with a prequel that takes us back to Jared s college days, so I happily bought the new edition.Visiting with Jared Matt again was like getting to visit 2 old friends No matter how long you ve been apart, you just fall into a rhythm The prequel, Meant to Be was wonderful Cole plays a big role in that story and how I ve missed these boys Now that I have reread Promises, I want to reread the rest


  10. Nick Pageant Nick Pageant says:

    Love this book Hot cop meets shy, quiet guy GFY ensues Marie Sexton is one of the best.


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